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…

why mobile SEO matters for your digital marketing strategy

For years, our team has been beating a dead horse. Not a literal dead horse, but the metaphorical dead horse of the importance of SEO for mobile devices. Google has said (more than once) that mobile searches have outpaced desktop searches since about 2015. They haven’t identified the number, but several of us in the…

how to conduct a competitor analysis for businesses

Understanding your clients’ competitors is crucial in the marketing space. However, we know that most people are doing their competitor analysis completely incorrectly. We’ve identified four of the biggest mistakes businesses are making when evaluating the competition and we want to help you correct them. You’re looking at 2-3 competitors who follow similar models to…

12 days of Christmas digital marketing from Smarter Searches

On Black Friday 2017, data from Adobe Digital Insights stated that “American shoppers spent a record $5 billion in 24 hours” — marking a 16.9% increase in dollars spent online, compared with Black Friday 2016. A big piece of that pie was the nearly $2 billion spent on mobile devices alone (a record 36.9% of…

blogging for business tips on the Smarter Searches digital marketing blog

Blogging. What started as a way to electronically keep track of one’s daily trials and tribulations has quickly expanded into an online force all of its own. Here’s what we mean: Blogging for your business presents a wide range of benefits like positioning yourself as an authority in your industry and establishing better customer relations…

content marketing ideas

Quality content is a huge factor in SEO rankings, but it’s not always easy to create quality content on a consistent basis. For the times when your creative juices aren’t flowing, here are a few tips for making sure your website is up-to-date on content. 1. Compile quality resources for readers. This is probably one…

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