What is Going on with Title Tags and Google?

There has been a lot of drama around the title tag this past week in the world of Google and SEO.  What does everything mean and how should you approach it in terms of y0ur SEO strategy? What is a Title Tag? Your title tag is a meta tag for any page of your website.  [...]

How Long Does My Small Business Content Have to Be For SEO?

This is an update of a prior post that mostly holds true today in 2021. Clients ask me all the time how long their content needs to be.  More than ever with broad core algorithm updates in June and July of this year (2021), the ranking factors and needs to rank are becoming more nuanced [...]

Internal Linking Important for Small Business SEO Puzzle

After a recent post about the importance of links for small business SEO, I wanted to update some information on the often underlooked tactic of good internal linking. This was a post from the past updated with some extra useful information. Internal linking can be tedious and time-consuming. Especially if you have a site with [...]

Are Images the Next Driver in Google Local Search?

David Mihm has been providing brilliant predictions about local search for as long as I can remember. In his most recent discussion with another local search legend, Mike Blumenthal, they discuss the changing local landscape and how images seem to be growing in importance. I blogged about GMB images recently but wanted to bring to [...]

Low Hanging Fruit of Small Business Link Building

Links are often the most misunderstood part of SEO for small business owners trying to compete in this confusing environment.  With recent studies showing inbound links still being a huge part of ranking success, I still have many talks with business owners that think if you just insert keywords on your pages and in your [...]

GMB Posts Beginning to Show up in Local Maps 3 Pack

Joy Hawkins recently posted about a find from Dave DiGregorio that posts were beginning to show up in the standard 3-pack of GMB local search results. Once again, showing Google is paying attention and using them.  Even more, it gives your listing more space in the results and stands out a bit over your competitors. [...]

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