Category: Google

Smartz is a Google Partner Here’s Why It Matters

There are many factors to consider when looking for a trustworthy digital marketing agency. No matter how many services the agency offers, client trust and industry experience tell you all you need to know about their work. In the world of digital marketing, there is no single authority that can give you a better referral […]


A Guide to Google My Business

As the importance of an online presence continues to increase, you may have realized that your business could benefit from Google My Business. You may be wondering how to best present your brand online, or you may be looking to improve your existing Google My Business account. You’ve come to the right place. Smartz offers […]


What is the Google Guarantee?

If you have ever searched Google for any particular services, such as a plumber, you may have noticed a little green check mark next to a listing. This little stamp isn’t just for show, it tells potential customers that this business is Google Guaranteed. Google Guarantee helps your business build a solid reputation online and […]


What is the Google Fred Algorithm?

As you probably know, Google is constantly improving their algorithms in order to provide a better user experience that is changing over time. How search results, such as websites, are ranked is in a constant state of flux. For this reason, it is important for a webmaster to stay on top of all things SEO. […]


Why You Should Be Thinking About SEO Content

Search engine optimized content is one of the most misunderstood aspects of web marketing, but it is also one of the most important. SEO content makes a world of difference between abysmal and competitive ranking. When it comes to search results, keep in mind that Google puts the user first. Google is cracking down on […]


Smart Solutions Rebrands to Smartz, A Bend, Oregon Digital Marketing Agency

Bend, Oregon: Smartz is a premier digital marketing agency with over 25 years of experience located in Bend, Oregon. Recently, Smartz, formerly known as Smart Solutions, has undergone rebranding and has emerged with a fresh take on digital marketing. With its new look, Smartz offers decades of experienced digital marketing services and branding expertise. The […]


Google for Nonprofits and Ad Grants

Google is a strong supporter of nonprofit organizations and offers free resources that can help organizations connect to the people who matter most to help raise greater awareness. If eligible, the following Google services can be available for free with Google for Nonprofits: Google for Nonprofits is currently available in 50+ counties. Successfully enrolling in […]


Understanding and Stopping Referrer Spam

Having a great looking and user friendly website is essential for an effective web presence. But even more important may be the need to measure this “effectiveness”. Google Analytics is currently the most widely used tool for analyzing website traffic, and it provides an excess of data to glaze over the eyes of many SEO […]


Google Mobile Update – Is Your Site Mobile Friendly?

Google has announced that on April 21st, 2015 they are making a major update to their mobile search algorithm that will use mobile optimization as a ranking signal. This will result in more mobile friendly sites showing up in mobile search results. According to Google, this “will have a significant impact in our search results”. […]


3 Ways to change how mobile affects your business

Mobile use is on the rise, and Google is doing plenty to keep up with the demand. Recently Google rolled out some changes that will make marketing to your mobile audience easier. Not only will marketing to mobile users be more efficient, but you can also market FROM your mobile device! Here are 3 ways […]