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.

Are Google Ads Worth it for Shopify?

There is no easy answer when it comes to whether or not Google Ads are worth it for Shopify businesses. It ultimately depends on a number of factors, including your goals, your target audience, your budget, and more. For the most part, if you know what you are doing, you can scale up an ad [...]

Handling Digital Marketing Emergencies: SEO, GBP, Google & Digital Ads

I often get calls to help both clients and prospects deal with digital marketing emergencies that pop up.  Businesses often run into digital marketing roadblocks, and they aren't sure how to navigate through them.  Many small businesses will suddenly see calls or leads drop off dramatically and aren't sure where to turn.  In some cases, [...]

Will Smith and Google Understanding Searcher Intent

Will Smith set the country on fire last night with his actions at the Oscars. Without getting into the psychology of whether Will Smith is ok or the morality of what he did, let us all acknowledge it made everyone start Googling Will Smith this morning. It is a good example of how Google has [...]

How Much is Google Ads Monthly?

I get this question all of the time. What is the monthly cost to run Google Ads?  As with many questions in the world of digital marketing, the answer is, "it depends". The absolutely simplest answer is as much as you want to spend. So How Does Google Ads Work? Google Ads itself is a [...]

AI Created Content Not The Answer for Small Business SEO – Yet

In the world of SEO, we have heard for years that "content is king". Creating great, and unique, content is the best way to target users and keywords for SEO.  More importantly, content that helps provide the best answer to users' searches. I have talked about "information gain" in the past for SEO.  Providing new [...]

Zippo Museum – You Can Be Found Anywhere – Ignite Your SEO

Finally back on track with our You Can Be Found Anywhere episodes. Adding another winter adventure to the Zippo Museum in Bradford, Pennsylvania. If you ever find yourself in northwestern PA, it may be worth a stop to Bradford.  I went on a winter adventure and took in the Zippo Museum and the Kinzua bridge [...]

Small Business eCommerce Google Ads Success Requires Balancing AI with Sanity Checks

We've been helping businesses with Google Ads for over 15 years.  The product has definitely evolved considerably over the years. I have written extensively about the ways Google removes control from the advertiser and some of the things that can happen if you don't stay on top of that. However, there is value in harnessing [...]

Custom Small Business Software and Workflow Automation

As small business owners, it is always helpful to find new ways to make our lives easier.  From simplifying some of our tedious regular tasks to providing a better user experience to our customers via apps or software options that make processes easier.  With that idea in mind, I have connected with another business owner [...]

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National Comedy Center – You Can Be Found Anywhere Digital Marketing

I recently had the opportunity to visit the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, NY.  As a huge fan of stand-up comedy, I was surprised to even learn that this place even existed, but it does not disappoint.  You never know what you are getting yourself into driving 8 hours to an unknown museum in rural [...]

The 3 Fundamental Pieces of the Small Business SEO Puzzle

SEO can be complicated. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of ranking factors.  Every factor has a balance in terms of the search term and competition, so things can get a bit complicated. When I started in the SEO world over 15 years ago, there were some basic and consistent overall ranking factors. Then [...]

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