The “Field of Dreams” Approach to Website Marketing
The other day I was talking with a friend, and as usual the conversation drifted to their website (this is one of the things that just comes with being an inbound marketer). They had recently built a website to compliment their handmade item business. They had been selling on Etsy for quite some time, and had decided they were done paying fees when they could sell it themselves.
SEO for YouTube: Optimizing Videos for Search
Ever since Google purchased YouTube in 2006, people have wondered just how much a business can do to help increase their online visibility utlizing the platofrm. In today’s post, I want to address this and share some tips on how to improve your YouTube SEO and increase your overall visibility and branding.
Understanding Pay-Per-Click Quality Score
Pay-per-click advertising is one of the best and most targeted ways to drive traffic to your website. With paid search, you can enter a few keywords, write some targted ads, and be on the first page of the search engine results page in a matter of minutes (though a couple hours is more feesible).
Rodriguez Named AAF District 7 President of the Year
On Saturday, April 12, the American Advertising Federation–Baton Rouge club was named AAF District 7 Division III Club and President of the Year. AAF District 7 includes advertising clubs from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. At the district competition in Birmingham, AAF-BR scored first in Government Relations, Public Service, Club Operations, Programs, and Membership, and second in Advertising Education, Diversity, and Communications.
How Important is Video to Google?
This important: The next time you do a video search on Google, you will likely get a result like this as opposed to the traditional results you are used to. I performed several searches and this seems to work for most music video content at this time, but not for other types of video, such […]
Dot What?! – Answering Questions About the New gTLDs
On November 26, 2013 the first seven of the new gTLDs were launched. It has been a long time coming, with rumors running rampant for a couple of years. Over the course of the next two years, a planned 610 more gTLDs will be launched, giving us a grand total of 639.
Do the Work : Make 2014 The Best Year Ever
Wow! It seems like only a few days ago we were trying to figure out what happened in 2013 and we are already staring down the barrel of a new year. (Okay, to be perfectly honest, 2013 WAS only a few days ago, so this works really well if you are reading it on the first few days of January, 2014 – otherwise, try to imagine).
13 Things I Learned in 2013
Well, 2013 is drawing to a close and it was definitely an interesting year in the online world. There were a lot of changes to Google search – some people noticed; some they didn’t – as well as the “attempted” resurgence of MySpace, the NSA craziness and a whole slew of other news bits.
5 Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Website
Very recently, Gatorworks started offering online marketing “in-house”, and in turn, hired me – your friendly neighborhood marketing dude – on to head that up. Coming from a company that was heavily involved with SEO, PPC, and other forms of marketing, having a website seemed like a no-brainer to me. And to be honest, in the modern world with an estimated 247 million Americans online and regularly using the Internet, it actually is.
How to Cure the Perfectionist Habit
Hello, my name is Jeff and I am a recovering perfectionist. It took me a long time to figure out that being a perfectionist is not necessarily a good thing. For the longest time I was proud of the fact that I would spend hours working and reworking things until they were flawless in every way.
Getting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. – Setting Goals for Websites
When we create websites, we often know what we want the ultimate outcome to be. For some site owners, this goal may be “To outperform our competitors”, or “To have a great website”, or even “To give visitors a great experience.” The best website design firms focus on creating SMARTER websites that are functional, attractive, […]
Where, Oh Where, Did My Traffic Go?
One of the most common questions I – or any other inbound marketing professional – get nowadays is “where did my traffic go?” Unfortunately, this is not always an easy question to answer – especially when the site owner has spent a lot of money with a marketing firm to improve the traffic to their website.
Solutions to Employee Burnout and Disengagement
In an article published by the Baton Rouge Business Report, Brian discusses how he keeps his team from feeling burnt out and disengaged. To read the original article, click here. The breaking point – Employee burnout and disengagement are on the rise.