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The Most Important Question to Ask to Avoid a Website Rebuild Traffic Disaster

The Most Important Question to Ask to Avoid a Website Rebuild Traffic Disaster
For years, you've worked hard as a campground owner to build your business attracting new campers and RVers. Your 'regulars' continue to come back year after year; they know how much you love improving on an already great product. As you review your website analytics using Google Analytics, you notice an increase in traffic year over year. As a mem...
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Campground Directory Listings: What to Avoid

Campground Directory Listings: What to Avoid
As a Campground Owner, you may be tempted to purchase a directory listing service in the belief that the more directories in which your campground is listed in will provide more opportunites for you to be found online.  DON'T. This is only partly true.  They key is ensuring that your websi...
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3 Ways to Improve Your Google Search Position

3 Ways to Improve Your Google Search Position
Changes by Google in their search algorithm can play havoc on your campground visibility and Google search position. These changes are due to Google's constant tweaking of their search algorithm combined with their pursuit of the perfect user experience. Recent changes include how searches like "Campgrounds near Guelph" are displayed. Google will '...
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The Ultimate SEO Checklist

The Ultimate SEO Checklist
I'm amazed at how many times I speak with a small business owner who says that they paid for SEO.  When I visit their site and take a quick look around I notice that even the simplest things are not completed.  Websites are often missing Title Tags, alt descriptions and more.  These are all important elements of your website that hel...
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One Important Tip to Protect Yourself from SEO Scams

One Important Tip to Protect Yourself from SEO Scams
I get angry when small businesses are taken advantage of. For the last several days I've been working with one of my campground clients who apparently signed up for some type of SEO service that guarantees a first place listing in Google.  What they don't tell you is that it is for your Campgro...
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