SEO is an ever-changing world. Every marketer knows this (or at least should). The wise marketer will realize that many of the changes are refinements in a continual evolution. The most recent release announced just last month, coined as the Google Pigeon update turns the spotlight on local search. The focus on natural content and [...]

Yes, You Should Get An SSL Certificate for Your Website

by Daniel Kosir September 15th, 2014

Google has recently come out and explicitly said were starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal. Currently, it is a "lightweight signal", but that could easily change, and it might have more weight in the future. Traditionally, Https was used only when sensitive information was being transmitted, for example, when completing online transactions (it [...]

How To Get More Followers On Instagram

by Kamila September 15th, 2014

When Stanford grads Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger founded Instagram in 2010 – they didn't envision that two years later Facebook would purchase their company for $1 billion dollars. When Facebook bought out Instagram, the company had only 13 employees – and today it continues to be one of the most used apps in the [...]

5 Key Points To A Great Looking, Converting Home Page

by Jason Streatch September 12th, 2014

So, you want to re-design your home page. You want it to look sharp so you can wow your visitors, but you also need it to function properly and — most importantly — convert. I mean, what's the point of this whole website thing if you're not converting your visitors into customers and getting new [...]

6 Ways to Use Internal Links (The Next Key SEO Tactic?)

by Ben Acheson September 12th, 2014

As Google clamps down on link building techniques and SEO shifts towards content marketing, another interesting phenomenon is happening: on-site optimisation has become a lot more important. It has always been essential though – and nothing is more important for on-site SEO than internal linking – so it's time to go back to basics and [...]

11 Things George W Bush Taught Me About Social Media

by Andrew Marsh September 11th, 2014

Social media represents a large void in my digital marketing knowledge. I set out to get better in this space and learn more so that I could be a more well-rounded digital marketing specialist. I thought about approaching one of our outstanding Social Media Specialists here at SEP but then I had a moment of [...]

If you are "content" with great content, Please reconsider So you won't repent! Now is the time to get discontent. As 2014 is the year of… OUTSTANDING content! I am not sure how you feel about my mini-poetry style! We can discuss that later According to wikipedia, copywriting is… Copywriting is writing copy for the [...]

Twitter Knows We Want To Push The Buy Button

by Veronica Marmoreo September 10th, 2014

Twitter has announced they will be testing their new eCommerce feature, the "Buy" button, with a small number of select vendors in the U.S. The addition of the "Buy" button to Twitter's current functionality enables users to purchase products or services directly from vendor tweets with just a "few taps": "In our test, an entire [...]

With a plethora of new social media platforms vying for our attention and the unabated growth in popularity of the established platforms, it's not surprising that the last few years have seen a surge of online brand monitoring tools. Businesses big and small are embracing social media like never before and a whole new sector [...]

How To Set A PPC Budget

by Robert Brady September 9th, 2014

This is a pretty typical part of my initial call with a prospective client. Me: What is the budget for your PPC? Prospective Customer: If I can put in $1 and get out $2, then as much as we need. (laughing) Me: Of course, but how much will the initial budget be while we test [...]