We have all heard of the #1 rule for a successful restaurant; ‘location, location, location’.
Now there’s a new rule for local, small businesses; ‘reputation, reputation, reputation!’
Just like launching a restaurant in a terrible location puts a business at a big disadvantage from day-one, a local, small business with a fledgling online reputation is also at a great disadvantage. We have seen firsthand how a business can be crushed under the weight of bad reviews.
Online Reviews, especially Google Reviews, are becoming more impactful every day! Positive reviews are a great way to attract more calls and visits from prospects, but negative reviews can cripple a business — especially a small, locally-owned business. Keep reading to learn more about the impact that negative reviews can have on your business and how to handle a negative review if you get one.
SEO is integral to the growth of any small business with an online presence. Click now to read about 5 important benefits of SEO for you and your small business.
How Long Does It Take for SEO to Work?
This might be the #1 question that we get regarding SEO. The short answer is that it depends on several factors, and you should be aware of these things so you know exactly what to expect from an SEO campaign. Lets dig in...
Trusting your business to an outside company can be a challenge. Your business isn't just your source of income, it's also your passion. So, when you consider outsourcing your SEO, you want an SEO company that has your goals in mind and the experience to help you achieve them!
The list of best SEO trends is ever-changing. Keep your business moving forward by implementing these 10 strong SEO trends of 2019.
According to research, sites ranked at the top of the first page of Google search results enjoy a 32 percent click-through rate on both desktop and mobile devices. For online marketers, this means more leads — and eventually a boost in sales.
But, given the ever-changing SEO trends, it can be quite difficult to keep tabs on what metrics the search engines are using to rank web pages. Luckily, we’ve pulled some of the latest, most-effective 2019 SEO trends to help you rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs).
We get this question all the time.
Maybe YOU tried Google AdWords and it didn't work so well, so now you feel like AdWords is just a waste of money.
The folks at BrightLocal have done an excellent job of putting together a definitive list of the Top 50 Local Citation Sites for 2018. If you are a small business, you NEED this list! These are some of the very best local citation opportunities out there.
3 Ways to Get the Help You Need -
(So You Can Focus on Running Your Small Business!)
The world of small business ownership is an exciting adventure, to be sure. But, at times it can also be downright consuming and even overwhelming. The good news is; you don't have to travel the path of entrepreneurship alone. In fact, I want to encourage you to journey on your road to success with the assistance of others.
Hey, Small Business owners! Let’s take a minute to talk about your Title Tags
Title Tags are HTML elements that are very important for good SEO and for drawing people in to your website. (Thus, the reason for the clever image of a lighthouse. Get it?) Anyway, Title Tags show up in search engine results pages as the blue, clickable headline of your website’s listing and they must be written well for your to get higher rankings and more clicks!