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Do you need a website?

Do you need a website?

By on December 6, 2015 in Uncategorized, Websites and SEO with 0 Comments

I recently noticed Devyn (Owner of DE Web Designs) giving advice to members at a popular paint forum I visit and was impressed with his responses. He has created a website generator that can create a professional looking website for a minimal monthly cost and optimize it, a challenge for many paint contractors. I was […]

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How To Use Citations To Maximize Local SEO

How To Use Citations To Maximize Local SEO

By on October 26, 2015 in Websites and SEO with 5 Comments

How To Use Citations To Maximize Local SEO Local SEO is a hot topic as small businesses everywhere are trying to rank alongside national chains in local results. As a painter, being found on these listings will generate substantial new business, as more customers are able to find you. Recently, I published a piece regarding […]

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What’s this “NAP” all about?

What’s this “NAP” all about?

By on September 20, 2015 in Websites and SEO with 6 Comments

A Painter’s Guide to Local SEO and the Google 3 Pack A little over a year ago, Google launched an update to their algorithm known as “Pigeon” which affected search results from a local perspective. This is what led to Google produced search results, which were located above all organic results on the Search Engine […]

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15 Free SEO Tools Every Small Business Should Know About

15 Free SEO Tools Every Small Business Should Know About

After presenting SEO and Online Presence assessments to customers, many ask which tools we use to gather data and whether any of these tools are free. Although there are a countless number of SEO tools available, our experience is that many are misleading and ineffective. And if you’re making business and investment decisions based on […]

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How To Get Leads: The Best & Worst Leads

How To Get Leads: The Best & Worst Leads

By on June 16, 2015 in Marketing, Websites and SEO, What We Do with 9 Comments

It’s Simple, You Either Buy Them or You Earn Them! Buying leads is quicker. Earning leads is longer. Which method is best and which is worse? If you stick around and read this article, you will benefit from my professional experience of helping local painters both buy and earn painting leads. Then you will be […]

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Why your website should be Mobile Friendly!

Why your website should be Mobile Friendly!

By on May 13, 2015 in Websites and SEO with 8 Comments

How will Google’s new search engine changes impact your website’s search ranking, traffic and leads? Have you noticed your website’s search engine traffic decline the past couple of weeks? On April 21st, Google updated their search algorithm by adding ‘mobile-friendliness’ to the factors it uses to rank websites on its mobile search engine results. The […]

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3 Easy Steps to improve your Local SEO

3 Easy Steps to improve your Local SEO

By on May 12, 2015 in Websites and SEO with 1 Comment

More SEO Trends and Tips to Apply SEO is never a one-time thing. It is a series of strategies and efforts with a single goal of becoming more visible on search results. Search engines often change the way they see and rank websites, so naturally the SEO strategies you employ must also be adjusted. In […]

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Good news for Google+ Pages and Local!

Good news for Google+ Pages and Local!

By on June 7, 2014 in Websites and SEO with 9 Comments

Google+ Profiles-Google+ Pages and Google+ Local! Is your head spinning trying to keep it straight? I have spoken to several contractors that have their pages set up incorrectly, Google’s changes over the past two years have caused many to set up pages incorrectly. Let’s look at the different types first. Google+ Profiles If you are Facebook […]

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Write better content with keyword research

Write better content with keyword research

By on February 16, 2014 in Websites and SEO with 2 Comments

There is a lot more to doing good SEO than repeating a phrase over and over throughout your entire website. Let’s take a look at Google’s Keyword planner to see how we can put it to good use, and get some insights from it.

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What to Look for When Hiring an SEO Company

What to Look for When Hiring an SEO Company

By on February 8, 2014 in Websites and SEO with 6 Comments

When it comes to marketing your business, there is perhaps no decision more important as to your online strategy and who you hire (if anybody) to implement that strategy. The ramifications are far too great to ignore: hire the wrong online marketing company (or disregard online marketing completely) and not only are you wasting your […]

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The secret most SEO companies don’t want painters to know

The secret most SEO companies don’t want painters to know

By on January 27, 2014 in Websites and SEO with 5 Comments

Black hat link building, link bait, link farms. Don’t all of those phrases give you a creepy, dirty feeling? I don’t advocate any kind of underhanded measures to inflate your ranking on Google, I think doing it right the first time gives you long lasting results instead of risking losing your position later on. That […]

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Marketing Tools for Painting Companies-Listing Citations

Marketing Tools for Painting Companies-Listing Citations

By on January 12, 2014 in Websites and SEO with 0 Comments

Citations are one of the ways search engines measure you as a business. A Citation is simply a mention of your business in a standard format called a NAP, or Name, Address, Phone Number. It will look like this: Premier Painting Service 123 Main St Atlanta, GA, 30303 770-555-1212 The important thing to remember is […]

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Tools to Help You Keep Reviews on Your Website

Tools to Help You Keep Reviews on Your Website

By on December 24, 2013 in Websites and SEO with 0 Comments

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about reviews lately. Since my conversation with Darren in the comments section of the post: Should You Pay Review Site Advertising Fees, I’ve been trying to figure out a convenient way to warehouse reviews on your own website. To recap, Darren suggested that you should put reviews on […]

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Get the Buzz on What Hummingbird Means for Small Business Owners

Get the Buzz on What Hummingbird Means for Small Business Owners

By on October 27, 2013 in Websites and SEO, What We Do with 2 Comments

If you haven’t heard, Google recently changed their search algorithm, a move that will effect over 90% of all queries.  That means if your small business website hasn’t been optimized with “white hat” SEO techniques, you might have to revamp your content.  If you’ve been working with an SEO company or keeping up with the […]

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Reconciling Reputation Management with Local SEO

Reconciling Reputation Management with Local SEO

By on October 12, 2013 in Websites and SEO with 3 Comments

I’ve been talking about reviews and reputation management a lot lately. And because I work with both local SEO companies and reputation management companies lately, I’ve had the chance to be exposed to the sometimes contradictory advice that both types of companies offer. It might not be a surprise to learn that most of the […]

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