SEO FAQs

SEO FAQs

What is SEO?Customers often ask questions related to search engine optimization (SEO). While it seems like the questions always remain the same, the answers are constantly evolving as Google and other major search engines adjust their formulas and the way they present site rankings for their users. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions that I come across, in a blog about SEO FAQs. How does Google decide who to rank higher? Takeaway: Now more than ever, it is important to have fresh, relevant content on your site at all times. There are several factors that go into a search engine results page (SERP). In the past, website designers and optimizers were able to strictly utilize keywords and tags behind the scenes in a website’s coding. However, they figured out how to game the system by dubious ways to get anyone to their site. As the site owners got smarter, so did the search engines. As Google and the other major players...
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PPC Trends in 2019 and Beyond

PPC Trends in 2019 and Beyond

Pay Per Click (PPC) marketing has been around in the digital works since almost the beginning of time, when Google came into existence and changed all of our lives forever. By far the most common type of PPC marketing was Search Engine Marketing (SEM) where marketers can buy ads at the top of search engine results pages that match the keyword or phrase someone searched. As with the rest of digital marketing this practice has evolved considerably and here are some of the top 3 things we've sen so far this year and will continue to see into the future. Buying audiences not words As more and more audience data is put together you can start to leverage this in exchange for just buying keywords and not worrying about the person who is searching for that item in that moment. In the past we wouldn't need to care all that much as long as someone wanted to search for that word/phrase...
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Does Your Website Work for You?

Does Your Website Work for You?

Website Design for the Modern WorldMany people in today's world now know that they have to have a website to exist in the mind of their prospective customers. In this necessity to put up a website I unfortunately see many people who will put anything up, just to have it. These sites look incredibly cheap, and they don't tell a consistent story. It is hard to convince someone to spend their hard-earned money on something, if it looks like you aren't willing to invest any of your own money first. At Prestige Marketing Advisors we touched on this issue in recent blog posts and discussed some of the ways that a website may actually be hurting a company. Yes it is still a good thing that they have a website, however if the site is just plain terrible any other advertising or marketing that is done will simply be spent helping out the competition. For example: if a company spends X dollars on any...
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3 Simple Rules for SEO in 2019

3 Simple Rules for SEO in 2019

When we meet with clients and discuss SEO strategies there is always a question raised of how it works. What does SEO in 2019 look like? Why is it expensive and why is so important? Can't I just put the weather and NFL scores on my site to drive traffic? First off, NO do not put anything on your site that isn't part of your core competency. The challenge in digital marketing and website development is always finding ways to explain the incredibly complex and make it as simple as understandable as possible. There is no exception when it comes to SEO in 2019. There really isn't any other topic that generates as much confusion or skepticism when it comes to web development as SEO. In this post we'll try to make it as easy to understand without being patronizing. what are you selling, anyway? The first thing someone has to understand when building a website for themselves or a...
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Website Design in 2019: Part 4 – User Experience Best Practice

Website Design in 2019: Part 4 – User Experience Best Practice

Some of the easiest things to do to a website revolve around keeping user experience high. Some of them are very obvious and even easy to keep on top of. Therefore it's important to at least keep on top of everything you can. Mobile responsiveness Making sure your site is mobile responsive is imperative. This simply means that your site will auto-fit whatever device you are using. When you design a new site most platforms and CMS will automatically make your site mobile responsive. Convertible calls to action Make sure that there is something for your customers to do when they are on your site. Play videos, read bios, but most importantly give them an opportunity to reach out to you and become a lead. Your website should be one of, if not your primary, lead generating device. Write for the user not just search engines A lot of new websites get too caught up in worrying about SEO and writing their content...
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