Should You Use Your Name or a Separate Business Name when Launching a Business or Website?

One question that seems to come up over and over again is whether it’s best to use one’s own name for a new business or website or create a separate business name and identity. While it may seem this question is only applicable for those who are launching a new business, I actually get asked […]

How and Why to Make Sure Your Photo Is Included in Google’s Search Results

Quick question for you: If you’re searching Google and come across these listings, which would you choose? I’d bet you’d choose the one in the middle. That extra photo stands out and conveys credibility, thereby getting the click. In fact, I’ve seen reports of these “authorship” photos increasing click through rates by 30% to 150% […]

Google+, the Social Network You Can’t Afford to Ignore

As you may have noticed, over the past few months Google has made some major changes that affect local businesses in a big way. Over 80 Million Google Places pages have been transformed into Google+ Local pages. It’s a dramatic change, and in my opinion it’s for the better. Unfortunately, these changes are an ongoing […]

Pandas, Penguins, and Google, Oh My!: How the Search Engine Giant’s Changes Affect You and What’s Next

If you’ve been using search engine optimization (SEO) at all in your Internet marketing endeavors, you’re likely aware that Google recently made some significant changes to the way it ranks websites in its search engine results. It all started last year with Google’s “Panda” update, and only intensified a little over a month ago with […]

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