Custom Content Creation Infographic

We provide a lot of custom content for a number of our wonderful clients. It’s both challenging and rewarding. Challenging because some of our clients have sophisticated technology products and services, and writing to that audience must be done carefully. Rewarding because if done well, the content helps create awareness that helps generate and build […]

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Measuring the Value of Social Media Marketing

I recently read a good blog at Search Engine Optimization Journal by Nick Stamoulis – Can Social Media Marketing Be Measured? He makes some great points that I feel are worth repeating (and elaborating on) regarding the measurement of social media marketing efforts. I think people and companies are getting too caught up in the measurement of ROI in […]

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7 Content Optimization Tips for Better Online Brand Visibility

When we help our clients improve their online brand visibility, we always address the need for sound content or blogs built around keywords. Fresh content is one of the most important factors for ranking on Google – at least in my humble opinion – and we all have Google’s Panda update fresh on our minds, but […]

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The Real Three Players in Social Media Networking Today

First… you’ll notice I added ‘networking’ to social media in this blog’s title. Social media in a general sense consists of all blogs, content aggregators and niche communities built around certain subjects. To this end, social media hasn’t even scratched the surface, but when it comes to social media networking sites that keeps a ton of this […]

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Social Media and the Evolution of Lead Generation

I was recently asked to participate in an online blog forum on Lead Generation for Small Business by the good people over at FutureSimple. Along with 12 other marketers, I gave my opinion on what lead generation tactics are working for small businesses. It’s very interesting to read through the answers. When I first got started in […]

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When and How to Measure Social Media Marketing ROI

In our last blog – Measuring the Value of Social Media Marketing – I touched on the fact that social media marketing shouldn’t be held hostage by the need to measure ROI. It’s a marketing process and not an event. What I mean by this is that it takes time to build a following – whether this […]

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The Emerging Importance of Dynamic, Relevant, Custom Content Creation

I see a shift in search engine optimization emphasis (or more importantly online brand visibility success); one that places a greater emphasis on custom content creation. Perhaps nothing super-new, but certainly more important. Take a look at Google’s new indexing system Caffeine as a starting place. Caffeine was launched back in June 2010 to improve […]

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We’re Turning One! Where Did the Year Go?

One year ago today, my business partner Jason Nuss and I launched Digital C4, and frankly I’m blown away by two things. First I’m surprised at how quickly the year has gone by, but then it seems as I age the years accelerate. Second, I’m somewhat surprised at quickly we’ve grown.We launched C4 in the […]

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Google’s Algorithm Change and What it means for Content Syndication

So it used to be part of some search engine optimization strategies to write articles and then post them on content sites like Ezinearticles.com with links back to the original content or specific product or service pages that pay off the article. Recently Google’s Farmer update stripped many of these article sites from their search […]

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