3 Key Factors That Determine Local Search Ranking on Google

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Did you know, Google (and Bing) search engines have two forms of presenting search results? One is general results, the other is local search results based on location of user or business being searched for.

This topic is regarding the Local Ranking on Google which probably makes up 60-80% of your potential customers.

The following information is valuable to any small business trying to better understand the search engine giants inner workings.   It is indeed important to know that listing your business in the yellow pages and waiting for a reponse are long gone.

(Disadvantages of using Yellow Book/Pages for your online web presence) Continue reading “3 Key Factors That Determine Local Search Ranking on Google” »

What Type of Client are You?

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Although the subject may seem a bit personal, it really is something web designers need to understand to provide you the best solution.

A web solution can be provided to any client, but if the client type is not fully understood the solution provided can be a failure.

“Why client terminology vs. customer? I see customer as one time buyer, where as a client, your there for the long run. “

There are three common types of clients I commonly see, which one are you? Continue reading “What Type of Client are You?” »

How Long Does It Take For a New Site to Appear in the Google Search Results?

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Google Find If Index Your Site Yet

Here is the typical scenario: you’re a small business owner and you’ve just launched your new website to the world. Now you are wondering how long will it be before people searching the web find your site in the search engine results page (SERP)?

Since its brand new, the search engines do not know anything about it, so therefore cannot display it to anybody searching for it.

So some things need to occur before its “searchable”.  The site needs to be indexed by the search engine.  There’s no specific set time for Google to initially index your site, can vary based on several items such as: Continue reading “How Long Does It Take For a New Site to Appear in the Google Search Results?” »

So You Thought About Creating Your Own Site From A Website Template Builder Site?

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build-your-own-website-is-not-easyThere are several companies that are out there that are happy to take your money (Wix / 1and1 / others) claiming you can build your own site using their build-a-website tools. They market intensively to consumers and businesses, telling them that they can build their own website and consumers will mysteriously com

That’s hog wash and totally misleading. If you build it, consumers will not come.

Of course, you can build your own website. You could probably also design your own clothes and build your own furniture as well. But of course you wouldn’t because your clothes and furniture well would probably suck. Continue reading “So You Thought About Creating Your Own Site From A Website Template Builder Site?” »