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5 SEO Growth Hacks that Will Help You Dominate Rankings

5 SEO Growth Hacks that Will Help You Dominate Rankings

If you’re reading this, you probably know how important SEO is to your business. Great SEO is like owning a store on a popular shopping street: you get traffic even without any promotions. The trouble is, SEO is terrifyingly competitive and painfully slow. As a small business owner, you have neither the patience nor the […]

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Essential Technical SEO Tips for Success in 2017

Essential Technical SEO Tips for Success in 2017

There has been a fair amount of debate and conjecture regarding technical SEO’s value with a lot many people declaring it to be dead. However, more than a few outstanding examples of successful tactics of technical SEO that have given a major boost to web traffic have conclusively demonstrated that it is far from dead. […]

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Six Local SEO Tactics to Help You Own Your City

Six Local SEO Tactics to Help You Own Your City

The Internet provides global opportunities for many businesses. While that is certainly tempting, it doesn’t hurt to focus on your city first. Consumers tend to trust brands more when they are within 20 miles of their location. As a result, a local online presence is critical. How can you tackle the world if you can’t […]

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How to Choose An Atlanta Web Design Company

How to Choose An Atlanta Web Design Company

Websites have evolved from digital brochures into marketing platforms. You can’t afford to price shop for a new website because the stakes are too high.  Your web developer needs to understand your marketing goals and search engine optimization in order to build you a lead generating website. For small business owners, the first rule of […]

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How to Use Free WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Search Ranking

How to Use Free WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Search Ranking

In a survey released by Clutch, only 54% of the 350 small business owners surveyed had a website. And the reason why these businesses failed to establish an online presence? The top two reasons were cost and irrelevancy to their business. If you’re one of the roughly 46% of business owners trying to run your […]

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Three SEO Hacks to Grow Your Business Online

Three SEO Hacks to Grow Your Business Online

You’ve built a website and you’re sure it checks all the boxes: it looks great, is chock full of relevant information, and it’s easy to navigate. Then comes the big question for any website owner or content marketer: how to entice those clever little search robots to present it to would-be site visitors when they […]

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6 Underrated Tactics to Boost Search Engine Rankings

6 Underrated Tactics to Boost Search Engine Rankings

There are over 200 factors to consider when optimizing your web pages for search. Since you can’t focus on them all, it is important to have a reliable few to do the job for you. The following is a list of six underrated content based search engine optimization tactics that aren’t very hard to implement. […]

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How To Rank On Google In 2017

How To Rank On Google In 2017

The rules of the SEO game have changed significantly in the last year or two. Google is now focused on the searcher, our customer, which means SEO is now a key part of everything we do online. Fear not, this is actually great news.

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5 Things That Will Negatively Affect Your Website Traffic

5 Things That Will Negatively Affect Your Website Traffic

Very few businesses will reach their full potential in this tech savvy world if they are not paying very close attention to their online presence. You may offer the greatest product, the finest service, and prices that can’t be beaten, but without a website that search engines can easily find, you are spinning your wheels, […]

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Why Brick-and-Mortar Businesses Should Invest in SEO

Why Brick-and-Mortar Businesses Should Invest in SEO

Every business today has some sort of online storefront. They can range from a simple HTML info page to a fully optimized website ready to take customer orders. However, contrary to popular belief, it’s not only online companies that have an online presence. No, many brick-and-mortar businesses are now investing more and more of their […]

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Product Page SEO: 5 Steps to Boost Your Search Rankings

Product Page SEO: 5 Steps to Boost Your Search Rankings

All signs point to a growing e-commerce market. Projections by eMarketer predict that e-commerce sales will rise to $4.058 trillion by 2020. Still, there’s a lot of competition out there, and only 10 slots available on the first page of search results. But if you take the right steps, you can maximize your product page […]

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Using the Problems You Solve for SEO Strategy

Using the Problems You Solve for SEO Strategy

It might not be obvious, but when it comes to SEO focusing on the problems you solve can be very beneficial. In fact it might be essential. It’s easy to fall into the trap of focusing on what you do, and the specific products of solutions that you offer when it comes to the content […]

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10 Amazing SEO Tools You Must Try in 2017

10 Amazing SEO Tools You Must Try in 2017

If nobody created tools for us we’d never get anything done. And if we did, it would take 100x longer than it would with the right tool set.

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Google’s Top 6 SEO Ranking Factors

Google’s Top 6 SEO Ranking Factors

It’s a well-known fact that Google’s algorithm is almost impossible to figure out completely, even for SEO specialists. With a resolute company motto like, “Don’t be evil,” Google has been pretty unbiased with their algorithmic penalties thus far.  They’ve even penalized their own website—not once, but five times! Needless to say, it’s not the easiest […]

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How Cloud Hosting Impacts SEO Ranking

How Cloud Hosting Impacts SEO Ranking

The type of hosting you use for your website can have a huge impact on your SEO rankings. If you currently do not have a cloud-based host, then making the switch can be a progressive move for your business. Improving SEO rankings can be difficult.  Cloud-based hosting may help.  Many website owners already know that […]

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How Your Videos Can Become a Search Engine’s Best Friend

How Your Videos Can Become a Search Engine’s Best Friend

A survey conducted by Wyzowl reports that more than 60% of businesses use videos as a marketing tool today, and nearly 91% of businesses plan to either increase or maintain their spending this year.

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No. 1 Silent Killer of Every SEO Strategy

No. 1 Silent Killer of Every SEO Strategy

For small businesses, online success largely boils down to three words — Search Engine Optimization or SEO. And while many of the small-business owners I talk to are proud of their SEO efforts, far too many bemoan the fact that they aren’t doing enough.

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How To Write Better Headlines For Every Blog Post

How To Write Better Headlines For Every Blog Post

A headline is more important than you’d think. It’s the first thing the reader sees, and what will convince them to click and keep reading. Here’s how to craft the perfect headline that will get you the clicks and engagement that you need.

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How To Start An SEO Business

How To Start An SEO Business

If you are reading this post, you may be interested in starting your own SEO business. The good news is that this is not only very possible, but may be easier than you think – especially it you have a marketing or web design background.

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How To March Into A New City And Own It Like An SEO Boss

How To March Into A New City And Own It Like An SEO Boss

SEO has evolved from a backroom tactic into a full-fledged growth channel. And SEO rankings are no longer just about lead generation – to some extent, your website’s SEO rankings are an indication of how effective your overall marketing is. In other words, if you think your SEO sucks, then the rest of your marketing […]

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How to Get More Targeted Traffic?

How to Get More Targeted Traffic?

Seems like a pretty simple question, doesn’t it? However, this is one of this biggest challenges when it comes to SEO and online marketing. This question also clearly reflects the fact that over 70% of all the websites out there struggle to get enough traffic. However, we are not going to waste more time talking […]

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Changes to Google’s Penguin No Longer Penalize Entire Websites

Changes to Google’s Penguin No Longer Penalize Entire Websites

Just last month, Google announced that it will be making Penguin 4.0 a part of its core algorithm. “After a period of development and testing, we are now rolling out an update to the Penguin algorithm in all languages,” said Google’s Gary Illyes from the Search Ranking Team on a Google Webmaster blog post. This […]

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Website Speed Is An SEO Ranking Factor

Website Speed Is An SEO Ranking Factor

When did website speed become a Google SEO ranking factor? Google’s algorithm has over 200 different SEO ranking factors.  The company rarely discloses information about how it organically ranks websites. In 2010, however, Google took the rare step of publicly announcing another SEO ranking factor – Web Page Speed. As we have seen over the […]

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How SEO and Reputation Management Work Together

How SEO and Reputation Management Work Together

Creating a positive online image is crucial for any business, which is why reputation management is more vital than ever. One of my favorite authors Haruki Murakami wrote in his book Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage a powerful quote on image. He said, “Image is everything. You don’t spare any expense to […]

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11 Outdated SEO Beliefs That Need to Go Away

11 Outdated SEO Beliefs That Need to Go Away

Google algorithms change hundreds of times a year. Some of these updates are major – big enough to completely rewrite the book on good SEO. But even with the constant changes, a lot of outdated SEO beliefs stick around for years. Here are 11 common ones I still come across that need to just go […]

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The Importance of Quality Content For SEO

The Importance of Quality Content For SEO

The phrase ‘content is king’ is tossed around quite a bit, but do you really know what it means? Or, the impact that content plays in terms of SEO? If the answer is no, now is the time to get to know more about what quality content is and the role it plays.

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How a Bad Reputation Can Cost You Money (And Ways to Counter It)

How a Bad Reputation Can Cost You Money (And Ways to Counter It)

“The customer is always right”. It’s a mantra that every business owner knows by heart. But, customers are not only right—they’re powerful. When a customer says something about a business, others start to listen. What they say goes around, and most of the time, it stays. While you spend years building a good reputation, a […]

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Talking SEO for Growth with MSNBC

Talking SEO for Growth with MSNBC

Watch the entire video clip here SEO for Growth author John Jantsch made a recent appearance on the MSNBC show Your Business with JJ Ramberg. On the show, John explains how search engines work today and the most important SEO elements that any business and can and must employ. Things like keyword research, on-page SEO basics […]

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How To Get Google Reviews

How To Get Google Reviews

Did you know that nearly 90 percent of people trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations? With this in mind, small businesses have a big opportunity to attract new business via the Internet. In short, you want to generate as many Google My Business reviews as possible. While most small businesses will get a […]

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SMS Marketing: A thing of the Past or the Future of Marketing?

SMS Marketing: A thing of the Past or the Future of Marketing?

If you’ve jumped on the digital marketing bandwagon, then you’ll probably know a lot about SEO, social media and back link building. You may even be well versed in terms like SERP, anchor text and domain authority. And you might be just a little bit frustrated by the whole thing. I get it if you […]

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5 Tips for Successfully Managing a Corporate Blog

5 Tips for Successfully Managing a Corporate Blog

Did you know that marketing professionals who have prioritized blogging are more likely to experience a positive return on investment? Despite the fact that there are many challenges associated with successfully managing a corporate blog, the time you put into this is sure to pay off in the end. If you find yourself managing a […]

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Fake Google Robocall Scams – Don’t Fall For It

Fake Google Robocall Scams – Don’t Fall For It

Have You Been Targeted by a Robocall Scam? If you have a phone, there’s a good chance you have been targeted by a robocall scam over the past couple years, and especially in 2016. Day in and day out, robocalls are setup by crooks in an attempt to scam unsuspecting people. While most people have […]

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Foreword by Brian Clark

Foreword by Brian Clark

Since you’ve opened this book, I’m guessing you want to grow your business or generate more leads for your clients. So, congratulations! A commitment to life-long learning is the hallmark of any truly devoted entrepreneur. As a marketer and an entrepreneur myself, I’ve been where you probably are right now.  I’ve founded and invested in […]

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How To Improve Local Search Rankings

How To Improve Local Search Rankings

As a small business, it’s likely that your marketing plan entails a variety of tactics. As you consider the best marketing tactics to use for your business, it’s important to spend the necessary resources on the methods that have the best chance of delivering a positive return on investment (ROI).

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