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Local Search DIY: 2 Hours To Get Started

I am often asked by new business owners what they need to do to get out there on local search. With this in mind I wanted to provide a how to for the basics of local search setup. Take 2 hours and follow the steps below and  you will at least have the basic groundwork [...]

By |2017-10-10T18:51:18+00:00February 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Google Panda: Don’t Get In Trouble With Lazy Content

Google has been busy the past couple of months doing fairly substantial updates to their algorithm. I have talked in the past about how they claimed these big updates weren't happening any more, but I think it is hard to avoid issues like this. If they do make a change and it is significant, it [...]

By |2017-10-10T18:51:18+00:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Happy Holidays from You Can Be Found

The holiday season has arrived and this week we will use our blog post to simply wish everyone out there a very safe and happy holiday season. Please spend time with your loved ones and family and appreciate all the positive things the past year has offered and the wonders yet to come. Next week [...]

By |2017-10-10T18:51:18+00:00December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

PPC Basics: Google Adwords Fundamentals

I have recently run in to a number of small business owners that had tried to do their own Adwords campaign or simply had set up very ineffective Adwords campaign structures for themselves and I was told that this very basic document that I had provided was very helpful for those looking to understand how [...]

By |2017-10-10T18:51:19+00:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Google Shifts from Local 7 Pack to 3 Pack: SEO/Adwords Gain

As the legend Mike Blumenthal reported about a week ago, Google has moved from the local 7 pack to a local 3 pack. What does this mean? The "pack" concept is an industry term meaning that in local searches such as the one in the image "service" + "geography" where Google chooses to show the map [...]

Google Says Asking For Links Is Unnatural

Some weeks it is hard to settle on which topic of the week to blog about and try to bring the most important items to my readers.  This week was not one of those weeks.  Though this may not have an immediate bearing on your site, it says a lot about Google. They are freaking [...]

By |2017-10-10T18:51:19+00:00July 8th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Happy 4th: 239 things to do today for better SEO

In honor of our nation's birthday, I wanted to offer 239 things to do today to help your SEO, but then I realized everybody is heading to the beaches, mountains, lakes, etc. and looking forward to relaxing with family and friends. Be safe out there and have a great 4th of July!

By |2015-07-02T13:40:19+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Again Attending SMX Advanced in Seattle Next Week

As I have been doing pretty much since I started this company, I will be attending SMX Advanced in Seattle next week, the premiere conference addressing search marketing in the world.  The best minds in the industry all converge on Seattle and it allows me to absorb and share with the people that are in [...]

By |2017-10-10T18:51:20+00:00May 28th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

SEO Warnings: Developers Offering Optimized Site Often Hurting More Than Helping

This week, as I'm recovering from wisdom tooth extraction, I wanted to share some wisdom with everyone.  I see time and time again through  smaller developers bragging on facebook or simply throwing in an optimized site as part of their development plan.  There is a lot of danger in this for small business owners. In [...]

By |2017-10-10T18:51:24+00:00July 23rd, 2014|Categories: SEO Scams, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Focus on Online Reviews, the Links of the Future?

If you don't have a program in place to keep tabs on, generate, and manage your online reviews, you should.  Reviews have been a factor in local rankings for a long time and though it hasn't been published to my knowledge, I feel it is going to be the new links in the future for [...]

By |2017-10-10T18:51:24+00:00July 17th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|