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“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 [...]

Digital Marketing and SEO Referral Program from You Can Be Found

We have seen tremendous success and growth over the last fifteen years due to our amazing friends and clients.  Clients and partners have been a key source to our growth and we love to give back. Though we have always had a referral program to reward clients and friends for bringing us new business, we [...]

How to Stop Google from Making Adjustments to Your Ads Campaigns Without Your Approval

Well, Google would tell you that you approved months ago when they snuck an email to you telling you they were going to do this unless you opted out. If you accepted because you didn't read closely, thinking it was just another update to their policy or something similar, or if you never even opened [...]

Digital Marketing Emergency Management: SEO, GMB, Google & Digital Ads

I had a week loaded with helping both clients and prospects deal with some digital marketing emergencies.  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, if [...]

Google Keeps Taking Away Control of Our Ad Spend

Google has slowly but surely snuck into our hearts and then changed the rules on us so that we lose control of how to spend our important advertising dollars. From changing the definition of "exact" a few years ago, which removed our ability to advertise for only the exact (correct definition) search queries we wanted, [...]

You Can Be Found Archive: Athabasca Glacier and Google Ads Gone Cold

In the middle of a hot month here in New Jersey, the You Can Be Found Anywhere is a never before released one, from the archive.  We are found at the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park in Canada, discussing not letting your Google Ads go cold.  The idea is that you need to stay [...]

The Hamptons and Montauk SEO: You Can Be Found Anywhere

In the June You Can Be Found Anywhere, we visit a very famous lighthouse out on Long Island.  With the world as it is right now, it can be very confusing for business owners. Is there a good business pivot for COVID or am I just waiting this out? Digital marketing is more important than [...]

SEO & PPC for E-commerce: Quarantine Business Pivots

The world has made a major pivot in the past month as we deal with COVID-19 and mass quarantining from home. Many businesses can't run at all or in full capacity, and many are exploring their own pivots to operate as best as they can in the current business landscape. Hopefully, in the long run, [...]

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