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4 Scary SEO Tactics That Will Forever Haunt Your SEO

Google and other search engines are constantly tweaking their underlying code and architecture. This means that SEO strategy is a moving target, and rankings are always in flux. And in fact, common but bygone SEO strategies which took advantage of Google’s lack of sophistication can now haunt you by undermining Google’s trust of your site. [...]

Why Your Marketing Plan Is a Training Program (Not a Report)

Your marketing plan will never have a big impact on your business unless you actually use your plan. I know that sounds ridiculously obvious, but it’s counter to our natural tendency to “hit and move on.”  To prove this point, have you honestly reviewed your marketing plan since you created it? We’re nearly through October [...]

10 AdWords Challenges for Small Businesses and How to Overcome Them

Harnessing the full potential of Google AdWords is easier said than done, especially if you're a small business owner who is new to online advertising. But make no mistake -- overcoming the challenges of using AdWords is more than worth your while. Cultivating effective ad campaigns requires research, optimization and a whole lot of patience. [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: , , |

A Guide To The Google Ads Universe

When you think of Google Ads (AKA Google AdWords), then where do you picture the ads?  My guess is you immediately think of the ads on Google.com.  Do a search in Google and you'll typically see 3-4 ads at the top of the page that look strikingly similar to the organic results, except for the [...]

2 Email Marketing Case Studies That Prove No List Is Too Small Or Too Cold

Most people have heard that email marketing can be a very effective tactic to drive leads and sales.  However, there’s one problem with the examples we hear over and over again… The case studies are typically about enormous lists of 100,000+ engaged subscribers.  By engaged, I mean they are already actively opening and clicking on [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Email Marketing|Tags: , |

Getting Started with Google AdWords: How to Determine Your Test Budget

If you're considering launching a Google AdWords campaign, then you may be asking yourself, "How much do I need to invest to test this out?  Is $100 enough or do I need thousands?" It's an important question and I hear it all the time from prospective clients. Unfortunately, this question is impossible to answer without [...]

By | September 30th, 2018|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|

9 Ways to Measure Digital Marketing Success

A positive return on investment is the goal of every digital marketing campaign. However, while the endgame of digital marketing is to increase profits, not every campaign directly leads to dollars and cents. Some campaigns raise awareness of your brand, while others might bring visitors to your blog -- both help increase profits in the [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: Tracking and Analytics|Tags: , |

SEO Case Study About Return On Investment (ROI)

Are you wondering if SEO can really generate ROI for your business? Today I'm going to walk through an SEO case study for one of our clients that will answer this important question. Background In early 2014 our client, an asphalt paving company, contacted us and expressed frustration that his competitors were ranking high in [...]

[Google Ads Case Study] The Solution to Unqualified Leads

About a month ago, we started working with a client to improve their Google Ads campaigns.  More specifically, we were hired because their sales team consistently complained they were, "getting the wrong kinds of leads!"  Sound familiar? In other words, the ad campaign was driving too many unqualified prospects and the sales team was sick [...]

6 Reasons Why Google AdWords Is a Smart Investment

I'll admit right away that Google AdWords is not a good fit for every business. For example, if none of your prospective customers use Google to find your products or services, then it doesn't make any sense to use Google AdWords. But chances are, your prospective customers are searching in Google.  You can check using [...]