Kristy Smith

Kristy Smith is the energetic Founder, Director & Driver of Virtual Elves, a business that helps you feel in control, well educated and understanding of how to work with a Virtual Assistant, among other things! She loves the water, is a mean cook and loves being social! Connect with Kristy on Facebook

What Can You Learn from Google’s Annual Web Spam Report

Over the last few years, Google has intensified its campaign against web spam to ensure that users will get reliable and useful online information. Just recently, it has released its annual report on how it fought spammy links and web content over the last 12 months. As a business owner or a web master, it’s …

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5 Tips towards Building a Great Relationship with your Virtual Assistant

When working with a Virtual Assistant it’s crucial to understand the delicate balance between the technology and the person on the other side of the computer. A VA is like any other resource for your business – they help to support, maintain and grow your operations. But if you want your VA to develop and …

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Choosing Blog Post Images Your Audience and Google will Like

Content is an integral part of your website. After all, Google and other search engines rely on your content to determine how to rank your site. From the perspective of SEO, the text of your post should be your top priority when creating content. However, it’s also important to consider the images you’ll use on …

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How to Prepare Your Site for Google’s Upcoming Mobile Update

Last month, Google announced that it will further strengthen its mobile-friendly ranking signal. According to the search giant, it will launch an update in May that is designed to increase the effects of the mobile-friendly ranking signal. This is to make it much easier for users to find pages that are mobile-friendly and relevant to …

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3 Ways a Virtual Assistant Can Help Grow Your Business

The ways in which a Virtual Assistant can help you in your business are limitless if you’re committed to implementing modern systems and processes and taking your business to the cloud. There are lots of tasks that a Virtual Assistant do for you which will alleviate the strain from an operational standpoint – but how …

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Google Redesigns AdWords Interface

Shortly after revealing a new layout for its search engine result pages or SERPs, Google has recently redesigned the AdWords interface. The AdWords interface is basically where online marketers and business owners manage their PPC campaigns and see where their copies are displayed. It was first created in 2001 exclusively for text-based ads. With the …

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Get Inspired! 3 Reasons Why Virtual Outsourcing is Good for Business

With the way we do business evolving at a rapid rate the pressure to ‘keep up’ with modern business practices is enormous, especially online. Business owners can find themselves at odds trying to keep abreast with industry updates,wanting to innovate and evolve at the same time as run the day to day operations of their …

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What are the Benefits of Using Google Tag Manager?

A couple of years ago, Google introduced a powerful tool that allows marketers to control their digital marketing data through the use of code snippets on their website. This tool is the Google Tag Manager. [Tweet “Google Tag Manager can be a great help when it comes to conversion tracking, analytics, and many other tracking-related …

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Google’s Top 3 Ranking Signals Revealed

For years, online marketers and business owners have been beating their brains out trying to figure out how websites rank on Google. Now, however, they don’t have to do that because the tech giant itself reveals its three most important ranking signals. No matter how big or small your business is, it’s important that you …

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Google’s Local Business Cards in the Works

Google is said to be working on another way to display search results that can significantly affect local search results. The new update, dubbed “Google Local Business Cards” by many (although the name is unofficial) could help smaller businesses get more exposure and at the same time, make it easier for consumers to find the …

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