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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]