The Future of Smart Search Engine Optimization Starts Now

I was recently reading a blog on ReadWriteWeb that highlights Matt Cutts’ video that discusses the importance of good content over SEO. He goes on to say that they try to make it so that “sites don’t have to do SEO” and that there’s “no bonus for having good SEO.” I certainly believe that content now more […]

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Blogging is Anything but a Dinosaur

I recently read Wendy Montes de Oca’s blog over at Target Marketing entitled, Is Blogging the Online Dinosaur? Before I could even imagine what she was thinking my eyes read down to the short third paragraph that said, “I beg to differ.” Phew! The argument for the dinosaur comment really couldn’t be further from the truth… “that with […]

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Shortening B2B Sales Cycles with Blogs and Custom Content

I’ve worked the better part of the last 15 years with B2B technology companies that sell products with lengthy sales cycles and high price tags; million dollar plus software or hardware solutions that take on average 6-9 months to close. Throughout the course of my career I’ve seen organizations that think it’s enough to simply […]

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Digital Marketing Insights for 2012

As 2011 winds to a close (which frankly is hard to believe since it was just January!) we decided to roll out what will be our annual Digital Marketing Insights for the following year. Our Insights will focus on the three areas that make up our agency offering of helping companies improve their online brand visibility: […]

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Could Facebook Challenge Amazon in Online Commerce

So most of the talk lately has been whether Google+ will challenge Facebook in the consumer social media network space. Not going to happen! But… I would ask whether Facebook could potentially challenge Amazon in the consumer online retail space. Now there’s a battle I’d like to see. With just over $34 billion in online sales last year, a […]

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Two Google Updates and their Effect on SMB SEO

Google continues to make changes to their search algorithm that effect the way that small and medium sized businesses rank. While their changes make it difficult for SMB’s to compete for search engine ranking share there’s also an opportunity for those SMB’s that think strategically, and aren’t afraid of creating unique, custom content. Google’s Panda update […]

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A Google+ Fail – At Least I Think So

A couple blog posts ago my business partner Jason wrote about 5 Reasons Google+ will Fail and +1 Why it Will Succeed.  The main reason (that he touched on) Google+ will fail is that they are simply too late to the party. If Google had launched their social networking solution at or around the same time […]

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How to Be Relevant with Online Offers and Incentives

Offering something for free is great, and giving away an iPad as an incentive will probably get more people to sign up – but are those gimmicks building your brand and driving the right kind of people to your business? Relevancy hinges on knowing who you are talking with, not just what you are promoting. Creating offers and incentives […]

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Achieving Online Brand Visibility with a New Website

So you’re a small business and you’re trying to score some online brand visibility. The only problem is that you’re not Coca Cola, you don’t have a huge budget, and your website is brand new. What to do? Well short of hiring a specialist or agency like Digital C4, there are some things that you can do […]

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