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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

Google Makes Effort to Combat Internet Misinformation

Google is now asking some searchers to “verify the facts to help others.” This feature is a new development – not available for all queries and not available for all searchers. Evidence at this point indicates that it appears to be an option for some knowledge panels. Take a look at this example shared on … Continued

Pillar Content 101: What, Why, and How

Pillar content, sometimes also referred to as cornerstone content, is a crucial part of your online presence. Imagine your website as a home for your business and the pillar content as the foundation the rest of the house is built upon. It is the underlying structure. Getting it right can make all the difference in … Continued

Does Guest Posting Matter Anymore?

Many years ago, guest posting on another person’s website was considered part of a solid SEO strategy. Not only did it get you a link from another site, but it also exposed you to other audiences. If you guest posted on another site, that site got content they didn’t have to create – and if … Continued

What is Page Experience?

According to Google Developers, page experience is a set of signals that measure how users perceive the experience of interacting with a web page. This is where core web vitals come in. Core web vitals are a set of metrics that measure real-world user experience or loading performance, interactivity, and visual stability of a page. … Continued

Google Webmasters Unconference

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced either the cancellation or the digitization/virtualization of many events across the globe. Google has announced that rather than cancel their conference, this year they are offering a virtual version, known as the “Unconference”. These events are hard to get into – and this year is no different. The website states … Continued

Making Use of TikTok Analytics for Business

TikTok is the world’s first major social media network that started in China and spread to the rest of the globe.  There is an international audience, comprised of more than 800 million active, diverse users. However, most of the users are under the age of 30, with 41% of users being between 16 and 24 … Continued

8 SEO Considerations for a Smooth Transition

If it’s time to give your company a facelift but you don’t feel that re-designing the website itself is enough, rebranding may be the solution. But, with a domain change comes the potential loss of all the SEO you’ve worked hard to build for your current website. If you don’t want to start over from … Continued

How to Use LinkedIn Polls in Your Business

LinkedIn polls can be used nearly anywhere on LinkedIn – your professional profile, company page, group, events, and showcase pages. You and anyone viewing the LinkedIn Poll will be able to see how many people have responded to it while it’s active and once it has ended. Setting Up a LinkedIn Poll Creating a LinkedIn … Continued

Why Google Rewrites Meta Descriptions and How to Avoid It

Google’s John Mueller is a wonderful source of information, but staying up to date with his Webmaster Central Hangouts can be hard for many of us. In a recent episode, someone asked why their meta description was being re-written. His answer helps us see a bit of why Google’s algorithm may re-write your meta descriptions. … Continued

How Monitoring Online Activity Helps Produce Better Content

When I say “monitoring online activity,” I am not talking about using spyware and keyloggers to see what people are doing online. I’m talking about relying on analytics from your website, social media channels, social listening tools, and search listening tools to help you learn more about the audiences you’re creating content for. Daily, there … Continued

How to Use the Right Directional Cues in User Interfaces

User interface directional cues may be either implicit or explicit – obvious like arrows or subtle things like white space that the brain picks up on subconsciously. Knowing when to use them and which ones to use is crucial to building a positive user experience. Implicit Directional Cues Implicit cues are the ones that users … Continued

How COVID-19 Has Changed Marketing

We’re now three months into the Coronavirus pandemic, and while many states are re-opening and trying to bring things to a semblance of normalcy, analyses indicate that ad spending has hit bottom. Though this puts the industry in a great position to rebound in Q3, it’s worth taking a look at how the virus has … Continued

Ads for IGTV Are Coming

Instagram is promoting IGTV videos in its main feed in an attempt to increase popularity among advertisers and influencers. IGTV is Instagram’s foray into long-form vertical video content on mobile devices. It launched last summer and was the first major update to the platform since Instagram stories was released in 2016. It helps to move … Continued

Content Marketing TED Style

Chances are unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know what a TED Talk is. TED has 15.8 million people subscribe to their content. TED is a global conference in media organizations with strong engagement. Nearly every video that TED releases gets hundreds of thousands of views and they all go viral on social … Continued

A Closer Look at LinkedIn Live

LinkedIn recently announced updates to LinkedIn pages including the ability to stream live video. Originally launched last year, LinkedIn live was only for individual accounts, but now it’s going to be available for pages. You can use it on your own LinkedIn page or on your company’s profile. Either way, you decide to go, this … Continued

How to Optimize Your Twitter Profile for Your Business or Brand

More than 330 million people use Twitter every month, and more than 350,000 tweets are posted every single minute. There’s no doubt that potential clients and customers are there, and if they are, your business should be, too. But beyond your potential clients and customers, there are others you should be looking for and paying … Continued

First-Party Data and Your Marketing Strategy

As a marketer, the customer data you have is as good as gold. There are several ways to collect data with internal and external sources. The most common data sources are from first party and third party. First-party data is essentially you are data because it is the information you collect directly from your website … Continued

Questions to Boost Your Social Media Marketing

**This post was selected as one of the top digital marketing articles of the week by UpCity, a B2B ratings and review company for digital marketing agencies and other marketing service providers.** Companies of every size are looking to improve their social media marketing effectiveness. Digital platforms are constantly innovating the way brands are found, shared, … Continued

Google Says No More Cookies

Recently, Google announced that they are phasing out support for third-party cookies in 2022. Phasing out this support will affect everyone in the digital media industry. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Google drop 3rd party data or web browsers. But the stakes are a bit higher this time. Publishers are seeing the change … Continued

Optimizing Your Online Marketing Plan

Need to ensure that present marketing plans are optimized for the future? Do you need a framework to follow so that you don’t have to change things so often? Let’s look at auditing and adjusting your next marketing plan. Look At Your Social Footprint and Online Consistency Brand health is important. If you have been … Continued

What 912 Million Blog Posts Tell Us About Content Marketing

Backlinko and BuzzSumo partnered together to analyze 912 million blog posts to glean insights about content marketing today. They looked at factors such as content format, headlines, and word count and how it correlates with backlinks and social media shares. The findings they discovered were quite interesting. Long-Form Content Gets More Backlinks When it comes … Continued