SEO

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...
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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...
SEO Services

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...
Search Box

Changes in SEO for 2018

The thing about SEO, it's always changing. As soon as you think you've got it down, there are new rules and changes to be implemented. Trying to keep up with...
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My business offers multiple services… should I have a different domain for each one for SEO?

This question comes up from time to time, so I felt it really needed addressing. I was working with a client who has a business who has two different services....
Internal Links

Do backlinks still matter?

If you've been on the web for a while, particularly if you had an older blog or website in the early 2000s, you may remember that most websites had a...
Measurable Goals

Setting Measurable Goals for your Website

Is your website successful? Yes? No? How do you know? Have you considered that question at all? Frequently, when working with a small business or individual about their website, I'll...
SERPs

How to dominate your local search results in 3 simple steps

If you are a local business, meaning a business that offers goods and/or services within a geographically-limited area, I have some good news for you. You can dominate your local...
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How to optimize your blog post for social media

If you are reading this, you're probably on Twitter or Facebook or both. And you may have a blog. We are huge supporters of blogging because it's great for you,...
encrypt-feat

It’s time to encrypt your website.

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post when Google announced they were going to start using SSL as a ranking factor for searches. At the time, most sites...