Google’s RankBrain: What It Means to Your SMB

As a small business, having a solid search strategy is of utmost importance, as more than 77% of users conduct a Google search and 84% check a business website before making a purchase today. Additionally, as a small business, you may have to compete for real estate against larger, more established brands within the search engines. So by staying ahead …

3 Ways for Small Businesses to Capture New Customers That Don’t Depend on Google

For most small businesses, Google likely accounts for a large portion of their customers – possibly even the vast majority. I don’t have to tell you how critical Google has become in the last 10 years, or that millions of people are searching in Google right now as you read this article. So if Google continues to be a powerful …

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The Complex Web of Personalized Search

In the old days of search engine optimization, the primary goal was achieving #1 rankings in Google and other search engines. Ranking #1 used to mean that everyone searching for your keyword saw your site in the top spot, no matter what. But achieving #1 rankings simply doesn’t mean what it used to anymore. In a continually evolving effort to …

Is Social Media Worth It for Small Businesses?

The Small Business Owner’s Dilemma Owning a business is hard work. On any given day, you’re being pulled in a million different directions, you’re exhausted after staying up way later than humans should, and you’re strapped for cash. For many, running your own business can feel like raising children. It can mean great sacrifice and unbelievable stress on your mind …