SEO

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DIY SEO tasks you shouldn’t ignore

You have a great site, you worked hard to optimize it for search engines and you're starting to get traffic. Hooray! But guess what? SEO doesn't end. It never ends....
Google My Business

Optimize your Google Business Listing to Improve your Local Ranking

If you have a website, you want to take the top spot in Google listings. However, if you have a website, you probably know that is easier said than done....
What is E-A-T?

What’s E-A-T have to do with SEO?

Yes, you read that correctly. I didn't ask "What's to EAT?" I asked "What is E-A-T?" If you've been paying attention to Google and their updates, something we follow pretty...
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Choosing SEO Metrics

SEO sometimes sounds like a scary thing, because it's not something with an immediate and satisfying result. I can't perform SEO one day and expect to see miracles the next...
301 Redirection

Avoid 404 Errors with Redirection

Have you ever clicked on a link and get to a page that says something like 'Sorry, that page doesn't exist.' That is a big bummer when you're looking for...
Google Plus

Google Plus is going away

Updated: Hello new visitor. Back in October of 2018, I wrote about how Google Plus was going to go away, and the first week of February 2019 over a thousand...
Voice Search

Is your website’s content ready for voice search?

When you're planning a website and thinking about people finding it, you're usually thinking about what keywords someone might type into Google to find your website. Then you plan your...
yoast

Yoast SEO: Free or Premium? What’s the difference?

I like the Yoast plugin. I have been using it for years. I install it on every site I create. It's got a lot of great features and I think...
optimize-images

Optimize your images for SEO

When you hear image optimization, the first thing that come to your mind is probably clarity or image size. And these things are important, but those don't have much effect...
meta description

Meta Descriptions Explained

What is a meta description, why do you need one, and how do you write a good one? All great questions that I'm here to answer for you today. What...
writing a blog post

Don’t be afraid to share your knowledge

If you're a business owner, then you probably have some expertise in something. Whether it be contracting or construction, real estate, writing, or dog walking. You know your stuff, right?...
Don't blog on second domain

Stop blogging on a second domain

There many benefits of having a blog. It allows you to create lots of great content with ease. It promotes your business, organization, or industry. Websites with blogs have more...
Google My Business

The importance of your Google Business Listing

If you have a business, then you need to have it listed in Google. Did you know you can set up a Google My Business listing absolutely free? It’s true! It helps...
Rank for terms

It’s easy to rank for terms that nobody is using

The other day I got an email from a potential new client, needing some website help. In the email, they proudly told me all the search terms they were ranking...
meta description

Meta descriptions are short again!

One of the things you can do with your content is provide meta descriptions. A meta description is simply a description of your page, seen by search engines, so that...
Internal Links

Using internal links to help users (and search engines) find your content

An internal link is a link on a domain that goes from one page on that site to another page on that site. The purpose of an internal link is to...
Page speed matters now more than ever

Page speed matters now more than ever

How fast is your website? Does it load quickly? If not, it's time to work on that. Google has been saying for a long time that page speed is going...
Website Goals

Setting Measurable Goals for your Website

Is your website successful? Yes? No? How do you know? Have you considered that question at all? When we start talking to a potential client about their new website, I...
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What is On Page Optimization?

As a business owner, we understand you are busy. However, just like you wouldn’t neglect your store and let the displays get dusty, you shouldn’t let your website get dusty,...
Subdomain

Subdomain Questions and Answers

Your domain name is your Internet address. For example, my domain is sumydesigns.com. Easy enough. But what's a subdomain? A subdomain is a way to break up your domain into...
keyword research

The importance of keyword research

One of the most important often overlooked parts of SEO is keyword research. What exactly is it and why is it important? Keyword research is the process of finding the...