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Link Building Essentials

     -     Apr 3rd, 2019   -     Search Engine Optimization   -     0 Comments

Link building is an essential component of any search engine optimization (SEO) program. In order to rank well in Google and other search engines, it’s important to have a high number of links from other websites. While back links don’t have the same importance as they once had (Google currently has over 200 ranking factors), it doesn’t mean that marketers should not focus on link building as part of their program. In fact, a study featured in Search Engine Journal clearly highlights the importance that quality back links play in helping websites achieve a top ranking on search engine result pages (SERPs). It’s obvious that quality content is a necessity in order to be a dominant force in SEO, but without a robust number of back links it is difficult to reach the top.

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Why Google Prefers SSL Certificates

     -     Mar 12th, 2019   -     Search Engine Optimization, Websites   -     0 Comments

One of the many responsibilities of firm marketers is the requirement to devote time to the firm’s website which includes its design, functionality, content, SEO, data analytics and even its security. With 2019 well under way, so are new requirements and best practices from Google including one of this year’s mandatories which is for all websites to have an SSL certificate. If your website doesn’t currently have a SSL certificate it should be on your short list of website to-dos because if it’s not, Google will flag your website.

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Keyword Research Tips

5 Tips for Keyword Research in 2019

     -     Mar 4th, 2019   -     Search Engine Optimization   -     0 Comments

Over the years accounting and law firm marketers have become increasingly familiar with search engine optimization (SEO). There are dozens of tutorials available online for the curious or otherwise inclined to learn about on-page optimization including how to add, edit and update on-page SEO elements such as meta title, meta description and other elements. Even those with little interest in the subject matter have come to understand the concepts and basic principles behind how the pieces fit together. This is fantastic because it allows marketers to deliver more value within their firm and overall digital marketing efforts. It should be noted however that one area where we routinely see professionals struggle is with keyword research. This can be a challenging area because not only is it an intimidating area to get started in, but there are also many different ways to approach it.

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How to Optimize Blog Posts

How to Optimize Blog Posts

     -     Feb 25th, 2019   -     Search Engine Optimization   -     0 Comments

For accounting and law firms blog posts that demonstrate the knowledge and expertise of the firm are essential not only to answering prospect questions and concerns but also to attracting high quality leads to the firm’s website. The challenge many accounting marketers face is the uncertainty of how to optimize each blog post for maximum exposure. Although SEO is certainly a marketing specialty and does require experience and training to master, it doesn’t mean those marketers working with a limited budget are helpless. In fact, there are several steps you can take when posting blogs that will go a long way to enhancing exposure and moving the firm’s site up the ranks of internet browsers. Of course, many SEO agencies will tell you that it’s necessary to spend thousands of dollars to optimize your site, the reality is that a passionate marketer with a bit of Sherlock Holmes in their blood can make big strides with the firm’s SEO efforts while spending a lot less.

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Power of Imagery

Power of Website Imagery

     -     Feb 22nd, 2019   -     Web Design   -     0 Comments

In the beautiful world we live in, it’s no wonder humans are visual creatures. Moment by moment we are saturated with visuals – some better than others – and the online world is not much different. Think of all the websites one visits daily and what they are comprised of – images and content. Which stand out the most and are remembered? Most likely the answer is websites that utilize amazing imagery. In a very subliminal way, images have the power to persuade us to engage with a brand and ultimately make a purchase a service.  Most certainly one’s curiosity has been piqued. Therefore, why is imagery so potent?

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Keyword Research Essentials for Accounting Marketers

     -     Jan 14th, 2019   -     Search Engine Optimization   -     0 Comments

There is a misconception in accounting marketing circles that they need to hire a digital agency to manage their firm’s website and search engine optimization programs. While there are advantages to working with an outside agency, motivated and engaged accounting marketers can take their firm’s website a long way without ever spending a dime on a digital agency.

The vast number of videos, blogs, podcasts and tools available on the web make it easy to develop foundational knowledge for general SEO, local SEO and even pay-per-click (PPC) and paid advertising. The only thing most accounting marketers need is the time to learn and the desire to experiment and try new things on their websites. If you have an experimental nature or a strong interest in learning about these topics beyond a 30-minute presentation – you’re in luck.

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What is Gray Hat SEO?

     -     Dec 31st, 2018   -     Search Engine Optimization   -     0 Comments

This is a term that refers to SEO tactics that are neither white hat SEO or black hat SEO, but include tactics that use elements of both. In other words, they are tactics that don’t violate the guidelines established by Google or Yahoo because the way in which SEO is being implemented in unclear. An example that relates from the world of accounting would be taking a tax deduction for an expense that is not expressly permitted or prohibited by tax law. To put it into SEO terms, a fantastic explanation of this type of SEO can be found on website “WordStream”.

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What is Black Hat SEO?

     -     Dec 29th, 2018   -     Search Engine Optimization   -     0 Comments

This is a term that refers to the use of tactics designed to manipulate search engine rankings. In other words, all the tactics used are designed to “encourage” Google and others to enhance a site’s rankings. This type of SEO is used by websites that want to quickly shoot to the top of the rankings for a certain term and generally seek an immediate financial benefit. They are not focused on providing a pleasant user experience and often completely ignore established guidelines published by search engines

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