SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Blog Topics

Explore our SEO blog posts covering topics on Google algorithm updates, ranking factors, onsite and offsite SEO, and search engine optimization best practices.

In investigating various ways to market your small business more effectively, you've likely come across the term conversion rate optimization (CRO). But have you taken the time to research this practice? If not, it's time you learn how to increase conversions...
Continue reading
In the 21st century your online reputation is absolutely crucial to how your business performs in the real world. What is your online reputation? Your reputation online is governed by a few different factors. Ratings, reviews, and rankings on various social...
Continue reading
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a core element in developing an effective website marketing strategy. According to PEW Research, "Roughly eight-in-ten Americans are online shoppers." Additionally, studies indicate "65% of Americans indicate that when they need to make purchases they typically...
Continue reading
What's your real goal behind the metrics your company monitors and evaluates? Even if your first response to this is "making money," that's a valuable goal to reiterate. In today’s article, we’ll discuss how metrics may not always align with a...
Continue reading
In an era where 94 percent say an online review has convinced them to avoid a business, reputation management online is more important than ever. Here are four areas to focus on when it comes to managing your brand's reputation on the...
Continue reading
We often hear confusion from small businesses about the best way to generate, utilize, and promote content.  In the hustle and bustle of running a small business, the benefit of consistent content generation can often be overlooked.  If you're trying to...
Continue reading
In our blog last week, we discussed 3 key elements to improve your search rankings.  Today, we dive even deeper into some search engine optimization (SEO) tactics that can elevate your small business website even more.  Once you’ve created your keywords...
Continue reading
A small business today can do a lot of marketing online, whether that small business exists as a brick-and-mortar store or as an ecommerce venture existing entirely online. One key element of marketing any type of business online is your company's...
Continue reading
Search engines used to be relatively simple, at least in concept. If a searcher had a question or a problem needing a solution, the searcher would type the query into a search engine. Then, either through keyword matching or, more recently,...
Continue reading
In many respects the world wide web has been a major game changer for small businesses. The web has opened up a company's door to a 24/7, world-wide audience. Customers can reach businesses anytime, anywhere with the simple touch of a...
Continue reading
Last Updated on 4/27/21 When customers search for a local business on Google, sometimes they have unanswered questions in their mind. Questions that, if answered, may capture their business. If left unanswered, these searchers may turn to another provider who successfully...
Continue reading
Quite simply: Yes.  Customer reviews can and do affect your small business’s search engine rankings, especially for businesses that sell their service or product locally.  Many users routinely perform searches on local small businesses. One of the best ways for a search...
Continue reading
Successful business owners know the power of staying abreast of search engine optimization (SEO) trends. Falling behind means losing rankings and potential customers.  These are five SEO trends to consider as we enter the latter half of 2017.   Machine Learning...
Continue reading
We continually try to keep our clients and readers updated on SEO ranking factors. Let’s be honest, a website is only helpful if your potential customers are actually reaching it. Below are some recent SEO topics we’ve discussed on our blog....
Continue reading
Recently, a website visitor reached out to us with a very common issue. They are a small business with an e-commerce website, and their product pages included mostly duplicate content. This is not uncommon, as many manufacturers and suppliers will provide...
Continue reading
Business owners are experts in doing what they do best, which is running their own industry-specific organization. Most recognize the evolution of the internet and online marketing has expanded their customer base and streamlined many business processes. Still, it can be...
Continue reading
Google continues to adapt its algorithm that determines how well your site pulls up in search results. As customers increasingly rely on mobile devices, it's more important than ever to find new ways to get a top Google ranking for your...
Continue reading
As we all know, Google has become so much more than just a search engine. As the world wide web has evolved, so has Google and its ability to address the needs of so many users. One area that continues to...
Continue reading
As we discussed in a previous blog this year, backlinks are links on external sites that link back to your site. Backlinks can bring a larger number of users to your website through search engines because those links validate the quality...
Continue reading
Sometimes, it is the small things that change the way search engines see and understand our websites. Microdata, which is a WHATWG (Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group) HTML specification, is starting to be used more by search engines to help...
Continue reading
Many of our small business clients say they hear that “backlinks” are one of the most important aspects of search engine optimization (SEO). It’s true that having the right backlinks helps your website get seen by people who are already interested...
Continue reading

Contact Info

(816) 912-0999
517 SE 2nd St, Suite E
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

Igniting Business white logo
web design services icon and text graphic
seo services icon and text graphic
marketing services icon and text graphic

Copyright © 2012 - 2021 Igniting Business