SEO Success Depends on "Partnering" with the Search Engines | SEO Tips | SEO & Social Media Solutions for Small Businesses | SBN Marketing

SEO Success Depends on “Partnering” with the Search Engines

“Successful SEO is not about tricking Google. It’s about ‘partnering’ with Google to provide the best search results for users.” I recently ran across this quote, which is attributed to Phil Frost, founder and COO at Main Street ROI, a digital marketing agency with team members across the United States and clients around the world…

The Continuing Importance of Hyperlocal SEO | SEO & Social Media Solutions for Small Businesses | SBN Marketing

The Continuing Importance of Hyperlocal SEO

While different agencies and entities have a variety of names for it, hyperlocal SEO boils down to the technique: optimizing your website and social profiles (like Yelp and Google My Business) to be found in searches for local businesses providing the service or wares desired by the searcher. This has been a tactic for longer…

Circularity in Marketing | SEO & Social Media Solutions for Small Businesses | SBN Marketing

Circularity in Marketing

I recently received an email from Rothy’s, one of my favorite shoe brands on the planet. (PS – if you’re interested in getting a pair or two of your own, use my referral link for $20 off!) The email opened with: First things first: What does circularity mean? At Rothy’s, circularity is our continuous quest…

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Apple iOS 14 vs Facebook

The time is nigh for the gloves to come off between Apple and Facebook. An Apple iOS14 update that is planned for sometime in early 2021 will require all apps to explicitly ask for users’ permission to gather data and track them across mobile apps and websites. This includes Facebook’s app, and as such, it…

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Lessons to Learn from Donald Trump

I will start by saying that headline is not one I would’ve thought I’d ever write. But events of the last week or so showed me there was something all marketers could learn – or at least be reminded of – from Donald Trump. What should we all glean from Trump? Don’t depend on outlets…

Last Minute MArketing for the Holiday Season | SBN Marketing | SEO & Social Media Solutions for Small Businesses

Last-Minute Marketing for the Holiday Season

There are over 20 holidays celebrated worldwide between Thanksgiving and the New Year. As we’re already at the first week of November, so a lot of your holiday marketing plans are probably already in place, if not already being implemented. But if you’re not in that camp, all is not lost. Here are a few…

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Tips on Deciding Where to House Your Blog

I’m often asked about where a blog should be housed – on a business’ website or on a separate domain. There’s no “right” answer, but there are definite things to consider. Personally, I prefer a blog housed on the website. I’ve found it’s easier to get SEO results this way. Your anchor links in your…

Pandemic Social Profile Tips | SBN Marketing | SEO & Social Media Management

Pandemic Social Profile Tips

Social profiles such as Yelp and Google My Business are an important part of a business’ online marketing strategy on any given day. But given the current state of affairs, they’re crucial. Your Google My Business info shows on search results pages, and folks are turning to Yelp to find out what’s still open and…