If content marketers want to capture diverse and meaningful audiences, they need to look deep into their marketing toolbox. The digital marketing cosmos is full of many different types of content marketing formats that can dramatically improve (and even reshape) the most clever marketing strategies.
We often tell our clients that privacy on the Web is an illusion. In a series of videos, DuckDuckGo (DDG) nips at Google’s Achilles’ heel: user data collection for ad targeting. They also paint Facebook with the same brush with their filtering tactics. DDG released a video on five reasons not to use Google; it reiterates many points we already know. What’s surprising is how Google responded.
As you may already know, when we build a WordPress website we like to build it on-top of a child theme. We think this makes the website more stable, safer and easier to maintain. Our theme of choice is Genesis. And we were excited to hear that they’ve just launched Genesis 3.1. Let’s explore what’s new with this robust theme.
Have you ever wondered exactly how well optimized your Google Shopping Ads are? If you have, you’re in luck as Google began testing Optimization Score with their Shopping Campaigns.
Winning in paid search requires a tight relationship between your ad copy, ad extensions and landing page. Google Ads typically directs people from the search engine results page (SERP) to a designated landing page. But what if you want to send people somewhere else on your site? Or you want to add more than one option? Then you need to set up sitelinks.
Digital marketing can be a long and complicated process. So the faster you can get talking to a potential customer the better. One of the quickest ways we’ve found to do that is using PPC ads and call extensions. A lead can be looking at Google’s search engine results page one minute, and on the phone with you the next. No steps in between to get lost. If you want more calls from your ads, it’s time to learn about call extensions.
Building SEO through inbound links is a valid and very effective marketing strategy. However, many marketers — and their agencies — are looking for shortcuts. The adage “if it looks too good to be true, it probably is” certainly applies in the case of a link scheme. These schemes can be complex, and look like great opportunities when first presented. As a White Hat SEO agency, we’ve followed Google’s quality guidelines for nearly a decade. When we fell prey to a “link opportunity,” we thought we’d turn lemons into lemonade. Here’s our story so you can learn from our mistake.
According to Newton, what goes up, must come down. With over 10 years of steady economic growth behind us — following The Great Recession — many economists share their predictions of what lies ahead… namely a slowdown in economic growth. With the lowest unemployment rates in history coupled with strong consumer spending, businesses have invested in marketing. Recently, due to international uncertainty and political instability, the economy has wobbled. So it’s time to remind ourselves about following economic trends and more closely managing our marketing budgets. Because who knows what’s around the corner.
Link management continues to be a powerful SEO signal to search engines. In general, search engines like Google are secretive and stingy about the information they share with Webmasters. So how can you manage your SEO and link profile like a Pro? I’ll share the SEO link tools in my toolkit along with the strategies I use to manage and build SEO for our clients.
In digital marketing, tracking ROI is king. Google Tag Manager is the easiest way to make sure you’re collecting accurate ROI data by adding tracking codes to your site. Having all your code snippets in one container means website speed isn’t compromised, while giving you the ability to easily and securely track codes that span multiple channels, without any programming knowledge.