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How to Add Your Site to Google Search Console

by Keith Lock @ Tips and Tricks HQ

Adding your web site to the Google Search Console, formerly called Google Webmaster Tools, will allow you to monitor your site’s performance in Google Search results. You can also see how Google sees your site, including your site’s relevance for Rich Cards and Accelerated Mobile Pages. In this tutorial, you will see: How to setup […]

The Conversion Rate Conundrum: Common Mistakes and What to Do Instead

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

In real estate, the axiom is location, location, location. It’s first and foremost. The number one consideration. For your digital efforts – email, web pages, eCommerce platforms – an argument could be made for a few different ones: search engine optimization (SEO), the user experience (UX), conversion rate optimization (CRO), or perhaps something else entirely. […]

Website Marketing & Search Engine Optimization Packages (Maine SEO)

Website Marketing & Search Engine Optimization Packages (Maine SEO)


Maine Hosting Solutions - WordPress Development, Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization Packages (Maine SEO) - Improve your site’s search engine rankings, plus social media outlets, let our team do the heavy lifting.

SEO Backlinks 101: The Complete Crash Course to Backlinks and SEO

by Steven John @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

Feel like something’s missing from your SEO? I know what it is, and it’s right under your nose. It’s the almighty SEO backlink—a detail that’s overlooked all the time, by SEO newbies and experts alike. Yup, there are people with tons of SEO and keyword research experience who still have questions about backlinks. What are they? ...

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Awesome New Website for Divorce Financial Planner

by Cliff @ GoatCloud Communications LLC

We recently completed a brand new WordPress website for Divorce Analytics, Inc., a divorce financial planning company based in the NYC metro area.

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Essential SEO Tips: Website Optimization | ITVibes, Search Engine Optimization

Essential SEO Tips: Website Optimization | ITVibes, Search Engine Optimization


Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

Website optimization is the first step of content management, and central to SEO. If you want people to find your website when they search, it’s essential.

SEO Spam Revisited

by webmaster @ Lizardwebs

I was surfing through your Website and realized that despite having a great design; it was not ranking on any of the search engines (Google, AOL and Bing) for most of the keywords relating to your business. Oh my God. If I had a buck for every email that I have received that uses EXACTLY this same line. The lack of creativity. The cut and paste laziness. The sheer audacity of pretending to know what ANYONE is actually trying to rank.  SEO is NOT for lazy people. Some people must bite on this though or this particular email would STOP ending up in my email on a daily basis. I keep asking myself “Why?” To me, I see a copy/paste bit of blather indicating someone that has never visited my site is trying to act like they know what they’re doing. Of course, when you try to sell SEO TO an SEO company, it’s almost a foregone conclusion that they have never visited your site. “Yes, sir. How are you doing today?” “Great! What can I get for you?” “Well, I’m actually here to bring you a DELICIOUS bite of our brand new Whopper™!” “You DO realize you’re at the McDonalds™ drive-thru window, right?” That said, I AM an SEO company and I personally have been playing in the world that would become the internet since back in 1983. At that time, I first connected to the CANDE Burroughs 3600 at East Carolina University through a 300 baud modem jacked into a Commodore 64 computer from the Village Green Apartments in Greenville NC. It was so slow that you could easily out-type the screen – tap a whole sentence in and it would take several seconds to send to the university and then come back to the screen. Long live COBOL. But I digress… The ploys of online SEO companies – both solid/legit and your average spammer types – have evolved and changed.  Something that still remains is that someone is looking to get business from you in a so many ways.  I so love ruining a script reading person’s day. “How about I put $100 per day in YOUR pocket next week?” (And of course, they are expecting an immediate “Yes!”) “Oh man. Do you know the tax implications of that? I don’t think so. No thanks.” and crickets ensue… You can tell people that know what they’re actually talking about when it comes to legit search engine techniques when you throw them something like that. They have enough wherewithal to break out of the pitch and legitimately address the problem. The doofuses will just repeat themselves with absolutely no comprehension of what was just said. Sure, it’s probably evil on my part, but so is the amount of time in my day that gets wasted dealing with that crap either directly or indirectly. Client: Eric, I’m not ranking real well. Me: You’re in the maps. You’re #1 for several keywords like on your last report you got 4 days ago. #2 for another […]

The Evolution of SEO and Digital Marketing

by webmaster @ Lizardwebs

Summer is here and so is the national holiday that brings Americans together like no other, Independence Day, the 4th of July. Everyday billions of people celebrate the world wide web without even knowing it. After more than 20 years in the digital industry we’ve seen the growth of digital marketing first-hand and there’s really only one thing we can say for certain: to the internet and beyond! Digital Evolution: Let’s Reflect With the advent of Gutenberg’s printing press in Europe in 1450, the ability to mass-communicate and sell gained such epic momentum that it’s barely slowed down in over 500 years. Magazines first emerged in the 1730s, radio advertising in 1922 and then in 1941, the world’s first ever ad was for Bulova watches and was broadcast on American screens in one of the most groundbreaking moments in marketing history. When Connection Changed our World In 1965, a computer in Massachusetts connected with another in California via dial-up and in 1973 the first hand-held mobile phone call was made by Martin Cooper (the former Motorola vice president). But it wasn’t until the early 1980s when the first commercially available desktop PCs (The Programma 101, produced by the Italian company Olivetti) started filtering into homes, that a tidal wave of new digital marketing possibilities crashed onto the scene. Digital Moves Incredibly Fast-By the time LizardWebs Launched in 1997: ● Domain Name System (DNS) institutes the .host names we are now familiar with such as .com, .gov., .edu, etc. ● Symbolics Computer Corp., originally a manufacturer of single-user computers and software, becomes the very first registered domain name. ● Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a graduate of Oxford University and a computer scientist, invents the world wide web. ● The world wide web is open for business. ● The White House, as well as the United Nations, are now online, along with 600 other websites. ● Burgeoning eCommerce begins. Today’s eGiants, like Amazon.com and eBay go live. ● The “browser war” begins and Microsoft and Netscape battle it out. Since Our Launch ● Google Got Smarter ● SEO Grew Up ● Digital PR Became Incredibly Powerful ● Social Media Keeps Us Connected ● Marketing Became Less Aggressive Google Got Smarter Early search engines like Yahoo!, InfoSeek, AltaVista, Lycos and WebCrawler made significant strides in the digital evolution of search but let’s be honest, the golden years didn’t start until Google launched in 1998. With the birth of today’s most popular search engine and its development of tools like AdWords in 2000 and content targeting services in 2003, everything changed online. In 2004, search engines started using advanced ranking algorithms and browsing online became more personal. The impact this had on business is immense. Being able to target browsers and develop strategies based on search patterns led to a whole new way of selling and communicating. These days a Googlebot crawls and indexes trillions of pages on the web and makes the most relevant ones instantly accessible via traditional or voice search. A brand […]

In Search of the Perfect Landscape Picture with Albert Dros

by Jonathan Sitbon @ Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Volcano + Milky Way = BOOM!

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What is Google’s Fred update and how to avoid the new penalties

by Matt Weber @ Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More

Google is constantly updating its algorithm, and the newest update is causing quite the storm. Google brought out ‘Fred’ a few months ago, and many websites have suffered penalties and losses in traffic. We want to help you avoid suffering penalties by giving a brief overview of Fred and some of the main things to

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Ads Are Killing the Web: Are You Part of the Problem?

by Kirk Cheyfitz @ Content Marketing Institute

The switch from crappy ads to valuable content is long overdue in online marketing. Is it too late to save the web? Plus, learn the six steps to digital decency for your brand. Continue reading

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5 Tips to Improve Your Website's SEO In Under An Hour

5 Tips to Improve Your Website's SEO In Under An Hour


Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Learn 5 easy ways to boost your site’s search engine optimization. From titles and descriptions to the right URL, get tips to improve your rank on Google.

How to Identify Themes Within Data for Compelling Stories

by Payman Taei @ AWR

In terms of telling a story with your collateral, marketers are just now learning what many others have known for years – data visualization is the key to dramatic storytelling and resonating with your target audience. Media theorist John Berger said that data visualization is important because people “think in pictures.” Set aside the fact … Continue reading "How to Identify Themes Within Data for Compelling Stories"

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Websites

by admin @ Verbatim Design

Verbatim’s goals when designing a website are simple. First, we want to understand your business. It is from that understanding that we craft a concept for the website and a marketing strategy for the website to make you more successful. Second, we want to represent your business style in a visually...

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Chain Redirects; Running in the Shadows

by Ryan @ Search Engine Consulting | SEO & PPC Lead Generation | Ryan Milani

Damn your love, Damn your lies. Oh chain redirects, they’re nearly inevitable when running large scale websites (small too). At some point you redirected a link, then you redesigned your site and redirected that link again. Maybe you didn’t even realize the link got redirected. Next thing you know, you click A, it redirects to […]

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GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 19: On WAMC Vox Pop January 14

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 19: On WAMC Vox Pop January 14

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

We participated January 14, 2015, in the call-in radio show, Vox Pop, on WAMC Northeast Radio, 90.3, with host Ray Graf.

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WordPress.com migration for insurance planner Daniel Alcorn

by Cliff @ GoatCloud Communications LLC

We recently migrated a website from wordpress.com to a self-hosted platform. It's certainly doable, but does take a little bit of effort.

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How to Better Your SEO in an Hour with Internal Link Building

by Kristen McCormick @ ThriveHive

Every small business owner wants to get more traffic to their website.  Organic traffic, in particular, is the most coveted form of traffic and refers to […]

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Video SEO: Factors for Ranking in the Top 10 on Google

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

What does it take to rank your video in the top 10 results on Google? And on YouTube? Well, these are two very different enterprises entirely. A recent study found that 64% of all YouTube videos appearing in Google search results had a different rank hierarchy when searched on YouTube. In other words, videos ranking […]

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 18: With Dylan Hall of Light the City

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 18: With Dylan Hall of Light the City

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

We discuss essential tips on how to create and manage an effective online presence. We were interviewed by Dylan Hall of Schenectady's Light the City initiative.

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How to Add PayPal to Your WordPress Site

by Keith Lock @ Tips and Tricks HQ

There are plenty of free and simple ways to add PayPal to WordPress. Today I will provide a quick intro to 4 possible ways to accept payments from PayPal on your web site. In this tutorial, you will see: How to install and use the PayPal for Digital Goods plugin. How to install and use […]

SEO Management | Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More

SEO Management | Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More


Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More

Weber Design has a solid background and history of success promoting various sites to the top of Google's Search Engine Rankings.

The Difference Between SEO Content And Spam

by Eric @ Onsite SEO | Lizardwebs

Use a site map to help boost traffic to your website. A site map helps make your website easier to navigate. Not only can your visitors use a site map for navigation, the search engines will be able to index your site better if you have one. Two great back links you can get for your website are from a non-profit organization or an educational website. You want your site to be linked to respectable, known sources because search engines look positively at this, and they will reflect this in your search engine ranking. Add high-quality articles to your website that will make other organizations want to feature you on their site. Focus your content on information that these organizations are craving for. Your content is the most important thing when you are using SEO. Your content should always be original, well written, focused and not too long. Never submit an article that has spelling, punctuation or general grammar mistakes. Having good content will get you far in the search engine optimization world. Used domain names may already have a reputation you can trade on. The older the age of the domain, the higher the site will likely rank on search engines. Search for recently dropped domains, and see if any of the names will work for your new site. If you are trying to make money online, search engine optimization can be an important tool. Put the advice of this article to work for your website today, and see the amazing results. When your website looks and functions its best, more people will come see it, and that should lead to more sales. If you’re searching for a good nearby Clayton or Raleigh region SEO firm, you’ve found them here at Lizardwebs. We are a small business, we work with small business, but we still offer big business outcomes.

Bad SEO Signs

by Eric @ Lizardwebs

Bad Website SEO Optimization methods So, you say you just have WAY too many visitors – crushing your webserver and using up all your bandwidth? Put a few of these really UNHELPFUL tips into play and just watch your rankings tank. Might not happen immediately, but it will eventually. Just watch your site bomb right OFF the SERPs! And it will take forever to get that rank back! Good stuff. Multiple Doorways – This technique involves using several pages that are optimized specifically for search engine submission. These pages usually are nothing more than huge meta tags, lots of tags containing all the search terms, text that makes almost no sense but is loaded with the search terms. Pages like these will usually then either have a javascript redirect or a page refresh that takes you to another page that wouldn’t rank very well or get much traffic on it’s own merits. If you have a site that has index1.html, index2.html, index3.html, etc, this is probably the case. This is NOT to say that you can’t have multiple versions of your page for tracking purposes. If you submit a website to Google and the URL you give is googleindex.html and you are tracking your hits via googleindex.html hits, then you are not abusing the system. Just make sure your page contains relevant information. There are other ways of examining where your hits come from, but this can be acceptable. Script Cheats/Cloaking – also referred to as “Stealth” or “cloaking” – This technique looks at the incoming User Agent most of the time and prepares specifically created text for that search engine spider. Legitimate script techniques were heavily used when browsers were not supporting much in the way of standards several years ago. They are still used to maintain backwards compliance and to provide workarounds on certain browsers in some cases. However, if I subvert that concept to look for the “googlebot” user agent and then start feeding out a bunch of search engine spam to get my rankings boosted, that is considered a script cheat. Normally you can spot this sham by the content that is shown on the search engine brief when a search is done and then get to the site and the content isn’t even close. I lost my very high ranking once to a site that had done just that. They were selling insurance and had included my company URL in the spider spam. It included a ton of terms that had nothing to do with my company, it’s products, or anything else. They were simply usurping the power of the name and taking legitimate customers from my site by posing as an affiliated partner – which they weren’t. Being part of or creating your OWN Link Farms – These are still ranked highly by several search engines much to my disgust. These pages are nothing more than a HUGE collection of links that provide no useful information, but have a ton of links with a […]

GoatCloud Podcast Episode 12: Free SEO Tools Part 2

GoatCloud Podcast Episode 12: Free SEO Tools Part 2

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

Discussing five or so basic search engine optimization (SEO) tips that will enable your WordPress website or blog to get found online.

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Top SEO Tools For On-Page Website Optimization

by Tom Hardy @ TrackDuck Blog

When it comes to confronting complex business challenges, SEO not only plays a vital role in it but also helps businesses stand ahead of the competition. You might have witnessed how website audit and optimization affected the ranking ratio of … Continue reading

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7 Ways B2Cs Should Promote Their Products Through Nostalgia

by Lexie Lu @ AWR

We often think fondly about our pasts. Whether we’re reminiscing about our childhood or our high school days, it’s comforting to remember all the products, items and brands we loved growing up. Because of these strong feelings and connections, it’s no wonder today’s companies are jumping to nostalgia to market their products or services. Nostalgia … Continue reading "7 Ways B2Cs Should Promote Their Products Through Nostalgia"

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5 Popular SEO Practices Which Don’t Work Today

by Christopher Flores @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

The SEO world is extremely competitive, which, in turn, leads to competing ideologies and best practices. If you are new to SEO, it wouldn’t take you very long to get confused about which techniques actually work, and which ones don’t. In the recent months, we have seen a whole host of updates from Google. Hence, ...

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5 Essential Marketing Automation Terms You Should Learn

by Alyssa Smith @ Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  The marketing industry is often times filled with jargon and terminology that people outside of the industry aren’t accustomed to. This is especially true when discussing marketing automation software and processes. If you’re a marketer, it’s essential to learn these key terms before plunging into a marketing automation strategy. Get Familiar With These 5 Common […]

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GoatCloud Podcast Episode 11: Free SEO Tools Part 1

GoatCloud Podcast Episode 11: Free SEO Tools Part 1

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

We discuss free tools you can use to review your SEO practices. Is your website optimized for visitors and search? Use these tools to find out.

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4 SEO Tactics for RankBrain and Human Behavior Signals

by Ron Dod @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

In October of 2015, Google confirmed the use of RankBrain as a way to help process its search results. At the time, it was only used in about 15% of all searches. Today, it is one of the main factors that goes into Google’s search ranking algorithm (source). Therefore, it is very important that we ...

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GoatCloud Podcast Episode 10: Essential WordPress SEO Tips

GoatCloud Podcast Episode 10: Essential WordPress SEO Tips

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

Discussing five or so basic search engine optimization (SEO) tips that will enable your WordPress website or blog to get found online.

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Taking Advantage of Social Media Marketing

by webmaster @ Lizardwebs

These days, to stay in business you have to diversify your marketing skills. Even with good products, most people will not identify you if you do not market yourself properly. You need to create a good website and then look for ways to expose it to the world. One of the channels that investors are using nowadays to woo clients is social media. Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn are some of the keys you need to take your sales to a new rank. Cost effective marketing There is no much investment required in social media marketing. Even small businesses and start-ups can afford it. It’s a project that you can do yourself if you are a media expert. However, if you are not good with words, you should consider hiring social media experts to work on your accounts. There is a need for proper content and keywords if you want to succeed in marketing. The expert you hire will help you in coming up with the right content to post on the sites.  It doesn’t cost much to employ a social media expert. Massive exposure for your business Almost everyone who has access to the internet visits the social media. Therefore, marketing on these platforms will give your business a colossal exposure. You will be able to popularize your products and services not only but all over the world. It’s also a good platform that will help you collect feedback about your business. You can learn about your strengths and weaknesses from the comments that will be posted by users. It will also give you a chance to interact with existing and potential clients and answer questions that they may have regarding your business. Find new clients Social media retailing is the best way to find new clients for your business. It will help you get the attention of more and more potential clients. Business loyalty Most people are on social media, and therefore, they expect you to be there too. They are likely to be more loyal to your business if you keep communication on social media sites. However, your absence on social media sites can make people loose trust on the credibility of your business. They might even begin to doubt if you are legit. Therefore, you need to take advantage of social media marketing so as to keep the trust of your consumers. Need help with your online marketing efforts? Websites, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media, Graphics, Videos, Maps, Reviews and more. When you need to make your presence count, you need to count on experience. Get in touch with us here at Lizardwebs today!

SEO Website Optimization Service

SEO Website Optimization Service


Matmon Internet Inc.

Matmon is an SEO and technical development agency in Little Rock, AR. Let's establish your SEO strategy and implement SEO techniques on your website.

May 2017 Newsletter

by darcy56 @ SEO Web Mechanics

Back Up Your Website! There are all kinds of dangers lurking on the web – from malware to viruses, you need to be sure you have a clean copy of your site saved!   There are back up storage options with most hosting providers. Ex: GoDaddy offer secure back ups for $1.99 a month – […]

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 16: Google Analytics Basics

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 16: Google Analytics Basics

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

Learn the whys and hows of monitoring traffic to your website using the industry standard, Google Analytics. Part 1 of 2.

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Long Island Search Engine Optimization (SEO) | Logic Web Media

Long Island Search Engine Optimization (SEO) | Logic Web Media


Logic Web Media

Our SEO services gets results with strategic and proven methods of Search Engine Optimization. Based in Huntington, Logic Web Media can help you grow your web presence.

6 Ways to Improve the SEO Value of Your Company Blog

by Jen - Content Director @

If you want to improve SEO for your website — and who doesn’t? — look to your company blog. It offers some powerful options for boosting your position in the organic search engine results. Blogging is one of the most … Read More...

Revamped WordPress website for the Washington Park Conservancy

by Cliff @ GoatCloud Communications LLC

Check out the new website of the Washington Park Conservancy at WashingtonParkConservancy.Org. Why not make a donation while you're at it?!

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May 2017 Google Webinar

by darcy56 @ SEO Web Mechanics

Seven Tips to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

by Cliff @ GoatCloud Communications LLC

From hosting to image optimization to CDNs to AMP, we offer up the following seven basic tips to speed up your WordPress website.

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What is SEO and how can it help my website's Google visibility?

What is SEO and how can it help my website's Google visibility?


the Guardian

Learning how to improve your site's SEO can significantly improve your business' prominence in online search results

10 Basic SEO Tips To Get You Started

10 Basic SEO Tips To Get You Started


Business Insider

Simple ways to improve your Web site's search rankings and get more traffic.

Your Website, Your Story

by Matt Olson @ Matmon Internet Inc.

What are potential customers looking for when visiting a website? Who? What? When? Where? Why? How much? By taking the time to answer all of these questions when writing content for your website, you are essentially writing your company’s story. You are writing about who your company is, what the company does, when the company... Read more »

10 Chrome Extensions That Every Social Media Marketer Should Know

by Erin Feldman @ AWR

Social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others are great platforms for marketing your business, as they will help you reach and interact with a lot of potential customers. If utilized properly, it will give you the publicity that will positively affect your business. Related to this are Chrome Extensions, which are small applications or … Continue reading "10 Chrome Extensions That Every Social Media Marketer Should Know"

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Three Do-It-Yourself SEO Steps You Can Take On Your Website Today

by Max Faingezicht @ ThriveHive

Tackling your business website’s SEO (search engine optimization) can be an intimidating task. Getting your business on the first page of Google may seem like quite a […]

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Using SEO or Adwords: Which is Better?

by Alison Bracy @ Matmon Internet Inc.

SEO and Google Adwords are both techniques used in today’s Internet marketing industry. And with a large number of consumers relying heavily on the Internet to meet their product/service needs, effective Internet marketing has become more and more important. According to an annual survey conducted by Fleishman-Hillard in 2012, “89 percent of consumers use Internet... Read more »

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 14: Effective and Meaningful Link Building

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 14: Effective and Meaningful Link Building

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

Discussing steps you can and should take (and avoid!) to earn effective, meaningful links back to your website, a factor that search engines pay attention to.

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How to Install AddThis Using Cloudflare Apps

by Christian Brink @ AddThis Academy

Learn how to add AddThis share buttons to your Cloudflare website.

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How to Optimize the Product Pages of Your Ecommerce Website

by Joydeep Bhattacharya @ Unamo Blog

Someone may perform a Google search for an item in your store, but unless that product’s page is optimized correctly, they may not be able to find it easily in the search results. So, unless you wish to miss out on potential visitors, you should make sure your product pages are optimized. The recommendations below […]

SEO for Beginners: How to Optimize Your Content for Search

SEO for Beginners: How to Optimize Your Content for Search


AddThis Academy

Get our SEO tips for beginners and learn how to increase traffic to your website by optimizing your content for search.

Why we switched to Growth-Driven Design

by Matt Weber @ Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More

Here at Weber Design, we do things a little differently than your traditional web design companies. It’s our aim to stay updated with current trends and ensure we provide the best service possible for all our clients. Today, we want to talk to you about our design methodology. Specifically; how is it changing the game?

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Google Autocomplete: Powerful SEO Tool or Epic Time Sink?

by salesadmin @

If you own a computer, you’ve probably played with Google autocomplete a time or two (thousand). In fact, the chances are good that you’ve often used Google’s search term suggestions. But have you ever wondered where they come from? Do … Read More...

Revamped Mobile Friendly Website for Denison Farm

by Cliff @ GoatCloud Communications LLC

We recently completed a WordPress website revamp for Denison Farm. The site is now mobile friendly and ready for CSA shares to be bought!

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SEO Title Tags: Best Practices and Examples

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

Title tags in SEO are like the title of your book for the demographics of your two most important types of readers; people and robots. The people need to know what they can expect to find on your page when they click the link. The robots (crawlers) prioritize your page and its content through a […]

GoatCloud Podcast Episode 13: Five Essential Internet Marketing Tips

GoatCloud Podcast Episode 13: Five Essential Internet Marketing Tips

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

We discuss five critical steps or tips necessary to have a successful online presence. Websites, going local and social, google, data and ads.

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Is Google Going to Remove the 3-Packs? What You Need to Know about Home Service Ads (HSAs)

by Joy Hawkins @ Whitespark

*The following is an excerpt from the Expert’s Guide to Local SEO:

Google started testing Home Service ads back in 2015 and this originally scared the entire Local SEO community (and business owners) because the test they did in San Francisco replaced the original 3-pack with a completely paid 3-pack.  …

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GoatCloud Podcast Episode 8: WordPress Basics Part 2

GoatCloud Podcast Episode 8: WordPress Basics Part 2

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

Learn the basics of WordPress blog/website setup. We will step through basic settings that you must simply must put in place.

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Local Links And Local SEO – A Full Guide

by Raul Harman @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

Today, a major internet marketing strategy cannot afford to neglect the local dimension. This essential level is not just a playground for pop-up shops to exploit, but a field of rich opportunities every business can snatch. Many entrepreneurs have realized this following the introduction of the Pigeon update in 2014, when reaching the top of ...

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GoatCloud Podcast Episode 1: Using and optimizing images for website

GoatCloud Podcast Episode 1: Using and optimizing images for website

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

We talked about optimizing images for your website. Some general SEO tips as well.

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How to Use Marketing Automation to Track Your ROI

by Alyssa Smith @ Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  It’s often been extremely tough for upper-level management to check how marketing campaigns affect their ROI (return on investment). Marketing itself has an interesting relationship with public relations; while you want to create a good impression with your marketing, impressions aren’t enough–you want to create sales. Marketing automation can not only help you increase […]

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HTTP v. HTTPS v. Chrome v. Firefox: Time for Website Security

by Cliff @ GoatCloud Communications LLC

Modern versions of Chrome and Firefox browsers have made it imperative to move to an HTTPS site in the near future, to deliver a secure browsing experience.

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How to Use Google My Business “Posts”

by Ryan @ Search Engine Consulting | SEO & PPC Lead Generation | Ryan Milani

Google My Business recently launched a new feature called “Posts.” With the new feature you can engage viewers with a business update, announce a new product or service offering, share a promotion, lead them to a Call-to-Action (CTA), or share your next event. Posts appear on your Google business listing (“Google My Business”) and on […]

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10 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website

by Karen Asprey @ ThriveHive

A good business website is like having an extra employee—one who works 24/7 and can be the face of your company, give information, answer queries and […]

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Google SEO Tutorial for Beginners | How To SEO A Website Step By Step (2017)

Google SEO Tutorial for Beginners | How To SEO A Website Step By Step (2017)


Hobo

Updated: SEO for Beginners 2016. A guide to search engine optimisation for Google in the UK and aimed at beginners.

✅ 34 Search Engine Optimization Tips - Best SEO strategies

✅ 34 Search Engine Optimization Tips - Best SEO strategies


Monitor Backlinks Blog

The best Search Engine Optimization tips to help you take your organic traffic to higher standards. Read 34 SEO tips and improve your rankings.

Exit Intent Overlays: What They Are & Why You Need One

by Christian Brink @ AddThis Academy

Learn how to reduce your bounce rate and increase website conversions with exit intent overlays.

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How to Map Behavioral Metrics Into Your Key Business Drivers

by Today's Industry Insider @ The Kissmetrics Marketing Blog

Digital marketing is a blessing to marketers because of the wealth of data it provides. Online marketers can analyze and dissect innumerable elements to gain a deeper understanding of the habits and preferences of their customers. As a result, they can effectively put themselves in their customers’ shoes and optimize the entire experience. This allows […]

Essential SEO Tips: Content Management

by Joey Hensley @ Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

There are many pieces that work together for a successful SEO campaign. Your website, keyword research, blog and social media posts, and your target audience are a few. At the end of the day, though, it’s all about your content. Does your content tell your story in a way your target audience will read? Is […]

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Revamp Your SEO Strategy with Schema Markup and Structured Data

by Ruchi Pardal @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

Schema markup is one of the most crucial yet least used optimization techniques in SEO. As reported on Search Engine Land, around 80 percent of websites haven’t yet implemented schema markup. However, it is something that can boost your website in the search engine result pages (SERPs), if you grasp its concept and method. According ...

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How To Retain Your SEO Rankings When Redesigning a Website

by Sam Cyrus @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

This is something a website owner dreads more than almost anything else, the task of revamping a website without disrupting the delicate balance of a business’ internet presence. The risks of losing customers, losing website information, and losing the very important search results rankings are very real and can do long-term damage to the bottom ...

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SEO and Website Image Optimization 10-Point Checklist for Marketers

SEO and Website Image Optimization 10-Point Checklist for Marketers


Content Marketing Institute

Follow this 10-point checklist to help your images win SEO favor – Content Marketing Institute

Boost SEO by Inviting Your Employees to be Brand Advocates

by salesadmin @

Today, search engine optimization, or SEO, is arguably the single most important aspect of marketing your business. Although you probably use an internet marketing or SEO consultant (or have an in-house team), you have another valuable opportunity to boost your … Read More...

Top SEO Tools For On-Page Website Optimization

Top SEO Tools For On-Page Website Optimization


TrackDuck Blog

When it comes to confronting complex business challenges, SEO not only plays a vital role in it but also helps businesses stand ahead of the competition. You might have witnessed how website audit and optimization affected the ranking ratio of … Continue reading →

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 21: AdWords and Facebook Ads

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 21: AdWords and Facebook Ads

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

We discuss the differences between Google Adwords and Facebook Ads, and provide some basic, essential tips on how to use each advertising network.

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SEO Tips for Home Business Owners

SEO Tips for Home Business Owners


The Balance

Search engine optimization SEO overview and tutorial to help get your site ranked on Google and other search engines.

Optimizing a Website 2017: The Key On-Page Must-Haves

Optimizing a Website 2017: The Key On-Page Must-Haves


AWR

Think about your SEO strategy for 2017, and determine the first steps you'll have to take in order to improve your rankings.Major technical on-page factors.

This Week in Content Marketing: Optimizing Ad Tech Is a Waste of Time

This Week in Content Marketing: Optimizing Ad Tech Is a Waste of Time

by Joe Pulizzi @ Content Marketing Institute

We discuss the possibility of Google buying Marketo and Trade Desk's fight against ad fraud. Our rants and raves feature two music content innovators; then we close with an unlikely source of content inspiration: Warsaw, Indiana. Continue reading

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SEO Services: Website Optimization Consulting | Ryan Milani

SEO Services: Website Optimization Consulting | Ryan Milani


Search Engine Consulting | SEO & PPC Lead Generation | Ryan Milani

SEO Services - Website Optimization is all about quality and relevancy! Get found on search engines, rank higher with a well optimized website. Hire Ryan!

What is a Local Citation?

by Darren Shaw @ Whitespark

A local citation is any mention of your business on the web; it is any combination of your company name, phone number, address, zip or postal code, and website address.…

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Search engine optimization (SEO) for small business websites - Just Add Content

Search engine optimization (SEO) for small business websites - Just Add Content


Just Add Content

Search engine optimization (SEO) increases your chances of being found when customers search for a product or service like yours with search engines.

Online Reviews – CBS This Morning

by Eric @ Lizardwebs

I work with a TV nearby all the time.  When normal network news is on, or almost any news program is on, I’m watching or using it as background noise. So this morning, when I happened to look over, I saw something that caught my eye.  It was the middle of a story about a couple getting sued for leaving disparaging remarks on a company’s online review page. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/yelp-negative-online-review-texas-couple-sued-jeremy-stoppelman/ “YES!”  You could hear me whooping and hollering a mile away. “It’s about time!  FINALLY!  The insanity will stop!” Being all about internet, marketing and that side of the fence, what I thought I saw wasn’t what the story was really covering though. Let me explain. So, why was I SO excited about the clip on TV? In a nutshell, if this diatribe starts getting too long for you, because online reviews, review websites, bogus reviews et al have been the Wild West for too long. On both sides. Companies being completely trampled and abused by self-serving  “reviewers” with ulterior motives on the one hand. On the OTHER hand, as in the case of the story on CBS, customers trampled by companies that put a load of fine print in their sales/service contracts forbidding consumers from telling the truth about the crappy service they got. BOTH cases have far too many victims it appears. I, however, am more familiar with the former. Being a full-time web guy, I immediately thought that FINALLY a company had gone after a consumer who went on an unjustified, idiotic rant about a service or product.  An idiotic JUSTIFIED rant is one thing, but not idiotic and UNJUSTIFIED. If it took an hour to get your beer from a place and you share that the service is slow, that’s justified. Where it’s NOT justified – you came through the door drunk, started wolf-whistling the waitress across the room, fell off the barstool before the disgusted waitress even got TO you to tell you that you would NOT be served, and generally made an *ss of yourself until you were thrown out. On reflection later, or even that night, you then go online to share how horrible the restaurant is, they wouldn’t serve you, they were rude, threw your card back at you, threw you out all the while you were being an absolute delight (in your version of the story of course) – that one’s on YOU jack. You’re not justified. And THAT’S the part that VERY frequently gets left off these ranting reviews. I believe that the day that some company gets ultimately fed up with abusive reviews and goes after somebody as an example IS coming. Alternatively, fine print, as mentioned in the CBS story, is complete malarkey as well. Hiding some fine print designed to NOT allow people to say what a horrible job was done just goes against everything we as Americans stand for. Unprofessional behavior, poor product, service? While I see more situations like the above where the company gets unjustly […]

WordPress SEO Locations Plugin

by Alison Bracy @ Matmon Internet Inc.

At Matmon, we are always thinking of innovative ways to enhance the development process while meeting the needs of our clients. Our latest innovative creation is a WordPress SEO Locations plugin developed by our senior developers. This plugin makes it easy to display one or multiple locations with proper schema.org markup, Google Static Map images,... Read more »

GoatCloud Podcast Episode 7: WordPress Basics

GoatCloud Podcast Episode 7: WordPress Basics

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

Learn WordPress basics. How to start a blog or website. Core software, themes, plugins.

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Google and your web layout

by Eric @ Onsite SEO | Lizardwebs

Get ready for major Google changes afoot… Been sprucing up your site to show a bunch of ads – and not leaving much room for your content? Google is about to bite back. Your content needs to be visible above the fold it sounds like from this article over at WebsiteMagazine Google’s new page layout algorithm update may force many Web workers to reconsider from where exactly they will receive their next check. The change essentially analyzes the layout of a webpage and the amount of content immediately visible to a user. If you’ve been relying on ad revenue from placements that make it harder for users to find content, then you had better pay attention.  The algorithm modification was made to improve the user experience, according to Google. Websites that do not have much content above the fold (what a user sees immediately upon arriving on a site without scrolling) will be affected by the change. According to the official post on the Webmaster Central blog: See the full article at WebsiteMagazine or follow the link in the snippet to the Webmaster Central source. However you slice it or dice it, I applaud this change – until it affects ME of course… We try to deliver high quality content (yes, some of it COULD BE better, but for the most part, it’s pretty good) and it is really annoying to see some sites so loaded down with ads and garbage that you can’t even find the content. Ha. It’s even more annoying when they outrank me with their ad-laden interfacing LOL. Happy webbing!

Cleaning your site – Part 2 – Page Structure

by webmaster @ Lizardwebs

Continuing on with our “Let’s clean up yer site” run, let’s take a look at MORE of the onsite search optimization things… Back in the good old days, before search engines had as many smarts as they do today – and SEO was NOT a daily marketing item, things were pretty simple. We were ticked to DEATH when one of our hardware suppliers put UP a website so we could download new drivers pronto! This was WELL before the days of automatic updating were even probably conceived. There just weren’t that many sites out there. I remember being able to get updated drivers for my Creative sound card. What a joy. Didn’t have to request and then wait for shipment of those crazy disks. Lest I get drawn off into reminiscence, the point is, back in those days, it was NOT so difficult to keep track of things. Structures were usually what those of us in the business call a “flat” structure – every page was in the “root” of the website. Very few even THOUGHT about structuring their sites. You often saw just small sites. There were NOT those thousand page+ behemoths that almost ANYONE can create effortlessly today – say NOTHING about massive sites like Microsoft or Wikipedia. There was no need to do a whole lot of structuring with your 10 page site… I could go to the Creative Drivers page and there would be my card number and I clicked on the link and downloaded the zip file and installed. Granted, downloading it at 14.4K was a lengthy process, but… As time went along, the web became more and more crowded. Those same files that we went to Creative to get might also be offered elsewhere – maybe with a bunch of OTHER manufacturer drivers. There had to be some sort of structuring to help categorize things and make accessing finding them easier. As time went along, the search engines had to get “smarter” to better categorize things and keep track of them. What web devs discovered worked well for THEM was to categorize their OWN pages in a way that might logically make sense TO the search engines.  Not only did it make it easier for web devs and webmasters to keep track of their pages as their sites got bigger and bigger, it helped create logical relationships that the search engines could understand – parent/child relationships. Flat Structures Just to make sure we’re on the same page – a flat structure would give you urls like http://mydomain.tld/mypage1, http://mydomain.tld/mypage2, http://mydomain.tld/mypage3, etc… This kind of structure is easy to maintain – there is no concern over categorizing it, CSS and link structures are easy to handle even if done in manual HTML/CSS/Javascript. That can be fine if there really is not too much content, or your products are not very diverse, or maybe you only have one service / product and don’t need explanations too far. But when you do have more than just one service […]

Key SEO in 2014: Optimizing Your Local Presence on Google

by Alison Bracy @ Matmon Internet Inc.

How strong is your local presence on Google? As marketers, we often see businesses aim all their focus on their broad, overall organic appearance and completely miss the mark with local. But this year, optimizing your Google local presence will be an essential SEO component for any business’s Internet marketing plan. Why is my Google... Read more »

On-Page vs Off-Page SEO

by ThriveHive @ ThriveHive

Advancements in search engine capabilities, as well as their widespread use among consumers, have shifted marketing priorities of businesses big and small today. It’s no longer […]

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How to use image alt (alternative text) tags in WordPress

by Cliff @ GoatCloud Communications LLC

Image alternative text (alt) tags are used to help search engine optimization and, importantly, assist visitors. Learn how to work with them in WordPress.

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How to Create Engaging Employee Bios (that Boost SEO)

by salesadmin @

Do you have a page of employee bios on your website? If not, it’s time to think about adding one. Employee profiles might seem insignificant, but these little bios can translate to big benefits for you, your staff and your … Read More...

How to Optimize Your Website for SEO | The Everygirl

How to Optimize Your Website for SEO | The Everygirl


The Everygirl

Why is SEO so important? It’s the best way to attract new viewers and grow your site organically.

How to Write a Resume and Land Your Dream Job

by Chase Lepard @ Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

You Got This!

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How to Become a Data-Driven Marketer

by Christian Brink @ AddThis Academy

What does it mean to be a data-driven marketer? Learn how you can start using your own website data to start driving your marketing decisions.

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How to use Schema Markup for Better SERP

by Kristina Petrick @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

When creating any content for your website, it can sometimes be difficult for search engines to crawl your content and discover the topics you’re trying to present. Schema markup is one tool you can use to help clarify your content, by including markup for SERP that explains to crawlers what your data means. While you ...

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Understanding the Role of “Big Data” in Internet Marketing

by salesadmin @

Today, big data is changing the face of internet marketing. Although it’s a phrase you’ve likely heard before, the concept of big data is not widely understood by many business owners, especially those who own small to mid-size companies. But … Read More...

A Guide to International SEO: Strategies and Guidelines

by Natalie Severt @ Unamo Blog

You have a business. Your business has a website. You use localized keyword research and traditional SEO tactics to help your business rank well online. You have a diversified backlink profile and high domain authority. Congratulations! But now you want to expand. And this is where it gets complicated. How do you create an international […]

How to Create a Custom Post Type for Affiliate Links

by admin @ Tips and Tricks HQ

Depending on the type of web site that you are creating, and the desired content structure, it’s sometimes very powerful to create custom post types with custom fields. Some of the time, you may want 100% control over the fields for your custom post type. At a minimum, you may want to keep the post […]

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 17: Email Marketing Dos and Don’ts

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 17: Email Marketing Dos and Don’ts

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

Learn some basics of email marketing. Don't spam is an easy and important rule. What about send emails out at a good time?

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Search Engine Optimization - SEO | Textivia, Inc. - Raleigh, NC

Search Engine Optimization - SEO | Textivia, Inc. - Raleigh, NC


Textivia, Inc.

Textivia, Inc. of Raleigh, NC provides premier organic search engine optimization (SEO) services to clients in a vast array of industries nationwide.

What is SEO (search engine optimization)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

What is SEO (search engine optimization)? - Definition from WhatIs.com


WhatIs.com

Search engine optimization (SEO) is an area of website development that seeks to improve the way content is ranked by search engines. Various approaches are taken to achieve that goal, including making sure the website architecture makes it easy for visitors to find content and that pages are mobile-friendly and load quickly.

Organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Website Optimization

Organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Website Optimization


Verbatim Design

Organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one method to get ranked in the search engines. Organic SEO occurs directly on your website.

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 22: On WAMC Vox Pop Nov 18

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 22: On WAMC Vox Pop Nov 18

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

We participated November 18, 2015, in the call-in radio show, Vox Pop, on WAMC Northeast Radio, 90.3, with host Ray Graf. Focus on social media.

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3 Simple Steps to Managing Your Online Reviews

by Traci Huhn @ Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

Do you know what people are saying about your brand online? If you are like many small to medium-sized business owners or managers out there, it’s likely you do. And it’s possible … I would venture to say probable … that you have stumbled across a few bad reviews. Bad online reviews are often a […]

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3 Ways Marketing Automation Can Help You Retain Customers

by Alyssa Smith @ Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  Just like any other piece of marketing, when automation systems first became popular, there were many hiccups to smooth out. However, now that automation concepts are more mainstream, it’s an easy and efficient way to help retain your customers. With automation software, CRM tracking, and many other tools at your disposal, you can feel more […]

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PageRank – Huh?

by Eric @ Lizardwebs

UPDATE 2016-09-09: What WAS PageRank? PageRank was an integral part of SEO for many years. Read on to learn more about what it WAS, but its time has now passed.  We haven’t really counted on it now for a couple years – quite a while.  Most SEOs refer to rankings from Majestic.com or AHrefs.com or Moz.com. Google still has an internal mechanism for determining how much love they have for your site, but it is no longer shared in ANY fashion with the public. When you start talking to your SEO company, all those terms… What the heck is offsite? What is onsite? What is this and that? And then, of course, what is PageRank? Our friends over at Wikipedia have it something along these lines… PageRank is a link evaluation algorithm, named after Larry Page and used by the Google web-search engine, that designates a numeric weighting to each component of a hyperlinked group of files, like the World Wide Web, together with the purpose of “measuring” its relative significance inside of the set. The formula may be applied to any collection of entities with reciprocal quotations and references. The numerical weight that it assigns for any given element E is denoted by PR (E and known as the PageRank of E). PageRank is not Google’s only formula that establishes positions in serp’s, but simply one of several elements utilized to establish ranking sites in search results pages for any specific search. Find out more at their site – PageRank Explained In short, if you didn’t follow all of that, it’s a system named after Larry Page (one of the Google founders) to help decide just how important your website actually is based on the content, links and other various factors specific to your website. Higher is better. The rankings go from N/A to 10. It is usually referred to as simply “PR” – not to be confused with “public relations” type PR. Quick PR Ranking Breakdown N/A: Google has no clue who the heck you are. If you have been around for a while, it really doesn’t like your content – scraped or just nothing of any real note. If you’re just starting a website, this is normal. PR 0: Google acknowledges your existence, but doesn’t see much value yet, but it has some faith in you. Still not a desired ranking. PR 1: Now you’re getting somewhere. You have content and some value in Google’s eyes. You’re not setting the world on fire, but you have relevance. PR 2: Okay, not shabby. Google likes you. You’ve got some decent content. PR 3: Good for a local website – much like the ones that we create. You’ve got content that is good, and you’ve got some clout. With a PR 3 site, you can usually launch a page and get pretty quick love from Google on it. PR 4: Now you’ve got some heat. PR 4 and up is pretty powerful medicine if you’re doing either backlinking or […]

What Your Desk Says About You

by Chen Attias @ Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Which one are you?

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12 Reasons You Should Invest in Growth Driven Design in 2018?

by Matt Weber @ Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More

Websites are the most essential part of every business’s online marketing strategy. If you wish to see online success, you need to get the most out of your site. This all starts with your website design and how you build it. These days, there are many ways you can build a website, but some are

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What Is Search Engine Optimization And Why Is It Important

What Is Search Engine Optimization And Why Is It Important


reliablesoft.net

Search engine optimization is nowadays more important than ever and it is necessary for every webmaster to understand the true meaning of SEO as well as the potential it creates for every business. What is SEO? Search engine optimization or SEO in short, is a set of rules that can be followed by website (or blog) owners to optimize their websites for search engines and thus improve their search engine rankings. In addition, it is a great way to increase the quality of their web sites by making them user- friendly, faster and easier to navigate. SEO can also be

Top reasons your practice needs a good website

by Matt Weber @ Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More

If you’re a healthcare professional running your own practice, you may have considered a website in the past. Maybe things haven’t manifested in that area and you’ve been left disappointed or unsure of how a website can be a benefit. As the internet has matured, there are more possibilities than ever before. Modern websites are

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Search Engine Optimization - SEO | ThriveHive

Search Engine Optimization - SEO | ThriveHive


ThriveHive

Improve your website’s organic search ranking today with Propel Marketing Search Engine Optimization. Generate traffic and leads for your business!

Get your website found with SEO | Albany NY

Get your website found with SEO | Albany NY


GoatCloud Communications LLC

Internet marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) firm serving small businesses and non profits in Albany, Schenectady and the Capital Region of NY, and beyond.

15 Pinterest-Worthy Picnic Ideas for Labor Day

by Nathaly Schneider @ Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Make this long weekend a labor of love

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SEO: The Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization from Moz

SEO: The Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization from Moz


Moz

New to SEO? Need to polish up your knowledge? The Beginner's Guide to SEO has been read over 3 million times and provides the information you need to get on the road to professional quality SEO.

Online Scheduling Masters: 8 Gorgeous Wix Bookings Sites

by Taira Sabo @ Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Will you resist?

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12 Important SEO Tips for Your Website

12 Important SEO Tips for Your Website


Goins, Writer

This is part of The Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization series, written for humans, not robots. Today, we’re talking about optimizing your whole website for search engines.

Reaching Gen Z: Marketing to Digital Natives

by Traci Huhn @ Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

Now that you have finally learned how to market to millennials, it’s time to shift your focus slightly to their younger brothers and sisters: Gen Z.   Gen Z are digital natives. They have grown up with technology their entire lives. Technology has provided convenience unheard of in simpler times. The ease with which they’ve […]

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Cleaning Your Site – What you should be looking at

by webmaster @ Lizardwebs

So, most of you probably don’t know much about what goes into doing websites directly or how we go about optimizing them for search or such. Then again, if you’re showing up HERE, maybe you do. Regardless, I’ve been on the creation side of the web for over 20 years now. I’ve seen good, bad and everything in between. I have turned OUT good, bad and everything in between in that time period LOL – we all start somewhere.  We don’t turn out bad intentionally, but at different times, creativity may have run a little shy, time may have run a little shy – or a client’s BUDGET may have run a little shy. You don’t build the Taj Mahal with a doublewide budget – and we’ve seen a lot of double and even “single-wide” budget clients in the last 20 years. That said, there are certain things that need to be done.  There are certain tenets to a good website construction – for RANKING. And what I see out of a LOT of shops – and, unfortunately, devs that are out there, is NOTHING but “pretty pictures” in the site.  It drives me absolutely crazy. A well-done site will have a nice combination of design (or at least a catchy design), good and reasonably thorough content, and a solid structure. In a well-designed site, these images will ALSO load quickly and will be appropriate to the project. We’re going to cover these topics across at least a couple of articles. Bad Website Structure – Everywhere I’ve got one “under the knife” now that was done by an UpWork person for one of my clients. The potential client asked me back in December if I could help him. I really didn’t have time, so he pressed on with his Upwork contractor. Who turned out a nightmarish site as far as being rankable. Looks great on the surface, but so many things were done wrong. Now we’re working on SEO for him as of last month. While we’ve made progress with them, it really is going to require some remedial work. It honestly is such a mess that I’m not sure if I’ll be able to fix it without rebuilding it elsewhere and moving content across. We just took on another project. The guy has done great work – but as I feared, he spent his time on pretty pictures. It’s going to look GREAT – except I guarantee it won’t ever be found – unless I go back and do a whole LOT of retrofitting.  And I’m going through it and getting more and more irritable. Pretty site – it really is. But several poor choices were made. A bad choice here or there is not the end of the site, but more than a few makes ranking any website harder than it should be.  When you put pretty over SEO, you likely you will end up with a client down the road asking “WHY is this site not ranking? It’s so pretty!” Now, bearing in […]

Fantastic ‘Shoppable’ Video Marketing Strategies

by Jon Mowat @ AWR

There’s no need for me to bore you with stats about video content consuming the Web, expedited by Facebook planning a video-first future and Fortune 500 companies confirming video marketing delivers higher returns than display ads. The medium of moving pictures can’t fail to catch the eye, and as 4G connections become increasingly widespread – … Continue reading "Fantastic ‘Shoppable’ Video Marketing Strategies"

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The Value of Direct Traffic in Google Analytics and How to Report on It

by Aaron Agius @ AWR

Research from W3Techs suggests that more than half (54.4 percent) of all websites on the Internet use Google Analytics, including popular sites like YouTube, Tumblr, Reddit and even WordPress. Google Analytics offers in-depth traffic analyses on a wide variety of metrics, but in my experience, one of the most telling is direct traffic. Here’s what … Continue reading "The Value of Direct Traffic in Google Analytics and How to Report on It"

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Web Design & SEO | Search Engine Optimization | Socially Present

Web Design & SEO | Search Engine Optimization | Socially Present


Socially Present

Web Design and Development, Concept Development, Responsive Design, Mobile Responsive, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and E-Commerce

What Makes a Website Stand Out From Your Competitors

by Traci Huhn @ Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

If you are in the market for a brand new website or website redesign, the first question in your mind is likely “What Makes a Website Stand Out?” In other words, how do you offer your visitors a unique experience so that they will remember you and choose your business over a competitor? The answer […]

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How to get a Google ranking penalty

by Matt Weber @ Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More

These days, all websites rely on Google to reach new visitors. It’s the main vessel through which people find websites for the first time. In fact, Google currently has over 81.2% of the market share for Search Engines. That’s why you need to make sure that you don’t get penalised by the company. This is something

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11 Keys to Starting Your Own Business on a Tight Budget

by Jillian Altit @ Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Don't break the bank!

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Local SEO for Small Businesses

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

Local SEO for Small Businesses The organic search results are already a tough place to fight for top rankings. Local search results? Even harder. Besides traditional SEO, there are a variety of local SEO ranking factors that small businesses and even larger franchises have to worry about when jockeying for the top positions for localized […]

How to Dominate Local SEO

by webmaster @ Lizardwebs

Investing in local SEO is crucial as it helps reach potential consumers. Businesses, especially startups should start by marketing themselves locally before entering the any type of larger market. Controlling the most nearby locations gives companies the ability to get the most bang for the buck right out of the gate.  Shorter trips, less time spent traveling to and fro OR making your local brick and mortar known to your neighbors – regardless of your business model / needs, local SEO is almost always going to be your best first step. Hire a local SEO expert To get excellent results, it’s a whole lot more efficient to hire an expert to do it for you.  Short of spending weeks/months, even YEARS learning all the ins and outs of SEO, just get someone to do the job.  While SEO is not a mind-numbing, dark magic kind of thing, most people will be MUCH better off sticking to making their business operations successful and leaving the internet marketing to companies that do it all the time. Just like so many other things in business, yes, if you spent a lot of time learning one or another aspect of it, you could do it yourself. The pinch comes when you realize that in order to do what an expert can do in an hour will require considerably MORE time if you do it yourself.  For the same reason we have a “lawn guy”, most companies are better off with their own “SEO guy” (or gal). They have all the knowledge and tools to do it quickly and efficiently.  Successful local SEO requires proper analyzing and research when choosing the strategies to implement. Experts know how to go about these processes so as to achieve a good ranking on the search engine results. Some of the important parts of SEO – be it local or even a large global campaign include: Keyword research Keywords play an enormous role when it comes to search engine ranking. All the content you post on the website should contain certain keywords. The company you hire will do research and come up with keywords that will make your website more discoverable. They will also research on the keyword density that will be used in blogs and articles for your business. Link building Building links to a website is another strategy that experts will use to help you to get high rankings. Bad link building can have a very negative impact on your website. This happens if links are made to wrong websites. An expert will help you come up with quality links to the right websites. User-friendly websites Users have to be able to access your website well both on computer and phone screens. Our Raleigh SEO experts will help you in designing your website so that it’s mobile friendly. This will give you an advantage since search engines especially Google tend to prefer websites that are mobile friendly. Social media Local SEO also uses the social media to build links to […]

How To Run An Online Marketing Campaign Using Only Photos and Videos

by Maher Abiad @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

Today we’re going to talk to you about the power of visuals. The power to convey messages and thoughts where simple words can’t. We’d like to show you how you would construct a marketing campaign with video and photos as the key driver of your strategy. Today, the culture of image and visuals has taken ...

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Why your Fishing Charter and Lodge needs a modern Website

by Matt Weber @ Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More

There are a few businesses nowadays that can’t benefit from an online presence. This, naturally, includes fishing charters. Creating a website for your lodge or your fishing guide business is going to attract traffic and drive more bookings in the short-term. In the long-term, it will help you build a significantly bigger, more visible, and

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Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce Wins Best Website in Texas

by Traci Huhn @ Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

Congratulations to our client Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce who won 1st place for “Best Website in Texas” competing with over 200 other entries from Chambers across the state. Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce Wins 1st Place for “Best Website in Texas” The Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce was excited to learn that their website won “Best Website […]

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Recent “Google My Business” Changes

by salesadmin @

Google My Business (GMB) has undergone several unannounced changes lately that you may not be aware of. If we can be sure of anything, it’s that Google makes changes all the time. The good news about the recent Google My … Read More...

How Voice Search is Changing the SEO Game

by Ruth Eschenheimer @ Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

"Ok Wix, what's voice search?"

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The Art & Science of Google AdWords

by salesadmin @

Google AdWords is one of most powerful online marketing tools available today, capable of providing a substantial return on investment and boost to your bottom line. The bad news is that unless you use it correctly, your precious marketing and … Read More...

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 23: On WAMC Vox Pop May 11

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 23: On WAMC Vox Pop May 11

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

We participated May 11, 2016, in the call-in radio show, Vox Pop, on WAMC Northeast Radio (Albany NY), 90.3, with host Ray Graf. Social media and more!

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GoatCloud Podcast Episode 5: Local Online Presence

GoatCloud Podcast Episode 5: Local Online Presence

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

Learn how to maximize the use of online business directories, to ensure that your website and online presence are found within your local market.

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Integrate Google Search Console With Unamo SEO

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

Now you can integrate your Google Search Console properties with your Unamo SEO Campaign with GSC data storage for up to 2 years! ​​ You’ll have all of your relevant SEO data on one platform to expedite your analytics and decision making processes. ​ The integration will pull all of your data from GSC into […]

6 Signs Your Construction Business Needs a Great Website

by Matt Weber @ Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More

The construction industry is traditionally cautious when adopting new technologies. It’s a field that attracts practical people, so it’s no surprise if you’ve waited this long to begin seriously considering a proper website and online presence. Whether you’re a growing residential firm angling to get a stronger foothold locally, or you’re competing for large industrial

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Featured Presenter: Google will be at SBA Showcase & Albany Job Fair 2017 in Latham NY on Oct 4th

by mgreentree @ SEO Web Mechanics

The Small Business Albany Showcase and Albany Job Fair features over 50 exhibitors, with 4 business and career seminar presenters every hour from 9a through 4p. The SBA Showcase is open to the public and there is no charge to attend any of the events. Latham, New York (PRWEB)September 06, 2017 The Small Business Showcase […]

Search Engine Optimization for Your Website: a Brief Guide

Search Engine Optimization for Your Website: a Brief Guide


UUA.org

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is about making sure your pages are well-formed:

How to Optimize Your Website for Search Engine Use

How to Optimize Your Website for Search Engine Use


wikiHow

Content still reigns as the king in the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Some websites get on top of search engine rankings because of high-powered link building campaigns, but when you talk about visitor loyalty and traffic...

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 20: On WAMC Vox Pop May 13

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 20: On WAMC Vox Pop May 13

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

We participated May 13, 2015, in the call-in radio show, Vox Pop, on WAMC Northeast Radio, 90.3, with host Ray Graf. Focus on security.

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Designing for Better Analytics: 5 Decisions Web Designers Fail to Make

by Marcia Riefer Johnston @ Content Marketing Institute

The bad news: If you fail to make an analytics-friendly website design, you won’t get the best analytics insight. The good news: It’s easy to make analytics-friendly design decisions. Here are five tips on how to do it. Continue reading

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The Complete Guide to Building a Brand Online

by The Wix Team @ Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Just brand it!

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How to Create a Beautiful Logo

by Taira Sabo @ Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Loco for logos!

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Website Optimization Basics For Local SEO - Whitespark

Website Optimization Basics For Local SEO - Whitespark


Whitespark

A beginners guide to everything you need to know about optimizing a site for Local Search Engine Optimization. Watch the video or read through transcript.

How To Use Link Bait To Attract New Leads

by Jonathon Ohayon @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

Link bait is content you have on your site that naturally attracts inbound links. Key word: NATURALLY. Everyone knows the importance of links for organic rankings. And everyone knows that BUILDING links can land you with a whopping penalty. So what’s left? Link Bait. Google’s own Matt Cutts thinks of link bait as “something interesting ...

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Tips From The Experts – What is Community Management?

by Manu Cohen @ Official Wix Blog | Web Design & Small Business Tips to Promote Your Site

Let's socialize :)

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How to Use Instagram for Business

by Amy Hunt @ AWR

Social media plays a huge role in how we run our businesses these days, but this is still a relatively new concept for some. For instance, Citipost Mail have been looking into what social media platforms can work best for you and your business, in particular Instagram, which is fast becoming the most popular way … Continue reading "How to Use Instagram for Business"

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Why “Original Ideas” Are Killing Your Content Marketing Campaigns

by Puranjay Singh @ AWR

“Originality” is the original sin of marketing. Blame it on the valorization of Don Draper-esque figures, but there is a widespread belief that to be successful in marketing, you have to come up with wildly original ideas. The end result is marketers who chase originality just for the sake of being original. I have the … Continue reading "Why “Original Ideas” Are Killing Your Content Marketing Campaigns"

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What is a content creator and why do I need one?

by Matt Weber @ Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More

In modern times there’s a massive emphasis on content and content creation with regards to marketing. You have techniques such as inbound marketing that is built around creating content for users to find and engage with. Talk to any experienced marketer, and they’ll tell you that content creation is the present and future of the

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What is Inbound Marketing and why is it so effective?

by Matt Weber @ Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More

With regards to marketing, there are many ways you can proceed with your strategy. More often than not, you’ll be faced with two different paths to go down; inbound or outbound marketing. Outbound marketing is the more traditional approach and centers on trying to grab an audience’s attention by using things such as print adverts,

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Can User Generated Content Help Boost SEO?

by salesadmin @

Is there a relationship between SEO and user generated content (UGC)? User generated content consists primarily of customer reviews, testimonials and social media mentions. However, depending on your business model, you could leverage other types of UGC in your internet … Read More...

B2B vs B2C In Marketing Automation: What’s The Difference?

by Alyssa Smith @ Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

  Business goals change depending on the type of audience being sought. Business-to-business (B2B) companies are those seeking other businesses as clients, whereas business-to-consumer (B2C) companies are those seeking a consumer audience. Because the strategies for these two types of business models are vastly different, so are the market automation processes. Different technology, data, and […]

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How to Change Your Business Description on Google

by Ryan @ Search Engine Consulting | SEO & PPC Lead Generation | Ryan Milani

Google has taken control of your business description in search results. Specifically, the description that is on the right of search results in your Google My Business (GMB) description, above address and below your business name, and on Google Maps. Google makes the distinction this is an “editorial summary.” So what are your options to […]

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Google Algorithms

by Eric @ Lizardwebs

Search Engine Algorithms Change – FREQUENTLY! Something to keep in mind – algorithms for ranking your site are always changing. What worked 5 years ago – even 5 months ago, may or may NOT still be viable. Like any professional thing, ongoing testing and learning are vital to any good SEO company. If your SEO person is relying on practices that USED to work – they may NOT be getting the best results – and may actually be tanking your site. We still see a lot of companies using bad SEO techniques. It’s not uncommon to see an algorithm change in Google or other search engines causing your site to shift many places in a short period of time. Some shifts are brief, but if your site goes down a few pages and just does NOT come back up, it’s time to try a different strategy – or SEO company. At a minimum, contact your SEO company to find out what’s going on and bring it to their attention. If they’re good, they already know that you’ve shifted and are working on it. If your site moves around a few places from week to week, that’s natural. Some sites though, we have to say, are so much stronger than competitors, that they generally do NOT shift out of first position. You know you’ve got something good going at that point! Normal variances in your Search Engine Rankings It is NOT uncommon to see specific rankings shift around from week to week – even day to day in particularly competitive markets and terms. We expect to see variances of a few spots in rankings. We see some pages drop 10 spots, but then another page on your site rises 11 positions for that same term – effectively swapping out positions on the SERPs. PageRank Another common Google Algorithm that will affect your site is PageRank – find out about PageRank here

How to Get Awesome Customer Testimonials in 5 Easy Steps

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Customer testimonials are some of the most powerful marketing tools you can use to build your business. Whether you use these influential — and highly cost-effective — customer endorsements on your website, in your social feeds or in print, you … Read More...

Biggest SEO Scams in 2017

by Matt Weber @ Weber Design | Website Design, Digital Marketing & More

The world of search engine optimization is a little on the dirty side, to say the least. As a website owner, there is a high chance that you have been approached by some SEO expert who promises amazing results many times in the past – and will continue to do so in the future. Perhaps

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Getting to the top of Search:

by mgreentree @ SEO Web Mechanics

To achieve success: follow best practices for SEO & Rankings. Top 4 Best Practice Recommendations (from Google): Provide high quality content.   Make your site mobile friendly. Use informative titles and meta data. Add a site search box  Make your site more valuable to readers and your rankings will improve! Read more at Google ——————————————————–  Free website evaluations […]

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 15: With SmallBiz attorney Sarah Gold

GoatCloud SEO Podcast Episode 15: With SmallBiz attorney Sarah Gold

by @ GoatCloud Internet Marketing and SEO Podcast

Sarah Gold, Esq. and I discuss small business formation and the technologies Sarah deploys to gain business efficiencies and promote her practice.

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Quick & Actionable Guide to eCommerce Customer Segmentation

by Stephan Markov @ AWR

Have you already heard that you should not be doing a “one-size fits all” kind of marketing? Of course you have. Probably a million times, I bet. You’ve also heard of segmentation and that you should hack and slash your customers into separate groups called “segments”. All good, but you never started doing it, simply … Continue reading "Quick & Actionable Guide to eCommerce Customer Segmentation"

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Search Engine Optimization | SEO Richmond, VA | Key Web Concepts

Search Engine Optimization | SEO Richmond, VA | Key Web Concepts


Key Web Concepts

Search engine optimization is your key to higher rankings in search engines like Google, Bing & Yahoo! Key Web Concepts can help potential clients find your website.

Five things that you should know about your White Hat SEO Techniques

by Team MHS @ Maine Hosting Solutions – WordPress Development, Search Engine Optimization

This post is a reminder to assess your SEO Activities on a regular basis. What may be a great SEO technique last month may be killing you in Google today. White Hat SEO Techniques are the way to go. Once you go down the slippery road of trying to trick Google, its just a matter of time before you hit a dead end, and sometimes there is no turnaround.Read the rest

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How to Repurpose Your Content to Drive New Website Traffic

by Christian Brink @ AddThis Academy

Learn how to repurpose the content you create to drive new website traffic.

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Capitalizing on Google Local Search to Build Your Business

by salesadmin @

Google local search (GLS) is one of the most powerful tools available to business owners who sell to consumers from a brick-and-mortar location. Whether you have one location or several, the local search platform will help you build your business … Read More...

SEO Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide

SEO Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide


Neil Patel

Guess how many blog posts are published each day. Any ideas? Over 2 million. That means 46 people have pressed publish by the time you read these 4 sentences. This makes it kinda tough to stand out. But you have to, if you want to make your blog a successful one, that is. While I …

Franchise SEO: How to Apply Local SEO to Multiple Locations

by Avinash Nair @ Unamo Blog

From creating different landing pages to finding niche, relevant keywords, a lot of franchisors (and their SEO vendors) are neck deep in their search for the Holy Grail of franchise SEO. And that’s only the beginning. As a franchisor, you’re aware by now of the many pitfalls of attempting to unify information without duplicating it. […]

Healing Houston: How to Help those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

by Traci Huhn @ Houston Web Design, Social Media, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Development in The Woodlands, Texas

Featured Image Photo Credit: CTV News As one of the many cities devastated by Hurricane Harvey, Houston must now face the challenge of healing and restoration. The people of Houston are resilient, strong, and fiercely dedicated to helping one another recover. Many churches and public facilities have opened their doors to evacuees with nowhere else […]

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Tracking Conversion Data: Are You Doing it Right?

by Peter Dulay @ AWR

One of the most important quotes to live by in business is, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” If you’re not certain how you’re progressing towards a goal, how can you possibly reach it? Smart marketers know what metrics they should be tracking, such as: • Clicks: How many people expressed interest in my … Continue reading "Tracking Conversion Data: Are You Doing it Right?"

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Multiregional Tracking in Unamo SEO

by Adam Coombs @ Unamo Blog

With Multiregional Keyword Tracking you’ll be able to track keywords in multiple regions in your Unamo SEO campaign. ​ Multiregional tracking only applies to Google; however, with a variety of local search engines in various countries, you can check the success of your keywords in one region against their success in another. By doing this, […]

Checklist for Optimizing Your Funnel from Top to Bottom

by Sam Warren @ AWR

Depending on the size of your organization and what your particular KPIs look like, you may not get a whole lot of time to focus on the big picture. When it comes to UX and CRO, this can be particularly challenging even for the most experienced marketers and specialists. The reason is simple, there’s too … Continue reading "Checklist for Optimizing Your Funnel from Top to Bottom"

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More than Keywords: SEO and Website Maintenance

More than Keywords: SEO and Website Maintenance


Cheeky Monkey Media

Discover what SEO really is, how it's related to website maintenance, and why you can't afford to ignore it!

Five Ways Google’s Downgrade of Pop-Up Ads is Already Affecting Your Business

by Ajay Paghdal @ Monitor Backlinks Blog

It’s a pop-up world out there. As a small business owner, you work tirelessly to attract visitors to your site and convert them into paying customers. And, if you’re like millions of others marketing your business online, at some point you’ve used pop up ads to reach your target audience. Recently, Google announced it will ...

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