Author Archives: Thirteen05

Google’s Got Girl Power

The Search Engine’s New Feature Highlights Women-Owned Businesses Google, like many other Silicon Valley corps, is always on the forefront of social issues. That’s why it’s no surprise that, as we were celebrating Women’s Day last week, the company launched a new way to recognize female leaders 365 days a year. But, this timeliness is… Read More »

Should You Redesign Your Website?

Redesigning your website is an investment in the success of your business. But how do you know it’s the right time for a complete revamp? It can be a large and expensive overtake, but after all it is your biggest online marketing tool. 1. Your site is slow to load. It’s no secret that today’s… Read More »

Why You Should Step Away

During the workday, do you find yourself swamped and overwhelmed? Stressing about deadlines and feeling like there’s never enough time in the day? Instead of reaching for your favorite sugary snack or second cup of coffee, what if there was a better solution to being more productive and focused? Stepping away from your work and… Read More »

Setting 2018 SEO Goals for Your Business

The new year is here, and optimism is at its peak as everyone turns to setting goals for self-improvement. Besides personal resolutions like “exercising more” or “traveling more,” you should really think about laying out some New Year’s resolutions for your business as well. Now is the best time to reflect on your business’s progress… Read More »

Is Your Site Safe From Hackers?

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a website that hasn’t been targeted by hackers. Whether they aimed to infiltrate the site through old software or plugins, or by using a brute force attack, there’s no doubt that some attempt was made to get under the hood. And now, it’s become blatantly more obvious… Read More »

Are You Committing These Common Web Design Mistakes?

Building and creating your own website can be tough. It’s even tougher when you’re relying on it to help your business succeed. “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” as they say, and this couldn’t be truer regarding the first time a user comes across your site. First impressions are important.… Read More »

Why Site Speed Matters

Technology is growing and changing every day, that’s a fact. More businesses are investing in their presence online, and more consumers are shopping and looking for information online as well. With this online and mobile trend moving upward, what is the slight edge that separates one website from another? How do you keep a consumer… Read More »

SEO: It’s More Than a Numbers Game

Traditionally, an SEO specialist’s primary goal was to increase rank in the SERP (search engine results page) and drive traffic. Often times, these were numbers-driven strategies that tried to keep up with the constantly changing rules of Google’s many algorithms. But the fundamental flaw in this approach is that when practicing SEO, you can’t just… Read More »

Google’s Top Ranking Factors Aren’t Always the Same

It’s not often that we get a clear-cut answer from Google exec’s, so this week’s latest development comes as quite a surprise. Head of Search at the monster search engine confirmed that there isn’t one set of top ranking factors that apply to every search performed. In fact, depending on the searcher’s intent, what Google… Read More »