Optimization Score Dropped – Does it Matter?

In the world we live in with constant notifications for everything from new emails and texts to news updates and more, we are constantly triggered into action or worry by the latest icon that pops up on our phones.  Google adds to the digital stress with regular updates on your optimization score. I've written before [...]

Small Business Advertisers, Google, and Third-Party Cookies

There has been a lot of buzz around Google blocking third-party cookies and FLOC and a number of things that the typical small business owner isn't totally tuned into.  This post isn't intended to get into the weeds, but to give you the headlines, and the options to read up on the details. So I [...]

“Other” Search Terms Accounting for Over 33% of Budget and Growing

Back in September, I pointed out some of the sneaky ways Google has been slowly creeping in and removing more and more control from the advertiser to run their campaigns efficiently. One "Google Creep" method that was discussed and got a lot of reaction from the industry was limiting which search terms that the advertiser [...]

Jim Thorpe PA Overlook – Climbing the Rankings – YCBF Anywhere

In the latest You Can Be Found Anywhere we look back to the fall and a beautiful climb up a mountain in Jim Thorpe PA, for a beautiful payoff. You Can Be Found has been successfully helping small businesses compete against the big guys for nearly 15 years. We specialize in knowing the ins and [...]

Small Business SEO and Google Ads Strategies Heading into 2021

There is SEO and then there is small business SEO.  Often lost in the headlines of optimal conditions for highly competitive websites competing at the highest end of Google searches is that when it filters down to small business local or niche sites, often the competitive landscape significantly shifts what the priorities are.  This is [...]

Latest Google Ads Scams May Be Google Themselves

Be careful out there.  For years I have saved several people per year who had "help" from Google with setting up their Google Adwords or now Google Ads campaigns.  There was a time when I was warning people about fake Google people calling and tricking business owners into letting them "help" them with Google Ads. [...]

Beware of Fake Google and other Dangers of Being Found

I have a client that just last week dipped his toe into Google Ads to get a feel for how effective it may be for his traffic and customer acquisition.  He already received his first attempt of being scammed by someone claiming to be Google and asking for his login information to try to "help [...]

Google Certified Partner: What and Why?

I recently finished my now annual exams to qualify as a Google Certified Partner, and it always brings to mind the question many ask or want to ask about what that means and why it is important.  The short answer is it doesn't mean all that much and it isn't overly important. However, the title [...]

SMX Advanced Wednesday – PPC, Conversions, and Analytics

This year it worked out that Tuesday of my SMX Advanced experienced was very SEO focused, while Wednesday saw a deep dive in to pay per click, conversion rate optimization, and better use of analytics.  Though less has changed on the PPC horizon than had last year, there was a lot to confirm that I [...]

Shining the Light on Search Engine Marketing in Seattle-SEO & SEM

It is important to me to stay up to date with the latest information in search engine marketing. Knowing what the latest algorithm adjustment accentuates or punishes, or knowing the latest tweaks to Google Adwords to improve performance are extremely important to me. I invest a lot of hard-earned dollars to make sure I know [...]

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