Great article by Joshua Odmark. Read the whole article here: http://searchengineland.com/top-10-reasons-your-website-should-go-mobile-32566 Here is the summary: – Google has a separate index for mobile content. – Your regular website is not going to cut it on mobile devices. – 1/5 of Americans access the mobile web each day (that’s 20% !). – Mobile web will overtake … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons for Having a Mobile Website
Have you ever wondered how many local searches per month are on Google? The Comscore Search report for June 2012 shows Google had 11.44 billion searches. Google has said about 20% of all search is local, indicating approximately 2,280,000,000 searches in the U.S. on Google were local in nature. Including all of the search engines and assuming the same percentage … Continue reading How Many Local Searches Per Month on Google?
Businesses targeting geographical areas benefit greatly from a listing in Google Maps or Google Places, which has morphed into Google Plus. Many businesses I have worked with have received phone calls from people saying they are “with Google” and their Google listing will expire if they don’t renew, or that they are not listed in … Continue reading How Much Does A Google Maps Listing Cost?
Did you see the Matt Cutts video today? If you don’t know who Matt is, he is Google’s head of search spam, so he is “the man” on this topic. To the surprise of many, Matt confirmed, or reaffirmed, the significance of backlinks for “search quality”. Translating “Matt speak”, that means backlinks still matter. Matt’s video … Continue reading Google Speaks: “Backlink Relevancy Is A Big Win In Terms Of Search Quality”
Business owners know how vital a top ranked listing in Google Maps can be, it is literally the lifeblood of many local businesses. But many businesses are on the outside looking in wondering how they can get a Google Maps listing with a balloon next to it so local prospects can find them online. They … Continue reading Google Maps Mistakes for Local Business SEO
Online marketing has become one of the most complex and time consuming aspects of running a successful franchise system or company. The internet today is a place of great risk, where you can lose valuable time and money with the wrong strategies, but it’s also a place for the greatest opportunity. We’ve witnessed incredible changes … Continue reading Atlanta SEO Guru Discusses SEO and Local Search
Is Panda 4.0 Penalizing Your Site and Costing You Business? A slightly concerned client recently sent me an email asking if any of the dire claims in an email he received were true. Most of my clients get these types of emails, I get them and if you have a website you have probably seen … Continue reading What is Wrong with the SEO on Your Website – Scam Email?
Discover how to increase your sales without spending any more money on advertising. I recently met with a prospective client who had spent about $60,000 on Google Adwords without a single new customer to show for it. It sounds incredible, but it’s true. They had a new website and paid an agency to run their … Continue reading How To Increase Your Sales Without Spending More on Advertising
Google recently released a new feature to show if a site is “mobile friendly”. Google’s new ‘Mobile-friendly’ label that may be included in mobile search results for websites that qualify for it without the website owner doing any additional work. Here is a screen shot of a search result for Mashable.com Any website owner can … Continue reading Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?
As a business owner, you probably get solicitation daily from companies selling advertising opportunities. I’m also guessing you’ve gotten an email like this one: I’ve responded to emails like this to see what they have to offer. In every case, they actually did not have any data whatsoever about the website I was calling … Continue reading SEO Emails – Don’t Fall for It
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