20 Dec 2018

As part of its effort to bring more transparency to ads and Pages on its platform, Facebook has launched a new feature that allows anyone to see the ads a Page is running across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and its partner network.Facebook wants to bring more transparency to ads and Pages on its platform, and part of that involves allowing people to access more information about an...

20 Dec 2018

Google on Wednesday released a revamped version of an app - Google My Business - meant to help small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) manage profile on-the-go and boost customer engagement.The Google My Business app is a simple and free tool for SMBs to start their digital journey through listings on Google and keep their business presence up-to-date on Google Search and Google Maps, t...

20 Dec 2018

Google just released an advert for Google Assistant and its band of merry products. It’s really good. Basically, the ad is “Home Alone” reimagined, but this time Macaulay Culkin plays an adult Kevin who is home alone with a house full of devices controlled by Google Assistant. Obviously.And for the sake of being objective, you could do this with Apple's or Amazon's voice assistants f...

26 Aug 2018

Here's my answers from the latest #semrushchat I participated in last week on Twitter. If you want to rank well on Google you need to build Expertise, Authority. and Trust to your website, so this discussion goes into some detail on some ways to incorporate these into your overall SEO strategy. I was trying to answer all the questions first so thus the #semrushchat #lighteninground was b...

25 Jul 2018

Google today said it will be rolling out an enterprise version of its Google Voice service for G Suite users, potentially tapping a new demand source for Google that could help attract a whole host of new users.Google voice has been a long-enjoyed service for everyday consumers, and offers a lot of benefits beyond just having a normal phone number. The enterprise version of Google Vo...

20 Jul 2018

Now that the term Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is commonly being used, lots of self-proclaimed “SEO Experts” have come out of nowhere, giving false guarantees and offering ranking promises.Today, it's rare to go more than a few hours without receiving a spammy email about your SEO, or getting a cold call from someone guaranteeing results they can’t possibly deliver. HVAC contract...

20 Jul 2018

HVAC contractors frequently find things like SEO and digital marketing a headache, and sometimes these headaches can keep them up at night. It doesn't have to be this way at all.Its common for a prospective customer to look for a HVAC company online, and these potential customers will likely use a search engine to find HVAC contractors that are a good fit for them.  So, there is actu...

18 Jul 2018

On Tuesday, Google announced yet another massive subsea cable project, this time a private line stretching across the Atlantic Ocean to connect a data center in the US directly to another in Europe.Per TechCrunch, the planned “Dunant” cable (named after Red Cross founder Henry Dunant) will make landfall in France after crossing nearly 4,000 miles of ocean floor and “connect Google’s ...

18 Jul 2018

I ought to start this post with a quick shoutout to Dan Petrovic for posting this infographic back in 2011. I've been showing it to clients, potential clients, students, basically anyone who would listen since I got started in the SEO game almost a decade ago!Did you know that 94% of B2B Buyers Research Online for Purchase Decisions?...

18 Jul 2018

Managing a Solar Company’s Directory Listings can be Overwhelming if You Don't Know What You're Doing. With such a variety of directory listing platforms, and the different pros and cons of each, choosing the best ones for your solar company can get overwhelming quickly. In this post we will cover how solar companies can choose the directory listings that have the highest value, and how...