Did You Know 5/8

Did You Know? It has been an exciting few weeks in Jacksonville. First the One Spark event, then our anniversary, the Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach last weekend, and this week is The Player's Championship at Sawgrass. But you probably already know that. In fact, you're probably reading this from the 17th hole. So let us know who you're rooting for on our Facebook  or Twitter  . And without further ado, here's what you've all been waiting for; Did You Know... It is impossible to hum if your nose is plugged? Did You Know... That at least half of the people reading this email just tried to hum while holding their nose? Did You Know... For Google, 18% of organic clicks go to the #1 position, 10% of organic clicks go to the #2 position, and 7% of organic clicks go to the #3 position? Where are you? Did You Know... Jon Bon Jovi has a restaurant that has no prices; guests pay whatever they can or volunteer in exchange for their meal? Did You Know... 93% of online experiences begin with a search engine. The other 7% is probably people checking their Facebook. Did You Know... When withdrawing money from an ATM, the 'whirring' sound before your money pops out is actually a recording? The actual mechanism is so far back that you can't hear it. Hope you enjoyed these and I hope to see you on the green! Thanks, Mike

By | May 8th, 2013|Did You Know?, SEO in Jacksonville|0 Comments

Did You Know 4/24

Did You Know? Next week is a very special week for us. It's our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! That's right, one whole year! Twelve months, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, however you want to calculate it, we made it. Granted, not ALL of those minutes were spent working but it's still a big accomplishment. We've met a lot of great people and worked on a bunch of great (and less than great) websites in that period under the watchful eyes of our autographed MacGyver and Highlander pictures. So stop by our office on Tuesday, the 30th to help us celebrate! And now for what you were all waiting for...our latest installment of Did You Know?   Did You Know... Most people who read the word "yawning" will yawn? Did you yawn? Did You Know... In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum? Did You Know... A Hippo's Milk Is Pink A hippo's milk is pink? Did You Know... Outbound (trade shows, direct mail, print ads, TV/radio ads) cost $255 per lead vs Inbound (Search Engine Optimization, blogging, social media, RSS, public relations) that costs $45 per lead Did You Know... Every day Google answers more than one billion questions from people around the globe in 181 countries and 146 languages. 15% of the searches they see everyday have never been searched before.     Learn something new today? Have your own Did You Know you'd like to submit? Want to help us celebrate our anniversary? We'd love to hear from you! Thanks, Mike

By | April 24th, 2013|Did You Know?, SEO in Jacksonville|0 Comments

Did You Know 4/16

  Did You Know? So how are your New Year's resolutions holding up? Rocking that six pack yet? Still haven't cleaned out the garage? No worries, we've still got 2/3 of the year left to get all that business done. One thing that should definitely be on your to-do list is attending One Spark! From April 17 - 21, 2013, CREATORS from all over the world will showcase ideas and projects to connect with a $250,000 crowdfund, $1 million in capital investments, and immediate individual contributions. All via live, on-site voting. When else will you be able to do that? It's like a live Kickstarter! (For the record, we are not affiliated with One Spark in any way, we just think it's an amazing event and want to support our great city) Continuing our Did You Know segment, Did You Know... The names of all of the continents both start and end with the same letter? Did You Know... If you say the alphabet without moving your tongue or lips, every letter will sound the same? Did You Know... That I know you just tried saying the alphabet without moving your tongue or lips? Did You Know... 74% of internet searchers ignore paid ads? While Googe Adwords is a very powerful tool, SEO is vastly more effective Did You Know... SEO leads have a 14.6% close rate, while outbound leads (such as direct mail or print advertising) have a 1.7% close rate. Did You Know... The Beatles literally stopped touring because their music could not be amplified loud enough to compete with the screaming crowd noise, even with custom built amplifiers. Take that, Beiber. Enjoy your hump day, we hope to see you at One [...]

By | April 16th, 2013|Did You Know?, SEO in Jacksonville|0 Comments

Lucky SEO

Everything in life is luck." ~ Donald Trump   I once read an article about how Donald Trump made his fortune, lost it, made it again, lost it again, and made it back. The purpose of the story was to illustrate how rich people aren't just lucky, that there is something special about this group. Whether intelligence, attitude, connections, etc, these people somehow are different from us plebeians and that is the source of their success. Obviously Mr. Trump does not believe this theory. And neither do I. I fully subscribe to the "I'd rather be lucky than good" belief. This doesn't mean I don't work every day to make myself a better person and SEO. I go to the gym, I stay current on every search engine algorithm change and rumor, I work hard to provide my clients with the best possible service I can provide. But that is all for naught if I get hit by a meteor walking to my car. Or if Google decides to close its doors tomorrow. Or if all of my clients go out of business at the same time through no fault of mine. Life happens.   Luck applies to all aspects of our lives, even SEO. Google can decide that that private blog network you've been relying on for all your backlinking is next on their chopping block. Your competitor can be featured in the newspaper for saving six puppies from a fire resulting in free press and ultimately, free backlinks to high PR pages. Or your server can get hacked and lose all your website data. Any SEO worth their salt has had that one site that, despite their best efforts, just wont budge in the [...]

By | March 25th, 2013|SEO in Jacksonville|0 Comments