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SEO / SEM

A search engine optimization blog for hunting outfitters, guides and lodges to help their internet marketing presence. 3plains has been performing organic SEO since 2001 for the hunting, fishing and outdoor industry.

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Overbuying domain names

Overbuying domain names

July 26, 2017 by

In talking with our customers over the years, I find a common problem is overbuying domain names, running multiple websites, or buying domain name privacy options which is really unnecessary.

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I can't find my website in a Google search. What's the problem?

I can't find my website in a Google search. What's the problem?

May 03, 2017 by

This is by far the most common question and/or statement we get both from current customers and potential customers. Clients as me all the time why isn't my website showing up in Google on the first page anymore? It's at this point I have to ask a series of questions and even ask what exact terms they are even searching or that they feel they need to rank for.

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Search Stats: Nearly 60% of searches now from mobile devices

March 30, 2017 by

According to official Google statements, more than 50 percent of search queries globally now come from mobile devices and could possibly be up to 60 percent. This begs the question, if your website isn't mobile, why haven't you converted it to mobile / reponsive yet?

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Google Algorithm Update Fred [March 8th Unconfirmed Update]

Google Algorithm Update Fred [March 8th Unconfirmed Update]

March 20, 2017 by

Each year, Google changes its search algorithm around 500–600 times. While most of these changes are minor, Google occasionally rolls out a major algorithmic update that affects search results in significant ways. This last major Google update dubbed Fred appears to be one of those major Google algorithmic updates.

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The Ever-Changing World of Website Design

The Ever-Changing World of Website Design

December 22, 2016 by

Designing for the web is a rollercoaster ride of fads and technology. Every time someone comes up with some new trick with HTML5, or CSS3, or even a javascript library everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon to “keep up with everyone else”. Here’s the problem with that. The latest fads don’t work for everyone. New languages and new technology aren’t always better. The old adage “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” rings truer than ever these days.

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Google Penguin Update 4.0

Google Penguin Update 4.0

October 02, 2016 by

Has your SEMRush, SEOMoz, Google Analytics Account, or other Tracking Software been bouncing around here in the last several weeks? Well, there is possibly a reason for that - Google Penguin 4.0.

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