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 …

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 …

How do I allow search engines to crawl and index restricted content?

So you have white papers, articles or other information reserved for registered users or paying customers only on your site. (Otherwise known as “restricted content.”) The question is – how do you allow search engine crawlers to index these restricted content pages, without giving away all your restricted content for free? What are the SEO best practices for restricted content? You …