SEO: Sometimes you have to wait for it.

When will I see SEO results (and why does it take so long?)

Last week, a new SEO client came to me with a familiar question: When will my page start showing on Google? This client had just spent months building a beautiful new website; understandably, she wants that website to be found. As a small-business owner, she knows that showing on the first page of Google is more than a nice perk—it’s vital to her company’s success. Luckily, I’m confident we can help her.

Small business websites need these 5 pages

What Pages Does a Website Need?

In 2019, even the smallest business needs a website. Don’t worry! Whether you’re a small, medium or even large business, it doesn’t have to be complicated. The websites of most service-oriented businesses need at least five pages. Of course, this number will increase significantly if you sell products on your site (e-commerce).

A small-business website should have at least five basic pages.

New Year! New You!

Grow Your Business , Not Your Waistline

Don’t worry, I’m not endorsing a new diet or exercise regimen. But this January, the glut of messages promoting strategies for weight loss speaks to our society’s obsession with image. However you feel about this obsession, as a business owner, you need to pay attention—image matters. Over the past few months, I’ve written often about the importance of your online appearance. The message today is a little more specific and a lot more blunt:

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Seven Signs a Digital Marketing Agency is (Probably) Going to Waste Your Money

Despite the importance of digital marketing in today’s marketplace, most small-business owners don’t have the knowledge, time or budget to do it themselves. That’s why a digital marketing agency (DMA) can be an invaluable resource to grow your business and outpace the competition. However, while a quality agency can yield positive results (like lead generation and improved search performance), not all agencies fit that description.

Shop local for the holiday season

Prove Your Local Credibility to Real People and the Bots

In this article, we discuss why it is essential for local service businesses to engage Local SEO best practices. Local companies without a brick-and-mortar location rely on Google to be found; and the Google bots rely on certain indicators of local credibiility. Without those indicators, your small business might be literally off-the-map.

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Markers of Trust: Proving Your Business’ Credibility in the Era of Fake Reviews

Any legitimate business owner understands the importance of credibility, but proving it to skeptical consumers can be challenging, especially in today’s internet-driven market. In the following article, we outline some actionable measures for creating “markers of trust” and increasing consumer confidence in your business.

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