Small Business SEO Tools Can Mislead – It is All Relative

This post is updated, but holding true to much in SEO, the main idea holds true over the years, while the details change a little over time. This post was originally posted in August 2018, but updated in 2021. I have had a number of people recently tell me about frustrations with SEO tools like  [...]

“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 [...]

Niche E-commerce SEO Success with Content Deconstruction and Targeting

In the past year or so I have taken on more e-commerce clients to help in what are often very tough markets. Usually, in the e-commerce space, you are taking on not only Amazon but other brand behemoths that will always have stronger domains than your small business site. There is an answer to getting [...]

Avoid Mistakes Setting Up Your Small Business Google Search Ads Campaign

Google Ads can be a powerful tool for businesses to get found when potential customers or clients are searching for what they have to offer, but there is a lot of danger in setting up your ad campaigns if you don't know how to avoid the traps Google has set up for you. The problem [...]

The Best SEO Tool is A Company That Knows What Matters

There are many, many SEO tools out there to help you move your site up the rankings.  Some promise instant results or "automated SEO" that will take care of everything and let you focus on your business. In actuality, like with any tool, they don't have much value unless you understand how to apply their [...]

NYC SEO & Digital Marketing Offers Unique Opportunities

NYC is one of the biggest and most competitive markets in the world for nearly any business battling it out for success.  As the Google algorithm gets more specific and Google ads get more competitive, unique opportunities pop up, where if you are willing to do the work and outsmart your competitors, you can often [...]

2018 Local Search Ranking Factors Study Released

Whitespark and Moz, two great and trustworthy sources in search engine marketing, just released the latest local search ranking factors study. For you small business owners, the good news is that things that you have complete control over are increasing in importance as Google tries to get more people to utilize Google My Business (GMB), [...]

Everyone is Searching, You Should Be There

A recent study shows that despite many trying to predict its downfall in recent years, search engines, and particularly Google, remain the dominant force in people's everyday life. Even with millennials, where many said social media would take over, search engines continue to be the driver, with social cues helping to back up purchasing decisions along [...]

SEO Is Moving Further Toward WHEATS for Success

I shared a post from Marie Haynes yesterday about what we are seeing following the massive Google algorithm update on August 1.  She does a good job of digging into the data.  The update is called the Medic update because it seems to have hit medical sites that hardest, or what those in the industry [...]

SMX Advanced 2019 is Here: Offering Cutting Edge Info to My Clients

I learned very early in my business that staying on top of the latest and greatest changes and advancements was critical in offering a superior service to my clients. In the early years, I would bounce around from one conference to the next, trying to find the best source of ongoing and up to date [...]

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