Does Brand Recognition Affect SEO?

Before we discuss what potential influence brand recognition might have on search rankings, let’s look at a recent history of SEO. As little as five or six years ago, SEO could still be disproportionately affected by certain tricks. These included keyword stuffing, exact match domains, fake business names, exact match link anchor text, and link […]

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Back Links and SEO

No discussion of SEO would be complete without it talking about back links to your site. Google has gone on record saying that on-page content, back links, and machine learning are the three most important factors in search rank as early as March 2016. For those who don’t know, let’s talk about what back links […]

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301 Redirects and SEO

What are 301 redirects? A 301 redirect is a when you forward an old web address to a new one. For instance, let’s say you have a page on your site with a URL of http://example.com/contact-us, but you want to change it to a more SEO friendly URL http://example.com/contact. You would use a 301 redirect […]

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SEO Keyword Research: Finding Keywords that Will Drive Traffic

Keyword research is a huge part of any SEO effort. Targeting the keywords that your customers are typing into Google means you are more likely to be found in search. This sounds reasonable. But companies will produce either 1) not produce enough targeted site content, or 2) create content that is aimed toward the people […]

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Should You Depend on a Social Network to be Your Content Platform?

A 2016 survey of small business owners shows that nearly half of small businesses don’t have a website. This number is astounding, because without a website, you are pretty much invisible online. According to a 2012 report by Fleishman-Hillard, 89% of consumers use a search engine before making a purchase decision. According to a 2015 […]

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