Category: Search Engine Optimization

17 Jul

Emoji SEO

Stephanie H Search Engine Optimization Tags: , , , 0 Comments

SEO and emojis

According to a 2015 report, 92% of consumers use emojis. Younger consumers increasingly prefer using emojis instead of written text to express their thoughts and feelings. As a result, emoji use has skyrocketed in online marketing. Google, Bing, and Yahoo all allow emoji searches on their search engines. Savvy marketers are using emojis in SEO to take advantage of this growing trend.


How to Incorporate Emojis into Your SEO Strategy


Local SEO and City Search: Entering an emoji into a search will simply return a list of images similar to the emoji. For example, if you search using the pizza emoji, Google returns images of pizza. But if you amend your search to include “near me” or a city, Google returns pizza restaurants. Some of the results include businesses that don’t use the pizza emoji anywhere on their website.


It would appear that Google translates emojis into basic text when users search with emojis, but there is some evidence that emoji searches provide a nuance that can be more useful. For example, searching with the bikini emoji in a given city returns businesses that sell bikinis, while searching with the text “bikini” returns some of the same businesses, but also businesses where the employees wear bikinis.


Branded Search: As of right now, a search containing an emoji and a common search phrase like “for sale” will only return results that contain that emoji within their website. If you were to search using the dog emoji and “for sale”, the results would be a mixture of social media postings, classified ads, and general results that contain the dog emoji.


Do People Use Emojis to Search?


Emoji searches are allowed, and search engines have begun to interpret emojis used in queries, but it is still unclear how many people are actually using emojis in their regular Internet searches. Traffic from emoji search results can currently be seen in Google Search Console, making it fairly easy to monitor current emoji usage in your business’s search traffic. Until there is more data, marketers can prepare by testing emoji use in online content to see its effect on page ranking and investigating what emoji searches businesses and clients may currently be ranking for.



19 Jun

All About Off-Page SEO

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There are many techniques to help your website grow increasing foot traffic. Many people rely on search engines to direct traffic to them. One key method that most website owners will use is search engine optimization or SEO.

What is SEO?

In short, search engine optimization (SEO) is a method that helps your audience find you easier in the search engine results or the search engine result pages (SERP). There are methods for both On-Page SEO and Off-Page SEO.  On-Page SEO consists more of keywords, longtail keywords, tags, meta tags, and other tools that you do directly to, or on, your website. These occur actually on your web pages.  Off-Page SEO is a promotion method that occurs off of your website. This method uses links and social media to broaden your audience and increase your search engine results.


15 May

Current SEO Trends

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SEO guidelines have been changing.  Gone are the days of keyword stuffing. These days people want better content, and with that comes less strict rules about word count and more focus on good quality content. It also means more creative SEO strategies as we break away from the older ones. Here are a few of the current SEO trends in 2017:


08 May

WordPress Plugin Of The Month: SEOPressor

Stephanie H Content Management Systems, Search Engine Optimization, WordPress Tags: , 0 Comments



WordPress is a wonderful resource for your business. Your WordPress account can do just about anything you want to promote your business, increase sales, and establish your business as a prominent business. There are so many wonderful plugins to further make your WordPress site business-friendly. This month we take a closer look at the SEOPressor plugin.


17 Apr

What Is Local SEO and Why does it Matter?

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Local SEO delivers search results that are customized to the current location of the searcher.  For example, if you Google “best coffee shop”, you will get results that are close to you geographically. This ensures that search results are relevant, and it also offers opportunities for small businesses looking to leverage SEO to bring customers into their brick and mortar stores.


13 Mar

How To Use WordPress Plugins

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Plugins on WordPress are a type of add-ons for your site. They can help improve your website, and its efficiency, overall. For instance, some plugins help with editing, designing, security, images and even the speed of your website. With hundreds of plugins to choose from, you have so many ways to enhance your website, business, and blog.

In order to use a plugin from WordPress, you have to first download it and then install it to your WordPress account. Here are a couple easy steps that will help you find plugins and install them quickly:


19 Dec

The Beginner’s Guide to WordPress SEO

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WordPress is used by millions of people around the world to set up and maintain websites. It’s a popular platform because of how easy it is to get a website up and running. Anyone can use it! However, having a pretty site isn’t everything. In order to get the most out of this platform, you still need to implement proper optimization strategies in order to improve your search engine rankings.

This article will provide you with the basics of WordPress SEO to help you rank your website and place it in a favorable position on search engines.

So, let’s get started!


15 Nov

SEO – The Hype and the Truth

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The Secret To SEO

There is none. The truth is, SEO is not that complicated. Like everything else in life, there are in-depth tweaks that will aid in fine-tuning your SEO strategy. However, about 90% of the time, it’s just a  process of putting out good content on a regular basis, doing what feels right, and testing to figure out what works and what doesn’t. With this being said, beware of companies who say that they have “inside knowledge” or something that “nobody knows about”. Instead, focus your efforts on giving readers something worthwhile and make your content feel like a natural extension of your business.


14 Oct

7 Benefits of WordPress

Stephanie H Business, Hosting, Search Engine Optimization, Tips & Tutorials, Web Design & Development, WordPress Tags: 0 Comments


WordPress started in 2003. Initially, it was just another blog site, like Blogger or Blogspot. However, with advances in technology and a few great plugins, WordPress has become a great site to set up your own website for either personal or business use. There are many great benefits to using WordPress for your website. Here are 7 of the best reasons you should use WordPress:

1.  Easy To Use

WordPress will help you step by step as you start setting up your website. You can add new blog posts and pages with ease, even if you know very little about formatting. Also, if you have a problem, WordPress has a wonderful help center and forum to walk you through any issues.