search engine optimization

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 [...]

3 Reasons to Start SEO Now vs. Later

I recently had an interesting conversation with a business owner who wanted to start working on search engine optimization (SEO), but her husband (the other owner) didn't agree.  This was one of those classic sales problems that I'm sure you're well aware of. The husband didn't see the value in SEO because currently all of [...]

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. [...]

3 SEO Tips from My Adventures in a Pumpkin Patch

When my son was just a few months old, I drove the family up to a farm in Connecticut to find the perfect pumpkins.  I remember as soon as we pulled into the "parking lot" it was clear we weren't the only ones with that brilliant idea.  The farm was jam-packed with kids, parents, tractors, [...]

Pros and Cons of Investing in Social Media Marketing

Social media is a crowded space with a lot of options, yet the marketing potential for social media extends beyond simply posting and watching the interactions pour in. There are numerous ways to invest in social media marketing, but not all will produce the type of return on investment (ROI) you’re looking for as a [...]

How SEO Is Like an Old Nintendo Role-Playing Video Game

This should give you an idea of my age.  I'll never forget how excited I was when Santa finally answered my brother's and my wishes with a brand new Nintendo NES box.  I rotated between Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt daily, and then eventually, I got hooked on a role-playing game called "Dragon Warrior." I [...]

Top 7 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Website

What’s the best digital marketing tactic for driving new prospects to your website? I’ll give you a hint - No matter which tactic you’re thinking of right now, you’re wrong… One Tactic Alone Can Never Be the Best Sure, one tactic will likely be better than others for your business, but that doesn’t mean you [...]

How To Track Phone Calls Without Sabotaging Your SEO

During one of my recent SEO webinars, there was one question that kept popping up: "How do you track phone calls from your SEO campaign?" Since this is such an important topic I'm going to answer this question in this article.   Even if you're already tracking your phone calls, I urge you to read this [...]

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 [...]

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