DIGITAL STRATEGIES BLOG
QUICK SUMMARY Google just rolled out their Speed Update, which considers how quickly your website loads on mobile devices to determine the site’s ranking in the search engine results pages (SERPs). Although Google claims that “very few” websites will be negatively affected, it’s pretty clear that the affected sites will mostly be small business sites…Read More
QUICK SUMMARY You’re trying everything you can think of to get your website ranked on the first page of the Google search engine results pages (SERPs). So it’s frustrating to see SERPs filled with nothing but review sites and other aggregators, like Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor, Yelp, Thumbtack and more. These sites rank at the top…Read More
SUMMARY Did you know that Yelp’s terms of service expressly prohibit you from soliciting reviews? And that Yelp penalizes companies that do this, causing them to virtually disappear from the Yelp results? Actually, most review sites have policies that prevent you from directly asking customers for positive reviews (i.e., only asking individuals who’ve had…Read More
Frustrated that your business isn’t showing up in the local search results for the neighboring town? It’s because of the way local SEO and the Google search algorithm work. Here are the details and what you can do about it.
When business owners ask me why they’re not bringing in more customers, I usually find that they’re making one or more of the three biggest mistakes you can make in your marketing. The sad thing is that these mistakes are easily avoidable.
Most green industry company websites are a business liability. I know that’s a pretty strong statement. But the fact is that most websites in our industry are more likely to turn potential customers off than to turn them into customers.
You may have heard that “SEO is dead.”
Don’t believe it.
Although the latest search algorithms have reduced the impact of “old fashioned” search engine optimization (SEO) techniques, like using keywords and link exchanges, good SEO still makes a huge difference. We cut through the crap and give you the straight story.
Our websites, social media accounts, email addresses, Angie’s List profiles, etc. are important assets for the business (just like our people) and are vulnerable to “injury” if we don’t make online safety a priority. So how do you identify risks and take reasonable precautions?
You’re proud of your growing email list. But is it bringing you the value you need or expect? One often overlooked problem is the number of inactive subscribers – those who never even open your emails, let alone read them. So what should you do about them?
You may have visitors to your website but you’re probably flushing the biggest opportunity down the toilet. It’s an easy fix that most people don’t do. So here’s a chance to set yourself apart from the competition.
What does Google’s move to mobile-first indexing mean for your website and your organic search results? It all depends on how your current website is formatted. Here are the details …
One of the most common questions I get from my tree care clients is “How much will a Google AdWords campaign cost?” It’s a fair question – but not an easy one to answer.
Here are the basic rules of thumb for cost per click, total budget, ROI, and more. If you’re thinking about running an AdWords campaign for your tree care company, you need to read this.
Are you tracking the right things with your website analytics? Probably not! Here’s the one thing to measure if you want to make a real impact with your website.