It's genuinely depressing to think about the totality of words we've wasted whining about Google's pay-to-play model. Not because we regret the time spent educating our readers, but because we wish this weren't the reality of digital marketing in 2020. Especially during a crippling … [Read more...] about How to Undercut Google’s Pay-to-Play Model and Advertise on a Budget
Have you gotten a call from Google about your AdWords account? Did they tell you that your ads are displaying in other countries and costing you extra money? You're not alone. Google has been ramping up its AdWords sales efforts—and this means they've been aggressively targeting existing AdWords … [Read more...] about Why You Can’t Trust This Warning From Google
You already understand the fundamental purpose of blogs: to share information and ideas with your audience. But there's a more practical reason to blog, too. Evidence shows well maintained and updated blogs can actually strengthen your SEO and improve your rankings over time. Blogs, Keywords, and … [Read more...] about How Blogs Help Your SEO More Than You Think
Your site's ranking is important. That goes without saying. It's not the be-all and end-all, but it's definitely a top concern for businesses that want customers to find them. So, let's say you've already worked hard to fill your site with informative, relevant content and captivating images. It's … [Read more...] about 5 Quick and Easy Tips to Improve Your Site's Ranking
Has Yext recently told you there's incorrect or missing information about your business online? Yext has been sending reports to small business owners claiming that they aren't listed on certain sites. These reports contain the alleged "results" of a scan of your business's directory listings. They … [Read more...] about Have You Been Duped by Yext's PowerListings Scan?
Google's lackluster attempts to beat back the locksmith scam are misfiring and hitting honest locksmith companies instead. Don't you feel frustrated when you play by the rules but still get targeted by Google? The unfortunate reality is, due to how widespread the scam is, Google automatically puts … [Read more...] about 11 Ways to Fight the Locksmith Scam and Win
With the growing emphasis on local rankings in Google Maps, it's easy for business owners to forget about the significance of traditional SEO and organic search rankings. Thankfully, a recent article by Christopher Ratcliff reminds business owners of the enduring importance of organic SEO—especially … [Read more...] about Reminder: Traditional SEO Is as Influential as Ever
So, this is pretty unbelievable news. Very quietly, over the last two weeks, some of our country's biggest search engine companies have moved their operations over to Russia. Google, Yahoo!, and Bing are among these companies. The news hasn't been publicly announced yet, but we managed to get an … [Read more...] about Shocking News: Russia Buys Google
Have we told you lately how important it is to answer your phone? We've noticed many of our clients have a staggering number of missed calls. It all started with Google. In doing our day-to-day marketing tasks for clients, we discovered many clients are consistently missing important calls from … [Read more...] about Why Does Your Business Have So Many Missed Calls?
When it comes to maintaining your small business's online presence, it can feel like there are too many variables out of your control. Search engines like Google seem to hold all the cards most of the time. The truth is, unless you know how to plan and execute an effective online advertising … [Read more...] about One Simple Way to Take Control of Your Online Presence