Google has made life a whole lot easier for local business owners. Google My Business is a unified interface designed specifically for local businesses and large enterprises. It was created to be a user-friendly platform and the quick tutorial below can help almost any business owner get started. A short overview of Google's latest brain [...]

Nofollow and dofollow links have been a hot topic when it comes to link building for a number of years. Roll back all the way to 2005 – when the "Nofollow" tag was first introduced by Google. The initial premise of the Nofollow tag was to prevent comment spam. To quote the Google blog from [...]

What are view-through conversions? A View-Through conversion happens when a person sees an ad, does not click the ad, but then later they complete a conversion on your site. AdWords measures these conversions as many-per-click conversions that occur within 30 days from when the person saw your ad. View-through conversions are only applied to your [...]

Hootsuit has been around since 2008 and is currently one of the most popular ways to manage social messaging on Twitter, Facebook and more. When it was first launched it's main focus was on making it easier to manage multiple social media platforms through one interface. These days this is just one of the benefit's [...]

3 Key Rules for a Successful Infographic

by Amy Balliett July 9th, 2014

If you're a marketer looking to hire a designer or agency to create your next infographic, it's important to make sure your money will be well spent. Too often, marketers hire designers with very little infographic experience. They may have a great portfolio of non-infographic designs, but if they aren't too experienced in the field, [...]

Update: the move has now been completed. Google rolled out the new Google + Local dashboard platform for Canadian business owners back in August 2013. Not all dashboard platforms are fully migrated and business owners have to wait until Google updates automatically in order to experience the new "Places for Business" dashboard. Features & Benefits [...]

When I think of conversion optimization and how I can better optimize a site, I always try to think of what the user experience would look like in a real store. If you haven't already seen it, Google analytics has created a series of real life videos which demonstrate how UX would translate in real-life [...]

Tracking Essential Email Marketing Metrics

by Lyuben Georgiev July 8th, 2014

Tracking email marketing metrics allows you to see the results of the efforts you have exerted in email optimization. But what metrics you will track will depend on your specific goals. So we will first examine the metrics that each email marketer should be tracking and after that, we will see what specific metrics to [...]

Marketing touches every part of our lives. From the free toy you find in your box of Cheerios in the morning to the sponsored articles you read on your favorite news app to billboards outside your office window to pile of junk direct mail you pick up from your letterbox on the way back home [...]

Now that we have increased the volume of visitors to the site it is time to start converting them. The majority of these conversions will fall into the top and middle of the sales funnel. We convert them with these 4 components: 1. Premium Content Premium content is your offer to the 82-100% of visitors [...]