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Can You Prove That SEO Works?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

There's no way to avoid this - receiving organic traffic from the search engines is something that has to be earned over time. When executing an SEO program, it could take months, if not a year or more, to really see that the consistent efforts of the program are paying off over time. However, when ...

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Be Careful Not to Trust the Wrong People

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As a leader in your company, it stands to reason that you want to make the best decisions possible when it comes to marketing. You want your marketing efforts to attract the right people, and the efforts should also help convert them into paying customers. It may seem as if there is a lot of confli...

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Create Brand Trust with Your Content

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Your brand relies on customers to succeed, which means that your brand must be trustworthy. Some brands try to artificially create this trust through their advertising campaigns or other marketing methods. While these may work to some extent, this isn't necessarily the best approach. Customers an...

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Data Overcomplicates Digital Marketing

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It's true that digital marketing has a lot of steps associated with it, but that doesn't mean that it has to be complicated. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Sometimes, the best plans are the simplest ones, and you want to implement a digital marketing strategy that is well thought out, but that...

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Your SEO Firm is Your Partner

Written by Nick Stamoulis

There's an art to choosing the best SEO firm for your business but once you do, it's important to make the most of it. What you really need, though, is a firm that treats you like a partner and not just a client. However, it does work both ways. If you treat them as "hired help" and not like a true...

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Do I Really Need a Blog?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

One of the first things we recommend to full service or consulting SEO clients is to add a blog to their website if they don’t already have one and to start publishing posts regularly. It’s not uncommon to get pushback from clients since blogging is time consuming. Another deterrent is that ther...

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What We Do Now Will Pay Off in the Future

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to getting the results you want for your digital marketing, it takes a lot of grunt work. This work is unglamorous, and it could take months of consistent execution of this plan before you see results. It can be unglamorous work, and it is easy to get frustrated and give up. However...

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Don’t Take a Cookie Cutter SEO Approach

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Are you looking to hire a digital marketing service provider to take care of your search engine optimization? If so, it's important to do your research in advance so you can know if you are a good fit to work with one another. Depending on the industry you are in, you might find that there are SE...

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Make Sure You Retain Control of Your Digital Assets

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, there are several digital assets that you may have that are part of your campaign. This is especially true for your website (or websites) and social media accounts, which are likely going to be your main assets. Before working with a digital marketing agency, y...

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Use Content to Keep Customers Engaged With Your Brand

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Once a potential customer finds your brand, they don't necessarily make a purchase right away. Unless you find a way to keep them engaged, you might lose them. It's your content that will help them stick with you. When you publish content geared towards their needs, they will keep coming back for mo...

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Traffic Disappearing? It Won’t Always Be Consistent

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, your main goal is likely to receive an increase in targeted traffic. In order to do this, you will want to employ different strategies. For example, SEO is a big part of digital marketing, as well as content marketing, social media, and even paid advertising like ...

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PageRank Is Not Important for Digital Marketing Success

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Once the prime measurement of success of success, PageRank was highly regarded and always talked about. Clients would tell us that they wanted to rank in certain spots for certain keywords, and at the time, this was a decent measurement of how well a digital marketing program was working. After Goog...

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SEO Blog Writing Myths to Ignore

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Blogging is an essential part of an SEO campaign. Every blog post is a new page on a website that creates an additional opportunity to rank prominently in search, driving organic search traffic, and to be linked to, helping to earn SEO trust. While there’s an abundance of advice out there about...

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Guide to Collaborating with a Digital Marketing Agency

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Once you decide to hire a digital marketing agency, it marks the beginning of a potentially successful partnership. However, your work isn't done once you hire them. You are going to need to play a somewhat active role in the process, especially if you are working with an agency that is dedicated to...

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Keep Your Blog With New Content

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that a blog is one of your greatest tools for digital marketing because it is one of those activities that has countless benefits. Businesses should maintain a blog, or a regular channel for publishing new articles, for a variety of reasons. These include giving your audience  reasons to ...

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Rankings Aren’t a Good Measure of SEO Success

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Clients often come to us and ask how long it will take before they can start to rank for keywords that will get them noticed in the search engines. At face value, the question is an innocent one, and is designed to assess the results of the SEO program. However, the question also completely misse...

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SEO Mistakes Web Developers Make

Written by Nick Stamoulis

SEO and web development go hand in hand. SEO work in conjunction with web development work attract both the search engine spiders and target audience members to a website. However, web developers aren’t SEO professionals (just as SEO professionals aren’t web developers!). Sure, they might have s...

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Technical SEO Audit – Check Your Website for Problems

Written by Nick Stamoulis

SEO is an important piece of digital marketing because it is responsible for increasing organic traffic over time. The technical SEO audit is always the first thing that occurs when it comes to SEO because you need to check that the technical elements of your site are best poised to optimize results...

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We Can Help Everyone – But Are We a Good Fit?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Brick Marketing has been in business since 2005 and the Internet has changed a lot during that time period. We have a lot of experience honing and refining our techniques, while also staying current with common industry best practices. We've had a lot of different types of clients over the years,...

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Focus on the Right Things in Digital Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, it's true that there are a lot of things that you can do. Your time and resources aren't endless, so you need to be in the mindset to focus on the right activities. If you focus on the wrong things, your results won't be as good as you hope. If you manage to focus...

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All For Content Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to content marketing, it is all too easy to get lulled into a sense of false security. We know that there are certain strategies that seem to work for every business, and we tend to think that what works well for one will also work for another. While this is true on some level, it does...

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Maintain Your Core Digital Marketing Before Diversifying

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, it is true that diversification can increase your rate of success. However, it is also possible to have so many marketing channels open that none of them end up being truly effective. The best approach is to find a balance between diversification, and making sure ...

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You Get What You Pay for With Digital Marketing Firms

Written by Nick Stamoulis

There is a popular adage in our culture that states, "You get what you pay for." Webster's Dictionary defines this sentiment by explaining that it is, "used to say that a thing that can be bought for a very low price probably isn't very good." This could pertain to just about everything, such as...

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Social Media Doesn’t Always Need to Drive Revenue

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When people post on social media, there is a lot of variety as to the types of posts they can make. However, it seems that many believe that the main focus of social media should simply be to drive revenue, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Although this could represent a small percent...

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Brand Identity and Digital Marketing Work Together

Written by Nick Stamoulis

There are many components to digital marketing, and they all work together to help you reach your goals. Most of us know about the major players, such as content, social media, and search engine optimization. However, there is an intangible part of digital marketing that we don't talk about as much,...

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Handling Multiple Cities and Locations with SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to search engine optimization, several factors need to be taken into account. One of them is the question of whether or not you need to optimize on the national or local level. We believe that optimization should happen on both a national and local level, but the strategies should chan...

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When Business is Slow Don’t Give Up on SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

One thing that I am constantly stressing to my clients is that they can’t let month-to-month fluctuations (visitors to site, ranking in SERPs and so forth) shake their faith in their SEO campaign. Too often, site owners panic during a slow month and decide that SEO isn’t working for them and the...

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Importance of Consistency with Your Digital Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Having potential or current customers perceive your company in a certain way is essential. But what happens if there are situations out of your control that halt your business operations? What do you do if the economy starts to downturn? Is your first instinct to cut back so that you can save money?...

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Your Content Strategy Should Evolve With Your Business

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When your business website was first established, chances are pretty good that you came up with a content marketing strategy that met your needs at the time. Even though the elements of a content marketing plan will always be the same, the way these steps are executed will change as your business ev...

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Website Mistakes that Harm SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

We might not know everything about Google’s search algorithm that determines where websites should rank for keyword searches, but Google has given us enough hints over the years about what’s important. At the top of the list: quality. Google wants to rank sites that fulfill the needs of searcher...

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Use Data to Fine Tune Your Digital Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

In our many years of experience in digital marketing, we know what works and what doesn't. When we start a new digital marketing program for our clients, we use our experience to create a plan for you that will get the job done. We use similar elements from program to program because we know that it...

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Need a Blog Topic? Here Are Tips that Can Help

Written by Nick Stamoulis

We all know that regularly posting content on your blog or website is an important component of your SEO and digital marketing. Updating a blog with high-quality content on a regular basis keeps the website “fresh” which ensures that the search spiders continue to come back and crawl it, provide...

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Finding a Balance When Communicating with Clients

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to helping our clients with their digital marketing, it is important to be in regular communication with them. In fact, communication is an important part of the process. However, there is such a thing as overdoing it. Communicating is wonderful and important, but not at the expense of...

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Get the Most Out of Your Social Media Investment

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Social media marketing is finally becoming accepted practice among the higher ups, but the pressure is still there. “What are we getting out of social media?”, “Is social media getting us any leads or sales?”, and “What is our social media ROI?” are all common questions that executives w...

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Deliver Content Your Audience Wants to Read

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to creating content for your business, it is only natural that you will want to create content that your audience will be eager to read. There is a lot that goes into this, especially if you also consider that content needs to also serve the purpose of enhancing your brand and even hel...

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Value of Press Releases for Digital Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Websters's Dictionary defines a press release as "an official statement that gives information to newspapers, magazines, television news programs, and radio stations." This is the purpose of a press release in its simplest form. When you have a newsworthy item, you write a press release to let the...

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Your Business Website Should Add Value

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Most of us know that a business website serves to let people know about their goods and services and to attract potential clients or customers. On the surface, the website is designed to showcase all that the business has to offer. However, potential and existing clients and customers may be turned ...

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Cultural Mindset Matters with Digital Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, we all know that content plays a big role in that. How we place words together, the words we choose in the first place, the choices we make article topics, the way we organize our websites, and pretty much every activity that is part of digital marketing all depen...

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Signs That You Have Unrealistic SEO Expectations

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It’s common for website owners to have a love/hate relationship with SEO. They love it because if done correctly, it means an increase in traffic from the search engines, which means more leads and more sales. They hate it because if done correctly, it takes a long time to see those results, which...

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3 Easy Ways to Elevate the Quality of Your SEO Content

Written by Nick Stamoulis

You might not think that there’s anything easy about writing SEO content. And to some extent, that’s true. Writing SEO content certainly requires an investment of time and resources to ensure that what you’re publishing is high quality and will actually generate traffic, clicks, and links to b...

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Spend Money on Digital Marketing But Do So Wisely

Written by Nick Stamoulis

No matter what the business is the goal is always the same - to make profits and increase business. The role of marketing is to attract the customers and clients that will help your business grow. This means that if there is a website, the goal will be to increase traffic and conversions. If ther...

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Tips to Get the Most from Your Content Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's so true that content marketing is a great strategy to use when it comes to building your business. There are so many benefits to adopting a great content marketing program, such as building your audience, helping to improve your organic search presence, and giving your audience helpful informat...

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Social Media Automation Pros and Cons

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Social media is an important part of every digital marketing strategy. It can help businesses of all sizes in various ways. For example, it can give you the ability to nurture leads, put the word out about your business in front of a larger audience, and let your existing customers know of any deals...

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Effective Communications Between Partner and Client

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to hiring a marketing partner, it is important to develop a strong line of communication between them and your team. Ensuring that everyone is on the same page requires commitment and organization from both teams. This is the best way to ensure that the marketing efforts are as effecti...

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