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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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SEO

How to Increase (and Measure!) 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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SEO

Local Search Emulator

How To Check Google Search Results for Different Locations Do you need to test local search results remotely? Would you like to monitor and compare your Google search results from multiple places? If you are doing Local SEO, it is critical to have the ability to monitor Google search results

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SEO

Emerging Markets Based on Search Patterns

Updated: 4/27/2020 Search interest patterns are valuable insights into how users are searching for products, often revealing interest before those products and industries actually begin to grow. By closely monitoring trends around different search patterns, we will be able to predict which industries are emerging as legitimate business opportunities in

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SEO

How to Build E-A-T Assets for Your Website

In an effort to remove low quality content from search results, Google created a set of requirements for estimating the trustworthiness of content. These requirements are known as E-A-T (Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness) and Google first mentioned them in the 2014 publication: Search Quality Guidelines. E.A.T requirements are applied to

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What Makes a Good SEO Company? Let’s Play 20 Questions.

Many of our clients worked with another SEO agency before they worked with us. And typically, when we ask them about their previous experience, we don’t hear many positive tales. This isn’t surprising (why else would they leave, right?) but it can be instructive. Here’s what we hear most often:

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