How to Improve Sales and Increase Recognition with Digital Directory Management

How to Improve Sales and Increase Recognition with Digital Directory Management

Posted on January 16, 2017

The Internet is a necessary part of today’s marketing structure. This means sorting through tons of misdirected data. This is time-consuming and frustrating for your clients and leads to decreased sales and loss of credibility. Part of your marketing strategy should be concentrated on updating your IT footprint for your local audience. This means committing to your hyper-local marketplace. Hyper-local refers to your regional market or the area for your target audience. Social media campaigns depend on these markets to create a relationship with your customers. Your business information needs to be updated regularly in order for your clients and … Continue reading

The Fundamentals of Website Design, How to Attract and Convert Visitors

The Fundamentals of Website Design, How to Attract and Convert Visitors

Posted on January 11, 2017

The rapidly evolving nature of website design, technology and optimization make it more important than ever to have a superior website design. The website has to attract and engage your potential customer efficiently. Your website is the first “face” your clients see when searching for your products, make that initial meeting shine. This digital representation of your company needs to be both aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly. All SEO marketing efforts will fall flat if your website is a boring dud incapable of engaging and directing traffic. Website tips 101. With that in mind, here are several tips to create the … Continue reading

5 Tactics for Search Engine Optimization to Boost Your Visibility

5 Tactics for Search Engine Optimization to Boost Your Visibility

Posted on January 3, 2017

Search engine optimization is more important than ever before. When you have a website, you want to make sure it is visible to those who are searching for a product or service that your company offers. If you aren’t using various search engine optimization tactics, you’re almost invisible. Keyword Usage Keywords are important – short tail and long tail alike. You don’t want to overuse the keywords (known as keyword spamming), though they do need to be present in your content. If you don’t use keywords, it will be impossible for consumers to find you when they conduct searches. Quality … Continue reading

Boost Your Google SEO By Optimizing Local Search

Boost Your Google SEO By Optimizing Local Search

Posted on December 27, 2016

If you’re looking for something fun to do in your area, and aren’t really sure where to go, what do you do? Google it. Maybe something along the lines of, “fun things to do in (your city)”. This is called a Local Search – it’s where people look for products or services in their area by typing it into a search engine. The good news? Customers are looking for you on their own and all you have to do is be there for them, right on the front page of Google. But how? Think of your ideal customer. What type of … Continue reading

Information Architecture: How to Organize Your Content to Get a Better Site Ranking

Information Architecture: How to Organize Your Content to Get a Better Site Ranking

Posted on December 20, 2016

Information architecture is now one of the most important components of search engine optimization. In this blog, we’ll talk about how you should organize different types of content to get the best possible site ranking on Google. Broad and narrow content There are two types of content in regard to its scope: broad and narrow. Broad content refers to more general topics while narrow content is made up of niches. This distinction is important for your site’s information architecture. For best SEO practices, you should first start with your broad content and then add links to your more narrow content. This … Continue reading

3 Things Every Business Owner Should Know Regarding Link Building

3 Things Every Business Owner Should Know Regarding Link Building

Posted on December 13, 2016

Link building isn’t nearly as complicated as some articles make it out to be. Business owners and marketers just have to understand its impact on search engine optimization. Here’s what you really need to know: Content isn’t the only thing that matters What if I told you that content isn’t the long thing search engines look for? There’s been a huge push for content creation lately, but it’s not the only thing that affects SEO. Here’s how Moz explains the function of link building: “When they are deciding this, the search engines do not just look at the content of the page; they also … Continue reading

The Importance of Keyword Research

The Importance of Keyword Research

Posted on December 5, 2016

For the next couple of weeks we will be breaking down the components of SEO so that we can better understand it as a whole. This week we will be taking an in-depth look at Keyword Research and how it affects our SEO performance. Keyword research is an important task to complete early on to keep your search results competitive. This research shows what Google and other search engines  prioritize and put at the top of search queries. By understanding what keywords rank higher, you can use those words to climb up the metaphorical ladder of Google. The first step of keyword … Continue reading

Website Development: Make Your Content Easy to Find

Website Development: Make Your Content Easy to Find

Posted on November 28, 2016

Organization is more of the most important components of website development. Having a nice, clean site layout is necessary for a couple of reasons. In this blog, we’ll explain how it helps optimize your SEO and generate leads. Site navigation and SEO All Google really cares about is its user experience. The company doesn’t pay much attention to SEO unless some businesses are gaming the system. Even if that happens, it just takes one update to set things straight. One thing Google’s bots look at is the number of clicks it takes to get to your content. A recent Business.com article explains the process and why … Continue reading

Managing Your Presence in Online Directories

Managing Your Presence in Online Directories

Posted on November 22, 2016

The Internet isn’t important just to huge businesses, but to small local ones as well. When people want a product or service, they’ll often do a Web search on the type of service and the location (e.g., “plumbers in Charleston, SC”). They’ll find online directories with lists of businesses. If you’re on those lists, they may call you. Making effective use of them is part of what’s called hyperlocal marketing. Modern as the term sounds, the concept is very old. It simply means reaching the people in your locality. The only surprise is that you can do this through the … Continue reading

Three Tips for Local SEO

Three Tips for Local SEO

Posted on November 14, 2016

Getting great rankings for locally-oriented keywords, also known as local SEO, is an absolute must in today’s digital world and can mean everything when it comes to gaining an edge over competitors. Here are three tips on how to get better local search rankings. Get Listed In ALL Directories When it comes to getting your business listed in online directories, it is not enough to have a Google My Business page and a Yelp listing. Get your business mentioned in every local and national online directory that you can find, including government sites related to businesses and corporations and sites like … Continue reading