SEO vs SEM: A Beginner’s Guide to SEO & SEM

In today’s fast-paced digital world, where information is available at your fingertips, how does a business begin to compete? How does a business keep their funnel filled up with good quality leads? For most businesses, traditional advertising is declining in it’s importance and at the same time, spending on digital advertising and lead generation is rising steadily, year after year. Search engine optimization and pay per click advertising have risen to

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Reality Check: Should You Invest in SEO?

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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SEO in 2013 – A Year in Review

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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Not Enough Time to Write

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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Online Marketing for Small Business: 3 Mistakes You Could Be Making

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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Online Business in 3 Parts

When talking about SEO and Online Marketing, you would expect that the conversation would be all about SEO and Online Marketing. Well; success with SEO and Online Marketing extends beyond just a good search engine ranking so there’s no way we can limit a discussion to just these elements. Below I have outlined 3 basic needs when talking about online marketing and the last one may surprise you, but it

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Why It’s Important to Keep Tabs on Your SEO Company

In the process of learning SEO, I have tried many different tactics to improve rankings as I am sure other SEO companies have also done. There is some trial and error as it relates to SEO and figuring out what works and what doesn’t work. However… There is a big difference between doing testing and trial and error on your own websites versus those of a client. I learned SEO

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SEO in 2012 – A Year in Review

SEO is an ever-changing discipline and 2012 was a year that SEO experts will remember as an eventful year. Some changes were for the better, helping to further eliminate spam and clean-up Google’s search results. Other changes made the job of SEO’s more challenging, taking some tools out of our toolbox seemingly overnight. Here’s a quick breakdown of the changes in SEO in 2012 and what we can expect going

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Your Online Profile

If you operate a business, it’s important to build a strong online profile for you or your business. Your online profile is like a trail that leads right to your business and will show prospective clients and customers that you are serious about doing business online. What Do I Mean By Online Profile? Put yourself in the shoes of your potential customers or clients. They will fall into two different

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Organic SEO or Adwords?

Updated June 2017:  I wrote an in-depth guide to help you decide between SEO and PPC. Should you spend your online marketing budget on Google Adwords (PPC) or SEO (Organic Search) This is a question that every business with a website must ask themselves when they start to look at how to spend their online advertising dollars. On one hand, a business can use Google Adwords and set their investment

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