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Important – Add Your Business Website to the FREE Google Search Console.

Google Search Console

Philly Online Marketing has been doing internet marketing for local businesses over 20 years. Consistently we are finding businesses that had no idea they needed the Google Search Console(Formerly: Google Webmaster Tools). They thought all they needed was a website or that there website person took care of it..sorry its not that easy. The Google Search Console is an extremely important necessity for your business and the health of your website. The more places your Business is found on Google the better chance you have of getting someone to find your website. The Google Search Console assures that everything on your website is being indexed and if not it will tell you why and what needs to be fixed. It will give you most everything you need to know about the health of your website and getting your website indexed on Google correctly.

Discover how Google Searches—and the world—sees your site. These are all GREAT reasons why you need the Google Search Console:

  • Which queries(Search words) caused your site to appear in the search results?
  • Did some queries result in more traffic to your site than others so you can get more!
  • Are your product prices, company contact info, or events highlighted in rich search results?
  • Which sites are linking to your website?
  • Google’s Mobile First Indexing just rolled out July 2018 – Is your mobile site performing well for visitors searching on mobile?

Why use the Search Console?

Monitor your site’s performance in the Google Search results:

  • Make sure that Google can access your content
  • Submit new content for crawling and remove content you don’t want shown in search results
  • Create and monitor content that delivers visually engaging search results
  • Maintain your site with minimal disruption to search performance
  • Monitor and resolve malware or spam issues so your site stays clean

3 Steps To Adding Your Website Property to the Google Search Console

  1. Add Your Website to the Search Console – Try to sign in using the same Google account you use for all your business needs. When adding your website to the Search Console any change from HTTP to HTTPS represents a different website. Any change from a WWW subdomain to no subdomain is different. Your data will be wrong if the property that you have verified with Google Search Console differs from the website that Google is serving in the search results. You can tell Google your Preferred Domain
  2. Submit your XML sitemap – Its a map of all the links on your website.
  3. Verify ownership – May need to click on the “Alternate methods”

Typically it now takes a day or 2 until Google completely crawls your website. Once crawled by Google review the Search Console for website errors blocking your site from being indexed and get them fixed. You may have notifications from Google that were never addressed. It may tell you to set up Google my Business – If not set up already by all means DO IT. See what words and how many words your site is being indexed on Google as well as where each word ranks on Google(Page Position). I’m finding may of my clients are getting indexed on average for 500 to 1000 search terms(This can very widely depending on your type of business). If you see that your website is showing below these figures its probably time to get to work. You’ll need to update your website or build a new site or call in an SEO professional.

Also take a look in the Search Console under Search Traffic – Links to Your Site

Other websites that link over to your website play a primary factor in Google’s algorithm. Links Are Credibility..they give your website Authority. When many sites link to one of your web pages, even better. Link popularity works like any popularity contest. You want a lot of votes from businesses local to you and in your field of business. Preferably from other sites that already have high Credibility/Authority. However don’t buy links they need to be earned slowly over time. Buying links is a good way to get your site penalized at Google. This Links section helps you understand who links to you, what content gets linked most, and what anchor text other sites use to link to you. If you are a US based business and see several overseas URLs unrelated to your business you may have an issue which could be hurting your rankings.

Who should use the Search Console?

Anyone with a website! From generalist to specialist, from newbie to advanced, the Search Console will help you grow your business online to its fullest capacity.

Even if you don’t think you know how to use Search Console, you should be aware of it and become familiar with the basics. You might hire your webmaster or a marketing specialist to help you set up your website with Search Console. In that case, you can work with that person to ensure you have access and control to all of the reports for your website. In addition, it’s a good idea to learn all you can about how your site is performing in search results so you can make important business decisions about your site.

Once you are comfortable with the Google Search Console step 2 is to do the same for Bing by adding your website to their Search Console/Webmaster Tool.

Need Help getting Started? You can reach us at our Website – As of today the Search Console has our website indexed for 834 Search Terms!

Philly Online Marketing has helped businesses develop unique and effective digital marketing programs that drive incremental revenue opportunities so your business can get more sales and leads. Highly proficient in digital marketing including SEM, SEO, Display, Remarketing, content syndication, mobile, web design and social networking. We are Google and Yahoo/Bing Certified, Google Adwords, Google Analytics & More.  Call 484-278-6576 if you have any questions of concerns. Find out how much you never knew about your Website and how you can gain more Customers.

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3 Ways Combining Search Advertising + SEO Enhances Your Digital Marketing

SEO + PPC more results

By MELISSA WOODRING

Many people look at search advertising and SEO as two separate marketing strategies. And, while they do yield different results and can help you reach different goals, there are many ways that your search advertising and SEO efforts can complement each other and lead to a more successful strategy online. Here are three ways using search advertising and SEO can enhance your digital marketing.

1. Increase Brand Awareness

Combining search advertising and SEO provides extra exposure on the search engine results pages (SERPs), which can increase brand awareness. Even if you rank in the top spot in organic SERPs, a PPC ad at the top of the page can improve traffic by 50%. If you’re dominating both the organic and paid search results page, then your website traffic is more likely to increase.

Additionally, SEO is a long-term strategy, and it can take a little time before you start to notice your efforts paying off. So, running a paid search campaign while you’re building up your organic presence can help you see more immediate results as your ad can show while you’re working to make search engines love your website.

2. Provide Insights to Help You Improve Campaigns

The data you get from your search advertising and SEO campaigns can be analyzed and applied to other aspects of your digital marketing. Through your search advertising campaigns, you can check which keywords and text ads have the highest conversion rate and use that information to improve your SEO strategy. You can also see which keywords or phrases are bringing in the most organic visits, and use those insights to refine your PPC ads. For example, if you’re a mechanic and notice that “Tire Repair Dallas” is your top-performing organic keyword phrase, you can run search advertising campaigns around that portion of your business to attract both paid and organic traffic.

3. Help You Target the Right People & Try New Things

The data you collect from your PPC and SEO campaigns can also help you uncover details about your target audience, which can help you launch an even more integrated strategy to boost your brand and reputation online. It also gives you the flexibility to try new things. Since search advertising often yields quicker results, it can be a good way to test out a new target area to see if you can draw in customers from a different location. From there, you can implement the strategy into your SEO campaign.

A combined search advertising and SEO strategy can help you in many areas of your online marketing. To learn more about how using multiple digital marketing strategies can help you improve your online presence and see more results, visit ReachLocal’s website.

Brian Brown
Digital Marketing Consultant

o 484-278-6576  | m 215-384-4568

150 Monument Rd. | Suite 207  | Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Email: info@phillyonlinemarketing.com

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Tips on Improving your Google Places Rankings – Philadelphia Internet Advertising

Improve your Google Places Business Listing rankings in Philadelphia, PA with these 3 Easy to follow tips steps. Google is now ranking business’s “Google Places Listing” above all that hard work they put in trying to get top rankings through search engine optimization(SEO). With that in mind your Google Places Listing has become very important to business owners. Here are parts 1, 2 and 3 on how to improve your Google Places rankings.

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