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Getting Creative with Domain Names

Getting Creative with Domain Names
​Domain name is the backbone of website's digital existence, and element that can make or break your efforts. It needs to give off the right impression, be catchy, and internationally understandable. Entrepreneurs know that naming a startup is one of the crucial steps towards getting the business off the ground. A well-chosen name evokes mental and...
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7 things you should know about SEO in 2015

​There's no other way to stay relevant in the dynamic SEO industry than by keeping a close eye on the trends and practices expanding in the field. If you decide to ignore them and go on about SEO as you've done always, you might find yourself battling poor rankings or even receiving penalties. Developing a solid SEO strategy which follows the most ...
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Six Local SEO Tips for Small Businesses

Six Local SEO Tips for Small Businesses
SBOs with local companies are tired of constantly hearing about how SEO can do this and that for businesses. There seems to be so much talk about SEO, but rarely is there anything they can do on their own without hiring a firm that may or may not fit their budget. Well, let's put all of that talk aside, and focus on some practical things that any b...
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On Page SEO Issues That Panda Hates

On Page SEO Issues That Panda Hates
Internet search ranking is fast changing in the world. A few years ago many companies had figured out the nuances of adding such things as keywords to increase rankings and beat the system. Lo and behold these days “big brother is watching” in the form of Google’s Panda. It is an algorithm protocol Google has that will now actually penalise your website if they find you are trying to beat the guidelines they have in place. Here are some of the common findings that tend to make this complicated algorithm a little angry at your website and that could definitely result in the lowering of your search ranking. Broken Links Panda does not tend to rank your site very high if there are a large amount of links that lead to deleted pages or pages that have been moved on your website. When this happens, it can basically stop search engines from trying to access your site at all if it happens often enough. That is why it is critically important to periodically check your links to ensure they are working properly. Duplicate Content One thing that Panda seems to be quick to pick up on is duplicate content on different...
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How To Create A Social Media Marketing Plan

How To Create A Social Media Marketing Plan
Social media marketing strategy can be roughly defined as a set of actions leading to certain results that can be achieved through skilful use of different social media channels. Avoiding risky actions online is by far the core principle of effective social media marketing strategy. Everything you write, like or share should be a part of a goal-oriented plan. Only deliberate steps which are methodically coordinated can bring you closer to your ultimate marketing goal. Are you wondering how to build a social media marketing plan from scratch? Keep on reading to find out. Specify your goals First of all, it is advised to list your goals and objectives. Do bear in mind that they should be as specific as possible, so that you can track your progress. At this point, you should also make a deadline for completing different tasks. Crossing things off your to‑do list is a truly rewarding moment. Choose the channels An inseparable part of creating an effective social media marketing strategy is choosing the right channels of communication. Facebook is still the most popular page, however, it is worth to use other platforms as well. Different networking sites serve various purposes, so they can naturally become...
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How to approach unhappy clients on Twitter

Negative customer feedback is something every entrepreneur should be ready to deal with. Realizing that each piece of criticism is actually a great opportunity for learning and improvement is key in turning negativity into an advantage. Part of this involves learning how to respond to unhappy customers on social media. To get you started, here are five tips for handling complaints sent through Twitter. Mind the time Twitter is known for its real-time nature, and this is woven into customer expectations once they decide to send a tweet your way. A report from Lithium Technologies states that 53% of consumers who tweet a brand expect a response within an hour. If the tweet in question is a complaint, things get even more complicated – the same figure rises to a whopping 72%! In short, response time matters. To avoid Twitter disasters in general, remember to track your response time and always respond to tweets sent by your customers in a timely manner. Be honest and transparent If you made a mistake, be open and frank about it. The online community values honesty over backpeddling and excuses. People also hate to see problematic issues go unresolved – when a user posts a...
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Hiring an SEO Consultant? 15 Terms You Must Remember

You want to hire a SEO Consultant as your business demands it. It may sound simple at first but could be a tough cookie to crack. Especially with your limited knowledge of technical terms pertaining to the SEO industry. As soon as you start talking with the new consultant and he starts with technical terms, you are already at sea. Before the Pandora’s box of technical terms like “301 redirect”, “Indexing” & “Canonicalization” starts to open from the consultant’s mouth, you better brush up these 29 must know technical terms to guard yourself against any possible misadventure with the new consultant. Also, remember that you have to look convincing and confident in front of him, after all you are the one who is hiring him not he. I shall try to explain these terms and definitions in the simplest of words possible. Understand these important terms and watch how the cookie crumbles Canonicalization: A process which pinpoints the more relevant or appropriate URL when a webpage has multiple URL’s, which generally is the homepage. In absence of this process, a search engine will find it difficult to decide upon the best URL.  Analytics: A tool required to track the user behavioural data...
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How to Build Your Professional Network Online

Making new acquaintances and building an enduring, mutually beneficial relationships has always been of great importance in business world, whether you are seeking an employment or simply trying to expand your sphere of influence and open yourself to new opportunities. While the business interactions are becoming more and more web dependent, online networking should be one of your key skills. Building a large base of influential contacts and making a strong web presence, will help you and your organization to stand out more amongst competition. Although building such professional networks does require time and patience, if handled properly it might prove of key value in developing your business. Making the first stepsOne of the first things you will have to do is to form your overall strategy and to make clear decisions like who do you know, who do you want to know, what are the skills you want to present online and what do you really want to achieve by building a network. Choosing professional and social networking sites where you will implement your decisions is much simpler task. While your primarily focus should be on professional sites, such as LinkedIn, Biznik and Plaxo, you should not overlook social sites,...
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Social Media Marketing in 2015: With New Trends Come New Rules

By the end of 2014, we’ve seen some radical sways in the world of social media. Among those, the use of mobile devices has increased dramatically, as well as traffic on social media during TV shows. Let’s now analyze which of these trends will perpetuate into the year 2015 and what further changes we may expect.   A Surge of Mobile Users The numbers are clear. During the last year, a number of mobile devices with 4.7-inch screens and larger on shelves has increased from only 4 percent to a third, while simultaneously the number of daily active mobile Facebook users has increased 15 percent. In addition, the number of mobile-only Facebook subscribers expanded by 34 percent. We are coming to conclusion that mobile is no longer a secondary platform. Companies that are mobile-friendly should become mobile-focused, and concentrate their marketing efforts to mobile users first.   Slide to a More Human Experience This trend will lead Internet marketers to focus more on the user experience, their audience and followers, and the channels they are promoting their products and services. Google and Facebook have mad steps to adapt their platforms I a way that will encourage businesses to include human experience in...
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The State of Digital Marketing 2015

The digital marketing numbers for 2015 are in, and the research shows that your biggest audience is online, in more ways than one. There are now three billion internet users, translating into 40% of the entire world’s population. The numbers are impressive: 91% of these users access the internet via a PC or laptop, and 80% access the internet via Smartphone. The research didn’t even factor in how much of the population uses both! This puts content marketing professionals in reach of a great opportunity to connect with their customers like never before. However, this also adds a new challenge to their overall digital strategy: competition. Smart Insights and TMF&A’s study offers recommendations to help you keep your online audience engaged. Insights: How to Reach Digital Consumers Computers and laptops, smartphones, tablets, and game consoles (respectively) are the most popular devices used to access the internet. 2015 will also see an increase in emerging devices inspired by the IoT (Internet of Things). For example, 34% of internet users access the network through a Smart TV, and less than 10% use either a Smart Watch or Smart Wristband. Essentially, your customers are easily within the scope of digital outreach. Smart Insight’s research showed that...
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