SEO & Site Quality

The Interplay of Site Quality and SEO Chops is Real

Posted on: April 19, 2022

Quality is an elusive concept, and the interplay of your site’s overall quality and SEO is no exception. Distinguishing between those sites included in your link outreach that are forwarding your ranking, that are just hanging around and not doing much, or that are actually getting you penalized is an important but challenging matter. The goal is creating quality while bolstering the impact of your link building and reducing your overall risk, so let’s get going.

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Phrase Matching in Google Ads

BMM Keyword Matching Walked So Updated Phrase Matching Can Run

Posted on: April 5, 2022

When it comes to your Google Ads, if you are still thinking in terms of broad match modifier (BMM) keywords, you may need to pull over and absorb this next bit. In early 2021, Google began phasing out these keywords and began a targeted expansion of key-phrase matching in its stead. The complete transformation was achieved in July of 2021, which means that any BMM keywords you’re looking to for guidance are now phrase-match keywords masquerading as BMM keywords. And if you rely on both BMM keywords and phrase matching, you may be double-dipping with keywords in a manner that doesn’t behoove you (or your site’s ranking).

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Setting Your Sights on 2022

Posted on: March 1, 2022

When it comes to tech, SEO improvements, and Google core updates that address the user experience, 2021 was a biggie. And all this forward motion isn’t going to stop anytime soon. Looking forward to advancements in the works is not only exciting but can also help you maximize your ability to hit the ground running and to take advantage of the improvements coming at you. Let’s take a closer look.

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Digital Marketing Tips from The Web Guys

Ringing in the New Year With Some Food for Thought

Posted on: February 1, 2022

It’s 2022, and no matter how you slice it, it’s a lot. Search engine algorithms never sleep, but there are steps you can take to help you keep up and maximize your potential. One of the most important growth factors for business owners like you remains organic traffic. In fact, if we’ve learned anything in the 2020s, it’s that an amalgamation of both generic and local results is the ticket when it comes to digital traffic. And towards this end, there are five primary factors on which you should keep a sharp focus when it comes to your digital marketing.

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Customer Support: It’s Time to Think Third Wave

Posted on: January 18, 2022

The old adage that the customer is king remains just as true today as it was the day the term was coined. If you run a successful business, you owe your success to your customers, and pouring your tender loving care into customer support is paramount. Having a sleekly automated online customer experience – from initial research through purchase, receipt, and support is great – but the bottom line is that this pipeline has to work, and your customers need to feel heard in the process. The third wave of customer service – after tasks and workflow – is refining your customer support practices, including incorporating AI search and natural language processing. Let’s take a closer look at the importance of this and how The Web Guys can help.

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Google Search Ranking

Google Sheds Light on Ranking Factors

Posted on: December 21, 2021

You recognize that Google holds the keys to just about everything, which means that when it decides to share, you need to listen. If your competitor is ranking near the top of the heap when it comes to Google’s organic SERPs and you are not, it’s a marketing problem. But it’s a problem that Google – in its beneficence – is now going to help you out with a bit. You heard that right – Google is going to help – so let’s get started.

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Prepare Yourself for Google’s GA4

Posted on: November 16, 2021

Google very recently announced that new Search Console integration, new data-driven attribution, and new machine learning models (that are intended to help fill in gaps in measurement) are making their way to Google Analytics 4 (GA4). While Google isn’t giving us a lot of information about when the changes will be implemented, the wording of its announcement makes it clear that change is on the horizon. In fact, it is difficult to be clearer on this point than – with these additional capabilities, we encourage you to use the new Google Analytics as your primary web and app analytics solution going forward.

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Google Core Updates for Digital Marketing

Google’s July 2021 Core Update Coming in Hot

Posted on: August 10, 2021

Google, Google, Google. Never one to disappoint, Google’s July 2021 update is just finishing up, and you’ll want to be prepared for what may be to come. While Google makes incremental changes to improve its search results on a daily basis, these aren’t things that mere mortals like us would generally notice. The core updates, on the other hand, mean bigger changes afoot, and Google likes to lend a hand – so we can prepare ourselves. Because when it comes to your online presence – and the Scouts – being prepared is basically everything, it pays to pay attention when Google speaks. If you have additional questions at the end of this article, don’t hesitate to reach out to our digital marketing experts at The Web Guys today!

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Ready to Upgrade Your SEO Status? Google Has Free Stuff

Posted on: July 21, 2021

While you can spend a whole lot on your SEO tools – and some of these gems are worth every penny – you don’t always have to drop a lot of cash to update your SEO toolbox. In fact, Google has five tools that are worth checking out right now. Google tools are generally powerful tools, so give them a look and make sure that you aren’t missing out.

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Digital Marketing with Videos - The Web Guys

Optimizing Your Videos for Maximum Impact

Posted on: July 6, 2021

You may understand that video is important to your SEO, but gauging how yours is doing may feel out of reach for you. One of the inroads into handling your videos’ ad performance on YouTube is by setting Moments in Google Ads that capture online performance related to the specific moments you mark, which leads to an accumulation of data surrounding those Moments and to informative attendant metrics. Once you have a feel for the factors that are working for you – and those that are not – you’ll be well on your way to mastering your video offerings.

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