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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. [...]

Be Wary of Automatic AI Updates to Your Google Ads Accounts

Google Ads can be a very helpful and efficient way to get new business when handled properly. It is an immediate way to get out in front of people that are actively searching for what you offer. In many ways Google presents a very simplified version of their Google Ads tool that can get you [...]

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 [...]

It is Important What Google Thinks of You for SEO

If you are a small business owner trying to rank in your space, you may not spend much time thinking about what Google thinks of you.  It is becoming increasingly important, however, as Google adjusts its algorithm more and more towards E-A-T or Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trust. The author that is providing your information on [...]

By |2022-06-23T14:24:21+00:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Small Business SEO and Google Ads Success with AI

AI has become a hot topic all over the world. The Economist recently had an interesting read on AI, and a Google engineer recently made news by saying that a chatbot was sentient, making many think of bad sci-fi horror movies. In the midst of all the noise, there is value in AI though for [...]

By |2022-06-20T13:12:27+00:00June 20th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

SECRET Formula for Small Business SEO Success

One thing that becomes more and more clear to me as the years go by in the SEO industry, is that small business SEO is its own animal. In fact, many companies that call themselves small business SEO companies really are not.  Many of the big agency tools that just track websites will cost the [...]

You Can Be Found Anywhere Talking SEO from the Napali Coast, Kauai

Our latest edition of You Can Be Found Anywhere has me joining you from the Napali Coast in Kauai, Hawaii. As always, this is to remind you that with good digital marketing and SEO, you can be found by your potential customers at any time and from any place.  That perfect moment when your customer [...]

Learning from 2021 for a Successful 2022 in SEO and Google Ads for Your Small Business

It has been a pretty wild couple of years for everyone, including the world of search. As the pandemic started to take over the way business operated in 2020, we saw more and more reliance on search and digital marketing to connect with our audiences. More and more people were forced to stay at home [...]

How to Address and Correct Big Drops in SEO Traffic

This is an update of a post from 2019 that still rings true. Updated a bit for some changes since then. As tends to happen from time to time, with a few big Google algorithm updates each year, I have had a lot of business owners reach out to me trying to figure out why [...]

Anchor Text for Small Business

Anchor text is another area where there can be a lot of discussions and, I believe, analysis paralysis.  In the world of SEO, we often reverse engineer to try to understand ranking factors.  We take a look at what pages are successful and then put all of the data from large samples of those successful [...]

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