SEO

April 6, 2017

The Top Reasons Your Business Needs a Mobile-Friendly Website

It feels like every day new statistics are released about the rising prevalence of mobile usage in the world – more and more people are accessing their email, viewing websites, engaging on social media, and making purchases, all from the convenience of their phones or tablets. It’s safe to say, if your website isn’t optimized for mobile, you’re missing a significant portion of your target audience. The time is now to get your website into tip-top, mobile-friendly shape for maximum business exposure. Unconvinced? Don’t just take our word for it. Take a look to this new info-graphic which outlines the top reasons your business needs a mobile-friendly website right now. Among the key facts outlined in the graphic are: 1.2 billion people worldwide are accessing the web from mobile devices. Since Google’s algorithm update in April 2015, Responsive Design is now preferred in Google’s rankings over having a separate mobile website, or not having a mobile-friendly website at all. 52% of users said that a bad mobile experience made them less likely to engage with a company. Having a website that is mobile-friendly and user-friendly is the first step in staying competitive in the digital marketplace – and ultimately, seeing long-term business success. References Julie, C. (2017, March 29). The Top Reasons Your Business Needs a Mobile-Friendly Website [Infographic]. Retrieved from Social Media Today: http://www.socialmediatoday.com/marketing/top-reasons-your-business-needs-mobile-friendly-website-infographic
March 21, 2017
SEO - SEM

What’s the Difference Between SEO and SEM?

Search engine optimization and search engine marketing can be a confusing concept to grasp. Is there even a difference between them? Both terms are often used interchangeably, which makes matters even worse. It is important to understand the difference between the two terms and that they are different. What is search engine optimization (SEO)? SEO is essentially a component of the larger category, SEM. According to Google’s Knowledge Graph, search engine optimization is “the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a search engine.” The SEO industry is continually changing due to the frequent changes made to Google’s algorithm. But, there is one aspect of SEO that stays constant: SEO is made up of On-Page and Off-Page activities. What components does SEO include? As stated above, SEO is comprised of two different activities. ·         On-Page SEO includes: -Incorporating selective keyword naturally into title tags, meta descriptions, heading tags, alt text, etc. -Blog posts and page copy that is written and optimized with quality -Clean and formatting page URLS -Optimized page load speed -Google authorship incorporated -Social sharing integration within your content And much more! ·         Off-Page SEO includes: -Creating a high quality, natural backlink profile (aka having other high quality/authoritative sites link to your site naturally) -Social sharing signals -Social bookmarking (Stumbleupon, Reddit) -List goes on here too! What is search engine marketing (SEM)? According to Wikipedia, “Search engine marketing is a […]