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10 Quotes To Guide Your SEO Strategy

One of the best things about the internet is instant access to just about any information you need.  This is especially true when researching search engine optimization (SEO). However, not all information found online is created equal and it's easy to get pushed and pulled in the wrong direction.  To help you cut through all [...]

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 [...]

Local SEO Case Study: The Power of Press Releases

Until July 2013, press releases were a great tactic for building high quality links to your website. And the process was simple.  Write a press release that includes links to your website, pay a press release distribution service like PRWeb, and then watch your search engine rankings improve as more and more legitimate websites posted [...]

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, [...]

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. [...]

Why Local SEO Might Be the Best Investment You Ever Make

Undertaking local SEO is a foundational step to building a solid local online presence. Data shows that 75% of local searches result in an in-store visit. For any business owner, this statistic alone makes good reason for undertaking local search optimization. The entire consumer industry has undertaken a big shift in this digital age: In-store [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|Categories: SEO|Tags: , |

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 [...]

5 WordPress Plugins To Help With SEO

This is a guest post from Shanna Mallon, a contributing writer for Straight North. Whether your industry is retail clothing or parts manufacturing, when you want to increase website traffic, there's no question you have to think about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Why? The fact is, search engines provide incredible traffic potential for businesses. Think about [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|Categories: SEO|Tags: , |

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: , |