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Google My Business

What is Google My Business?

Google My Business (or GMB) is a business listing on Google that allows your company information to be output by Google in a variety of different results.

Google My Business (commonly known as GMB, and formerly known as Google Local and Google Places) is a business listing on Google, not unlike listings on online business directories such as Yelp. It’s also core element of local SEO.

The key difference between GMB and other directories is that, because this is Google we’re talking about, your Google My Business listing is super-charged: it can be incredibly detailed, and information from it can be output by Google into a variety of very important places with high online visibility, including.

SEO tips from Vontainment

The value of Google Page Speed

Page speed is often confused with “site speed,” which is actually the page speed for a sample of page views on a site. Page speed can be described in either “page load time” (the time it takes to fully display the content on a specific page) or “time to first byte” (how long it takes for your browser to receive the first byte of information from the web server).

You can evaluate your page speed with Google’s PageSpeed Insights. PageSpeed Insights Speed Score incorporates data from CrUX (Chrome User Experience Report) and reports on two important speed metrics: First Contentful Paint (FCP) and DOMContentLoaded (DCL).

Quality Website

You need to have a high quality website

Websites are more than just places to house information about your organization, institution, or business. Websites “wear several hats” and serve as vehicles for many different objectives – from brand promotion to new audience cultivation, to lead generation and more. That’s why it’s critical to have a high-quality website that can serve each of these differing objectives.

Drive web traffic

10 Free Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Website

A good business website is like having an extra employee—one who works 24/7 and can be the face of your company, give information, answer queries and even make sales. But what good does that do you if you aren’t getting visitors to your site? In this post we’ll cover thirteen of the many ways to drive traffic to your website.

There are 1.24 billion websites in the world. That’s a lot of competition, but keep in mind that you’re not trying to attract all internet users. Your goal is to get more people in your target audience to visit your site. Below are some simple and free ways to increase the amount of relevant traffic that you are getting to your website.

Online Branding

Get started with a new online presence

Whether you are starting a new business or have been open for a decade your online presence is important. When people look for different types of businesses or service providers one of the first actions we take is to look online. Even when friends refer us to a provider we usually go online to get their info and look.

What we see about a business can directly affect our view. It’s like the first impression meeting a person. We see reviews, images, news and your website (if you have one) as well as some of your competitors. Have you looked up your competition and yourself? Do you look best? If you don’t look best online you could be losing customers to who does.

Modern Web Design

10 Small Business Website Errors That Drive Customers Away

Visitors seldom leave a small business website with a neutral impression. For most prospects, your small business is an unknown quantity, so their first impression of your company will either make them more comfortable doing business with you or less comfortable. For this reason, you want their first experience with your website to inspire them to contact you—not your competitor.

Modern Web Design

New site design for CannaGoals; Check it out!

We just finished a new site design for CannaGoals.com. Check out their new site and see what they are about. Check-out our work in you are in the market for a website or just looking for a new one. We work hard to make sure all our designs are top notch.

Whatever the reason, redesigning your website can be a daunting task filled with uncertainty. Here at Vontainment we work hard to make the process easy and make sure you love the finished product.

SEO tips from Vontainment

13 Easy Ways to Immediately Improve Your SEO Rankings

What comes to mind when you see the term “SEO“? Where do you focus all your energy when you’re trying to improve SEO ranking of your website?

Most people focus a large proportion of their time on “keywords” and not much else.

However, if you’ve been working diligently on keyword optimization but are still not getting the results you want, you may need to consider other factors that affect SEO ranking.

Why Blog

19 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Writing a Blog

Blogging is one of the most valuable tools that businesses have to engage with customers and ultimately make their lives easier. If you’re not blogging, it’s time to get started or get left behind. If you need a bit of inspiration, here are 19 reasons (in no particular order) why your business should be blogging.

SEO tips from Vontainment

2019 SEO (Tips & Tricks!) What you need to know.

Google’s heavily investing to be the best. SEOs are trying to adapt to changes that follow. That’s how 2019 SEO trends are born. Let’s view what trends will make a difference in 2019.

In a nutshell, mobile-first indexing means that Google uses the mobile version of your page for indexing and ranking. Since March 2018, Google’s started the process of migrating sites to mobile-first index. It might happen that Search Console has already notified you about it.

Google’s nuts about delivering the best UX and delivering it fast. Desktop page loading time has been a ranking factor for a while. In July, it got a twin sibling – mobile page speed’s become a ranking factor for mobile.