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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 [...]

Advanced Local Search Tips for Your GMB Listing

If you have been following along on social media, you know I attended the Local U Advanced Conference in Santa Monica last week.  There is so much information that gets pushed at you in a short period of time, it is sometimes difficult to organize it and make it digestible for the normal person that [...]

You Can Be Found Anywhere – SEO at the Santa Monica Pier

The latest episode of You Can Be Found Anywhere takes place at the Santa Monica Pier.  This is one of the world's most famous piers and is a fine opportunity to talk about how a great search engine marketing plan including SEO, PPC, and/or local search will help your business stand out from its peers.  [...]

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 [...]

YCBF Anywhere: SEO at Thailand Elephant Nature Park

Though I was a bit too overwhelmed by the experience to have a great metaphor in the actual video, this latest You Can Be Found Anywhere comes from the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai Thailand. This is an amazing charity organization that rescues elephants that are abused and mistreated. Elephants are one of the [...]

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 [...]