Conversion Optimization Checklist

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) is one of the most important aspects of building a successful  brand online. Conversion optimization gets you more customer (and money) with the same amount of traffic. If you feel like you have a great web presence, but people do not convert or buy, you are losing to your competition. Do you like …


How To Create Killer Content That Attracts More Links

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It’s no secret that backlinks play a direct role in a website’s search engine rankings. Even with all of the Panda, Penguin and Hummingbird updates Google’s made to their algorithm, backlinks remain a fundamental metric in determining how, and where, a website should rank. But how exactly do you encourage other webmasters to link back …


The Dirty Truth About Duplicate Content

If you run a website or blog, you’ll eventually have to address the topic of duplicate content. It’s no secret that Google and other search engines place a great deal of value on unique, original content. Websites with unique content tend to rank higher; it’s just than simple. To understand the real effect of duplicate …


The 3 Step Process To Producing Effective Marketing Videos

Are you using videos to market your product or service? If not, you’re missing out on one of the most powerful tools at your disposal. When used correctly, videos can even psychologically control the viewers attention, directing them to take the desired action. This is accomplished through a simple yet incredibly effective 3-step process that …


New Google Videos Spell Out What Can Get You Into Trouble

It’s often difficult to determine what is considered good link building practices and what will get you into trouble with Google. After all, just the act of trying to go out there and get links is a form of search engine manipulation, isn’t it? There’s a difference between letting a related website know about your …


Social Login and Sharing: Consumers Want Choice

Social Login has become a standard on the web and on mobile devices, with the world’s largest businesses implementing the technology on their web properties so that their users can quickly register and login with their existing social identities, and so that those businesses can gain valuable permission-based data about their users. And while consumers …


Penguin 2.0: What It Means For Your Business

Just when you thought you could breathe a sigh of relief, Google launched the next major update to its search engine and ranking algorithms. The previous Panda and Penguin updates caused panic among bloggers, content writers and businesses and this new update is no different. The new set of updates is aptly named Penguin 2.0 …


Lessons About Social Media – from Micheal Jordan

Michael Jordan, also known as “Air Jordan”, is a living legend. He was named the ‘greatest North American athlete of the 20th century’ by the ESPN. In fact, he still holds the NBA record for the highest regular season score with 30.12 points on average. His astounding NBA performance (five regular-season MVPs and three All-Star …


How Transparency is Becoming the New Currency in Business

The internet has ushered in a new era of transparency, and if you’re not open, the simple truth is you’re becoming increasingly irrelevant. The lines between the online and offline worlds have blurred over the last decade. People have easy access to information about any topic – or person – immediately, and it’s fundamentally altered …


How To Commit Brand Suicide

A graphic designer spoke to me last week. His graphic design firm — let’s call it XYZ Design — was numero uno in designing labels for a large wine company. Let’s call that ABC Wines. Now ABC wines had some really super wines. They loved the incomparable graphic design of XYZ design, and continued to use them …