Google My Business is a significant update for managing your local business on Google Maps and Google+. This online marketing tool is aimed to consolidate the features of Google+ and Places for Business into one easily accessible dashboard. Business owners will notice the new interface is more convenient and more organized, allowing you to access [...]

Facebook's Start To Success Program: Worth $1400?

by Chris Marentis August 18th, 2014

Facebook's Start to Success Program gives small businesses an opportunity to work directly with an account manager from Facebook on their Facebook marketing. However, there's a catch. Businesses have to spend at least $50 per day, or approximately $1,400 every four weeks, on Facebook advertising. Is it a budget-buster, the opportunity of a lifetime, or [...]

7 Things Any Marketer Should Know About Links

by Barrie Smith August 18th, 2014

Every online marketer can benefit from a basic understanding of link building. From understanding how Google works and how links can drive traffic from search engines to their website. It's especially useful to have a basic understanding before outsourcing link building. Link building is a tactic to increase the number of external links pointing to [...]

How To Write Better Click Winning Ads

by Christine Bellefontaine August 15th, 2014

Mark Twain wrote "If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter". Being brief is hard. With search ads you don't even have a paragraph. You only have 25 characters for a headline, and 2 x35 for a description. Once you show up for a query, you need your ad copy to [...]

Your biggest asset for your AdWords account is time — but many of us have very busy schedules. From fighting rush hour traffic to attending meetings, from squeezing in an hour at the gym to spending time with family; how do you have time to check on the performance of your AdWords account? There isn't [...]

How to Put an Integrated Marketing Plan Into Action

by Amanda DiSilvestro August 14th, 2014

Let's face it; integrated marketing is not a new concept. However, the meaning of integrated marketing seems to be ever changing. While many companies more or less know the meaning of integrated marketing, it's hard to define every aspect and it can be even harder to implement. Fortunately, with a little bit of effort and [...]

How to Write 15,000 Words in 11 Hours

by Andrei Petrik August 14th, 2014

As I sit and write this blog post, there are another 7 posts being written across the table from me. There are posts on marketing automation, website performance, SEO and landing pages. By the time the hour is up over 4,000 words will be generated. Later they will be proofread, edited and be ready for [...]

Pinterest. The social media site that is excellent for generating great content and most importantly, driving traffic. So why is it sometimes overlooked by businesses? Simply because some aren't sure how to use the site and just don't believe that it can help increase traffic. Recent statistics show that Pinterest has a staggering 70 million [...]

Why Trello is Awesome for Content Management

by Daniel Kosir August 13th, 2014

Using Trello by toolmantim I should preface this post by saying that neither I, nor SEP, have any connection to Trello whatsoever. I just think it's an extremely helpful project management tool. To describe it simply, Trello is a tool that makes it easy to organize things. In my experience, Trello has helped effectively manage [...]

It feels like an eternity ago that Google introduced enhanced campaigns, yet advertisers still face the challenge of exclusively targeting mobile devices using AdWords. With enhanced campaigns, Google bundled desktops, mobile, and tablets into a single group, and by doing so, removed the ability to exclusively target individuals searching on mobile devices. Kind of strange [...]