Posts Tagged: Online Marketing

Building A New Keyword Mentality

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Here’s the skinny on keywords. Keywords rock. They help you target a specific market. They help you accurately define what your business is all about. They help tell Google, and other popular search engines, how to rank your website, and where to place your ads. Keywords are a good thing. However, keyword research shouldn’t be…

SEO Focus: Onsite or Offsite?

Search engine optimization (SEO) is definitely a large piece of the search engine marketing pie and can take up a lot of time, energy, and money. If you’re new to the online marketing world and interested in growing your website in the organic search results of Google and Bing, you probably have spent some time…

Why You Should Schedule Your Paid Search Ads

Here’s the deal: paid search advertising can be expensive, especially if you’re vying for attention within a competitive industry like finance, law, or HVAC services, just to name a few. While paid search advertising can be expensive, it can produce a ginormous return on investment (otherwise, who would do it?). And there are ways to…

Why Online Reputation Management Matters

You may have heard the recent story of Posh Bagel. According to a Yelp one-star review, Posh Bagel allegedly denied service to a man dressed in a military uniform, and it caused an online uproar for obvious reasons. If you haven’t heard the story of Posh Bagel, perhaps you have heard that United breaks guitars….

Is Your Website Mobile Ready?

The other day, I was browsing Facebook on my mobile phone when I saw an awesome link to a great giveaway. I was super interested in the company. But when I clicked on the link, I was redirected to a page that told me the website didn’t support mobile devices, and I would have to…

How to Use Google Plus to Increase Your Reach

I know what you’re thinking! “I’ve just updated my Facebook business profile with some pretty great content. Then I spent some time tweeting, hashtagging, favoriting, and even retweeting. Then I created a board on Pinterest that I know my audience is just going to love. Finally, I wrote an engaging blog post on my company…

Internet Marketing is About Buying Attention

Do you want to hear something that will blow your mind? The Internet marketing industry, according to TMCNET.com, was worth nearly $31 billion dollars in 2012 and is growing every day. That’s a lot of money going in and out of people’s pockets to do just one simple thing—buy the attention of consumers. While there…

5 Ways to Use Christmas Coupons to Win Business

Ah, ‘tis the season. It’s that wonderful time of the year when people start feeling a little bit more generous and turn their attention toward others just a little bit more than usual. It’s a beautiful time of year. With all the holiday joy and abundant spirit of giving, we all have a tendency to…

How to Set Up Conversion Tracking

The main point of any type of online marketing is to get your target audience to act or, in marketing language, to get conversions. In one way or another, you want those visiting your landing page to either make a purchase, sign up for a newsletter, download an eBook, submit their contact information, or click…

Pull Marketing vs. Push Marketing

Who says you need to go to business school to learn about marketing? Not me. In fact, I’m here to offer you a quick Marketing 101 lesson that will help save you time and money, especially when it comes to knowing how to effectively allocate your marketing budget. Here goes …