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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th February 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 48
Posted By consultant1027
Re: SEMrush Position Rank Tracking Inaccurate Unreliable

Sort of a false alarm. It turns out it IS due to Local Pack Results and not having entered the business name into SEMrush, just the domain name. All is good.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th February 2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 48
Posted By consultant1027
SEMrush Position Rank Tracking Inaccurate Unreliable

I know a lot of people use SEMrush (including myself). I'm been a bit disappointed lately as it appears the accuracy of their positon tracking is pretty unreliable compared to other position...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 14
Posted By consultant1027
Rank Track That Calcs Total Visibility Factoring KW Volume, Pos & Relevance?

I've used a couple rank trankers that give you estimated total visibility and total search traffic. The latter factors in both the keyword position and the estimated average monthly search volume. ...
Forum: Social Media 4th June 2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 61
Posted By consultant1027
Tips on running a Photo Contest?

Thinking of running a photo contest to bring more traffic to our social media channels. Wondering if anyone has an experience and insights?

I'm assuming the best platform to run it on is...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 9th April 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Can Someone Be Directing People to Click on our Adwords Ad?

I mean could someone being doing something like this. (This isn't my site niche).

Beware of site claiming to send referral business for drone jobs by requesting a monthly fee. They take the fees...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 7th April 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By consultant1027
Can Someone Be Directing People to Click on our Adwords Ad?

We're seeing a jump in Adwords clicks without changes to account. The other day I was thinking, what is preventing someone from creating a fake review site, or distributing an article that instead...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Best Place to Broadcast An Official Press Release?

Don't some of the broadcast services like PrWeb or PrLog give you the ability to filter to local sources?

Also, is it best practice to post your news release on your website THEN submit to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By consultant1027
How to determine Facebook Ad Impression Share Metrics?

Is there any metric or reporting feature to determine what percentage of total possible impressions with your audience your ad is appearing in, and, if the percentage is low, can you determine if...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th March 2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By consultant1027
Best Place to Broadcast An Official Press Release?

Can anyone recommend a site or site(s) to broadcast an official company press release on?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st September 2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By consultant1027
How Best to Index an FAQ - When/Where to use Canonical?

So I have a large FAQ with 6 categoies, each category has 5-6 questions with lengthy multi-paragraph answers.

From a user-friendly objective standpoint, it makes sense for the site navigation...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 20th July 2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By consultant1027
Organic Rank Tracker That Includes Average Adwords Position?

I'm looking for a tool that I don't think exists.

Even companies that are killing it at SEO are always going to have some significant holes as it's virtually impossible to rank in the top 3 in a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th May 2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By consultant1027
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th May 2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By consultant1027
RE: Best First Backlinks for Brand New Website?

What's a good site to use to distribute a press release?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th May 2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 53
Posted By consultant1027
Best SEO Strategy for Franchises?

In the case where a business has franchises (not talking McDonalds, but maybe a small business that has offices 8-10 offices each in a different state) what's the best SEO Strategy?

Obviously you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd May 2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By consultant1027
Best First Backlinks for Brand New Website?

Realizing building backlinks to quickly or choosing spammy sites can negatively effect SEO, what do people recommend as the very first few "no brainer" sites to build backlinks on for a brand new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By consultant1027
Should I Split Website Into Two Sites

I'm creating a website for a new company that offers several related services. They want to have a main corporate website that has pages for all their services. However, they want to have a second...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 22nd March 2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 35
Posted By consultant1027
Google Location Intent Targeting Flaws?

On Campaigns set to target Location Intent only ("People searching for, or who show interest in my targeted location") this would match for potentially anyone in the world including the word...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 16th February 2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By consultant1027
RE: Any Insight into Adwords Local Search Ad Display Criteria? Google Maps Results

Yes, I know all that. But 95% of the cases I'm looking at there are NO ads, zilch, nada. You are describing factors that enter into an auction against other advertisers. Google displays like 10...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 16th February 2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By consultant1027
Any Insight into Adwords Local Search Ad Display Criteria? Google Maps Results

I've set up location extensions and campaign bid by location settings. Yet the display of my local search ads in Google Maps search results is extremely inconsistent. Has anyone done any...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 24th January 2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By consultant1027
Tool To Count Total Conversions By Individual Word?

I'm wondering if there is a tool out there (most likely 3rd party) that would take a search term report and then tally the number of conversions for each individual word appearing in the report.
...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 23rd January 2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By consultant1027
Adwords Duplicate Keywords with Different Match Types - Good or Bad?

If you have the following keywords in an Ad Group advertising for a product, let's for example call it "target" product

[target product]
"target product"
+target +product

I've found that the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th January 2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By consultant1027
Which Rank Tracker Include Local 3-Pack?

Granted the Local 3-pack is heavily influenced by the distance between the user and the business, when you actually include the city name in the search, the local 3 pack result is much more...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 11th January 2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By consultant1027
What's a typical phone call conversion rate on Adwords?

Tracking conversions via phone call can be challenging. The Adwords phone ads only register a conversion if someone clicks on the phone number from their mobile phone. In many cases a landing page on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th September 2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 98
Posted By consultant1027
Launch Placeholder Site ASAP or Wait for Full Site?

It can take some time for a new business website to get picked up by all the search engines and indexed.

Let's assume it's going to take a month to build your new full-fledged business website. ...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th September 2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Selecting A Business Name & Domain Name - New Business Branding

Here's the problem though. In the example I am thinking about, new business is going to be generated 90% of the time by people searching for the service not the brand name.

Anyone searching for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By consultant1027
Embed Video from YouTube, Vimeo or Wistia?

I believe Vimeo has the advantages of being able to embed your video on your website without advertising and the ability to brand the player with your company name. Can't do that with YouTube. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st September 2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Using Different Domains for Departments?

I didn't think IP address was a major consideration, as a very large server could host a couple hundred totally unrelated websites on the same IP address?

However if the sites are crosslinking AND...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th September 2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By consultant1027
Using Different Domains for Departments?

Have a situation where a company is in several different lines of business. For example, let's say the company does single family home construction, multi-family apartment/condo building...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th September 2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By consultant1027
Selecting A Business Name & Domain Name - New Business Branding

I would assume it is best to list a new business name with a few keywords. What I mean is, let's say the new business does real estate photography and the name selected is 'BigShot' (just an...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 12th September 2016, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By consultant1027
Proxy Service for Reviews?

I've got a client that offers services to groups of visitors. He's finding a lot of their Yelp reviews are being filtered because (we suspect) they are writing them after returning home so the...
Forum: Programming 18th August 2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 98
Posted By consultant1027
Need Proxy Service Recommendation

Running a custom PHP scraping script and need to periodically rotate to a new IP every X minutes or every X HTTP requests. Need decent performance for accessing U.S. hosts. ProxyRack.com looks...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd May 2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By consultant1027
Anyone used RankPay in recent months?

I've been doing SEO for about 10 years now (subset of a larger service offering.) A couple years ago, I had a couple clients with small budgets so I suggested we try RankPay. They had initial...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 22nd March 2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By consultant1027
Anyone Tried Yelp 'Enhanced' Business Listing?

Let me first say that I have a love hate relationship with Yelp. Depending on the niche, Yelp can be a significant source of leads for a local business and worth the advertising spend. BUT, Yelp is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th January 2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By consultant1027
Using Website Templates

I would seem logical to me that using websites templates insteading doing html/css design from scratch would have a disadvantage from an SEO perspective. Obviously the text and images would differ...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 18th January 2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Should You Add Location Name in Location Intent Adwords Campaigns

This is not accurate. A person in San Francisco, CA, who is planning on going on vacation in Seattle, can go to Yelp from their computer in San Francisco, set the location setting to seattle and...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 18th January 2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By consultant1027
Re: How Are Adwords Duplicate Keyword Matches Handled?

I think Don might actually be right if your max CPC for the duplicate keywords is not identical. If all other things are equal, the keyword with the highest max CPC is going to win.

So here's my...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 16th January 2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By consultant1027
Re: How Are Adwords Duplicate Keyword Matches Handled?

I've seen in more than one place a reference to duplicate keywords being bad as they produce "unexpected results." Well, unexpected doesn't say whether they result was positive or negative! LOL.
...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 16th January 2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Should You Add Location Name in Location Intent Adwords Campaigns

This brings up an interesting question. You are advocating to not use the built-in Campaign Location Intent Geotargeting setting and instead just creating a wide Location based campaign with only...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 14th January 2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Should You Add Location Name in Location Intent Adwords Campaigns

In a campaign with geotargeting that includes search intent, the exact match keyword:

[mountain bikes]

will match the search: Seattle Mountain Bikes, if Seattle, WA USA is one of the locations...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 13th January 2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By consultant1027
Should You Add Location Name in Location Intent Adwords Campaigns

Let's say you had an Adwords Campaign with geotarget intent only with Seattle, WA USA.

I'm changing the keywords but this is an actual example.

You have phrase match "seattle mountain bikes"
...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 13th January 2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By consultant1027
How Are Adwords Duplicate Keyword Matches Handled?

In same cases there may be accounts that have keyword overlap. For example, you might have a campaign where the geographic targeting in the user's location only and another campaign that is the same...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th January 2016, 07:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 220
Posted By consultant1027
Local Rank Tracking - Google Maps & Yelp ?

I've been doing SEO for over 10 years and Local SEO has gotten a lot more and more important in recent years due primarily to Google making Google Place (Maps) listings more prominent in an larger...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 8th January 2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Pause or Lower Bid on Low CTR, Low Quality Score Keywords?

dburk, I already do exactly what you described. My question is, assuming you have very specifically targeted Ad Groups that have all exact and phrase match keywords already. If you have very poorly...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 7th January 2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By consultant1027
Pause or Lower Bid on Low CTR, Low Quality Score Keywords?

in Adwords, if you add a lot of broad match search terms to an ad group (in many cases this can be a strategy, INITIALLY, to try to uncover the best performing 'long tail keywords'), and you know...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 5th January 2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By consultant1027
Google Ad Conversion Optimization - Is it reliable / wise?

I typially rotate my ads evenly to test different ad performance. I'm not testing variations as often anymore so I only have two variations per ad group. However some of these ads are brand new. I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd December 2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By consultant1027
Google Mobile Usability Data Often Inconsistent, Unreliable & Confusing?

Examples:

In Webmaster tools, Mobile Usability is showing "Content not sized to viewport" for 2 of 7 total pages. The funny thing is all 7 pages on the website use a server side header include...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th December 2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By consultant1027
Local: Prevent Address From Being Displayed - Apple Maps, Superpages, etc.

I know Google Places, Bing and Yelp all allow you to opt to hide your physical address for businesses that are home based and/or by appointment only that don't want their home address out there...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th December 2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By consultant1027
Local SEO: UPS Store versus PO Box

I have a home based business. I know on the likes of Google Places, you can opt to hide your physical address. However I'm concerned there's risk of my home address still finding it's way into...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 13th November 2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Why No Adwords Exclude By Search Intent Area?

Yes, it is definitely the small minority of searches but if you are advertising on a variety of related services, especially in a competetive niche, the searches with geographic keywords outside the...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 12th November 2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By consultant1027
Why No Adwords Exclude By Search Intent Area?

In many cases you want to target users in a geographic area with services only offered in that area. However, many users will not include the targeted area name in their search keywords. In...
Forum: Social Media 4th November 2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By consultant1027
Best Reputation Mgmt Services?

What services out there do people recommend for doing reputation management. I mean self-serve reputation management tools, not hiring someone to do it for you. Who's the 800 lbs Gorillas in the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd November 2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By consultant1027
New Site Index Status Delay - How Long

On new sites that have no inbound links, how long typically does it take to get indexed after you first submit it from the Crawl utility in Webmaster tools? (No sitemap)
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 12th October 2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Should I Use Location Extensions?

You would guess first in cases where the data accumulation is so slow, it may take many months to accumulate enough data to be statistically significant and reliable. Unfortunately the four accounts...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 12th October 2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Initial Quality Score & Resetting

I'm not sure I buy this. I swear I even tried it a few years ago when I was working on campaigns but it's been a while. This would mean, any advertisers with keywords with a QS less than 6 that...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 12th October 2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Pausing Keywords with Ads Not Showig Top Right - Anyone do this?

We're essentially talking about the same thing using different terminology. Yes it is about maximum profit, but max profit PERCENTAGE per unit sold. Let's say you sell 10-cent items, and in one month...
Forum: Pay Per Click/Search Engine Marketing (PPC/SEM) 12th October 2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By consultant1027
Re: Pausing Keywords with Ads Not Showig Top Right - Anyone do this?

When talking maximizing ROI, it doesn't matter how much credit I give them. All other things being equal if the longer headline has a higher conversion rate, it has a higher conversion rate, even if...
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