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SEO Intern: What I Learned at FourFront

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 On my first day at FourFront LLC, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Maybe that’s an exaggeration. I had 3 years worth of marketing classes, and I knew that SEO meant “being higher on Google” or something like that. Other than that, I

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SEO

Frequently Asked Questions about FAQ pages

Updated: Dec 04, 2017 After a review of a new client’s website, SEO companies will often recommend a Frequently Asked Questions page if one doesn’t already exist. When executed effectively, an FAQ page provides a valuable resource to meet a host of user needs: Provide detailed or specific information about

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SEO

Ranking Fluctuations: What to Look For

Updated: Nov 17, 2017 Ranking Fluctuations: Causes and Effects A fact of SEO life is that your rankings are going to fluctuate. People tend to panic when they see ranking fluctuations, thinking they did something wrong, something broke on their site, or that their SEO partner is doing something they

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SEO

5 Reasons You Should be Using Long Tail Keywords

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 Long tail keywords contain 3 or more words and are more specific than short tail keywords. They are often less competitive and have less search volume than short tail, but reach a more defined target audience. A study on Amazon user habits revealed that consumers benefit

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SEO

10 Common SEO Mistakes in a Website Redesign

Updated: Aug 29, 2017 A rebranding strategy often involves radical changes to a brand’s logo, name, image, and advertising themes with the intention of developing a new identity in the minds of consumers. Rebranding is common when a company wants to differentiate from competitors, eliminate negative image, or enter into

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Better Classification of Paid Search Queries
PPC

How to Better Classify Your Paid Search Queries in Google Analytics

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 Measuring how effective your Branded and Non-Branded keywords are performing is important in optimizing any paid search campaign. Many PPC managers will include branded terms and queries to improve their Conversion and Paid search user engagement metrics. Branded terms have a higher Click-Through-Rate (CTR) than generic

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SEO

How to Set Up Site Search Tracking and Gain Actionable insights

Updated: Aug 14, 2017 Back in the heyday of SEO, Google gave us bountiful keyword data, rich with information and insights into users search patterns both on and off websites. But in 2013, Google changed to secure search, meaning keyword data is no longer passed along to site owners or

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SEO

Bing vs Google: SEO Strategy Across Search Engines

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 When designing an SEO strategy, it is common to either consider all search engines the same or only focus on one. It is easy to disregard Bing and other Google competitors since Google is the most-used search engine in the US with 64.0% market share, but

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SEO

A Brief Guide to Heading Tags

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 If you asked a room full of SEO professionals what their advice would be to improve the quality of their site, you would probably hear some of the following: “…high-quality backlinks…” “…well-written content…” “…meta-data, alt tags, consistent file naming structure…” One of the fundamentals of SEO

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On Page SEO Mistakes
SEO

10 On-Page SEO Mistakes to Avoid When Crafting New Content

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 Content marketing professionals routinely miss important website search optimization steps. These on-page SEO mistakes can make a big difference in a site’s search rankings. As new to SEO as I am, I’ve quickly learned that optimizing web content is a bit of a paradox. Writing content

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SEO

‘Near Me’ Searches: Best Ways to Optimize for Local SEO

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 We live in a time when people need answers, NOW. With a rise in people needing information on the fly, local SEO becomes even more important. Websites need to be optimized to answer questions quickly and efficiently. Consumers are starting to search in different ways in

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SEO

4 Tips for YouTube SEO

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 4 Tips for YouTube SEO YouTube has quickly become a dominant factor in search rankings and online presence, and applying these YouTube SEO tips is an important part of a search marketing strategy. YouTube can be a very valuable resource if your company decides it fits

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Company News

FourFront Volunteers at Cradles to Crayons

Updated: Aug 14, 2017 FourFront recognizes the importance of giving back to the community in which we live and work. This month, we volunteered our time at Cradles to Crayons, a great Charity that provides children living in low- income and homeless situations with the essential items they need to

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Google Analytics
SEO

How to Track Branded and Non-Branded Traffic in Google Analytics

Updated: Sep 29, 2016 How do you determine how much of your traffic from Google search is branded or non-branded traffic? Or how much of your traffic from Google search comes from a specific query? We can do this by looking into Google Analytics. Follow these steps to determine Branded

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SEO

3 Reasons Link Building is Useless and What to do Instead

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 One of the most frequent questions I get asked by clients is why we don’t practice link building. There are many misconceptions about this buzzy SEO practice. Here at FourFront, we don’t do it and it’s important to know why. A Short History of Link Building

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Concatenation with SEO
SEO

Using Concatenation to Excel at Technical SEO

Updated: Jun 05, 2019 One of the arguably most exciting aspects of technical SEO is researching URLs that return 404 errors and writing 301 redirects for as many of these rogue broken links as possible. Some 404s cannot and shouldn’t be redirected. These are items in your store that have

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SEO

Understanding Auction Insights Statistics (Google Adwords)

Updated: Jul 28, 2016 Auction Insights report in Google AdWords is a powerful tool which lets you compare your AdWords performance to other advertisers and competitors participating in the same auctions as you are. This information can help you make decisions to improve your AdWords performance. SAMPLE AUCTION INSIGHTS REPORT

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