Why Quality Content is the Foundation of SEO

SEO (search engine optimization) tips (quality content and quality links)

  It always surprises me that a company will happily pay for design and programming, but not for content.  Take a look at the ads for writers and content creators. On average, the pay scale is dismal compared with design and programming. Don't get me wrong, you definitely need good design and programming. Without that you don't have a site or a blog. But you also … [Read more...]

Why Press Releases Are Still a Viable PR Techniqiue

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    We hear the lament that press releases are dead every so often. It's true that the old press release, as it was first used more than 100 years ago now, is indeed no longer effective.  However, the humble press release, along with everything else PR, has had to adapt and change with the shifting media landscape. MEDIA SOURCE According to the 2016 Global … [Read more...]

Search & Owned Media Most Used by Journalists

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The 2016 Businesswire Media Survey revealed this nugget of information:  Journalists looking for information on a company first do a Google search, then visit the company website and go to their newsroom. So if you want to be media ready - and every company ought to strive for that - here's the plan: Google: Take a hard look at the Google search results for your company … [Read more...]

Content and Links – Google’s Top Ranking Factors

Links and content are top 2 ranking factors in Google

A new study published today by Stone Temple Consulting shows that inbound links are still one of the top ranking factors in the Google algorithm, despite many changes in the recent past. The study is a tough read if you are not statistically or mathematically inclined, so here's the Cliff Notes version: After looking at several other studies and then using two different … [Read more...]

Google’s Mobile Update and Online Visibility

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    Friday's #DigitalPR Twitter chat with Rafferty Pendery was all about the need for businesses to embrace mobile and prepare for Googles's next mobile update.  Here is the transcript: Q1:  83% of small businesses say a website gives them a competitive advantage - is this any site or is it only true of a good site? You’d think that just any website is … [Read more...]