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SEO for People Who Have Better Things to Do With Their Time

If your primary business isn’t digital, the ins and outs of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be confounding. To help, we’ve broken it down to the essentials:

  • What is SEO?
  • How do I optimize my website for search?

Don’t worry if you don’t understand every nuance of SEO. This breakdown will give you enough information to make smart choices and engage a little DIY SEO for your small business.

What is SEO?

SEO is the art of getting your website to appear when a user searches for your business, services or products.

Why Your Business Isn’t Showing a Google Knowledge Panel (And What to Do About It)

When one performs a Google search for a local business, the results will often display an information box on the right side of the screen. This box is known as the Knowledge Panel, a Google-generated summary of a business that lists basic info like location, hours and reviews. Because of the quick, useful information it provides (as well as the legitimacy it lends to a brand or service provider), the Knowledge Panel is a desired feature for any business.

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“Why Isn’t My Post Showing Up on Google?”

Have you ever experienced this? After hours of writing, rewriting and refining, you’ve finally completed your marketing masterpiece—the blog post that will generate a viral storm whose force will propel your brand to the forefront of the market. You hit “Post” and wait for the clicks to come raining in…

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Taking Advantage of Google Analytics

As a business owner, you know how important data is. Data allows you to monitor your business’ health, ascertain its strengths and weaknesses, and make informed decisions on where to implement improvements. These days, with the prevalence of e-commerce and digital marketing, keeping track of data is equally as important for your business’ website as it is for its brick-and-mortar location. Fortunately, thanks to Google Analytics, this is easier than ever.

Perfecting Your Digital Marketing Recipe, or How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Digital marketing is like making a cake. You just need the right ingredients and a little instruction. In this article, I'll go over the most useful digital marketing methods, and demonstrate how, when you mix together just the right amount of effort into each channel, you’ll connect with more consumers who are interested in your products. The results will be delicious!

Yoast Encounters: Reflections on WordPress’ Content Analysis Tool

If you use WordPress, you’re likely familiar with Yoast SEO. One of the platform’s most popular plugins, Yoast analyzes content and provides insights on how it can be improved for SEO and readability. However, while it’s a useful tool, using Yoast can be a frustrating experience. If you’re like me, your initial encounters resulted in hours spent tweaking your content to gain the plugin’s approval, often to futile effect. At a certain point, you have to ask yourself, “Is it worth it?” I asked myself that very question, and the answer I found was…well, it’s complicated.

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SEO for SMBs: Further Advice on Content Creation and Transmission

In our previous SEO for SMBs entry, we emphasized the importance of blogging in an SEO landscape largely dominated by content. While we covered a lot in the piece, there was still plenty left to say, so we’ve published this addendum with further advice on creating and broadcasting content for your business blog.

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