Blog: SEO

Should Your Domain Name Match Your Business Name?

Consider global enterprise brands such as Google, General Electric, Duracell, Ford, Coca-Cola, and Netflix. One thing these brands have in common is you can type their brand name (as one word) into a web browser, add “.com”, and you end up on their website. Their branding is consistent, and the domain name of their website […]

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“Another Business Appears in Google For Our Company Name?”

An interesting viewer question came in: “My client has a website, when they Google their domain name, another website comes up instead of theirs. Why is this happening? How can we fix this?” Upon investigating, I found a few things out. I’ll keep the information anonymous, but you should get the idea. Website #1 is […]

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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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The Future of SEO Is A Strong Brand

Search is evolving. Google has announced that their machine-learning algorithm, RankBrain is now the third biggest factor in determining search results (behind site content and links). Many people believe this machine-learning part of the algorithm will eventually become the #1 factor. This means is it is going to get progressively harder to manipulate a bad […]

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