How Do Search Engines Work?

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on October 31, 2017
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How Do Search Engines Work? Search engines crawl websites for information, index and store the data, and then retrieve the most relevant and popular result specific to a user’s search query. Crawl Most search engines crawl through the vast expanse of material on the internet through links. “Links allow the search engines’ automated robots, called…

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How to Hire an SEO When You Don’t Know SEO

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on July 10, 2017
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A few weeks back I presented at a small workshop for entrepreneurs, small business marketers, freelancers, and individuals in similar business situations. My presentation was geared toward helping people who don’t typically deal with SEO, covering the topic from a broad perspective and diving into the details from there. While I was talking to some…

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Call Tracking and SEO: How to Use Call Tracking Software for Keyword Research

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on June 5, 2017
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SEOs and Keyword Research: A Complex Relationship A recent Advanced Web Ranking survey (AWR) of digital marketers across industries found that SEOs believe keyword research is one of the top three most difficult SEO tactics to implement (just behind link building and content creation). This might be because 88% of digital marketers perform keyword research in-house,…

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The Future of SEO: 3 Ways to Get Ahead

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on May 17, 2017
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Google Goes Mobile Google is in quite the transitional period. The search giant plans to push mobile-first indexing sometime in 2017 (or soon thereafter), and the whole internet is jumping to comply. This move means Google’s mobile index will become the primary index, and exist completely separately from its desktop index. Since more than half…

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What is NAP Consistency?

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on April 27, 2017
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What is NAP Consistency? NAP Consistency refers to the accuracy of a location-based business’s Name, Address, and Phone number across all digital platforms, directories, citations, and websites. It is widely considered a local search ranking factor in local SEO. What are local citations? The online properties that list a business’s NAP are called local citations.…

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Local SEO DNI Impact Study

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on April 27, 2017
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CallRail is looking for a company with multiple business locations interested in implementing keyword-level tracking with Dynamic Number Insertion (DNI) for each business location to participate in a professional study of DNI impact on Local SEO. We have partnered with renowned local search experts at Local SEO Guide, Andrew Shotland and Dan Leibson, to conduct…

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A Brief Guide to SEO Tracking

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on December 12, 2016

“SEO” is one of those buzzwords that many claim to understand. The reality is that SEO isn’t a cut-and-dry formula; there are seemingly infinite factors at play that can influence your website’s ability to drive traffic. The overarching goal of SEO is to make improvements to a website with the goal of boosting organic traffic…

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LocalU Advanced: Local SEO’s Most Hands-On Conference

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on October 6, 2016

    We’re joining other leading experts in the local search game to share in the hottest marketing strategies and trends at LocalU Advanced. These advanced-level sessions will give you the opportunity to discuss local search and SEO topics like keyword research, Google Analytics, and measuring ROI on your local campaigns. Additionally, attendees will be…

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