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Major Changes to Google Business Page Settings for Service Area Businesses

Last week Google made a major change to how service area businesses like plumbers, electricians and more are handled in their Google My Business page, and if you don't make the updates, you may find yourself falling out of the rankings.  For years a service area business could mark themselves as such and then list [...]

$99 Expert SEO Audit to Determine Where Your Traffic Went

There have been several major Google algorithm updates since July.  I have had a number of businesses come to me and wonder what happened to the phone calls or what happened to their traffic. With Google constantly updating and tweaking their algorithm they will tell you that there are no more major updates and that [...]

Camptown Races: SEO Authority with YCBF Anywhere

This month's You Can Be Found Anywhere finds me in northeastern Pennsylvania, at the world-renowned Camptown Races. The Camptown Races has found itself mentioned in shows and movies via the catchy song that Stephen Foster wrote to sing about the event. I would recommend it to any runner who wants to enjoy the now challenging road/trail [...]

Content Marketing & SEO in Vermont with You Can Be Found Anywhere

This month we have a special You Can Be Found Anywhere from the middle of rural Vermont, where we find the brewery rated the best brewery in the world for the past four years.  The brewery is called Hill Farmstead Brewery and I visited on a Thursday afternoon in early August. You drive through beautiful [...]

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 [...]

Take Advantage of the Growth of “Near Me” Searches

Martech Advisor recently published an article on trends in search that touched on what many of us have been talking about in recent years. "Near me" searches have doubled in recent years with even higher jumps in certain shopping areas, per Google's data.  There is an opportunity here for small businesses in both SEO and [...]

Pennsylvania SEO Consulting-Rapid Speed-YCBF Anywhere

In the latest edition of You Can Be Found Anywhere, I am found on a remote, but rapid creek in Pennsylvania, talking about the importance of speed for SEO. Not only is there an official Google Page Speed update in July, there has been recent data showing that if your page load speed is over [...]

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.  [...]

Montana Content Marketing and SEO at GNP: YCBF Anywhere

The latest You Can Be Found Anywhere finds me on the Grinnell Glacier trail in Montana. With the world as it is with smartphones in our pockets wherever we go, it helps if your business can be found by anyone, anywhere, when they need you.  The You Can Be Found Anywhere series finds me explaining [...]

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 [...]