Why We’ll See a Major Return to Search Engine Optimization

Why We’ll See a Major Return to Search Engine Optimization

Posted on April 2, 2018

While it was once a cornerstone of online marketing, SEO has taken a hit in recent years. Marketers have moved on to other inbound marketing channels such as email and social media. In this blog, though, we’ll explain why see expect to see a major return to SEO in the upcoming year.  The Infatuation with Social Media  With channels like Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram, social media has moved to the center stage of online marketing. Businesses have made significant advancements through sharing original content and promoting their posts with paid ads.  The Return to SEO But there’s one problem with … Continue reading

Finding the Right Content Format for Your Search Engine Optimization Campaign

Finding the Right Content Format for Your Search Engine Optimization Campaign

Posted on February 5, 2018

Although an optimal SEO campaign will feature a mix of content formats, it’s normal for businesses to have their own favorites. In this blog, we’ll help you decide which format works best for your audience. Test different content formats To begin this process, create several new pieces of content, each featuring a different format. Then, share them with your audience and see how they perform. As this Search Engine Land article points out, you may find that you have a dedicated following on a particular platform: “Don’t limit yourself; a single piece of content can incorporate several types of media, including socially … Continue reading

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Multiple Sites and Their Hazy Impact on Search Engine Optimization

Multiple Sites and Their Hazy Impact on Search Engine Optimization

Posted on January 1, 2018

Having multiple sites is a valid search engine optimization strategy that could go horribly wrong for your business if used in the wrong situation. In this blog, we’ll explain when it’s good to have multiple sites and when you should combine them. The good: you can dominate search results for a keyword If there’s relatively low competition and your sites are all authoritative, then having multiple sites can give you a monopoly on Google’s SERPs for a given keyword. When a user searches a keyword, he’ll see multiple links which all lead to your business. The bad: all your sites … Continue reading

How Does Local Search Actually Work?

How Does Local Search Actually Work?

Posted on October 6, 2017

For many small businesses, much of the information about SEO and local search is almost incomprehensible. There are “how to” articles which may be easy to understand, but don;t really explain the “why” of it all. On the other hand, the more technical essays are often not very forthright and straightforward. However, some of this is because Google and other search engines don’t really provide good insights into how their algorithms function. Thanks to the recent 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors Survey results, provided by the good people at Moz, we can present a more direct answer on how local search actually works and … Continue reading

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How to Get Started With Schema Markups for Local SEO

How to Get Started With Schema Markups for Local SEO

Posted on October 2, 2017

What are Schema markups? Why use them? And how can you use Schema to improve your local SEO? What Are Schema Markups? Schema markups are essentially HTML data that tell the SERPs information about your website and content. Without Schema markups, the SERPs may index your content, but they may not necessarily understand what exactly you are referencing. Schema markups are HTML tags that tell the SERPs exactly what you mean. Not only that, but this information can appear in the SERPs alongside your metadata. This will increase your click-through rate and your rankings. What Are Examples of Schema Markups? … Continue reading

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What Is Local SEO Marketing?

What Is Local SEO Marketing?

Posted on September 25, 2017

Every business that relies on location-specific customers must also focus on Local SEO marketing. It is the most effective way to market your company online, promoting your products and service to a local audience. Local SEO marketing employs multiple techniques and strategies so that your company ranks well not only with Google business listings, but also attracts traffic through directories like Yelp and Foursquare, localized content, targeted social media, and more. Today, the typical person is going online to find local businesses, research products and services, and find locally relevant information. Therefore, you can drastically increase the possibility of getting … Continue reading

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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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Improving Site Speed for Stronger Search Engine Optimization

Improving Site Speed for Stronger Search Engine Optimization

Posted on July 17, 2017

Search Engine Land recently came out with an article discussing SEO in light of how Google algorithms and ranking factors have become more complex and opaque. Rather than try to account for all the criteria (and there are numerous factors that feed into search engine ranking), the article urges companies to prioritize and focus on certain qualities in their website. Among those qualities is site speed. Why is site speed important? If your site loads more quickly: It will perform significantly better in search results. Visitors will be less likely to hit the back button in frustration (the article points out how people … Continue reading

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The Importance of Local Search Optimization for Business

The Importance of Local Search Optimization for Business

Posted on July 10, 2017

Did you come across this article looking for information on Local Search Optimization? Today, many businesses understand the importance of being online, having a website, and maintaining a social presence. However, online marketing is different from traditional marketing strategies. There is an inbound strategy which builds an audience at every stage of the sales funnel and consumer life-cycle. That said, Local Search Optimization (or Local SEO) is not just for the small, local business. Every savvy business owner will focus on local search. The average user is looking for a business in a specific area. Therefore, Google and other search engines … Continue reading

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3 SEO Tips for Getting High-Quality Content and Links

3 SEO Tips for Getting High-Quality Content and Links

Posted on May 23, 2017

What makes a good SEO strategy? The answer, of course, is quality content and quality links. Here are a few tips to getting more quality links and more quality content. Reclaim Your Links Link reclaiming is a simple process that will bring in a lot of new high-quality backlinks for free. Here’s how it works: Find out where your brand, blog or company has been mentioned on the web (without being linked to). Use a tool such as Buzzsumo or even Google Alerts for this. Create a list of high-quality websites that mention you. Contact the owners, thank them for … Continue reading

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