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Google Builds a Barge…

Posted On: 20 November 2013 Posted By: admin

Not a virtual barge, a real barge, docked in San Francisco Bay. A second one has been towed into Portland Harbor, Maine and reportedly, two more are under construction. As with all things Google, there’s plenty of mystery because Google isn’t saying much. On November 6th, Google released this statement: “Although it’s still early days …

Keyword Encryption and You (an update)

Posted On: 29 October 2013 Posted By: admin

As we’ve been reporting recently, keyword encryption means that Google will no longer reveal the keywords that sent traffic to websites from search queries. By the end of 2013, Google intends to encrypt all keyword search activity, with the exception of clicks on Adwords PPC ads. Much of SEO reporting is based on Google keyword …

Google GOES DARK….

Posted On: 24 September 2013 Posted By: admin

Well, the day many SEO professionals and web site owners hoped would never come, apparently did yesterday. It looks like Google has cut off keyword data altogether for SEO analysis. You’re probably asking “What?” and “Why?”. Let’s start with the “What”… What is keyword data? Keyword data tells us what search term someone uses to …

Google Goes In-Depth

Posted On: 18 September 2013 Posted By: admin

Billions of internet searches happen every day through the various search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Yet people do look to other sources for information and answers. Some people still consult the encyclopedia! In 2010, after 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica went out of print. In an acknowledgment of the realities of the digital …

Why the telephone can be one of THE most powerful components to your SEO plan.

Posted On: 31 July 2013 Posted By: admin

With smartphone texting, online messaging, social media, and email, many of us find ourselves using the phone less and less to communicate. This is true many times, unless you own a business. The phone, for most of businesses is the primary pipeline for inquiries and new sales. Statistically, 40% to 50% of highly qualified leads …

11 reasons why WordPress websites are better than regular web sites

Posted On: 26 February 2013 Posted By: admin

We get this question a lot lately… What is WordPress and what is so great about it? Whether you are building a new web site or redesigning a current web site, chances are that you are going to hear about WordPress or are already familiar with it. So, what is it….?? WordPress is an open …

4 reasons why content marketing is vital to growing your business

Posted On: 16 January 2013 Posted By: admin

We’ve all heard the phrase “Cash is King”. In the online marketing world, Content isn’t far behind… Last year, as many of you know, there were many updates to Google’s algorithm with strange names assigned to these updates such as “Penguin” and “Panda”. For those of you who are not familiar with this, the short …

How Google’s new rules might affect your web site.

Posted On: 27 September 2012 Posted By: admin

Cute, isn’t he? What I want to talk about this week is a different type of “Panda”, however. Last year, Google launched a series of updates to their search algorithm (their “RULES”) with a code name “Panda” Yes, they think they’re the CIA now… They recently (last week) announced that a new Panda update is …

How to use landing sites and pages to grow your business.

Posted On: 12 September 2012 Posted By: admin

Some of you might have heard of landing pages. They are sometimes referred to as a “Splash Pages” or “Lead Capture Pages” or “Landing Sites”. Traditionally, these are used very specifically in marketing (search engine, email, direct mail, etc) as a way to direct a prospect or customer response to a very specific web page …