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4 Website Mistakes That Could Be Costing You Sales

I received a question recently from a newsletter subscriber who asked, "How do I know if I'm losing sales on my website?" The short answer is that every website is losing sales every single day.  There's no way to convert 100% of the qualified prospects who visit your site.  That's just not realistic.  No more [...]

The 4-Part Framework for Digital Marketing Success

Did you know there are 4 parts, or pieces, that every successful digital marketing campaign must have? If you're missing or deficient in any of these 4 areas, then your marketing will fail.  It's really that simple. That leads us to the first key concept here...   Digital Marketing Is A Lot Like Assembling A [...]

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? Don’t worry if you [...]

How SEO, PPC, Email & Social Media All Work Together

Ever wonder how certain digital marketing tactics impact each other? And how you can mix them together for maximum results? For example, how does advertising in Google Ads impact your search engine rankings?  Or how about the reverse -- how does SEO impact Google Ads campaigns?  And how does social media marketing impact email marketing? Or are these tactics mutually [...]

Use Search Intent to Guide Your SEO Strategy

Here's an important question to consider: In the world of search engine optimization (SEO), what's worse than not ranking on the first page of Google for your desired keyword?  You can't do any worse than that right? Wrong! You can actually do much worse. The answer is investing time and money to rank on the [...]

3 Common Beliefs That Will Sabotage Your Marketing

Marketing success is not just the result of sound strategy and disciplined execution.  Those are of course key ingredients, but there's one more ingredient that I would argue is more important: Your mindset. Over the past many years I've created and executed marketing plans, I've come to realize that long-term success or failure is often [...]

4 Spammy SEO Mistakes to Avoid

Many businesses are so eager to get ranked in Google that they over-do it. They use aggressive SEO techniques that ultimately backfire, pushing their website further and further down the rankings... It reminds me of the guy who is trying so hard to impress a girl that he ends up doing the complete opposite - she runs away.  When you over-do it with [...]

3 Steps to Improve Your Digital Marketing Return On Investment (ROI)

I recently received the following question, "What are the steps to improve my marketing return on investment?" Like most general marketing questions like this, there is no one-size-fits-all answer.  The steps for your business may not be the same for my business and vice versa.  It all depends on your current situation. So the bad news here is [...]

4 Steps to Create Your Digital Marketing Plan

With less than 2 months left in the year, it's time to buckle down and create next year's marketing plan if you haven’t already.  If you have writer's block or early-onset Holidayitis, then this 4-step process will help you kick start your planning season. Before we dive in I need to clear up an all too [...]