Why Site Speed Matters and How To Improve It

Google has focused its recent algorithmic updates largely on promoting great content and natural links, and penalizing weak content with unscrupulous links. This means that content marketing is undeniably effective at getting sites to rank in search engines.

How ever this comes at a risk of devaluing technical changes — including site speed — that absolutely make clients more money on their existing organic audiences. You might be able to get slow sites to rank consistently, but the lack of attention to infrastructure will eventually come back to haunt you in conversion rates.

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7 Tips to improve your website content

If you’re looking to improve your website, you know how daunting this overhaul can be. There are tips and tricks for almost every facet of the process, from improving your copy to reworking your design.

What you need is a process — not a grab bag of tips that leave you more confused than when you started.

Here’s the 7-step framework you can follow to improve your website content, even if you have no idea where to start.

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Andy Longhurst 26 April 2020 0 Comments

Operating During COVID-19: Helpful Tips for Local Businesses

Local businesses know better than any other model what it means to fully participate in community life. You are the good neighbors who are there to serve, inspire, and sustain the people and traditions that make your town a unique and enjoyable place to call home.

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Andy Longhurst 13 April 2020 0 Comments

A Beginner’s Guide to Ranking in Google Maps

For local businesses today, there are numerous different ways to market your brand online. The majority of your potential customers still use Google to find local businesses near them — businesses where they will spend their hard-earned money. In fact, 80% of searches with “local intent” result in a conversion.

This begs the question: “What’s the best way to catch the attention of local searchers on Google?”

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Andy Longhurst 28 March 2020 0 Comments

A brief history of Google’s algorithm’s

These days, the way we do SEO is somewhat different from how things were done ca. 10 years ago. There’s one important reason for that: search engines have been continuously improving their algorithms to give searchers the best possible results.

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Andy Longhurst 26 March 2020 0 Comments

Site Structure & Internal Linking: Why Do They Matter for SEO?

When designing a new website it is important to consider the structure of the site to aid organic search performance. With every passing year, I find it closer to the top of my list of important things to work on when working with a site.

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Andy Longhurst 9 March 2020 0 Comments

10 Tips for Mastering Your SEO Content in 2020

2020 presents many new and exciting opportunities to master your content and reach a wider audience.

While the BERT algorithm update gave a not-so-subtle nod to the importance of search intent, SEO content writers everywhere were not surprised to hear that the search engine is prioritizing audience-focused content.
Therefore, 2020 is all about putting the user first by creating value-rich content. Add in AI and engaging visuals, and you have the perfect cocktail for SEO-friendly, click-worthy content.

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Andy Longhurst 16 February 2020 0 Comments

5 Ways SEO & Web Design Go Together

When you’re trying to improve your website’s performance, it’s important to remember that you have to focus on numerous factors simultaneously. If you want to do better in the SERPs, it takes more than just SEO.

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Andy Longhurst 25 January 2020 0 Comments

Top eight SEO trends for 2020

As new businesses spring up each day, the competition for the reader’s attention heightens. Staying on top of the latest SEO trends will enable you to meet specific requirements that search engines use to rank websites.

Google makes hundreds of changes to its search algorithms every year. While most changes are minor, they could affect your search ranking. These are some of the SEO trends I expect to see in 2020.

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Andy Longhurst 21 December 2019 0 Comments

Don’t overlook these 5 quick updates to boost your search ranking

Most aspects of an SEO campaign take significant time to research and implement, but there are always a few relatively quick tactics to boost results. Here’s a list of low-hanging SEO fruit that to grab right now.

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Andy Longhurst 11 December 2019 0 Comments