Strategy

2 Google Ads Lessons Learned from a Recent Running Injury

Recently, I started to feel pain in my Achilles tendon while running.  Like most runners, I ignored it.  I just kept right on running like there was nothing to worry about.  That is of course until that fateful day when my Achilles was too sore to walk normally without pain.  When you can't walk, then [...]

Top 6 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Website

What’s the best digital marketing tactic for driving new prospects to your website? I’ll give you a hint - No matter which tactic you’re thinking of right now, you’re wrong…   One Tactic Alone Can Never Be the Best Sure, one tactic will likely be better than others for your business, but that doesn’t mean [...]

Answer to Your #1 Question About Online Marketing

I recently reviewed a survey we conducted, where we asked small business owners this question: "What's your #1 question about online marketing?" As I combed through the questions, I realized there was a common theme.  A lot of the questions focused on the one thing to do, or the one tactic to use to get [...]

2 Questions to Find Your Best Sources of Website Traffic

With digital marketing, there is certainly no shortage of hype about all the different tactics to drive traffic to your website.  There's SEO, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, LinkedIn, YouTube, email marketing... Sorry, my hand cramped up trying to type up all the options. :) My point is, there's a lot to evaluate and determine what's [...]

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 [...]

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