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Instagram Can Grow Brands

Published on 4 Jun 2014 at 10:29 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Marketing,Mobile,Search Engine Optimization,Social Media.

Instagram is more than just a social network. It’s a way you can grow your brand and improve local SEO. Instagram for Social Connections Instagram is a social network built around the mobile user. 97% of users are coming from a mobile device. That makes it one of the most intimate social networks around. This […]

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Schema Markup in 1/3 of Google Results

Published on 7 May 2014 at 7:43 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Google,Informative,Search Engine Optimization.

Why do 0.3% of sites use schema markup when some form of schema is in 36% of Google search results? What is Schema Markup? A few years back Google, Bing, and Yahoo realized that they could produce better search results if websites were more clear about the content on the page. They formed the site […]

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Business Info Displayed in Google Search Results

Published on 30 Apr 2014 at 9:42 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Google,Informative,Marketing,Mobile,Search Engine Optimization.

Want to add your business info like phone numbers and hours of operation to Google Search Results? Business Info: Business Phone Numbers Recently Google revealed a simple process to add your business phone numbers to Google’s Knowledge Panel. The Knowledge Panel is the panel in Google search that sometimes displays business info about a company. […]

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Mobile Search Growth

Published on 28 Apr 2014 at 9:43 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Google,Mobile,Search Engine Optimization,Web Design.

Google recently said that mobile search could pass desktop before 2015. How does your mobile site rank? Let me be clear that Google is talking about mobile searches across the globe. They are not limiting themselves to North America where desktop use is still higher than mobile. While it will take a little longer for […]

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The Need for SPDY

Published on 10 Apr 2014 at 7:07 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Google,Informative,Mobile,Search Engine Optimization.

Security is no excuse for slowness. With the SPDY protocol your secure HTTPS traffic transfers faster. What is SPDY? You have probably heard of HTTP. HTTP is the protocol that delivers unsecured content on the web. This is fine for most sites since most don’t take in sensitive material like credit card data, social security […]

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KISS Principle and SEO

Published on 1 Apr 2014 at 8:09 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Google,Search Engine Optimization,Web Design,writing.

The KISS Principle recommends you keep your writing simple. Avoid industry jargon to improve your SEO. What is the KISS Principle? KISS commonly stands for “Keep It Simple, Stupid”. It is sometimes called “Keep It Super Simple” by authors that do not want to insult the reader’s intelligence. The basic idea is that most things […]

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Mobile Meta Descriptions Must Be Short

Published on 16 Mar 2014 at 7:31 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Informative,Mobile,Search Engine Optimization,writing.

Meta descriptions below 157 characters is SEO 101. Is this length right for mobile meta descriptions? No. It turns out that the character limit is not absolute. When blogging got big Google updated their code to show the publication date at the beginning of the search result. This ate away from the number of characters […]

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Backlinks: Yea or Nay

Published on 14 Mar 2014 at 7:46 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Google,Informative,Marketing,Search Engine Optimization,Social Media.

Link building strategies to build up backlinks taken too far can run the risk of associating your brand with spam. Should you still do it? What are Backlinks? Backlinks are links that go back to your site. Any link that goes to your site is a vote of confidence by that site when it comes […]

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New Domains are Coming

Published on 11 Mar 2014 at 8:04 pm. No Comments.
Filed under Informative,Marketing,Search Engine Optimization.

We are all familiar with domains that end in “.com”. Did you know that hundreds of new extensions are coming this year room for billions of new domains? What are those extensions called anyways? The com in the .com part of a domain is known as a Top-Level Domain (TLD). Just like how your website […]

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