Why Your Business Needs A Website

Friday August 4, 2017 - David Gaskin
Blog post: why your business needs a website

There’s no question in my mind that today’s world is online.

More and more people every day use the internet to shop, find answers to their questions, connect on social media, and discover products and services that make their lives easier.

Consider this: more than half of the world’s population is online. Additionally, 1-in-5 internet users shopped online in the last 30 days.

So the question is: is your business online?

If you’re a business owner and you don’t have a website, or you are not sure why your business needs a website, then you should probably read this.

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How Customer Reviews Affect SEO (and Your Bottom Line)

Friday June 16, 2017 - David Gaskin
Blog post: How customer reviews affect SEO

Reviews play a big role in the decisions people make online every day.

They help people to decide what product to buy, which hotel to stay at, where the best Greek restaurant in the city is, what movie to see.

The list goes on and on.

But did you know that customer reviews impact your SEO?

More than that, reviews can affect how consumers interact with and think about your business.

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How to Get More Google Reviews

Thursday April 20, 2017 - David Gaskin
How to get more Google reviews

Getting positive customer reviews on Google is one of the best and most effective ways to improve your exposure and visibility online, especially when it comes to Local SEO.

Search engines like Google are smart enough to know that if customers are responding positively to your business then, logically, your website should appear more prominently in their search results.

However, getting a customer review isn’t as easy as it could be, often requiring visitors to make half a dozen mouse-clicks, navigate to a different page, fill in a form or (cringe) create a new account!

In this post, I’m going to introduce you to a couple of online tools that can help to make getting more Google reviews a breeze!

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New Email Scam in 2017 – And How to Spot It!

Friday April 14, 2017 - David Gaskin

The other day I received a nervous call from one of my clients: “my email has been hacked“.

Apparently, someone had hacked into my client’s account and sent an email to the organization’s registrar requesting financial information. For context, my client is the president of the organization (keep reading to learn why this is important).

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New Internet Privacy Laws in America

Wednesday March 29, 2017 - David Gaskin

Did you hear about the new internet privacy laws being passed in the US? And what does this mean for folks who host their website on American soil?

This week the House passed a bill that will undermine the Consumer Privacy laws established by the FCC late last year which requires Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Comcast and AT&T to ask permission before collecting and selling customer information to third-parties.

With this new bill – which is expected to be signed by Trump – ISPs will no longer have to wait for permission from its users to use and sell your information to the highest bidder.

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How Google Works (in 3-minutes)

Tuesday March 28, 2017 - David Gaskin

Today I want to share with you a short video (only about 3 minutes!) about how a Search Engine works.

After watching it, you’ll have a basic, technical explanation of how Search Engines discover and index your website.

Understanding how search engines work will give anybody with an interest in Seach Engine Optimization a better sense of how SEO works and a better idea of what to expect when doing SEO on their own site.

Check it out:

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