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What is Google FLoC?

Whether you’ve heard of it via headlines in the news, releases by the EFF, or the viral sharing of AmIFLoCed, chances are you’ve heard about Google’s new FLoC initiative at some point this year. FLoC, or the Federated Learning of Cohorts, is part of Google’s larger privacy sandbox, and is an experimental replacement for third-party … Continued

Amazon Advertising Adds New Features

Are you making the most of Amazon’s advertising suite? Are you sure? Because amid global turmoil, a major stock market crash, and murder hornets, Amazon’s stock soared to record numbers on the way to 2021, and it has continued to update and evolve its advertising options in an effort to help brands capitalize on all … Continued

Google’s June 2021 Core Update

Google released a new core update earlier this month and has uncharacteristically announced a second update following very closely next month. Google core updates tend to be spaced several months apart, but a statement from Google Search public liaison Danny Sullivan clarified that they originally planned on releasing a single, larger update this month, and … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Google Analytics 4

Google Analytics 4 is a new kind of analytics property, and the newest incarnation of the Google Analytics platform. Previously known as Google Analytics App + Web, Google Analytics 4 can be used to track, compile, and visualize data from apps, websites, or a website and app together, versus web-only tracking from Universal Analytics, for … Continued

A Guide to Bing Webmaster Tools

While Google continues to retain a share of over 90 percent of the worldwide search engine market, webmasters and marketers shouldn’t be so quick to overlook Bing, the runner-up in the industry. Despite its relatively tiny worldwide market share of about 2.7 percent, Bing has a US market share of 36.96 percent. More interestingly, Bing … Continued

Google Delays Page Experience Update

Earlier this year, we wrote about how the upcoming Google Page Experience update might impact your ranking – and what factors to look out for when preparing for it. That update was slated for this month but has recently been pushed back to a gradual rollout beginning in mid-June this year, concluding with a total … Continued

Instagram Announces Plan to Develop Influencer Marketplace

Instagram has seen a surge in daily use because of the pandemic, along with the rest of the social media landscape. It has also affected the dynamic and culture of Instagram influencers – and the rise of influence activism and community outreach through social media. Many of these brand-influencer relationships were formed through platforms like … Continued

Facebook Confirms: Instagram For Kids Is Coming

According to an internal post obtained by BuzzFeed News and a statement from Mark Zuckerberg given at a Congressional hearing earlier in March, Facebook is currently prioritizing the development of an Instagram for Kids, specifically targeting audiences below the age of 13. Instagram’s vice president of product, Vishal Shah, wrote to employees on the company … Continued

Sachs Marketing Group Announced as a 2021 Local Excellence Award Winner by UpCity!

For more than a decade, UpCity’s mission has been—and continues to be—to help businesses find B2B service providers they can trust. The UpCity Recommendability Rating was developed to determine a service provider’s credibility and recommendability, giving UpCity the confidence to recommend them to the more than 1.5 million businesses that visit their site. Each year, … Continued

YouTube Introduces Shorts: A Platform to Rival TikTok

“And the cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really, really long trunks.” The first video ever uploaded to YouTube in April 2005 was a simple 18-second clip of entrepreneur Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo, filmed in front of an elephant enclosure. Since then, short, viral clips have often defined … Continued

8 Ways To Improve Rankings and Increase Traffic To Your Site

There are nearly two billion separate websites on the internet. Every awesome website added to the net today is the digital equivalent of a drop in the ocean. So how do you improve rankings and increase traffic to make your drop stand out? The answer still lies, as it always has, in taking advantage of … Continued

The End of Modified Broad Matching

Earlier this year, Google announced its most recent change to the way keyword match types will work. This change sees the end of the modified broad match while expanding one of the other existing match types, the phrase match. The modified broad match was introduced in 2010 and allowed advertisers to specify keywords that needed … Continued

Duplicate Content Isn’t Negatively Affecting Your Rank After All

For years, there’s been a debate on duplicate content – what qualifies as duplicate, and what it means for your search engine ranking. The conventional wisdom has been that when your website has duplicate content, its ranking is penalized as a result. But as of January 2021, we finally have clarification from Google, through John … Continued

What is a Content Gap Analysis?

If you find that your search engine optimization (SEO) efforts are lacking, it may be time to conduct a content gap analysis. This helps you find missed opportunities for your SEO strategy – and if you hire us to handle it for you – is something we’ll do on your behalf. One of the most … Continued

Google My Business Fields That Matter

With the number of customization options in your Google My Business Profile, it can be hard to decide what to focus your efforts on. But when it comes to ranking in the search engine result, they’re really only four fields that influence where your business will end up. Business Name This field seems to have … Continued

Clubhouse App 101: What Is It?

Growing up, did you ever accidentally hear a neighbor’s conversation through the baby monitor? That’s kind of what Clubhouse is like, except everyone knows you’re listening – and it’s completely legal. Plus, it’s significantly more secure than baby monitors. Clubhouse is the new iPhone-only invite-only social media platform. It’s recently gotten a lot of buzz … Continued

Google Page Experience Update Launches in May 2021

In just a few months, Google is set to launch its Page Experience update. The company first announced the update in May 2020, and first made the announcement in November. With four months left to prepare for it, what can we expect? The update will mean that the expected user experience is considered as part … Continued

Using Pinterest for Blogging

Practically every time I read a blog post, I see a Pinterest button somewhere that gives me the option to pin the post. I started to wonder why Pinterest is so closely connected to blogging. It’s likely because Pinterest is useful for education. Users create boards to save things like inspirational quotes, recipes, home decor … Continued

Actionable Content Marketing Tips to Build More Traffic

Research from the Content Marketing Institute shows that 91% of B2B businesses use content marketing to reach their customers. And when it comes to the b2c sector, 86% of those marketers think using content marketing is crucial to their overall digital marketing strategy. The Content Marketing Institute also shows that 72% of marketers say their … Continued

Instagram Guides Now Available to All Users

In May, most of the country was used to the idea of working from home, with the understanding that this isolation would be indefinite. Instagram used this to launch its Guides feature, focusing on mental health. Initially, Guides were only available to certain content creators, organizations, publishers, and public figures. It allowed those accounts to … Continued

Google Yourself: How to Rank for Your Name

Being able to rank well for your name in the SERPs is a crucial part of building your personal brand. When’s the last time you searched for your name on Google? Did you see something there that wasn’t true? Something that was about another person with a name similar to yours? What people see attached … Continued

What is a Foldable Web?

Though not widespread (yet!) foldable devices like the Samsung Z Flip, Huawei Mate X, and Mate XS,  and the 2020 version of the Motorola Razr, have hit the market. As these devices become more commonplace, and we see devices with dual screens that can be used as one continue to grow in terms of usage, … Continued

The Myth of Intuitive Design

If you’ve been in web design and digital marketing for any length of time, you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase intuitive design. What does it actually mean?  I’m here to tell you why this phrase doesn’t make sense and ways we can better approach design solutions. What’s the Definition of Intuitive? According to Merriam-Webster,  intuitive means, … Continued

Instagram Saves are the New Super Like

Likes are a thing of the past. Saves are where it’s at – and brands like yours need to pay attention. Instagram has been testing the removal of likes for a while now, which left brands scrambling, at first, to find a replacement success metric. That success metric is here – the private “saves” metric. … Continued

Content Syndication 101

Content syndication, or publishing and promoting your original content on third party websites, is a crucial part of building authority and increasing your visibility. Whether you’re promoting articles, videos, or other kinds of content, content syndication networks are a valuable resource. They generally have large established audiences with high domain authority. Content syndication can also … Continued