What Is The Impact of Social Media Marketing?

What is social media marketing? I know that sounds like an elementary question, but it really does deserve some discussion. There are several dimensions to a great social media marketing strategy as well as its intertwined relationship to other channel strategies like content, search, email and mobile. Let’s go back to the definition of marketing. Marketing is the action or business of researching, planning, executing, promoting and selling products or services. Social media is a

TrueReview: Collect Reviews Easily And Grow Your Business’ Reputation and Visibility

This morning I was meeting with a client that has multiple locations for their business. While their organic visibility was horrible for their site, their placement in the Google Map pack section was fantastic. It’s a nuance that many businesses don’t fully understand. Regional search engine results pages have 3 main sections: Paid Search – denoted by small text that states Ad, the ads are typically prominent at the top of the page. These spots

Enhance Your Google SERP Presence With These Rich Snippets

Companies spend a ton of time seeing if they’re ranking on search and developing amazing content and sites that drive conversions. But a key strategy often missed is how they can enhance their entry on a search engine result page. Whether you’re ranking or not only matters if the search user is compelled to actually click through. While a great title, meta description, and permalink can improve those chances… adding rich snippets to your site

Boost Your Sales and Productivity with These 6 Hacks

I’m a big fan of using the most out of my time every day and I try to make all of my employees as productive as possible – especially the sales team, which is the most vital department in any SaaS company.

Rio SEO Suggestion Engine: Customizable Brand Controls for Robust Local Marketing

Think of the last time you went to a retail store – let’s call it a hardware store – to purchase something you needed – let’s say a wrench. You likely did a quick online search for hardware stores nearby and determined where to go based on store hours, distance from your location and whether or not the product you wanted was in stock. Imagine doing that research and driving to the store just to

6 Ways in Which Social Signals Improve Ranking

Social signals represent interactions, such as retweets, likes, and votes, of social media users with your brand, which indicate its popularity and quality to search engines. Google, Bing, Yahoo, and other search engines use certain algorithms to determine the ranking of search results. The actual influence of social signals on the results of the algorithms is anyone’s guess, since the algorithms of search engines are protected via non-disclosure agreements. However, social media undoubtedly is the

A Visual Look at Holiday Customer Journeys

If you’ve not subscribed yet, I’d highly recommend the Think with Google site and newsletter. Google puts out some amazing material to help retailers and businesses to grow their business online. In a recent article, they did a great job at visualizing 3 common customer journeys that are seen starting around Black Friday: The path to an unexpected retailer – starting with a mobile search, the journey provides insight into a specific persona that is