Google’s Latest Algorithm Updates Impact Site Traffic and Image Search Results

On September 27th, Google released a broad core algorithm update that impacted the SERP pages of many websites. Even though Google described it as a small update, marketers noticed that many of their clients’ websites experienced either a sudden spike or drop in site traffic. Then around October 4th,  websites that previously suffered a hit […]

Are You Making These Common Mistakes in Your PPC Campaign?

PPC, or pay-per-click, is a paid service that allows you to drive traffic directly to your website. It differs from using SEO to optimize for organic search rankings because you pay to be found for specific keywords as opposed to users finding your page organically. Using SEO to improve organic search results is also important […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Website Design Affects UX and Content Marketing

Driving traffic to your website is important, but that alone won’t result in conversions. To get the most out of your content marketing efforts, you need a website that looks good, provides helpful information and is easy for users to navigate. Enter User Experience (UX), which focuses on the usability and accessibility of your website.  With two-thirds of […]

Net Neutrality and How It Affects Your Business

Net neutrality is a set of rules based on the principle that internet service providers treat all of the information online equally and do not charge users different fees based on the type or amount of content they would like to access. Without net neutrality, users could be charged more to stream music or videos […]

6 Reasons Your Business Needs a Website

Creating a website for your business can seem intimidating. It can require additional time and money that you’re not sure you have to spend. However, 77 percent of Americans go online every day, and 26 percent of those are online constantly. In today’s world of news feeds and mobile apps, having an online presence is […]

Updating Your Privacy Policy for GDPR

According to a 2016 study by TrustArc, 92% of users in the U.S. are concerned about online privacy, an increase of 45% from the previous year. Only 31% of users understand how their personal information is shared and 74% have limited their online activity due to privacy concerns, which has a serious impact on online […]

Understanding How GDPR Impacts Your Business

A new personal protection law called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR affects any business that offers products and services to, or collects personal information from, residents in the European Union (EU). GDPR was proposed by the European Commission to create stronger data protection laws for people residing […]