Trends and Predictions for Online Advertising in 2018

Thanks to Jamie Newton of Hanapin Marketing for hosting this informative “Trends and Predictions for Online Advertising in 2018” podcast. Lesson: If you’re not in the PPC arena yet, you might want to jump in now or get left behind. A couple of leaders in the SEO/PPC Marketing industry provide their insights/predictions into what we…

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8 Ways Local Businesses Can Get Started with Link Building

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I work with clients and consultants all over the world, and a common theme I see is that many local businesses don’t know where to get started when it comes to local search, and with that, comes not understanding the importance of link building and how to get started. Link building has been, and remains…

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Why Reviews Are More Important Than Ever for Local Search

Most local business owners are aware that positive online reviews are good for business, but over the years, I’ve realized many aren’t aware of just how much they can impact it. Today’s consumers are increasingly relying on reviews to make decisions about the products and services they purchase, in fact: 88% of consumers trust online reviews…

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How to improve your AdWords conversion rate 

Your ad campaigns should bring you closer to new prospects and clients. But how well are you able to judge their success? Your conversion rate in AdWords is your success rate at persuading consumers to click on your ads and carry out a particular action, such as a product purchase. It is estimated that the average conversion rate for…

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Advertising Your Small Business: Small Budget, Big Results

If you’re a small business owner with a modest budget, you may be wondering where to begin with advertising. Although the advertising world can be overwhelming, the good news is that you know your business better than anyone else. Here are a few things to consider when creating your advertising plan. 1. Define your goals…

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3 Steps to Create Content That Turns Readers into Subscribers Like Clockwork

Subscribers are a goldmine of marketing potential. They share your content, heed your advice, buy your products, and tell their friends. They are easier to upsell, more profitable, and more loyal. They return again and again, not because they have to, but because they want to. Sadly, knowing the value of subscribers isn’t going to…

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How to Proactively Engage With Your Clients

There are two different types of client experiences: reactive and proactive. Reactive means you’re responding to client’s interactions with you and your business, fulfilling their expectations, wants, and needs. For the most part, this is an outdated approach to doing business and requires you to spend a lot of your time putting out fires. Marketing…

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PPC budget strategy: Tips for success on a limited budget

You don’t need a large budget for an effective PPC strategy. Here’s how to maximize the success of your PPC campaigns regardless of the size of your budget. The budget of a PPC campaign can play an important role in its performance. However, it doesn’t guarantee successful results without a proper planning first. It’s common…

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What is an AdWords Quality Score and how can you improve yours?

If you’re trying to master PPC, you need a firm understanding of your AdWords Quality Score. Your Quality Score in AdWords plays a significant role in determining the cost, effectiveness and success of your PPC campaigns. But what is it, and how can you improve yours? What is a Quality Score? Quality Score is essentially what it says on the tin:…

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10 Tips for Successfully Re-Launching Your Website

An outdated website sends a message that you aren’t up on the latest trends. There comes a time when every business needs to revamp and re-launch for maximum impact. For example, older websites might not be optimized for speed. About 40 percent of those who visit your website will bounce away if it doesn’t load…

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