Posts By: S0nic621

Are Keywords the Only Way to Optimize?

Whether someone is typing on a desktop or speaking into their mobile device, their searches require words—keywords. So, are keywords the only thing used to optimize a website? Keywords Cannot Be Understated, But… There is no denying the importance of keywords in search engine optimization. For best results, keywords—the words you think potential customers are… Read more »

Google’s Not Supporting noindex in robots.txt – What Does that Even Mean?

Two days before Independence Day, Google announced its own sort of independence—freedom from supporting unsupported and/or unpublished robots.txt rules. One such unsupported robots.txt rule is “noindex.” Some SEOs may be scrambling to execute the same command through different (Google-supported) channels. Some SEOs are unaffected because they never implemented “noindex.” Most everyone else is just left… Read more »

Reasons Why Your Search Rankings Fluctuate

Search engine optimization is a marathon, not a sprint. The goal is to achieve stable high rankings. But, search rankings are highly volatile by nature. Reasons your rankings may fluctuate include: Algorithm tests and updates Search engines refine their algorithms every day and occasionally launch major updates. When search engines test algorithm changes and/or unroll… Read more »

What is Search Intent and Why Your SEO Depends on It

When you hear “SEO,” most people think “keywords.” It’s a natural association. After all, people have been using typed words to conduct internet searches since the birth of the internet, and more recently, people are speaking words to conduct their searches. Still, as search technology evolves, keywords (and the other known SEO ranking factors like… Read more »

What Is Social Listening and What Can It Help You Do?

At SonicSEO.com, we often encourage clients (if they haven’t already) to join conversations relevant to their brand/product/service by engaging with their target market on social media. There’s a reason we say it this way—because what’s happening on social media is really a conversation, and like a live conversation, social media engagement requires both “talking” (i.e…. Read more »

Are You Marketing Your Luxury Brand Effectively?

There are products and services you need and then there are products and services you “need.” If your marketing doesn’t recognize the difference, then you are not going to reach your sales potential. When you are offering a luxury item or service, stating the benefits (over features) isn’t enough—there are other products at lower price… Read more »

What You Need to Know about Paid Ads and Brand Safety

Recently, Google—YouTube and Google Ads, in particular—have come under fire because of poor ad placement. Don’t be confused—the term “ad placement” is not about the location of the ad on the screen. It’s about the what content the ad is placed next to, and that could be content that threatens the credibility or safety of… Read more »

Know Your Reporting Tools: Date Range Comparison

You’ve heard us say (and not for the last time): there is nothing set-it-and-forget-it about your website. Once your website is live, then a different type of work begins—maintenance and management. Management involves the work of keeping your website performing in search and sales conversions. The only way to know what management tasks need to… Read more »