Internal Site Search: Hiding in Plain Sight

Businesses pay a lot of money to figure out what people want from them and/or their industry. Even with that research, businesses can still miss the mark on what they deliver and how they deliver it. What a lot of these businesses don’t realize is that gaining insight into the true intentions of many users […]

Google Updates Search Results Design, Did You Notice?

One of the most important, if not THE most important, and identifiable aspects of any search engine listing is your title. This is what draws a user’s attention to your listing, and it is what they will click to get to your website. This is where you hope to catch their attention and present yourself […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Excellent in SEO Link Building

Too many people think that good SEO is about structuring your site a certain way and flooding your page with keywords. In actuality, more than 50% of your site’s ability to rank for whatever keywords you’re trying to rank for comes from off-site factors. The biggest piece of that is the quantity and quality of […]

Link Building Checklist for Local Businesses

According to people who know more than I do, link building is the most important thing you can do to improve your search engine ranking, apart from avoiding stupid mistakes. Most link building advice falls into one of two categories: Quit your day job and try to become more like the person giving the advice, […]

Segmenting Branded Search in Google Analytics

With the cacophony of information available to us these days, it is hard to know how to use that information to make good decisions. That’s definitely the case with website analytics. Even though I do this all day for a living, I sometimes look at the stats for our site and think, now what? To […]

3 Reasons Blogs Aren’t for Local Business

…and 5 reasons they are. There is a common misconception that blogging will automatically generate a boon in search engine traffic, and is therefore a valuable activity for every business. Below are three reasons why blogs are not necessarily all that beneficial for local businesses, followed by a few good reasons to blog. 1. Web […]