Posts Tagged SEO

Search Engine Optimization Tips for Small Businesses

Written by Ruth Hawk

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 optimization is such a promising tool for small businesses. But SEO can also feel confusing. Where do small businesses start?

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How to Measure Search Engine Optimization Success

Written by Ruth Hawk

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 track certain metrics in order to determine whether or not your efforts are having the desired effect.

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5 Tips for Creating Search Engine Optimized Content

Written by Ruth Hawk

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 that is) but also on broader content marketing strategies for creating material that both their website visitors and the search engine crawlers will love.

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

Written by Ruth Hawk

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 owners interested in search engine optimization can take steps to increase their chances of being included in these features. The key is structured data.

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Linkless Mentions and Search Engine Optimization: An Overview

Written by Ruth Hawk

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 SEO success of the businesses that receive them.

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4 Search Engine Optimization Benefits of Featured Snippets

Written by Ruth Hawk

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 snippet spot in the SERPs can be an SEO coup. But why is that the case, and why should you spend time and effort creating content that Google might find suitable for inclusion in this SERP feature? Here are just a few reasons.

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