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Why Outsourcing is Good – 5 Reasons Smart CMOs Choose Distributed Teams

by Al Sefati

There was a time when all the members of a professional team would work together in the same office—but the workplace is changing, and it’s changing fast. In today’s world, it is increasingly common to have distributed teams, including not only virtual employees but also vendors to whom you outsource key responsibilities. Thanks to major […]

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6 SEO Predictions for 2017

by Al Sefati

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s our prediction for 2017, at least on an SEO front. While SEO, as a field, seems like it’s constantly shifting, squirming, and changing, many of the biggest trends that we expect for the coming year actually reflect a deepening, or a doubling down, of […]

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What is Semantic Search?

by Al Sefati

It’s easy for us to think of Google as a sentient entity—almost as a person. We talk about how smart Google is. We praise Google for helping us. We view Google as a trusted friend. It can be difficult for us to remember that, for as smart and as helpful as Google is, it’s not […]

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What is Hermit Crab SEO?

by Al Sefati

Search engine optimization is full of unusual practices and trends—and many of them seem to wind up with animal-themed names.  Maybe you have heard of barnacle SEO, a term coined for the practice of using the rankings of a larger site to win rankings for a smaller one. Well, now there is a new practice […]

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Remember, Not All Content is Created Equal

by Al Sefati

You’ve probably heard it said that creating and distributing solid content is a great way to boost brand visibility and enhance search engine standings. This is true, but perhaps also a bit misleading: You see, not all content is created equal, and not all marketers are going to obtain the same results. Before investing in […]

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How Small Businesses Can Dramatically Improve Their AdWords Results

by Al Sefati
Digital Marketing Expert

Anyone who works in SEO is used to this question: Will AdWords help me grow my small business? The answer to the question is… possibly. Certainly, a well-run AdWords campaign can yield amazing results for any small or local business, but that’s a pretty high threshold to cross. Many small business AdWords campaigns frankly aren’t […]

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Inbound Marketing and its Impact on SEO in 2016

by Al Sefati

Inbound marketing and search engine optimization are not the same thing, but neither are they unrelated. Inbound marketing is an important part of any viable search engine optimization endeavor; it’s fair to say that, without inbound marketing mechanisms in play, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to achieve solid search engine rankings. For the uninitiated, here’s a […]

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Last Click vs. First Click in Search Marketing

by Al Sefati

Attribution models are important to search analytics.  Essentially, the attribution model describes the rule or methodology by which you give credit for a sale or a conversion. The two most common forms of attribution models are first click and last click—both of which are fairly self-explanatory. In brief, here’s what we mean when we talk […]

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Ecommerce SEO Tips for 2016

by Al Sefati

Marketers have always faced the same basic challenges, starting with this one: Before you can even start the process of closing a sale, you have to get customers into your store. This holds true even today, in the age of ecommerce. The difference is that, instead of attracting customers to a physical location, the marketer’s […]

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SEO and Online Reputation Management: What’s the Connection?

by Al Sefati

Though search engine optimization (SEO) and online reputation management (ORM) are often spoken of in tandem, it is important to realize that they refer to two distinct disciplines. SEO is something we blog about often; to put it most succinctly, SEO refers to the optimization of website content to ensure strong search engine visibility. ORM, […]