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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

“One of the Biggest Leaps Forward in the History of Search”

Their words, not mine. To be more specific, Google VP, Pandu Nayak went on to call a recent update to their search technology their "biggest leap forward in the past five years." They do this so rarely, as SEO's we are often surprised whenever Google makes an announcement about technology changes that affect their search [...]

By |2019-11-01T13:11:21+00:00November 1st, 2019|Blog, Google News And Updates, Mobile SEO, Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Comments Off on “One of the Biggest Leaps Forward in the History of Search”

Online Writing Aids – How Far Can Humans & Machines Work Together?

If you look, there’s occasional chatter about machines taking over the job of a writer. The reality is that some content is already 100 percent machine created. Still, more advanced, and especially more creative writing is still all human. Or is it? The rise of online writing aids (who hasn’t heard of Grammarly?) reveals [...]

By |2019-11-11T21:00:15+00:00October 29th, 2019|Blog, Content, Content Creation, Content Marketing, Marketing Strategy|Comments Off on Online Writing Aids – How Far Can Humans & Machines Work Together?

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

The Foundations Of Creating An Online Store

You’ve built a successful local retail business with steady foot traffic. You’re looking for a way to take your business to that proverbial next level and e-commerce seems like the best way to go. You’ve got a website up, but it was more for the sake of providing an online presence and credibility than it [...]

By |2019-10-24T17:40:03+00:00October 11th, 2019|Blog, Ecommerce, Google Analytics, Mobile SEO, Search Engine Marketing, SEM, Wordpress Development|Comments Off on The Foundations Of Creating An Online Store

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

How To Get Noticed In The Content Marketing Tsunami

The digital space is hyper-saturated with content. There are over 1.6 billion websites in the world and more than 500 million are blogs. Over two million blog posts get published every single day. That’s 60+ million a month and over 700 million per year.  The Rising Content Tsunami  Now think about this. The greater the [...]

By |2019-10-17T19:08:28+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Blog, Content, Content Creation, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, SEM|Comments Off on How To Get Noticed In The Content Marketing Tsunami

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

Social Media Listening: What It Is And How It Can Work For You

“Hello. I’m listening” That was the way fictional 1990s TV radio psychiatry host Frasier Crane opened his talk show when someone called in to talk about a problem. And in our age of social media and consumer demand for increased responsiveness, it’s the mindset that companies need to cultivate if they’re going to reap the [...]

By |2019-10-30T23:51:03+00:00September 16th, 2019|Blog, Digital Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Social Media, Social Media Marketing|Comments Off on Social Media Listening: What It Is And How It Can Work For You

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!