Why Focus on Small Business SEO and Digital Marketing?

I was talking with someone the other day that asked me why I chose to focus on small business SEO with my business.  Why not spend my time with bigger budgets more resources, rather than always playing from behind so to speak.  The reason is I got into this business to specifically fight for the [...]

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 [...]

Should You Go Bold For SEO? Everything is Relative

Google's John Mueller recently came out and stated that bolded text can help with your SEO. Naturally, this will drive a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding of what that means. Having been in this industry for over 15 years, I see how many that don't pay close attention or look for shortcuts tend to take [...]

SEO: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same

I have been navigating the roads of the SEO industry successfully for over 15 years now. As an info nerd and someone that has a passion for what I do, I follow closely with the latest and greatest news in my industry.  You learn over the years that there are certain people you can trust [...]

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 Business SEO Strategy: Nuance vs Black and White

If you follow the SEO industry on Twitter, the past six months or so have seen a lot more bickering and arguing than I have seen in the 15 years prior.  Granted, there was no Twitter when I got started, and I know SEO is just a part of the greater world, so it was [...]

Small Business Topic Reputation for SEO

John Mueller has been sharing a lot of information in recent weeks that sets the SEO world abuzz.  From quotes on duplicate content to pointing out that Google ranks pages and not websites. The latter news taken too casually may have someone believing that the content you build on your website has no bearing on [...]

Google Ranking Factors are More Nuanced than Just Yes and No

On the heels of an announcement by Google last week that anchor text does impact rankings, it once again opens an important argument, or at least a deeper explanation for those that dabble in the world of SEO in a DIY type of way, or are listening to providers tell them what matters and what [...]

Is Passage or Paragraph SEO Now a Tactic for Small Businesses?

With Google's recent announcement that it will "consider passages from pages as an additional ranking factor", the industry went wild with chatter. What does this mean for small businesses or for any business really?  What changes should you make to your content to better optimize for the "passage era" of the Google algorithm that is [...]

Information Gain and the Future of SEO

The world of SEO is always changing and it pays to be able to look into the future a bit and read the tea leaves to stay ahead of the curve.  Though 2020 has been a mess in many ways, including the world of SEO and local search, with service pauses, Google glitches (see this [...]

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