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Facebook Testing Improved Local Search Feature To Offer Users Business Suggestions

Published on March 23, 2017
Our favorite social media network is at it again. Facebook is currently testing a new and improved local search feature that may take away from Foursquare, Yelp, and Google Maps. According to TechCrunch, Facebook has confirmed that users are able to catch recommendations of nearby places. This works by entering something like “nearby vet” or “orthodontist nearby” in the mobile or web search of Facebook. By doing this, users will receive a list of relevant businesses near their location, as well as their Facebook ratings, map, and fr...[more]

Proximity is Now a Top Ranking Factor in Local Search

Published on February 28, 2017
Many of our SEO clients have heard us tell them that when it comes to local searches it’s all about location and relevance. This subject usually arises when a client calls or emails because their business isn’t showing up in the “local pack” search results. (The “local pack” is the portion near the top of the search results that shows a map with up to three local businesses). They often wonder why a new business with no reviews is showing up on the map and listings and they aren’t.
The local pack has generated a lot of discussi...[more]

Easy Way To Get Google Reviews

Published on February 08, 2017
Google reviews are extremely important for businesses nowadays because of consumer influence. Businessesknow they need to be accumulating as many positive reviews as possible for various business marketing reasons, though many don't know how to do so or where to start. As Google is constantly changing, it’s important for us at Solutions by Design to keep our clients ahead of the game and educated on how Google reviews work, as well as conquering the task of getting more reviews from current and past patients.
Where to start?

The first thin...[more]

December Charity | Action Against Hunger

Published on December 06, 2016
OurCheck-in 4 Charitymembers are supporting Action Against Hunger this December. Action Against Hunger saves lives while building long-term strategies for self-sufficiency. Their global efforts save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, but millions of malnourished children remain in need of lifesavingtreatment. CHECK-IN at a C4C member's office to help make a difference.

Learn more about Action Against Hunger on this video and find out why you need to check-in on Facebook at a local Check-in 4 Charity member's office.



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Become An Exclusive Concierge Client

Published on November 22, 2016

Google’s New Mobile Index Split | How It Will Effect Your SEO

Published on November 22, 2016

Due to the fact that the majority of searches are now conducted on mobile devices, Google has decided to split their index into mobile-specific and desktop-specific versions.
What is the Google index? Every day, Google’s search engine “bots” crawl through websites and index the contents so that results can be presented to searchers. Until now there has been one unified index for both desktop and mobile searches, so no matter what device you were searching from, the results would be basically the same.
Google’s plan is to provide resul...[more]

We #MannequinChallenge You

Published on November 16, 2016
The latest internet craze is the Mannequin Challenge! The #MannequinChallenge involves a group of people to strike a pose while being filmed to hip hop artist Rae Sremmurd’s newly released song “Black Beatles” in the background.
The first viral video of the Mannequin Challenge surfaced in October 2016, and it's now trending all across the net. There are currently more than 56,000 posts with the hashtag #MannequinChallenge and the number rises every day. Now, it’s our turn!
Just a typical day at Solutions by design…#MannequinChallen...[more]

‘Tis the Season for some FREEBIES!

Published on November 02, 2016

Get your office into the spirit of the season with FREE selfie signs from Solutions by Design. Download your FREE SELFIE SIGNS to help promote your practice on social media and engage with your patients. Just click the link to get yours now!
Download Now (takes you to this form: http://www.solutionsbydesign.com/freebies.php

What Can Social Media Do For Your SEO?

Published on September 13, 2016
There is a misunderstanding for many business owners about how to grow your organic rankings on search engines like Google. Having an experienced and skilled SEO director is a key to achieving higher rankings, but it’s important to remember that without social media, particularly a social media strategist, your organic rankings will not advance to the optimum level of achievement. These days, simply having your business profile on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram isn’t enough to boost your search rankings....[more]

Google’s War Against Pop-Ups

Published on September 13, 2016
Last month Google announced that they would begin penalizing websites that display content-blocking pop-ups. These are called “interstitial ads,” you can find these all over the Internet as you try to browse certain websites. This is how they work: you navigate to an article that you want to read and as you are just starting with the first paragraph, a pop-up appears that blocks the content. These pop-ups usually wantyou to sign up for their newsletter, purchase a subscription, or will displayan advertisement for a product or service....[more]

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