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New Website Speed Optimization Presentation

2 seconds.

One-miss-is-sip-pi, two-miss-is-sip-pi.

That is the tolerable wait time for a website to load.

A recent study by SearchMetrics.com analyzed websites ranking on the first three pages of results and found that on average, the Top […]

Are You Losing 70% of Sales? How to Avoid Shopping Cart Abandonment

If current website sales are $10,000 per month and you can improve shopping cart abandonment rate by just 10% you would end up earning an additional $12,000 in sales for the year!

In case you […]

6 Free Site Speed Test Tools You Need to Make Your Website Faster

Website speed is all the rage today.

Did you know that in 2014 Site Speed was voted one of the top search ranking factors?

Site speed contributes to a better user experience overall and hundreds of […]

EAT This! What We Can Learn from Google’s Leaked Quality Guidelines

Have you heard the news that the Google quality rating guidelines which is essentially a handbook used by Google employees to manually review websites was leaked to the public recently?

The Google quality guidelines handbook […]

A Winning SEO Strategy from the Get-Go

Looks matter.

But as all of our mothers told us as children, Never judge a book by its cover and It’s what’s inside that counts.

Think about a house built without a solid foundation – it’s […]

Great Resource! Your Google Algorithm Cheat Sheet

The Moz Blog just published an invaluable resource for you as a business owner, website developer, content writer or all of the above! The article unravels the mystery behind all of Google’s algorithm updates […]

How to Draw Qualified Customers to your Website

Today’s online marketplace has become a Mecca for high end and expensive graphic design. Many are spending thousands on the professionally designed websites and countless hours on focusing on what and how they will […]

4 Takeaways for Panda 4.0 Changes

Recently I came across an excellent article by Razvan Gavrilas about Panda 4.0 which investigates several winners and losers in SERP visibility after the May 20th Panda algorithm update.

If this is the first time […]

In Answer to Your Questions

Recently a business owner emailed us with some good questions about us as he was obviously searching for a new SEO company to hire. We felt we should share these with everyone as these […]

What is a Hashtag Anyways and What’s the Big Deal?

You may call it a pound sign but the next generation will likely only know it as a hashtag.

The Hashtag phenomenon is taking the internet by storm. Once used exclusively on Twitter to categorize […]