We answer questions submitted from small business owners around the Bay Area. The questions cover where to start to get online, Yelp best practices, Google My Business best practices, and… Continue Reading »
Advice From Your Bay Area Digital Marketing Agency
As a business owner, you’re already aware that your company must have a social media marketing plan in today’s digital world. With mobile searches increasing and social media platforms changing their algorithms and adding more to their offerings (ads, anyone?), how do you know where to focus your attention? And, of course, how does search engine optimization (SEO) fit into the mix? Continue reading »
Social Media Marketing for Search Relevance
Keywords are an important part of search engine optimization (SEO). With updates to Google’s algorithms, however, keywords simply aren’t enough. When you’re building a website, writing a blog, and performing social media marketing, think user intent and not keyword ranking.
Bay Area Online Marketing Experts Discuss Duplicate Listings
Business owners need to be aware of issues related to duplicate business listings that can harm their searchability, search engine page ranking, and consumer experience. Creating and maintaining your business listing’s uniformity, ensuring consistent social media presence and engagement, web design, website updates, and all important search engine optimization are daunting, but increasingly essential tasks to ensure continued business success and growth. You can monitor your listings yourself or bring in social media marketing experts to assist.
We Said It Was Coming! Now It Will On Apr 21, 2015
Are you Ready For Google’s Mobile Hammer?
You may have said “I don’t internet.” That didn’t work out too well for you if you did. And then you may have said “I don’t do mobile” and that’s not going to work well either now. Even if you’re right, and most of your web traffic is via a desk top computer, you may get penalized anyway. Here’s why… Continue reading »
Why Social Media Matters for Businesses
If you own a small business, you understand why it feels like there are never enough hours in the day. Let’s consider how you divide those precious hours for your business. How much time are you (or an employee) spending on Marketing, Advertising and Social Media? Six or seven years ago, “Social Media Marketing” didn’t exist. Here we are, in late 2013, and an astounding 86% of marketers say that social media is important to their business. Over 60% of them say that social media generates leads, from just 6 hours a week on the “Big Three” (Facebook, Twitter and Google+). Continue reading »
How long will you wait to G+?
If you’re sitting back, waiting for your “friends” on Facebook to join Google Plus (a.k.a. Google+ or G+) before you create a personal profile or business page, you’re truly missing out on supreme SEO real estate. Many have taken to the “wait and see” approach, especially with more social networks, now, than ever before. Nearly every day we hear, “I’m already on Facebook and Twitter, do I really need to be on Google Plus, too?” The answer is yes, but let us explain why.
SMO of SEO
Social signals from the Google+ platform are becoming more important for determining search engine results. Joshua Berg, SEO/SMO Specialist at REALSMO, calls this “the social media optimization (SMO) of SEO.” Berg explains, “social signals provide a much better way of filtering out the noise and improving the quality of search results. This is a trend that will continue because it is a much better way of understanding what people really want, which is one of Google’s founding principles.” Continue reading »
Odd thing was, the designer moved the Google analytic code, but nothing else; that’s how we got this data. Stay tuned to see how long it takes to get their SEO and website traffic back on course.
Google Gives Some Tips on Picking an SEO company
In an article written by Google in their Webmaster Tools section, Google offered some advice on choosing an SEO company and offered this short checklist below. One of the very important things they recommend is this: Consider hiring a SEO company early in the site development process, like when you’re planning a redesign. This gives the SEO company the opportunity to help build the site SEO friendly. Continue reading »
Is your business on Google Places (maps) yet? In this post, learn why your business should be on Google Places and then how to claim and optimize your Google Places listing.
-Why Be On The Map And How To Do It-