How to Dominate Google as a General Contractor

  General contracting has changed. The digital age has transformed the industry, making it imperative to have a presence on the net. Sure, word of mouth’s important, but it will only carry you so far. Beyond that, you’ll need a killer online marketing strategy. Today, we’re going to show you how to attain one. If you’ve been looking to do more than merely show up in Google’s search results, then you need to read this article. This blog post, we’re going to show you how to dominate Google. (Note: While the information in this post is intended for general contractors, it applies to virtually any small- or medium-sized business.  Even if you’re not contractor, you’ll still find it of use.) Ready to make Google work for you? Then let’s get started. Understanding the Three Sections of Google’s Search Results The first thing you need to understand is how the search […]

Aubrey Grant

Author: Aubrey Grant

About Aubrey Grant

Aubrey is a copy writer and Head of Content at LinkNow Media. An expert content marketer, he is obsessed with developing strategic solutions that emphasize elegance and simplicity. Although generally mild mannered, he has been known to fly into rages at the sight of a semicolon.

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

  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 […]

Aubrey Grant

Author: Aubrey Grant

About Aubrey Grant

Aubrey is a copy writer and Head of Content at LinkNow Media. An expert content marketer, he is obsessed with developing strategic solutions that emphasize elegance and simplicity. Although generally mild mannered, he has been known to fly into rages at the sight of a semicolon.

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

  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 […]

Aubrey Grant

Author: Aubrey Grant

About Aubrey Grant

Aubrey is a copy writer and Head of Content at LinkNow Media. An expert content marketer, he is obsessed with developing strategic solutions that emphasize elegance and simplicity. Although generally mild mannered, he has been known to fly into rages at the sight of a semicolon.

Why Every Small Business Needs Great Photos for Their Website

  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 […]

Aubrey Grant

Author: Aubrey Grant

About Aubrey Grant

Aubrey is a copy writer and Head of Content at LinkNow Media. An expert content marketer, he is obsessed with developing strategic solutions that emphasize elegance and simplicity. Although generally mild mannered, he has been known to fly into rages at the sight of a semicolon.

Climb to the Top of Google with These Risk-Free Backlink Strategies

  In a previous post, we explained what backlinks are and why they’re essential for ranking well on Google. Now it’s time to put that information into action. We’re going to show you three link-building strategies that work. These are safe, legitimate, and risk-free ways for you to earn authority on the Internet, boost your ranking on Google, and drive a ton of leads straight to your website! Here are LinkNow Media’s top three ways to build quality backlinks! 1.      Get Backlinks from News Sources Reporters are always looking for expert opinions on a wide range of subjects. And it’s likely that, somewhere out there, someone is looking for an industry specialist like you to help them with their news story. That’s where HARO (Help a Reporter Out) comes in. It’s an online service that lets you connect with reporters who are researching stories in your industry. They’ll ask you […]

Aubrey Grant

Author: Aubrey Grant

About Aubrey Grant

Aubrey is a copy writer and Head of Content at LinkNow Media. An expert content marketer, he is obsessed with developing strategic solutions that emphasize elegance and simplicity. Although generally mild mannered, he has been known to fly into rages at the sight of a semicolon.

Boost Your Google Ranking with These Review Generation Strategies

Here at LinkNow, we spend a lot of time trying to find ways to improve our client’s Google rankings. The problem is that in SEO, everything takes time. Whether we’re waiting for Google to crawl, index, and rank new pages, or we’re waiting for citations to be updated with correct information—SEO demands patience. But what if we told you there was a way to boost your SEO without waiting? Reviews are the quickest way to improve your ranking on Google. Google especially loves reviews that are detailed, positive, and full of keywords. So, we’ve put together a list of ways for you to get the reviews you need to improve your ranking faster than the competition! No Job Is Complete Until You’ve Asked for a Review After you complete a successful job for a client, there’s a feeling of satisfaction you experience as you drive back to the office. You […]

Aubrey Grant

Author: Aubrey Grant

About Aubrey Grant

Aubrey is a copy writer and Head of Content at LinkNow Media. An expert content marketer, he is obsessed with developing strategic solutions that emphasize elegance and simplicity. Although generally mild mannered, he has been known to fly into rages at the sight of a semicolon.

Is Page Speed a Ranking Factor on Google in 2019?

  Ever search for a company on Google, only to find yourself waiting, waiting, and still waiting for their website to load? Even in the age of high-speed internet, some websites take forever to load. And guess what? If you think it’s frustrating, Google does too. After all, Google’s number one priority is to create an amazing experience for their users. If your page doesn’t load fast enough, Google users will simply return to the search results page. The result is that Google will view your page as less relevant than your competition. That means lower rankings, and fewer leads. That’s why you need to read on to make sure you’re up to date on page load speed—one of the most important SEO ranking factors! What is Page Load Speed? Page speed, or site speed, refers to the length of time it takes for your website to load on someone’s […]

Aubrey Grant

Author: Aubrey Grant

About Aubrey Grant

Aubrey is a copy writer and Head of Content at LinkNow Media. An expert content marketer, he is obsessed with developing strategic solutions that emphasize elegance and simplicity. Although generally mild mannered, he has been known to fly into rages at the sight of a semicolon.

What Is Crawlability and Why Is It so Important for SEO?

When it comes to SEO, crawlability is one topic that doesn’t see much airtime. It’s a shame, too, because it’s an integral part of SEO. By improving your website’s crawlability, you ensure that Google understands what your website is about. And when Google understands what your site is about, it will properly index you and make you searchable. Want to know more about the secret to ranking on Google? Read on! What Are Crawlers? In order to browse, index, and rank the hundreds of millions of webpages on the Internet, search engines use specialized bots called crawlers, also known as spiders, or spiderbots (since they “crawl” like a spider). We consider those terms a bit unfair, though: they’re more like the worker bees of the Internet. These crawlers scour the Internet, searching for new webpages to evaluate and index. They go from link to link, URL to URL, bringing the […]

Aubrey Grant

Author: Aubrey Grant

About Aubrey Grant

Aubrey is a copy writer and Head of Content at LinkNow Media. An expert content marketer, he is obsessed with developing strategic solutions that emphasize elegance and simplicity. Although generally mild mannered, he has been known to fly into rages at the sight of a semicolon.

What is the “Google” Robocall Scam and What Can I Do About It?

A while back, we published a post explaining the scammy nature of robocalls that appeared to be from Google. Many of our clients were receiving calls from an automated system that claimed to be Google. They’d often start by claiming that their listing is suspended. And they’d end by asking for payment information to put it live again. Because it’s necessary to verify (and sometimes re-verify) Google listings, these robocalls appeared to be real. But the fact is, Google will never call to sell you anything. And they will never ask you for payment information. So, in 2019, has anything changed? Short answer: No. If you’re getting calls from someone saying they’re Google, it’s a scam. Full stop. Tell-Tale Signs the Call Is a Scam • The caller asks for your GMB password • The caller says they work “with Google” or “for Google” • The call is an unsolicited […]

Aubrey Grant

Author: Aubrey Grant

About Aubrey Grant

Aubrey is a copy writer and Head of Content at LinkNow Media. An expert content marketer, he is obsessed with developing strategic solutions that emphasize elegance and simplicity. Although generally mild mannered, he has been known to fly into rages at the sight of a semicolon.

4 Tricks to Get Your Blog Noticed on Google

  Your blog is one of the most useful marketing tools you have. It lets you connect with an audience, build trust between you and your clients, and increase your online footprint. But it ain’t worth much if no one’s reading it. So how do you attract readers? While the Internet is chock-full of answers, we at LinkNow Media like to boil it down to one guiding principle: user experience. Make your blog easier to read, answer your users’ questions, and before long you’ll see your rankings climb. Easier said than done, we know. To give you a better sense of how to improve the user experience, we’ve come up with these 4 SEO tricks designed to boost your blog’s searchability. Read on! 1.     Use Targeted Keywords Every page you write must have a purpose. On a blog, usually it’s to inform, educate, or advise. Sometimes to entertain. Whatever it […]

Aubrey Grant

Author: Aubrey Grant

About Aubrey Grant

Aubrey is a copy writer and Head of Content at LinkNow Media. An expert content marketer, he is obsessed with developing strategic solutions that emphasize elegance and simplicity. Although generally mild mannered, he has been known to fly into rages at the sight of a semicolon.