It’s January. For business owners, this month is for goal setting, reflecting on the previous year, and planning for the year ahead. What worked? What didn’t? How can you apply those lessons to your 2018 strategy? When you’re thinking about your goals this year, make sure you include digital marketing resolutions to support your overarching…

I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan. HUGE. Now, I will qualify that to superfans with the fact that I’m a fan of the TV show and haven’t finished the books (I will, though; please don’t burn me in effigy). I’m not the only one, though. Game of Thrones is an enormous cultural phenomenon, the…

SEO link building is extremely important - find out what links are, what purpose they serve, and ways that you can add useful links to your website and boost your SEO efforts in an entirely white-hat, legal way.

In SEO, the word “link” gets thrown around a lot. Backlinking, internal and external links, and no-follow links are all commonly said when describing link building. But what exactly is link-building and why is it important to your website? Links play a big role in determining how well your site will rank in the search…

learn about the importance and usefulness of infographics in content creation and seo on the Smarter Searches blog

Infographics are one of the most powerful marketing tools available today. We all love them. Marketers love them. Consumers love them. We pin the heck out of them on Pinterest. Infographics, when properly used, are an amazing asset to enhance your content marketing strategy. 34% of marketers said visual assets are their most important content,…

Find out how to use keywords and how to rank for them in our SEO basics tutorial on the Smarter Searches blog

What Are Keywords? Keywords are a key element of standard SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and PPC (Pay-Per-Click) practices. Today we’ll only focus on the SEO side of things, including the foundation of your site’s content. Used on your website — written into your main navigational pages, on blogs,  and in other descriptive locations —  these…

The Smarter Searches blog teaches you how to use the power of user-generated content for your business.

Your customers can be one of your greatest marketing assets. “How?” you ask. It’s called user-generated content (UGC), and it begins with the simple act of consumers and fans sharing, posting, and retweeting something about your brand. According to an article by AdWeek and Social Times: “85 percent of users surveyed find visual UGC more influential than…

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