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Straight From The Pros

by Brad Haws
From the earliest beginnings of a business, figuring out how to attract a steady stream of traffic has been one of the primary challenges faced by every retailer. And now that modern consumers have more options than ever, figuring out how to drive traffic to your store has never been more important.  Foot traffic is [...] KEEP READING
Customer Reviews
by Terese Cilluffo
Every business owner understands that customer reviews are important – but do you really know just how valuable they can be? You might be surprised to learn just how impactful customer reviews can be, especially in our digitally-driven age. Online reviews are a powerful tool that you can leverage to achieve an array of goals [...] KEEP READING
Customer Reviews, Business Profile, Google My Business, Local SEO Marketing
by Chris Lively
Google My Business is rebranding to Google Business Profile and what local businesses need to know about optimizing their profiles. According to Google, the most recent buzz around the water cooler is that the Google My Business (GMB) platform is being rebranded and will soon be known as Google Business Profile (GBP) to “keep things [...] KEEP READING
by Brad Haws
At first glance, the robots.txt file might look like something reserved for only the most text-savvy among us. But actually, learning how to use a robots.txt file is something anybody can and should master. And if you’re interested in having precision control over which areas of your website allow access to search engine robots (and [...] KEEP READING
by Brad Haws
Should You Pay for Google Reviews? Absolutely not. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, we can talk about why paying for Google reviews is easily one of the most misguided decisions you could ever make for your business.  Not only is buying good reviews considered illegal under federal law, but it’s also [...] KEEP READING
by Brad Haws
Getting your website indexed by Google and other search engines can be an effective way of driving free traffic to your website. But you might wonder:How do I submit my website to search engines? The short answer is: it depends on the search engine. The longer answer is to follow specific steps for each. Should [...] KEEP READING

SOCIAL MEDIA

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by Brandon Rhea
A decade or two ago, there might have been some doubt surrounding the longevity of social media. But now, we can clearly see that sites such as Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok have a tight hold on our society – and our marketing approach.  Nearly half of all consumers rely on social media influencers for recommendations [...] KEEP READING
by Brandon Rhea
By now, most of us are aware that fake Facebook profiles aren’t exactly rare. Even though a fake Facebook account might not seem like a big deal, recent headlines and current events have shown us otherwise. Aside from the onslaught of misinformation fueled by fake accounts on Facebook, there are many more ways in which [...] KEEP READING
by Brad Haws
Have you ever come across an interesting YouTube video, only to realize the content is in a language you aren’t familiar with? In the past, you might have just clicked on the next video – but now, it’s become significantly easier and you can easily learn how to translate YouTube videos into a wide range [...] KEEP READING
by Ashley Antill
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by Ashley Antill
We are excited to announce that V Digital Services has been awarded Premier Partner Status by Google, highlighting our dedication to our clients and proven search strategies. What does this mean for the VDS team and our clients? Aside from serving as a testament to the profitable, goal-oriented results we consistently deliver to our clients. [...] KEEP READING
by Ashley Antill
It’s that time of the year again. We are right in the heart of the holiday shopping season and both online and brick-and-mortar retailers expect the highest traffic at this time of the year. This is great for retailers, but competition is also likely to be higher than normal. We will be discussing some of [...] KEEP READING

WEB DEVELOPMENT

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E Commerce, UX, Web Design
by Jon Loudon
User experience (UX) is easily one of the most important determining factors in the success of a website, and by extension, the business that runs it. And yet, conversations surrounding user experience are often limited by vague ideas of what UX actually looks like. What’s more, many people aren’t quite sure exactly what user experience [...] KEEP READING
by Jon Loudon
Have I Been Hacked? As you may already know the internet is full of criminals and scammers. Websites today are under constant attack by malicious bots. Not all bots are bad but some are looking for openings and weaknesses in a website’s security. Most of these bots are malware that has infected users computers or [...] KEEP READING
boost gmb listing, digital marketing, Google My Business, Local SEO
by Chris Lively
Now that you’ve claimed and verified your Google My Business listing and have started to write your own business directory citations, it’s time to start the tune-up and enhancement process of your Local SEO presence. Just like a fine-tuned racing machine or well-conditioned athlete, your local SEO presence requires constant monitoring and improvements so that [...] KEEP READING
boost gmb listing, digital marketing, Google My Business, Local SEO, Social Media Marketing
by NoniShaney Cavaliere
If you actively manage your business’s social media accounts, the chances are that you are familiar with your customers’ expectations and have a good idea of what to expect and how to respond. However, being in the midst of a global pandemic can throw all of this out of the window. For business owners, this [...] KEEP READING
boost gmb listing, digital marketing, Google My Business, Local SEO, Social Media Marketing, business communication, COVID-19 marketing, customer communication, digital marketing, Franchise Marketing, Local SEO, Social Media Marketing
by NoniShaney Cavaliere
The coronavirus pandemic has the world facing a lot of uncertainty right now, and many people are unsure of what the future will look like for their businesses. Many business owners are facing drastic changes in the way business is being conducted. These changes have affected everything from orders to close temporarily, a lack of [...] KEEP READING

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