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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Volume Nine’s Adventures in Colorado [Happy Colorado Day 2016!]

Volume Nine’s Adventures in Colorado [Happy Colorado Day 2016!]

Firstly, Happy Colorado Day! In order to celebrate, all state park entrance fees are waived, encouraging visitors and residents alike to get out there and have an adventure. Lucky for you, the Volume Nine team is a group of explorers, travelers, and health-nuts that have been to some pretty amazing places this past summer. I reached out and asked the team to share some of their favorite things they did stateside (so far) in summer 2016. So if you’re looking for…

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10 Ski Resort Content Marketing Strategies

10 Ski Resort Content Marketing Strategies

Skiing is big business. Last year was huge for the industry across the western United States. In 2015, Colorado saw a record 13 million+ ski visitors. Resorts in California and Utah recorded strong visit numbers as well, coming off of several years of drought in those states. This multi-billion dollar industry is seeing record gains across the board wherever you look. As with just about anything, with success comes competition. And nowhere is the ski resort competition more fierce than online. Because…

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Quick Update on How Google Treats Redirects

Quick Update on How Google Treats Redirects

Tl;dr: Google passes PageRank value for 30x redirects like they do for 301 redirects See: https://twitter.com/methode/status/757923179641839616 Google Is Treating Redirects Differently Getting the right kind of redirects can be tricky. Historically, we’ve recommended 301 permanent redirects for 99% of page moves. We did this because it was the right redirect for the situations, and the best way to quickly transfer over earned value from one URL to another. But now, we have a Google redirect update. Google is getting a…

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Things SEOs Can’t Even

Things SEOs Can’t Even

We have quite the powerhouse of SEOs here at Volume Nine. They have the skills, the knowledge, and the perfect response to mouthbreathers that think “SEO is dead.” (Yes, that was a Stranger Things reference- I’m obsessed.) I wanted to learn more about what makes SEOs tick– both the good and the bad. So I reached out and told them to LET LOOSE, to give me the things that get under their skin. The things that they loathe, hate, despise. The…

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How to Delete a Page from Your Site – The SEO Way

How to Delete a Page from Your Site – The SEO Way

Updating your website involves cleaning house, and you may have the urge to simply delete pages you think have become too old or outdated. But before you click any web pages off into oblivion, it’s imperative to know their traffic value, link value, popularity, and history. Just because a page is old doesn’t mean its content isn’t still valuable with your visitors and Google alike. Organic Traffic Value You may want to hang on to a page that brings you…

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Ecomms & Social Media Advertising Go Together Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

Ecomms & Social Media Advertising Go Together Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

We are moments away from “back to school” season; when Target commercials feature happy children running around in backpacks, summer tourism begins it’s last calls (we see you Wyoming billboards), and social media headlines start screaming things like “This year’s HOTTEST back to school products!” Ecomms & Social Media Advertising – A Match Made in Heaven So what makes social media such a perfect advertising option for e-commerce centric businesses, especially during these peak seasons? I’m happy to report –…

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Get the Complete Picture in Google Search Console – Finally!

Get the Complete Picture in Google Search Console – Finally!

Some background: Google Search Console is one of our favorite tools, but it has its shortcomings. One of the most bothersome is that it counts all versions/protocols of your site as separate entities and therefore separate data sets. Punk move, Google. That means every single one of these profiles is considered a separate site with separate data. http://www.yoursite.com http://yoursite.com https://www.yoursite.com https://yoursite.com Plus the http & https version of every subdomain you might have What’s The Problem? If you’re moving protocols…

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What SEOs Needs to Know About AngularJS Sites

What SEOs Needs to Know About AngularJS Sites

I launched an AngularJS redesign on a large-scale ecommerce site in late 2015– just two short weeks after Google announced the death of the Ajax crawler.  As we launched there was no documentation on how a Googlebot would understand that site.  We knew we didn’t need escaped fragment URLs, but did we need to pre-cache #! versions of URLs?  Our team didn’t have the bandwidth and our system couldn’t handle the tech debt pre-caching would create. Basically, Google had just…

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Rich Snippet Markup Changed: Your Ecommerce Site Can Leverage It

Rich Snippet Markup Changed: Your Ecommerce Site Can Leverage It

Until recently marking up products on a category page were seen as abuse of structured data and you could lose all your rich snippets for doing it.  Now, Google actually wants you to use Rich Snippet Markup as part of the SEO for your Ecommerce website. We are going to look at what changes, what it means for shopping sites, and best practices for taking advantage of this new option for rich snippet markup.  Webmaster Support Guidelines stated: “When using product markup,…

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