What Are Meta Descriptions? Why Are They Critical to Organic Search Engine Strategies?

Sometimes marketers can’t see the forest for the trees. As search engine optimization has gained so much attention the past decade, I’ve noticed that many marketers focus so much on rank and subsequent organic traffic, they forget the step that actually occurs in between. Search engines are absolutely critical to every business’ ability to drive users with intent to the page on your site that feeds the intent to your product or service. And meta

How to Improve Customer Loyalty with Digital Marketing

You can’t retain what you don’t understand. When focused on constant customer acquisition, it gets easy to get carried away. Okay, so you’ve figured out an acquisition strategy, you’ve made your product/service fit into the customers’ lives. Your unique value proposition (UVP) works –  it entices conversion and guides purchase decisions. Do you know what happens after? Where does the user fit after the completion of the sales cycle? Start by Understanding your Audience Although it’s

How to Write A Title That Makes Visitors Engage

Publications always have the benefit of wrapping their headlines and titles with powerful imagery or explanations. In the digital realm, those luxuries often do not exist. Everyone’s content looks very similar in a Tweet or Search Engine Result. We must grab busy readers’ attention better than our competitors so that they click-through and get the content they are seeking. On average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When

How Searchers See And Click on Google’s Search Results

How do searchers see and click on Google’s results in a Search Engine Results Page (SERP)? Interestingly, it hasn’t changed much over the years – as long as it’s just organic results only. However – be sure to read the Mediative whitepaper where they’ve compared different SERP layouts and the results within each. There’s a demonstrable difference when Google has other features included on the SERP like carousels, maps, and knowledge graph information. A top

The Playbook for B2B Online Marketing

This is a fantastic infographic on the strategies deployed by just about every successful business-to-business online strategy. As we work with our customers, this is fairly close to the overall look and feel of our engagements. Simply doing B2B online marketing is not going to maximize success and your website isn’t going to just magically generate new business because it’s there and it looks good. You need the right strategies to attract visitors and convert

14 Metrics to Focus on with Digital Marketing Campaigns

When I first reviewed this infographic, I was a bit skeptical that there were so many metrics missing… but the author was clear that they were focused on digital marketing campaigns and not an overall strategy. There are other metrics that we observer overall, like the number of ranking keywords and average rank, social shares and share of voice… but a campaign typically has a finite start and stop so not every metric is applicable