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Why Are Customer Reviews So Important?

Your business is important to you and you may be wary about opening it up to online reviews. Take the leap. Online reviews are a great way to build trust with potential customers. Your customers will use reviews to decide if your products or services are the right fit, and they want to know how...  Read More

Roxanne Bonilla

Why You Still Need Keyword Research

As search engines become more advanced, stuffing a website full of keywords will no longer produce a high Google ranking. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should tear up your Excel spreadsheets (whew). Keyword research is still an important part of the complete breakfast that is a modern SEO strategy. Here’s why! The Benefits of...  Read More

Shannon Young

XML Sitemaps vs. HTML Sitemaps: What’s the Difference?

Every website has two types of users: The humans: and the machines: Web crawlers (also known as spiders, bots or automatic indexers) use XML Sitemaps to create search engine indexes. Human users use HTML Sitemaps to navigate websites. Does your website need both types of Sitemaps? Let’s find out! What is an XML Sitemap? When...  Read More

Glenn Walker

I, RankBrain: How Artificial Intelligence is Improving Google Search

Google recently declared RankBrain the 3rd most important ranking signal contributing to search. Since we know there are over 200 signals, this got a lot of people’s attention. But what exactly is RankBrain and how does it affect search results? We’ve learned a lot since RankBrain was first announced in October 2015, and I hope...  Read More

Glenn Walker

Everything You Need to Know About Schema.org

Imagine you had the power to speak directly to search engines and convince them that your pages were the most relevant to their users. Using Schema.org markup gives you that power. Kind of. Intrigued? Then pay attention, young marketing professional. By the end of this guide you will have learned everything you need to know....  Read More

Glenn Walker

How to Remove Private, Outdated, or Duplicate Content from Google

  It happens to the best marketers. You search for your website on Google and notice the search engine has indexed some pages that you would have preferred to keep private or hidden. This could include outdated information, duplicate content or content that contains sensitive or private information. Once you’ve discovered this content on Google,...  Read More

Shauna Croome

“Nailed It!” How to Successfully Launch a Website

Here at Bluetrain, we’ve seen our fair share of site redesigns and redevelopments… And we know just how exciting (and exhausting) the process can be! From project kick-off to the design phase to finally uploading your brand new content, the site redesign process can be a long one, which is why clients are usually super...  Read More

Alyana Angus

How to Rank in Google: What Matters in 2015 (Study)

  It’s been a busy year in search… Since last October we watched the break-up of Google Authorship, endured two Panda updates, battled Penguin 3.0 and survived “Mobilegeddon”—is your head spinning yet? Keeping track of these crazy algorithm changes can be a daunting task, but knowing which ones really matter when it comes to ranking...  Read More

Aimee Beck

Are You Ready for Google’s New Mobile-Friendly Update?

  Ready or not, here comes Google’s next big algorithm change! Scheduled to launch on April 21st, 2015, SEOs and industry experts are bracing themselves for what is expected to be one of the most impactful updates yet. The rumour is that this “huge algo upset” will overshadow Google’s previous Panda update and will be...  Read More

Shauna Croome

Mobile-Friendly – Not Just For B2C

  A common reaction many B2B business owners have when I recommend they make their website mobile-friendly is Why? My audience is other businesses not consumers. But the fact is businesses and consumers have similar mobile experience requirements. Business owners are on their mobile devices just as much as regular consumers and like consumers, they’re...  Read More

Shauna Croome

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