Happy Thanksgiving From Blackbird e-Solutions LLC

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. From our family at Blackbird e-Solutions. We would love to hear what you are thankful for this year.

Duplicate Content – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

Duplicate Content is when the same content is found on a website or multiple sites across the internet. This is a follow up to our earlier post this week where we said “there is no penalty for duplicate content,” but it can be problematic. There are many reasons why you might have duplicate content. Some […]

There Is No Penalty for Duplicate Content – Breaking the Myth

Did I Just Say That Duplicate Content Is Ok? Wait, what? Did I just say that duplicate content is ok? And that Google doesn’t penalize sites for duplicate content? I’ve written about this in the past (Top 3 Ways to Get Punished by Google) and yes… I’ve fallen for it. It’s so easy to say, […]

HReflang – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

Hreflang is an HTML markup that is used when you have pages in multiple languages and/or regions that are similar in meaning. So essentially just translated versions of the same page. This is very important for international SEO. Using Hreflang on page or in your sitemaps will give you the ability to specifically tell search engines […]

Why Use Google Analytics and GTM?

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” ~John Wanamaker I’ve used this quote many times. It just really sums up the power of digital marketing and analytics. Just imagine if you knew which half was a waste of time. Think of how powerful your campaigns […]

Direct Traffic – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

Direct Traffic Direct Traffic also sometimes called direct navigation, is traffic to a website that results from visitors typing the URL directly into a browser or clicking on a bookmarked link. This also often happens with Google’s suggestions. So, if you are looking for our company and start typing “blackbird”, Google may suggest blackbirdesolutions.com, this […]

Bounce Rate – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

Bounce Rate Bounce Rate is a website analytics term that represents the percentage of visitors to a particular website who arrive on a page and then navigate away from the site/page without interacting with the page at all. The visitor does not go to a second page or click on something that has been tagged […]

Are H1 Tags Critical for SEO?

In a recent “Google Webmaster Central office-hours” video John Mueller weighed in the subject to say that your site will be fine without H1 tags or with many H1 tags. Basically, they are not critical for Google Search. However, he did say he would use them in the “proper” way on a page. As per […]

Breathing Life Into the Lancaster PA SEO Professionals Group

Hey Lancaster PA SEO and marketing professionals! There used to be a vibrant SEO group in Lancaster (Lancaster SEO Professionals), but unfortunately, it has been neglected for about 6 years. Guess what though. We’re helping to revive it! Our founder Bryan is part of a team of SEO professionals that are attempting to revive the […]

How To Turn On Call Tracking in Google Ads

Something Strange Happened With Google Ads Call Tracking Recently. Call tracking and Click to Call ads are a great way to reach potential customers quickly. Especially on mobile devices. They have an opportunity to click right on the ad and call your business, which means there is very little friction. We’ve been using call tracking […]