SEO sends shivers down many spines and when it comes to search optimization, lots of small business people have one of two reactions: they either obsessively chase down the latest Google rule or they put their heads in the sand and opt out entirely. Well, we’re here to say that you don’t have to do either! Listen as we talk to Pam Aungst of Pam Ann Marketing about what you need to know to make good SEO decisions.
If you hire an SEO company they may be giving you exactly what you asked for but still not be producing the results you want. Be clear on what you really want out of SEO because it probably has nothing to do with your position in Google.
This is a story of two clients who asked for one thing but meant another and why it’s so important to know what kind of results you really want.
Thanksgiving Marketing Mashup: Social Plugins, SEO Mindset, The Value Of “Free” And Whole Lot Of Thankfulness
It’s Thanksgiving time here in the U.S. and that means we’re gearing up for a nice four-day-long food coma. We were planning on taking the week off but then there were too many things to talk about so here we are.
Today we tackle problems with social sharing plugins and “page not found” errors on Facebook, why it’s time to change your thinking about SEO, some thoughts on what “free” means plus a few thank yous to some wonderful people.
It’s The Great Google Paradox: the less your site seems “optimized” the better optimized it will be.
Google wants us to focus on content and not on search results. But that has led to a lot of confusion about what’s right, what’s wrong, when you’ll get in trouble and what you should really be doing to optimize your site to be found in search.
Today I tackle a few of the pitfalls of optimization and share some insight into a smarter way to approach SEO.
In today’s podcast episode, Ralph throws me under the bus, we talk divorce and for the first time ever, I don’t end up with my mic muted.
Today’s episode gets off to a bang as we tackle the subject of SEO, inspired by an article written by an industry-leader that reads like one big contradiction.
Search is important for a lot of businesses that rely on it for leads and customers but it’s also one of the least forgiving areas when it come to the “try – test – measure – try again” approach. Listen in as we share our thoughts on SEO, the dos, don’ts and definitely nots. We also talk email marketing and more.
Google’s mantra has always been, “Write content for your audience, not for search engines.” But there is a practical reality to the fact that even the best of content can be buried under pages and pages of results.
The problem is that even good SEO can go bad. Here are some serious considerations for you if you want your site to be found in search results.
Getting found in Google has become both deceptively simple and infuriatingly complex. Google has made a tremendous push recently toward “quality content” as the driving factor behind good search rankings, which sounds great on paper but doesn’t always give us the results we want. So how do you get found without obsessing over keywords and other minutia? Social networks! Here are some simple yet effective ways to boost your presence in search using social marketing as your ally.
If you’ve got a website then you’re probably concerned about SEO. Most businesses can’t afford to ignore Google but there are so many opinions, so many (probably unsolicited) offers when it comes to SEO that it can be tough to get to the bottom of them and discern legitimate information from scams. But there are some telltale signs that should get you running in the opposite direction. Arm yourself with some knowledge and you can fight off the scammers who will take your money and quite possibly do nothing but get you in trouble.
It may feel like SEO is changing daily and it can be tempting to throw your hands in the air and give up. But as long as people use search to find what they need, businesses will have to stay in the SEO game. The good news is that there are still things you can do to get found. And none of them are complicated. They do require planning and work though, so get tough and find out what you need to do to make search your ally. And if you need help, let us know. We can teach you, help you or do it for you – whatever you need to succeed.
The recent changes at Google have hit a lot of businesses pretty hard. And the reality is that that’s not going to “get better”. Google isn’t going back to the good old days with your site at the top so it’s time to start thinking beyond Google and figuring out how to market your business. Here are some thoughts on how you can stop relying on Google and get back into the game.