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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 [...]

Beware Scammers Trying to Steal GMB or Google Ads Account

Digital Marketing scams have been around for ages and seem to keep recycling with twists based on the latest offerings or focus from Google or other venues. In recent months, I have seen the account hijacking scam attempted multiple times on different clients or prospects I have been working with. I guess the easiest answer [...]

Touring and Updating your Google My Business (GMB) Page

The Google My Business (GMB) page is becoming more and more important for not only just local businesses but every business trying to do business through Google, which is pretty much a required piece of your marketing strategy going into 2019. Earlier this year, I did video posts on how to claim your GMB listing [...]

In 2019 SEO Even More About Trust Than Ever

If you are ready to take the jump into the high ROI world or SEO in 2019, you should know how important trust has become to this top-tier digital marketing strategy.  Not only do you need to show the world and Google that your company is trustworthy, but you need to hire someone you know [...]

Looking at SEO’s Most Important Ranking Factors for 2019

Search Engine Watch recently put out an article on the key ranking factors for 2019. Keeping in line with what I have said for years, the ABC's of ranking in Google have stayed the same since day 1. Google has simply gotten better at quantifying the user experience than they used to be so they [...]

Looking at the Top 5 Negative Local Search Ranking Factors

I posted earlier in the week about the latest local search ranking factors study that came out. With that post, I discussed which factors seemed to carry the most weight and some of the things a business owner could do at lower levels of effort to improve their positioning and exposure.  With this post, I [...]