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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 [...]

Answers to 4 Frequently Asked Questions About Local SEO

What is local SEO and how is it different from regular website SEO? That's one of four frequently asked questions that I'm going to answer in this article to help you determine whether local SEO is a good fit for your business and get you moving in the right direction to improve your rankings. But [...]

The 16-Minute SEO Audit

With SEO, the devil is in the detail. And if you're familiar with SEO, then you know there are unfortunately a lot of details! That's why you must use a checklist to pinpoint problems preventing your website from ranking high in Google.  It's simply impossible to remember every little detail if you try to wing [...]

SEO Audit Checklist: 17 On-Page Factors to Boost Your 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 the search engines. So, I thought it would be helpful to provide a list of several of the factors we review when auditing [...]

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 [...]

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

This should give you an idea for 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 [...]

Use Search Intent to Guide Your SEO Strategy

Here's an important question to consider: In the world of search engine optimization (SEO), what's worse than not ranking on the first page of Google for your desired keyword?  You can't do any worse than that right? Wrong! You can actually do much worse. The answer is investing time and money to rank on the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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