Help! I follow SEO best practices, but my rankings are FLAT

There are thousands of websites and books and podcasts and seminars and courses dedicated to explaining SEO. Some shove their version of what works down everyone else’s throats. (“Do this, do that. Don’t do that. No, no, not THAT!”) Others are more helpful. But if you’re new to the world of search engine optimization …

Google Reformats Mobile Results Page

Last month, Google reformatted its results page for mobile devices. The search engine will begin to show up to four ads on location-related searches. These location-related search queries contain words like “nearby” or “near me” or “closest.” The results will be grouped together in what Google is calling a “Nearby businesses” …

“Nearby” Searches Double Since Last Year

Search queries with a location qualifier (such as “nearby” or “near me” or “closest”) have doubled in the past year, says Google. And 4 in 5 of those searches came from a mobile device. This confirms what we have known all along. The web is going mobile. While on the go, people use their phones to search for products and services. …

Kurtz Bros. Launch New Website

Independence, OH (May 11, 2015) – Independence based Kurtz Bros. is pleased to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website at www.kurtz-bros.com. The new eCommerce site makes purchasing landscape products online easy.

Our Top 6 Domain Name Expirations

Sometimes, really big corporations make really dumb mistakes.   One big one: forgetting to renew your domain name. And if your domain name expires, you lose it — just about anyone can buy it. If you’re lucky, they’ll sell it back to you.   Losing your domain name can take your website down for hours or days or even weeks. …

What Did We Search For in 2014?

Another year is about to end. And as we look forward to a new year, making new resolutions (and trying to keep them this year!), we should also look back on 2014. What happened this year on the web? Every December, Google releases its top searches. (Everyone interested in search engine optimization, internet marketing, or people in general will probably …

24 Tips to Writing Good B2B and B2C Content

Writing content for an online audience is telling a story that people would want to hear, and communicating something that could help someone else. But how do I know what to say? Who am I actually writing for? What’s the difference between content for B2B and B2C markets? At GHI Internet Services, we’ve been writing content for an online …

Reading on the Internet … and Human Flourishing

In the 1830s, a French aristocrat by the name of Alexis de Tocqueville traveled to America and wrote about its democratic character. While Tocqueville claimed that democracy was inevitable (fighting against its coming was like arguing with “the Providence of God”), he maintained that democracy wasn’t an absolute evil or an absolute …

Ask the Experts: How to Create an SEO-Friendly Website

If you want to reap the benefits of having an online presence, your site must be SEO-friendly. If done correctly, search engine optimization (SEO) — the process of ranking higher in the search engines for specific keywords and phrases — is an extremely valuable marketing tool in a company’s arsenal. SEO means high rankings (increased …

Responsive Site Load Time: 18.24 Seconds

The average load time for a responsive, e-retail site is 18.24 seconds, Internet Retailer found last month. (They examined 12 sites from the US and UK over a month-long period, using a variety of connections.) But just how long is 18.24 seconds? In that time — The average person will blink 3 – 4 times. A hummingbird will flap its wing 1,276 …