Posts tagged with ‘SEO’

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Local SEO Tips for Practitioners

by Al Sefati

Different industries and niches have their own unique requirements for local SEO. Today, we’re going to turn our attention to practitioners, and show how they can boost their visibility on Google by implementing the best local SEO principles. What is a Practitioner Listing? When we talk about practitioners, what do we mean? In the lingo […]

What is Semantic Search?

by Al Sefati

It’s easy for us to think of Google as a sentient entity—almost as a person. We talk about how smart Google is. We praise Google for helping us. We view Google as a trusted friend. It can be difficult for us to remember that, for as smart and as helpful as Google is, it’s not […]

Boost Your Results in Amazon Search Engine Optimization

by Al Sefati

You may not think of Amazon.com as a search engine—but it is one, and a significant one, at that.  Consider it this way: When people need to find an answer to their question, they tend to use Google, the world’s largest search engine. But when people need to find a product, they tend to use […]

What is Hermit Crab SEO?

by Al Sefati

Search engine optimization is full of unusual practices and trends—and many of them seem to wind up with animal-themed names.  Maybe you have heard of barnacle SEO, a term coined for the practice of using the rankings of a larger site to win rankings for a smaller one. Well, now there is a new practice […]

SEO on a Budget: Tips for Your Small Business

by Al Sefati

Large enterprises can sink similarly large sums of money into their SEO endeavors—leaving smaller companies wondering how they can possibly compete. The good news about SEO is that it doesn’t have to be unaffordable. There are steps you can take to boost your company’s search standing today, and that are accessible even to those with […]

How Small Businesses Can Dramatically Improve Their AdWords Results

by Al Sefati
Digital Marketing Expert

Anyone who works in SEO is used to this question: Will AdWords help me grow my small business? The answer to the question is… possibly. Certainly, a well-run AdWords campaign can yield amazing results for any small or local business, but that’s a pretty high threshold to cross. Many small business AdWords campaigns frankly aren’t […]

Inbound Marketing and its Impact on SEO in 2016

by Al Sefati

Inbound marketing and search engine optimization are not the same thing, but neither are they unrelated. Inbound marketing is an important part of any viable search engine optimization endeavor; it’s fair to say that, without inbound marketing mechanisms in play, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to achieve solid search engine rankings. For the uninitiated, here’s a […]

Last Click vs. First Click in Search Marketing

by Al Sefati

Attribution models are important to search analytics.  Essentially, the attribution model describes the rule or methodology by which you give credit for a sale or a conversion. The two most common forms of attribution models are first click and last click—both of which are fairly self-explanatory. In brief, here’s what we mean when we talk […]

How to Write Great Local Content

by Al Sefati

Local SEO—like any other search-related endeavor—is contingent upon quality content. Unfortunately, many local businesses are lacking in this regard, there is content perfunctory at best. This is a significant problem. For Google to provide a solid ranking, it first has to identify the value your site offers to the local consumer—and without compelling content, Google’s […]

Ecommerce SEO Tips for 2016

by Al Sefati

Marketers have always faced the same basic challenges, starting with this one: Before you can even start the process of closing a sale, you have to get customers into your store. This holds true even today, in the age of ecommerce. The difference is that, instead of attracting customers to a physical location, the marketer’s […]