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How To Fix A Suspended Google Listing

I recently helped a client fix a suspended Google listing and listen, it isn't fun. Not much about Google listings or Google My Business IS fun. Here are some reasons you may get a suspension and what you can do to reinstate your listing. Reasons for Suspended Google...

Perfecting Project Management

Loved recording Perfecting Project Management with the AMAZING Susan Fennema of Beyond the Chaos. Check out Queertintine Episode 10 below or on YouTube to watch our unscripted, unedited, informal interview on how structure sets you free. This episode contains goodies...

Google Update – Landscape Orientation

We know that it matters to Google and your SEO if your site is mobile friendly. But what about a landscape orientation of your website, or rather, lack of? "What will happen if my website does not support landscape mode in mobile device? How [does] Google see that?"...

How To Research Like a Pro In 3 Steps

Good marketing means lots of research. The better your research, the better your marketing strategy will be. This article will help you research like a pro with my 3 easy search engine tricks. Google knows everything if you know how to ask the question. You can find...

Yoast SEO – Everything You Need to Know

Yoast SEO is a freaking awesome tool, personally I believe it to be the best or one of the best SEO and Readability tools for WordPress. Yoast's guidelines measure performance and these measurements can often trip up users. Let's talk about those areas, what they...

The 4 Steps of Mastering SEO

If you're reading this and you've done SEO, you'll know there are more than 4 steps to doing it successfully. But mastering SEO can be done in as little as 4 steps for those who want to know what the most important parts of SEO are. You should be doing all of the...

Networking Mistakes You Should Avoid

Networking is still a top-notch way to achieve your business goals. From getting your first client to growing your business; from getting a job to hiring a candidate. In my many years, I've seen a lot of networking mistakes and in this piece, I'll tell you what they...

Search Engine Ranking Factors

If we can understand what search engine ranking factors are, we can better plan and implement our online strategies. Without getting too technical, I want to talk about what we (SEO professionals) do know. The knowledge, BTW, is generally learned from search engine PR...

The Outer Worlds- My GoTY 2019

My 2019 Game of the Year goes to The Outer Worlds, a brilliantly quirky, fun, and addicting RPG by Obsidian. Normally I would write a review on the game here in this segment, but I already wrote a review for this game which you can read here. I'll refrain from...

Does Google Give Preferential Treatment?

People have asked me this before "does google give preferential treatment to Shopify" and I can only assume the suggestion came from someone involved in the sales process on the other side. No, Google doesn't give anyone preferential treatment. Not Shopify, not...

Maximize Your Content Marketing Budget

Even companies with the biggest pockets want to get the most out of their content marketing budget. We all want to not only spend money wisely but make as much return as we can. This is even more important to small businesses because they are on more limited budgets....

Online Writing Styles: Content, Copy, and Technical

There are many types of online writing styles that could be used on your website. In this article, I want to talk about the main differences in each of the 3 types that I get the most questions on, and try to keep it very simple and brief. By understanding these key...

Energy Drink Review

It's hard to be a diehard gamer and also be a freelancer and someone who tries to go to the gym every day. I'm not a fan of overindulging on caffeine and I believe there are zero substitutes for healthy choices. Some of you need that boost in the morning as night...

Workplace Culture – 7 Ways You Can Improve It

Your workplace culture can make or break you as an employer or leader. Many experts like Simon Sinek and Lewis Howes suggest that improving the culture improves employee loyalty, performance, and generates more individual, and group, growth. I unequivocally agree. In...

PS4 Sounds Like A Jet Engine? – Here’s Your Fix

PS4 sounds like a jet engine? We were lead to believe by Sony this could be normal, but it isn't. There's also nothing wrong with this sound, it simply means your fans are clogged, and it's an easy fix. You should hear a mild whirring when the game is processing high...

Mobile First Indexing, Google Changes Coming

Not surprisingly, Google announced May 5th that mobile first indexing is coming to all websites by September of 2020. It's a pretty straightforward thing and you or your webmaster can easily check if your Search Console to see if your site is ready to roll for this....

How Search Engines Work

Search engines work entirely off of algorithms, which are mathematical formulas written to find data. Each search engine has its own algorithm and nobody knows exactly how they work or what those algorithms are. In this article, we'll talk briefly about what we do...