Why a Regular SEO Audit is Important for Your Website

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A website audit or SEO audit is very similar to taking your car to get an oil change. You know you need to do it and it will help extend the life of your car. Your mechanic will change the oil, check the fluids, check the air pressure, and more, but sometimes it can be […]

Can SEO Help With A Crisis? Using SEO As A PR Tool

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SEO is definitely a long-term play. While there are some things you can do to prepare yourself for a crisis, it is not a tool quick response tool that can be turned on once a problem arises. One of the main issues of a PR crisis is that negative news is released and potentially shows […]

Why is Ranking Dropping When My Impressions Increase?

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This is a question that I often get from SEO clients. It is often difficult to pin down the exact reason why this is happening. The phenomenon of impressions going up but the average ranking drops seems very counter-intuitive. One would think if your site is getting more impressions it is because of better ranking. […]

We’ve Acquired TopCleats.com

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I’m happy to announce that last week we completed a deal that allowed us to acquire the site Topcleats.com. Actually, the acquisition falls under our sister company Blackbird e-Ventures but Blackbird e-Solutions will be the operator of the site. This is an exciting shift in our business model. From the classic agency model of $$ […]

3 SEO Image Optimization Best Practices

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Image optimization is one of the most commonly overlooked on-site optimization tactics. People forget that image can also drive traffic to their sites and make for a well rounded optimized page. What is SEO Image Optimization? SEO image optimization is the practice of making sure your images contain important information that explains what is in […]

Founder Bryan Coe Discusses How To Leverage Analytics

Found Bryan Coe Discusses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager on the Digital Marketing Blueprint podcast

Our founder, Bryan Coe, was recently featured in another podcast where he discussed how to leverage analytics, Google Tag Manager (GTM). The podcast was hosted by our friends over at The Digital Marketing Blueprint. Listen to the podcast Bryan Coe on The Digital Marketing Blueprint Key Takeaways How to leverage analytics Transparency with analytics Leveraging […]

Now Is The Time To Strengthen The Digital Foundation of Your Business

Now Is The Time To Strengthen The Digital Foundation of Your Business

What is the heart of your online digital presence? Your website! Here are 6 best practices for onsite SEO to secure your foundation. Meta tags: Make sure your titles and meta descriptions are unique enticing and relevant to what is on each page. I.e. keywords. Page/site speed: Make sure your site is optimized for speed. […]

How To Survive The COVID-19 Crisis And Plan For The Future

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First let me just say, we are still open and actively working with clients. Remotely of course. These are very strange times indeed. With the spread of the COVID-19 crisis the stock market has tanked, many businesses are closed, and others are discovering remote work for the first time. Also, people are holding on to […]

Google Offers Google Ads Credits to Small Businesses

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With the COVID-19 news, We Wanted to Give You Some Good News. Google is providing $340 million in Google Ads credits to small businesses, although it isn’t clear yet how much each company will get. Also, while this is not immediate relief, it will help ease the costs marketing this year. You can learn more […]

Do Blog Tags and Categories Help Your SEO?

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I recently came across more content writers and marketers advocating to clients that they need to use blog tags and categories to help their SEO. Too many of them want to use a lot of tags. I mean LOTS of tags! They believe that simply adding blog tags and categories will help your SEO. I’m […]

For E-A-Ts Sake! Create Better Content

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Want to create better content? Then ask yourself the following questions when you’re writing: Am I providing the reader with a comprehensive answer to their question? Expertise Is my content more thorough than what’s already on the #1 page of the SERPs? Am I presenting the information in a trustworthy way (citing sources, quoting experts)? […]

Guest Blogging – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

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Guest Blogging or Guest Posting is when you post on another company’s blog. Typically the site is in a related or complementary industry. Guest blogging can be an effective way to get exposure for you and your company. It can also offer a good way to gain backlinks from authoratitive sites. This can have a […]