2020 rolls off the tongue a little better than 2019, doesn’t it? It’s a sleek year marking the turn of the decade, and over the past year, we've developed some appropriately sleek new strategies to adapt to the ever-changing SEO landscape. Without further ado, here are seven top SEO strategies to carry you into the coming year.Read More
Inbound marketing strategies are the “pull” approach that balances out the “push” tactic of most traditional outbound marketing campaigns. Inbound marketing efforts aim to use content (articles, eBooks, white papers, etc.) to provide lead generation opportunities and pull in potential customers rather than trying to push a message at consumers in hopes of creating an impactful response.
Inbound marketing relies on quality content, and the right content can act as lead generation fuel for a long time. One-time resource investments in inbound marketing tactics like a viral video or a long-form blog article can turn into some of the best lead-generating content you have to offer.Read More
There are literally thousands of options when it comes to hiring a web design firm, and finding the right fit for your company can be time consuming and stressful. With so much competition in the marketplace, it can be difficult to know what to look for when selecting an agency partner.
Your website is one of your most valuable and visible marketing assets. While you may only care about getting your website up and running as quickly as possible, choosing the wrong partner can be a costly mistake. Web design agencies are far from being created equal. So, to help you narrow the field, here are the top 4 traits you should look for to make sure you’re partnering with a truly great web design agency.Read More
By now you know that if you’re going to have a website for commercial purposes, it needs to be optimized. In addition to following UX guidelines so that visitors want to spend time on your site, you also need to focus on SEO. Unless you don’t care about being discovered organically, or ranking in search, you need to follow best practices like adding metadata or keyword targeting. But did you know that even the content you create needs to be developed with SEO in mind? Specifically, if you want to integrate video into your website, or leverage it for marketing purposes, it’s essential to make SEO a priority.Read More
Voice search optimization (VSO) refers to the practice of maximizing your company’s search visibility for voice-based queries.
There’s quite a bit of overlap with your desktop SEO strategy, but there are several key differences in typed vs. spoken queries that produce different results—and it’s crucial that you understand these differences if you want your pages to beat out your competitors’ in the SERPs.Read More
As anyone who has ever dabbled in SEO knows, the algorithms that Google, Bing, and other search engines use to rank the listings on their search results pages are closely guarded secrets. Sure, all search engine companies provide general guidelines for maximizing your site rankings, but the specific factors that are considered, where the data for these factors comes from, and how the factors are weighted against each other are trade secrets on par with that of the Coca-Cola formula.Read More
A picture is worth a thousand clicks. Images can bring life to your webpage, explain concepts that are difficult to write out, and pull in traffic from users with visual appetites – provided that you’re using them correctly. Almost all modern websites use images in their design. Whether that usage is sparing or splendorous, you need to put in the work to optimize your images for search engines.Read More
In the old Western movies and TV shows, it was easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys. The heroes wore white hats (Exhibit A: The Lone Ranger), and the villains wore black hats. Right?
Well, not so much. It turns out that a comprehensive look at the Western film genre shows that there was actually no consistency in this regard. There were good guys wearing black and bad guys wearing white. But for some reason, we as a culture have made this literal black-and-white distinction.
So much so, in fact, that we now use the terms “white hat” and “black hat” to distinguish benevolent vs. malevolent intent in other areas. The prime example is found in cybersecurity. “Black hat” hackers are the bad guys who try to infiltrate computer systems and networks, steal data, and make life generally miserable for people. “White hat” hackers are the ones who try to find system vulnerabilities and report them so they can be patched before the black-hat hackers can exploit them.Read More
Most business owners know that marketing is essential to their success. Being profitable in business requires more than just creating a superior product or service. If you want people to actually know who you are, and transition from one-time buyers to loyal customers, you need to find a way to get the word out about your business. And this is where marketing comes into the picture. But with all the different strategies being promoted as the ultimate way to build a solid lead and sales funnel, it can be overwhelming to know which strategy to implement.Read More
If yours is in an industry that focuses on long-lasting relationships between your employees and customers, such as healthcare or education, some common inbound marketing techniques can seem impersonal. Traditional engagement marketing tactics may not produce the desired connection with new leads and can lead to a stagnant marketing campaign that fails to connect.
However, there are several great ways to build a strong connection with potential clients in these customer-oriented industries. Here are nine strategies to reach your audience and convert leads.Read More