Is Page Speed a Ranking Factor on Google?

  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.

How Small Business Owners Can Create A Work-Life Balance

When you own a business, it can be hard to stop it from taking over your whole life. Of course, it’ll always be a big part of it, but there should be room left over for relaxation, hobbies and time spent with loved ones. Creating a work-life balance that works for you is necessary for both you and your business flourish. Take control of your life and achieve your business goals by following these four easy steps! 1. Have A Routine and Stick to It As a self-starter, you make your own work hours, but it’s important not to let your work become a 24/7 thing. Remember, a proper balance between work and play make for a happy, healthy entrepreneur. If you find this balance hard to achieve, setting a routine can be extremely beneficial. Know when you’re supposed to be working and when you’re not. After a while, a […]

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.

A Short Guide to the Importance of Backlinks

  How did Google come to dominate the Internet? Backlinks. Well, OK, it’s more complicated than that. But way back in the 1990s, Google was one of the first to recognize the importance of backlinks. Their algorithm, PageRank, evaluated a webpage’s ranking based in part on the number of other websites linking back to that page. Those links were what indicated that a page was a trustworthy source of information. The concept was revolutionary, and it propelled Google to become by far the most popular search engine in the world, with no signs of slowing down. Today, over 90% of desktop searches are done on Google. Backlinks are still essential in getting a webpage to rank well. There’s a lot of misinformation about them (how they’re dangerous, how you’ll be penalized, etc.). But if you build them using legitimate means, they can help you immensely, demonstrating your credibility and pushing […]

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.

Get the Perfect Website for Your Painting Business

  Whether you’re running a residential or commercial painting business, you need a website. It’s a great way to market yourself, establish your reputation and generate leads. It shows potential clients who you are and gives current clients an easy way to get in touch. And while you know your business inside-out, you might not know what makes a killer website. So, we’ve put together a list of the 5 most important things to know about getting a website for your painting business. We cover the whole range of topics from the reasons why you need a website to the basics of sales-driven design and creating content that ranks on Google search. Read on and let us know what you think in the comments!   1. Do You Really Need a Website for Your Painting Company?   Yes! The first thing you need to get started online is a website. […]

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.

3 Reasons Why the LinkNow Yelp Reviews Are Higher Than They Look

  At LinkNow Media, we take a lot of pride in our work. Whether we’re helping our clients create the perfect website, or improving our marketing services, it’s all about doing good work, all the time. That’s how we managed to build a 10 000-strong (and counting!) client base. And for the 3rd year in a row, we’ve been ranked among the fastest-growing companies in Canada! Which is why the LinkNow Yelp reviews are a sore spot for us. We don’t deserve a 2-star rating on Yelp. After all, we have a 4.4-star rating on Google, a 4.5-star rating on Glassdoor, and a 3.8-star rating on Facebook. So, why is the LinkNow Media Yelp rating so low? To try to get an answer, Wesley Mendelovitch, the President of LinkNow Media, decided to email Yelp:     They responded to Wesley’s email with the following:     In other words, 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.

Why Does It Take So Long to Start Ranking for New Keywords?

  The short answer—and this is one that nobody likes to hear—is that it takes time for Google to index your site in their database. Google works in mysterious ways. But not as mysterious as you might think. By the end of this post we’re confident you’ll have a much clearer understanding of the ranking process, what’s in your control, and what isn’t. What is Google’s Indexing Period? If you’ve ever had assistance with your SEO in the past, you’ve probably heard people mention the “Indexing Period.” The process of “Indexing” refers to the process of adding your website into the Google search engine. In a perfect world, submitting your page to the Google Index would be enough to get your page to the top of the Google results. But things don’t work that way. After your page is submitted to Google, it enters the “Indexing Period”. During this period, […]

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 Was the Google Indexing Bug?

  Last Friday, the SEO world was sent into a frenzy. Webpages from all over the globe, of every type, from every industry, were suddenly and mysteriously de-indexed by Google. They had simply vanished from the search engine. In some cases, it was whole sites. In others, it was a page or two. On forums, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and all around the LinkNow Media office, we all cried out in unison: WHAT HAPPENED?   Who Was Affected by the Indexing Bug?   From all our current information, websites of all type and from every corner of the globe were affected. There doesn’t appear to have been any reason behind it. There was speculation that it affected sites which had been helped by the March core update. But no one could confirm this. As far as we can tell, it was random. Moreover, according to Google, there’s no way to accurately […]

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.

9 Steps to Market Your Small Business with Facebook

    Marketing your small business doesn’t have to cost a fortune. The internet is full of tools you can use to get your brand out there, open up new markets, and ultimately, create leads. In 2019 there’s no better way to do that than with Facebook! Marketing your business on Facebook is an easy way to engage with your current clients, find new clients, manage your reputation, boost your search ranking, build a brand-image, and launch advertising campaigns direct to the people who want your services. And although Facebook can feel overwhelming at times, it’s pretty straightforward once you know how to use it. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make the most of your Facebook business page and create new leads!   1. Create a Facebook Business Page with Accurate Information   If you want to use Facebook to market your business, you’re going to need a […]

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.