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What is Helpful Content for Small Business SEO?

If you follow the world of SEO closely, you have heard there is a huge change coming to the Google algorithm. It has been called the "Helpful Content Update".  Some industry experts expect it to change the face of SEO on the level of some of the biggest updates ever like "Panda" eleven years ago. [...]

Examining Five-Star Reviews: Website and SEO Success

I may be a little too close to the review world, but each time I hear a radio ad come on that talks about how many five-star reviews they have, it makes me cringe.  For one thing, there is no mention of how many 1-star reviews they have or even 2 stars.  There is no [...]

You Can Be Found Anywhere – Philadelphia Museum of Art Steps

Our latest You Can Be Found Anywhere takes place on the top of the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I was lucky enough to pop over and make the famous climb during a break at the Search Love 2022 conference this month in Philly. Climbing to the top of Your Local Rankings Rocky [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Focus on What Problems You Solve with Your Content

This comes up probably more than it should  I have been doing some more work on Google Ads campaigns for larger corporate entities with large ad budgets, and sometimes even they make the same mistakes that I talk about regularly with small business owners.  Lead with what your solution is. What problem are you solving? [...]

Handling Digital Marketing Emergencies: SEO, GBP, Google & Digital Ads

I often get calls to help both clients and prospects deal with digital marketing emergencies that pop up.  Businesses often run into digital marketing roadblocks, and they aren't sure how to navigate through them.  Many small businesses will suddenly see calls or leads drop off dramatically and aren't sure where to turn.  In some cases, [...]

Zippo Museum – You Can Be Found Anywhere – Ignite Your SEO

Finally back on track with our You Can Be Found Anywhere episodes. Adding another winter adventure to the Zippo Museum in Bradford, Pennsylvania. If you ever find yourself in northwestern PA, it may be worth a stop to Bradford.  I went on a winter adventure and took in the Zippo Museum and the Kinzua bridge [...]

The 3 Fundamental Pieces of the Small Business SEO Puzzle

SEO can be complicated. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of ranking factors.  Every factor has a balance in terms of the search term and competition, so things can get a bit complicated. When I started in the SEO world over 15 years ago, there were some basic and consistent overall ranking factors. Then [...]

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