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Google Hawk Update

Could You Be Targeted Next by Google's Aggressive New Filter?

Raise your hand if you wish Google would stop making secret updates already! Just when you think you’ve mastered local search, Google launches a change that turns everything on its head. This time, it’s the Hawk update. This latest update has serious, wide-reaching consequences for small, local businesses like yours. It’s crucial you understand the […]

Googling Yourself

Don't Let Pay-Per-Click Turn Into Pay-Per-Search

Curious about how your PPC ads look? Googling yourself to check on your pay-per-click campaigns is understandable. However, it’s also ill-advised. That’s because frequently googling your company can sabotage your AdWords campaign. Don’t believe us? Keep reading. How Googling Yourself Tanks Your CTR Your cost per click is substantially related to your ad’s click through […]

Website's ranking

Your Website's Ranking Is Not Important

We repeat: Your website’s ranking is not important. That probably goes against everything you previously thought about SEO. However, as Ryan Shelley points out in a recent article on Search Engine Land, there are much more accurate measures of success: The problem with putting too much emphasis on [ranking] is that the search results aren’t always […]

Update Business Address Online

What You Need to Know About Changing Your Business Address

When you change your business address in real life, what do you do? You probably start by submitting an address change to the post office. Then, you update any accounts you have with banks, credit card companies, insurance agencies, and so on. You also have to go down the list and notify all of your vendors, marketers, […]

HomeAdvisor Isn't Enough for Your Web Presence

HomeAdvisor Isn't Doing Enough for Your Web Presence

Are you one of the countless small business owners who pay a directory like HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List, or Thumbtack? We don’t blame you. When you’re actively using them, paid directory services can be super helpful in producing leads for your company. Because you’re getting leads on a somewhat regular basis, some business owners make the […]

Holiday budget for online marketing

How to Keep the Holidays From Ruining Your Online Marketing

It’s no secret that most of us stretch our budgets a little thin over the holiday season. With parties to host and gifts to buy, money disappears quickly. And for many small business owners, the slightly blurred line between personal and business finances means the holidays can impact some of your company’s operations—like online marketing. […]