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Search Engine Optimization

Do You Still Believe In Any Of These SEO Myths?

The Internet is littered with misinformation and terrible, terrible advice about investing your money, cooking, raising children, losing weight, playing sports, and of course, digital marketing. In my experience, some of the worst advice you can find online is related to the topic of search engine optimization (SEO). Unless you've been very careful in your [...]

4 Spammy SEO Mistakes to Avoid

Many businesses are so eager to get ranked in Google that they over-do it. They use aggressive SEO techniques that ultimately backfire, pushing their website further and further down the rankings... It reminds me of the guy who is trying so hard to impress a girl that he ends up doing the complete opposite - she runs away.  When you over-do it with [...]

Top 4 Reasons Why Small Businesses Don’t Invest in SEO

Tired of settling for pages 3, 4, 5, or higher in Google's search rankings? Too many business owners don't vie for top-shelf rankings because they're intimidated by the competition. And let's face it -- small business owners can't match the budgets and metrics of the Walmarts, Targets and Best Buys of the world. No matter which [...]

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 [...]

Where Are The Webpage Titles, Descriptions, and Headers?

If you're like most business owners I talk to, then you're not fluent in the HTML coding language, and you're not exactly sure where meta tags like the title tag and meta description are located on your webpages.  That's why SEO can often feel like trying to cook dinner using directions written in a foreign [...]

4 Steps to Create Your Digital Marketing Plan

With less than 2 months left in the year, it's time to buckle down and create next year's marketing plan if you haven’t already.  If you have writer's block or early-onset Holidayitis, then this 4-step process will help you kick start your planning season. Before we dive in I need to clear up an all too [...]

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 [...]

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 that took advantage of Google’s lack of sophistication can now haunt you by undermining Google’s trust in your site. [...]

How to Track SEO Results Using Google Analytics

If you want to see how your SEO campaign is performing, where is the most obvious place to look? Google.com right?  Just search for some of your target keyword phrases to see how high you’re ranking.  Sounds simple enough. But that is actually the least accurate method to check your SEO results for two important [...]

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