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August 2, 2012

Why Google Plus Local Is Good For Local Business

A few months ago Google made a dramatic overhaul to their local business profile service, Google Places. What they have done is consolidated Google Places into Google+, calling these new pages Google+ Local. Many Google Places profiles have been automatically switched over to Google+ Local. If you have noticed that your profile looks different, this […]

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June 26, 2012

PPC Tutorial: What specific keywords are triggering my ad clicks?

There are a variety of Google Adwords match types: phrase, broad, and exact. In most cases you’ll have a mix of these match types, so there is typically a wide range of keywords that can trigger your ads, and result in clicks. Therefore, you’ll want to keep an eye on what specific keyword searches are […]

May 31, 2012

Is Your Website Invisible?

By now any self respecting business owner knows that having a website is crucial. When someone hears about your business and they would like to learn more, the default has quickly become the internet. If a potential customer has your business card or can remember your business name (which often times they won’t), they can […]

May 16, 2012

The importance of being on page 1 of the search results

There can be only 1, well 10 if you’re talking about search engine rankings. (From Highlander, watch the long drawn out movie scene). One of the challenges of SEO is that you can’t be satisfied with helping a client go from ranking 100th for a phrase to 11th. Sadly, an 11th spot, page 2 in […]

March 9, 2012

SEO Ethics Conference at UVU

Yesterday Red Olive attended a conference about SEO ethics at Utah Valley University. Ash Buckles, President of, spoke on black hat vs. white hat SEO and the respective techniques to avoid and participate in. He first defined what the search engines consider to be black hat tactics. Black hat SEO tactics include website cloaking, […]

March 8, 2012

Research old mentions of your site for Link Building possibilities

Link building is one of the most difficult tasks in SEO. Lately, I’ve been able to increase my link building conversion rate by looking for old company mentions in Google, where a link was never established. This is how to do it, and why it works. How to search for old mentions: First, search your […]

February 23, 2012

Rob Bonham, Marketing Analyst, joins Red Olive.

We’re excited to announce a new addition at the Olive, Rob Bonham.  Rob is a marketing analyst brought on to conjure up creative SEO strategies, expand our social media efforts, and develop integrated marketing plans to help our clients grow their business.  Rob has spent the last 5 years devoted to online marketing and we’re […]

February 8, 2012

4 Tips for Writing Copy for your Company’s Website

One of the most common hurdles for companies when launching a new website is getting the copy written for each page. Here are some ideas to help assist you in generating copy and content for your website. These tips will help your company create more interesting content and possibly help with Search Engine Optimization. 1. […]

Startup companies seo
January 24, 2012

SEO Tips for Startup Companies

Startup companies typically have limited resources and tight budgets making it difficult to pay for SEO services. So here is a quick list of things a company can do to improve their rankings until they can afford to cover the costs for SEO. Site Development – Communicate with your Developer When you pick a developer […]

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January 17, 2012

SEO Company Density by State – Based on Number of Page Results

This article shows the number of Google search results for the search "intitle:[state] seo," per each person, in each state. Below the graphic you’ll find the individual numbers showing how many results there are per state (without any population size adjustments). The purpose of this information is to give you an idea of how many […]

Tips for On Site SEO
December 15, 2011

SEO Tips for On Site Optimization

I’ve put together a list of SEO tips and resources to help you formulate components of your website. I’ve built this list of tips from experience developing sites and taking over SEO on sites where the initial developer wasn’t focused on SEO. Title Tag: Tip: Choose a title tag that best describes the content on […]

December 13, 2011

Utah – SEO Services

One of the most common questions we get after we launch a web design project is “Do we offer SEO?” And the answer is: yes. In fact, we have been doing SEO for Utah companies for over 5 years. The typical scenario is that companies will want to focus on design and copywriting during the […]

December 7, 2011

Some cool robot and misc artwork wallpapers

Chris Grayson, a senior graphic designer at Red Olive, created some unique robot artwork recently.  Not the kind that steal your email address or autofill your website forms, the cool artistic kind.  Anyway, thought we’d share them out as wallpapers to fellow bot lovers everywhere. Which one should we make a t-shirt into? 1. SketchBot, […]

October 4, 2011

4 things Microsoft can do to improve pc growth rates

Apple’s ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ keynote is underway today. And in typical Apple fashion, they are starting with statistics. The big stat that caught my attention was the ‘Year over Year Growth’ chart showing PC at 4% and Mac at 23%. So I thought I would come up with a list of a few things Microsoft […]

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October 4, 2011

New senior graphic designer addition, Christopher Grayson.

The talent pool just expanded at the Olive with the addition of a new senior designer, Christopher Grayson.  Chris has been creating gold for Rivetal in Orem for the last four years and instantly captured our attention.  With a BFA from, plug your ears UTE fans, BYU as well as years of design and illustration experience in […]