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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.  [...]

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. [...]

YCBF Anywhere Talking SEO Factors in the Kingdom of Wonder

Cambodia is called the Kingdom of Wonder, and their greatest wonder is the Angkor Wat Temple. Though the Siem Reap area of Cambodia has hundreds of temples to view and enjoy, Angkor Wat is the signature spot and the target of one of my bucket list trips.  It is as beautiful as you would hope.  [...]

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 [...]

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), [...]

New Tools from Google Make SEO and GMB Management Easier

Google has come out with two significant updates in recent days to help business owners better use and understand their ranking factors and digital marketing management.  With an update to both the Page Speed Insights tool and an app for easier Google My Business (GMB) management, they are working hard to make Google tools easier [...]

Major Changes to Google Business Page Settings for Service Area Businesses

Last week Google made a major change to how service area businesses like plumbers, electricians and more are handled in their Google My Business page, and if you don't make the updates, you may find yourself falling out of the rankings.  For years a service area business could mark themselves as such and then list [...]

Announcing Comprehensive NJ Marketing Symposium December 6

I am thrilled to announce I will be a part of a comprehensive marketing symposium on December 6th from 9am to 11:30am at Powerhouse Studios on 7 Littell Road in East Hanover, NJ.  You can get your tickets here. This is a tremendous opportunity for business owners or marketers to learn the most important aspects of [...]

$99 Expert SEO Audit to Determine Where Your Traffic Went

There have been several major Google algorithm updates since July.  I have had a number of businesses come to me and wonder what happened to the phone calls or what happened to their traffic. With Google constantly updating and tweaking their algorithm they will tell you that there are no more major updates and that [...]