Finding out how you rank on Google should be pretty simple, right? It feels like a quick search for your business name is all you’d need to do. Unfortunately, Google makes this way more complicated than it has to be. Although it's perfectly logical for you to assume you can check your ranking just … [Read more...] about Why Googling Yourself Won’t Tell You What You Need to Know
Raise your hand if you wish Google would stop making secret updates already! Just when you think you've mastered local search, Google launches a change that turns everything on its head. This time, it's the Hawk update. This latest update has serious, wide-reaching consequences for small, local … [Read more...] about Could You Be Targeted Next by Google's Aggressive New Filter?
When it comes to SEO, how important is your social media strategy? It's an ongoing debate. In 2014, Google's Matt Cutts proclaimed that "social signals," like posts on Facebook and Twitter, have nothing to do with Google's search algorithm. This directly opposed what many industry specialists … [Read more...] about Warning: Your Social Media Strategy Could Make or Break Your SEO
When we shared our online marketing predictions for 2017, we detailed how Google is doubling-down on catering to its users' expectations and experiences. And as virtual personal assistants like Cortana and Siri become more prominent in users' lives, Google is seeing a significant increase in voice … [Read more...] about Do You Know What Siri and Voice Searches Mean for Your Website?
At the end of the year, we find it useful to take stock of all the industry developments we've observed over the past 12 months and try to predict what trends the new year will bring. Understanding the industry's online marketing predictions for 2017 is the best way to make sure you start the new … [Read more...] about Looking Ahead: Our Online Marketing Predictions for 2017
We've recently heard from a substantial number of clients who were concerned about whether their LeadTrax™ sites were optimized for mobile. Before we delve into an explanation, let us just say this: Yes, your site is optimized for mobile devices. You have nothing to worry about. All of this … [Read more...] about Don't Worry: Your PG Site Is Already Optimized for Mobile
Having trouble understanding exactly what goes into your site's local search rankings, no matter how many times your account manager attempts to demystify it? This should help. Linda Buquet, a local search specialist and community leader of Local Search Forum, recently posted this illustration that … [Read more...] about "Local Search Puzzle" Pieced Together in One Simple Image
At Prospect Genius, we're pushing to improve our own web presence through increased customer reviews and social media activity. As we embark on this long-term project, we thought it would be helpful to illustrate why it's so important for your company to have a large pool of customer reviews … [Read more...] about How Having a Large Number of Customer Reviews Can Save Your Business
Did you know that Google is rolling out new updates every month or so? Did you know that just ignoring these changes can negatively impact your online advertising efforts? Here at PG, we talk to local business owners each and every day, and most folks we come across have a “who cares” attitude when … [Read more...] about Why Recent Google Updates Should Matter to You
Navigating Your Online Identity Here at Prospect Genius, we know how important it is for our clients to be able to track the return on their investment with our SEO program. That's why we create a metered number and trackable microsite (with a URL that follows the format … [Read more...] about The Small Mistake that Could Kill Your SEO Campaign