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Looking at SEO’s Most Important Ranking Factors for 2019

Search Engine Watch recently put out an article on the key ranking factors for 2019. Keeping in line with what I have said for years, the ABC's of ranking in Google have stayed the same since day 1. Google has simply gotten better at quantifying the user experience than they used to be so they [...]

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), [...]

Why Did My SEO Traffic Stop? SEO Audits with Solutions

I still regularly get calls from business owners who seemed to have a sudden disappearance from search.  This post is to help these people.  If you aren't close to the search industry and living with Google algorithm changes and adjustments every day, often you think that you hit a button or made some change that [...]

Blogging For Local Businesses – Is It Necessary for SEO?

I work with many small businesses who are primarily locally targeted, and one of the questions I get most often is "Do I have to blog?" In the world of SEO, they say "Content is King" and many people are sold that they need to keep blogging to succeed, and there is some truth to [...]

Avoid The Biggest SEO Mistake Regularly Made With Site Redesigns

I have posted about the importance of redirects when doing site updates or redesigns in the past, but I am seeing more and more complication with the problem in recent months than ever before. Having your redirects done incorrectly or not at all can be one of the most devastating things you can do to [...]

How to Rank For Your Keyword Phrase in 2018

It is the summer of 2018 and though Google says they try to simplify things, SEO gets more and more complicated.  I wanted to do a quick overview for the small business owner to at least have a basic knowledge of what is important to ranking for that phrase they want to show up for.  [...]

DIY SEO Competitive Analysis – Know Your Market

With the world of SEO becoming more and more specialized and niche centered, we find that every market has their own ranking factors. Gone are the days when the same factors seemed to matter for everything.  It has always been the case that everything is relative in SEO.  If you aren't competing against Amazon, your [...]

SEM and SEO Plans For Rural Small Businesses

One of the reasons I went into business was to help small businesses compete and succeed in the world of big-budget corporations. As I grew up in the tiny town of Wyalusing, PA, which had a 2010 census population of 596, which is probably more than when I was a kid.  We are that quintessential [...]

Do You Need The Google My Business Website?

I have had this question come up a couple of times this week now that people are paying closer attention to their Google My Business listing, with its growing importance. Google provides an option on the back end of your GMB that says "Website".  A few business owners have asked if they need to create [...]