Mobile-First: The Time is Now!

Mobile-First_ The Time is Now!

How often do you use your smartphone? For the majority of us in North America the answer would be every day. We’re on it for work, entertainment, socializing—we even use our phones to track our meals and health. There isn’t much a phone can’t do in this day and age and search engines like Google, Yahoo! and Bing are catering to mobile devices more and more. Because of this, it’s important that business owners do the same. While creating mobile-friendly websites was simply a suggestion a few years ago, it has now become a necessity, and that need for mobile is going to continue to grow. Mobile-first is not a new concept by any means. It’s been talked about quite a bit by SEOs and business owners since 2015. However, a recent tweet made February 2018 from the webmaster conference PubCon informed the world that Google plans to move a […]

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How to Write Creative Content Without Hurting Yourself

How to Write Creative Content Without Hurting Yourself

You know your website needs engaging, creative content. But you often end up staring at a blank screen. Use these creative content tips & tricks to get writing! Inbound marketing has taken the digital advertising world and flipped it upside down. Not long ago did it seem a mere fantasy for customers to reach out from their own interest. Now, thanks to the power of SEO, you can reach potential customers that you didn’t even know existed. But, you can’t just throw anything onto the web and expect to reap the benefits of digital marketing. You need a plan and that plan has to include compelling content. Without any prior experience, this type of professional writing can be a little challenging. That’s where we come in. We’ve done our research and have a pretty great understanding of this whole ‘content marketing’ thing. Read on to learn how to write creative […]

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SEO is Critical If You’re A Commercial Electrician

SEO is Critical If You're A Commercial Electrician

As a commercial electrician, you need every tool you can get to drive local business. Your focus is on helping people solve their electrical issues. So you may not give much thought to the importance of your website. Here’s why investing in your website and SEO can have huge returns. That’s understandable. It might just seem like an advertisement for yourself just ready to be viewed by everyone. If only it were that simple. The thing is, your website is more than just an online brochure. In fact, a well-designed website that’s strategized for SEO can generate a major number of leads and sales. And in the long run, it’s way cheaper than using traditional advertising. Here’s the bottom line. A commercial electrician must have a strong website to improve SEO. In terms of SEO, how does your website measure up? Well, first, let’s take a look at SEO. What […]

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7 Tips For SEO That Works For Small Businesses

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Looking for a boost in business? See how you can get SEO that works with these 7 tips for your small business. Are you aware of how important SEO (search engine optimization) is to your business? It’s not enough to just pull together some social media marketing tools to reach out to your targeted audience. Sometimes you need to delve deeper into what makes a website more desirable in comparison to dozens of competitors sites. What if I told you that having the right SEO that works can significantly improve your website generated revenue? Yes, adding strong SEO keywords that boost your page views will work. These are the 7 best tips for SEO that works for small businesses like yours. 7. Local Search Is Even More Competitive According to Search Engine Land, local search has dominated in 2017 has a highly competitive marketing niche. You need to continue to […]

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How to Use Online Marketing to Get More Customers In Your Restaurant

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In the restaurant industry competition is fierce. Find out how you can get ahead by taking your restaurant marketing online. The days when we looked up the restaurant in a massive phone book are gone. Today, the internet is our source to find a place for a quick lunch, coffee shop to work, or a restaurant for a family dinner. Digital media has changed the rules of restaurant marketing. And as an owner, you need to keep up the pace. Don’t spend your money on print or radio advertisement. Yes, it might be helpful, but it surely is not enough.You need to have an online presence. This is where your customers are. Your restaurant might be in a perfect spot, but as potential customers can’t find you online, they might never visit. 60 percent of consumers read the reviews of the restaurant or a cafe. And 84 percent trust them […]

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How Small Businesses Can Benefit From Social Media Campaigns

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A social media campaign can create big returns for a small business. Check out how you can use the power of social media to generate more business. The consumer marketplace is a competitive arena for the small business owner. Reaching and maintaining a beneficial position in the market can be challenging. And when your business dollar is reliant on a steady stream of customers a good marketing strategy is essential. What can the small business owner do to boost his sales opportunities? When you’re the main man in a small business it is not always easy to find the time for marketing. This is where a social media campaign can help to drive business, acquire new customers, and generate revenue. The astute business owner leverages social media to increase his market reach and source new customers. So how can this system work for you? What is a Social Media Campaign? […]

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4 Common Small Business SEO Snafus

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Focusing on SEO in 2017 If you’re a small business owner, it’s going to be important to make sure your business is hitting all the right SEO notes this year. Search experts are predicting that local search is going to become even more competitive in 2017, as Google focuses on delivering more content directly in the search results page. This means that if you want to reap the benefits that come with ranking well in local search results, you’re going to need to make sure you’re bringing your best. Otherwise, you’ll be left in the SEO dust as your competitors zoom into the remaining organic search real estate. With this in mind, take a look at the common mistakes small business owners make when it comes to SEO, and make sure your company isn’t making them. 1.      Misunderstanding SEO It’s hard to do a good job or managing your SEO […]

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Lauchlin is part of the content and marketing team at LinkNow Media. He has nearly a decade of experience in copywriting and editing, and spends way too much time on the Internet. He can be reached at lmacdonald@linknowmedia.com and @Lauchlin on Twitter.

Understanding Search Intent and the Long Tail

Understanding Search Intent and the Long Tail

Old School SEO is Dead “SEO is dead” is one of the most common things you’ll hear from marketing bloggers trying to get a few extra page views by courting controversy. This is ridiculous – in today’s ultracompetitive marketplace, Search Engine Optimization is more important than ever. What is true, however, is that old school SEO is dead. When I say old school, I’m referring to what a lot of people who aren’t SEO professionals think of when they hear SEO. Keyword stuffing, link networks, and other old-fashioned methods are no longer effective at boosting your ranking. In fact, many of these older methods are actually punished by search engines because they’re seen (rightfully) as an attempt to manipulate search results. While these old school practices are dead, SEO is still kicking and incredibly important to anyone who wants to market their business online. The difference now is that instead […]

Lauchlin MacDonald

Author: Lauchlin MacDonald

About Lauchlin MacDonald

Lauchlin is part of the content and marketing team at LinkNow Media. He has nearly a decade of experience in copywriting and editing, and spends way too much time on the Internet. He can be reached at lmacdonald@linknowmedia.com and @Lauchlin on Twitter.

Google’s 3-Pack is History

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Say goodbye to the 3-pack Well, Google has done it again. At SMX Advanced this week, Google announced that they’re making a big change to their local search 3-pack – the box of local search results that comes up when you search for a local business.     In the near future, the top result in the local 3-pack will now be a paid ad, matching the trend in other changes Google has made to the search results. More and more, Google is prioritizing delivering paid results over organic results. In many cases, such as any local search conducted on mobile, there are currently no organic results above the fold.   With Google’s increased focus on delivering advertising instead of organic search, the local 3-pack was a place where local businesses could really shine. However, the 3-pack will soon be a 2-pack, with the first result being taken up by […]

Lauchlin MacDonald

Author: Lauchlin MacDonald

About Lauchlin MacDonald

Lauchlin is part of the content and marketing team at LinkNow Media. He has nearly a decade of experience in copywriting and editing, and spends way too much time on the Internet. He can be reached at lmacdonald@linknowmedia.com and @Lauchlin on Twitter.