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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Website Design in 2019; Part 1 – Platform

Website Design in 2019; Part 1 – Platform

In 2019 there are almost an unlimited number of website design platforms. In this post when we say "platforms" we refer to the engine that allows you to build and design a new website. We also refer to them as content management systems (CMS). We get asked a lot what platform do we use or what is the best platform to use if you are going to start a new business or if you need a new website. WordPress Far and away the most popular and most common CMS is WordPress. WordPress accounts for about 33% of all websites on the open internet. Full disclosure - our site is a WordPress site and about 83% or our client's sites are WP when we design them. What makes WP such an attractive CMS is the fact that it can be something for anyone. You can design a massive 250+ page site with eCommerce and highly secured databases, or you can have a...
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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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Is it “Worth It” to Become Google Certified? 

Is it “Worth It” to Become Google Certified? 

Most people in digital marketing these days have either head or, or are "Google Certified" by either passing a test for google analytics or what used to be called google adwords (now Google Ads). Many people who are not certified have asked me in the past, as someone who is and has been, is it worth it? My answer to these people is always yes. There are 3 main reasons why I would say it's worth it. Certification helps you learn about a very important component to digital marketing. Whether you are a small business owner, or someone working for a global marketing agency, learning how Google Analytics or Google Ads work can provide you with an immense additional level of knowledge that can help your business or your overall knowledge base grow. Being Google Certified can help you with your resue For those just starting out in the digital marketing space, and just out of college; you need all the help you can...
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