How to Set Up the Top 5 Citations

How to Set Up the Top 5 Citations

  Many of us have been preached about the importance of having an “online presence” or building a “digital footprint,” but what does this really mean? It’s certainly not throwing a website together and bombarding it with irrelevant content. What’s the secret? Citations—online mentions of your business’s key information (address, phone, website)—are like digital business cards strewn across the internet. There are plenty of citation sources, but some carry more weight than others. In this blog post, we help you set up the top five (structured) citations to help search engines understand your business’s legitimacy, location, and relevance to local searches—helping customers find you faster. Why Citations Matter for SEO Citations are like playing a raffle in which the likelihood of drawing your (business’s) name is increased manifold. While they aren’t directly used in marketing content itself, they play a role in supporting your overall business marketing strategy through SEO. […]

Ryan Borsellino

Author: Ryan Borsellino

About Ryan Borsellino

Leveraging his background in screenwriting and creative writing, Ryan is a content writer who weaves narratives into his work, making it not only informative but also compelling and memorable for readers. When he’s not writing, Ryan enjoys exploring other pursuits such as reading fiction, hitting the golf course, and going for runs with his dog.

10 Questions to Ask an Agency Before Buying SEO

10 Questions to Ask an Agency Before Buying SEO

  As the world continues to evolve into a global digital enterprise, businesses need to adapt to the changes to maintain a strong online presence, which is crucial for their growth and success. How does a business get ahead of the online competition? Through a robust, intentionally designed SEO plan. Search engine optimization (SEO) has become an indispensable tool for improving website visibility, driving organic traffic, and ultimately boosting revenue. However, with countless SEO agencies competing for your attention, it can be challenging to separate the good from the bad. Before handing over your digital marketing efforts to an agency, you want to ask the right questions to ensure you’re making an informed decision. If you’re a small business, here are ten critical questions that will help you evaluate an SEO agency’s expertise, transparency, and ability to deliver tangible results. What Is SEO? SEO is akin to strategically positioning your […]

Maria Kalomiris

Author: Maria Kalomiris

About Maria Kalomiris

Maria is a professional copywriter specializing in SEO, with a diverse portfolio spanning multiple industries. Holding a diploma in Public Relations with a specialized focus on Crisis Management Writing, she brings a unique and valuable skillset to her craft. Particularly passionate about writing updated and informative content in the health and fitness niche, Maria is also a dedicated freelancer who continuously invests in her professional development through ongoing education. When she's not crafting compelling content, you'll find her working out in her home gym, exploring horse-themed social media pages, or exploring the backroads looking for hidden gems.

The Mobile-First Future: How LinkNow’s Designs Are Leading the SEO Charge

  Google has made it very clear that mobile browsing is the future of its search platform. Recently, the search giant completed its years-long effort to migrate to mobile-first indexing for all websites, which means having an adaptable, responsive design is more important than ever. Here at LinkNow, we’ve seen this writing on the wall for quite some time now, which is why we have long since transitioned our websites to reflect the market trends and larger industry focus on mobile browsing. In this blog post, we will be examining why all our websites are adapted for mobile phones, as well as the reasoning behind our constant adjustment in the SEO industry. The Rising Need for Mobile-Friendly Search Before we can look at LinkNow’s solution to mobile SEO, we first need to understand the problem that our company—and all other website developers—was facing. All the way back in 2016, Google […]

Tyson Breen

Author: Tyson Breen

About Tyson Breen

Tyson is a content writer and SEO specialist with over half a decade of industry experience. He is an expert on digital marketing and is passionate about providing his clients with powerful content that boosts traffic and engagement. When away from his desk, Tyson enjoys home cooking, comic books, and live music.

From CTAs to Photo Galleries: Everything You Need on Your Small Business Website

  It’s nearly impossible for a small business to thrive without a website or online presence these days. However, the prospect of creating a website can feel overwhelming for many business owners. Here at LinkNow, we specialize in helping small business owners establish an online presence quickly and affordably. Today, we want to share some valuable insights on building a successful website for a small business. If you’re a small business owner or operator seeking to establish an online presence and gain traction, consider incorporating the following key features into your website. At Least 10 Service and Landing Pages for a Multi-Channel Presence Picture your website like a large building, akin to a stadium or a bustling train station frequented by numerous visitors. Think about how many entrances such buildings typically boast, often situated on different sides of the building and leading out to various intersections or roads. Now, extend […]

Jane Willsie

Author: Jane Willsie

About Jane Willsie

Since 2014, when she landed her first editorial role at her undergraduate student newspaper, Jane has continually grown into the passionate, meticulous writer and editor she is today. Entering the marketing field almost a decade ago as an entry-level social media consultant and content writer, Jane has become a strategic data-driven SEO and content marketing specialist able to turn her hand to everything from the perfectly crafted landing page to attention-grabbing email copy. She completed her Master’s degree in English at UBC in 2017—receiving a prestigious SSHRC grant to research feminist South Korean literature’s reception in the English-speaking literary world—and continues to grow her knowledge base every day, consuming research on SEO, content management, social media strategy, and more. Beyond her work, Jane is an avid reader, amateur sewer, and adventurous traveler.

Dominate Your Niche With Topical Authority

Imagine being the go-to expert in your industry, a coveted position many aspire to achieve. By reaching topical authority, you can become one of the most trusted and reliable sources of information for your niche. This opens the door to new opportunities, from your business skyrocketing in the search engine rankings to attracting more customers and boosting conversions. In this guide, we’ll discuss why topical authority is important and how you can use content creation and other strategies to establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry. Let’s get started. What Is Topical Authority? Topical authority is the concept of being recognized as an expert in a specific field. This can be anything from the latest technology trends to fitness and nutrition to industry news. It’s a way of positioning yourself as an authoritative source on the topics that matter most to your audience. Why Topical Authority Matters Establishing […]

Dillon Yang

Author: Dillon Yang

About Dillon Yang

About Dillon Yang: Dillon is a content writer with a deep passion for all things related to SEO and digital marketing. He is dedicated to creating engaging and informative content that not only captures his clients' unique brand voice but also helps them to improve their online presence. In his free time, Dillon enjoys staying active in the gym, gaming, and visiting coffee shops.

The Rise of ChatGPT: How AI-Powered Language Models Will Shape the Future of SEO

  It should come as no surprise that ChatGPT is the hot topic of the day. By the time you are reading this blog post, you will have likely already heard about this emerging technology. ChatGPT took only 2 months to reach the coveted “100 million users” milestone—by comparison, Facebook took 48 months and TikTok 9 months. Whether you have experimented with ChatGPT or have just heard the rumblings of its rise anecdotally, it is nearly impossible to avoid the conversation and speculation about artificial intelligence. Of course, at LinkNow Media, we are primarily concerned about how AI chatbots could potentially enhance—or hinder—the work of search engine optimization. Fortunately, we are no strangers to change in our line of work, and we believe that ChatGPT could become an effective tool if used correctly.   What Is ChatGPT? First things first, we should probably take a peek behind the curtain of […]

Tyson Breen

Author: Tyson Breen

About Tyson Breen

Tyson is a content writer and SEO specialist with over half a decade of industry experience. He is an expert on digital marketing and is passionate about providing his clients with powerful content that boosts traffic and engagement. When away from his desk, Tyson enjoys home cooking, comic books, and live music.

Core Web Vitals: What Are They and Why Are They So Important?

Back in 2020, Google unveiled its new Core Web Vitals, a set of specific factors designed to measure the user experience on a web page. As of August 2021, these metrics have become an official Google ranking factor as part of the “page experience” update. Over a year later, Core Web Vitals continue to be an important factor for search engine optimization and must be considered by anyone hoping to rank highly. It is clear that Google plans to continue emphasizing user experience and may even evolve its Core Web Vitals over time, so it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with these metrics. This blog post will help you understand all three Core Web Vitals and why you should be paying attention to them.   The Core Web Vitals Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) This is essentially the average loading time for the main content on a web page. […]

Tyson Breen

Author: Tyson Breen

About Tyson Breen

Tyson is a content writer and SEO specialist with over half a decade of industry experience. He is an expert on digital marketing and is passionate about providing his clients with powerful content that boosts traffic and engagement. When away from his desk, Tyson enjoys home cooking, comic books, and live music.

SEO for Handyman Companies

Get the leads you need to succeed. LinkNow Media is proud to specialize in search engine optimization (SEO) for handyman companies. We provide comprehensive marketing solutions that let you grow your web presence and expand your customer base. With the most cost-effective marketing services in North America, we give you more bang for your buck, driving traffic to your site while staying well within your budget. Save time, save money, and choose LinkNow Media for all your digital marketing needs. Join over 10,000 business owners who’ve chosen to maximize profits with our services. To schedule a free phone consultation, give us a call at 888-992-1190 today. FREE QUOTE Small-Business Marketing. Revolutionized. Everyone has a website now, including most handyman companies. But few have a website that powers their marketing success. At LinkNow Media, we develop tailored solutions to grow your website into a powerhouse of performance. Through our streamlined optimization […]

John Wickham

Author: John Wickham

About John Wickham

John Wickham is Senior Content Writer and Strategist at LinkNow Media. An SEO expert, he writes to empower small-business owners by giving them the information they need to market themselves. His love of the written word is matched only by his love of ancient history, as well as the semi-colon.

SEO for Home Builders

  Home builders need a strong Web presence to attract new clients. With LinkNow Media, you have it. We are North America’s leading low-cost digital marketing firm, and we’re proud to specialize in online marketing for home builders, architects, and design-build contractors. We offer no-contract SEO services to help you get the leads you need to succeed. Through smart, strategic service options, we help you grow your digital footprint and raise your online visibility—all while staying well within your budget. Join over 10,000 business owners who’ve chosen to save time and money with our services. To schedule a free phone consultation, give us a call today. FREE QUOTE North America’s Most Cost-Effective Digital Marketing Get more for your money. LinkNow is proud to offer the most cost-effective digital marketing solutions available in North America. We help you maximize results while driving down costs, growing your business while saving you money. […]

Amanda Piccioni

Author: Amanda Piccioni

About Amanda Piccioni

Prudent in her work as Editor-in-Chief. A perfect balance of austerity and affinity in her role as Head of Content. Prodigious prowess in her abilities as a writer. She's the Swiss Army knife of the content department.