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Tips from The Alameda SEO consultant – Website essentials – Day Four

Kevin Rockwell – Alameda SEO consultant goes over some website essentials you need to help give your site credibility in the search engines as well as make sure you can connect with some important properties online. Some of this is local SEO and some of it is just getting the most important types of accounts. Alameda SEO Related articles Tips from The Alameda SEO consultant – Leverage your time/money – Day Two Tips from The Alameda SEO consultant – 5 […]

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Oakland SEO Successes

One of the things we preach to our clients is that if you create solid content on your site that is properly optimized you can get top Google search engine rankings in short order. We have had some terrific Oakland SEO successes of late due to adding this kind of content to our clients pages. By combining good quality descriptions of the business services they offer as well as geo targeted keywords in the copy we are able to let […]

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Google + Local – What Does Your Business Need to Do?

If Your Business Already Had a Verified Google Places Page: Google+ Local pages are generated automatically for any business that had a prior Google Places page. As of right now, you should still manage your listing through the Google Places platform. However, if you do not have a Google+ account, you should setup an account in order to really take your listing to the next level. If Your Business Did Not Have a Verified Google Places Page: If you did […]

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Google Places to Google+ Local?

Initially, when Google was launching Places, they thought that it would be an efficient means for merchants and their customers to communicate. For some reason, this did not turn out to be the case with part of the blame going to the limitations found on the Places platform. Therefore, Google decided to merge Google Places with their new social networking site, Google+; creating the new Google+ Local pages. This simply means that when searching for different locations online, searchers will […]

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How Does Google+ Local Impact Your Local Business?

Local consumers today spend a great deal online trying to find local businesses who have what they need or want – this includes food, entertainment, banking, shopping, auto repair, hair care, massages, lawn care, and the list goes on and on. According to Google, one in five searches includes a “location,” which prompted them to create a solution that will help businesses attract new local customers. Today, that solution is Google+ Local, which is a portal of business profile listing […]

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Business Reputation Management

3 Helpful Tips to Make Sure Your Online Reputation is Protected Your business’ online reputation can literally make or break your business success.  Why’s that?  Because, statistically speaking, around 90 percent of all consumers use the Internet to research businesses when they are looking for a product or service.  Your online reputation will determine whether those consumers choose you or one of your competitors.  You can also be sure that if you do not manage your online reputation, it will […]

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Web Video For Dr Goldman

Recently completed web video done for Berkeley CA dentist Dr Martin Goldman who specializes in helping patients who suffer from excessive snoring or sleep apnea issues. We built this “know,like, and trust” video for Dr Goldman to help him get known and found in his new office location. We also provided him with five additional FAQ videos that he can feature on his website for more client education. Related articles 2013 Web Video Statistics AKA Why Your Company Needs Web […]

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SEO Successes

This is one of my recent SEO success stories for a client. Taking them from way down on page three of Google results and dominating page one of Google for their keywords. They now own two to three of the top five listings on all four of these keywords, giving them fresh new exposure to new customers needing their services.

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Keeping Your Pages Alive

To ‘301 redirect’ an old URL to a new one, just go to your web host’s control panel, and choose the “Redirects” option. You can then set up the redirect by filling the blanks. You want to chose redirect option “Permanent” to implement a 301 redirect.

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Why Go Online If I Am A Local Business?

If I’m local, why do I need to be online? My customers are all local based foot traffic, not international web surfers. I can agree that is view is a valid argument, albeit outdated in this modern age of technology. These days you have to think of your web property as your technologically advanced business card. People today, local or otherwise want to do things on their own time, at their own pace. And that includes learning about you and […]

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Grow Your SEO With The Testing Power Of PPC

Dear Business-Builder, If you’re not already taking advantage of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising to pull qualified traffic to your site, now’s the time! PPC is hands-down the fastest way to get targeted traffic to your site. But did you know it’s also a lean, mean testing machine? That’s right. This HUGE ADVANTAGE comes from the ability to quickly test, track, compare, and tweak your ads. Use your results to decide what new keywords to optimize your site for. Figure out what […]

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How To Grab Free Traffic From YouTube

This is a super simple and extremely effective technique that you can use to drive tons of mostly targeted traffic to your website using the insanely popular video site – YouTube. One of the big advantages of this technique is that there is little competition – unlike competing for top spot in Google, it’s much easier to achieve top spot on YouTube. Here’s how it works: When someone watches a video on YouTube, when it’s over, often they’ll watch a […]

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Tools To Run Your Business Better

Want to have the best tool box for your business to make your life better, more efficient, and save money too? Well I have compiled list of cool stuff that I use, fellow marketers have used, and are on other folks best of lists as well. I hope you enjoy and get great value from this resource. Testing/Tracking Crazyegg.com – headmap click tracking Woopra – website analytics Statcounter – Not the most detailed analytics, but gives very important trend/keyword data […]

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Google Cracking Down

There have been notices of late that Google is cracking down on advertisers and web sites that are promoting dubious offerings. They have told AdWords advertisers to be careful if they are promoting certain kinds of things. To me this is all the more of a signal to do things the right way, be white hat in your Internet marketing, and stay on the right track. If Google is starting to get smarter and more able to search out listings […]

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Is Bing Strong Enough To Knock Off Google?

Microsoft is about to launch its new search engine on June 4th. Bing is meant to compete with Google and I am certain Microsoft wants to eventually go toe to toe with Google. Can they do it? Their last effort the not so successful, Live.com did not make the mighty G shiver in their boots but the new Bing just might.

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Ten Packs- Local Search Game Changer

Google has done an update to their search results output and are now displaying a ten pack of local results on the first page of search results. The ten local businesses that match the search query are showing along side a Google map that pin points their locations. So what does this mean for local business search? Well it could mean a lot of good things for your local business. Face it ranking for broad terms like lawyer, plumber, salon, […]

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