Search engines continuously update the logic that ranks one web page over another, which is known as a search engine algorithm. Google, Bing/Yahoo, as well as Baidu, Yandex and others — they are all powered by unique algorithms. The key to search engine marketing is to follow all algorithmic rules and best practices, as well as any new updates, in your strategy to gain favor with search engines. As search engine marketers, we know what it takes to earn and retain visibility in all major global search engines.

Below find excerpts of entries from this blog that have a search engine marketing focus, with an opportunity to read more of each entry. We also invite you to continue exploring our website, to get a clear picture of how Upright helps businesses like yours. When you are ready to take action and earn more customers online, contact us.

How Population Density Effects Local Rankings

Posted by Upright Team & filed under Search Engine Marketing.

If you’ve done everything right with SEO yet haven’t seen the promised impact, you may be wondering what else you can do. Unfortunately not all factors are in your control and that includes company location and local population density. See how the population density affects search results and what to tweak to rank well in… Read more »

SEO Is Important For Long Term Success

Posted by Upright Team & filed under Search Engine Marketing.

While it may not seem as if marketers who invest in paid advertising have much to gain from SEO, quite the opposite is true. 79 percent of digital advertisers use SEO in addition to paid campaigns. See why SEO still persists, even among those who prefer paid to organic marketing efforts. SEO Ranks First in… Read more »

DuckDuckGo – The Growing Search Engine

Posted by Upright Team & filed under Search Engine Marketing.

There’s no question that Google is the dominant search engine. However, upstart DuckDuckGo is making waves among searchers who want greater privacy. Find out why users are choosing DuckDuckGo and what it means for your website’s placement in search results. What is DuckDuckGo?

Google Produced 96% of US Mobile Search Visits in Q4 2018

Posted by Upright Team & filed under Search Engine Marketing.

Google is the dominant search engine: that comes as no surprise. Yet new data from Q4 of 2018 shows just how strong is Google’s hold on the search market. Find out what that means for your paid advertising campaigns and organic search. Q4 2018 Search Statistics According to Merkle’s Q4 2018 Digital Marketing Report, 96… Read more »

Google Reviews & Local Business

Posted by Colleen Frye & filed under Local Search Focus, Search Engine Marketing.

Two of my VERY favorite topics! Google reviews & local businesses. Yours too, I just know it 😉 As y’all may remember, we use BrightLocal, a keyword ranking tool, to provide you with the most unbiased rankings for your business. We have been using this service for years now and really have come to trust… Read more »

Three Keyword Tips for Improving Local Search Performance

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Search Engine Marketing.

Making sure that prospects can find you is the first hurdle you must clear in online marketing. As a local business, you probably face competition, which may include national retailers with big marketing budgets and seemingly unlimited resources. The good news is that you have an edge – you know your market area and your… Read more »

New Google Q&A Feature – 3 Things Local Businesses Should Do

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Search Engine Marketing, Tech Updates.

Google is constantly rolling out new features to make online search more user-friendly, more informative, and more targeted to meet consumer needs. The latest development is a new question and answer feature that is now appearing on Google Maps for Android and mobile search. How the Google Q&A Feature Works When consumers use Google Maps… Read more »

6 Tips to Improve Search Engine Optimization

Posted by Jenn Sargeant & filed under Search Engine Marketing.

One of the main reasons of having a website is so that your business, product or services can be found on the internet. Search engine optimization, SEO, is the key ingredient to making sure your website is found by those who could benefit from your business.  There are over 300 ranking factors that search engines… Read more »

4 Ways to Make the Most of your Local PPC Campaign

Posted by Erin Meyer & filed under Local Search Focus, Search Engine Marketing.

Pay per click advertising can be extremely advantageous for local marketers. While some believe that PPC advertising is only beneficial for big-box or online retailers, many local retailers have discovered that online advertising brings name recognition, enhances credibility, and drives store traffic. It is important, however, to approach a local PPC campaign with specific local… Read more »