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What is YMYL? (and How Can You Use it to Boost Your Google Ranking?)

14Oct
  In our last blog post, we explained how to use Google’s E-A-T to rank at the top of the search results page. Today we’re going to introduce another of Google’s key ranking terms: YMYL, or Your Money or Your Life. Google pays extra-close attention to websites that fall under the YMYL category. In this post, we’re going to explore: ● What is a YMYL website? ● Why Google scrutinizes YMYL websites so intensely ● Why your YMYL website might not be ranking well ● How you can give Google—and your clients—what they’re looking for If you have any questions or comments of your own as you’re reading this, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you straight away! First things first, let’s start by explaining the YMYL category. What is a YMYL Website? According to Google’s guidelines, a YMYL website is any site that […]

Everything You Need to Know About Google’s E-A-T

02Oct
  If you’ve been reading up on Google’s most important ranking factors, you’ve probably come across “E-A-T” more than once. If those three letters are nothing more than a spoonful of alphabet soup to you, you’re not alone. E-A-T is one of the tools that Google uses to figure out whether the content on your website is relevant to searchers. By understanding E-A-T, you’ll be able to create content that will help you outrank your competition and get way more leads. In this post, we’re going to define E-A-T, unpack its importance to Google, and how you can implement these strategies yourself. What is E-A-T? If you’ve found yourself researching Google’s top-ranking factors, you’ve probably come across “E-A-T” more than once. In fact, it is mentioned a whopping 186 times in Google’s Quality Evaluator Guidelines. When Google and the world’s many SEO experts mention this strange acronym, they’re referring to […]

LinkNow Media Awarded a Place on the Globe and Mail’s List of Canada’s Top Growing Companies for 2019

27Sep
  It’s been a busy year here at LinkNow Media. With growth as our top priority, we managed to surpass our 10 000-client milestone and expand our offices to accommodate our ever-growing staff of nearly 200! And on top of all that, we are proud to announce that LinkNow Media has placed No. 338 on The Globe and Mail’s brand-new ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies. It goes without saying that our hard work has paid off—resulting in a three-year revenue growth of 69%. We couldn’t be happier about being recognized for our achievements! Strong Values Are the Key to Success From the very beginning, LinkNow Media was all about helping out the little guy. The family-owned and operated. The independent contractor. The small business owner trying to gain a competitive edge in a market increasingly dominated by big business. Co-founders Wesley Mendelovitch and Sonny Bettan realized that one of […]

LinkNow Media Ranks as One of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies on the 2019 Growth 500 List

16Sep
  We’re thrilled to announce that for the fourth year in a row, LinkNow Media has ranked on the prestigious Growth 500 list for Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies! Published online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca, and in print in Maclean’s magazine, Growth 500 ranks Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth and celebrates the country’s most successful entrepreneurial businesses. And this year, with a 5-year revenue growth of 242%, we placed at No. 310 on the 2019 Canada-wide Growth 500 list. Looking back on 2019, it’s easy to see why. We more than surpassed our 10,000-client goal. We’re quickly approaching a staff of over 200 employees. And to accommodate all this growth, we even expanded our office space by more than a third. We couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds for LinkNow Media! Join us as we take a look at the people who make it all possible. From […]

Why Every Small Business Needs Great Photos for Their Website

09Sep
  In a time when everyone’s glued to their devices, your business’s visual identity will help you stand out from the crowd. The best way to do that? Include some amazing pictures of your work on your website! Pictures allow your potential clients to put a face to the name, making you more personable and trustworthy. They also play a major role in your branding by showing off the great work you do. Just like reviews, pictures serve as proof that you deserve your great reputation. In today’s blog, we’re going to tell you everything you know about taking amazing pictures for your small business! Use Original Photo Content for Your Business Make sure you’re posting and updating your customers on your business from time to time—don’t just use stock photos. Stock photos are the easy options, but they can be perceived as impersonal and don’t really showcase everything you […]