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Improve Your Small Business’ Search Engine Ranking and Expand Your Reach with Keyword Variety

Today, with many consumers never looking past the first page of Google when searching for a specific product/service, achieving a high search engine ranking is essential for your small business’ success. In order to boost your ranking, it’s critical to utilize...

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Evaluate Your Small Business Website in 2021

In today’s competitive landscape and with the majority of consumers searching for products and services online, having a website is critical for your small business’ continued success. However, just having a functioning website isn't enough. If your small business website is...

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3 Steps to Help Your Small Business Develop an Impressive Marketing Strategy

In order for your small business to succeed in today’s competitive landscape, developing an impressive, unique marketing strategy is critical. With all the changes that 2020 brought for small businesses, as we enter 2021, now is an excellent time to redefine...

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Google's Everchanging Algorithm Updates and What They Mean for Your Small Business

As technology continues to evolve and as more and more people search for and purchase products/services online, updates to search engines and Google’s algorithms are continually made to better serve consumers and businesses alike. However, as a small business owner, keeping...

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How Web Design and SEO Work Together to Benefit Your Small Business

When done right, web design and search engine optimization (SEO) are two separate disciplines that work closely together to help benefit and improve your small business’ overall success. Web design describes aspects of the website itself, while SEO refers to how...

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3 Tips for a Successful Email Marketing Strategy

Nowadays, people receive more and more emails all the time, which can make creating marketing emails that stand out from the competition a challenge. In order to improve your email marketing open rates and boost traffic to your small business website,...

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Provide Context and Improve Your Small Business SEO with Schema Markup

If you want to improve your small business’ search engine rankings and increase traffic to your website, it’s important to supply context about your content that can be recognized by search engines. One way to accomplish that is by including schema...

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FAQ: What is a CDN? How Does a CDN Benefit My Small Business Website?

A content delivery network (CDN) refers to a widely-distributed group of servers that speed up website loading times by reducing the distance between the user and the server, allowing the user to more quickly view content from anywhere in the world....

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3 Tips to Get More from Your Social Media Efforts

Social media is a great tool for your small business to communicate with your target audience and market your products and/or services. While maintaining an active online presence is essential, there are several other factors to consider in order for your...

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Small Business Online Reviews Part 3: The Importance of Responding to Online Reviews

In our blog post last week, we discussed three critical platforms for collecting online reviews. This week, we’re focusing on the importance of responding to online reviews. With all the work that needs to be done as a small business owner,...

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Small Business Online Reviews Part 2: 3 Important Online Platforms for Collecting Reviews

With the advent of social media, it's never been easier for you to promote your small business, network with others in your industry, and receive feedback from prospective and current customers. The latter is extremely important because with feedback and reviews...

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Small Business Online Reviews Part 1: Why Online Reviews Are Important for Your Small Business

Before you make a purchase, do you look for reviews about the product online? If you encounter terrible customer service, do you complain via the internet? How about when you have a great shopping experience, do you post a glowing...

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How to Determine Which Social Media Platforms Your Small Business Should Utilize

With many people working remotely nowadays and consumers searching for products/services online, staying active on social media has become more important than ever for small businesses. Formerly, people were more likely to hear about a new product or service by word...

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Small Business E-Commerce Advice Part 2: Excel at Online Customer Service

In our blog post last week, we discussed several tips for improving your small business’ e-commerce website to help generate traffic and boost sales. This week, we’re focusing in more on the importance of providing excellent customer service to your online...

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Small Business E-Commerce Advice Part 1: 4 Tips for Improving Your E-Commerce Website

Due to online advancements over the last few years, and in light of COVID-19, the majority of consumers today are turning online to find and purchase their desired products and/or services. As such, it’s not only important to have an e-commerce...

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3 Reasons Why COVID-19 Has Made SEO More Important Than Ever

With the United States beginning to open up again after COVID-19 kept it essentially closed the last few months, many people and businesses are beginning to find their way back to normal. However, normal now is different from the normal we...

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4 Ways Online Marketing Keeps Your Small Business Connected with Customers

Small businesses have faced many new challenges in the midst of COVID-19. One of these challenges is staying connected and accessible to your customers during the pandemic. Fortunately, online tools and marketing techniques continue to help provide an essential line of...

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How E-A-T Can Benefit Your YMYL Website

As we recently discussed in a couple of our past blog posts, optimizing your YMYL webpages by establishing E-A-T is essential in improving your small business’ search engine ranking. To learn more about E-A-T, YMYL, and how these two concepts go...

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Small Business Website Security – Balancing Costs and Consequences

Many small businesses struggle with the website security paradox. With limited budgets and security knowledge, many small businesses are left open to cyberattacks which, in turn, often cause financial losses. This paradox poses the question: why should a small business spend...

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Facebook and LinkedIn Tools Your Small Business Should Utilize During COVID-19

In today’s world, utilizing social media is an excellent way to instantly connect with your customer base and provide important news and updates about your business. During the COVID-19 pandemic, social media usage has increased significantly. This means it's important now...

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A Brief Overview of “YMYL” for Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you may be somewhat familiar with SEO and might have stumbled across the term "YMYL”. YMYL stands for Your Money or Your Life and is a quality evaluator developed by Google to monitor content that could...

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