2017’s Most Important Ranking Factors

According to industry leader studies, it’s content, backlinks, mobile-first UX and on-page optimization. [Search Engine Journal]

White Hat Link Building in 2017

Relevancy, relationship building, anchor text distribution, quality content and social media are some of the top tactics. [Search Engine People]

10 Dangerous Website Mistakes That Destroy SEO

Test, optimize and adjust sums up this great list of steps to follow with your website. [Raven Tools]

How to Create a Killer SEO Plan for 2017

Think local, mobile first, warp speed, voice search and scannable content. [Quicksprout]

Keeping Up with Google Changes

5 online resources and a short list of Twitter accounts to follow, may of which you’ve seen here before. [Search Engine Journal]

5 Simple Ways to Dominate Local SEO in 2017

Title tags and meta descriptions, directories/citations, Google My Business, reviews and Schema.org. [Search Engine Land]

SMBs Are Overwhelmed, How To Stand Out

A Local Search Association survey runs down the top objections and how you can stand out from the competition bringing digital marketing services to your customers. [Search Engine Land]

How to Nail a Local SEO Pitch

Especially when a client’s caught-up in the latest fad and knows nothing about the most important foundation to their digital marketing. [Search Engine Land]