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7 Marketing Mistakes Small Businesses Are Making

This is a guest blog post from Mike Kamo, CEO of Hello Bar. Running a small business is a complex and constantly evolving challenge. Small business often means small teams, small budgets, and small margins. Mistakes can be made in any setting, but with small businesses, there’s a lot less wiggle room. Marketing can be [...]

By |August 29th, 2019|Categories: Strategy|Tags: , |

4 Steps to Track Your Offline Marketing in Google Analytics

If you're familiar with Google Analytics, then you know it's a great tool for tracking your online marketing campaigns. However, did you know you can use Google Analytics to track your offline marketing as well? By offline, I mean print, direct mail, TV, and radio advertising.  In other words, any marketing you're doing off of [...]

5 Reasons Why SEO Is a Great Investment for Your Business

SEO is not only necessary for your business, it's one of the greatest investments that you can make. You can think of SEO like investing money in a 401K for your business -- it's money that will gain value over time and remain in your account. Similarly, by investing in SEO you create long-term value [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The 13 SEO Tools Every Small Business Should Be Using

To be successful with search engine optimization (SEO), you must use the right tools. It's simply impossible to conduct keyword research, analyze competitors, track rankings, track traffic and conversion trends, identify technical problems, and implement effective content marketing without the proper tools. Yet with so many tools on the market, how do you know which to [...]

The Most Critical Factor In Your Google Ads Campaign

Want to know the one, most critical factor that will determine the success or failure with Google Ads? I'll give you a hint: It has nothing to do with copywriting, quality scores, landing page optimization, or any fancy automation or research tools.  Don't get me wrong, those are all important, but they aren't the most [...]

Congruence = Secret To Google Ads Success

Whether you're new to Google Ads or a wily veteran, I can pretty much guarantee you will eventually fall victim to Campaign Tunnel Vision. This little known ailment occurs when you overly focus your attention and effort on just one piece of your sales funnel at the expense of all the other key areas. For [...]

The 3 Stages of SEO & Where You Need to Focus At Each Stage

If you've researched SEO at all, then you know it's complicated, there are a lot of moving parts, and things change very rapidly.  Ultimately, all of that leads to frustration because it's nearly impossible to know where to focus your energy to improve your SEO results. Should you be blogging?  Do you need to edit your webpages?  Do you need [...]

Marketing 101: Why Conversion is Key to Your Success

Your conversion rate is hands-down the most important metric in digital marketing. Everything you do in online marketing is designed to convert visitors to your website into paying customers for your business.  And conversion rates don't just include sales -- people who make appointments, fill out contact forms, call you, and request free quotes also count [...]

3 Reasons to Start SEO Now vs. Later

I recently had an interesting conversation with a business owner who wanted to start working on search engine optimization (SEO), but her husband (the other owner) didn't agree.  This was one of those classic sales problems that I'm sure you're well aware of. The husband didn't see the value in SEO because currently all of [...]

Why Local SEO Might Be the Best Investment You Ever Make

Undertaking local SEO is a foundational step to building a solid local online presence. Data shows that 75% of local searches result in an in-store visit. For any business owner, this statistic alone gives a good reason for undertaking local search optimization. The entire consumer industry has undertaken a big shift in this digital age: [...]

By |August 14th, 2019|Categories: SEO|Tags: , |