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6 Ways To Boost Your Business’s Rank on Google Local Search

If you own a local business and want to be found online, you’ll need to rank for in Google’s local search results. When someone searches on Google for things like “some service near me”, a map with pinned locations and the top three results appear at the top of the page. These “3-Pack/Map Pack” locations …

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Keep your business on the map… Does your website have these features?

You’ve probably seen the business and location information that Google displays alongside search results. A lot of times this is the information that brings visitors to your door! This information is driven by a service called “Google My Business” and you can gain control over that information and tie it to your website. First step: …

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New Website Checklist for Local Businesses

If you’re new to building a website and aren’t sure what you need, what’s out there and what questions to ask – this article is for you!  Even if you hire someone else to build your site, it’s important to know what should be going into your website. Don’t miss something important that will help …

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Tips for On-Page Optimization with Yoast SEO

NOTE: This article was written with local small business in mind, not someone selling nationally (for example, because page length requirements for your site are different depending on whether your focus is local or national). Yoast SEO is a great tool to help you optimize your websites so you can get listed in Google, but …

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SEO Starter Guide for Small Businesses

What is SEO? SEO is Search Engine Optimization.  There are many factors that Google and other search engines use to rank your site.  Optimizing your site is the process of making sure you have what the search engines are looking for.  The more points you hit, the better your rank. Quick, Easy, Cheap? These are …

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How Can I Speed Up My WordPress Site?

Great question! Speeding up your website gives you multiple benefits. When the page loads faster: Your visitors are happier and more likely to explore your site. Google likes your site better and gives you a better ranking. You site requires fewer resources to load, so your hosting will be cheaper. How can you speed up …

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How to Choose Good Keywords

What are Keywords? Keywords are the words or phrases you type into the search box when you do a search.  When someone types ‘blue widgets’ into the search box, the search engines look for sites that include the words ‘blue widgets’, and returns those as search results.  So, are your keywords showing?