Search Engine Optimization Category

A History of SEO

by Ruth Hawk
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Search engine optimization, like the Internet, has only been around for about 25 years. However, as the Internet has undergone dramatic, fast-paced changes, so has SEO. Here's a little history lesson.

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A How-To Guide to Developing a Content Marketing Strategy

by Ruth Hawk
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

While content has always been an important part of marketing, it is now indisputably one of the most critical elements of any online presence. More than 2 million blog posts are created every day, and more than 60 percent of marketers create at least one new piece of content per day. If you want to […]

6 Tips for Succeeding at Local SEO

by Ruth Hawk
Friday, June 17th, 2016

Local SEO (search engine optimization that takes into account a specific area, such as a town or a city) is becoming increasingly important thanks to the rise of mobile devices. In fact, about half of all searches on a mobile device are local searches. This is in addition to the 34 percent of local searches […]

Why Use a Mobile Responsive Web Design?

by Ruth Hawk
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Ever since Google announced that mobile readiness was going to become a factor in how it ranked web pages, there has been much buzz about creating mobile ready websites. Sites that are unable to deliver satisfying content on mobile devices have seen their search rankings drop, and requests for mobile ready web designs have soared […]

How SEO and PPC Work Together

by Ruth Hawk
Monday, May 16th, 2016

Search engine optimization and pay-per-click advertising are two different approaches to improving your website’s visibility in the search results, a common practice known as Search Engine Marketing (or SEM). SEO uses strategies to get your web pages to appear high up in the organic search results (results that Google deems bidding on relevant to t

How Much Does SEO Cost?

by Ruth Hawk
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Figuring out how much to pay for SEO services can be confusing. Prices often vary widely from company to company. In addition, there are many factors that can influence how much a single SEO company will charge each client. For example, the pricing structures the client chooses, the scope of the work required, and the […]

Analyzing Your SEO Campaign: Determining Its Value

by Ruth Hawk
Monday, April 11th, 2016

Businesses live and die by their ability to turn a profit. That is why, as a business owner, you need to keep careful track of the profitability of every marketing effort you make. Tracking conversions and sales, calculating ROI, and adjusting your efforts to maximize profit and minimize costs is essential if you are to […]

How to Use Images to Improve Your SEO Performance

by Ruth Hawk
Friday, March 25th, 2016

So much of search engine optimization is focused on content that it can be easy to ignore the other elements that contribute to your website’s SEO performance. However, while content is indisputably critical to SEO, other elements (such as web design) also affect your search result rankings. In particular, the images you place on your […]

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