A Blog in 2019: Their Reason for Being

A Blog in 2019: Their Reason for Being

In the ever-changing world of SEO or looking into starting a blog, one thing remains very consistent. As it is in real estate, there are three things you must take into account: content, content, content. In the old days (2012 in the digital marketing world) the black hats could try to get away with keyword stuffing (see below on some great articles about these practices) and you could find your way to the top of a Google results page. However after Google inevitably caught up, there was hell to pay for those that did not pay attention. Sites disappeared, were de-indexed, SEO shops even had to shut down. The sites and marketing firms that rose from the ashes quickly realized what the search engines were telling them. We will only reward those that follow our rules, and the new number one rule is you must have fresh, relevant content on your website to perform. This revolutionized the online marketing industry. Entire...
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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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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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SEO in 2019

SEO in 2019

There are several updates to the most important methodologies regarding SEO in 2019 for this coming year. However the same basic tenants still hold true, content is king. On-Site SEO On site SEO in 2019 is still fairly consistent with previous years and follows the same concepts we have talked about on our blog before. Keeping up with ADA parameters is also going to be a major necessity. We have written many times about that subject as well. To learn more about it there are several other places to read on our site. Other than ADA compliance on site SEO in 2019 will revolve around producing good relevant content on a consistent basis. We try to recommend our clients to write at least 300-500 words per blog post about a variety of topics. However the main goal of content is to provide a source of expertise to provide knowledge to prospective clients and to help set your self up...
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The Digital Marketing “Black Box”

The Digital Marketing “Black Box”

Digital Marketing Have you ever gotten a monthly report from your ad vendor and felt more confused after reading it than before? If you've ever bought digital ads at any time, ever, I'm betting the answer is, all the time. This is typically done by design, and sometimes just done by accident. Either way you have found yourself in the digital marketing black box. The largest publishers and media companies sell their own ads and that is how they make the majority of their revenue in the digital space. The name of the game for them is to just sell inventory, just like the dinosaurs still selling print ads and TV ads. Traditional media companies and these publishers sell their ads based off of price or the "data" they use to target people on their site. That's the only way they can really differentiate themselves. Don't get me wrong, banner ads still have their place in the digital world, but the ROI just...
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