Ready for Black Friday 2016? 3 critical e-commerce SEO configurations that help you avoid common issues

With the most important season for online retailers coming, it’s critical to make sure that your online store is optimized so you’re ready to make the most out of it. Last year, online shoppers spent $4.45 billion on Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day alone. And according to Custora’s E-Commerce Pulse, in September of this year, 22 percent of e-commerce orders…

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Last-minute SEO for the holidays

So, you’ve procrastinated until mid-November, and now you’re struggling to figure out how it’s possible to boost your organic search traffic for the holidays. While this is probably the ideal time to be planning for your 2017 holiday SEO strategy, right now I’m going to cover some tips for ranking for 2016. The core criterion of…

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15 Incredible Facebook Ad Tools We Love

November 17, 2016 Who doesn’t love a good marketing tool? Utilizing tools can: Save you time Provide quick insights Improve campaign performance Automate repetitive tasks While we haven’t found the ultimate Facebook advertising tool that meets all of our needs and desires, we do have a solid list of tools that we keep handy. This…

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15 Ways Marketers Use Overlays to Get More Conversions

Let me paint an ugly picture for you. The end of the month is approaching. In one week, you have to report to your boss about marketing metrics… and you’re not even halfway to your targets. Maybe you call an emergency brainstorm meeting with your team: Maybe you pump more money into your PPC campaigns.…

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How user-generated content and customer feedback can strengthen your value proposition

Ever since my team attended Content Marketing World this fall, I’ve been thinking about the benefits of user-generated content (UGC). It was a hot topic during the conference that left me, and many others, thinking about how — in an age where buyers don’t trust our corporate messaging — B2B marketers can get even more…

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How to maximize your AdSense earnings with Amazon CPM ads

If you use AdSense on your blog or website, I’m sure you have looked into other AdSense alternatives to increase your revenue. And in most cases, there are two other alternatives: High quality CPM ad networks such as Conversant Media (formerly ValueClick), Exponential (formerly Tribal Fusion), Technorati, Adtegrity, Advertising.com and more Other creative ad units…

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Google’s advanced verification test in San Diego just dropped over 89% of listings from the 3-pack

I have just managed to find my first live example of the next step for the advanced verification beta test for locksmiths and plumbers in San Diego. We knew that these businesses had to pass advanced verification before November 10 or Google was going to be removing their listings. So now that we are past…

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70% of consumers will leave a review for a business when asked

A business’s online reputation is more important than ever. In fact, a company’s online reputation is fast becoming one of their most valuable assets — if managed properly. Why? In a world where online reviews show up virtually every time a person searches for a local business, potential customers can’t help but be confronted with reviews…

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Coaxing smarter paid search bidding decisions out of sparse conversion data

Paid search is an industry that’s grounded in data and statistics, but one that requires practitioners who can exercise a healthy dose of common sense and intuition in building and managing their programs. Trouble can arise, though, when our intuition runs counter to the stats and we don’t have the systems or safeguards in place…

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How To Setup The Newest AdWords Extension – Message Extensions

November 14, 2016 AdWords has added a new, mobile-only extension called click-to-message that allows customers to communicate to you via text. This message extension allows your customer another way to reach you directly for questions, scheduling appointments, and/or quotes. This option will not make sense for all customers, but if your company has the ability to…

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