5 SEO Techniques to Increase your Small Business Traffic

Having an online presence in today’s technology landscape is essential, but it can seem daunting to a small business with an equally small budget. Only 17% of small businesses are actively investing in SEO techniques, meaning the majority are missing out on growth opportunities. While you may think that effective marketing is out of your […]

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How Google’s Algorithm Changes Affect SEO

Algorithms are what search engines like Google use to retrieve data and deliver search results that are relevant to your inquiry. The results then appear on the SERP, or search engine results page, and are ranked based on relevance. Google makes changes to its search algorithm hundreds of times per year and while most of […]

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Targeting Featured Snippets: The Importance of Words on a Page

What is a Featured Snippet? Featured snippets are summary answers to the questions or search terms you type or speak into Google’s search bar. The snippets are displayed near the top of the search results page (SERP) and have the keywords from your query emphasized in bold text. Google generates featured snippets by pulling relevant […]

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Mobile-First Indexing and How it Can Impact Your Site’s Ranking

Until this past March, Google’s bots crawled, indexed and ranked sites based on the desktop version. Now that has all changed and the search engine first uses the mobile version of a website for indexing and to determine search rankings. The purpose of this “mobile-first” indexing update is to provide better search results for users, […]

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Why You Should Implement SSL on Your Business Website

Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, refers to the security technology that creates an encrypted link between a website’s server and your browser. This encryption is what keeps information passed between the server and browser private, reducing the risk of it being stolen by other parties. Websites that are utilizing this technology have a URL that […]

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Voice Search is the Future of Digital Marketing

Whether it’s asking Siri for directions to the nearest restaurant or asking Alexa to play your favorite radio station, voice search is more popular than ever. According to ComScore, half of all searches will be voice searches by 2020, and, as of January 2018, there were already one billion voice searches happening a month. The […]

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Is WordPress the Right Platform for Your Website?

If you don’t have a WordPress site, you likely know someone that uses the platform for their website. What started as a blogging platform has now transformed into a popular CMS platform featuring vibrant themes and a plethora of plugins to create a modern-looking website. They’ve even added a plugin for ecommerce. Viewed as cost-effective […]

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Google Will Mark HTTP Sites as Not Secure Starting Today

Beginning today, July 24th, Google will be marking all plain HTTP sites as “not secure.” After several years of advocating for HTTPS encryption, Google is releasing the newest Chrome update, Chrome 68, which will add a label to all unsecure URLs. Since 2014, Google has been nudging people in the direction of secure websites by […]

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How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Digital Marketing

When most of us hear the words “artificial intelligence,” we think of robots in old science fiction movies or something out of a futuristic video game. AI, however, is a broad category comprised of different technologies that are already becoming more integral in our digital world. In the digital marketing space, artificial intelligence is having […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Regularly Update Your Website Content

Everyone in the marketing industry has heard the phrase “content is king” more times than they can count—but for good reason. Creating a website is a great first step, but if your website is not regularly updated, your traffic can stagnate. A website is not a one-and-done project, but a continual process that should evolve […]

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