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Must-Have Search Engine Optimization Skills

by Ruth Hawk
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Some business owners mistakenly try to treat search engine optimization as a skill they can pick up in a weekend of study or a free online class. The reality, however, is that SEO is a field of expertise that requires full time professional commitment from experts. And when you start looking for SEO experts to help you build the online visibility of your

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Why Search Engine Optimization Brings in Qualified Traffic

by Ruth Hawk
Monday, August 27th, 2018

Search engine optimization, also known as SEO, is a well-established strategy for improving your site's rankings in online search results and earning your website more traffic. With 91% of all website traffic coming from links on the first page of the search results, it is clearly important to get your website in front of search engine users. However, on

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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

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

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

5 SEO Tasks to Prioritize

by Ruth Hawk
Monday, June 19th, 2017

Search engine optimization is a comprehensive approach. While its end goal is to improve your website’s visibility in the search results, it incorporates many strategies in order to do so. Without a clear idea of where to start, you may struggle to prioritize these tasks. Here are a few of the tasks you should do first.

Why Web Design Is Not Enough

by Ruth Hawk
Monday, June 5th, 2017

With 89 percent of people in North America (equaling 320 million people) using the Internet, the necessity of an effective web design is clear. While an eye-catching appearance can certainly encourage website visitors to stay and explore your site, there are other factors that will (1 Get them there in the first place and (2 Convince them to stay.

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The Importance of Local SEO

by Ruth Hawk
Monday, April 24th, 2017

There are many reasons to pursue local SEO, not least being the huge potential it has to boost business for companies. What follows is a look at some of the biggest reasons to consider incorporating it into your search engine optimization efforts.