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Why You Should Focus on Designing an SEO-Friendly Website (And How to Do It)
Your website is the heart of your online marketing efforts. So it stands to reason that it should be built with marketing, rather than aesthetics, in mind. Yes, there is something to be said for having an appealing website, and you should certainly aim to design one that has both form and function. But the […]
How to Build a Website That Generates Leads
In today’s day and age, every business owner knows they must have an online presence to be competitive. But not everyone understands how to optimize that online presence. Your website is the heart of your business’s online existence, so ensuring that it’s designed to maximize lead generation is critical to securing long-term success for your […]
5 Steps to Small Business Search Engine Optimization
The video above is a replay of a recent live webinar I conducted. Combined with the text below you should have a pretty good feel for the steps necessary for small business SEO. If you’re looking for a highly technical post on search engine optimization (SEO), this is not the content for you, and honestly, […]
Small Business Guide to the Google Universe
The video above is a replay of a recent live webinar I conducted. Combined with the text below you should have a pretty good feel for how to use Google for small businesses. While Google has a lot of different products and services, to me, the following are what truly make up Google’s Small Business […]
Voice Search: What Small Business Owner’s and Marketers Need to Know
Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch About Voice Search An increasing number of people are turning to search devices, but not necessarily search engines per se. We have laptops and our phones, and then, of course, we’ve got these Alexa and Google Home devices. These are how people are actually now executing searches. Not all of it […]
How to Optimize Your Website for Voice Search
As we are all aware at this point, voice recognition technology is continuing to get better and better, in fact, it is now believed to be 95% accurate. As users, we’re adapting to this new voice revolution rather quickly (almost 1/4 of mobile search queries are voice search), yet marketers and SEO specialists seem to […]

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Quick Fixes to Turn Your SEO Around
Let me be clear, SEO is absolutely a marathon, not a sprint. To do it well, it takes a lot of time and effort and needs to be a continuous practice. With that being said, there are a few low-hanging fruit items that you can address first that can help turn your SEO efforts around […]
The Most Effective SEO Tactics of 2018 Thus Far
We’re almost halfway through the year (what?!), which makes it a good time to start taking a look at what’s working as it relates to your SEO efforts so that you can plan accordingly moving forward. We’ve seen a lot of people increase their SEO budgets this year, which isn’t surprising, as it’s a significant […]
How to Rank Well for Your Brand-Driven Queries in Google
How long ago did you search for your brand name? I assume you think your Google search reputation is pretty OK? Well, let me tell you: Searching just for the company name isn’t enough. Imagine someone searching for [your-company-name scam] or [your-product-name alternative]. Don’t you want to make sure your site ranks #1 for those […]
Why You May Be Missing the Boat When It Comes to Local SEO
If you own or work for a local business within your community, you simply can’t ignore local SEO if you want your business to stay competitive. People need to be able to find you in local search results, and businesses near the top of the search engine results pages don’t show up there by accident. […]