Using Schema Markup for Local SEO

If you’ve been paying attention to digital marketing strategies, you might have heard about Schema markups, also called structured data. While the concept isn’t new, it does tend to fly under the radar for many small to medium business owners who have a lot on their plates. Which is good news for you.  Why? Because…

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A Complete Guide to Creating and Optimizing Local Landing Pages

When was the last time you performed a search on your phone? What did you look for? Maybe you were looking for a dry cleaner or a restaurant to get lunch. You wanted to find locations near you at that specific moment, right? Locally-optimized websites, landing pages, and content help make those searches successful. Google…

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Everything you Need to Know about Business Reviews and Local SEO

We all know that user reviews are a helpful resource for your prospective customers. Why? Because, let’s face it, you’re not exactly the most unbiased source of information when it comes to your own business. If someone wants to find the best cheesesteak in Philadelphia or the best taco in San Diego, they’re going to…

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Optimizing Citations for Local SEO

In the modern world, businesses live and die online. That’s not a well-kept secret. Your largest competitors are going to fight you tooth and nail for the attention of the online audience. How are you going to get your local business noticed in such a crowded commercial atmosphere? The answer comes in the form of…

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Part I: How to Select Marketing Channels Based on Your Industry

Industry matters a lot when it comes time to select marketing channels, and the distinction between B2B and B2C businesses is particularly important. Not all channels work for all businesses, and different industries benefit from focusing on different things in their marketing mix. In the first two articles in this series, we covered how your…

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Marketing Automation for Small Business in 2017

This article originally published on SCORE SEPT 11, 2017  As a small business owner, it can be extremely challenging to scale your marketing and sales efforts. Between you and your personnel, there are only so many man-hours in a day, and small businesses typically choose to apply those hours to closing existing opportunities with hot…

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How Small Businesses Can Attract Traffic With Valuable Content Assets

This article originally published on Forbes SEP 14, 2017 @ 08:30 AM Creating high-quality content that has real value to readers but also furthers marketing goals can be a significant challenge for small businesses. Before we get into the how, let’s talk about the what and the why. What’s the premise behind content marketing (aka “inbound marketing”) anyway? What Is…

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How The Wrong Marketing Agency Can Endanger Your Business

This article originally published on Forbes AUG 3, 2017 @ 08:30 AM Most companies start out doing their digital marketing using an in-house team, often on a shoestring budget. The business grows, and you hire more people to handle tasks. Eventually, you start to wonder, could my business grow faster with a real marketing agency? The…

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Understanding Topic Modeling for SEO

You probably know your online content is essential for SEO. Matching your subject matter with what people are looking for online is crucial to drive the right traffic to your website. But you might not know SEO has become increasingly sophisticated, as Google has repeatedly introduced algorithm changes that return relevant search results. Topic modeling…

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