Are Headings Important for SEO? What Would Google Do?

Should you be using SEO headings such as H1, H2, H3? The short answer is yes, but Google (John Mueller) recently downplayed their importance for SEO.

Sessions (Visits) – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

Sessions (also called Visits) are the number of times someone visits your site or app. An individual visitor can have multiple sessions/visits. Used in digital analytics. If a visitor comes to the site but then is inactive for 30 minutes the session/visit will automatically end. If they then click on something after the 30 minute […]

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 […]