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Having great content on your website can provide many different benefits. While anyone can write their own content and run it through spellcheck, writing clearly and achieving the right tone is not everyone’s forte. To ensure your website’s content isn’t lost in translation, you may be wondering if you should enlist the help of a professional content writer.

While typically the hardest factor in improving the SEO value of your website, building backlinks is important for expanding your reach in search engine rankings. Backlinks are created when other websites use a URL from your website as supporting content or an authoritative source. If you are ready to start focusing on building your own backlinks, here are some easy ways to get started.

Did you know that millions of potential customers use local search each day to discover new businesses in their area? No matter what products or services you offer, it is important to take the proper steps necessary to ensure your business can easily be found online and increase the chances of your business being found instead of your competitors. Local SEO is a targeted marketing approach that can help position your business at the top of search engines to help potential customers find and see you.

When you search for something on Google, you likely want the most relevant search result in the quickest amount of time possible. Fortunately, you are not alone! To help meet this growing need for more relevant search results with quick loading times, Google has announced that page speed is now included as a ranking factor for mobile searches.

Google recently unveiled a new Agency Dashboard for Google My Business that allows marketing firms and SEO managers to efficiently manage multiple listings at once. Announced nearly a month ago, this exciting new feature is now live. In this article, we will take a look at some of the new features that can be found in the new Google My Business Agency Dashboard and how they can support local marketing agencies.

If you are writing blogs for your small business, you likely utilize Google Trends to keep a pulse on what your target audiences are searching for. If you don’t, you are missing out on this powerful tool that can help you make more of an impact and establish credibility in your defined markets. Recently, Google updated their powerful Google Trends tool based on feedback received from their users.

With the growing importance of privacy awareness as a result of the new GDPR law that was implemented in the EU on May 25, 2018, WordPress is encouraging its users to take advantage of the new privacy features that are available in their most recent core update. This enforced law ensures that websites and the businesses that run them remain transparent about the personal data that they store, use or share. To help accommodate this transition, WordPress 4.9.6 has been released as a Privacy and Maintenance release.

If you are running an outdated version of WordPress you likely received a Google Search Console email recently recommending that you manually update your WordPress core file. Because WordPress powers nearly 60% of all websites on the internet, this shouldn’t be a surprise as Google continues to work towards improved internet security and an exceptional user experience. To ensure this, it appears Google now monitors your WordPress version and provides reminders when updates haven’t been completed for critical security flaws that haven’t been corrected.

As you are likely aware, WordPress has quickly solidified its place as the top CMS used worldwide. Each month, WordPress issues Maintenance Updates that for FREE to not only improve the functionality of the Content Management System but provide critical security updates anytime vulnerabilities are identified. However, it is astonishing how many business owners don’t update WordPress regularly because they don’t know how or aren’t comfortable doing it without help.