What’s it Like to Intern at ReachLocal? Hear from This SEO Intern

At ReachLocal, we’re proud to work with a number of amazing interns throughout the year looking to get more experience in the digital marketing field. One of our interns, Meha Mandhana, was kind enough to sit down with us to talk about her experience interning with the SEO team in our Plano office. Hi, Meha! Thanks so much for your time today. Why don’t you start by telling us a little bit about yourself? I am currently wrapping up my…

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A Crash Course in Google Search

Google search terms and tips

Search Engine Advertising. Local SEO. Search Engine Marketing. Search Engine Results Page. PPC. Google Maps. What do all these terms mean, much less have in common? And why on Earth should you care about them? What if I told you that today, 4 out of 5 searches on Google have local intent, and these all help your business get found by online searchers. Would that make these terms important to you? By understanding how Google works to help your business get…

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SEO & Local Citations: How Google My Business Helps You Get Found

Did you know consistent and accurate local listings is one the factors Google considers when determining what sites to show in search results? Because Google wants to provide searchers with the best and most accurate information, it looks for businesses that present a consistent presence across the web, which includes local citations like listings and review sites. One of the most valuable citations for your online presence is Google My Business. Here are a few tips that can help you…

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The 4 Best Places to Market Your Business Online

As online marketing becomes increasingly popular, there are more and more opportunities and places to market your business. As you find where your target audience is, you will figure out which niche platforms you should be advertising on, but what are the major platforms you should be on no matter what? Keep reading as I explore the top four places to market your business online. 1. Google The first platform you should be on is a slightly obvious one but…

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5 Reasons You Really Need SEO

SEO is one of only two marketing methods a business can use to improve their chances of being found on the first page of Google, Bing, and other search engines. While PPC offers instant visibility for your keywords, coupling this strategy with SEO can improve your chances of driving users to your website and allows you to present users with a better experience overall. SEO is earned by creating a website that offers high-quality, relevant information for both searchers and…

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4 SEO Violations That Can Kill Your Rank

SEO violations can damage your website’s organic visibility and make it harder for you to appear in search results. What harmful SEO tactics should you stay away from and what should you do instead? Here are four SEO violations that can kill your website in search and a few basics to keep in mind when determining your SEO tactics.  1. Black Hat SEO Search quality updates, like Panda and Penguin in Google’s search algorithm, help ensure that searchers receive the most…

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Google’s Mobile-First Indexing Update: What You Need to Know

When Google first announced in 2016 that they’d be switching to mobile-first indexing for their search rankings, there were a lot more questions than answers available. So, we are here to answer some commonly asked questions about the changes that are coming to make sure you understand exactly what this change means for you and your business. What is Google’s Mobile-First Indexing Update? Essentially what this means is that Google will start indexing the mobile version of a website first…

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3 Tips for Optimizing Web Content for Voice Search

Voice search is changing the search landscape. Where you may have once asked “best Mexican restaurant,” you may now be asking “best Mexican restaurant near the Dallas, Texas area.” People are making longer queries that use more natural speech, so it is important for your brand’s web content to be on track and updated to stay ahead as voice search overtakes text search. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple Siri, and Windows Cortana are all forms of rapidly increasing popular voice…

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Get More Leads & Grow Awareness: 3 Digital Marketing Tactics to Try

If you’re like me, you’ve probably set a New Year’s resolution for yourself. But, like me, you’ve probably already broken your resolution. If the same is true for your business, that’s okay, it is never too late to start a new resolution. Take a look at these three digital marketing tactics to get more leads and grow awareness for your business: 1. Facebook Lead Ads I would imagine that if you are doing any kind online marketing it is search…

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Why You Need Paid Search & SEO: 3 Big Reasons

So, you’ve likely heard about how important it is for your business to show up on search engines, and you’re probably wondering how you can actually show up there. First, it’s important to understand where and how you can show up in search engines. There are two places: paid results and organic results. You can show up in paid results through search engine marketing and in the organic results through search engine optimization (SEO). So, which place should you aim…

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