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Are You Leveraging the Advantage of Google Search Console?

Search Console is a Google service that helps webmasters monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot their website’s performance in Google search rankings. The purpose of Google Search Console is to help webmasters understand and improve how the search engine sees your website.

Search Console offers tools and reports for the following actions:

  • Confirm that Google can find and crawl your site
  • Fix indexing problems and request re-indexing of new or updated content
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SEO Became Best in a Year of Worsts

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I remember this day like it was yesterday… I’ve had a lot of life changes as of late and I’m really adulting as they say, like I mean really adulting (exhausting!) and I say to my mom in early January…’Mom, this is gonna be the best year of my life…I can feel it’.

Fast forward to March 16th, my birthday, which has been inevitably plagued with sickness, bad moods and ruined days (I’m not even a birthday person) was once again overshadowed. This time by something far bigger than we ever thought possible. I won’t say it because we all know it.

Fast forward once again to the mandatory quarantine and my doom and gloom that I would fail to help each and everyone of my clients and I wouldn’t be able to do enough for them when they themselves are struggling to make it work…Because life.is.hard. (more…)

7 Ways to Improve On-Page Optimization

Ways To Improve On-Page Optimization

An important and essential part of SEO is on-page optimization. Many elements factor into a successful formula for on-page optimization. At Upright, we often see clients who are doing things to improve their online presence ranging from adding content to complete website redesigns, only to find the results from their efforts disappointing and frustrating. Part of our job is to assess a client’s status quo to identify missing elements or opportunities for enhancement. One area that we often find in need of improvement is on-page optimization.

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The Evolution of Search: Keywords to Questions

Search engine optimization, also widely known as SEO, is the process of maximizing your website’s visibility in order to rank well in organic search results. Organic, in this sense, refers to unpaid exposure in the results of a search. Businesses have the option to pay for their site to be easily visible in the “Sponsored” section at the top of a Google page. This is popular for businesses selling goods. For those of you ballin’ on a budget, there are less costly ways to rank higher.

Keyword Research

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How Population Density Effects Local Rankings

How Population Density Effects Local RankingsIf 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 local searches.

How Does Population Density Affect SERP?

Several factors go into local searches, chief among them:

  • Relevance – how well your business matches a search, which is based on keywords
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SEO Is Important For Long Term Success

SEO is importantWhile 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 Marketing Methods

SEO is the most common marketing method after paid search, followed by email marketing (66 percent) and content marketing (60 percent). Traditional marketing methods, such as direct mail and telemarketing, rank low in priority with 32 percent and 4 percent respectively. (more…)

Google’s Algorithm Update: What it Means for Your Business

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On March 12th, 2019, Google shocked all of us digital marketers by releasing the latest Google algorithm update: Florida 2. Various SEO and Digital Marketing experts are calling Florida 2 one of the biggest updates Google has made in years. Why is that? Because this is a broad core update. A broad core update is an update that is not targeting a specific niche or region – it’s everyone. Florida 2 will have one of the most widespread impacts on keywords and search rankings to date.

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DuckDuckGo – The Growing Search Engine

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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?

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

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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 percent of all mobile search visits in the U.S. originated from Google. In contrast, Yahoo and Bing each delivered 2 percent or mobile searches, with 0.5 percent contributed from DuckDuckGo.

For overall search trends, the data was similar. Bing’s share doubled to 4 percent, Yahoo took 3 percent, and Google claimed 93 percent. (more…)

Google Reviews & Local Business

Google Reviews

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 them and what they’re all about. And that also includes their awesome ‘Studies’ they perform where they focus on one particular thing and research the heck out of it. They do the hard work and we get a clear understanding of what’s been found. Most of the time, these findings are extremely helpful for local businesses! (more…)