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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rumors of the Death of SEO Continue to be Greatly Exaggerated

We want to explore the evolution of SEO. Those outside the industry or in competitive industries like to regularly say that SEO is dead to get business owners to move budgets away. As long as people are using search engines to find products and services, SEO will be very important. The tactics may evolve and [...]

Unlocking SEO Success: Navigating Google’s Navboost, Localization, and Conversions

Google indexes the web by making a copy of it and uses sophisticated algorithms and machine learning models such as Navboost, RankEmbed, MUM, and DeepRank to rank documents. Navboost, a deep learning system, plays a pivotal role in Google's ranking mechanism, influencing the visibility of websites in search results. While the introduction of Navboost might [...]

Why Fresh Content is Vital for Small Business Websites

Why Fresh Content is Vital for Small Business Websites I have recently met with some small business owners with recent declines in traffic. Some hadn't added or updated content on their site in 4-5 years. Outdated or poorly designed content can significantly harm a business's reputation and perception. When potential customers or existing clients come [...]

Will SEO Change to AI Optimization?

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital marketing, one thing remains constant: change. As we look ahead, it's becoming increasingly evident that the realm of SEO is on the brink of a new era – one where the optimization efforts aren't just for search engines as we know them, but for the sophisticated AI-driven systems that [...]

Why Digital Marketing for Small Businesses? Maximizing ROI

In today's digital landscape, small businesses need to leverage the power of digital marketing to thrive and stay competitive. This blog post delves into the importance of digital marketing for small businesses, with a particular focus on the return on investment (ROI) of tactics like search engine optimization (SEO). We'll explore why measuring success is [...]

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