AWG Blog

April 10th, 2014

URL Structure Matters

When your website is your only business presence it is even more important to ensure that your website is fully optimized. This article is the first in a series discussing aspects of site optimization and what Active Web Group can do to help your site to gain traction in the Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs). One of the aspects of a website that will impact it’s rankings and must be inspected is a site’s link structure. Read More »

April 2nd, 2014

eCommerce Tips for Small Businesses

While Amazon.com may be the 800lb gorilla of online sales, that doesn't mean your small business can't sell things online. It also doesn't mean you should ignore your shopping cart or look for ways to make it better. In this post we'll take a look at some high level best practices and in the trenches tips and tricks to make your online shopping cart one of your strongest online assets. Read More »

March 21st, 2014

Five Steps to Increase Traffic With a Company Blog

Your business’s website is so much more than just a place to sell goods and services on the web. It is also a place to engage your potential customers in a manner that increases brand awareness. By implementing a blog on your company website you are able to regularly connect with customers by providing information about your business and its related industry. But where to start? In this post we’ll go over the five steps of developing and creating a blog for your company website. Read More »

March 17th, 2014

Does My Business Need a Twitter Account

Does your business need a Twitter account? Can you use your personal Twitter account to promote your business, or should you keep the separate? What are best practices for trying to grow a Twitter account, get the most out of it, and what mistakes do you want avoid making on your Twitter account? In this post we'll take a look at those questions and more. Read More »

February 27th, 2014

Do I Need a Facebook Account For My Business?

Does your business need a Facebook page, can you use your personal account, and what are some of the best practices for companies and small businesses who are trying to get involved in social media? In this post we'll take a look at those questions and more. Read More »

February 18th, 2014

Using Twitter for Small Business

Twitter has been on the scene for almost 8 years and has gathered a large user base that wants to know what’s going on in the world in 140 characters or less. People use the service to keep in touch with colleagues, industry professionals, and their favorite brands. Can a small business use Twitter help meet their goals? Absolutely. You just need to have a strategy that suits your brand. Read More »

January 30th, 2014

Choose the Right CMS for Your Website

One of the most important decisions to make when creating a website is which Content Management System (CMS) to build the site on. In this post we'll take a look at the pros and cons of the 3 most popular CMS's to help you choose the best one for your website. Read More »

January 6th, 2014

How to Help Your Business Rank for Local Search Terms

When the internet was in its early days and eCommerce was just starting to gain momentum, one of its most appealing aspects was that it leveled the playing field between big chains and small local businesses. However as big online retailers like Amazon moved in, many local businesses were pushed off the first page of Google. In this post we’re going to be looking at what local businesses can do to help their business rank for more searches.

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December 19th, 2013

How To Hire The Right Internet Marketing Specialist

If you’ve reached the point of a hiring a SEO consultant to help update your website, then you want to make sure that you hire the right kind of SEO for your needs. With all of the changes that have been made to the SEO landscape this past year, there have been many different stances taken on whether or not the SEO field itself has taken a backseat to other types of marketing. SEO, now being referred to by some as internet marketing a continually evolving field of work and you’ll want to ensure that you hire the best White Hat SEO in the field. Read More »

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