Is Google’s “Helpful Content” Update Harming Your Small Business Website?

By Grace on Monday, November, 6th, 2023 in SEO. No Comments

If you have noticed a shift in your website traffic lately, you may want to read this! Google made a major shift in how the search engine rewards content on websites. For some, it has been devastating to their website traffic. The most recent “helpful content” update on September 14 changed search algorithms. The search […]


Why We Use GeneratePress for Your Business Website

By Grace on Wednesday, July, 5th, 2023 in Design. No Comments

Ever wonder what we use behind the scenes at Octane to make our websites sleek and fast? When we build a website, we use the WordPress Content Management System (CMS). And now, when we build a website, we exclusively use the GeneratePress theme. GeneratePress is a WordPress Theme. We moved to GeneratePress a few years […]


Is Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Advertising right for your small business?

By Grace on Monday, February, 6th, 2023 in Marketing,Octane Blog. No Comments

Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising is one of the most cost-effective ways for your local business to advertise your product or service online. We think it is a great option for small businesses, because it is cost-effective and targeted. What is Pay-Per-Click or PPC?  This is a form of advertising that shows up on a search engine […]


How Will 2023 Change Marketing for Your Small Business?

By Grace on Wednesday, January, 4th, 2023 in Marketing. No Comments

Happy New Year from The Octane Agency! We love kicking off the year with our predictions in Digital Marketing. The evolution of the digital space has been changing at an ever-increasing pace. Here are a few things we think you will be seeing in 2023. Creators Marketplace use skyrockets If your business wants to interact […]


Should Business Leaders Make Political Statements?

By Grace on Friday, September, 16th, 2022 in Octane Blog. No Comments

Does it seem like lately more and more companies are publicly taking sides in political debates? We think so too. Many business leaders have been weighing in on their political opinions in very public ways. And often, these public statements have both positive and negative reactions from the public. So, if you are a small […]


Should Your Business Use Social Listening Software?

By Grace on Friday, March, 4th, 2022 in Social Media. No Comments

Social Listening is one of the most valuable marketing strategy tools for your business. If your Metro Atlanta business is not using social listening software, this information is for you. We will cover what it is, how to use it, and how to get it.  What is Social Listening? Social listening tracks different social media […]


What marketing trends can your business expect for 2022? 

By Grace on Monday, January, 10th, 2022 in Marketing. No Comments

The past two years, 2020 and 2021, have completely reshaped the online marketplace. The global pandemic made people dependent on ecommerce much more quickly than most experts anticipated. But we are only now beginning to get a full picture of what those shifts in behavior mean for customers. Here are a few things we think […]


Improving Your Business SEO through Third-Party Reviews

By Grace on Wednesday, September, 1st, 2021 in SEO. No Comments

Third-party reviews are an extremely powerful component to improving the online presence of your local business. Third-party review content and volume are big factors in SEO, or search engine optimization. Here are some ideas for how to improve your third-party review strategy: Increase review volume. Ask customers who interact with your company to write an […]


Does Your Small Business Have a Unified Brand?

By Grace on Tuesday, May, 4th, 2021 in Design. No Comments

Visual brand unity can often be overlooked in small business marketing. But it should be one of the guiding tenets of your marketing strategy. Here’s why. What is visual brand unity? Visual brand unity is like short-hand. It helps communicate your company identity at a quick glance. It is using similar fonts, colors, visuals and […]


How Does Your Business Get Featured on Google Snippets?

By Grace on Thursday, April, 8th, 2021 in SEO. No Comments

One of the most powerful drivers of web page visitors is Google’s Featured Snippets. Featured snippets attempt to answer questions on the search page. Google highlights content from websites and users are able to find information without going to another web page. Interestingly, even though Google is attempting to reduce clicks, featured snippets still drive […]

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