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How Online Branding Can Impact SEO

A brand name can be everything. It’s your first impression to customers and can speak to the services your business offers. In some cases, a brand name is a family name that has been used over time and in other instances it’s related to the geographic locations served. Brand names also become your digital persona…
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Best Wordpress SEO Plugins

Fave 5 WordPress SEO Plugins

Most small-to-midsize business websites are built on the WordPress framework and content management system. WordPress is incredibly easy to use, has a large user community, documentation for nearly everything and a wide variety of plugins that can be quickly implemented on websites. QUICK LINKS 1. Yoast 2. Autoptimize 3. Redirection 4. Contextual Related Posts 5.…
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Google My Business Listing Scam

Google My Business Scam Call

There’s an automated call going around that claims your Google My Business information is incomplete and your listing is in danger of being deleted. It’s a very threatening call and will quickly get the attention of any business owner who relies on this free service from Google. What Is Google My Business? Google My Business…
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Opinion: H1 Tags Are Not Critical For Ranking

John Mueller, the man behind the answers of almost any SEO’s questions to Google, recently commented (you’ll want to fast forward to 23:48 of the YouTube video) that H1 tags are not critical for ranking a page. A Quick Refresher On Heading Tags Header tags, including H1-H6, have long been used in SEO to structure…
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New Link Attributes from Google

Updates to Link Relationships: What You Need to Know

Google made an announcement on September 10th regarding exactly how they treat outbound links from sites and updates to the link relationship attribute. Most SEOs are accustomed to rel=”nofollow” for any outbound links where they did not want to lose any authority from the linking page. In addition to the familiar rel=”nofollow” link attribute, there…
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Declining SEO Traffic

Why You Should Avoid Overnight SEO Scams

SEO is a field of digital marketing that has long been on the receiving end of negative opinions. From Google algorithm changes to link penalties, sites crashing to companies failing to renew domains, SEO can be a complicated form of marketing with multiple inherent risks. However, it’s a risk a lot of online businesses must…
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New Google Search Console UI

Google Has Sunsetted the Old Search Console

As reported by Barry Schwartz on Search Engine Land, Google has officially said goodbye to the long-running UI of its SEO tool, the Google Search Console. Formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools, the newest version of Search Console now offers its users a much cleaner experience with all most of the same features and reporting…
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Site Migration Advice

5 Questions to Consider For a Website Migration

Migrating a site to a new host or server can be a huge lift most business owners would prefer to not deal with. You may be in the process of moving servers or hosts due to a business partnership gone awry, you may be moving due to server constraints with your current host or you…
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Mobile Search Volume

Google Estimates 65% of Traffic is Mobile

It’s no secret that mobile is a major area of growth for search marketing. According to a Googler at the Engage conference last week, mobile traffic is now ~65% of all searches on Google. This statistic, while not surprising, is up from previous estimates in 2015 where mobile was ~50% of all traffic. Google speaker…
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