Are You Ahead of Your Competition in Local Search?

Posted Posted in Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization, Search Rank Tools, Search Reporting Services, SEO Tools

We know that you don’t KNOW and we’ll make a wager on it. You may “believe” you are doing well in search, but we think that you are not willing to place a very large wager on that belief. Because when you stop and think about it, you really don’t KNOW how well your website […]

Does Search Rank Affect Your Business?

Posted Posted in Local SEO, Search Rank Tools

Does your website search rank matter to your bottom line? …to your sales? …to your websites visitors? Yes. Sorry. It’s a┬árhetorical question. You and I know the answer is “Absolutely”. If you don’t rank ahead of your competition, sales will suffer. Does Google provide most of your organic traffic? Probably. How does your website rank […]

Do You Know the Source of Your Search Rank Data?

Posted Posted in Search Rank Tools, Search Reporting Services

As you probably know, there are dozens of search rank checking and search rank tracking services. But did you know that many get their search rank data directly from Google (GSC). https://developers.google.com/webmaster-tools/ We have written our findings about the accuracy of GSC (Google Search Console) data here – Inaccurate Search Rank in Google Search Console […]

Why SEO Rank Checking Tools Are Useless

Posted Posted in Search Rank Tools, Search Reporting Services, SEO Tools

(or why they want you to think so) I’ve been writing about this topic for years on my company blog HARTENSTINEand continue to challenge the reason for these posts. (the reasons are usually not obvious of course) Why SEO Rank Checking Tools Are Useless https://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2014/08/11/seo-rank-checking It does not seem to discourage the authors who write […]

Are You Wasting Advertising Dollars Based on Inaccurate Search Reporting?

Posted Posted in PPC Campaigns, Search Rank Tools, Search Reporting Services

Could you be making poor Internet Marketing decisions based on assumptions that are based on inaccurate search reporting? Absolutely. You are also wasting advertising dollars. What things could lead to inaccurate data? For one, Personalization. Google’s search results are personalized. Google serves you results based on who you are, your location, previous searches you have […]