Let’s go back to 2007, “Umbrella” by Rihanna was playing everywhere, Britney Spears shaved her head, and Microsoft announced their search engine Live Search. Just 2 years later, in 2009, they rebranded as Bing. This rebranding formed the Bing Ad Network which consists of Yahoo! AOL, Verizon, and…more
When Does an MQL Become an SQL?
If you have Sales and Marketing departments, the terms “MQL” and “SQL” may get bandied about quite a bit. If they’re not, that’s ok, because we’re about to learn what they are and how these terms can help you grow your business. What is the Difference Between an…more
Local Services Listing Page 101
We search for everything. In fact, there are over 1.2 trillion searches done on Google alone per year. Gone are the days of searching through yellow-pages or hoping advertisements for a provider will come in your mailbox. Nowadays nearly all searches for local businesses or services begin on…more
Do You *Really* Need a Blog?
Everyone.has.a.blog. Everyone. Dogs, babies, ornery cats, pet rocks–everyone. Wherever you go online you’re DROWNING in content and it’s out of hand and, honestly, consumers are starting to get really tired of it. Today we’re going to be talking about other content you can create to get conversions. Before…more
GDPR: What you need to know
When I first heard the rumblings of GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) I was intrigued but only paid a modicum of attention. After all, this was for the EU and I was in Texas, so it wouldn’t affect me but I thought it was an interesting step…more
Controlling your restaurant’s brand in the age of social media
Restaurant branding and strategy has changed thanks to social media: every customer is now a walking, talking online review to an audience of…well…everyone. From Instagram and #foodies to Google My Business and Yelp reviews—how is your restaurant’s brand supposed to both keep up with the trends AND help…more
6 Marketing Tips Every Yogi Knows That You Should Know Too
A few weeks ago, I bit the bullet and purchased a one-month unlimited yoga pass. As I started practicing with more consistency and concentration than I ever have—truly taking in the tenets of yoga as well as the poses—I realized something awesome. The same principles yogis adhere to…more
5 Things Hated By Search Engines and Customers Alike
There can sometimes be an internal tug of war that business owners and online marketers struggle with: do you produce content that’s best for search engines, or appeal more strongly to your ideal customers (knowing that you have to attract them through search engines anyway)? That’s a dilemma…more