About Jonathan Hochman

After graduating from Yale with two degrees in Computer Science, Jonathan Hochman set up his own consulting company in 1990. He has been an Internet marketer since 1994.

How to Standardize Multiple Domains for SEO Using 301 Redirects

When you attach multiple domain names to a site, search engines can become confused and your rankings may suffer. If they find the same page at two or more different URLs, the search engines will sometimes filter out the extra listings, but there's no guarantee of which ones they filter. You also don't [...]

How to Standardize Multiple Domains for SEO Using 301 Redirects2019-03-27T00:45:16+00:00

How to Write Meta Descriptions (Code Sample Included)

Ranking in search is only half the battle.  To obtain all the potential traffic, you need to know how to write meta descriptions that make your listings stand out and appeal to searchers.  Unique meta descriptions help ensure that the search results contain a relevant hook to encourage the searchers to click through. Search [...]

How to Write Meta Descriptions (Code Sample Included)2019-03-27T00:46:23+00:00

The Cost of Banner Advertising – Trends and Analysis

We have compiled benchmark rates from past years by amalgamating data from multiple advertisers. These numbers are useful to get an idea of what ads might cost based upon actual experience of other advertisers. Historical Cost of Banner Advertising Aggregate PPC data for a portfolio of several dozen clients Metric [...]

The Cost of Banner Advertising – Trends and Analysis2019-03-18T19:27:13+00:00

The Cost of Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising—Trends and Analysis

Advertisers often ask, How much does PPC cost? These statistics help answer that question. Each advertiser can set a monthly budget, and a maximum cost per click by keyword. We've seen budgets ranging from $50 per month to $500,000 per month and even more. To provide useful guidance, our benchmark shows average results for [...]

The Cost of Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising—Trends and Analysis2019-03-27T00:49:00+00:00

How to Get Google Sitelinks

What Are Google Sitelinks? Google sitelinks are a deluxe listing format that presents a main search result, followed by two or more indented Sitelink results. Most web site operators view Sitelinks as a reputation enhancer, and also a way to control a greater area of the search results page. For these reasons Sitelinks are [...]

How to Get Google Sitelinks2019-03-27T00:56:48+00:00

Basic SEO Tips

Search engine optimization (SEO) is often sold as an expensive and time-consuming service, but many websites can easily improve their search engine results by following a few basic tips. The first thing to do is figure out your unique value proposition. What does your website or webpage offer that cannot be found elsewhere? [...]

Basic SEO Tips2019-03-27T01:04:50+00:00

The Benefits of Clean URLs

Clean URLS Explained A URL, or uniform resource locator, is the address of a page or file on the World Wide Web. The URL is displayed in your browser’s address bar, usually starting with http: or https:. A clean URL is one that does not have a parameter string. For example: [...]

The Benefits of Clean URLs2019-06-28T16:53:28+00:00

Best Content Management Systems and SEO

Before the importance of search engine optimization (SEO) was fully understood by the web developer and business communities, Content Management Systems (CMS) were invented to help companies large and small easily build and update their web sites. As a result, there are many content management systems in use today that may hinder or even [...]

Best Content Management Systems and SEO2019-03-27T01:12:26+00:00

Best Practices for Managing Online Reviews

A 2011 study by Harvard Business School determined that a one star improvement in reviews on Yelp increased restaurants’ business by 5-9%. Other businesses should expect similar results, whether those reviews are on Yelp, Google or some other site. Defend Your Reputation The best way to prevent negative reviews from harming [...]

Best Practices for Managing Online Reviews2019-03-27T01:07:55+00:00

The Cost of SEO Services

There is no standard definition of SEO services, so it is not easy to compare the costs of one provider to another. We've seen many SEO packages in the marketplace that are either too expensive, or too cheap. The best way I can answer the question is to explain what we charge and [...]

The Cost of SEO Services2019-03-27T01:19:04+00:00