Focusing Away from SEO?

SEO is definitely important, but the habit of focusing all of our attention on SEO topics may cause us to lose sight of the goal, which is to get and retain customers. In fact, sometimes it is best to focus away from SEO per se and instead focus on the overall idea of marketing, including both online and offline strategies in the “big picture.”

By Shifting the Focus, SEO Fits the Landscape

Most brands tend to make one of two mistakes: either they ignore SEO or they focus completely on inbound marketing. This is easy to understand, since most marketing agencies push their own products. If they are SEO-centric, the marketing firm likely focuses on SEO. If not, they tend to ignore it or even downplay its importance.

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How Important is Social Media To Your Website?

According to the experts at Moz, it is hard to overestimate the importance of social media to your web marketing efforts. In fact, 72 percent of online adults use social media on a regular basis, with YouTube reaching more adults in the 18-34 age range than any cable network. Marketers now use social media to reach customers, so if you are not using it, you may already be behind the curve.

It is important to keep up with social media, so here are some tips to help you use it effectively, even if you have never incorporated social media into your web marketing plan before:

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SEO Myths That Can Hurt Your Business

In SEO as in other businesses, there is a great deal of misinformation floating around. Unfortunately, since SEO is primarily about information, bad “facts” can hurt your business by denying you the opportunity to increase your website traffic, conversion rates and ROI.

Here are some SEO myths that may cause you to take the wrong directions with your SEO efforts:

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Rebranding Through Social Media

Social media is a great way to quietly rebuild your entire brand without making a big fanfare about it. In some cases, this is exactly what you want. Have you launched a new website? Do you have a new line of products that you hope will remake your entire business outlook? Of course you want … Read More

The Secrets to Building Great Content

Building great content is not just a matter of putting words on a page. Really good content has a purpose and supports the overall goals of the company, but creating it is very difficult. Fortunately, there are some tried-and-true principles that will help create great content for those who are trying to drive traffic to … Read More