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Content Strategy Intrigue: Encouraging Engagement From the Start

Perhaps the single-most obsessed-over key performance indicator for content marketers is engagement. The conventional wisdom being that your content is only as good as how many people engage with it: that they read, then comment and share the post to increase its reach. But how do we plan for maximizing this erratic, user-driven KPI at […]

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Content Strategy Relevance: Considering Your Audience

In essence, content marketing is simply communicating the reasons why your target audiences should want your product or service. As such, it is paramount to understand how your product or service is relevant to your customer. Relevance – “the quality or state of being closely connected or appropriate” – is truly the driving force behind […]

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How to Make a Good DIY SEO Report Card

For those who like to DIY, like weddings, birdhouses and SEO report cards, deciding what to include and how to format can be a challenge. What’s the most important thing you should look at when creating your own SEO report card? Technical SEO, keyword rankings, backlinks or content? In this checklist to creating your own […]

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Crawl Errors: Google Helps You Clean House

A site with broken links not only hinders the user experience, but can also prevent search engines from finding important site content. Let’s look at a new feature in Google Webmaster Tools that makes it even easier to find site crawl errors and, more importantly, the sources of those errors.

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Searcher Task Accomplishment, or How Search Engines Read Minds

Oftentimes, there’s a difference between the exact words that a searcher types into the search bar and their intended result of performing that search. Phrasing, generalization, typos, and misinformation are all factors that can get between a searcher and their goal. With each algorithm update, however, search engines are becoming better able to close the […]

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Content Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

In October 2016, Oneupweb traveled to Maryland to attend BBCON, the premier tech gathering for social good, and polled attendees asking them, “As a nonprofit organization, what do you find to be the most challenging pain points with your marketing?” One of the top pain points that came out of our informal polling was creating […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Three Pillars of Nonprofit Digital Marketing Success

When it comes to digital marketing, nonprofits must dedicate time and resources to ensure their approach furthers the organization’s mission. The following three pillars of nonprofit digital marketing success will help. 1. Clear Brand Messaging According to Al and Laura Ries‘ “Law of Contraction,” a brand becomes stronger when you narrow its focus. Powerful branding […]

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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 […]

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How Snapchat Helped Short-Lived Content Thrive

When Snapchat launched in 2011, its success was based entirely on short-lived content (or short-form content). A picture that disappeared after ten seconds?! Who would want to use that app? And what was the point? What began as baffling to some has become billions and although Snapchat experienced humble beginnings, it’s now one of the […]

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