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3 Things You Can Do to Earn Natural Links

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Inbound links (or links from other websites pointing to your website) are one of the top Google search ranking criteria, but it only works out week if they are obtained naturally. While an important part of a search engine optimization campaign is to actively seek out link building opportunities, it...

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Hire a Digital Marketing Agency Based on Their Expertise

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Have you hired digital marketing agencies in the past that simply didn't do as great of a job as you hoped? If this is the case, chances are pretty good that you didn't hire them based on their expertise, you hired them for other reason. Maybe the price was right. Maybe their sales process led yo...

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Why You Should Launch a Blog for SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

From a marketing standpoint, there are lots of reasons to launch a business blog as a part of your website. Blogging is a way to demonstrate your expertise in your niche and a blog is also a convenient outlet for sharing product updates and company news. However, blogging has plenty of additional SE...

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Don’t Skip a Phase When it Comes to Content Marketing!

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Content is the core of your digital marking campaign. However, it is only effective if it is done right. It isn't simply enough to write a few content pieces and then post them on your blog. Your content needs to be strategic in order to gain the most impact. There are several phases that you nee...

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Has Your Organic Growth Flat Lined?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that digital marketing required a long term investment. This is especially true for activities such as search engine optimization, which basically rely on consistent and ongoing effort to achieve the desired results. Let's just image that you have been consistent for the past year or so. Y...

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Goal of Digital Marketing is to Increase Traffic

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Marketing is always done with the goal of increasing business, and this is true no matter if the marketing tasks are online or offline. Offline marketing tends to have specific goals, such as generating leads or maybe for branding. The same is true for digital marketing, except the number one purpos...

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Social Media and Content Should Work Together

Written by Nick Stamoulis

There are many components that make up a robust online marketing campaign today. It’s not enough to just have a website. In order for that website to be found you need to participate in numerous online marketing tactics that need to be integrated together into one strategy. Two important parts of ...

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Sales and Marketing Need to Work Together

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Departments in businesses tend to function in their own little bubbles. This isn't a good approach because many of these teams could easily cooperate with one another and make their jobs easier, while also help the business as a whole. This is especially true with the sales and marketing departments...

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What to Do if You Have Unnatural Links

Written by Nick Stamoulis

As a part of its effort to be more transparent about its practices, Google has been sending out a notification to webmasters alerting them when unnatural links are detected. The notice itself serves as an FYI and doesn’t necessarily mean that a penalty has occurred (yet). The only way to really...

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Do You Need to Change Your Social Media Strategy?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

No two businesses are the same, and that is why no to social media strategies should be the same, either. While it could make sense that your strategy might have similar elements as your competitors, this doesn't necessarily mean it will resonate with your unique audience. There are other factors th...

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Your Main Brand Should Get Top Priority

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Do you manage multiple brands as part of your business? If you have multiple brands, this can be both tricky and beneficial to your business as a whole. It is tricky because if you focus all your attention on the wrong brand, your whole business will suffer. However, if you cross promote the brands ...

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4 Places to Find Blog Topic Inspiration

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Setting up a business blog on your company website is the easy part. The hard part is actually keeping the blog active with high-quality, informative content that target audience members will find engaging. Sure, you might be fine for the first couple of months, but after a certain amount of time, y...

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Specialization is a Factor for Digital Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that the strategies associated with digital marketing can help every business out there get noticed online. In fact, these strategies always involve the same general items - search engine optimization, social media, and content marketing. What differs is that the specific way these strateg...

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Broken Links Can Hurt Your SEO Efforts

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Broken links are a part of owning and/or managing a website and if they're not addressed, they can hurt your long term SEO efforts. In fact, they're bad from both a search engine perspective and a user perspective. Marketers need to continually monitor broken links and address them before they can...

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Content Marketing and Branding Should Work Together

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to content marketing, messaging is everything. Nothing shapes your messaging more than your brand. If you treat the two items, content marketing and branding, as separate entities, your brand won't have a cohesive look and feel. Content and branding absolutely need to work together. In...

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SEO Reasons to Have a Business Blog

Written by Nick Stamoulis

There are many benefits of operating a business blog and updating it with quality content on a regular basis. Writing, publishing, and sharing blog post content is a great way to share expertise and insights about the industry in addition to sharing company updates and news. Over time, a blog can be...

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Are Keywords Really That Important?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Search engine optimization is an important part of digital marketing. Many of us look at keywords as an important starting point when it comes to SEO. While that is the case, it is important not to get too attached to the idea of using keywords to help a website get noticed by the search engines. ...

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Reasons to Stop Obsessing Over This SEO Metric

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Reporting is an important part of an SEO campaign because doing so on a regular basis essentially tells you how the campaign is performing and what tweaks need to be made to improve it. There are many SEO metrics to review and report on, but for whatever reason we find that the one that some webs...

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3 Ways that Social Media Can Impact SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When we get to talking about social media and SEO, there are plenty of naysayers that say that social media activity doesn’t help your SEO. We’ll agree that there is no direct impact. Links shared in social media aren’t direct, followed links that send signals to the search engines. However, t...

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Traffic Should Come From a Variety of Sources

Written by Nick Stamoulis

One of the chief functions of online marketing is to increase website traffic. Of course, that doesn't quite tell the whole story. The traffic needs to be highly targeted because the underlying goal is for marketing to use these traffic generation tactics to help the business grow as a whole. How...

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The First 3 Steps of an SEO Campaign

Written by Nick Stamoulis

For those new to SEO, it can be a little daunting. There’s a lot involved: keyword research, on-site optimization, link building, content marketing, social media, etc. Where do you start? What’s the best approach: all at once or start with one thing and build to the next? Different SEO firms wil...

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You Can’t Predict or Forecast SEO Results

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When you implement an SEO program, it's only natural that you want to find a way to predict results. In fact, people ask me this very thing all the time. They wonder if they can not only forecast their SEO results, but also their website visitor growth and the ROI of their overall SEO program. While...

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Tips to Get Social Media Followers to Convert

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to social media, it isn’t necessarily the size of your list of followers that really matters. Sure, they may “like” the things that you have to say, but are they really engaging with your brand? The truth is, social media followers are only valuable if they eventually turn into s...

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Design Isn’t As Important As Usability

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to doing business online, maintaining a fresh appearance is crucial. No matter what industry you are in, there might come a time when you need to refresh your brand in order to keep up with your industry. While each industry is different, it's true that trends for what works online and...

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How Good Does Your Content Need To Be?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to carving an effective space for your business online, content marketing remains at the top of the list. It enhances nearly every other strategy that exists in the digital space. Excellent content gives the search engines more chances to rank your pages well in the search results. Gre...

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3 Easy Ways to Enhance Your SEO Content

Written by Nick Stamoulis

The word is out: content is king. We’ve been hearing it for years but it’s clear that website owners are finally getting behind the statement. Essentially, everyone is creating content. The problem is, a lot of this content is sub-par, at best, which means that there’s still opportunity for yo...

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Patience Is A Necessity When It Comes To SEO!

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Once you have decided to implement a search engine optimization campaign, it’s important to understand that the desired outcome may not come for months, sometimes many months. Even if you have done everything correctly you aren’t going to get instant results. However, the wait will be worth it! ...

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Content Helps Build Audience Transparency

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When doing business, customers want you to be as open and honest with them as possible. Your content is the perfect opportunity to let people know the details of your business and help them get to know you. It's true that people do business with those they like, know, and trust. This applies to ...

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Blog Readers Are More Sophisticated Than You Think

Written by Nick Stamoulis

One of the main purposes of a blog is to keep your readers engaged. That’s why you should always strive to provide content that’s relevant, interesting, and up to date. However, simply having a blog is not enough for a business. Today’s readers are sophisticated, which means that you need to p...

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Resolve Technical Issues to Help With SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Concerning search engine optimization, it is easy to forget that there are some technical items that need to be addressed. Most of us know that we need to perform certain activities, such as finding great keywords, regularly publishing new content, and having a well developed and high quality link p...

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Elevate SEO Content for Better Engagement

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to creating content for your website, it is true that the purpose of the content needs to be considered while composing it. While it may be true that SEO content needs to be crafted in a certain way in order to attract the search engines, this is a lot more complex than it first may ap...

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How to Know Which Content to Create for SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

We all know that creating excellent content is a vital part of today's SEO strategies. When we create an SEO plan for all of our full service B2B SEO clients, coming up with a plan for content marketing is always a vital part of our initial planning strategies. We also understand that you can't just...

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How to Write SEO Content that Matters

Written by Nick Stamoulis

There are millions upon millions of pages of web content out there. While that might seem a little intimidating, the truth of the matter is that a small percentage of it is actually any good. And if you’re going to embark on an SEO campaign and begin writing and publishing content, the only way it...

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It’s True That Content Matters in SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that content marketing and SEO go hand in hand. In fact, these days, it's almost impossible to execute an SEO campaign without also having a solid content marketing plan. Although SEO does take into account other things, such as the link portfolio and technical items such as the URL struct...

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Brand Strength Correlates with SEO Results

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that brand strength correlates with SEO results. You’ll often hear SEO professionals talk about branded keywords vs. non-branded keywords. It’s all fairly straightforward. Branded keywords include the brand, company name, branded products or services, etc. as part of the search term. ...

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No Need to Focus on Search Rankings

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to SEO, most people think that the best way to measure success is to achieve excellent rankings for as many keywords as possible. While this is surely the mark of a successful SEO campaign, it isn't necessarily the best way to go about measuring success. In fact, rankings should be ...

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Content Should Be Relatable to Your Audience

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It doesn't matter what kind of business you have, it is always important to have plenty of content on your website to keep your audience happy. That may seem like a simple thing to do, but it is surprising how many businesses have the wrong idea on what this really means. Your audience should always...

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Make Sure Your Brand Shows Signs Of Life

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to establishing an online presence for your brand, nothing can hurt your cause more than letting your efforts stagnate. We see this a lot, where brands market their businesses aggressively online until they get busy with other activities. Before they know it, they don't do their digita...

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Results is the Main Goal of Digital Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When we first start working with our clients, we spend a lot of time with them so that we can assess their goals. Depending on what their goals are, we then come up with a digital marketing strategy that will best help them achieve their goals. Typical goals could include: Getting more leads th...

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Let Us Know Your Digital Marketing Concerns!

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that we help our clients increase their organic traffic through white hat search engine optimization practices. We have a proven track record of success and we know that our methods produce great results. Although this is what we focus on, we have learned that marketing should be looked at...

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Do Internal Content Links Make Sense for Your Brand?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When you have a website, it make sense that you want to create opportunities for people to stay on it for a longer time. In other word, people need to be given opportunities to discover the content on your website in a natural way. Sure, you will certainly have a navigational bar in order to help pe...

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Fully Control Your Brand Message

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, it stands to reason that you want to use it in a way that will allow you to control your own brand's message. On some level, you have total control over what happens. After all, you are in charge of your website's content and its appearance. However, there are ...

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What to Do as You Start an SEO Campaign

Written by Nick Stamoulis

The most important thing to understand about SEO is that it is a long term process. This means that you need to set up your SEO program and consistently execute it so that you can see the results you desire.  It can take months or even years to begin to see traction on your campaign, and if you are...

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Avoid Turnover in Your Marketing Department

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, it is important to be consistent. This usually means that once you come up with a strategy, you need to give yourself enough time to execute it properly, and then after that, you need to give it enough time to actually work. It could take at least a year to get yo...

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Top Reasons Why SEO is Slow

Written by Nick Stamoulis

One of the most important points that we try to make to prospective full service SEO clients is that SEO is a slow and sometime very long process.  It’s not the kind of marketing tactic that’s going to have immediate results or a quick ROI. The complete opposite is true. In fact, it can take ma...

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Do These Things Regularly for SEO Success

Written by Nick Stamoulis

The key to achieving SEO success and maintaining SEO success is to keep at it regularly. It’s not the sort of campaign that you can turn off and turn back on, expecting to be right where you left off. If you take any time off from SEO work it will likely coincide with a gradual dip in organic traf...

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Digital Marketing Can Help You Grow Your Business

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Clients often ask us, how can they know if their digital marketing is actually working? The simplest answer to that question is that you will know if your digital marketing program is working if you have experienced an increase in business. What this means completely depends on your end goal and the...

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Content Marketing Shouldn’t Be Content by Committee

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that excellent content is a primary foundational element for your digital marketing plan. As part of our services, we always recommend that we consistently write and publish new content on a regular schedule. Over time, this consistent effort adds up and will help you achieve your goals, a...

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Why Fixating on Rank is a Waste of Time

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It is a misconception that rank is a measurement of how well your SEO is performing. These days, while it is still being measured, the end result is one that doesn't seem to have much of a bearing as to how well your website is performing organically overall. Also, at the end of the day, none of tha...

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Do You Need to Improve Content for SEO?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It is true that content can help boost your organic search results because it is closely tied to your SEO program. Content marketing programs will naturally change over time, and they will also differ depending on the nature of the business or the industry. Although most content marketing schedules ...

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How Much Content is Enough

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's a well known fact that content forms the base of a good digital marketing plan. Visitors love to see great content on your site, and this will draw visitors in from all over the internet, including the search engines, from advertising efforts, and from social media. We do know that not havin...

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Your Digital Marketing Needs to Target the Right People

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, small business owners need to understand that if your business is attracting a lot of people, this isn't necessarily the ideal scenario. You may believe that the more traffic you have coming to your website, the more successful, the better your business will be. W...

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4 Reasons Why Your Search Traffic Has Dipped

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Have you noticed a sudden drop (or even a steady decline) in the amount of visitors coming to your site from search? On some level, traffic dips are normal. But, when they are noticeable enough, they can really attract your attention. It is important that once you see these traffic dips that you ...

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Website Usability is Important to SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

There is a clear link between website usability and digital marketing, particularly with SEO. However, it can be a struggle balancing usability with the desire to get the website noticed in the search engines. Although SEO is the primary traffic source for a substantial amount of website owners, th...

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It’s Impossible to Put a Timeline on SEO Success

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When a potential client is interested in getting started with an SEO campaign one of the first questions that they ask is, “how long will it take for this to work?” Unfortunately, it’s a question that’s nearly impossible to answer, especially since a successful SEO campaign looks different t...

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Social Media Doesn’t Impact SEO? Not Quite

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Google has come out multiple times saying that social media (or social signals) are not used for ranking. So, does that mean that social media doesn’t impact SEO? Not at all. Social media is still a very important part of an overall SEO campaign because it indirectly has an impact on ranking over ...

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Seasonality and Marketing Your Brand Online

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Depending on the nature of your business, seasonality could absolutely impact how your brand will be presented online. For some businesses, such as eCommerce-based companies, the seasonality is obvious. Toy manufacturers clearly perform better around major holidays like Christmas, companies selling ...

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Why SEO Shouldn’t Wait Until “Later”

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Are you getting your business website up and running? There’s so much to do, it can be difficult to prioritize your tasks. In the beginning, you’re likely focused on tasks that are immediately important, such as making sure your site looks great, is easy to navigate, and has some decent content ...

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Keep a Consistent Message Across All Platforms

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, there are many different platforms that you could be operating from. Whether you are posting content to your website, sharing one of your product videos on social media, or operating a pay per click advertising campaign, you need to make sure that your messaging i...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Website Safe from Hackers

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Cyber attacks are nothing new but have received newfound attention after the infamous WannaCry and subsequent attacks went after huge corporations, showcasing that nobody is immune. If you own a website, it’s important to do what you can to protect it. From an SEO perspective, it’s important bec...

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Blog Best Practices You Might Be Missing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Blogging is an important part of SEO for many reasons. Blog posts keep a website “fresh”, provide opportunities to target long tail keywords, keep social media profiles active with great content, and generate natural inbound links to a website. Lots has been written about SEO blogging best pract...

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Digital Marketing Checklist for Startups

Written by Nick Stamoulis

As a startup, you are understandably excited to get the word out about your new business. When putting together your business plan, you should also be spending time planning out your marketing campaign, particularly your digital marketing. Your likely have limited resources, so you want to make sure...

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Don’t Hire Us Here’s Why

Written by Nick Stamoulis

You're excited about your small business and you believe in it. You know that there is real potential for your business, and you are excited to get the word out. You might even think you need outside help to get things on track. Well, wanting to find help is a great thing, especially if you don't ha...

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4 Things to Do Before Launching an SEO Campaign

Written by Nick Stamoulis

If you’ve finally decided to get around to the whole “SEO thing” that’s great! Welcome aboard. However, before you get started there are a few things to take care of. Doing so will ensure that the campaign is as effective as it can be. Here are 4 things to do before launching an SEO campaign...

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Are You Making the Most of Your Content?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

A solid SEO program requires ongoing content creation, something that our clients are often hesitant about. We’ll certainly agree that deciding on topics, dedicating resources to content creation, and promotion of this content isn’t always easy and takes time. But what’s important to understan...

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