How to Manage Local SEO for Your Business with Multiple Locations

How to Manage Local SEO for Your Business with Multiple Locations

Managing the online presence of a business with multiple locations will take effort to plan, execute, and maintain, but it will be time well spent. Drawing visitors to your local business as the best answer for products or services they seek online is the main goal and reward for implementing an effective Local SEO strategy. More rewards The rewards for performing Local SEO for multi-location businesses are highly valuable and multi-fold: Website traffic – highly relevant, geo-targeted traffic Accurate and…

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New Google Posts Feature in Google My Business [Case Study]

New Google Posts Feature in Google My Business [Case Study]

Google Posts went live recently for most Google My Business (GMB) customers. It enables businesses on GMB to instantly share info and a link to whatever page they’d like, right in the Knowledge Pane, on Google Search and Google Maps. These localized Page 1 search result inclusions show up instantly, are highly targeted, and can be shared socially across Facebook, Twitter, G+ and email. Here at Volume Nine, we were excited to try this new feature out with one of…

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The Latest on Google+ [June 2017]

The Latest on Google+ [June 2017]

Is Google Plus Dead? For the past two years, we’ve read headlines about Google Plus like: Google+ Is Toast, Burnt Toast Google+ Is Walking Dead Farewell, Google+, We Hardly Knew Ye Google+ Impending Doom Inside the failure of Google+ On the flip side, we were also reading headlines like: Google Phases Out Google+ Even Further – Or Does It? Why You Should Stop Asking Is Google Plus Dead Google Plus Is Small, But Still Not Dead Yet The Latest on…

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Developing a Powerful Brand Strategy for Online Reviews

Developing a Powerful Brand Strategy for Online Reviews

Do you prioritize the importance of creating and implementing a strategy for your online business reviews? If so, you’re probably a big believer in the impact that reviews have on you business goal to win new customers… just like us over here at Volume Nine. So even if you aren’t paying attention to reviews about your business, you can almost guarantee that your customers are! Why Do Online Reviews Matter? Why Are They So Important To My Business? We often…

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What Is the Google Mobile-first Indexing Update? What You Need to Know.

What Is the Google Mobile-first Indexing Update? What You Need to Know.

Google is in the process of rolling out a mobile-first index. What does mobile-first mean? How will the mobile-first index impact rankings? How can you prepare your website for the change? Those questions and more are answered below. First, let’s review how Google currently determines search results. Understanding the Current Google Index Google uses a complex algorithm to determine search results from day to day. How does the algorithm work? User engagement metrics and machine learning enable search engines to…

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103 Gift Related Keywords for Your Ecommerce Holiday Campaign

103 Gift Related Keywords for Your Ecommerce Holiday Campaign

Many brands and retailers rely on holiday season gift giving sales for bottom-line success, and with the increasing popularity of online and mobile shopping, brands and retailers must take the following into consideration for their ecommerce holiday campaigns: Holiday shopping starts way before Thanksgiving. About 190 million U.S. consumers will blend online, mobile, and in-store shopping to make or inform their purchasing decisions this year. Purchasers often “window shop” online. One result is an online purchase, but it also drives…

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The New Google My Business Description Fields

The New Google My Business Description Fields

Updated September 14, 2016 The process for updating your GMB Introduction has changed a bit since this blog post was written. Here are the new Google+ Introduction update instructions: 1) Sign in to your GMB account 2) Go to the “Home” tab in the Dashboard of the GMB page you would like to update 3) Scroll to the bottom and click on “Share an update” 4) Your GMB page will open. If you are not taken to the new Google+, click…

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How to Reach Out to Bloggers to Promote Your Brand

How to Reach Out to Bloggers to Promote Your Brand

We’ve been performing influencer outreach at Volume Nine for a while now, feeling triumphant in huge successes and suffering through some learning experiences. Fortunately, we’ve learned from both and want to openhandedly share our experience with you. The valuable role bloggers and influencers play in brand promotion should be highly regarded by Internet savvy companies. Online influencers may have a small audience compared to traditional advertising options, but they have earned the much coveted loyalty and trust of niche audiences…

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Volume Nine Participates in Annual Wings & Things Fundraiser

Volume Nine Participates in Annual Wings & Things Fundraiser

Each fall, the Twin Falls, Idaho Optimist Club hosts their annual Wings & Things Ultimate Tailgate Challenge. This year, the 4th Annual Wings & Things event was held on Saturday, September 13 at Twin Falls City Park. Proceeds from this event benefit schools in Idaho’s Magic Valley and Volume Nine had the opportunity to be a part of this fun-filled event! Wings & Things Ultimate Tailgate Challenge For a small entrance fee, event participants get “All You Can Eat” from a…

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Matt Cutts “Calls it Quits” on Guest Blogging Abuse

Matt Cutts “Calls it Quits” on Guest Blogging Abuse

In the SEO world, Google is King…and Matt Cutts is the Prince. Cutts, currently the head of Google’s Webspam team, brought full attention to his royal court in the past few days with his most recent post on guest blogging. SEO consultants everywhere are clamoring to determine the impact of his post, which begins like this: “Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time…

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