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“If you build it, they will come” is not exactly true of Shopify stores. To date, the ecommerce platform has helped more than one million brands sell online. But with Shopify’s success comes increased competition for online sellers, who are also vying for consumer attention with veritable retail giants. The secret to standing out and holding your own is Shopify SEO. By implementing the right site strategies, even small sellers can muscle their way into…

You may know that having SEO keywords on your website homepage and throughout your company blog are essential ways to rank high in Google search results and drive website traffic. But did you know that your product landing pages can also produce results using the same strategies? While your product pages should highlight a product and its key benefits and features, don’t stop there. Product page SEO is a goldmine for driving traffic to your…

It’s always a good idea to assess your marketing performance throughout the year — you want to continue to optimize on reaching the right people to generate leads and increase sales. However, it’s easier said than done. Often, when people approach us at Socialike to improve their marketing results, they’re overlooking a bunch of easy, quick wins. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your marketing, here’s a collection of our top five…

In the early days of search marketing, SEO relied on tactics that didn’t necessarily lead to the best user experience, even if they helped you climb Google’s rankings.  Today, it’s a different story.  As Google continues to develop its algorithm, what’s best practice for ranking and what creates a great experience for visitors to your site are becoming one and the same. To futureproof your site, it’s essential that you leave outdated SEO practices behind…

Over the past couple of years, the vast majority of us have invited virtual assistants into our homes. We call upon them in times of need, in times of boredom, and whenever we want to discover the best pizza joints near our house. With a simple voice command, we’re able to access information without even pushing a button, and it’s fair to say that many of us are big fans of the efficiency and convenience…

“The opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.” The Art of War may be an ancient Chinese military manual published centuries ago. Still, this quote by author and general Sun Tzu is a timeless reference for battle strategy — and even applies to business.   No matter how original your company or products are, you are partially defined by the market and its competition.  Who else offers similar products and services? How…

SEO tools are kind of like cars. Sure, Bugatti’s La Voiture Noire is a nice ride — but a Chevrolet Spark will get you from Point A to Point B too. In the same way, inexpensive SEO resources abound to help boost the quantity and quality of site traffic from search engines. And though you’ll likely get more functionality out of paid tools, there are plenty of alternate options to consider if your SEO budget…

The disappearance of Amelia Earhart, the enigma of Area 51, and the current state of the Bermuda Triangle each rank among the greatest unsolved thrillers of all time. Another distinctly modern mystery is Google’s algorithm. Similar to the others, we may never truly discover the answer. Google occasionally shares hints and clues related to optimizing for the search engine. What we’ve learned is the importance of an effective SEO strategy. In short, it has the…

No one outside search engines like Google and Bing definitively knows how their ranking algorithms work. In fact, an entire industry of search engine optimization (SEO) has emerged in the last 20 years to figure out what search engines do behind the scenes and how they can use this information to help clients rank as high as possible. It’s a never-ending job rife with speculation: According to this Google algorithm update tracker from SEO software…

Search engines have been specifically built to bring value to internet users. Used and treated like a digital library, people from all walks of life use search engines like Google and Bing to scour the internet to learn about any and all topics. For direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands, this has been yet another channel to build brand awareness. Considering that 93% of all website traffic comes from search engines, it makes sense for D2C brands to tap into…