Google Search Console Data Lost From April 9th to 26th

Each month we work diligently to keep your website up to date with Google’s stringent requirements. We heavily rely on the tools and information Google provides us to accomplish that task. So, when Google loses data, and then potentially punishes you for that lost data, it is undoubtedly frustrating. Here’s the story. From April 4th […]

Understanding Domain Authority

Google is incredibly tight-lipped when it comes to how they determine how well a website will rank in the search engine results pages (SERPs). Because of that, Moz, a company that is an authority in search engine monitoring, developed their own proprietary search engine ranking score to give companies a means by which to predict […]

What is a Bounce Rate Anyway?

It’s no secret that digital marketing is about growth. Users, page views, goal completions; many of the metrics we use to measure website performance are related to quantity. While we certainly want to strive for growth, it’s just as important to consider the overall quality of website traffic. The most prolific, and likely most misunderstood, […]

Product Schema Benefits in Industrial and B2B Markets

Industrial and Business-to-Business (B2B) markets often find themselves on an uncomfortable playing field. B2C companies have flashy marketing strategies, pretty websites, and seem to get all the glory. B2B is different. These websites can be modern looking, but typically need to focus on functionality above all else since their users are often engineers needing a […]

Using Progressive JPEGS Improves Load Speed and User Experience

Images are a major component in optimizing your website because they have a large impact on site speed and overall performance. If there are too many images on a page or the images are too large, the time it takes for the website to load significantly increases, making it more likely that a potential customer […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]