About Jessica Srinivas

Project Manager and Digital Strategist. Writes about SEO, local search, Google Analytics, marketing analysis and optimization. Enjoys spending time with her family, running, traveling and cooking for a crowd.

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Marketing During A Downturn: Doing More With Less

During uncertain times, marketing is often the first budget to get slashed. And right now throughout most industries, CMOs are being asked to do more (or at least, as much) with less -  meaning less staff and reduced budgets. A recent Gartner survey of 260 U.S. marketing executives reported that 76% expected a decrease in [...]

By |2020-06-25T15:40:40+00:00June 25th, 2020|Blog, Digital Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, SEM, SEO|Comments Off on Marketing During A Downturn: Doing More With Less

Directories At The Forefront In New Local SERP Display Results

Google has rolled out several local algorithm updates over the past several years. The 2014 “Pigeon” update gave a boost to local directory listings, prompting SEOs to focus on building accurate and comprehensive citations on a variety of general and industry-specific directory sites. The 2016 “Possum” update appeared to put more importance on the geolocation [...]

By |2020-03-04T20:36:32+00:00March 4th, 2020|Blog, Google News And Updates, Link Building, Local Search, Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on Directories At The Forefront In New Local SERP Display Results

Farewell Position Zero!

The much-coveted featured snippet, often referred to as “position zero” still exists, but it is now essentially position #1 on the page. In a recent change that has been confirmed by Google (see below Twitter exchange between Moz’s Pete Meyers and Google’s Danny Sullivan), a search result that appears in the featured snippet will no [...]

By |2020-01-27T15:15:49+00:00January 27th, 2020|Blog, Google News And Updates, News, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on Farewell Position Zero!

Digital Accessibility Compliance For Private Sector Organizations

In the United States, federal, state and local government websites must comply with Section 508 regulations, meaning that website content must be accessible to people with disabilities. At this time there are no ADA legal standards for the websites of private sector organizations, but that does not mean that companies will not be sued for [...]

By |2019-11-27T14:19:52+00:00November 20th, 2019|Blog, Digital Marketing, Google News And Updates, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, SEM, SEO, Technical Issues, Website Development|Comments Off on Digital Accessibility Compliance For Private Sector Organizations

Options For Keeping Your Form Submissions Spam-Free

Despite often being a source of frustration to users, CAPTCHA has long been the “golden standard” to keep website form submissions relatively spam-free. Now, some privacy advocates are questioning whether CAPTCHA is still the best option. A Brief History of CAPTCHA CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”. [...]

By |2019-11-11T22:07:09+00:00November 11th, 2019|Blog, SEO Audit, SEO Technical Audit, Technical Audit, Technical Issues, Website Development, Wordpress Development, Wordpress Webmaster|Comments Off on Options For Keeping Your Form Submissions Spam-Free

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Truth About Homepage Sliders

Homepage sliders and all their variations (carousels, rotating offers, parallax scrolling backgrounds and banners) are widely employed by website designers, loved by clients and pretty much universally hated by SEOs. Tons of hard data exists tying homepage sliders to negative performance and usability, but this design element is clearly not going away. So, what gives? [...]

By |2019-10-29T17:26:43+00:00October 17th, 2019|Blog, Digital Marketing, Technical Issues, Website Development, Wordpress, Wordpress Development|Comments Off on The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Truth About Homepage Sliders

Google Business Is Beta Testing A Products Feature

In 2018, Google introduced a Products and Services section for Google Business Listings. Since then, it has split the two – initially offering a Services section and more recently rolling out a beta version of the Products section. We started noticing “Products (beta)” in the Google Business Listing dashboard of some clients earlier this [...]

By |2019-10-17T19:02:29+00:00October 9th, 2019|Blog, Google for Business, Google News And Updates, News, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on Google Business Is Beta Testing A Products Feature

Google Introduces New Link Attributes

Back in the early days of search engine optimization, some overly opportunistic parties took advantage of then-current data showing a positive correlation between the number of backlinks and Google ranking. This gave rise to automated link building, link farms, links for sale and all sorts of other spammy scenarios and gave SEO, in general, a [...]

By |2019-10-30T23:49:15+00:00September 19th, 2019|Blog, Google News And Updates, News, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on Google Introduces New Link Attributes

Just Call Me!

There are plenty of actionable points on most websites - buttons and banners entreating visitors to Download, Sign Up, Subscribe, Join, Get Started, Learn More or just plain Contact. Websites with a cohesive digital marketing plan will track and monitor conversions from these calls to action. But there’s one very important CTA that we quite [...]

By |2019-08-28T13:42:46+00:00August 28th, 2019|Blog, Digital Marketing, Local Search, Local SEO, Marketing Strategy, Search Engine Marketing, SEM|Comments Off on Just Call Me!

Keep Your Content Fresh – Be Mindful Of Shelf Life

Planning, creating and promoting online content can be very rewarding but also very time-consuming. It takes significant resources to produce good content and develop a cohesive promotion plan, whether that involves sharing content on social media or posting it to your own blog or to an industry/partner site. It’s not surprising then that digital marketers [...]

By |2019-07-29T16:34:31+00:00July 28th, 2019|Blog, Content, Content Creation, Content Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Social Media, Social Media Marketing|Comments Off on Keep Your Content Fresh – Be Mindful Of Shelf Life