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Online Reviews Mean Much More Than You Realize: Review Management

GatherUp recently released 120+ amazing statistics on the importance of reviews for business success. This just underlines what I have been shouting for years... or maybe puts it in bold with an exclamation point.  As we move into the future with better algorithms and artificial intelligence, and with Google getting smarter at weeding out fake [...]

Starting a Successful Business with SEO: YCBF Anywhere

This month our You Can Be Found Anywhere finds me in Bentonville, AR at the site of the first-ever Walmart store.  The world is changing with the COVID-19 experience and many new businesses and types of businesses are going to spring forward with success. Much like Walmart took the world by storm after starting in [...]

Internal Linking an Often Overlooked Piece of the Small Business SEO Puzzle

Internal linking can be tedious and time-consuming. Especially if you have a site with a lot of content and have to go back and do it as a project.  Because of this and the nature of smaller budgets and fewer resources for small businesses, it is often not addressed. Internal linking shouldn't be ignored anymore, [...]

COVID-19 Time to Get Your Digital Marketing Metrics In Order

Since March, most businesses have seen their Google Analytics or other forms of digital metrics become a garbled mess. The world has changed and whether this is the beginning of a new normal of some type, or a huge blip on the metrics radar, the last month or so is going to be hard to [...]

You Need New Content for Your Digital Pivot: SEO-PPC-GMB

It is a different time and many businesses are tweaking and pivoting their business model to compete in different ways. There is an opportunity there, but you want to do it the right way. In terms of getting business via SEO or paid search (Google Ads or others), you need content that explains what you [...]

SEO & PPC for E-commerce: Quarantine Business Pivots

The world has made a major pivot in the past month as we deal with COVID-19 and mass quarantining from home. Many businesses can't run at all or in full capacity, and many are exploring their own pivots to operate as best as they can in the current business landscape. Hopefully, in the long run, [...]

Measuring Small Business SEO and PPC Success

I have had a few talks recently with clients and prospects about how to know what is even working with SEO and Google Ads or PPC.  I have even sat with prospects recently that spent thousands of dollars a month with a company and didn't even know what they were doing for them. They provided [...]

Small Business SEO Content Silos – What to Write About

With the major changes in AI and Google's understanding of content, research is showing that information architecture and content silos are becoming more and more important. Pruning content and building content clusters may be critical things to focus on in 2020.  Add these skills to your toolbox. For the small business that is struggling to [...]

Pubcon Austin 2020 Overview: Content is Still King, More So

I have begun my fifteenth year in the search engine marketing industry.  Since day one we have been told that "Content is King", but there are so many other factors involved to succeed at SEO and PPC that we often chase down the latest ways to exploit the weaknesses in the Google algorithm, which is [...]

Important Elements of a Small Business SEO Plan

I recently had the opportunity to have a small business prospect share with me the SEO plan being presented by a competitor of mine.  It was alarming how much they were missing the mark.  For the most part, the company would be wasting money in the wrong places and completely ignoring other important aspects of [...]