Google ‘Pigeon’ Update Rewards Local Marketing

Google ‘Pigeon’ Update Rewards Local Marketing

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Google is rolling out yet another (infamous) update with the aim to improve the quality and relevance of search engine results, this time directly affecting local marketing. Although Google has not formally named the newest algorithm update, the online world has dubbed it the “pigeon” algorithm update due to its focus on local SEO search results. … Continued

Improve Site Security and Search Rankings

Improve Site Security and Search Rankings

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Many people don’t correlate site security with search engine rankings, but Google officials recently announced they are going to include site security measures among algorithm considerations for ranking sites. Google officials this month announced they are going to add SSL and HTTPS security protocols to the algorithm ranking signals that ultimately will improve the site … Continued

Landing Page Basics for Better SEO

Landing Page Basics for Better SEO

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Many online marketers make the mistake of slapping up Web pages that aren’t fully optimized and many times not working properly and fail to meet their full potential when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO). When Google, Yahoo!, Bing and other search engines rank Web pages for keyword relevancy, the pages have to be … Continued

Don’t Overlook Localized SEO Efforts

Don’t Overlook Localized SEO Efforts

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When it comes to geographically based search engine optimization (SEO) efforts, many people make the mistake of doing a shotgun strategy that greatly dilutes the effectiveness of their online marketing by not properly targeting the most likely market. Small businesses in particular need to focus much of their online marketing efforts for local communities rather … Continued

Don’t Overlook Imagery for Posts

Don’t Overlook Imagery for Posts

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Many people include a lot of text with their Web pages and social media posts, but they too often overlook the importance of including images to help drive home the message while also providing a better user experience. Current SEO trends place an importance on images, whether they are pictures, graphs, embedded videos or other … Continued

Don’t Let Them Think You’re Fake

Don’t Let Them Think You’re Fake

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When it comes to doing well on search engine results of any kind, the search engines themselves need assurances that a site is genuine and not an affiliate marketer or worse, a SPAM site. If a search engine is assured a site is a real and genuine destination on the World Wide Web, it will … Continued

SEO: Social Engine Optimization? Top 5 Reasons Infographic

SEO: Social Engine Optimization? Top 5 Reasons Infographic

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With conflicting information coming from the Mr. Google Spam (this video vs. this video), we wanted to flesh out some of the ways social media can benefit your search engine optimization efforts and decided to lay it out in this little infojpg to break it down for us. Share this Image On Your Site (copy … Continued

Tracking URLs Help Identify Traffic Sources

Tracking URLs Help Identify Traffic Sources

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Tracking online marketing activity and the sources of useful and relevant online traffic can be done easily with some basic online tools and a little effort. Tools needed to track URLs include published content with a live URL link, the free Google URL builder and a free Bit.ly account. The URL builder enables site owners … Continued

Content Marketing Strategy is Rising in Importance

Content Marketing Strategy is Rising in Importance

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Having a solid content marketing strategy is crucial. Although they are different, content marketing and SEO are becoming more intertwined and in some cases referred to synonymously. Basic use of keywords and pay-per-click marketing still have their place. But online marketers no longer can only focus efforts on keywords and bid up their rank. One … Continued

Marketers Need to Prepare for New Apple Search Engine – DuckDuckGo

Marketers Need to Prepare for New Apple Search Engine – DuckDuckGo

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Apple and its popular Mac computers hold between about 10 percent and 20 percent of the personal computer and laptop computer markets. But it holds a much firmer grip on the mobile phones and tablet markets, which have been growing in importance among marketers. But with Apple recently announcing plans to allow a new search … Continued

Why Google Loves Local Businesses

Why Google Loves Local Businesses

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Some years ago, bidding on keywords and ranking high on search engine results used to be relatively easy. Online marketers needed to simply mention a keywords a couple of times while providing virtually any content at all that was loosely related to the keyword search. Affiliate marketers dominated many search engine results, and business that … Continued