Look at your website on your phone right now!

Every successful business owner spends a lot of time and money on their website, making it look decent and convert well. The problem is how many business owners are completely ignoring their websites when viewed on a phone.

Your mobile website matters more than ever right now. You may have gotten an email from me talking a little about it because I want every one of my connections to be successful and giving them a heads up to check is the least I can do. Google is actively trying to convince site owners to make their site mobile-friendly, thumb-friendly and fast on mobile devices.

Mobile traffic online accounts for over 60% of all traffic so please don’t ignore it. Every day you have a non thumb friendly website you are losing business to your competition, there is no doubt about this. Think about the last time you went to a website on your phone that was hard to read, 9 out of 10 of you immediately hit the back button and went to one of the competitors site.

Let’s look at some examples and how to check out your site. First just go to your website on your phone. How does it look? If it wasn’t your website would you navigate it on your phone or would you look for an easier to use site?

Here is an example. Now please note this is a great company and they do awesome work and I would recommend using them BUT their site is a perfect example.

Site is easy to use and navigate on desktop:

But then it looks the same on the mobile side of things so you have to zoom in just to read it! If I wanted to call them how would I?

Now not only do you lose customers who land on your page but do you think it changes your rankings on Google? Using this same example let’s do a google search. This company is in spot #1 when you search from the desktop

Now the same exact search from my mobile phone this company drops to number 6! That means 75% of people on their phones will never even see this listing. Also notice how google lists that a site is mobile friendly or not. On mobile, over half of the internet traffic, will click their competitors and on average will never even know this company exists.-

Now anyone reading this understands this is costing your company money every day. For about the same amount the average person spends on coffee a month I can fix your mobile site and get you back in the game. The beauty of it is I don’t change your desktop site at all, it only changes your mobile side! It’s a no-brainer. Here is a mock up of what I could do for this company in just a few days time.
Want a mock-up of what I can do for you? It takes less than a minute just put your email and website in and you can see an example of your site being thumb friendly. http://www.cloudyzebra.com/mobile/

Call me today and let’s get your business mobile ready. 518-288-8736

Article Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/look-your-website-phone-right-now-matt-martoccio

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Should I have a mobile-friendly website

Mobile websites and Google search

Google is starting to decrease your ranking indicators if your website is not mobile friendly. Keep reading to see how to fix it.

I’m sure you have all heard the major announcements from Google for the past few years asking all webmasters to make sure their websites are mobile friendly by May 2016. Mobile search is more than half the searches typically and losing your great rankings that you’ve worked hard on would suck and cost you money.

Cloudy Zebra is right here in Ballston Lake, NY and we offer services to make your site mobile friendly and look amazing without altering your desktop side of your site. Visit the link below to see how awesome we can make your site look on mobile! Go ahead, take a look.

Turn your desktop site into a mobile site online

 

Now that you are all sorts of excited after seeing how gorgeous your new mobile website is going to look you may not care if your current one is friendly or not because of how awesome we can make it look. But if you want to check to see if your website is mobile-friendly for yourself with Google they have an amazing tool, https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

 

Want a completely ugly, non branded mobile website?
This option should just be a very temporary fix as it doesn’t keep the colors and feel of your desktop site and honestly looks pretty ugly but at least it is mobile friendly. If you are using wordpress as your site editor:

1) Download the Jetpack Plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/)

2) Log in to your WP dashboard

3) Click plugins, add new (USE CAUTION. Make a FULL backup of your site data and database before proceeding and confirm your wordpress and other plugins are up to date and your site is secure.)

4) Click upload plugin

5) Upload the zip file you just downloaded for the Jetpack Plugin

6) Click activate plugin

7) Go to the side bar and click Jetpack Settings

8) Scroll down and click mobile theme and configure

9) Choose your settings and click save.

10) Go to your website on your phone and see how your site looks.

11) When you are ready to have a better mobile site contact Cloudy Zebra SEO. info@cloudyzebra.com 518-288-8736

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Site Optimization with Cloudy Zebra SEO


SEO vs PPC

The difference between PPC and SEO

Deciding on what avenue to spend your companies advertising dollars is a massive decision that can make and break your ROI. There are thousands, if not millions, of  ways to spend your hard earned dollars for marketing your businesses products and or services. When it comes to digital marketing a huge choice one must make is choosing between PPC, SEO or doing both.

SEO vs. PPC

If you are getting ready to invest or re-invest in a digital media campaign then you may be asking yourself what is the difference is between PPC and SEO. First of all with all these 3 letter abbreviations you may be thinking it has something to do with government agencies but simply they mean Pay Per Click (what is PPC) and Search Engine Optimization (What is SEO.)  Give a listen to the audio below for highlights on differences between the two with positives and negatives of PPC campaigns given. To sum it up pay per click is like putting a Band-Aid on your hand when you cut off your finger while SEO is getting a brand new hand that works and looks better than it did before.

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Are you ready to grow your business with long term stability and make more profit every month?Well that means Search engine optimization with Cloudy Zebra is the way to go. Click here if your serious about growing your company with a local business in Albany providing world class seo services for businesses just like yours.

We are a local business located in the Capital Region at 31 Burning Bush Blvd Ballston Lake, NY 12019 and can be reached by phone at 518-288-8736.

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The Difference Between Albany SEO and PPC

What difference will PPC and SEO make for your business

It can be very difficult for a business owner to decide which avenues of marketing they should spend their valuable advertising dollars on. With millions of different ways to spend your hard earned cash we know you are looking for the advertising avenue that will generate you the largest ROI. In short the answer for local businesses is by having quality approved search engine optimization techniques applied to their business.

PPC vs. SEO

The most common question when it comes to internet marketing is what the difference is between Albany SEO and PPC (pay per click) is. The video below highlights the differences between the two and highlights the positives and negatives of PPC campaigns. To sum it up pay per click is like putting a Band-Aid on your hand when you cut off your finger while SEO is getting a brand new hand that works and looks better than it did before.

 

If you want to make more money, grow your company for long term stability, and just overall have a better online presence than Search engine optimization with Cloudy Zebra is the way to go. Click here if your serious about growing your company with a local business in Albany providing world class seo services for businesses just like yours.

We are a local business located in the Capital Region at 31 Burning Bush Blvd Ballston Lake, NY 12019 and can be reached by phone at 518-288-8736.

Kick your competition in the face

SEO for Roofing Contractors in Albany

Marketing for Roofers in Albany, NY

Cloudy Zebra SEO announced recently we are currently taking on one roofing contractor in Albany, NY. Only 1 roofing company will be able to work with us so we will not be helping out your competitors and just focusing on helping you dominate the local search traffic when people are looking for someone to do their roofing projects. You need to already be established with a good reputation and able to take on new clients every month to be able to have us help you be found on Google page 1.

Why use us for your internet media marketing?

We are a local search engine optimization company located at 31 Burning Bush Blvd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019 with a telephone number of 518-288-8736. We have well over 10 years experience growing national comapnies and local businesses just like yours with videos, pictures, posts and internet marketing. You can read all about our team members and why we started our business here. We do the work in house in America so no you won’t be receiving and broken English emails or calls from our company, sorry to totally ignore the industry standards. We’re going to be working with 1 roofing client in and around Albany, New York including Rensselaer County, Albany County, Saratoga County and Schenectady County.

Towns we will market you in

The towns a roofing company can cover are:
Albany, Altamont, Berne, Bethlehem, Colonie, Cohoes, Coeymans, Green Island, Guilderland, Knox, Menands, New Scotland, Ravena, Rensselaerville, Voorheesville, Watervliet, Westerlo, Rensselaer, Troy, Berlin, Brunswick, East Greenbush, Grafton, Hoosick, Nassau, North Greenbush, Petersburgh, Pittstown, Poestenkill, Sand Lake, Schaghticoke, Schodack, Stephentown, Castleton-on-Hudson, East Nassau, Hoosick Falls, Nassau, Valley Falls,  Schenectady, Duanesburg, Glenville, Niskayuna, Princetown, Rotterdam, Delanson, Scotia, Duane Lake, East Glenville, Mariaville Lake, Alplaus, Mechanicville, Saratoga Springs, Ballston, Charlton, Clifton Park, Ballston Lake, Corinth, Day, Edinburg, Galway, Greenfield, Hadley, Halfmoon, Malta, Milton, Moreau, Northumberland, Providence, Saratoga, Stillwater, Waterford, Wilton, Ballston Spa, Round Lake, Schuylerville, and Waterford. If your area isn’t listed here contact us to discuss your internet media needs.

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Marketing for Roofing Companies in Albany

Roofing SEO in Albany, NY

Cloudy Zebra SEO is happy to announce that we are currently accepting one roofing contractor to do business with in and around Albany, NY. We will only be working with 1 company so that we can help dominate the local search results for your business and will not help your competition. If you are looking for how to grow your roofing company, how to get more clients or just make more money roofing, than we may want to work with you. You must have an established roofing company and be able to handle additional clients each month.

Why Cloudy Zebra for your SEO?

We are a local internet media marketing agency located at 31 Burning Bush Blvd, Ballston Lake, NY 12019 and can be reached at 518-288-8736. We have years experience growing local businesses and national companies with internet marketing and internet media. You can read about our team members here. We do our work in house right here in the good old United States so you don’t have to worry about broken English emails or telephone calls from our company. We’re accepting 1 client for roofing company SEO in the Capital district of New York, which includes Albany County, Schenectady County, Rensselaer County and Saratoga County.

Areas we are currently accepting clients in

The towns and cities within these counties we are accepting a roofing company for are:
Albany, Altamont, Berne, Bethlehem, Colonie, Cohoes, Coeymans, Green Island, Guilderland, Knox, Menands, New Scotland, Ravena, Rensselaerville, Voorheesville, Watervliet, Westerlo, Rensselaer, Troy, Berlin, Brunswick, East Greenbush, Grafton, Hoosick, Nassau, North Greenbush, Petersburgh, Pittstown, Poestenkill, Sand Lake, Schaghticoke, Schodack, Stephentown, Castleton-on-Hudson, East Nassau, Hoosick Falls, Nassau, Valley Falls,  Schenectady, Duanesburg, Glenville, Niskayuna, Princetown, Rotterdam, Delanson, Scotia, Duane Lake, East Glenville, Mariaville Lake, Alplaus, Mechanicville, Saratoga Springs, Ballston, Charlton, Clifton Park, Ballston Lake, Corinth, Day, Edinburg, Galway, Greenfield, Hadley, Halfmoon, Malta, Milton, Moreau, Northumberland, Providence, Saratoga, Stillwater, Waterford, Wilton, Ballston Spa, Round Lake, Schuylerville, and Waterford. If your area isn’t listed here contact us to discuss your internet media needs.

How Does Yahoo treat no-follow links

Yahoo and no-follow links

A very common question among those in the search engine optimization (SEO) field revolves around the question of no-follow links. A no follow link is a back-link to a website that the referring website has tagged as a no follow link. This no follow attribute signals to search engines that the link is real but should not be followed by the spiders, or crawlers. Many immediately think that these type of links do nothing to help your online presence.  But that is just non-sense. While you may not get all the “juice” from these links transferred to your website you will certainly increase your trust flow and show the search engines that you are a website that matters and provides user content that is really for the users and not just for some SEO back-link campaign.

Loren Baker wrote to Google, Yahoo and Ask and asked them point blank about no-follow links to help clear this subject up. Yahoo responded and said they do indeed index no-follow links and pass traffic through them. They do however not pass the anchor text and attribution over to the website being linked to. Below is the beautiful info-graphic he added to his article.

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Loren Bakers info-graphic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What this basically means is Yahoo does indeed use no-follow links as part of their algorithms but it doesn’t hold the same weight for adding juice to your actual website as a normal back-link. So if you have the chance at receiving a no-follow link from places such as Wikipedia, Facebook etc then you absolutely should take them. But also remember all back-links are not created equal and you should not be trying to get every back-link you possibly can. That is some old black hat techniques that end up hurting your website rankings rather than helping them. Search engines main goal is to provide accurate and helpful search results for users inquiries. If you have a valuable site these search engines want to know about your site and want to display them proudly in their results. The better a search engine can provide answers and information to it’s users the more trust that company has and more people will use them, knowing they care about solving the problems rather than just displaying random pages with no useful user content.

 

If you are confused about back-links or would like to learn how your company can be found online then contact Cloudy Zebra SEO, a local Albany SEO agency.