Many small business owners are looking for ways to improve their visibility online and rank for locations that they service or those which are in close proximity to their physical location. This is important, especially if you are in a small town near a large city and you would like to tap into the customer base for that larger city. Read More
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for your business website, blog, and advertising content can seem overwhelming. With so many resources out there, it can be hard to pare down that keyword list and determine which keyword phrases will work best for you. Read More
Walk through any middle school in the United States and you will hear “hashtag, (fill in the blank)” tacked onto the end of many conversations. But these little words and phrases are far more than a teen fad. Unlike that Flock of Seagulls hairdo you may have rocked in the 80’s, these little guys can be very useful for your online marketing strategy. Read More
Until recently, Google PageRank was a great method to check the quality of a web page. Not only did the tool give website owners and web visitors a good idea of how important—and trustworthy—a web page was, but it offered insight into one of the methods used by Google to determine a page’s relevance (a.k.a. where it should appear in search results). Unfortunately, there were some annoying side effects—link selling, link spam, and other more unscrupulous tactics. Needless to say, things got ugly. Read More
Long gone are the days when consumers pulled out the trusty phone book to find local businesses. Now your potential customers are turning to the internet to locate the products and services they are looking for. Will they be able to find you there? Read More
If you are like most small business owners, you wear many hats—marketer, accountant, content creator, sales, customer service, and the list goes on. As such, we wanted to mention some great (and free) tools to help make your job easier. Read More
Google and other search engines frequently index websites, which means your business website can be “re-assessed” frequently to determine whether or not it is providing consistent value to searchers. Over time, you may find that your website traffic is beginning to decrease. This can happen for a number of reasons, many of which are easily fixable. Here are some common explanations for a drop in the number of visitors to your website and how they can be remedied. Read More
We all have our favorites—colors that we are naturally drawn to. Whether we realize it or not, colors take center stage when it comes to the decisions made by potential customers, as different colors elicit different feelings. Read More
If you have a business blog, or even if you are just a reader of business blogs, you know how important it is to include images that capture the reader’s attention. Read More
In the past couple of years, a tidal wave of content has been created as marketers, SEO professionals, and business owners begin to recognize the power of valuable, consistent content. To stand out in this sea of content, savvy business owners are beginning to harness the power of long-tail keywords to target searchers more specifically and rank higher in search results. Read More