Search Engine Optimization

10-Minute SEO Test: How To Determine If Your Competitors Are Investing In SEO

Have you ever wondered if your competitors are investing in SEO?  If you knew they were and you're not, then you may need to start in order to compete long-term.  Or, if your competitors are not yet investing in SEO, then that could be a nice opportunity for your business to gain the upper hand. [...]

How to Respond to Negative Reviews on Google: 3 Steps to Take

If you’re like most small business owners, your business isn’t just how you make a living. It’s a passion and it probably feels like a part of you. Given this, it can be hard not to take negative reviews personally, which leads a lot of business owners to respond inappropriately. Don’t get mad, don’t be [...]

By |January 19th, 2023|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|

4 Steps to Create Your Digital Marketing Plan for 2023

We're already a couple of weeks into the New Year, so it's time to buckle down and create your marketing plan for 2023 if you haven’t already.  If you have writer's block, then this 4-step process will help you kick-start your planning. Before we dive in, I need to clear up an all too common [...]

Do You Have Realistic Expectations For Your SEO Campaign?

I remember a few months after my son Emmett was born, my wife was disappointed that she couldn't finish a workout.  This particular workout was quite easy for her before she was pregnant with Emmett.  What do you think, would you expect my wife, or any other woman, to be back to her "pre-pregnancy" workouts [...]

On-Page SEO Audit Checklist: 17 Factors to Boost Rankings

Over the years, we've conducted hundreds of search engine optimization audits. And in the process, we've found that the vast majority of websites have several problems preventing them from ranking well in search engines. So, I thought it would be helpful to provide a list of several of the factors we review when auditing client [...]

Why No One Can Guarantee First Page Rankings

“Guaranteed First Page Ranking!” If you’re looking for a digital marketing agency to handle your SEO, you’ve probably come upon a few that make this claim. You might have even seen the question, “Can you guarantee first page rankings?” in a list of questions to ask prospective SEO consultants. When buying a refrigerator, a guarantee [...]

By |December 19th, 2022|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|

Update, Delete, or Redirect: Dealing With Old, Low-Traffic Blog Posts

If you’ve had your blog for a while, it’s very likely that you have some posts in your archives that make you cringe. It may be tempting to hit “delete” on each of them and send them into the dustbin of history, but wait! Some of them might have the potential to add value to [...]

How to Survive & Thrive at SEO as a Small Business Owner

Small business owners have a lot on their plates. If you’re like most, your business got its start as a passion project, and as it becomes more successful, you find yourself wearing more hats. Suddenly, you’re an HR manager, accountant, and digital marketer in addition to doing the core work of your business. When it [...]

By |November 14th, 2022|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|

Everything You Need to Know About E-A-T for SEO

We all have that one relative who makes every holiday awkward by bringing up conspiracy theories over dinner. “It’s true, just Google it!” they insist. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in this world who believe everything they read, which is why Google is putting an increasing emphasis on E-A-T—Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness. In [...]

By |November 11th, 2022|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|
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