[FLASH] Google SEO Algorithm Updates November 2019

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Marketing FLASH briefing – there was a BIG impact this week around SEO … I’ll tell you what it is and if you need to worry. Around November 8th, Google pushed out an algorithm update that has hit people with the biggest impact since the 2012 Penguin update (remember how that one impacted your site?); and is said to be the biggest update to how sites are ranked since the RankBrain update in 2015. I always recommend that website owners don’t freak out and start […]

How Much Should I Spend on Marketing?

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One of the first questions I always get asked by an entrepreneur is, “How much should I spend on marketing?” While it can vary, a good rule of thumb and place to start is that your marketing budget should be 20% of your revenue. This is a standard that I’ve been working with for almost 30 years, and it is still true today although the strategies available for use have changed over the years. Your marketing budget is not limited to advertising A lot of […]

Why You Don’t Need SEO (At Least, Not Yet)

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Sometimes my advice sounds controversial to clients. They’ve read things online, or had friends giving them advice, or even other people in the marketing field, and at first glance my advice may seem to contradict some of that. This is one of those times. Any small business owner or entrepreneur who has a website has had a lot of people recommend that they do search engine optimization. It’s all the buzz, and don’t get me wrong – optimizing your website, and your entire online presence, […]

Should I Hire a Web Developer, Web Designer, Graphic Designer, or WHO?

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One of the question I see most businesses asking (before they hire us to assist with their website) is “what kind of website person should I hire?” Some only find out they may have hired the wrong person to do their website after it was already done. It’s no surprise – you may have two people who call themselves “web developers” when really only one can do “development”. Or two people who call themselves ” web designers” when one is a graphic artist and not […]