Unique Experience, Not Just Unique Content for SEO

Sometimes in the world of SEO we get a little too black and white in a world with a lot of grays. Google themselves tells us that the number one ranking factor is user experience (UX), which probably includes hundreds of what we all consider individual ranking factors, which opens up to a lot of [...]

Will Smith and Google Understanding Searcher Intent

Will Smith set the country on fire last night with his actions at the Oscars. Without getting into the psychology of whether Will Smith is ok or the morality of what he did, let us all acknowledge it made everyone start Googling Will Smith this morning. It is a good example of how Google has [...]

Small Business UX Basics in 2021: Remember the Users

2021 is expected to be a year with new technology forcing us all to focus on the user more than ever. Google has always said UX is the top-ranking factor. I have always said that is pretty vague considering how many individual factors make up UX, but if you have been ignoring the user up [...]

Small Business Conversion and UX Basics

With small businesses, we have to be careful to use each dollar of our budget wisely.  This is why it is critically important not to make basic mistakes with your website that cost you money.  I regularly run into business owners who have invested in a new website but have mistakenly forgotten to address some [...]

Small Businesses Can Outrank Big Sites with Smart SEO

The fundamental point of the Google algorithm is to provide the best answers and user experience to searchers.  Though it can be frustrating at times when you see people game the system, there is also beauty in the fact that there is still an opportunity for small businesses to outrank the big sites if they [...]

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 [...]

Cheap Ways to Make Your WordPress Site Mobile Friendly

If your site isn't mobile friendly yet, you either haven't been paying attention, or you have been so busy that you haven't had a chance to address it. Google started rolling out mobile first indexing in 2018, and now your rankings are based on the mobile version of your site.  Even if you aren't worried [...]

HTTP/2 is Major Upgrade to Site Speed and Easy for Small Business

I am now back in New Jersey after spending my annual week in Seattle at the SMX Advanced conference, updating and working with the best minds in the industry to see what works and what does not, and what is safe and what is not. One of the major takeaways I had from the event [...]

SEO Siloing is a Difference Maker

One of the best things about my attending SMX Advanced each year is that I usually have a session in Day 1 that leaves me happy that I made the trip.  Once that session has happened, everything else is just icing on the cake.  Typically that session is the SEO Factors session, but this year [...]

Google’s Latest Update Dials Back Some Changes From Last Year?

Have you seen your site take a turn in traffic in recent weeks?  Was it a reversal of what happened last fall?  Google just had yet another major algorithm update on March 12. Rumors around the industry are that this update is a bit of a rollback from some of the big changes that were [...]

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