Content Marketing & SEO

Google Search Appliance Is Going Away, What Should You Do?

Google Search Appliance (GSA) was Google’s first physical hardware product, with a history dating all the way back to 2002. It’s actually a whole computer that sits on a company’s network and indexes the data fed into it for easier search retrieval. Have you ever thought, “Boy, I wish I could google for the stuff […]

Google Site Search Will Soon Be Dead, Good Riddance

Not long ago, Google decided to stop providing yet another of their beloved niche products. (Yes, I’m still bitter about the death of Google Reader.) Google Site Search is on the chopping block for complete end of operations by April fools day, 2018. The transition is going to be difficult, but really, it’s for the best. What are […]

Since We Last Spoke: An Update on Trends in SEO

During the summer and fall of 2015, we published a short vlog series entitled “Two SEOs and a Microphone” – one on trends in Hyper-Localization and “Sales” Engine Optimization and the other focusing on Talking Brand and Local Search. In an industry that evolves at lightning speed, search engine optimization trends are constantly changing. Here, […]

Content Strategy Seasonality: The Reason for Your Calendar

As content marketers, its our responsibility to stay one step ahead of what our audiences’ minds gravitate to naturally. One of the easiest pieces of that puzzle to keep track of is the changing of the seasons. Keeping your finger on the pulse of trends, expectations, and requirements that repeat themselves on an annual basis […]

Is Your Site Ready for These SEO Trends? New for 2017

2017 is a big year for digital – we’re pushing the boundaries in user experience, machine learning, and all sorts of other fun stuff (well, at least we think it’s fun). As an industry, SEO has changed dramatically in the past few years – it’s now WAY more than simple keyword stuffing and optimized titles and […]

Creativity + Data: Building Your Content Strategy

This post is the first of four in the series “Creativity + Data: Building Your Content Strategy.” Over the next three posts, we’ll focus on best practices, tips, tricks, and tools for using data to inform the creative nature of your content. To see your blog posts perform well, the reasoning behind your editorial calendar […]

Google’s “Micro-Moments” Are All Local

The dominance of the smartphone and the increased connectedness of today’s users have given rise to a pretty dramatic shift in the way people shop, work, play, and live. For companies, this means a necessary evolution in the way they devise marketing strategies, particularly in the digital space. How does this shift play out? How […]

The Growing Appeal of the Gifographic: FAST Content Consumption

Content is everything and the quicker we can get the information to our audience, the better. As we all know, there are several ways of communicating via content, such as; blogs, website copy, brochures, power point presentations, white papers, podcasts, slide share, infographics, gifographics, etc. For the purpose of FAST content, we are focusing on […]

Which Came First: The SERP or the Keyword?

We know, we know – you want your site to rank number one on the search engine results page. You’ve been asking, “How do I get to the top of that page?” as if it bears the same weight as, “How do I get people to buy my product?” Yes, organic search engine optimization is […]

Google Doubles Down on Mobile-First. Are You Ready?

It’s no secret that more internet users are finding information and entertainment on their mobile devices. In fact, the number of Google searches performed on mobile devices exceeded desktop searches back in March 2015! Google recently announced that it will be rolling out a new mobile-first index. What exactly does this mean? It means that […]

List Segmentation: Are You on the Right Nurture Track?

List segmentation in your email outreach should be one of your best business practices. Segmenting your communications can improve your email relevancy by huge amounts. If you aren’t slicing up your database into separate segments and tailoring your messaging to be relevant to those customers and groups, then read on to find out why you […]

Optimizing Images for Search

We’ve all been there – searching for an image that perfectly complements the content of a blog, newsletter or landing page and, after scrolling through pages of stock images, you ultimately opt to create the photo yourself. But once you have the photo, what do you do with it? Search engine optimization does not stop […]