Category: Search Engine Optimization

Algorithm schmalgorithm: Why our clients don’t worry about Google updates

The Panda and Penguin updates fundamentally changed the way in which publishers of websites needed to approach their optimization strategies. However, with the exception of these historic changes, Google algorithm updates shouldn’t be getting as much attention as they do. The purposes behind the constant algorithm tweaking Google is constantly updating its algorithm. According to … Read More

Same day reporting from Google Search Console is here

Google has updated their Search Console to reflect data in the Search Performance Report that is closer to real time. Prior to this change, there was a 72 hour lag between when daily impressions and clicks were recorded and when the Console reported the activity.  So, instead of waiting three days to see how quickly … Read More

How to change domain names without killing your SEO

There are some perfectly good reasons for wanting to change your business or website domain name. Perhaps, you’re downsizing or going through a renovation. Or, it could be due to a shift in market focus. It’s not uncommon for a company or brand to want to transform itself.  There are several examples of companies who struggled … Read More

Ethical digital marketing: Websites, SEO, and PPC done right

It should come as no surprise to anyone that there are a lot of unsavory characters in this business. Because let’s face it, we’ve all (including me) been the recipients of nonstop email and Robo-call campaigns to try to get us to buy these services. But what has never ceased to surprise me are the … Read More

Why users don’t convert on their first visit to your website

(Open a Glossary of Terms used in this article.) In a perfect world, a user would type in the exact keyword that you targeted, and click on either a Paid or Organic search result. From there they would look at a couple of pages on your website, in a predictable order, and then convert. This … Read More

Are keywords a thing of the past? Actually, yes.

First, however, let’s start with a little history of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), to define what we mean by “keywords.” The beginnings of search engines Initially, the first popular search engine, Yahoo, was really more of a directory. A sort of Internet phone book. You navigated down from category to sub-category, and so forth, until … Read More

Caroff Communications president does radio interview

Recently, company president Michael Caroff appeared on Orange County’s leading online business radio show: ExitCoach Radio. In a wide-ranging discussion, host Bill Black and Michael covered a number of issues, including: The difference between SEO and PPC (benefits and limitations of each) What makes a successful responsive website Why Caroff Communications’ “Liquid Design” approach is … Read More

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