Helpful Information for Small Business People about Search Engine Optimization and Online Marketing

Online Marketing can be a frustrating, confusing and complicated endeavor for any business owner. We believe it doesn't have to be. At GreatCircle, a Tampa website design and SEO company, we provide a number of services to help our clients improve their online marketing and the performance of their websites in the search engines. We created this SEO Blog to help you succeed in your SEO efforts.

Since we're very involved in this subject we stay on top of the ever-changing world of SEO. We decided to create this blog as a way to publish information on this subject as we come across it. We also offer a free white paper on SEO and online marketing, so check that out too. We hope you find the information we have assembled here useful. Feel free to share with us your SEO knowledge and experiences using the comments links below each article.

Like-Gate: The End of Solicited Facebook Likes

A popular social media marketing tactics about to become obsolete, as Facebook cracks down on solicited likes curated by brands to increase their follower base.


How to Avoid an Unnatural Links Penalty

Google is constantly updating their search engine algorithm in order to keep the most relevant sites at the top of search results.  One of the more recent updates, the Unnatural Link update, has people paying attention.


Measuring Your Social Media Presence

According to, social media marketing budgets are projected to double in the next five years. That means there is no doubt that social media is here to stay, yet many business owners are unsure how the to successful measure their presence on these platforms.


Is Google’s Algorithm Pigeon an Attack on Local Business?

Much like metropolitan pigeons, the latest Google algorithm has many business owners seething. In the last 2 weeks, the effects of the new algorithm have taken over the web.


3 SEO Tactics That Can Hurt Your Website

Believe it or not, there is proper etiquette when SEO techniques are involved. Despite countless articles and blogs that offer up tips and tricks to receiving more ROI on your search engine marketing, there are a few basic tenets that have stood the test of time.