SEO for Local Searches

local seo info for small businessSEO for local searches has become a cornerstone to maximize organic search visibility.

Ranking well in local searches has become more competitive. So there are fundamentals that need to be implemented and it’s important to get them dialed in correctly.

Search engine optimization for local search CAN give your small business a serious boost if you know how to take advantage of it.


97% of consumers look online for local businesses.
Many turn to the internet to perform a search as often as once a day.


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Is Your Website an Oasis or a Desert?

Each day millions upon millions of searches are performed online by people looking for countless products and or services. Are they finding your business? Do you know which keywords they used to get to your site?

This information can be incredibly helpful for businesses. It can provide feedback as whether or not your website is an oasis or a desert to your visitors. However, without any reporting or monitoring tools installed on your website it can be difficult to know.

 

Google Analytics for Invaluable Website Data

google analytics site monitoring with Google AnalyticsMonitoring and reporting tools such as Google Analytics and Google Search Console (formerly known as Webmaster Tools) can provide invaluable information. This can include the pages folks visit most to the keywords used to find your site. The data can also act as a roadmap or “cheat sheet” which can help determine how your time, energy and marketing efforts may be best served to reach your target audience.

You can also monitor the performance on any paid/search engine marketing campaigns you may be running such as Adwords or other marketing efforts.

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Don’t Let Your Website Take a Back Seat to Your Facebook Page

This post updated November 2, 2018

social media failThere are a host of reasons why ignoring your business website in favor of you FB page is a bad practice.

Social Media platforms such as Facebook CAN FAIL YOU. So to protect your business/brand, it’s vital to have a website AND to keep it updated.

 
It’s also important to note: NOT EVERYONE IS ON FACEBOOK!

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I’d Love to Help You, But I Need Some Info First…

If you find yourself reaching out to a graphic designer, it’s likely because you’re faced with a creative business challenge. There is a gap with where you are now and where you’d like to be. To close this gap – allowing a designer to create a solution tailored to your needs, it starts with a consultation.

Consultations for creative projects are an incredibly important part of the design process. They are for the benefit of both the client and designer. Regardless of the type of services you may require, by gathering relevant info via an initial consultation, it assists in determining what your creative needs may or may not be.

“Hearing is one of our five senses, but listening is an art.”

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Understanding a Graphic Designer’s Availability

understanding a designer's availability - ASAP may mean rush chargesYou may have that OMG moment where you realize you want a new logo, brochure or website for your business. And want it done ASAP!

With a deadline looming, if you don’t already have a relationship with a graphic designer, you realize you need to find one pronto! However, your project’s desired completion date may not coincide with the availability of the designer you’d like to work with.

In our world of immediate gratification – one where everything is “I want it now”, you’ve hit a log-jam.

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