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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 Protect Your Website from Negative SEO

SEO is a competitive industry, and sometimes people cross the line. Is your website suddenly loading slowly or constantly crashing? Is your site getting visitors from all kinds of unusual referrers? Are you getting bombarded with bad online reviews? Has your site dropped several spots in the search rankings? If so, you might be a [...]

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 [...]

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: , |

June 2018 Digital Marketing News Roundup

Summer is here, and things are heating up online in more ways than one. Some people are heated over the wrong dates associated with their content in Google's search results, and others are upset over lost rankings due to a Yoast bug. It's not all bad, though. There are also some exciting updates this month [...]

ALT Text for Images: Do You Really Need It?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Not only do photos on your website pages help to bring clarity to your content, images make content more desirable because they are visually appealing. Looking at big blocks of text isn't exactly motivating. But if you break up those blocks of text with images, most [...]

The Value of Internal Linking on Your Site

Internal linking may not be the most glamorous part of SEO, but the value of internal linking is definitely something small business owners should be excited about. Building internal links is a key part of building strong SEO and understanding why will help you see that it needs special attention.   Internal Linking: What Is [...]

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