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Why Is SEO So Important? Inbound Marketing

Historically, websites were a line item in a standard marketing budget, directly beneath the all-important stationery and letterhead expenditures. Websites of yore functioned merely as online versions of the business’s brochure, showcasing basic contact information and listing services or products. Business websites used to be optional, and it was very common for businesses to just […]

Quantity + Quality Is Critical, Content Marketing & User Engagement

This all started with you, our customers and followers. At some point, every customer we have built a website for in the past 6 years asked us about search engine optimization (SEO) and wanted to know how to get their business’ website on the first page of Google. Naturally. Who wouldn’t want to know that? The problem […]

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Don’t Get SEO? Here’s an Explanation Even Your Grandma Will Understand!

Because the technology behind search engine algorithms is so complex and ever changing, I wanted to find a better way to explain the basic concepts to marketers and business owners in a way that is memorable and easy to understand. Introducing…the garden metaphor. This metaphor helps explain some of the major factors in search engine ranking. I like to joke that this should be easy enough for your grandmother to understand (although it’s certainly possible your grandmother works for Google!)