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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.

SEO for SMBs: The Content Dichotomy

There are several good reasons for business owners to blog, but perhaps the biggest is that, more than ever, SEO is dependent on content. With the demise of “black hat” tactics like keyword stuffing and a re-emphasis on user experience, content has become the core means through which SEO strategies can be effectively implemented. That means if you want your business’ website to perform, you need to produce content. And there’s no better way to broadcast that content than through an active blog.

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SEO for SMBs: Making Sense of Tags

The term “tag” may be one of the most common in the SEO lexicon, but its meaning is far from homogenous. While most tags are basically HTML code attributes that describe webpage content, it can be hard to distinguish between meta tags, title tags, header tags and others. And then there’s the practice of “tagging” your posts, which is something else altogether. To cut through the confusion, we’ve defined the most common types of tags and provided a brief explanation of each one’s function.

Link building is like networking: you have to do it.

SEO for SMBs: How to Win Links and Influence Search Ranking

When it comes to promoting a business website, good content is critical—after all, it not only improves SEO, it also shows visitors you’re an expert in your field. However, as it’s often said, “It’s not what you know but who you know,” which is why an equally important asset is the connections you make with other sites. This practice of creating digital connections is known as link building. 

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