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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 [...]

Beware of Fake Google and other Dangers of Being Found

I have a client that just last week dipped his toe into Google Ads to get a feel for how effective it may be for his traffic and customer acquisition.  He already received his first attempt of being scammed by someone claiming to be Google and asking for his login information to try to "help [...]

Google Certified Partner: What and Why?

I recently finished my now annual exams to qualify as a Google Certified Partner, and it always brings to mind the question many ask or want to ask about what that means and why it is important.  The short answer is it doesn't mean all that much and it isn't overly important. However, the title [...]

99 SEO Problems and I Don’t Know Which Ones Matter

We all get those emails telling you how your site has all sorts of issues and fails the SEO test of that person from seoexpert@yahoo or whatever that sent it to you. Even some of the national companies have tests built for you to fail as a selling point.  In actuality, we all could do [...]

Emergency SEO Services-SEO ER for Underperforming Sites

With giant Google algorithm updates and changes becoming a way of life, more and more business owners are running into sudden drops in rankings or traffic and aren't sure what happened. One of the things I enjoy most about SEO is helping business owners find a path back to success, either from nowhere or from [...]

SEO Myth Madness: SEO Myths that hurt your wallet

In the spirit of March Madness, this week I wanted to address some SEO myths out there that can really hurt your wallet and leave a bad taste in your mouth.  In just the past week, I have seen some examples of a few of these giving the industry a black eye.  Unfortunately, like with [...]

Tired of BSEO? We Provide Real SEO!

2018 was another major year of change in the world of SEO and some recent experiences I had with some new clients and how they were treated in the past, has shown me a lot of the old scams still exist today, so I thought this post is still as relevant as ever. I recently [...]

Google Possum & Penguin Updates: September to Remember

September brought us major updates to the Google local and organic algorithms.  I will try to sum it up at a high level here but leave you to read in  more depth about Possum and the latest Penguin update. POSSUM Firstly, September 1 brought  us what the industry is calling the Possum update. This was [...]

SEO Automation is the Road to Failure

I recently had a conversation with another business owner who suggested I create an SEO automation tool to automate SEO.  I actually hear this a lot from people and there are companies like MOZ and Majestic that make some nice tools that help with the SEO process, but as I have been preaching for a [...]

Google Taking Action Against Fake Google Calls

Just a quick update this week about Google finally taking action on robo-callers that claim to be working for Google. This has been happening for years. Google will not typically robocall you. They do have automated call answering when confirming local businesses, but those are initiated by the user.  They point out that they always [...]

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