Search Engine Optimization: Branded vs Unbranded Queries

Search Engine Optimization: Branded vs Unbranded Queries

Posted on October 23, 2017

In this blog, we’ll go over an important distinction in regard to search engine optimization: branded and unbranded queries. This seemingly small difference can actually make a big impact on your lead conversion strategy. Not all searches are the same  It’s not uncommon for marketers to put all Google searches into one big pot. They might not differentiate leads until they track their source (social media, PPC ad, organic search, etc). But searches are different just by the nature of their text. The semantics here are crucial, since they determine whether someone already knows your brand or not. Branded vs … Continue reading

Search Engine Optimization: Write for Users or Search Engines?

Search Engine Optimization: Write for Users or Search Engines?

Posted on October 16, 2017

Some marketers genuinely don’t understand whether they’re supposed to write for users or search engines. In this blog, we’ll explain who you should target and why this question is inherently silly. Write for users, optimize for search engines We won’t save this for the conclusion. You should write content explicitly for users. For real people who will read your content and decide if it’s good. There is, of course, an SEO factor that eventually comes into play. After you write your content, you should optimize it for search engines. This mainly has to do with your title tags, meta descriptions, and … Continue reading

How Images Help Your Search Engine Optimization

How Images Help Your Search Engine Optimization

Posted on September 18, 2017

The “wall of text” effect that repels readers is well-known. Unbroken text not only looks daunting, it makes for a more difficult read because it isn’t broken down into smaller and more easily “digestible” information chunks. However, even text that is broken up with appropriate subheaders still makes the page look bland to most people. The reason is that it lacks visual appeal. Images that provide this appeal will draw the visitor to read your content. In many cases, images do more than this in that they help the visitor to understand and appreciate your content. Because of this, images … Continue reading

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3 Points About Search Engine Optimization That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

3 Points About Search Engine Optimization That Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Posted on August 7, 2017

Getting high search engine results is key. However, it’s just as important to rank for the right keywords. Here are a few tips to help you out with your SEO efforts. Know Which Keywords to Use When choosing keywords to rank for, don’t just focus on the competition and the monthly search volume. It’s just as important that the keyword bring in targeted traffic. Some keywords may seem like a good choice, but may not actually be so. You have to ask yourself what the intent of the searchers are and whether they would find your website interesting enough to click through. … Continue reading

Amazing Blogging Ideas that will Attract Local Customers

Amazing Blogging Ideas that will Attract Local Customers

Posted on July 24, 2017

One of the biggest benefits of blogging is boosting your search engine optimization. If you have read this once, you have likely read it a hundred times: Google loves fresh and unique content. Very often, the difference between a business website receiving 500 visitors a day and 5000 a day is a blog. Each article creates a new web page and a new opportunity for a potential customer to find you. However, a blog is also important for local search. It is a wonderful feeling when your business blog starts generating organic traffic from search and social media. That means … Continue reading

How to Prepare for Search Engine Optimization in 2017

How to Prepare for Search Engine Optimization in 2017

Posted on February 13, 2017

Before starting the conversation about preparing for Search Engine Optimization in 2017, you must understand a simple truth about SEO. The way many entrepreneurs and businesses perceive Search Engine Optimization is just plain wrong. People want the biggest return on their investment. Consequently, many have the idea that SEO will push weak, ineffective content into a high position on search engine results pages. While Search Engine Optimization is one of the most valuable online marketing investments, it works best when combined with high-quality content and website design. Every change that Google has made to their algorithms is because their business relies on serving relevant, … Continue reading

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Search Engine Optimization Is Key

Search Engine Optimization Is Key

Posted on January 23, 2017

Understanding the concept of digital marketing can often be confusing for small business owners and professionals not directly involved with creating the web’s marketing landscape. Fortunately, there are plenty of digital marketing professionals that can help simplify things for those who want to learn! Search Engine Optimization is probably the most widely used internet marketing buzzword right now, and for good reason. If you are a business online and you want people to visit your site, you’re most definitely going to need to optimize your website’s content for the search engines. Seems easy, right? Sort of. Search engines look for … Continue reading

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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

Why Your Local Search Rank Is Low

Why Your Local Search Rank Is Low

Posted on November 9, 2016

There are many factors that search engines use to rank local search engine results. The prime difficulty for entrepreneurs and small businesses is that large corporations are spending a significant amount of effort to capture local internet search results. The good news is you don’t need to spend a ton of money to compete, and most standard SEO practices apply. Consider for a moment the local real estate agent. She has spent the time and money creating a professional website. However, she is not coming up in local search queries. What we find is a list of local offices for national brokers, and a long list … Continue reading

Local Search: Measuring Your Campaign’s Success

Local Search: Measuring Your Campaign’s Success

Posted on October 10, 2016

Some businesses measure their local search progress solely in terms of its ROI. This is fine, but in the context of online marketing, it’s not always easy to account for everything. For example, how exactly should you place weight on leads, social signals, and website traffic? The best way to measure the success of your local search campaign is to compare your results with your prior standing. It’s not helpful to compare yourself to other businesses or solely look at the bottom line of your investment. What’s important is seeing how you progress in many aspects. A recent Search Engine Land article explains how you … Continue reading