To Blog or Not to Blog

That is the question, isn’t it? Clearly if you are reading this you know my answer. I often find myself struggling to find a topic to write about when my turn comes around in our rotation. There is always something that seems more important and needs my attention. So inevitably I begin to wonder is […]

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 […]

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 […]

To CRM, or not to CRM?

The subject of using a CRM comes up quite frequently when discussing the construction of a website. For those of you who aren’t aware, CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management or Customer Resource Management. In layman’s terms, this simply means how you communicate with your customer list or how you manage your customer list. When […]

Are You Down With HTTPS?

Do you remember a few years ago when we had Mobilegeddon? That was when Google started penalizing websites in mobile search that weren’t mobile friendly. Well, now secure-geddon is upon us. Google has decided it’s time to secure the internet and, in doing so, all websites are being required to go HTTPS or face the […]

Building SEO Strategies for Lasting Impact

When it comes to creating a marketing strategy and beginning to implement specific tactics, having a proper plan of action in place is everything. You need to make sure this plan will help you achieve your main goals for the site, along with aligning with other people’s (your partners, co-workers, etc.) goals for the site. […]

Don’t Pass on These Off-Page SEO Strategies

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; your online reputation is everything. That’s why it’s imperative that you do everything in your power to prevent irreparable damage. You might be thinking to yourself, “But where does it stop? What lengths must I go to keep my businesses reputation clean?” Well, the answer is […]

Optimizing Images for your WordPress Website

There’s no arguing, websites need images. But unoptimized and uncompressed images can add to your overall load time. Below you will find online tools and WordPress plugins to help you keep your images looking great while keeping their load times down. Compress your images One the easiest ways to reduce image size is through compression. […]

Google’s AdBlock: Here’s What You Need to Know

Lately, there has been a lot of talk among web advertisers about Google Chrome’s new built-in ad-block feature that’s about to come out. Not long ago, the Wall Street Journal released an article revealing Google’s new plans. This is a pretty big announcement since Chrome is a widely used internet browser. Net Market Share reports […]

Why You Should Be Protecting Your Online Reputation

Before the internet took over, local businesses survived by word of mouth; one person would recommend their service to another, and so on. These days, the internet has largely taken the place of those friendly recommendations. Though, unfortunately, a lot of small business owners overlook the power of online reviews. When’s the last time you […]