How to Manage Your Site Map with Search Console

A “sitemap” is a file you submit to Google to tell the search engine which pages on your website to crawl and which to block from indexing. Your site doesn’t need a sitemap in order for most search engines to crawl and index it, however, the sitemap gives Google more information about your site, such [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:56:06-06:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Search Console, SEO|Comments Off on How to Manage Your Site Map with Search Console

How to Leverage a Website with Little Content on It

Here at Big Leap, we spend a lot of time preaching the value of high-quality content. No other marketing strategy or trick can make up for poor content, and building a loyal audience base will be nearly impossible without it. But what if your site doesn’t have a huge backlog of awesome content yet? Creating [...]

By |2019-12-06T11:51:06-07:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Content Marketing, SEO|Comments Off on How to Leverage a Website with Little Content on It

The Beginner’s Guide to Google’s Page Speed Insight Tool

Think fast: how long will you wait for a website to load before you click away? If you’re like most users, the simple answer here is “not long.” According to recent data, 47% of users expect a desktop website to load in 2 seconds or less, and 40% will actually leave if loading times are [...]

By |2019-12-09T16:05:32-07:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: SEO, Web Development|Comments Off on The Beginner’s Guide to Google’s Page Speed Insight Tool

How to Come Up With a Topic for Your Blog

People get into blogging for all kinds of reasons.   Maybe you just launched a small business and need a reliable way to build your online reputation and your SEO. Or, maybe you’re a stay-at-home parent who’s looking for a side revenue stream that doesn’t require daycare. Whatever your backstory or reason for Googling this [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:56:06-06:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Blogging, Content Marketing, SEO|Comments Off on How to Come Up With a Topic for Your Blog

How to Use the New Google Search Console

Google Search Console is an intelligent tool that tracks your website’s performance and sends you email alerts when any part of your website needs work. It’s an indispensable tool that maximizes your marketing return on investment (ROI), and makes your website more effective and efficient. Search console tracks technical parts of your website, like broken [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:56:07-06:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Search Console, SEO|Comments Off on How to Use the New Google Search Console

25 Things to Keep As Recurring SEO Tasks

It can sometimes feel like running a business is a never-ending checklist. There’s not enough time in the day (or the month or year, for that matter) to do everything you know you’re supposed to be doing according to the experts. While it’s true that some marketing tasks are a one-and-done kind of thing, and [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:56:07-06:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: SEO|Comments Off on 25 Things to Keep As Recurring SEO Tasks

How to Set Up Review Schema to Help Your Online Reputation

Google just keeps on getting smarter and smarter, and as long as your site is well-optimized and thoroughly crawlable, they’ll be able to accurately determine what about 80% of your site is all about. 80% is pretty good, but it’s not perfect, so you can use certain tools called “schema markup” to provide Google with [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:56:08-06:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Reputation Management, SEO|Comments Off on How to Set Up Review Schema to Help Your Online Reputation

How Many Pageviews Should My Site Get?

You’ve ticked all of the “marketing” boxes for your new business – you’ve created a Facebook page, signed up for Google My Businesses, started keyword research, and designed a shiny new website. But now what? How do you know if your efforts are successful? When new businesses are first starting their digital marketing efforts, one of [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:56:08-06:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: SEO|Comments Off on How Many Pageviews Should My Site Get?

How Long Does it Take to Rank in Google

One of the questions the Big Leap SEO team gets the most often is “how long will it take for me to rank #1 in Google results?” The obvious answer to this oft-asked question is “it depends.” The ranking is affected by many factors – your industry, the amount of keyword competition, how quickly your [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:56:08-06:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Reputation Management, SEO|Comments Off on How Long Does it Take to Rank in Google