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Writing advertisements is challenging. We’re essentially trying to craft copy that asks someone we’ve never met to make an action, and we’re willing to pay for them to make that action. The action is usually something simple, like clicking through from an ad and landing on a web page or calling a business directly from an ad.
A new year is always a great time to reflect on how to improve yourself. One of the best ways to self improve is through furthering education. Podcasts offer a convenient way to allow us marketers to learn new tricks of the trade, as well as hear from some of the industry’s best. The problem comes down to time, though. We are all very busy.
Half of all potential sales are lost simply because consumers are unable to find the information they’re looking for, especially on mobile devices. This could be your business information, such as the phone number, address, or name, that customers are having trouble locating on their mobile devices. This type of local SEO mistake can cost a business countless missed opportunities.
One incredibly common misconception about SEO is that SEO is just about keywords and content strategy on a website. What’s important to keep in mind is that search engine optimization isn’t there for just human eyes, but mainly for the eyes of a search engine. Those engines aren’t looking at just the content – they’re looking at what other pages are saying about the content an ...
It’s never too early to start preparing for the holidays! Although I haven’t begun my Christmas shopping yet, I have started strategizing holiday campaigns and expectations, as you should be too. Retailers big and small have already begun hinting at the holiday season and are excitingly awaiting the launch of their holiday campaigns.
The topic of artificial intelligence is one that has been growing in popularity recently. Both businesses and consumers are loving the advancements and engaging with AI on a regular basis. 32% of executives say voice recognition is the most-widely used AI technology in their business. The reality of AI shows how far and fast our technology is advancing.
These days having an eCommerce website can be more competitive than a storefront. With outlets like SquareSpace and the range of eCommerce WordPress themes available, building an online website can be done by just about anyone, web developer experience or not. Which means just about everyone is building an online store and competing for your customers.
When I began my career I was a journalist. A proud, I’m-going-to-save-the-world type of journalist. Then, the digital marketing age hit, and it hit journalism hard. Print wasn’t nearly as exciting as the web was and us journalists needed to adapt. Instead of publishing in print, we needed to publish online and create online-friendly content. The type of writing also changed.
Have you heard the hype about Podcasts? Or maybe you’re just curious if it is a fit for you or your business? This guide isn’t going to help you succeed and have 50, 100, or 1000’s of listeners, but it will help you walk through some initial validation steps. By the end of this guide you will have some ways to determine if you should have a podcast and hopefully zero in a bit ...
It’s quite treacherous having to sift through all of the cyber content we’re thrown at now a days. Some of the content is actually good, it’s informative and tells a story. While other content lacks in every aspect of the word good. It’s too short, tells me nothing, and leaves me with a bewildered look on my face.
Last year was all about AMP and AI. Updates happened across platforms from month to month, as they usually do, but the biggest focus was AMPing up websites and preparing ourselves for marketing to the AI generation. We’re a little more than halfway through 2017 and updates have been happening left and right in the digital marketing world.
SEO is great. It really is. It’s what helps make our cyber world go round. Without SEO, searching on the internet would be a heck of a lot more frustrating and search results would be scrambled. Great websites wouldn’t be seen and it’d be a lot harder to ask Siri where the closest pizza joint is. As with any job though, even the dream ones, there’s a handful of things that SEO ...
Sometimes I watch videos about cold calling, I’ll admit it. Most of them are real estate agents, and while it’s still difficult, there are a lot of benefits to calling people you don’t know and talking about their house. You see, most cold calling doesn’t work as well because you’re calling to talk about your stuff.
A wise man once told me that you should spend half of your work day doing work, and the other half of the day learning. In an industry as ever changing and advanced as digital marketing is, this is a statement to live by. There are nonstop updates we need to keep track of and adapt to, as well as a work flow that can change from month-to-month.
Not everyone has what it takes to rank on page one. Showing up on page one of search results is the number one request by business owners, and can also be the hardest and most time-consuming to accomplish. Think you’re up for the challenge? Test your knowledge of SEO and what it takes to rank on page one of search results with this short quiz designed to see if you and your bu ...
Let’s be honest. We all use tools to make our jobs easier, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Tools are handy and allow us to work more efficiently, gain deeper analytics, and makes reporting a whole heck of a lot easier. For agencies, tools can be a lifeline. Agency life means managing a normal work load x 5, or however many clients you have at a time.
There’s a whole lot more you can do with social media then posting baby updates. Driving traffic to a website and increasing clicks is one of those many things businesses can utilize social media for. Generate traffic and conversions on platforms that your demographic is actually on, and is on for around 2 hours out of the day.
Businesses are often uneasy about their competitors, and for good reason. It’s natural, as there’s of course a rivalry for market share, internet headspace, and the bottom line. What many businesses fail to do, thanks to the emotional surge that goes along with the whole process, is to look critically at their competitors and learn from them.