Search Engine Optimization Category

Search Engine Optimization Tips for Small Businesses

by Ruth Hawk
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

With almost 29 million small businesses in the United States providing 55 percent of all jobs, it is clear that small businesses are vitally important. But these companies might have a hard time seeing their importance as they struggle for visibility alongside the much larger companies in their fields. That is one of the reasons that search engine optimi

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How to Measure Search Engine Optimization Success

by Ruth Hawk
Monday, June 4th, 2018

When done right, search engine optimization has the potential to increase both traffic and leads to your website (in addition to raising brand awareness and trust among your target audience). Reaping those benefits is worth the consistent time and effort required to develop a robust SEO campaign. But, once you have a campaign in place, you will need to t

5 Tips for Creating Search Engine Optimized Content

by Ruth Hawk
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

While the use of keywords has been the primary focus of search engine optimization since it earliest days, the reality is that more goes into SEO-optimized content than the smart use of targeted search terms. Now, as voice search explodes in popularity, it is even more important for businesses to focus not just on the use of keywords (important though th

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SERP Features and Search Engine Optimization: A Glossary

by Ruth Hawk
Friday, March 2nd, 2018

This year, features on the search engine results pages (SERPs) are continuing to evolve, while their value to search engine optimization becomes ever more apparent. These additions to the traditional organic links in the search results offer users quick access to detailed information about sources and about the topics of their search. To help you get a b

Structured Data and Search Engine Optimization: What You Need to Know

by Ruth Hawk
Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Search engine results pages (SERPS) are changing. Over the last few years, they have transformed from simple lists of links into rich sources of detailed information regarding the search results. Information such as reviews, definitions, rich snippets, Knowledge Graphs, and Quick Answers are now standard for many results. The good news is that website ow

Linkless Mentions and Search Engine Optimization: An Overview

by Ruth Hawk
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Links have been an important element of SEO almost since websites began ranking web pages. However, search engines have increasingly grown sophisticated in their ability to understand the content of a web page and the context surrounding words and phrases. As a result, linkless mentions are also becoming valuable and are beginning to contribute to the SE

4 Search Engine Optimization Benefits of Featured Snippets

by Ruth Hawk
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Appearing above all of the organic search results, and therefore labeled "position zero" for search engine optimization purposes, the featured snippet pulls concise and organized information from one of the search results (usually one of the top 5 results) and displays it in a box just underneath the sponsored ads. As a result, capturing the featured sni

Search Engine Optimization Trends for 2018

by Ruth Hawk
Friday, January 5th, 2018

If there is one constant in the world of search engine optimization, it is the fact that trends and best practices are always changing. Fueled by adjustments to Google's algorithms, by user behavior, and by technological advancement, these changes mean that any business trying to improve its visibility in the search results needs to constantly be reevalu