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Amanda Murray

Amanda Murray
Amanda Murray is the Digital Coordinator and Content Marketing Manager at seoplus+. She has more than a decade of experience in writing in a variety of fields, including academia, business content, technical writing, and creative writing. Amanda helps business increase visibility, improve their online presence, and better express brand visions through the power of the written word.

Recent articles by Amanda


seoplus+ Named to 2017 STARTUP 50 List as One of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies

Canadian Business and PROFIT ranked seoplus+ No. 36 on the 2017 STARTUP 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies. A companion to PROFIT 500’s rankings of Canada’s Fastest Growing-Companies, STARTUP 50 recognizes young companies based on two-year revenue growth. seoplus+ made the 2017 STARTUP 50 list with year-over-year revenue growth of 418%. seoplus+ has  Continue Reading


Everything You Need to Know About Meta Descriptions

What if there was a way to improve click-through rate, drive more traffic to your website, and better delight users, all in 160 characters or less? It’s all possible when you take the time to add well-crafted meta descriptions to your website. In this quick guide, we’ll walk you through everything there is to know  Continue Reading


We Love You Google – But “Website” is a Swing & Miss

When I first read about Google’s new website builder, I was excited to see if it could indeed simplify online visibility for small businesses. It goes without saying that we’re big advocates of a well-designed website, but we also acknowledge that development can be costly, intimidating, or hard to prioritize when you’re toiling day and night  Continue Reading


seoplus+ Recognized as One of Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Companies

We’re proud to announce that the Ottawa Business Journal has recognized seoplus+ as one of Ottawa’s Fastest Growing Companies in 2017! The Fastest Growing Companies designation is based on revenue growth figures over a three-year period. In that time frame, seoplus+ revenue has grown by more than 417%, placing our digital marketing firm third on  Continue Reading


Eddy Abounehme Named in Ottawa’s 2017 Forty Under 40

We are excited to announce that seoplus+ Chief Executive Officer Eddy Abounehme has been named one of Ottawa’s Forty Under 40 recipients. The honour recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of the top business leaders in the nation’s capital under the age of 40. The Forty Under 40 list is presented jointly by the Ottawa Chamber  Continue Reading


Does Your Site Pass the AMP Test?

This year, we’re written and talked a lot about AMP. The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative with the aim of making mobile page loading virtually instant. We all know the pain of clicking an interesting headline on Facebook, only to give up when the page takes forever to load (even  Continue Reading


Domain Name Q&A

When building a new website, the selection of your domain is very important. It’s the main way visitors will try to navigate to your site, and it plays a role in your search engine rankings. Choosing a domain name is relatively straightforward…or is it? We had the chance to chat with SEO Specialist Lindsay Kavanagh  Continue Reading


Google Strikes a Blow Against Annoying Mobile Popups

  Google is continually updating its mobile algorithms to better guide searchers toward the best answers to their questions. Yesterday, they announced on the Webmaster Central blog two important changes. First things first, since 85% of mobile search results meet or exceed the criteria for mobile-friendliness, Google has decided to remove the “mobile-friendly” label from  Continue Reading


DIY Websites for Small Businesses: Are They Worth it?

When you first start your business, there is a laundry list of things to do…and most of these cost money. A lot of money, in some cases. Register your business name with the local government = money. Business cards = money. More minutes on your phone = money. Heck,  a new tie, a decent desk  Continue Reading


Everything You Need to Know About Google’s Title/Meta Extension

In the last few weeks, SEOs and publications have explored the recent change in Google’s maximum title and meta description length. Previously, title tags were limited to 50-60 characters, but they can now be as long as 70-71 characters. Meta descriptions have also been lengthened and you can now add an additional 100 characters. This  Continue Reading