google adwords

For about as long as Google has been offering Pay Per Click ads through the Google AdWords platform, side ads have been a staple, but soon…they will disappear. Google confirmed to Search Engine Land indicating they would be rolling out a new version that no longer includes side ads. Instead, users will now see up to 4 ads at the top of the page, instead of the current 3 ads –

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A few years ago the common mantra of most SEO experts was “create good quality content” and your traffic will increase. Most SEO companies convinced clients that weekly blog posts would be what was needed to rank a website on the front page of Google and they needed to continue doing it if they wanted to retain that position. This was the industry standard and the results were often “ok”,

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This is a question that I have been asked a number of times and for me, the answer is quite simple. MAYBE… I would love to give you a cheesy sales line and say “you can’t afford NOT to” but the truth is, signing up for an SEO contract with a reputable SEO company isn’t for everyone. So how do you decide if hiring an SEO expert to help you

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Setting up a properly optimized PPC Campaign that actually generates results is completely dependent upon displaying your ads in front of the right people at the right time. Too many people see PPC ads as their ticket to fame and fortune, without realizing the nuances that go into creating a campaign that drives customers to a website and converts them into buyers. Without going into too much detail, here are

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responsive website design

Society changes, habits change, the way that we do business changes and of course within the area of technology, changes happen at warp speed.  For over 2 years now there have been consistent warnings about the increased use of mobile devices to surf the internet . If you’ve been keeping an eye on your Google Analytics account, you likely noticed that year over year traffic coming to your website from

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seo review 2013

2013 proved to be yet another interesting year in the SEO field. Lots of ups and downs for website owners and SEO companies alike, and it’s unlikely that you dodged the Google bullet entirely if you own or manage a website. Everyone in the SEO game likes to complain that Google keeps making our lives more difficult, but at the end of the day, what Google is trying to do

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apple ipad air

All I have to say is…I love early Christmas presents! In the world of online marketing, web design and SEO, it’s almost unheard of to not have an iPhone, iMac, MacBook Pro or an iPad.  The truth is that I never really liked all the hype associated with Apple products. I like to go against the grain just a little bit and didn’t want to get an i-Something, just because

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social media marketing

Being active on social media is essential to the success of every small business. Everyone is connected through social media networks. It is through social media that people tend to discover the hottest and latest trends. If you don’t have followers, you’re not connecting with your customers and your audience and you’re being left behind. Although many businesses know this and try to engage with customers via social media platforms,

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blog post writing

Blogging and creating good quality content is a great way to build your SEO footprint and let Google know you are serious about keeping your website fresh. Just about every type of business, from Plumbers to Auto Mechanics should be using content marketing strategies to help spread the word about what they do, but sadly – Most aren’t. What’s the biggest reason that I hear from clients as to why

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seo mistakes

For many small business owners, cost-effective marketing is crucial to the success of their business. Thanks to technology, marketing for small businesses has become less and less expensive over the past few years. Investing a few hundred or a few thousand dollars can go much further than it did in the past. Unfortunately there are still a lot of small business owners who aren’t embracing the new trends in marketing

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