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The 16-Minute SEO Audit

With SEO, the devil is in the detail. And if you're familiar with SEO, then you know there are unfortunately a lot of details! That's why you must use a checklist to pinpoint problems preventing your website from ranking high in Google.  It's simply impossible to remember every little detail if you try to wing [...]

The Dos and Don’ts of SEO: 5 Tips for Your Small Business

Following the rules and being smart while undertaking various techniques is key to a successful SEO plan. The rules and ranking factors have regularly changed over time, and many techniques that worked years ago are now obsolete. In today's article, I'll fill you in on some essential Do’s and Don’ts in the world of SEO today. [...]

By |May 31st, 2020|Categories: SEO|Tags: , |

5 Ways To Ensure Maximum Visibility in Google Search

Gaining one of the top positions in Google search results for your top keywords may be a tough ask. However, there are some simple steps you can take to help Google recognize your business, index your website and recognize why you should be on the first page. In this post, I'll go over some essential optimization techniques [...]

5 Tips to Avoid an SEO Penalty from Google

On-page and off-page SEO optimization techniques that breach Google’s Webmaster guidelines can result in a ranking penalty (either a manual penalty or an algorithmic penalty) against your website. If you don’t take these guidelines seriously, the penalty that your website receives, as a result, can be difficult to recover from. In this article, we're going to [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: SEO|Tags: , , |

Top 6 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Website

What’s the best digital marketing tactic for driving new prospects to your website? I’ll give you a hint - No matter which tactic you’re thinking of right now, you’re wrong…   One Tactic Alone Can Never Be the Best Sure, one tactic will likely be better than others for your business, but that doesn’t mean [...]

Answer to Your #1 Question About Online Marketing

I recently reviewed a survey we conducted, where we asked small business owners this question: "What's your #1 question about online marketing?" As I combed through the questions, I realized there was a common theme.  A lot of the questions focused on the one thing to do, or the one tactic to use to get [...]

2 Questions to Find Your Best Sources of Website Traffic

With digital marketing, there is certainly no shortage of hype about all the different tactics to drive traffic to your website.  There's SEO, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, LinkedIn, YouTube, email marketing... Sorry, my hand cramped up trying to type up all the options. :) My point is, there's a lot to evaluate and determine what's [...]

Beginner’s Guide to Local SEO: 5 Steps to Improve Your Google Rankings

Competition is fierce, especially for new local businesses. A huge challenge for many companies is figuring out how to rank high in Google’s search results. When someone needs a plumber or a landscaper, that person will often search in Google and call the first few names in the search results. To build your business it [...]

By |February 16th, 2020|Categories: SEO|Tags: , |

How Much Does Local SEO Cost?

There's a common misconception that search engine traffic (aka SEO traffic) is free.  That's primarily due to the logical comparison against search engine advertising, which is obviously not free.  With search engine advertising, you'll pay for every click on your ad.  With organic SEO traffic there is no cost for clicks to your website.  Hence [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Tags: |

How To Track Phone Calls Without Sabotaging Your SEO

During one of my recent SEO webinars, there was one question that kept popping up: "How do you track phone calls from your SEO campaign?" Since this is such an important topic I'm going to answer this question in this article.   Even if you're already tracking your phone calls, I urge you to read this [...]