Will External Links Help or Hurt Your Site’s SEO?

Will External Links Help or Hurt Your Site’s SEO?

Should you link to other websites from your page? What about including a resources page on your site? How does it impact your SEO? I recently got a marvelous question from Kim, a doula in Portland, OR and a member of my SEO Action Heroes group: “Would you suggest...
Google Trends: My Favorite Free Tool to Find Timely Keywords

Google Trends: My Favorite Free Tool to Find Timely Keywords

Data is king when it comes to content. And knowing not only what keywords are drawing people to your content, but what else they might be interested in can help you earn that crown. Google Trends can help with that. The site is primarily geared toward journalists and...

ActiveCampaign vs ConvertKit: which is best for a service business?

Recently I considered leaving ConvertKit to move my email marketing over to ActiveCampaign. So I’m going to share my opinion of the pros & cons of ActiveCampaign vs ConvertKit. When it comes to my business philosophy, I’m a bit of a tool minimalist. Remember how...
4 Reasons I moved from MailChimp to ConvertKit

4 Reasons I moved from MailChimp to ConvertKit

For a long time, I told all my clients to start their email marketing using MailChimp, and I had my own email marketing set up there too. I mean, it’s free! Why pay for an email marketing service when you get one for free, amirite? #frugalentrepreneur But as my list...
How to Install Google Search Console

How to Install Google Search Console

“I found you on Google” is one of the most satisfying sentences for a business owner, because it means not only that somebody was looking for what you’re offering, but also that Google understands that you’re a great fit for that topic and shared a link to your...
A love letter to Dubsado: my automation obsession

A love letter to Dubsado: my automation obsession

Dear Dubsado, When my friend Sara told me about your impressive performance as her new onboarding solution, I was skeptical. But you have blown me away with your amazing functionality for a really amazing price, so I wanted to take this Valentine’s Day to share some...
Want to Boost Search Traffic? Set up Google My Business

Want to Boost Search Traffic? Set up Google My Business

True story: My husband & I were set up on a blind date. It was, hands down, the most awkward day of both of our lives. It was Thanksgiving 2009. He was in the Navy & had been “adopted” by my cousins for the four-day holiday (which is pretty common). On his...