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SEO 101: What are XML Sitemaps?

There are many things you can do from an SEO perspective to improve the performance of your website. A comprehensive XML sitemap provides search engines with a roadmap of your website, allowing them to efficiently find all your most important pages.

Think about it this way: if Google doesn’t know a webpage exists it’s impossible to index it. And if your page isn’t indexed, there’s no way to attract organic traffic.
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Ultimate Guide to SEO Success Factors

What makes one website successful when it comes to SEO, and another one fail? Is it the number of links on a page? Is it the amount of fresh, unique content?

There is no one answer. Fortunately, success leaves clues. That is why we want to explore the SEO success factors for your website.
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How to Choose a Good SEO Company

How to Choose a Good SEO CompanySmall business owners need quality search engine traffic more than ever to drive leads and clients.

The challenge comes you don’t have a complete grasp of how SEO works because you’re not in the industry.

How then can you find a good SEO company to help you with your search strategy?

While there is no secret sauce to finding the right SEO company, below we go through a few recommended steps as well as what to avoid. Read More

Top SEO Blogs to Read and Follow (UPDATED)

Top SEO Blogs to Read and Follow (UPDATED)Do you have a solid SEO strategy in place for your small business?

Do you know exactly what you are doing, down to every last detail?

It doesn’t matter where you stand, you should always make time to learn from others.

One of the best ways to increase your knowledge on SEO, is to read SEO-related blogs. Pick out a few of your favorites, stay current with each update, and then implement any search engine optimization advice that could boost your business. Read More

Complete Wix SEO Review

Wix logoFor businesses looking for a drag and drop website designer, Wix is an impressive content management platform. With over 3.6 million paid users, small businesses use the platform to promote their company. We want to focus today on one component of this promotions strategy: Wix SEO.
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SEO 101: How Long Does SEO Take to Start Working?

How Long Does SEO Take to Start Working?
As somebody who has been in the SEO industry a long time, the question clients ask me the most is “How long before we are #1 in Google?”

Unfortunately the answer is more complicated than the question.

To some extent, SEO gives immediate results in the form of fresh content, better organization, but the majority of businesses are after something a little more long term and visible, usually a prime spot on page one of major search engines.
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Complete Squarespace SEO Review

Complete Squarespace SEO ReviewSquarespace is one of the most popular CMS systems on the internet.

Millions of businesses and individuals use Squarespace to share their vision.

To share their vision, most websites rely on search traffic.

Below we talk about how to improve your Squarespace SEO as well as the pros and cons of using the platform to increase your traffic. Read More

How important is SEO in 2018?

The Biggest SEO and Digital Trends in 2018As we head into another year, we want to evaluate the importance of SEO in 2018. Not surprisingly, we believe SEO will continue to play a huge role in your digital marketing strategy.

However, you need to understand the best practices of SEO in 2018.

To help you, here are the biggest strategies you can use in 2018 to increase the value of your search campaigns.
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7 Basic SEO Tips to Get You Started

SEO 101: How to Get on the First Page of GoogleEvery second of every minute of every day, consumers go online to search for businesses like yours.

With this in mind, there’s an important question to answer: is your website positioned for success?

Some background:

In the early days of the internet, most people subscribed to the “if you build it they will come” strategy.
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The Best SEO Tools (2017 Update)

Ultimate List of the Best SEO Tools

What is Search Engine Optimization?

Search engine optimization never stops.

The ultimate goal of SEO is to improve your site’s ranking so that you can bring the right people in from search engines.

When it comes to SEO, things are always changing. What worked today may not work tomorrow. And what works tomorrow is not likely to produce results a few years in the future.
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12 Reasons Your SEO Campaign Isn’t Working

fail-search-engine-optimizationAre you failing at SEO?

The vast majority of people don’t click past the first page of search results, so it’s not enough for your site to simply be indexed by Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

Making SEO mistakes happens, but not fixing them can have a domino effect on your online marketing strategy and larger marketing plan.

Here are 12 mistakes that can make your SEO efforts impossible:
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SEO Basics: What is SEO?

What is SEO?SEO, also known as search engine optimization, is defined by Search Engine Land as follows:

“It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” search results on search engines.”
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SEO 101: How to Find Your Domain Name Registrar

What and How Domain Names WorkA recurring problem we face at SEO Mechanic is helping our clients locate where they bought their domain name.

This critical piece of information is often overlooked by small business owners and large corporations. Sometimes the name was bought 10+ years ago, or it was purchased on the fly from a mobile phone when a good idea struck.

In the haste to secure the domain critical aspects are often overlooked or forgotten completely. Some of those include…where you bought it?
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Do You Know Why SEO is Important?

Do you consider search engine optimization (SEO) a waste of time and money? Are you struggling to understand why search optimization is important to your business?

If you answered yes to either question, you’re in the same position as many other company owners, entrepreneurs, and marketing professionals.

Do You Know Why SEO is Important?

However, it’s important that you don’t continue down this path. While a lot has changed in the “SEO game” as of late, it’s every bit as important today as it was five years ago.
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Does SEO Even Work for Small Businesses?

Does SEO Even Work for Small Businesses? YES!

Does SEO Even Work for Small Businesses? YES!

Have you been wondering if SEO works?

Short answer: YES it does work!

But are you equally interested in how much SEO can generate in revenue for your local business?

Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret. I have no clue how much money your business can make from search engine optimization. But its more than $1.5 million.

Getting to $1,500,000 is a difficult task. Surely, I have something up my sleeve, right? Nope!
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How SEO Can Generate $1.5 Million for Your Business

How to Earn Your Business $1.5 Million with SEO

How to Earn Your Business $1.5 Million with SEO

Have you been wondering how much SEO can generate for your business? Getting to $1,500,000 is a difficult task. Surely, I have something up my sleeve, right?

Well, I’ll let you in on a little secret. I have no clue how much money your business can make from search engine optimization. But its more than $1.5 million.
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