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Secure Your Site Already

The best time to make your site secure was 10 years ago when Google first recommended it. The second best time is today. Despite Google increasing the penalties for sites that aren’t secure, many small businesses still haven’t secured theirs. Including ...
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10 Reasons Paid Search Works So Well for Home Services

While paid search doesn't work for all businesses, it's particularly good for home services because there's always something wrong in people's homes and they need help, ASAP. So if you own a business that services homeowners, here's why you need ...
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How to Easily Figure Out Your Customer Lifetime Value (CLV)

When we ask business owners what is the their lifetime value of their average customer, here's what we usually hear: Business Owner (BO): Oh, I think we have that number somewhere. Digital Caffeine (DC): Do you know what ballpark it’s ...
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Which deserves the credit for your online conversions: Your AdWords campaign? Facebook ads? The pen with your URL on it?

I used to feel sorry for branding marketers. They do all this beautiful work yet there’s no way to definitively prove it leads to any conversions. (Note-- we are calling leads and sales conversions.) Meanwhile, in my digital wheelhouse, I ...
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Google Warning – Secure HTTPS vs. Non-Secure HTTP – What You Need To Know

Google is sending out notices to owners of websites that do not have secure (HTTPS) pages set up, or security is only partially set up. This is part of Google's push for a more secure web. As previously forewarned by ...
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Why We Choose “Rotate Indefinitely” When Setting up Paid Search Campaigns

When you set-up paid search campaigns with Google, Bing, and others, there's a section during the set-up process which asks you how you want to run your ads. For Google, you're given the choice between four options: ...
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Should You Advertise on Your Brand’s Name?

Let’s say you have a company selling Widgets, and it’s called “George’s Widgets”. Should you advertise when someone does a search for George’s Widgets as you already show up in the top spot organically for that search, in fact, you ...
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