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Can Paid Search Ads Improve Brand Awareness?

Google recently came out with the results from a study they conducted with Ipsos MediaCT in 2013 around branding and addressed the question of whether or not paid search ads improve brand awareness.  The results of the study really confirm what a lot of us in the internet marketing field have been saying for years, [Read more...]

How do Online Reviews affect Local SEO and Why are they Important?

We get asked this question a lot, and when we don’t get asked this question we have to ask where are your online reviews?  Are gathering reviews for your business a worthwhile investment of time?  I say absolutely yes, for a number of reasons.  Not the least of which is listening to what your clients [Read more...]

New Twitter Profile: Everything You Need to Know

You’ll notice Twitter introduced a major facelift to their profile pages last month. Moving towards a Facebook feel, the new profile places more emphasis on images and top content. With the official switch to new profiles taking place today, here is everything you need to know about the update. Header Image The new header image [Read more...]

SEO Dos and Don’ts

SEO Dos 1. Create up-to-date content-rich pages that provide useful information. You have probably heard this a million times by now because it is true! Content is, and continues to be King. Creation of content that is engaging, informative, and relevant to the keywords you are targeting is the number one element to a successful [Read more...]

Finding compelling content for a Blog can be easier than you think

One of the biggest challenges for any company with a website and a blog is creating new and compelling content that will not only engage your readers, but give them something useful that they can use. If you are an e-commerce store, publish articles about how to use the products you sell. If you are [Read more...]

Responsive Marketing-Why Listening to Your Customers is Important

The days of writing an annual marketing plan and evaluating it on a quarterly basis are over. With the pervasive nature of the digital age taking over, marketers must adapt and speed up their consumer response rate. According to the Quanzi Institute, Responsive Marketing is the attention to consumer response in the marketing strategy to [Read more...]

Build Your Image with Infographics

In the age of big data, sharing content is a running battle, especially for a small business. One way to stay ahead of the curve is to build your brand’s image by using an informative picture, otherwise known as an infographic. Few other mediums give you the chance to entice your potential customers with a [Read more...]

Tips to Take Your Facebook Engagement to the Next Level

Facebook is an integral part of any business marketing. But just being on Facebook isn’t enough. Time must be devoted to being active on the site to get more share, likes, and comments. Here are 4 tips to increase your Facebook exposure and engagement: 1. Go Visual and post photos instead of text. Photos get [Read more...]

Website Dos and Don’ts

Whether you’re creating your own business website or hiring a designer, you should know the basics of what makes a site design work. Here are 10 tips that explain some simple web design principles. Don’t choose colors randomly Color selection is one of the first tasks in web design. If you already have a color [Read more...]

The Dos and Don’ts of Marketing: Email Blasts

The concept of being able to reach scores of potential customers with one marketing message makes email marketing a powerful tool. Focused, relevant, and consistent campaigns have the power to attract and cultivate customers; by that same token, a poorly crafted email can be just as destructive to your image and drive customers away. As [Read more...]