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Your Google My Business listing plays an integral part in your local SEO search results to allow you to be found by those in your area. Local results appear in organic results pages and on Google maps when you search for businesses near your location in an effort to show you nearby businesses. You can improve your ranking in local results through optimising your Google My Business profile. Local results are determined by relevancy, distance and prominence. Google pays attention to how well your business matches the searcher’s query, how far your business is from the searcher’s location, and how authoritative your...

I have previously written about building a loyal online community through social media, in which I discussed how to leverage social media to help you achieve your business goals. In this article, I go into more detail on some of the best types of content that will boost engagement in order to do this. To boost engagement on social media, you need to share relevant, useful and valuable content to start a conversation, increase trust and loyalty, and build a community. The idea is to build a relationship with prospects, customers, fans and audiences through content, not just through hard selling...

Understanding search engine results pages (SERPs) and where you rank in Google for targeted keywords is crucial to ensure your SEO tactics are delivering the required results. Even if you rank well, understanding any changes or trends allows you to keep an eye on competitors that are chasing down your Google ranking. In this article, you can find out how to check where your website is ranking for targeted keywords. We will also look at the layout of search engine result pages and the various factors that can influence the position in which your site is returned. I will then outline...

In recent years, the importance of page speed and loading time has been a recurring theme. Ignoring site performance issues is perilous for the success of a website, with site visitors (including Google and soon to be Facebook) turning away in droves from slow-loading sites. A recent Google study indicated that 53% of people will abandon a mobile site if it takes more than three seconds to load. Yet, the actual sites in this study often took more than 22 seconds to load, so clearly, we have lots of work to do here. Below are a few articles you maybe be interested in...

In 2017 and beyond there is no good reason to submit your website to the major search engines. You can and should register your site with Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools to get diagnostic information from these search engines yet there is no specific need to do this. If your website is live on the Internet and you are doing the usual digital marketing basics like having social media profiles and creating listings in relevant business directories like Yell.com, then the best SEO tip we can recommend is submitting your website to search engines, so that your site will...

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