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Digital Marketing Articles

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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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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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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Know When to Really Use PPC

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Pay per click advertising is a digital marketing strategy that allows you to spread the word about your business in a calculating way. It enables you to specify target audiences, which enables you to showcase your ads only to the most relevant of situations. This type of advertising is keyword drive...

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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 percentage...

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Create Content for Every Phase of the Buying Cycle

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to creating content for your business website, there are a few approaches that can be taken. First of all, the copy on your pages may read a little bit differently than the articles you may place on the blog. You also might have different pages on the site, such as FAQ content, videos,...

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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 a ...

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Email Newsletter Marketing Helps Your SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to search engine marketing, there are two items at play, and both factors need to be considered when developing an SEO strategy. The first is that there are direct factor that impact rankings. Although Google hasn't publicly released statements about what these ranking factors are, the...

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Social Media Should Be About Sharing Information

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to social media, many businesses make the mistake of thinking that they need to be flashy or clever in order to really gain momentum. As a result, they end up developing campaigns designed to get attention and maybe even "go viral". Either that, or there are some who believe the main p...

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B2B Touchpoints Keep You In Front of the Customer

Written by Nick Stamoulis

In the business world, a touchpoint is defined as a way that a customer interacts with a business. This includes digital marketing activities such as  an email newsletter, social media, new website content, and more. For marketers, the touchpoints give businesses a chance to deliver customers and p...

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History of Google Panda and Penguin Updates

Written by Nick Stamoulis

These days, when Google makes an algorithm update, it is part of the core updates. There was a time when this wasn't the case, and algorithm updates were majorly disruptive, often causing penalties and a dramatic decrease in organic traffic. These issues still happen today, but not nearly to the sam...

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Can PPC Affect Organic Search Results?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When someone makes a query in the search engines, they except to see certain results. Ultimately, they want to find the websites that will best serve their needs and answer their question. It used to be that people would favor organic listings over the paid ones, but this isn't necessarily the case....

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Is Your Online Branding Outdated?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Are you wondering if your banding is outdated? It can happen before you even realize it. Branding is a crucial component of your business’ success because it says a lot about who you are. This includes details about your products or services and what your company values are. Branding strategy form...

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Be Careful When Optimizing Pages With Different Keywords

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that optimizing pages with keywords is a key component of search engine optimization. However, it isn't enough to place keywords sporadically throughout the page. A lot more thought needs to go into this than you might expect. The ultimate goal is to match each page on the website with ...

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Get to Know the Types of Inbound Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

The sole function of inbound marketing is to use content to create positive online experiences for your audience. Goals for inbound marketing can differ from increasing brand awareness to making sales. Ultimately, inbound marketing's purpose is to make connections with people online and supply them ...

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Don’t Create Pages Just for SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When we visit a website, we have certain expectations concerning what we want to gain from this website. In other words, we are looking for a certain experience or specific pieces of information, and since we clicked the link to visit the website, we have this expectation that the website will deliv...

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Relationship Building In Marketing Is Important

Written by Nick Stamoulis

According to Webster's Dictionary, marketing is defined as "the process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service." However, there are so many things that can be done to marketing a product or service that it can cause businesses to lose sight of what's really import...

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Digital Marketing Doesn’t Need to Be Aggressive

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Being aggressive when it comes to marketing is a natural way to respond to the desire to succeed. No matter what the goal is, such as attracting more leads or increasing traffic to a website, being too aggressive can often do more harm than good. Sure, it can bring about quick success, but this can'...

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Why Businesses Need To Invest In Digital Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Most of us know that digital marketing is important. We understand that the old ways of marketing offline are no longer as effective as they used to be. We know that we should have a solid presence online, no matter if the older ways of marketing, such as word of mouth, still generate a considerable...

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Spend Money on 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 there a...

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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, as...

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Get to Know Your Audience to Make Decisions

Written by Nick Stamoulis

In order to truly serve your customers, you need to get to know them. This is an important lesson that businesses need to learn because this will enable them to achieve true growth. There are a variety of methods that can be used to get to know the audience, your customers, and your potential custom...

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Traffic: It’s Important to Attract the Right Visitors

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Digital marketers are focused on attracting more website visitors. Many look at the number blindly. If they see traffic increase, they believe their efforts are coming to fruition - but are they really? The hard truth is that increased traffic won't necessarily help the business grow unless the traf...

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SEO Has a Gray Area

Written by Nick Stamoulis

We are a white hat SEO firm, which means that everything we do is in line with Google's webmaster guidelines. Google is all about creating a good user experience through their search results, and their guidelines are designed to help encourage usability of the results when a query is made. Websit...

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User Experience Can Enhance Your Digital Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

User Experience, labeled as UX for short, is a practice that defines and describes a customer's interaction with a company, including all of its services and products. Ultimately, it seems to maintain a customer's satisfaction and happiness with the company. If this happiness and satisfaction are no...

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Should You Use a Proprietary CMS?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to creating a website for your business or brand, there are two basic options. You could opt to use an open source content management system, such as Wordpress, or you could customize a CMS exclusively for your business. There are some definite pros and cons to using each of these opti...

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Pros and Cons of Hiring a Local Digital Marketing Firm

Written by Nick Stamoulis

These days, it isn't necessary to hire a local digital marketing firm since everything can be done remotely. Firms could be located anywhere in the world. However, businesses often struggle with this idea. They often believe that their SEO and marketing service providers need to be in their local ar...

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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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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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SEO Tips for Seasonal Businesses

Written by Nick Stamoulis

While your business may have slow and busy periods or even close entirely for parts of the year, the Internet never stops, which essentially means that ideally your SEO program shouldn’t either. Sure, there may be more SEO related work to do during certain parts of the year but since your website ...

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Make These 5 Website Fixes to Improve SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

While it’s true that great content, keyword incorporation, and quality inbound links are at the forefront of an SEO campaign, one important contributor to SEO success that sometimes doesn’t get the attention it deserves is website design and development. Website design and SEO complement each ot...

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How to Make the Most of Content Marketing Efforts

Written by Nick Stamoulis

One of the most important parts of an SEO campaign is content creation. Every page of content on a website is another optimization, inbound link, and search engine ranking opportunity. That is, if you’re taking the right approach. Here are 5 ways to make the most of your content marketing efforts:...

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