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4 Scary SEO Tactics That Will Forever Haunt Your SEO

Google and other search engines are constantly tweaking their underlying code and architecture. This means that SEO strategy is a moving target, and rankings are always in flux. And in fact, common but bygone SEO strategies which took advantage of Google’s lack of sophistication can now haunt you by undermining Google’s trust of your site. [...]

The 13 SEO Tools Every Small Business Should Be Using

To be successful with search engine optimization (SEO), you must use the right tools. It's simply impossible to conduct keyword research, analyze competitors, track rankings, track traffic and conversion trends, identify technical problems, and implement effective content marketing without the proper tools. Yet with so many tools on the market, how do you know which to [...]

SEO Case Study About Return On Investment (ROI)

Are you wondering if SEO can really generate ROI for your business? Today I'm going to walk through an SEO case study for one of our clients that will answer this important question. Background In early 2014 our client, an asphalt paving company, contacted us and expressed frustration that his competitors were ranking high in [...]

2018 Small Business Digital Marketing Cheat Sheet

Cheat sheets are always exciting, aren't they? The word 'cheat' implies it's forbidden. Even though you know it's legal and not morally wrong; there's just something about having a "cheat sheet." It's like someone is letting you in on a secret about how to do something much more easily. For this small business digital marketing [...]

SEO Pricing: How Much Does Search Engine Optimization Cost?

Since the start of SEO, providing a simple answer to the question ‘how much does SEO cost?’ has been tricky. While the mechanics and toolkit for SEO are fairly similar for most projects, there are a huge amount of variables to take into account when building a strategy and budget. It’s often difficult to judge [...]

3 Biggest SEO Mistakes to Avoid in 2018

SEO has always been a moving target. Search engines are constantly updating the methodology by which they determine rank as they respond to behavioral and technical shifts online. For example, the rise of mobile devices completely changed the way Google weighted factors like site load speed and mobile responsive design. Sites with light and easy [...]

By | July 12th, 2018|Categories: Search Engine Optimization|Tags: , |

3 Key Factors to Be Successful With SEO

I have a distinct memory in high school when one of my friends held up a wrapper that had the company's website printed on it and we all thought it was so funny for a company to have a website.  I mean, what was the point?  Who was going to visit a company's website? Granted, [...]

By | June 30th, 2018|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|

June 2018 Digital Marketing News Roundup

Summer is here, and things are heating up online in more ways than one. Some people are heated over the wrong dates associated with their content in Google's search results, and others are upset over lost rankings due to a Yoast bug. It's not all bad, though. There are also some exciting updates this month [...]

10 Stats That Prove You Need Local SEO for Your Small Business

For many local businesses, deciding which marketing or advertising channels to invest in is difficult. The decline of local publishing has fractured local audiences, rendering traditional methods much less effective. Subsequently, search engines are now the way most people seek and discover local businesses. Google and other search engines have done a good job of [...]

By | June 23rd, 2018|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|

The Value of Internal Linking on Your Site

Internal linking may not be the most glamorous part of SEO, but the value of internal linking is definitely something small business owners should be excited about. Building internal links is a key part of building strong SEO and understanding why will help you see that it needs special attention.   Internal Linking: What Is [...]