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We started this blog to give the opportunity to small business owners learn how to have a successful web-presence. Month by month our team will publish new subjects, with simple words and phrases to make you familiar with our work, and our vision.

Adwords vs SEO - Pros and Cons

adwords vs seo

When it comes to Search Engine Marketing (SEM), one of the most common issues we face as professionals is to choose what's best for our client. Adwords or Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? Here is a complete - in depth – analysis that explains the benefits and disadvantages of each tool. We provide real-life examples with cost comparisons and teach everyone when these two can be used together or separately, depending on your business and marketing goal.

What is AdWords

AdWords is part of Google AdSense. The advertising platform that serves millions of businesses across the globe, for more than 15 years, and brought Google (Alphabet INC) to today's market position. Google is one of the top 10 most powerful and wealthy companies in the world, with profits getting close to 1 trillion dollars. Guess where this money is coming from? Well, the main revenue source is Google Ads, or Google Adwords. Whenever you type something on Google in search of a restaurant or a doctor nearby, the ads that appear on the top 3-4 results and on the bottom and at the side, and, and, and...pfff all these are paid ads. A business paid from $1/click up to $150/click in order to appear in that position and gain from your click. Regardless though if you are going to do business with them or not, Google gets their precious money. Sounds bad? Well, it isn’t and let's see why:

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The Importance of Mobile Friendly Websites

The Importance of Mobile Friendly WebsitesHow important are mobile friendly websites? In today’s market, crucial. The amount of visitors using mobile devices to view websites or search the internet is constantly increasing. According to emarketer in 2016 “… nearly one in 10 US internet users (11.7%) will go online exclusively through a mobile device,” and that number is expected to rise.

This means that if you want your business to be viewed, especially in service industries such as restaurants and hair salons, then you need to have a mobile friendly website or risk losing customers.

On April 21st 2015 Google changed the way their search engine ranks websites.

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Create a Successful AdWords Campaign - Tips

AdWords CampaignA website landing page is the first page that a user lands on when they visit your website. Statistics are saying that you have less than 5 seconds to grab their attention.

A campaign landing page though is a separate page that is trying to make the visitor take action, such as subscribe to a newsletter, purchase a product, sign up for an event or register to get more info from a business.

Businessess spend thousands of dollars a week on Google AdWords, trying to increase traffic and of course revenue. 

The problem occurs when an ad promotes an offer, but clicking on that ad takes a visitor to a website homepage that makes no mention of the offer. This is a lost opportunity to sustain the initial attention and interest of the user. 

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SEO for SME's: What Google's Pigeon Update Means?

Google Pigeon UpdateGoogle updated their search engine algorithm back in July, including changes that would make a significant impact on search engine optimization marketers, especially those that work in local SEO. While Google didn't give a name to the update as it had with Panda and Penguin, the website Search Engine Land bestowed the name "Pigeon" to it because it was a significant change to the algorithm. They chose the name because of the update's focus on local SEO - pigeons always fly home.

The algorithm change will provide more relevant and accurate local search results that are more closely connected to traditional web search rankings. The update is not penalty-based.

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10 Most Important Steps for a Website to succeed 2nd part

SuccessHow to succeed in today's web industry

In my last blog article I described and analyzed the 5 most important factors that someone should consider if he/she wants to have a succesfull website. These rules are personal opinions through my 20+ years experience in this industry and few of them are changing year by year. It's important to understand that these are generic rules for a multi purpose website and that they don't always fit all types of websites or businesses.

Let's take a look now at the other 5 factors:

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