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GBP and Small Biz Success: Google Business Profile Gives and it Takes Away

Recent months have been a roller coaster ride in the world of Google Business Profiles.  Though we know they can be a huge piece in the success of your business, we also can find ourselves beating our heads against the wall trying to navigate the glitches and errors that can cause major changes in our [...]

Information Gain and the NOW of SEO

This is a post I wrote in 2020 that has proven to be true now in 2022.  With the latest "helpful content" update from SEO combined with many people using generic AI to spin content, Information Gain has become a differentiator. Check out what I said back in 2020 and make sure you are adding [...]

Using Predictive SEO to Help Your Small Business Grow

The SEO industry often gets a bit too caught up in chasing the algorithm. Google will tell you that User Experience is the top ranking factor.  They continually tweak the algorithm with that in mind.  Google's goal is to give the searcher the best response or experience when they are using Google. The evolution of [...]

Be Wary of Google Business Profile (GMB) Only Services in 2022

I have seen a lot of ads in 2022 for services that talk about focusing only on the Google Business Profile (formerly known as GMB) for small business success.  I wanted to chime in on how this can be misleading for a few reasons and to generally avoid these services and focus on what truly [...]

Simple Secrets to Small Business SEO Success

SEO seems daunting and complicated to many small business owners. They get conflicting information from different sources and aren't sure who to believe. I often run into prospects that have recently been told some secret technique or strategy that is either outdated or unethical. Or sometimes people just totally miss very important factors in the [...]

Waimea Canyon on Kauai: You Can Be Found at the Top of the Search Rankings

I have been a bit behind in providing new You Can Be Found Anywhere videos. The frantic pace of the summer got us behind with some of our regular posts.  Luckily, we had a few videos in the hopper.  This month we share a great view of Waimea Canyon on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. [...]

How Do I Increase My Visibility on Google? Small Business Help

Google can be a tremendous resource for small businesses. It can help you get out there and get known by people that are looking for and need your products or services. In a world where many people go to Google first when they have a problem, having a business presence there is extremely important.  For [...]

Risk Free & Algorithm Proof SEO for Small Business

This post was updated in September 2022, after the "Helpful Content" update and as we begin the September core update. Though it always seems relevant to say Google just had an update, they tend to target different things. Some may hit small business websites harder than others.  In all cases, the meat and potatoes fundamentals [...]

Beware of Fake Awards Online

I think this has likely been going on for years, but I have suddenly had a large number of offers to pay to receive an award as a Top Digital Marketer or Top SEO Company, etc.  I bring this up to warn business owners to not look at awards as a strong signal for their [...]

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How to do Free Content Pruning after Google Helpful Content Update

I mentioned earlier in the week that the "Helpful Content Update" is coming from Google. In some ways, it has already begun. Google already has the data. It is just a matter of pushing the button and rolling it out.  I have shared details on the update and the key facts from reputable industry information [...]

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