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Google Data Studio Can Tell the Right Story for Your Small Business

At a recent local search conference I learned more about the amazing Google Data Studio tool, which is free and though has a little bit of a learning curve, can do an amazing job at combining a lot of that important information from different sources into one spot.  One of the problems I was having [...]

GMB Posts Beginning to Show up in Local Maps 3 Pack

Joy Hawkins recently posted about a find from Dave DiGregorio that posts were beginning to show up in the standard 3-pack of GMB local search results. Once again, showing Google is paying attention and using them.  Even more, it gives your listing more space in the results and stands out a bit over your competitors. [...]

Responding to Online Reviews is Important for SEO and Business In General

After a conversation about a panel I will be participating on around review management, I thought it would be a good idea to go in more depth about review management, and also how and when to appropriately respond to reviews. While I had a busy day or two, the folks at GatherUp beat me to [...]

Local U: Local Search Tactics at Their Best

An important part of my business plan is to constantly be up to date on the latest and greatest ethical tactics to succeed in SEO, PPC, and local search. No matter how much you think you have SEO down, Google is always adjusting the rules, and it is important that you stay up to date [...]

The Difficult World of Reviews and Review Management

Online reviews have been growing in importance in recent years. Just looking back at some of my recent posts about review management and the importance or reviews show how they are growing in importance and popularity.  Aside from that, business owners are now getting inundated with offers for review management tools. I have always been [...]

Reputation a Growing Part of the Changing Google Algorithm

In recent years the industry will buzz after each algorithm update about specific measures that have changed regarding the BBB rating or the number of reviews, etc. Often Google will come out and say that certain items are not specifically part of the algorithm, even when much of the data would say otherwise.  In many [...]

2019 Growing Ranking Factors: Lighthouse and UX

In the second of my posts on growing SEO Ranking Factors in 2019, I want to touch on Google's Lighthouse tool. As Google tries to turn more and more of your user experiences into specific metrics, the Lighthouse tool is an open window into much of the data that they are using to determine UX. [...]

2019 Growing Ranking Factors: Dwell Time

Over the next week or so I am going to do a series of posts on some factors that seem to be growing in importance in the SEO world. We should try to pay more attention to these factors in 2019, when we can, to improve our positioning and success. Dwell time is a somewhat [...]

Crawl Budget and Indexing Matters More in 2019 for Small Businesses

In recent weeks, crawl budget and indexing questions and issues have come up more and more with prospects and clients.  Crawl budget and indexing issues were once more a big site issue, but now something smaller businesses need to be conscious of.  As we continue to grow good content for all of our sites, we [...]

2019 Can Be Confusing Year for Local Business Data Measurement

Google My Business has taken the country and world by storm.  My clients and other local businesses are taking advantage of GMB to get better exposure in Google.  Google is offering more and more functionality and interaction to GMB and is rewarding businesses that use it.  We have seen many clients increase calls from GMB [...]