Is Google Artificially Ranking This Page?

**Disclaimer, please read** I have ZERO proof that Google is artificially ranking a specific page for 10’s of thousands of search queries. Everything written below is pure speculation. The “evidence” I have is from performing hundreds of live searches without any...

Do Citations Matter Anymore For Local SEO?

Chances are you’ve seen the 2016 Local SEO Ranking Factors done by Dan Leibson & Andrew Shotland. They looked at 30k businesses to figure out where Local SEO’s should really focus their efforts for better rankings. In short: Links really freaking matter. Look… I’m...

Sick of Telemarketers? Try this…

  How many calls do you get a day from merchant services, auto-dialers stating that “your Google listing is in danger of being deleted, press 1 now to speak to a Google specialist”, or companies that claim “We have one spot on Google just for you!”? 10, 20, 30...

How To Get Your Competitors Best Citations

You really want to rank for some competitive keywords, and maybe your Google My Business listing is ranking on page 1, but #7. In order for your local listing to be shown on the front page, you have to rank in the top 3. Further reading on citations: What a citation...

How To Do A Citation Audit of Your Business

Citations are important for your local SEO. They still rank among the top 4 local search ranking factors survey for 2015. So how do you go about making sure that your business NAP (Name, Address, and Phone number) is good across the local search ecosystem? In short,...

Local SEO Ranking Factors Explained

From year to year Moz, a popular software used by many inbound marketers, publishes survey results of the most important ranking factors for local SEO. The results for 2015 have not been published yet as of the time of this writing. When 2015’s results are published,...

Be Wary of Shiny Local SEO Objects

I’m a sucker for new and shiny objects. When I was 16 I was a server at Macaroni Grill and was invited to a seminar. The seminar was CutCo. The speaker was really amped up and talked about all of the money a young guy like me could make working part-time and when I...

Common Local SEO Scams and Trickery

I have been doing local SEO and digital marketing for over 8 1/2 years now. I really had no intention of staying in this field. I took a job at a company that was selling local SEO because I could type fast. I needed the job to pay my bills, but also so I could go to...

How I Got Into Local SEO

I’ve been in this industry for more than 9 years now. Time sure has flown. I never had the intention of doing what I do for a living. I literally fell into it. My background was more medical prior to my involvement with local search. I used to be an EMT and wanted to...

What Is A SEO Citation And Why Does It Matter?

We all know what links are. Those are the things that let us click and link to other pieces of information and media online.  When it comes to traditional SEO, a website owner wants to get quality, authoritative links in order to help rank on major search engines....

5 Tools Anyone Doing Local SEO Should Be Using

founded RicketyRoo on being honest and as transparent as possible with clients. I’ve learned that the more and more we are honest and open with clients, the more and more they trust us to do the work we do. There is no “secret sauce” or “proprietary” didgeridoo when...

4 Reasons To Stop Using Stock Photos On Your Website

We’ve all been there. You perform a search, click on a result, and are welcomed with the dreaded stock photo on the homepage like the one below.  They are pretty easy to catch, the lighting is perfect, hair and makeup are perfect, it looks to good to be true. Why do...

How To Rank A Treatment Center On Google. A Checklist

What drug treatment center wouldn’t want to get to the top of google.com for competitive keywords like “drug treatment center” and “drug rehab services”? There are two options for getting to the top of Google*. Pay Per Click Advertising or Local SEO/Traditional SEO....

The Single Biggest Local SEO Tip For Treatment Centers

Just like treatment methods that were used 3-5 years ago, are now no longer used, and new and better treatment methods are practiced. Local SEO is a constantly changing environment, and search engines are constantly updating their algorithms to find the best results...

Is Your Treatment Center Website Mobile Friendly?

On April 21st of 2015, Google rolled out an update to their core algorithm. The purpose of the update was to boost the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results. If your website is not mobile-friendly and ranks well organically, you can count on...

How To Market An Addiction Treatment Center

Ever feel like your treatment center might be missing out on opportunities for new admissions? Heck, you get calls every day from marketers promising you the moon, surely there may be some merit to what they offer. How do you effectively market an addiction treatment...

Is Google AdWords Effective For Rehabs?

Jim just opened up the doors to his new treatment center, and he’s looking to get admissions in as soon as possible. He’s excited, scared, but ready to serve and help struggling drug addicts and alcoholics get great treatment.  Jim has talked with friends, family, and...