Our first post that chatted about creating a local SEO strategy introduced you to creating a Google My Business Listing for your business. Now let’s focus on the Questions and Answers portion of that listing that Google introduced back in mid 2017 that many small and large businesses are still not taking advantage of.
Over the past few years, Google has been building on their success in local search by providing more and more information to consumers directly in the search results. Consumers are making their decisions right there and then without necessarily heading over to your website. Consumers want instant information to make an informed decision and this Question and Answer feature is doing just that.
You created a business and that pretty website of yours-now it is time to get it found. One of the most first steps in any DIY SEO strategy especially if you have a service based creative business is to think of getting found locally. Makes sense right?
Before searchers get the opportunity to visit your page, the first thing they will see could be your Google Search Business Profile, also known as Google My Business (GMB).
You know what I mean: that box at the right with a picture of your business that has your contact information and a link to your website. Yes, that one. If you didn’t know how important this resource is, you soon will.
Now chances are you might be planning your own Black Friday/Cyber Monday event for your online store or website. If you’re a small business, competing with retail giants on price shouldn’t be your main objective. Let's be honest here- It just might not be profitable. You have to use your creativity to bring the customers to your store during the holiday season. No matter if you have a physical or online store, you can also create your marketing campaigns around the following three events.
I know SEO can be downright intimidating but it can also be your best friend when it comes to getting found online. You also don't have to have an entire SEO team in place or be an SEO guru to make simple changes to your website that can improve your ranking in search. Here are five mistakes that you might just be making- or as I like to call them missed opportunities-— on your website and how to quickly fix them.
Did you know your URL’s are an important aspect of SEO when it comes to optimizing your website? Not only do they make an appearance in your web browser but also on search. That is why it is important to take a look at them- whether it is a blog post or product page and make sure they are formatted for optimization.
Did you ever wonder how sites get featured in Google’s “featured snippet” which appears above the organic search results and below the paid advertising? Appearing in this snippet can prove to be a huge competitive advantage, increase visibility and rank for your creative business. Is it impossible to achieve? Here’s a quick tutorial on how you can optimize your website (whether it be content or video) to be picked for a featured snippet.
Congrats on finally making your keyword list! You may have found keywords or keyword phrases that are often four to five words long with a high search count and low competition. So what’s the problem you ask? Well, even if you have a bunch of keywords when you put it into your site the copy does not seem to flow. It just doesn’t make sense. Did you know you can break up these keywords with the use of basic punctuation and line breaks?