Content is King…..And It’s Your Move

It is no secret that content marketing on a website, much like the king in a chess game, carries a great deal of power and value—in fact, it is the difference between winning or losing the game. But if all the pawns remain immobilized on the chess board, there is no way to win the […]

Making a List and Checking it Twice, Gonna Find Out Who’s Reviews Are Nice

With the busiest shopping season of the year quickly approaching, business owners are running out of time to make sure their websites and SEO strategies are ready for the holiday rush. As many consumers have just finished putting away their Halloween decorations, many stores, almost magically, have been transformed into winter wonderlands virtually overnight. So […]

Black Friday Goes Mobile

Black Friday is almost here; but perhaps even more pertinent to online retailers is that its counterpart, Cyber Monday, is right around the corner–not to mention all the deals beginning on Thursday and throughout the Thanksgiving weekend. With thousands of online retailers competing for the same dollars and page views, it is imperative that your […]

“See You At The Top” Search Engine Marketing

In today’s digital age, it is not surprising that consumers are looking to their phones more and more to find answers to their purchasing questions, and they aren’t just looking for answers— they are looking for reviews. According to a study by Marketing Land, the overwhelming majority of purchases, over 90%, are influenced by online […]

Surviving Mobilegeddon

The headline from Google reads “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.” Business owners take note: if your website is not designed and prepared for what is […]

Simplify to Satisfy

Today’s consumers are more mobile than ever—not so much in the physical sense—but in the virtual sense. One can travel around the world with a hand-held device, jumping from the Seven Wonders of the World to an African safari or the top of the Alps, all from the comfort of a sofa. In this day […]

Online Reputation Management

Your online reputation is not only an important part of your business’s overall brand perception, but it is becoming increasingly more impressionable in the minds of your consumers. If not managed appropriately, it can become a powerful tool for your competitors. According to studies by BIA Kelsey, nearly 97% of consumers say they read online […]

Mobile Websites: A Google Update

Perhaps the largest announcement made by Google to affect the search rankings of websites since the initial Panda & Penguin updates, starting on April 21st, 2015 having a mobile-friendly website was not only highly recommended but required. The announcement was dubbed “Mobilegeddon” by many in the SEO community as internet marketers had to scramble in […]

Five Google Services to Check Out

1. Gmail Without a doubt, Google’s most popular service (obviously excluding their search engine centerpiece) is their free email. Google has recently integrated Gmail into an even more comprehensive service including Drive (more on that later) and Google+ Photos. Gmail services are constantly being upgraded, the web user experience is second-to-none, the @gmail.com email address […]

Google’s Pigeon Update

Many experts have referred to the Pigeon update as the biggest Google local search results update to occur in years. The update affected U.S. English local search queries and resulted in many local businesses panicked as they were no longer visible in the seven-pack results. The new algorithm was released to provide local search results […]