Black Hat SEO and why you should run (evolve) like Heck!

SEO is certainly changing, evolving as an industry. Agencies that once relied on SEO as a service are now adapting and morphing into something that is more in tune with content marketing. And while content marketing can certainly be done poorly, it’s much more transparent than bad SEO. Bad content is just… well, bad! It’s […]

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What My Crazy Vacation and Running a Startup Have in Common

While there are a lot of traits that might be considered requirements for running a startup, there are two that came to mind as I made my way back from a rather interesting vacation; resiliency and the ability to laugh and smile. These two traits can get you through quite a number of situations; situations […]

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What Kids (and Potatoes) Taught Me Today

So, today I had the distinct privilege of being a chaperone for my daughter’s second grade class as they set out for the Oregon Food Bank to volunteer. You see, May 8th is Mount Hood Climb Service Day at her school, where every student from Pre-K to grade 12 does community volunteering to honor the […]

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The Effects of Content Integration on your Homepage

Last June we undertook a website overhaul that resulted in us placing our blog content on our homepage. This isn’t revolutionary by any stretch, but we wanted to showcase a fresh stream of content relevant to what we do as an agency; I mean after all, isn’t that what site visitors (and… ahem… Google too) […]

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5 Easy Add-Ons That Increase Blogging Effectiveness

As I scour the Interwebs seeking new clients I often find myself at company blogs. Some are fantastic! Others, however, leave me scratching my head. I consider good blogging to be the gateway into a company’s social media footprint; the foundation of the social media conversation they are looking to engage in. And yet, their […]

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5 Things in 5 Minutes to Increase your Blog Readership

You have a blog, and while that’s a great start you need to start getting people to read it. Preferably the right people – prospects, customers, partners, industry colleagues, etc. While it can take time to generate a solid following, don’t give up. I see too many companies with blogs that started strong, yet the […]

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Four Steps to Building Content Marketing Success

We’ve said it before and we might as well say it again… the importance of content marketing continues to grow. Companies are taking notice however. According to the Content Marketing Institute survey, 54 percent of B2B responders plan on increasing or increasing significantly their content marketing budgets over the course of 2013. This same survey […]

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