Top 10 SEO Tips for Small Business Owners 2018

As we head into 2018, take a look at the top 10 SEO tips for small small business owners. Provided you have a real responsive website! Top 10 SEO Tips for Small Business Owners Is SEO Important? A recent survey asked 20,000 U.S businesses to assess sources of leads and sales and respondents indicated the ...

Why Backlinks Are Important to Small Business

Why BackLinks Are Important to Small Business – Long known to help with SEO, there are two easy ways to to build backlinks, and one very bad way. Why Backlinks Are Important to Small Business If you’d like proof that backlinks are important, why do all the “build your own” website builders and all the ...

Small Business Content Marketing Guide

Small Business Content Marketing Guide – The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How Guide for Small Business Owners. Small Business Content Marketing Guide Traditional marketing is becoming less and less effective by the minute; as a forward-thinking business owner there has to be a better way. Small Business Content Marketing Guide Content Marketing – Who, ...

How Much Does Small Business SEO Cost?

How Much Does Small Business SEO Cost? It largely depends on if it’s associated with a website, a business blog, or both. The payoff is with Content Marketing. How Much Does Small Business SEO Cost? SEO pricing is quite literally all over the map. In a nutshell, SEO is not as easy to nail down ...

5 Ways to Market a Small Business (In a Digital World)

5 Ways to Market a Small Business in a Digital World – Find out how content marketing increases exposure in Google Search Returns. Summer 2017 Small Business Report 5 Ways to Market a Small Business (In a Digital World) The April 2017 ComScore Mobile Insights Report is a real eye-opener for ANY small business owner.  ...

Long Tail Content Marketing For a Small Business

The biggest benefit of long tail content marketing for a small business is simple – These web searches are generally farther along in the buying cycle, and easier to convert. Long Tail Content Marketing For a Small Business Today, SEO is the art of meeting internet searchers at the point of their needs. Google calls ...

10 Questions to Ask Your Website Developer

10 Questions to Ask Your Website Developer – Here are 10 Must-Ask Questions to ask any website developer. A Small Business Guide to Hiring a Website Company. 10 Questions to Ask Your Website Developer – Small Business Guide It sometimes seems that everyone knows a handful of “website designers”. Most anyone CAN build a website. ...

RIP Digital Marketing – We Will Miss You

It’s over. Digital Marketing is no more. We don’t get online. We don’t stream over anything. It’s not digital anymore. It’s just marketing. RIP Digital Marketing – We Will Miss You For those of us that are old enough to remember waiting for Mom to get off the phone so we could “get online”, we ...

Content Marketing vs Inbound Marketing

Content Marketing vs Inbound Marketing – As a small business owner, you need to know the difference. A guide to successfully navigate Digital Marketing. Content Marketing vs Inbound Marketing – Web It 101 If you read our Problems with Content Marketing you already know that one of the biggest problems with digital marketing is it has ...

Inbound Marketing in Spartanburg – Content Marketing

Inbound Marketing in Spartanburg and Upstate SC – Convert new prospects into customers through Social Media and Google/ Bing Search Results. Inbound Marketing in Spartanburg – Content Marketing Let’s start with an example. You own a business in the Tampa Bay Florida area. Your business is in a strip plaza. You have a small problem ...

3 Big Small Business SEO Trends in 2017

There are 3 Big Small Business SEO Trends in 2017 – Structured Data, Mobile-First Indexing and HTTPS. For bigger businesses, AMP comes into play. 3 Big Small Business SEO Trends in 2017 While AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) took the stage in 2016, AMP is now best suited for news organizations, though that may change down the ...

Content Marketing In Spartanburg – Grow your Google Footprint

Webit 101 provides affordable content marketing in Spartanburg SC and the surrounding upstate SC area along with Google Best Practices SEO. Google Partner. Content Marketing In Spartanburg – Web It 101 Nearly every day, Google updates their search algorithm. Nearly every week, Facebook updates their algorithm and forces more businesses to pay to reach local ...

Responsive Website Design in Spartanburg

Looking for affordable mobile-friendly website design in Spartanburg? With our websites across the US and internationally, Web It 101 leads the way. Mobile-Friendly Responsive Website Design in Spartanburg Now we know there are DYI website builders that don’t offer any SEO, let alone Google Best Practices SEO. Maybe they are OK for your little league ...

SEO in Spartanburg

Does your website need a kick? Are you searching for SEO in Spartanburg and Upstate SC? Good, Old-Fashioned, Friendly Guidance featuring Google Best Practices. SEO in Spartanburg – Upstate SC If your website fell in the forest, would anyone hear it? Unlike “the build your own” sites, our website designs have full blown Google Best Practices ...

SEO Best Practices in 2017 Part 5 – Local SEO

The last of a 5 part series on SEO – SEO Best Practices in 2017 Part 5 focuses on local SEO and how this factors in the age of smartphones. SEO Best Practices in 2017 Part 5 – Local SEO In Part 1, we explained that Website Performance provides the building blocks of SEO. Later ...

SEO Best Practices in 2017 – Part 4 Website Freshness

In Part 3, we looked at Website Authority. In SEO Best Practices for 2017 – Part 4, we look at website freshness and how this it impacts SEO on your website. SEO Best Practices in 2017 – Part 4 : Website Freshness In Part 1, we explained how Website Performance provides the building blocks of ...

SEO Best Practices in 2017 – Part 3 Website Authority

SEO Best Practices in 2017 – Part 3. In Part 2 we looked at On-Page SEO Basics. In SEO Best Practices in 2017 – Part 3, we look at Webpage Authority. SEO Best Practices in 2017 – Part 3 In Part 1, we explained how Website Performance is the building block of SEO. In Part 2 ...

SEO Best Practices in 2017 – Part 2 of 5 On-Page SEO

SEO Best Practices in 2017 – Part 2. In Part 1 we looked at website performance. In Part 2 we look at on-page SEO and how that factors into increasing SEO. SEO Best Practices in 2017 – Part 2 of 5 In Part 1 we looked at the new Google Mobile First Indexing, and how ...

SEO Best Practices in 2017 – Part 1 of 5

SEO Best Practices in 2017 – With the Google Mobile First Indexing announcement in November, there are big changes afoot. Stay ahead in 2017 with this guide. SEO Best Practices in 2017 Part 1 This is the 1st of a 5 part series on SEO best practices in 2017, and how Web It 101 can ...

Free Online Business Grader – Check Your Business Online

Have you ever wondered how your customers see you online? Use the Free Online Business Grader, and get your free online listing and reputation report today. Free Online Business Grader – Check Your Business Online Today We live in an online world. Gone are the days where your customers had to be home at a ...

8 SEO Myths to Leave Behind in 2017

The last quarter of 2016 brought big changes at Google. Here are 8 SEO myths to leave behind in 2017. These are the rules- do what Google tells you to do. 8 SEO Myths to Leave Behind in 2017 1.) Myth – It’s OK to have an old website that is not mobile-friendly (no one ...

5 Things You Must Do For Google Mobile First Indexing

Google Mobile First Indexing – 5 things you must do for Google Mobile First Indexing – Why is Google changing their website indexing to mobile? 5 Things You Must Do For Google Mobile First Indexing Google’s desktop indexing has been around since the very beginning of Google Search. Why is it now abandoned and pushed ...

What is Mobile First Indexing?

What is Mobile First Indexing? What we learned in early 2015 about “mobile-friendly” was the first shoe. Now at the end of 2016 the other shoe has dropped. Ever since Google announced back in early 2015 that mobile friendly websites would get a boost in mobile rankings, we’ve cautiously waited for the other shoe to ...

An Eye-Opening Chat with a Content Marketing Manager

Stop me if you have heard this before. I had a rather eye-opening chat with a Content Marketing Manager from a rather large marketing firm. An Eye-Opening Chat with a Content Marketing Manager So I stopped at a bar/restaurant a couple Saturdays ago for a cold one and a young woman comes in (I won’t ...

The Biggest Problems With Content Marketing

One of the biggest problems with content marketing is that too many marketers do not know the first thing about marketing. Here are the biggest issues. The Biggest Problems With Content Marketing One of the biggest problems with Content Marketing? Most marketers today have fallen into the Valley of the Buzzwords. Marketing today, tomorrow and ...

How Does Google Rank Websites?

How Does Google Rank Websites? Bet your friend a drink because you’ll win the bet. The answer is Google ranks Webpages, not Websites. How Does Google Rank Websites? (Hint: They Don’t) If you own a small business, we are pretty certain your voicemail and email are filled with “Your Website needs this or that.” Web ...

Small Business Guide To Responsive Websites

Too many business owners are misinformed. Wondering about the best approach for a website? Read the Web It 101 Small Business Guide to Responsive Websites. Small Business Guide To Responsive Websites It’s been over 4 years since Google recommended responsive website design in their guide to responsive websites and 16 months since they changed the ...

Content Marketing 101 For Small Business

Content Marketing 101 – Content Marketing, also known as Inbound Marketing, when combined with Google best practice SEO attracts inactive and active buyers. Updated 01-07-17 With Information on the Google Mobile First Indexing Initiative Content Marketing 101 For Small Business In the advertising world, all marketing comes down to just two methods. Push and Pull. ...

2016 State of Small Business Websites

The new 2016 state of small business websites Restive study hit the streets in late August, and it’s an eye-opener for small business owners. 2016 State of Small Business Websites This Restive report looked at 5000 small-business websites, choosing the The Inc® 5000 fastest growing private U.S. companies. A thorough review of these sites provides ...

Disadvantages of DIY Website Builders

Wix, Weebly, Square and more all want your money. What you need to know about DIY website builders. DIY Website Builders – What You Need to Know Before You Get Started DIY Website Builders – What You Need to Know – This is a list of the most common disadvantages of DIY website builders that ...

Google Best Practices For a Business Blog

Unfamiliar with the term “interstitials”? They could be ruining your lead generation. In this article, we focus on Google Best Practices For a Business Blog. Google Best Practices For a Business Blog First things first: This is nowhere near a comprehensive guide to Business Blogging. There are books for that. OR you could hire the ...

10 SEO Tips for Small Business

10 SEO Tips for Small Business – Content marketing and SEO go hand-in-hand. Here are 10 “Must-Know” Tips on SEO for Content Marketing. 10 SEO Tips for Small Business Maybe you’ve wondered why your competition has a leg up on you online. Perhaps you’ve gotten the emails and phone calls about “Be #1 on Google!”. ...

Why Google Does Not Rank My Website

You paid a friend to build a site, or you struggled through a website builder like Wix and now you’re asking yourself, Why Google Does Not Rank My Website? Why Google Does Not Rank My Website It’s been a few weeks or months since your brand new business website went live, and it’s not showing ...

High Tech Companies With Low Tech Web Presence

You see it all the time; high tech companies with low tech web presence. And you ask yourself, “is this company still in business?” High Tech Companies With Low Tech Web Presence It’s almost laughable, if it wasn’t so sad. It doesn’t matter if you are looking through the Federal Government System for Award Management ...

10 Signs You Need a Website Designer Fast

A well-designed, mobile-responsive website is a must-have for business owners of every type. Here are 10 signs you need a website designer fast. Web It 101 – 10 Signs You Need a Website Designer Here at Web It 101, we have not one, but two clients, that have spent 10’s of thousands of dollars with ...

How To Be On The First Page on Google

We all know Google is by far the most popular search engine, so here is a guide on how to be on the first page on Google. How To Be On The First Page On Google Adwords. It’s not a joke. Do some keyword research, pick a keyword, spend a boatload of money, and you’ll ...

8 Reasons Why Your Business Blog Sucks

Here at Web It 101, we all too frequently see plenty of reasons why your business blog sucks.  8 Reasons Why Your Business Blog Sucks Not having time is no longer an option. Your Business Blog is the genesis of your content marketing. A more tactical approach is now required to turn passive readers into email ...

How Does Content Marketing Work?

How does Content Marketing work? How most people think it works is far different from the real world. Content Marketing, Social Media and SEO work together in a synergy that no modern media or traditional advertising can match. How Does Content Marketing Work? The common perception in the small business market – How most people ...

How Not to Save Money on a Website

Over the years we’ve heard countless excuses from people who are bound and determined to save money on a website. Usually it comes down two things. How Not to Save Money on a Website All business owners want to save money on a website. It only makes sense. No one wants to overpay. But generally ...

Does Anyone Use Business Cards Anymore?

Business cards seem quaint.  Like shoe sized cell phones, keeping the yellow pages by your home phone, Polaroid cameras.heck, even Kodak cameras. WellOf course we still use business cards.  You can’t work the floor of a show (like the recently concluded CES) without them.  Why?  They have your web page printed on them.  Google reports ...

5 SEO Tips for Social Media in 2016

Does Social Media increase your webpage ranking? Consider these 5 SEO Tips for Social Media in 2016 when thinking about your social media and SEO. 5 SEO Tips for Social Media in 2016 Using Social Media to increase website keyword ranking is not just about creating and posting great content, it’s about promoting that content ...

Successful Content Marketing and SEO

If you are planning on starting a digital marketing plan, know the basics on how successful content marketing and SEO go hand-in-hand. Successful Content Marketing and SEO It’s best to think of SEO as spaghetti sauce. Not one sits and eats it out of a jar. But when you use it, it touches everything. That ...

5 SEO Best Practices in 2016 – Part 5 of 5

In Part 1, we established that a mobile-friendly website is critical. For over a year, there are more Google searches on phones, than pads, laptops and desktops combined. “Nuff said”. In Part 2, We took a look at creating relevant, holistic, consumer focused content and how that integrates with SERP (Search Engine Return Pages). In ...

5 SEO Best Practices in 2016 – Part 4 of 5

In Part 1, we established that a mobile-friendly website is critical. For over a year, there are more Google searches on phones, than pads, laptops and desktops combined. “Nuff said”. In Part 2, We took a look at creating relevant, holistic, consumer focused content and how that integrates with SERP (Search Engine Return Pages). In ...

Small Business Mobile Friendly Websites

Since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, smartphones have permeated our lives. Small business mobile friendly websites are a must have. Small Business Mobile Friendly Websites Smart phones are all around us. These devices allow for communication, e-commerce, and social interaction on a level never previously seen. This creates tremendous opportunities for every business ...

Small Business Digital Marketing Checklist

Here at Web It 101, we have created a small business digital marketing checklist for business owners. Here’s what prompted us getting it done. Not long ago I attended a networking event with local business owners. One nice fellow was talking about the new website he built for his janitorial company. When I pulled it ...

As Google Changes, So Should Your Website

For about 20 years, web searches were constant. Over the last 5 years, there have been many changes to search. As Google changes, so should your website. As Google Changes, So Should Your Website For almost 2 decades, the user interface for search remained unchanged. You visited a search engine like Yahoo, then later Google. ...

5 SEO Best Practices in 2016 – Part 3 of 5

In Part 1, we established that a mobile-friendly website is critical. For over a year, there are more Google searches on phones, than pads, laptops and desktops combined. “Nuff said”. In Part 2, We took a look at creating relevant, holistic, consumer focused content and how that integrates with SERP (Search Engine Return Pages). This ...

5 SEO Best Practices in 2016 – Part 2 of 5

In Part 1, we established that a mobile-friendly website is critical. Part 2 of our 5 SEO Best Practices in 2016 focuses on relevant content and SEO tips. This is the 2nd of a 5 part series on SEO best practices in 2016, and how Web It can bring life to your online presence. These are ...

5 SEO Best Practices in 2016 – Part 1 of 5

Not much has changed since 2015, but if you look back to 2014, there have been some significant trends. Part 1 of 5 SEO best practices in 2016. This is the 1st of a 5 part series on SEO best practices in 2016, and how Web It can bring life to your online presence. These ...