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The need for a deep understanding of analytics and overall SEO strategy is more necessary than ever. Google recently announced updates to its local search algorithm through Barry Schwartz, news editor at Search Engine Land.  Some are referring to this update as the, “Pigeon update.” Google stated that these changes are bringing local SEO more, “in…

UPDATE Oct 2016:  We have updated this post slightly with the HTML based schema information, however we are going to be releasing an updated post soon with info specific to JSON-LD (which is MUCH simpler!) and a WordPress plugin to make this even easier for you to implement.  Check back soon or signup for blog updates…

We get the question all the time of what size an image should be for a particular purpose on a particular social network.  The folks over at LunaMetrics have made a very cool infographic to use as a Social Media Image Cheat Sheet that details the major networks and what the image sizes are. As…

Self explanatory and yet so satisfying. Here is where you can download Google Chrome and Firefox if you are still one of those people using any form on IE. Of course there are so many out there that I forgot to include one of the best ones!

A client recently asked us to give a rundown on why someone would choose WordPress over a hosted solution such as Wix, Weebly or even Shopify. This is the quick reply I wrote back that I felt was worth sharing. The decision on WordPress vs online systems is a matter of budget, flexibility and ultimately…

If you log into Google+, you will see a new notice that they have introduced events. It’s funny to see how the evolution of events has gone over the years: Calendar –> Evite –> Facebook Events While Google+ is having a difficult time getting people to use it for personal matter, Google has done a…

Last week, Christian Arno at SEOMoz Blog wrote a fascinating post about optimizing web content for an international audience. Here are 5 highlights from Christian’s article that may surprise you: Most people online don’t speak English Fewer than 27% of online users are English speakers. More than half of Google searches are in non-English languages….

Last Wednesday, Google released a concept video for Project Glass, Augmented-Reality eye-ware that incorporates Google services like maps, weather, photo sharing and check-ins into a location-aware heads-up-display (HUD). In the quickly parodied video, we see a young New Yorker using his Glass eye-ware with voice commands to meet his friend at a bookstore, order tickets…

Ignorance has long been a tempting thought to man and dog alike. When something bad happens, we wish we could just forget about it and have it go away. That kind of problem solving would certainly have our tails wagging, but unfortunately ignorance is not bliss. Being famous online (even if your only fan is…

To many, the art of search engine optimization is all a bunch of mystical voodoo that somehow produces results. If it were as easy as waving a wand and chanting we would probably be unemployed. However, we do love to give out free information (see Beerstorming) and, in the interest of both preparing for future…

Hello friends, I am excited to announce that this is the inaugural post in a series we are releasing to protect hard-working businesses from getting screwed by the various pitfalls in web marketing. Throughout the series we will address design, development, social media, SEO and much more. The goal of it is to show you…