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Back to Basics: 5 Internet Marketing Essentials Your Business Needs to Succeed Online

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Internet marketing strategies can get complex fast, so it helps to take a few steps back to ensure all of the most vital components are in order. Otherwise, you might get too focused on the details to see that your online marketing funnel as a whole is broken. Or, you might miss out on a key digital marketing practice that …

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Why No One Clicks on Your Social Media Content—6 Tips for Improving Engagement

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For a small business, gaining steam on social media is undeniably an uphill battle. You have to contend with algorithms that make it nearly impossible to get discovered until you achieve a certain level of visibility. This situation puts you in a catch-22: you can’t get anyone to view your content until you get engagement, which requires views! Nevermind the …

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Let Your Customers Do the Talking: How to Use Reviews in Your Content Marketing

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Your business can add credibility and complexity to its content when you regularly incorporate the positive feedback your customers leave. This practice has an added bonus of rewarding customers for their praise, strengthening your relationship with them and encouraging others to follow in their footsteps. You may think that simply regurgitating customer acclaim can seem like a cheap or shallow …

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How to Find a Content Writer Who Can Spin Your Blog Into Gold

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Writing’s really hard. Even people who do it for a living admit that. Not only do you have to know how to string together sentences that keep people’s attention, but you have to make some sort of blasted “point” out of the whole thing. It’s maddening! All silliness aside, content writing and blog writing are really complex acts that can …

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Retargeting: What It Is, And Why Every Business Should Use It

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Modern digital ads can have a huge relevancy problem, and using a retargeting strategy is one of the best ways to solve it. WIth retargeting, you only show ads to people who have indicated interest in your product or website before. Usually, the interest-signaling behavior is a visit to a particular page on your website. While the abilities of retargeting …

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What is Mobile First Design? And Why Is It Important For Your Business?

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The internet is a mobile- first world now, and your website needs to embrace this shift to avoid missing out on opportunities. By prioritizing your mobile experience with user friendly design principles and an always on-the-go approach to content, you can reap bigger rewards from referral channels and compete more effectively for visibility. There’s no understating just how much of …

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Why High Quality Content Matters More than Keywords for SEO

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Attention content creators: Google reads everything you write! Well, not “reads” in the literal sense, but its algorithms are now sophisticated enough to pick up on unnatural language and poor formatting—both of which send strong negative signals that hurt your ability to rank. In fact, Google’s approach to ranking has gotten so sophisticated that they’ve learned that content quality matters …

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Why Your Online Marketing Budget May Soon Go Up

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Recent surveys show that the majority of businesses plan to increase their digital marketing budgets over the next 12 months. These increases mean stiffer competition and growing rates to achieve the desired level of impressions and performance. Today’s internet marketing practices have matured dramatically since the days of dial up. Channels like social media have likewise matured, changing the landscape …