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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 [...]

How to Create a 2019 Digital Marketing Plan That Works

If you're not 100% confident in your digital marketing plan for 2019, then you need to walk through the 4 steps in this article.   These steps are designed to ensure you have all of your bases covered in your plan. We don't have any time to waste before the New Year so let's dive right [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: Strategy|Tags: |

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 [...]

2 Things I’m Thankful For In My Business…

As we fast approach Thanksgiving I want to take a minute to reflect on what I'm most thankful for this year.  If you haven't already, then I urge you to do the same.  Aside from the obvious family and friends, what, or who, are you most thankful for this year? I have two answers to that question, [...]

By | November 15th, 2018|Categories: Strategy|Tags: , |

3 Marathon Takeaways to Help You Create Your Marketing Plan

Yesterday, November 4, was the 2018 New York City marathon. Although I didn't run in this year's race (I'm currently training to run the Philly marathon in a couple weeks), I ran the NYC marathon back in 2015.     I went through my old notes from the time, and I had 3 major takeaways [...]

By | November 5th, 2018|Categories: Strategy|Tags: |

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 [...]

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 [...]

Top 10 Reasons Email Marketing Is Key to Your Marketing Strategy

Email marketing is the rusty old hammer of the online marketer's toolbox. But rusty old hammers never go out of style -- search through any garage or tool box, and you're likely to find one. Email isn't new or exciting and people don't typically sit at coffee shops chatting about the day's coolest emails. But [...]

Digital Marketing News Roundup: August 2018

Welcome to another edition of Main Street ROI's Digital marketing news roundup. Each month, we review the most important advancements in the digital marketing world. August brought us a Google algorithm update, Facebook tools devoted to improving the mental health of users, and a sneak peek of possible new rich snippets. Let's start with the [...]

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Strategy|Tags: |

2018 Small Business Digital Marketing Cheat Sheet

Cheat sheets are always exciting, aren't they? The word 'cheat' implies it's forbidden. Even though you know it's legal and not morally wrong; there's just something about having a "cheat sheet." It's like someone is letting you in on a secret about how to do something much more easily. For this small business digital marketing [...]