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Category: Analytics and performance optimization

Despite Google Search algorithm changes, SEO’s golden rule lives on

Late last week, Google announced one fairly major update to its search algorithm: that content with... Read More »

Essential to SEO: Reach, Relevance and ROI

If you haven’t thought about search engine marketing (SEM) or search engine optimization (SEO) yet, it’s time to jump onboard the search train. Think about some of the goals of your marketing campaigns – building awareness, boosting ROI, and increasing conversions. What do you think your company’s website is for?

Using personas to create greater social media engagement

It is becoming clear that using social media to simply broadcast marketing messages is not an effective use of the channel. The key to success in social is to garner engagement from your customers. Social media is online word-of-mouth. People interact with content that is interesting, funny, entertaining or helpful to them.

Optimize for the Long-Tail Keyword

For a few years now, SEO practitioners and other online marketers have been stressing the importance of the long-tail keyword. If you have been focusing your efforts on trying to rank for one- or two-keyword phrases and haven't seen your site budge in the results, it's time to shift your focus to the long-tail.

3 Keyword Research Ideas Worth Trying

Let's face it. Online marketing IS keyword research. Without hours of research (and ensuring your research aligns with your goals), how can you expect to have success with PPC, generate quality traffic from SEO or monitor the correct conversations in social media? This isn't a post to discuss the basics of keyword research, but instead will introduce some often-overlooked tools that can add value to your search and link-building campaigns.

Subdomains and Subdirectories

Watch as Mike Hernalsteen, Online Marketing Specialist from LoSasso Advertising, discusses the difference of subdomains... Read More »