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Mobile First Indexing Finally Hitting Many Small Business Sites

Google had announced long ago that they were officially moving to a "mobile first" index this year and have slowly rolled it out throughout the year. If you have an account with Google Search Console for your site, and you should, you would get an email when the official change happens for your site.  As [...]

SEO Is Moving Further Toward WHEATS for Success

I shared a post from Marie Haynes yesterday about what we are seeing following the massive Google algorithm update on August 1.  She does a good job of digging into the data.  The update is called the Medic update because it seems to have hit medical sites that hardest, or what those in the industry [...]

Why is SEO Unpopular When So Effective?

A recent study was recently published by Clutch showed that SEO was the least popular digital marketing channel. It stated that only 44% of businesses are spending money on SEO and pointed out the longer process before results were seen and the confusion about how it works as the leading cause. I would also point out [...]

SMX Advanced 2018 Is Here – Offering The Best Search Knowledge For My Clients

I learned very early in my business that staying on top of the latest and greatest changes and advancements was critical in offering a superior service to my clients. In the early years, I would bounce around from one conference to the next, trying to find the best source of ongoing and up to date [...]

NE Pennslvania SEO at Water Gap Waterfalls

In a special bonus edition of You Can Be Found Anywhere, I visit the Delaware Water Gap national recreation area and Raymondskill Falls in northeastern Pennsylvania and with the beautiful waterfalls at my back, discuss falling rankings and how to resolve them. The point of our You Can Be Found Anywhere series is to underline [...]

SEO Talk and Discussion – Central Jersey Think Tank – Feb. 27

UPDATED: SEO at The Central Jersey Think Tank Suzanne Stingo and the folks at Lawson, Rescinio, Schibell & Associates put on a great event this morning and I was honored to be a part of it. Want to send out my thank you's for the opportunity and inform everyone that they have events on the [...]

Updating Content Can Make Huge Differences for SEO

With all of the updates in 2017 around content length and freshness, it has become important for smaller businesses that don't deal in long-form content every day to take a look at their own content and face the facts that they need to expand and update content in many areas to maintain an organic ranking [...]

Google Mobile Page Speed Update – Are You Slow?

So on top of the mobile-first index that Google is bringing to the SEO world in 2018, and rumors are showing may have started bringing in 2017, they have also announced the "Google Speed Update", which is coming in July of this year. Google is officially telling us that mobile speed will be a "direct" [...]

Refresh Your Content in 2018: It May Be Your Biggest Problem

With the big content based changes to the Google algorithm this year, many smaller businesses were caught by surprise, and some are just noticing as the year comes to an end. Organic traffic is down and you aren't sure why? It is likely content based. The algorithm has gotten much better at picking out "thin" [...]

UPDATE: Google Hits Small Biz Two More Times Before the Holidays

UPDATE: Around December 19th, Google hit the world with yet another update that is causing considerable change in search rankings. Though data is still coming in, this one seems to be based more on technical site stuff like schema, or structured data, and AMP, which most small business owners don't even know exists. More reason [...]