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Schoodic Peninsula Maine SEO Fundamentals: YCBF Anywhere

The latest You Can Be Found anywhere is from the Schoodic Peninsula in Maine, a lesser traveled area of Acadia National Park, one of my favorite places. Some of my favorite hikes were in the relative quiet of the Schoodic Peninsula.  This month we focus on the rock hard fundamentals needed to build your SEO [...]

Small Business Owners Beware the Robots with Google Ads and SEO

On the heels of the recent Search Engine Land article about the effectiveness of allowing for automated recommendations from Google for your ads, I wanted to remind everyone of the dangers of turning to the tempting world of automated tools for SEO or Pay Per Click management. As their article and one of my recent [...]

Small Businesses Can Outrank Big Sites with Smart SEO

The fundamental point of the Google algorithm is to provide the best answers and user experience to searchers.  Though it can be frustrating at times when you see people game the system, there is also beauty in the fact that there is still an opportunity for small businesses to outrank the big sites if they [...]

Google My Business (GMB) Photos Boost Local Rankings

A great new study was outlined on Search Engine Land last week that shows a high correlation between the number of images you have on your Google My Business page and your listings search presence.  I don't plan to go into all the details here, as the article covered that pretty well.  However, it is [...]

Lambeau Field in Green Bay: Digital Marketing/SEO YCBF Anywhere

The latest  You Can Be Found Anywhere installment comes from Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin, as we begin the next NFL season. Lambeau Field is the perfect example of being an iconic representation of an industry. In this instance, it is the NFL and football.  For you and your business, you can strive to [...]

Cheap Ways to Make Your WordPress Site Mobile Friendly

If your site isn't mobile friendly yet, you either haven't been paying attention, or you have been so busy that you haven't had a chance to address it. Google started rolling out mobile first indexing in 2018, and now your rankings are based on the mobile version of your site.  Even if you aren't worried [...]

SEO Keyword Research is a Whole New Ballgame – TF-IDF

With the rise of semantic search in recent years, which is basically Google's AI getting better at figuring out what good content is, rather than just searching for how often a specific keyword or phrase shows up on a page, the world of keyword research has changed significantly.  We no longer focus on a keyword [...]

HTTP/2 is Major Upgrade to Site Speed and Easy for Small Business

I am now back in New Jersey after spending my annual week in Seattle at the SMX Advanced conference, updating and working with the best minds in the industry to see what works and what does not, and what is safe and what is not. One of the major takeaways I had from the event [...]

Case Study: Small Business SEO Success

Today I wanted to share an example of what happens when all of the pieces come together with an SEO plan. We try to fill in the gaps for small businesses. Some businesses can create great content on their own, or have tons of great relationships to use for building links and site strength. Some [...]

SEO on the Appalachian Trail: You Can Be Found Anywhere

This month I bring you a You Can Be Found Anywhere about SEO from the Appalachian Trail, one of the most famous hiking trails in the world. I found myself climbing a mountain that overlooks the Delaware Water Gap in eastern Pennsylvania. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area offers miles and miles of trails [...]