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Creating Interest or Community Building Content

Creating Interest or Community Building Content
​Alexandra Samuel recently wrote an interesting article entitled The Social Cost of Bad Online Marketing in which she discusses how clickbait articles, email spamming, and other practices businesses have adopted in an effort to compete in the much flatter market the internet has created and how it has affected the online environment itself. We've discussed before what is currently happening with content marketing and how garbage content does more harm than good. Google has made it one of their h...
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What is Google's RankBrain?

What is Google's RankBrain?
​For business owners and SEO professionals, every time Google changes things around in terms of how it evaluates websites and ranks them in its search results can be nerve wracking. This is true even for companies who pay attention to Google's mission statement and the resulting changes that have come down the line. In the fall, Google announced that it was employing machine-learning artificial intelligence system called RankBrain in order to sort through web results. At the time, no one knew ex...
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Say Goodbye to Google PageRank

Say Goodbye to Google PageRank
​Google's PageRank revolutionized the internet. Without this specific meter for measuring how important Google considered web pages, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) would have a completely different history. How did PageRank work? In an effort to change and influence we content, Google created an algorithm to measure how useful a specific page was, and this rank showed up on the Google Toolbar, the first version of which premiered in 2000 for Internet Explorer. Most people paid very little atte...
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How to Manage Customer Complaints on Social Media

How to Manage Customer Complaints on Social Media
All kinds of businesses are getting more familiarized with social media today. It's not just big brands who have a Twitter and an Instagram anymore. Your local plumber might have one, and the library around the corner has probably integrated all of its accounts for better exposure. That's because using social media well is one of the cheapest and simplest ways to get noticed, especially when your business is local and pulls its customers or clients from a small geographic location. However, soci...
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What's Happening with Content Marketing in 2016?

What's Happening with Content Marketing in 2016?
Enter your text here We've previously discussed the fact that producing garbage content for your website will, at best, not help build traffic or an audience, but what is effective for those goals has changed over the last few years, so we need to talk about better content marketing in the present - in 2016. First of all what's changed? Well, everything. Social media morphs and evolves at light speed compared to changes in print or television media. While the audience your business is looki...
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