Google My Business Adds More Branding Tools

In terms of local SEO, Google My Business has always been an important and valuable tool. The platform launched in 2014 and continues to grow in importance for both businesses and consumers. Having a verified, complete, and accurate profile is critical to SEO. Google My Business is evolving to include transactions and engagement between businesses … Continued

Targeting Cold Audiences With Facebook Ads

If you want to use Facebook Ads to find new customers and want to learn whom to target with cold ads, you’ve come to the right place. After you determine who to target with cold ads, I’ll help you with what to do after you’ve identified new target audiences, what kind of analysis you should … Continued

How to Use Quora for Marketing

The internet is full of useful, educational, and entertaining places to spend time. Many of these places are important for brands and businesses to connect with their audience. An often-overlooked platform for making those connections is Quora. Learn how to use it for marketing to increase brand awareness and authority. What is Quora? Quora is … Continued

How One Campaign Changed Burger King’s Marketing Outlook

The Hamburger Wars have been going on for decades – ever since Burger King hit the scene in 1954 McDonald’s was first franchised in 1955. Companies like Wendy’s and Burger King have been competing against McDonald’s to keep customers happy. Burger King has been facing off with McDonald’s for a long time – but this … Continued

Facebook Pixel Losing Effectiveness for Marketers

In the coming months, Facebook will release its Clear History tool. Once it is released, the new feature will allow users to see, manage, and disconnect activity that happens off-Facebook from their user profile. As such, the tool will impact marketers ability to reach a targeted audience on the platform. What is the Clear History … Continued

How to Develop an Omni-Channel Retail Strategy

If you’re in retail and don’t have an omni-channel strategy yet, you’re missing out on a lot of potential review. A recent report shows that out of 46,000 shoppers, 73% used multiple channels to make a purchase. Only 7% shopped exclusively online, and 20% shopped exclusively in store. If you were looking for proof that … Continued

10 Reasons Local Businesses Need Great Websites

As a local business owner, you may think your storefront, word-of-mouth, and local advertising is all you need to succeed. This is incredibly short-sighted; your business’s online presence is just as important. In the past, people doing a Google search for a product would be presented with a 10-pack listing of local businesses offering what … Continued

6 Ways to Make the Best of GMB Posts

Google has been announcing (and re-announcing) the decline and ultimate demise of the Google Plus platform for quite some time. With the disappearance of the platform looking like it will actually happen later this year, some business owners are focused on what to do next. Many were still using the partially-defunct social platform for marketing … Continued

Did Google Alter Your Adwords Campaign? Here’s Why

In late January, AdWords advertisers received a startling email from Google. The headline in the email was, “We’ll focus on your campaigns, so you can focus on your business.” Advertisers reading the emails flew into a tizzy, interpreting the email as saying Google would be taking over all campaign management. Let’s take a look at … Continued

6 Special Digital Marketing Challenges for Healthcare Facilities

The world of healthcare is constantly evolving, and  marketing is more challenging than ever. In an increasingly digital-focused world, there so much the average provider needs to consider and pay attention to: privacy, online reviews, your ability to create a strong brand presence, SEO, and yes, even competing with other providers, too. It’s certainly possible … Continued

10 Digital Marketing Myths You Need to Forget

The world of digital marketing is vast and, well, a bit confusing if you’re a newcomer or startup. Millions of tools claim they’re just the ticket to help you win subscribers, grow your sales, and boost your strategies, but do they all really do what they claim? Not even close. In fact, some of the … Continued

Digital Marketing & Time Management: Staying in Control

The world of digital marketing is fast-paced. It’s easy to start your day with a plan and then get lost in a sea of changes, social conversations, and sometimes, even a little drama. Yes, you do need to stay on top of what’s happening in the digital world. But you also need to create boundaries … Continued

How to Use Google Forms to Grow Your Business

In the world of running an online business, you don’t get much more relevant than Google. In fact, most businesses would find themselves completely lost if the company up and disappeared tomorrow. This includes SEO analysts, social media experts, and even web designers. The simple fact is that nearly all of us rely on Google … Continued

The Essential Elements of a Great Homepage

Unless you’re driving paid ad clicks to a specific landing page, your website’s homepage is the first section of the site your visitors will see. It doesn’t matter if your site has dozens of other pages full of great content. How your customer feels when they walk through your virtual front door will create a … Continued

Omnichannel vs. Multichannel Marketing: What’s the Difference?

The New Year is right around the corner. Hopefully, you’ve already mapped out your 2019 marketing plan, but if you haven’t, there’s no time like the present. Either way, we have an important question: will you take an omnichannel or multichannel approach? Say what? No, it’s not a trick question – it’s really important, but … Continued

Responsive Web Design: 7 Tips for Launching a New Website

Designing a new website? Maybe you’re a brand-new startup creating a platform for your business for the very first time. No matter what you do, you need to make sure your design is responsive and adaptable to the many mobile devices modern visitors use when they land on your website. It’s just a part of … Continued

‘Tis the Season to Optimize Your PPC Campaigns for the Holidays

The holiday season is officially here! Stores were decking the halls with Christmas decorations while the kids were still out trick-or-treating. Thanksgiving-related holiday ads started flooding our inboxes the second the clock struck 12:01 am on November 1st. The festive season is one of significantly LOUD online noise. It seems like the whole world is … Continued

8 Tips for Interactive Infographics

Last July I wrote a post dedicated to the various types of interactive content. Interactive infographics got a brief mention in that post. I decided to come back and add a bit more detail about how you can be successful in creating your own interactive infographics. It’s a type of content that’s not as widely … Continued

Best Practices for Requesting Reviews from Customers

Customer reviews matter. Okay, that’s kind of the understatement of the century, but we think it bears repeating because reviews can be such powerful social proof. Sure, bad reviews are an important form of feedback…they (hopefully) teach us where we’re going wrong so we can improve. But ultimately, everyone wants positive feedback because it usually … Continued

GDPR Compliance for WordPress Users

Getting flooded with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) emails from every service you’ve ever signed up with? There’s a good reason you’re receiving all those notifications. Businesses all over the world had until May 25, 2018, to put GDPR relatulations into place for European Union (EU) customers and visitors. If you’re just hearing about this … Continued

Using Power Editor for Facebook Ads

Power Editor is a Facebook advertising tool designed specifically for large advertisers who need to create, edit, and publish several ads at once, while still maintaining precision control over each of their campaign. Though a Power Editor account is a bit more complex than the standard Facebook Ads Manager, the main advantage is that new … Continued

Leveraging Video Marketing: Why You Shouldn’t Ignore YouTube

There’s no doubt about it – video marketing is huge. No matter what social site or website you land on, you’re bound to see at least a few videos, ranging from vlogs to LIVE sessions to carefully constructed advertisements. Video gives marketers the opportunity to grab the attention of their audiences with short, creative bursts … Continued

Creating a Digital Marketing Plan for the Holidays

What’s that, you say? It’s only September? Marketers, let’s take the “only” out of there – it’s putting your holiday campaigns at risk. The bare truth of the matter is this: if you haven’t started planning your holiday marketing campaigns yet, you are officially behind schedule. Stores started putting out back-to-school gear in July and … Continued

GDPR: What US-Based Businesses Need to Know

The passing of GDPR legislation in the European Union (EU) has changed the way businesses and websites need to do business in order to protect the personal information of consumers and site visitors. While US-based business owners may not think it applies to them, you need to think twice. Websites that attract a global audience … Continued