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Does Small Business SEO Traffic Matter?

Does small business SEO traffic matter? The obvious answer is yes, but the type of traffic, and understanding why traffic is valuable, is far more important.  Focusing simply on traffic volume is inefficient and can often lead you to chasing the wrong goals, or even lead to poor decisions.  On the heals of my post [...]

Do Small Business SEO Rankings Matter?

Many think SEO is all about ranking reports. In fact, I have seen many companies that use ranking reports as their primary performance indicator.  This is a dangerous path, and in fact, though rankings are something to be aware of at a very specific level, they can be very misleading and cause some poor decisions. [...]

Times Square NYC – You Can Be Found Anywhere Classics

This month on You Can Be Found Anywhere, I have a never before released episode from before the craziness of COVID took over the world.  Back to the simpler times in NYC on an early morning, discussing competition.  Times Square is one of the most competitive places in one of the most competitive cities. It [...]

Small Business Google My Business (GMB) Questions and Answers: A How To

Google My Business, or GMB, is a huge piece of the online presence for any local business. In fact, it is often the first impression your business will make on new prospects and potential clients or customers. There are a number of features involved in GMB, and some of them are different depending on the [...]

How Would You Rank the Internet? SEO for Everyone

From a Google search, the last reputable count of pages Google had in their index was 130 trillion in 2016, and that number was up 100 trillion from four years prior, so who knows what kind of numbers we have reached. In fact, it probably doesn't even matter at this point as the number has [...]

Skillings River in Maine: You Can Be Found Anywhere

The August 2020 episode of You Can Be Found Anywhere finds me along the shore of the Skillings River in Maine, which is actually a bit difficult to get close to, as much of the land along the river is privately owned.  However, no matter where you are exploring or researching, when a question or [...]

Does This or That Matter for My SEO? It is a Bit More Complicated

Probably the most common question I get from business owners or marketing managers around SEO is some form of "Is this a factor?" or "Will this matter for my SEO?" I wish there was a simple answer to that. Actually, I probably don't because it would make me less useful.  The truthful answer is really [...]

Information Gain and the Future of SEO

The world of SEO is always changing and it pays to be able to look into the future a bit and read the tea leaves to stay ahead of the curve.  Though 2020 has been a mess in many ways, including the world of SEO and local search, with service pauses, Google glitches (see this [...]

Lots of Google My Business (GMB) Changes That You Need to Know About

We have some big news with some new offerings coming out in the coming days, but with all of the changes and updates with Google My Business (GMB) in recent days, I thought it was important to do a quick overview to highlight some of the things that are going on. Some of these are [...]

Where do I start with my SEO?

There are a lot of moving pieces in the SEO world and literally, hundreds of different things are shown to have correlations with your rankings in Google.  Often, for small business owners who just step into this world because they see how important it is, it leads to immediate confusion. They meet with a few [...]

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