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Articles / 06.09.2016

By: Casey Meraz  In this article I'm going to address the current state of local SEO in 2016, review some findings from a new data-driven local SEO study, and provide you with some actionable tips to win the local SEO game. If there's one thing that's consistent about Google, it's the fact that it's always changing. Over the years we've seen many...

Articles / 06.09.2016

By: Rand Fishkin Knowing what content to create is one of a marketer's most difficult jobs. It's all too easy to imagine your target audience and what they already appreciate, then create more of that. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand discusses why that's a bit short-sighted, and we should have a broader vision. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a...

Articles / 06.09.2016

By Larry Kim One of the biggest areas of speculation, contention, and confusion within the SEO universe over the past six years or so has been whether (or how much) social media signals impact organic search rankings. But even if Google isn’t directly using social share counts in their search algorithms, there ought to be some other explanation out there about why high...

Articles / 06.09.2016

By Emily Copp If I offered you a free flight to your next holiday destination—and all you had to do was post a cool photo of yourself on vacation—would you do it? I know I would. That’s the seductive play of the Instagram contest. With very minimal effort, your customers can potentially win cool stuff and maybe show off a little too. In...

Articles / 10.08.2016

Written by Valerie Levin At NASA, one of the world’s leading space associations, social media marketing and rocket science combine in a way that could shock even the most weathered social marketer. The organization manages more than 500 social accounts. Imagine what their analytics must look like! From broad agency accounts to specific accounts dedicated to certain NASA missions, their social media...

Articles / 10.08.2016

Written by Lindsay Kolowich When done right, networking is an incredibly valuable investment of every professional's time and effort. It helps us make meaningful business connections, get feedback, and advance our careers. And best of all, it pays significant dividends over time. So why does it seem so unpleasant sometimes? It can feel fake, it's exhausting, and frankly, standing alone in a sea of unknown faces...

Articles / 10.08.2016

Written by Karla Cook Marketing agencies across the U.S. are in the midst of a revenue boom. In 2015, agency revenue increased 6.5% to a record $46.8 billion. This means more hiring, more promotions, and more new leaders trying to find their footing in the challenging agency landscape. Taking on a new position of power can be a massive adrenaline rush, but the excitement can sometimes...