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Sep 05

8 Seo Secrets To Getting Noticed In Google

By Dave R | SEO

Thanks to Business Business Business for publishing my article on seo secrets to getting noticed.

Small business owners can do these simple steps to encourage the search engines to rate their website more highly and increase the number of people who will see their website.

And a huge shout-out to Serina from The Joyful Frugalista for interviewing me.

Check out the article below.

https://www.businessbusinessbusiness.com.au/8-seo-secrets-to-get-you-noticed/

Aug 01

Structured Data and Ranking Websites

By Dave R | services

Structured data tips - Canberra Expert SEO

Do you want new customers from web traffic? Higher search engine ranking means you're in front of your prospective customers' eyeballs when they are searching for your services and products online.

Can Structured Mark-up rank your website?

Search engines such as Bing or Google can quickly locate relevant results in structured mark-up that match up to a user's query, and feed them back in to the search engine results pages.

How Structured Data Helps Local SEO

 
Embedding a business's web pages with location and other relevant information allows Google and other popular search engines to quickly scan the page for items that match the user's query.

Search engines also reward websites that use structured data with enhanced organic search result placement.

These features can come in the form of:
- Stylised search results that include images and other types of visual enhancements
- Knowledge graphs that contain brand information about a business
- A carousel-style collection of results made up of a company's information
- Accelerated mobile pages that make it quick and easy for users to see relevant details on a business

Applying Structured Data With Local SEO

Schema.org contains many attributes that can be embedded in your HTML to distinguish specific bits of information.

Properly used, attributes can attract more local traffic and help search engines enhance your result before presenting it to the user.
Your business's location information is the perfect staring point. Any public facing data is a natural fit for embedding into mark-up schema.

Pulling Everything Together
Take the time to learn more about structured data and the role it can play in enhancing your business's placement in localised search results. Canberra Expert SEO can help you with understanding structured markup.

Leveraging structured data to your advantage helps future-proof your content, ensuring local users can find you using any web search technology including voice search.

Original article: https://www.targetmarketingmag.com/post/how-structured-data-enhances-local-seo/.
Thanks to Phil Frost from MainStreetROI c.2020

Sep 29

Siteground Hosting Comparision

By Dave R | services

HOW DOES SITEGROUND COMPARE TO OTHER HOSTS?

The results on this page are based on tests with real accounts on 12 of the most popular web hosts on the affiliate market: Bluehost, HostGator, iPage, Fatcow, Justhost, AsmallOrange, InMotion, WebhostingHub, Arvixe, GoDaddy, GreenGeeks and A2Hosting.

We pick up immediately!

  • 4 companies had over 10 minutes wait time.
  • Only 2 other companies picked up immediately.
  • 90% of the hosts do not have non-US phone line.


When you call on the phone you usually have a pressing issue. Having your call picked up immediately is really important. Unfortunately this does not happened everywhere.

Chat

We solve the issue in 5 minutes!

  • 2 of the tested companies have no chat support!
  • Avg. wait time on chat before pick up: 10 min.
  • Avg resolution: 21 min.
  • Only 4 hosts solved the issue in under 10 minutes


We contacted the LiveChat of the 12 tested companies and SiteGround with one and the same simple request and recorded how much time was need for the issue resolution including the wait time before the chat was picked up.

Tickets

Our first reply is in 8 minutes!

  • Average Industry first reply near 8 hours.
  • Only 2 companies are below 1 hour.
  • No other company is below 10 minutes!

We resolve more issues faster!

  • Only SiteGround and 4 other companies resolved all the three issues.
  • Average industry resolution time: 11 hours.
  • SiteGround average resolution time: 31 minutes.
General WP Joomla AVG resolved
SiteGround 31 min
Host 1 55 min
Host 2 6h 20min
Host 3 10h 45min
Host 4 24h 90min
Host 5 3h 30min
Host 6 6h 30min
Host 7 9h 10min
Host 8 18h 30min
Host 9 47min
Host 10 37h
Host 11 n/a
Host 12 n/a

We asked each company 3 questions over their ticketing systems: one general, one WordPress related and one Joomla related. We averaged the first response time and the resolution times for each company base on these three questions.