What Happens to SEO When You Switch Domains?

Google determines rankings by analyzing metrics on both domain level and page level. When you change your domain, you reset the domain metrics back to square one. Which is bad for SEO… That’s why our CEO & Digital Director, Eric Van Cleave put together this comprehensive list of steps to take when switching to domains… Read more »

What a Style Guide Can and Can't Do For You

Early in my career, I did a lot of freelance work for SF agencies. I can’t tell you the number of style guides that were sent my way in preparation for new projects. What I can tell you is that they were substantial documents. I received style guides for major car companies, spirits brands that… Read more »

SEM

It used to be that landing pages were used as destinations for paid advertising campaigns.   In today’s competitive digital landscape, with sources of website traffic ranging from organic traffic and multiple forms of paid search marketing, all of which have a cost attached to them,  it can be argued that each and every page of… Read more »

If Another Person Says They Want the Nike Swoosh, I Quit

I don’t quit. In fact, I took a break from writing this to have a client meeting and they mentioned the swoosh. Still writing. That said, any brand designer can attest to the fact that there are certain examples that will inevitably come up at some point during a branding project: “I want packaging like… Read more »

SEO

SEO professionals have access to numerous tools that can define keywords, the volume of search, search placement, gap analysis, and search opportunities.  These tools include SEMRush, Ahrefs, Google Search Console and others. All of the information that we can access can serve to deceive us into thinking that SEO is a science.  SEO is not… Read more »

Using SEO and PPC

It seems that the debate is starting up again about whether clients, especially local clients, should invest in PPC or Organic SEO to grow their online presence PPC seems like a sure thing, with placement at the top of the page and control over spend, but organics seem to have better bounce rates, time spent… Read more »

Improve Search Engine Rankings

Google has introduced, according to the notes on SEMRush.com, 10 significant algorithm updates so far in 2019.  There seem to be a number of factors that allow websites to remain relevant in local search engine results pages (SERP) throughout the changes in Google algorithm.  The specific impact of each of these techniques has been proven,… Read more »

How do I get my content to show up in voice search?

Ever since this little thing called Siri was launched, voice search has been a game changer for online marketing. Now two in five adults use voice search at least once a day. In 2020 experts estimate half of all searches will have shifted from the keyboard to the microphone. So, what does this mean for… Read more »

The Power of Objectivity

The trend to build in-house creative teams continues. But don’t worry, we’re not looking for day jobs. We’ve watched the ebb and flow of this approach through the years and despite what you’d think, it has little effect on our business. Weird? Not really, because even companies with substantial in-house teams almost always have a… Read more »