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Looking for some new SEO content techniques to improve your company exposure and bolster your overall SEO strategy as a result? Rejuvenating older SEO content articles and re-purposing the wealth of knowledge in those documents can prepare them for new mediums and bring some surprising results in the process. Google defines rejuvenate as “make (someone […]

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We’ve all seen them. The annoying popup ad layered over the page of a website which prevents us from reading the content after we’ve followed a link on our mobile device. Google has decided that these interstitial mobile ads are intruding on a mobile user’s experience by preventing the user from immediately accessing the page […]

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So what did we learn about SEO in 2016 that we can carry over into the New Year and improve our SERP positioning? We learned numbers! Lots of numbers! I think that the most interesting statistics this year (and even from previous years) center around mobile, voice search on mobile, and voice search through present […]

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Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant. You can ask it questions or tell it to do things, much like the Google Search function on your computer or phone, but in a hands free speaker version. As Google’s entry into the home market, the Google Home device was released in October 2016 […]

Reputation Management

According to marketing consultant Mathew Barby in his recent article How to Rank Number One in Google: A Study of 1 Million Pages, some of the most common elements of top ranking websites in Google are: Backlinks Anchor text Page titles Target keywords URLs In this blog post we are going to discuss more of Barby’s […]

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At its core, evergreen content is just what it implies, content which remains relevant and applicable throughout the seasons in much the same way evergreen trees do not lose their leaves in the fall. In this article we will help you understand the definition of evergreen content for SEO and identify seven characteristics of evergreen […]

Ever wonder what those rectangular boxes are at the top of a search engine results (SERP) page are called? Or what about how you can get your website’s information to appear in them? They’re referred to as Featured Snippets and you can have your website appear there by having the most relevant answer formatted properly on […]

Instagram is the fastest growing social media site worldwide with 23% growth in active users in the last six months alone. Users can spend hours scrolling through great photos posted by their friends, favorite celebrities, brands and products, bloggers, TV networks, and more. There are over 300 million users who share up to 60 million […]

Over the years we have talked quite about Mobile Search here on our blog including this post about the Google Mobile Update on April 21 2015. In just a few short days we will have even more to talk about as Google launches its second official mobile search algorithm update. Here’s the announcement Google recently […]

A recent study done by Bizrate Insights uncovers the top problems consumers experience when shopping online from their mobile device. Almost all of these relate to usability. Does your mobile website design have any of these issues? Problem 8 – Data Security Concerns (11%). Problem 7 – Not enough product information available (12%). Problem 6 […]

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A new study by Havas Worldwide gives us some insight into the new roles that companies are expected to play beyond their pure corporate function. In one portion of the survey, participants were asked to mark the five core values they think are most important for brands to embody. Here are the top 10 highest rated […]

Clunky. Slow. Frustrating. These are the exact mobile web browsing issues that the Google-led Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project has worked rapidly in the last three and a half months to solve once and for all. Rising to the challenge of providing web pages that load faster and look better on mobile devices, this open source initiative means […]

I know that you want to see results from your website project.  And I know it can be disappointing when you don’t start getting results soon after you have launched the website.  It is natural to want to give up on the whole idea and conclude, “You can’t get leads for your business from the Internet”. That’s […]

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A recent study by Limelight Networks has confirmed that high performing websites are more important to consumers than fresh and updated content. Participants were asked to rank in order of importance what they expect from a website experience. Here are the results, in order of importance: Performance (streaming with no buffering, pages loading quickly, etc.) […]

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Here’s what’s making news in the SEO community in the last several weeks. Google Says HTTPS Sites May Get Ranking Boost In a hangout this month between Bruce Clay and Gary Illyes of Google, Illyes reconfirmed that Google’s HTTPS ranking boost may serve as the tiebreaker if the quality signals for the two search results are […]

Local SEO

  It has been almost one month since Google replaced its “Local 7 Pack” results with its new “Local 3 Pack” results. This means that searchers only see three businesses listed in the local map results.  We briefly explain the Local 3 update in our August 2015 SEO Updates post but think this topic is […]

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“Strive for progress not for perfection.”    (Unknown) As in all areas of life we will never achieve perfection in SEO. Just like we won’t look in the mirror one day and decide we have attained the perfect body there is always something we don’t like or something that could be improved a little more. There […]

Here’s what making news in the SEO community in the last couple of weeks. Moz Ranking Factors Preview Moz is getting ready to publish its latest set of Search Engine Ranking Factors and gave author Eric Enge early access to some of the data. Here is what he has found: More and more Top 10 […]

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If you are a small business you can’t afford to miss the promising results of the recent study by Yodle on What Consumers Want from Local Businesses. Guess what? People love local businesses! Four out of five respondents use local businesses and nearly half say they shopped at local businesses more this year than last. […]