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Is Yext Worth It?

By Tom Nguyen / May 17, 2015 /

It’s important that your business’ contact information is the same across all of the local business directories if you want to show up on the first page of Google in the local results for keywords in your business’ industry. Consistency is one of the ranking factors for Local SEO. Local Search has become more relevant…

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How to Choose a WordPress Plugin

By Tom Nguyen / May 3, 2015 /

What makes WordPress so great is that you can find a plugin to fulfill almost any functionality that you need. You don’t have to be an expert programmer to get the functionality that you need with WordPress. If you want an online calendar, there are plugins for that. If you want to run a social network like…

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How to Transfer Ownership of a Google Plus Company Page

By Tom Nguyen / March 15, 2015 /

Since I wrote this blog post, Google Plus has gone through a few changes. Google Plus is no longer used to display a business’ local listing. To manage your business’ listing on Google, you would use Google My Business instead. However, your Google My Business listing and Google Plus page are connected, so if you transfer…

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How To Get Admin Access to Your WordPress Site

By Tom Nguyen / February 8, 2015 /

Warning: Only use this method if you are sure that you do not have admin access to yourWordPress admin area and you cannot get it from anybody. Over the last few years, I’ve inherited some web design clients that had WordPress websites designed for them but didn’t have admin access because their web design company didn’t want them to…

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A Recap of My SEO Journey

By Tom Nguyen / January 2, 2015 /

Happy New Year, everybody! 2014 is over with and we wanted to show you our results and give you a summary of what we did to get to the top of Google for Atlanta web design related keywords. The journey was a fun one, and we’ve seen our website inquiries go from non-existent to more…

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How to Become an Instagram Guru

By Tom Nguyen / December 28, 2014 /

This post comes from Ivan Serrano, a social media, personal finance, and business journalist from Northern California. We were quite flattered that he wanted to guest post for us. We read some of his sample articles that he had sent us, and we found them to be interesting. Without further adieu, here's the beef!

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Month 14: Social Media Profile Tweaking and Industry Directory Submissions

By Tom Nguyen / November 30, 2014 /

We have been pretty transparent about what we’ve done to improve our rankings on Google for Atlanta web design related keywords. We’ve given away great SEO tips that will improve your search engine rankings and get more leads. If you haven’t been following our quest to be #1 on Google, you can click here to…

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Process Credit Cards On Your Website With Stripe

By Tom Nguyen / November 16, 2014 /

Since I’ve been accepting online payments, I’ve always used Paypal Standard. It was hard not to. It was free to set up, and there was no monthly fee. Paypal takes their fee from each transaction, and that fee is 2.9% + $.30 per transaction. I used a Wufoo form on my online payments page, and when…

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Month 13: Tracking Keywords with Google Console

By Tom Nguyen / October 26, 2014 /

Things have been busy as usual. The phone calls and email inquiries are steadily coming in. If you haven’t been following along in my SEO quest, feel free to click here to go back to the beginning of it. In each one of my posts, I talk about some of the white hat SEO tactics…

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How to Verify 1000 or More Email Addresses Quickly

By Tom Nguyen / October 18, 2014 /

Earlier this week, I was tasked with sending a newsletter out to more than 1000 of my client’s customers. Not too difficult, right? They provided me with an Excel spreadsheet of their customers’ email addresses, and I just uploaded it to MailChimp, my preferred newsletter service. Unfortunately, MailChimp had to stop the email campaign because…

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