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How to Increase Mobile Conversion Rate

How do you get more conversions from mobile website users? The basic answer is to create a seamless, delightful user experience (UX), specifically when your site is viewed on mobile screen sizes. In fact, building a “user-friendly” website has now become nearly synonymous with building a “mobile-friendly” website. This is

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SEO

12 Best Practices for Writing Website Content

12 Best Practices for Writing Good Website Content It is imperative for a company to be creating compelling and attractive content if they want to obtain organic visibility for their site. The search results on Google have become too competitive to expect to drive users to your site without thorough

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How to find local search volume
SEO

How to Find Local Search Volume

HOW TO COLLECT LOCAL SEARCH VOLUME Local keyword research is the process of finding keywords that are searched by users with a local intent. This can include searching for local businesses to visit in the near future or examining local options through reviews or other online resources. It is especially

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SEO

The 10 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO

A strong SEO campaign starts with one thing: strong keyword research. Keyword research is the basis for all SEO efforts. Whether you’re launching a new product or service, or you’re keeping up with the demands of your current market, keyword research is going to be the cornerstone of ensuring you

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Large text "How to Submit Your Website to Google (And Other Search Engines) on top of Blue abstract digital background with a screenshot of a Google message saying "URL is on Google."
SEO

How to Submit URLs and Websites to Search Engines

This post was collaboratively researched and written by Ben Swofford and Ben Pearl. Properly submitting a website or webpage to Google (and other search engines) is a critical step to ensure your content can successfully drive traffic and other business goals for your website. You can’t simply hit “publish” and expect your URLs

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SEO

Is SEO a Good Career?

This post was collaboratively researched and written by Ben Swofford and Dan Bowden. The simple answer is yes, SEO is a good career. SEO professionals can make good money, achieve a comfortable work/life balance, find a position in the industry that suits their natural skill set, and challenge themselves creatively. An increase

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SEO

13 SEO Trends to Watch in 2022

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is a powerful digital marketing discipline to attract users searching for your brand’s product or services. And as marketers ought to know, SEO is constantly evolving. To jumpstart your SEO strategy in 2022, it’s important to realize what’s on the horizon – and what to

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SEO for a Medical Practice
SEO

SEO For a Medical Practice

  SEO is especially important for a medical practice as there is a competitive marketplace, opportunities for unique content strategy, and heightened standards in the medical industry. A medical practice can be understood as any healthcare provider of any size, although many SEO considerations apply especially to small private practices

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SEO

Using Open Source Software for building SEO Tools

A Live Demo of the Apache OpenNLP Project: NameFinder URL to pull Names From: Submit Clear Open source has many great projects for helping SEO Tool developers. Here I created a live demo of an AI Natural Language Processing toolkit along with Java sample code. Source code can be downloaded

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Basic bar chart displaying increased brand awareness over time.
SEO

How to Measure Increased Brand Awareness

This post was collaboratively researched and written by Ben Pearl and Ben Swofford. As a marketer, one of your primary goals—whether you’re working in-house or at an agency—is to increase the awareness of your or your client’s brand. This concept of brand awareness refers to how familiar an audience is with

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UX

Helping to Grow Philadelphia’s UX Community

One of FourFront’s core values is community involvement. In this Q+A session, we throw a spotlight onto our Senior SEO Lead & UX Specialist, Ben Swofford, who exemplifies this value by volunteering his time to work with PhillyCHI. (That’s Ben, in the middle of the photo above, with his 2020

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SEO

What’s New in Google Analytics 4?

Google Analytics has come out with a new technical platform called GA4 (Google Analytics 4). This new analytics platform allows you to collect data across multiple devices and multiple platforms. It is a radical change from the currently used Universal Analytics (UA) and can present a steep learning curve to

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Core Web Vitals

Basics of Core Web Vitals: 6 Tips for Google’s Web Vitals Initiative

Web Vitals, Google’s initiative to improve user experience across the web, is coming up fast for site owners and web developers. At FourFront, we’ve created this post (as well as our own tools!) to make sure you’re covered. Already know about Core Web Vitals and looking for tips? Great! If

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SEO

SEO Checklist for Your Website Redesign

Launching a new site or redesigning your current website is exciting; your new site is new, flashy, interactive – but will it impact your SEO? A website redesign or transition can be a daunting project, so to help with the transition process, we’ve put together a checklist of questions you

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SEO

Content First SEO Strategy

A successful SEO strategy is one which puts content first.  Productive content answers the users’ queries along their digital journey when their needs and search patterns are properly assessed.  Google is sophisticated enough to know whether content is performing up to the standards of the user through behavior analytics.  It’s

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SEO

As SEO Evolves, Creativity Plays a Larger Role

When you think about the creative side of digital marketing, SEO probably isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind. Many web developers and designers would go even further, claiming that SEO kills creativity. I get requests all the time for a push-button solution to SEO. What I tell

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Company News

The Challenges of 2020 Have Helped Us Appreciate Our Communities

At FourFront, we operate in several communities. We are a work family serving a valued network of clients. We also share the Wayne Junction neighborhood with a growing community of businesses, all of whom identify with the rich history of Philadelphia. Like most companies, we were forced to make a

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