5 Things That Affect Search Engine Results

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Feb 21, 2019

There are a ton of different things that affect and influence how your business shows up in a search engine’s results. Instead of providing you with a comprehensive manual of all those things (that ebook is coming soon!), we’re starting small. Let’s take a look at the five things that can affect SEO.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Website Design and Development, Social Media, SEO

4 Ways SEO Helps Grow Your Business

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Feb 11, 2019

What’s the value of SEO? How does it benefit my business? Do I really need it? We’ve heard them all, and we get it. In today’s landscape, there’s an overwhelming amount of marketing strategies, tools, and technology that not only claim to help do your job better, but also help generate more business for your brand. And while there’s a ton of talk and hype around each of these widgets, some are indeed legit and some fall by the wayside. But we’re not here to rate marketing tools. We’re here to tell you that out of everything you’ve heard or read when it comes to your spicing up your marketing strategy, you absolutely need SEO to be a part of it. And not just SEO, but great SEO.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Website Design and Development, Social Media, SEO

Make Content Marketing Part of Your Strategy

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Jan 15, 2019

This is an excerpt from the ebook The Manager’s Guide to Building a Smart Marketing Strategy.

Content marketing is a powerful and effective way to reach your customers, no matter your strategy, no matter which part of the customer journey. But before you start filling out a content calendar or hiring a freelance writer, take stock of your existing content, and divide that into three categories: owned, earned, and paid media. This will let you assess what category you need to attack first.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Social Media, Paid Advertising

5 Benefits of Marketing Automation You Haven’t Considered (Yet)

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Nov 28, 2018

As a marketer or business owner, chances are you’ve heard about marketing automation. You or your team may even be using a marketing automation tool.  Automation is complex, however, and if you don’t fully understand how it works, are not  up to speed on how to best use your tool, or don’t have an expert at your disposal, you could be missing out on opportunities to better market your brand. And if you’re not taking advantage of all marketing automation has to offer, then you could  just be wasting your time, effort, and resources on doing what you’re doing now.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Marketing Automation, Email Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Sales Enablement, Marketing and Sales Technology

The Biggest Benefits of Content Marketing

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Nov 26, 2018

Almost every marketer has heard about content marketing by now, but many either don’t see the benefits or moving slowly to implement. But with so many ongoing projects and deliverables in place, a team to manage, and leaders to report to, sometimes content marketing can fall by the wayside. After all, there are many misconceptions out there that content marketing has little ROI, takes too long to execute, and requires too many resources. However, when done right, content marketing has several benefits for the business and you don’t have to expend all of your resources or your wallet to execute it. In this blog, we shatter those misconceptions and offer the biggest benefits to using content marketing to build your brand and enhance your marketing function.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Website Design and Development

Hey Realtors! Yes, You Need a Website.

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Nov 16, 2018

A rebuttal to Inman’s article Most Realtors Get Zero Leads From Personal Websites

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Topics: Content Marketing, Marketing Automation, Email Marketing, Paid Advertising, Inbound Marketing, Marketing and Sales Technology

The Role of Content Marketing in E-commerce

Posted by Vira Vielmann on Oct 31, 2018

The internet has frequently been described as an “economy of attention” whereby we are all competing to attract as much human attention as possible. If you want your e-commerce business to do well online, it not only has to sell good products, it has to attract customers in unique and effective ways. Although old-school advertising could gain you some customers, more and more companies are realizing that content marketing is a key ingredient in winning the hearts and minds of new customers, and therefore, has a pivotal role in e-commerce.

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Topics: Content Marketing

Digital Marketing & Analytics: Which Metrics Really Matter?

Posted by Rhodes Gibson on Oct 23, 2018

We live in what’s called the “information age”, and, oh boy – do we have a lot of information available to us? Although this seems like a digital marketing enthusiast’s dream, it presents businesses with a unique problem – among all the information and analytics available out there, which ones actually matter? Is it important to know what your bounce rate is or how many impressions you made on a given day?

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Topics: Content Marketing, Digital Design, Data-Driven Discovery, Analytics and Reporting

Why You Should Hire a Professional to Create Your Business Website

Posted by Graham Lambertson on Oct 8, 2018

Since way way back in the days of Geocities and Angelfire, civilian internet users have been able to spin up a free or freemium website in minutes. However, there were few guarantees when pioneering your own website on these platforms. A couple things you could rely on were ads aplenty – obscuring your cute 1997 content – and ads…..oh, and there were ads.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Website Design and Development, Analytics and Reporting

3 Ways to Drive More Leads to Your Real Estate Website

Posted by Vira Vielmann on May 9, 2018

Gone are the days of loading up the family in the car and searching for homes by driving around the neighborhoods on your wish list. Today, 86 percent of homebuyers consider real estate websites the most useful source of information when buying a home, according to a 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. In addition, 44 percent of those home buyers use the internet as their very first step when searching for a home.

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Topics: Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Demand Generation, Marketing and Sales Technology