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What the Heck is Google Search Console and How Do I Use It?

For your business, the Alphabet company has many tools, especially when marketing your company on – let’s face it – the only important search engine. Making sure your business is present on Google Maps with your Business Listing, monitoring Google Reviews, tracking website traffic with Google Analytics, and even spending money on Google Ads to […]
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Is It a Marketing Problem or a Website Problem? 3 Ways to Tell

Many of our website and SEO consultations start with “There’s a problem with my website.” Sometimes the client has analytics tracking clicks and traffic or is looking at their page ranking – but even more often is that they do not see leads generated from their site. Getting to that root cause opens up questions […]
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Obsessing Over a Single Analytics Metric: A Marketer’s Take

Here at Vision Advertising, one of the many hats I wear is “the SEO Guy” – upgraded to “the SEO Guru” when I get brought up in sales. And it’s true: while I came into marketing via writing, I soon learned that successful blog writing is part knowing how SEO works, from keywords to metadata. […]
"SEO" written in notebook with arrows pointing to the words, "Ranking," "Backlinks," "Traffic," "Keywords," "Optimization," and "Search." A smaller notepad is on the left where the long form of SEO is written out, "Search Engine Optimization." The notebooks are on a desk with paperclips, pencils, a pair of glasses, a crumpled up piece of paper, and a house plant.

Overhauling Your SEO (Part 2 of 2): Content Re-Creation

Once you’ve determined the sources of your website’s issues, it’s time to overhaul your SEO before the problems proliferate. You want to apply measures that will boost your rankings on search engines. Fortunately, there are several ways you can resurrect your website from the depths of obscurity. It can take a fair amount of work […]
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Overhauling Your SEO (Part 1 of 2): Uncovering the Issues

Just because your website looks professional from a design standpoint doesn’t mean it’s effective at drawing traffic behind the scenes. Organic traffic and conversions are some of the biggest indicators of a successful website, but it’s difficult to draw visitors if your pages aren’t being ranked on search engines. If you find your website isn’t […]
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Creating Website Content: Where to Start

When we work with clients to create a new website, we often face the same hurdles. From a complete rebuild to a page-for-page recreation on a new platform with new visuals, page content plays a critical role. Alongside changes in layout, functionality, and format come changes to the written content, from adding in text for […]
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What are Your Best Options for Website SEO Content?

Even with a completed website, your search engine marketing (SEM) shouldn’t end there. Updating existing content by providing a steady stream of blogs, building out your website pages to help with your website SEO content. From there, it’s about finding out your best options, which should be guided by three factors: relevance of content, ease […]
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The 7 Signs That You Need a New Website

There can be a wide gap between the website your business currently has and the website it needs. This isn’t just personal preference: depending on the age, functionality, and content on your website, you could be missing out on more visits, actions, and purchases. While age is the biggest contributing factor (older websites simply don’t […]