Be Wary of Google My Business (GMB) Only Approaches

I have seen a number of ads out there lately for services that say that you only need to work on your GMB (Google My Business) listing for success in local search. I'm here to offer a bit of a warning that, as often is the case, these quick gimmick plans don't tell you all [...]

Low Cost Small Business SEO Content Creation on the Fly

You know your market better than anyone. Sometimes we overthink and get stuck when it comes to content creation for our small business SEO.  I always say that you should always err on the side of just being helpful to your customers. But how do you get started, when you decide you want to show [...]

Small Biz SEO Wins with Specific Content Targeting

One of the key aspects of helping small businesses succeed with SEO is knowing where to focus your resources. There are literally hundreds of ranking factors to worry about. Each having different weights for different types of searches and industries.  Typically the small business owner doesn't have the time or budget to have every "i" [...]

Warning: How Not to Get Good Reviews

This is a quick post because it has come up a few times in the past week talking with business owners and even the example image letter I recently got after making a purchase. Please don't risk getting yourself in trouble by offering prizes or rewards for 5-star reviews. Both Google and Amazon have strong [...]

Asbury Park SEO & Digital Marketing: You Can Be Found Anywhere

We have arrived in Asbury Park! You Can Be Found has moved our offices to Asbury Park, but continue to serve all of New Jersey, the United States, and the world.  A move in the middle of a pandemic can be a bit stressful, but we have pulled it off.  We actually sit right on [...]

How Duplicate Content Can Hurt Or Help Your Small Business SEO

On the heels of John Mueller from Google making a statement about duplicate content not being a negative ranking factor this week, I wanted to just simplify and clarify for small business owners.  I have run into this issue over and over again throughout the years with small and local businesses.  The most common use [...]

Small Business & Local SEO: Link Building 2021

This is an update of a post from early 2020. Most of the themes still hold true, as is the case for many of the fundamentals of SEO. Rather than reinvent the wheel, we tweaked and updated for 2021. This was part two of a little series to help small business owners focus on the [...]

Local SEO- How A Local Business Can Improve Its Rankings

Local SEO is necessary for both online and offline businesses.  Today there is a lot of competition, even for traditional brick and mortar firms, and people have become used to researching everything on Google. Whether you need an electrician, a plumber or an interior designer, the easiest thing you can do is to search for [...]

Local SEO Scam Awareness: Still True in 2021

Updated January 2021: Unfortunately, it still holds true. A majority of this post was written in 2014, with some minor updates today. The sad thing is that many of the scams that existed back then still fool small business owners today.  The hopes of instant success at a cheap initial price are often too tempting [...]

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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 bill themselves as small business SEO companies really are not.  Many of the big agency tools that just track websites will cost [...]

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