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With a Good Search Plan You Really Can Be Found Anywhere

In my latest You Can Be Found Anywhere post, we find me out on a dirt road in New Jersey, enjoying a morning run and talking about the beauty of a great search plan while seeing the beauty of several deer scurrying off into the woods behind me. Why Search Engine Marketing is So Effective [...]

Greater New York Chamber of Commerce SEO Presentation

I had the absolute pleasure this morning to present to the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce about all things search, including SEO, Google Ads, GMB, and more. We had a nice group of around 50 pack into the networking room on 44th street in midtown Manhattan to walk through the important aspects of search. [...]

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 [...]

2018 Local Search Ranking Factors Study Released

Whitespark and Moz, two great and trustworthy sources in search engine marketing, just released the latest local search ranking factors study. For you small business owners, the good news is that things that you have complete control over are increasing in importance as Google tries to get more people to utilize Google My Business (GMB), [...]

SEO is About Trust and What Does Google Trust?

With a number of major recent tweaks to the Google algorithm, I wanted to touch on what Google currently values in a site to try to move it up or down in the rankings. This isn't meant to be the standard "links are important" article, but more a way to get you thinking about what [...]

12 Years of NJ Digital Marketing Success is Easy If You Avoid Gimmicks

It seems that every day I see some sort of social media ad with a digital marketing gimmick that is a sure sign of failure. These get rich quick SEO promises or "Beat the system" type promises must work to some extent or they would go away.  As business owners, we are always drawn to [...]

SEO Is Moving Further Toward WHEATS for Success

I shared a post from Marie Haynes yesterday about what we are seeing following the massive Google algorithm update on August 1.  She does a good job of digging into the data.  The update is called the Medic update because it seems to have hit medical sites that hardest, or what those in the industry [...]

SEO,SEM, Digital Marketing Discounts for Rotarians

Coming off of my blog post yesterday about how we can all be better by being a part of something bigger than ourselves, I wanted to make more official my discount for business owners that are Rotarians. As I am a part of Rotary International and know the wonderful things they do for the world, [...]

Monmouth Chamber SEO Consulting in Eatontown: Ranking in 2018

I had the privilege this past Friday to speak to the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce at their weekly Perkolator breakfast in Eatontown about how to rank in 2018 for small businesses. We covered the latest in SEO necessities including Google My Business, link building, user experience (UX) necessities and more.  The breakfast is a [...]

SEO Tools Can Mislead – It is All Relative

I have had a number of people recently tell me about frustrations with SEO tools like  Yoast for their WordPress sites.  There are a lot of great tools out there to help you with your SEO, but many tend to overpromise or try to make it seem like they are all you need.  SEO plugins [...]