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Don’t Underestimate How Much Digital Marketing Matters

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to running a business, it stands to reason that you want to give it its best chance to succeed. Without digital marketing, however, it can be very difficult to connect your business to the right audience. Unfortunately, many businesses underestimate how important a well thought out mar...

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SEO Items to Execute Regularly

Written by Nick Stamoulis

The first thing to understand about SEO is that it’s not like other marketing campaigns that you can start and stop. In order to be effective long term, an SEO program never really “stops.” The search engines favor websites that remain active by posting great content and steadily increase the ...

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Seasonality Can Be Important for Content Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When consumers make decisions, they often follow certain patterns of behavior. These patterns are closely tied to people's lifestyles, which are often driven by the idea of seasonality. The biggest example of this is during the Christmas season, especially for e-commerce businesses. However, there a...

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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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Social Media Impacts Your Brand

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Many of us use social media in the hopes that we'd drive traffic to our websites through our content. While this is certainly a worthwhile use of social media, this isn't its only use. These days, audiences are more sophisticated than they've ever been, which means that your social media has to beco...

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Handling Trends in Digital Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It is inevitable that strategies and methods might change when it comes to digital marketing. Each year, people try to predict what the year's "trends" will be. People eagerly implement these changes without really thinking about it. The truth is, there is a reason why certain digital marketing stra...

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Relationship Building In Digital 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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3 Reasons to Stop Stressing Over Rank

Written by Nick Stamoulis

One of our goals when working with clients is to really educate them about SEO. What “white hat” SEO is and isn’t and that the best SEO campaign is one that follows Google’s Webmaster guidelines to a T. One of the most difficult things to convey to prospects and clients is how little emphasi...

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When Should You Hire a Digital Marketing Agency?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that all businesses need a solid foundation when it comes to their digital marketing. However, many don't realize that there is a right time to start a relationship with a digital marketing, and a time that isn't optimal. Although we can technically help everyone achieve their goals, there...

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Consider Branding with Your Content Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to branding your business, everything aspect of your digital marketing needs to be in the conversation. According to Webster's Dictionary, a brand is defined as, "a public image, reputation, or identity conceived of as something to be marketed or promoted." For businesses, a brand ...

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Are Your Expectations for Digital Marketing Realistic?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It is a natural thing to be excited about a new adventure that will ultimately result in you getting more organic traffic. It doesn't matter what kind of business you have, whether your website is new or has been around for a while, or if you are completely new to digital marketing or not. The strat...

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SEO Won’t Solve Your Business Problems

Written by Nick Stamoulis

A search engine optimization campaign, if implemented properly, can do many wonderful things for your business. It can help improve your brand visibility in the search engines and online overall in order to bring more targeted traffic to your site. An increase in visitors to the site will generate m...

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Don’t Let Your SEO Process Define You

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that SEO is a valuable part of any digital marketing strategy. It's a long term strategy and one that is effective at eventually bringing in a steady stream of targeted, organic traffic. Since success through SEO is something that needs to be earned over the long term, it can be tough to s...

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Is Your Digital Marketing Approach Disjointed?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

These days, it seems that there are a variety of digital marketing specialty agencies out there that can help you individually with things like social media, content marketing, and even your pay per click advertising. In other words, if it is exists in digital marketing, there is likely a speciality...

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Should You Keep Dates On Evergreen Content?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to writing content for digital marketing and SEO, there is a lot that goes into it. Not only do you need to have the right content mix for your audience, but there are also other, smaller details that can make a significant difference. Some of these details may not need to matter much ...

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Don’t Let Analytics Make SEO Too Complicated

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that there is a lot that goes into creating a great SEO program and one that is tailored to the specific needs of the business. However, there are certain components that will always be present, such as content marketing, social media, and link building. Despite that, there is still a d...

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Digital Marketing Programs Should Be Customized

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Even though digital marketing can be fairly formulaic, it is important not to fall into the trap of taking the same approach for every business. Each business is unique, and these differences need to be honored. You can't adopt the same digital marketing program for every business. Here are some thi...

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Consistency is Important in Content Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Successful content marketing strategies are an essential part of every business because they serve a variety of purposes. Good content is something that is engaging and informative that captures your audience's attention and helps build brand awareness, can generate traffic, and is also a vital part...

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Know Your Customer Journey Before You Create Content

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that content creation is a big part of marketing for a variety of reasons. It can help with search engine optimization, builds trust with your audience, can help generate leads, helps with search engines, and more. Great content also gives customers a chance to interact with your brand in ...

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How to Make Social Media Work for SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When someone tells you that social media doesn’t impact SEO, they’re only half right. It’s true that there aren’t any direct ties to your follower count, number of likes and shares, and links that you share in the search engine algorithms. Yet, that doesn’t mean that social media doesn’t...

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Digital Marketing Clients Need to Be Reasonable

Written by Nick Stamoulis

As a digital marketing agency, we are devoted to making sure that you deliver the best results possible. Because we juggle multiple clients and projects, we need to make sure that our clients know what to expect. This means that we have a big picture mindset of making sure we develop the right strat...

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Don’t Work Task Your Digital Marketing to Death

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to creating and implementing a digital marketing strategy, chances are pretty good that you are eager to get things going. You're so eager, in fact, that you could load your plate with far too many activities. While your enthusiasm is certainly a good thing, it isn't necessarily produc...

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Social Media and Sales Generation Don’t Often Mix

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that social media is an important part of any digital marketing campaign. It doesn't matter what kind of business you have, social media will be an integral part of the strategy. It can help brand your business, get the word out about your products and services, and even nurture leads. Thi...

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But What Should I Blog About?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Blogging is an important component of an SEO program. Blog posts serve multiple purposes. They establish a company/website as an authority in a specific niche. They keep a website updated and fresh, giving the search spiders reason to come back and crawl the site. They provide opportunities to targe...

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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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Content Strategy Should Be Aligned With Branding

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that content is an important component of digital marketing. A few years ago, the common mantra was that "Content is King". However, that only tells part of the story. Content is important, but these days, care needs to be taken to develop the best strategy for your brand. Otherwise, your ...

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Make Sure You Put Your Customers First

Written by Nick Stamoulis

You've spent the last few months executing your SEO campaign. You research keywords, write great content, share your content on the social media sites, and constantly tweak things until you get the results you want. After a while, you notice that it's been paying off because your organic visitors ar...

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Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment in Digital Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, there are two general ways of looking at it. First, you have the marketing tasks that you do on a consistent, regular basis, such as posting new content and participating in social media. These are the tasks that will form the foundation of your digital marketing ...

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Don’t Stop Your Digital Marketing Once You Get Leads

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, you probably work hard to get those leads coming. In fact, it could feel as if you once you do start getting leads, you could back off from your marketing, at least a little bit. What happens when you get through this list? Well, in order to keep growing your busi...

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Why Your New Website Isn’t Ranking Yet

Written by Nick Stamoulis

If you are launching a new business website you certainly have a few things going for you. It’s a fresh slate and you can really take the website in any direction that you choose. You have the opportunity to hit the ground running by implementing on site search engine optimization right from the s...

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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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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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Importance of Budget Planning for Digital Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Did you leave enough money in your budget for digital marketing? These days, digital marketing tactics are the cornerstone of your marketing plan. After all, most people use the internet to find companies, research products, and to eventually buy products. Even if the business has a physical locatio...

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Online Advertising: Not Set and Forget

Written by Nick Stamoulis

While SEO isn’t considered to be online advertising, because there is no money exchange for specific placement, it certainly plays in the same space which makes online advertising worth discussing. SEO and online advertising work well together. While SEO efforts gain traction slowly in the backgro...

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In Addition to SEO, What Can I Be Doing?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

A common question we often hear from SEO clients is, “what else can I be doing to get more traffic to my website?” Since SEO is a long-term strategy (slow and steady wins the race), if a client has the budget, we often recommend executing additional online marketing efforts to coincide with the ...

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Link Portfolio and Highly Trafficked Websites

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It is no secret that everyone who runs a website would like for it to be highly trafficked. Everything that we do, from writing content on a regular basis to posting on social media, is designed to attract people to the site. Once they visit the site, they will enjoy your content, get to know your b...

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No Need to Embrace Every Digital Marketing Trend

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, people are often under the impression that what is new and trendy must surely yield amazing results. While this could certainly be the case, it is important to be careful when it comes to the trends. Not everything that is popular will be beneficial to your brand....

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Site Navigation Should Be Unique

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to your website's navigation, particular as expressed in the navigational bar, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. Each website is different, and there are several factors to consider when determining the structure. Sure, there are some guidelines to follow, but you will create a...

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How to Make Content Marketing Work for SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Yes, content marketing is a big part of SEO today. But content marketing in and of itself is not SEO. No matter how great your content is, it’s not going to improve your SEO efforts unless you have an SEO mindset while you create it. Here are 5 things to do to make your content marketing work for ...

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5 Ways to Get More Website Leads from Organic Traffic

Written by Nick Stamoulis

The purpose of running an SEO campaign is to increase organic traffic to a website from the search engines. And while an increase in traffic typically results in more leads, it’s important to ensure that your website is set up in a way that makes it easy for website visitors to fill out your lead ...

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Are You Analyzing the Success of Your Blog Posts?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Once you publish a blog post and share it with your social media followers, in your email newsletter, and throughout other distribution channels, don’t you dare think that the work is over. Just as important as writing and sharing great blog posts is analyzing the success of those blog posts. Afte...

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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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Important B2B Content Marketing Tips

Written by Nick Stamoulis

In order to be successful in the B2B world, it’s important to share information. Gone are the days of hiding away all of your “secrets”. People turn to the web for information. If you don’t provide any, but your competitor has a robust portfolio of informative content that’s easily accessi...

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How to Prepare for an SEO Campaign

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Are you new to SEO? Or maybe you’ve been out of the game for awhile and are looking to re-start? If that’s the case, you might be wondering what the first steps are and how you can prepare yourself for an SEO campaign. Here are 5 of the most important steps to take: Research SEO It’s in your...

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Learning the Art of Storytelling

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Webster’s Dictionary defines a story as “an account of incidents or events”. Despite this simple definition, composing a good story is actually an art. Think about how you feel at the end of a great movie, or after you’ve completed reading a novel that left you captivated. After encountering...

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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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SEO Tasks to Complete Daily

Written by Nick Stamoulis

One of the most important things to understand about SEO is that efforts need to be ongoing in order to maintain and improve a website’s presence in search results. Unlike an ad campaign, you can’t turn it off and on as you please without impacting performance. In order to achieve steady organic...

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3 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Earning Natural Links

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Inbound links are still considered to be one of the top SEO ranking factors, which is why link building should remain a priority. Of course, link building has changed. The quality of inbound links is much more important than the quantity of inbound links. And when it comes to link quality, a link th...

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Don’t Forget About These Pages for SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

On site optimization is the process of incorporating targeted keywords into the on-page content, title tag, meta description, and URL of each page of the website so that the search engines can match the page with related search queries. While primary service/solution/product pages are certainly a pr...

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5 Questions to Ask an SEO Service Provider

Written by Nick Stamoulis

The SEO industry has come a long way in recent years but it sometimes still can’t shake that “shady” vibe. Well, that’s because, unfortunately, there are still plenty of shady characters trying to sell SEO services to inexperienced and naïve website owners. If you’re thinking about workin...

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How to Increase Traffic to Your Blog (and Website)

Written by Nick Stamoulis

A blog is a crucial component of a business website. There are many reasons to blog but ultimately what it comes down to is that a blog can help generate traffic to your website and those website visitors can then in turn learn more about your business and products and consider buying from you. By i...

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What Does an SEO Campaign Look Like?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

If you want your website to rank organically in the search engines and generate targeted organic traffic over time, you need to launch an SEO campaign. Or, you need to hire an SEO professional to launch one for you. But, what does that mean exactly? What does an SEO campaign look like and what does ...

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The Top Reasons to Maintain an Active Business Blog

Written by Nick Stamoulis

One of the most important components of SEO is content. After all, it’s what the search engines crawl in order to determine what a site is all about and how/where it should rank. Any decent website is going to have the basic content in place: what services are offered, what products are sold, who...

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SEO Results Can’t Be Promised

Written by Nick Stamoulis

One of the first questions that prospects often ask during the sales process about our SEO services is, “So when can I be on the first page of Google?” While it seems like a fair question to ask an SEO firm, the response that we give is always the same. We cannot promise that kind of result from...

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Why Communication Matters

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When we take on a client, we know that we can really improve their SEO. We have a trusted and established process that really produces results and our clients have had a lot of success. Not only that, but we are a white hat firm and we know exactly what needs to be done in order to produce the resul...

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Ways to Win at Local SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When someone is looking for a local business or service, they might ask trusted friends and relatives for suggestions, but more often than not the first place they head is Google. They type in what they want, browse the search results, and go from there, which is why any local business that wants to...

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Why the Meta Description Still Matters

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Way back in the early days of the Internet the search engines considered all of the meta information of a website as part of the ranking algorithm. But that led to problems since sneaky webmasters were stuffing the tags with irrelevant keywords designed to generate a lot of traffic. It wasn’t resu...

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Don’t Let SEO Get in the Way of Branding

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When search engine optimization first became a household name, it had negative connotations because it was associated with shady tactics and subpar content. In today’s online world, the climate is much different. Businesses who merge effective SEO tactics while still building their brand identity...

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Local Business SEO Tips to Follow

Written by Nick Stamoulis

If you operate a local business, you might not think that SEO is all that important, especially if you’re successful and already have a steady stream of business coming in. You might think that the advertising channels you’re already using are working just fine. However, even with a basic SEO pl...

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Developers Don’t Necessarily Understand Marketing

Written by Nick Stamoulis

A great website developer is an asset for every business. The journey with a developer begins when creating your company's website, and continues as any updates and redesigns become needed. A great developer will also know how to build a great website that functions well, which is definitely a posit...

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Build Up Your Branded Search Presence

Written by Nick Stamoulis

One of the first things people do when they are considering doing business with you is they search for your company online. In an ideal world, when they search for your company name, they will be greeted with results that relate to your brand, such as your website and social media profiles. While th...

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Does Content Length Really Matter?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to online content creation, there are different schools of thought. Not only that, but trends concerning content marketing constantly surface. Website owners are eager to embrace these trends. What they may not realize is that not every trend is worth embracing. Not only that, but tren...

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Writing Naturally and What it Means for SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

There was a time when it was standard practice to obsessively optimize content for the search engines. Before writing an article or other piece of online content, keyword research was performed. The goal was to find the best keywords that matched the article. Everything changed after Google implemen...

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Reasons Why Your SEO Campaign Needs a Blog

Written by Nick Stamoulis

There are many reasons to have an active blog on your website. Publishing informative blog posts is a way to convey your authority in your niche and build a following. A blog is also a great place to share company and product news and updates. These are great reasons to have a blog regardless of SEO...

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3 Key Responsibilities of SEO Clients

Written by Nick Stamoulis

For many businesses, especially of the small to medium sized variety, it makes the most sense to outsource SEO work to an SEO company, rather than hire in-house SEO specialists (too expensive) or assign the work to an already overstretched current employee (the work won’t get done). However, just ...

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What to Look at to Measure SEO Success

Written by Nick Stamoulis

The first thing you should do as you embark on an SEO campaign is ensure that you have Google Analytics and Search Console set up on the website. After all, you don’t want to invest in a campaign that you can’t measure the results of. If you’ve never optimized your website and you’re comp...

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SEO Basics Never Change

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to search engine optimization, things change constantly. SEO strategies that worked five years ago may not work today, or worse – they can cause penalties. It gets especially sticky when Google rolls out another algorithm change. SEO strategists and web developers often scramble to...

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Do you Really Need to Optimize Your Content for SEO?

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Search engines are in the business of making sure that returned results best match search queries. In order to make sure that your website is amongst those search results, it is a good idea to follow a solid SEO program. Content is an essential piece of a solid SEO plan because it gives the search e...

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Write Content with an SEO Mindset

Written by Nick Stamoulis

One of the most important components of a web marketing campaign today is to have a content marketing strategy in place. However, not just any content will due. To make the most out of content efforts and ensure that content not only provides website visitors with the information they need, but also...

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Don’t Make These Costly SEO Mistakes

Written by Nick Stamoulis

Search engine optimization is an essential component of online marketing since an organic search presence for targeted keywords will result in website visitors which can lead to sales and conversions. Most website owners know this today and understand that they need to get involved in this “SEO th...

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How to Get Your Website Content to Rank

Written by Nick Stamoulis

As we know, it’s certainly not easy to get your website to #1. In fact, for many website owners it’s pretty much impossible. No matter what industry you are in or what your website has to offer, there are competitors out there that are also trying to work their way up the search engine results p...

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3 Keys to Building a Solid SEO Campaign Foundation

Written by Nick Stamoulis

If you’re just getting started with SEO, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that SEO is all about the long-term. There’s no such thing as overnight success and anyone who tells you differently is lying. This is why it’s so important to take the time up-front to build a solid S...

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Why A Business Blog is a “Must-Have” For SEO

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that businesses must have a blog. Of course, you don't need to actually refer to it as a blog because frankly, some industries don't respond well to the term. The main point is to have a section on your website where you regularly add new content, and you can call this anything you want, w...

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Domain Age Adds Credibility to Your Brand

Written by Nick Stamoulis

When it comes to digital marketing, there are several components. Most focus exclusively on elements that are immediately seen to the eye, such as the posts they add to social media and the content they push live on their websites. However, there are also some factors that work behind the scenes, an...

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Believe In Your Digital Marketing Success

Written by Nick Stamoulis

So, you have a great digital marketing plan in place. You work the plan on a consistent basis and have done so for the past few months. Your hard work is starting to pay off because there are signs of life in terms of results. Your traffic is increasing, your leads have gone up, and you notice an in...

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Trust the Established SEO Process

Written by Nick Stamoulis

It's true that the SEO industry has changed over the years, and these changes are largely dictated by Google and the various algorithms updates that have occurred over the years. What has worked in past years doesn't necessarily work today. The only thing that remains consistent is that what hat SEO...

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