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About Jeremy Skillings

Jeremy Skillings has been helping small and mid-sized businesses with search engine marketing since 2006 through his company, The SEO Helpdesk and You Can Be Found. Jeremy has worked with businesses of all types from eCommerce to professional, medical, and service businesses. Jeremy is a published author, a member of the board of directors for the Better Business Bureau of New Jersey, and a regular attendee and former speaker at SMX Advanced, one of the premier search marketing conferences. He regularly attends the leading conferences in the industry to stay on the cutting edge of the latest tactics and trends to help his clients. He has also spoken for the New York City Department of small business Services and more locally for the MODC and SCORE. His company is an A+ BBB and averages over 4.9 stars in Google reviews.  Jeremy Skillings grew up in Wyalusing, PA, and then went on to attend Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for a business degree. After several years of seasoning in the corporate world including developing a global reporting system for the leading HR consulting firm in the world, he went on to start his own business with the intent of helping small businesses compete. Jeremy specializes in SEO, Google Ads, local search, and all other aspects of digital marketing, including Google Analytics and display advertising. He has a passion for helping the little guy compete with the larger corporations by competing with more intelligence and flexibility.

You Really Did It! Experience and Small Biz SEO Success

The Google algorithm has been in what seems like a constant state of flux in the past two years. With the "helpful content update", we saw Google leaning into better and more helpful content to users. Makes sense right? Google is in the business of providing the best answers to search queries.  With the advent [...]

Negative Keywords Extremely Important Part in Small Biz Google Ads Success

This is a significant update to an article I wrote back in 2017 when Google changed what "Exact Match" keywords meant by definition. More changes have made negative keywords grow in importance. Negative keywords have become more important than ever, and many small business owners don't even know that they exist.  Just to clarify, when [...]

Instant Small Business SEO Success…

First of all, I apologize, because I hate clickbait. Did you click on the article thinking for that immediate gratification of SEO rankings and success? Unfortunately, many small businesses get tricked into this with fancy sales pitches and sneaky promises that capitalize on both business owners desire to succeed and their confusion about how SEO [...]

Content Velocity: A Differentiator for Your Small Business SEO

Content Velocity and Its Impact on Small Business SEO Content velocity refers to the rate at which a brand generates and publishes content over a defined period, such as months or quarters. It is an essential factor in small business SEO, as search engines tend to view websites with higher content velocity as more authoritative [...]

Secrets to 2024 Small Biz SEO Success: The 5W’s, and H

I grew up the son of a journalist, so I may have heard about this concept more times than the average person. However, when it comes to small business success, the 5 W's of journalism can be the quickest pathway to getting regular search traffic for what you offer.  My job is to help simplify [...]

Fundamentals of Small Business SEO

Importance of Link Building in Small Business SEO Links are a cornerstone of search engine optimization (SEO), particularly for small businesses. Quality links from reputable sites enhance a website's authority and relevance, acting as a top ranking factor in SEO [1]. A strategic approach to link building focuses on authoritative and relevant sites, demonstrating that [...]

Why Your Small Business Shouldn’t Solely Rely On AI Content to Succeed at SEO

First of all, as with many SEO messages, there is nuance here.  It is ok to use AI tools to assist in creating content, but you can't expect results if you rely totally on them.  It may not be fair, but as we move forward in the world of AI, Google and Bing are essentially [...]

The Best SEO Strategy for Small Businesses in 2024

In an increasingly competitive online landscape, SEO has become a critical tool for small businesses. It ensures visibility in search engine results and drives organic traffic, both essential for businesses to optimize their online presence. For example, a local bakery can use SEO techniques to appear in search results when customers look for "freshly baked [...]

Discussing “Openness” as a Local SEO Ranking Factor

When Joy Hawkins revealed at an early December Local U webinar that she had seen examples since the last major Google update of opening hours having pretty drastic changes to the rankings, the industry started to buzz. Within the conversation at that webinar, some clear cases were pointed out where this could have a horrible [...]

Google Gets Keywords From Your Images

This is an update of an older post. Google's understanding of images has evolved greatly and it is definitely an important aspect of how they understand the content on your site and your Google Business Profile heading into 2024. I shared the amazing Local Search Deep Dive a few years back with Mike Blumenthal and [...]

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