What Should I Write Blog Posts About?

Getting Over the Inertia and Creating Regular Posts One of the reasons we have (reluctantly) been creating more and more sites in WordPress is thanks to its core capability: blogging. Most people don’t realize (or remember) that WordPress started as a blogging platform before the world’s developers morphed it into the most popular site builder,…

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What Is Mobile-First Indexing, and Should I Worry?

On July 1, 2019, Google will move to mobile-first indexing by default for all new websites. Throw that out at your next social gathering, and just guess who the big hit of the party will be. Obviously, when you put something like that out there, you’ll be inundated with frantic questions and panicked reactions. Rest…

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What Is Digital Marketing & Why Does It Matter?

I love this business. And I have for more than 18 years – more if you count all the geekery I did before officially launching ForeFront. And one of the reasons for my affinity is the ever-changing nature of the industry, which works well with my attention span. Everyone here learns on a daily basis,…

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SEO in 2019

The Era of User Signaling, Image Optimization & Google My Business It’s that time of year again when we break out our crystal balls, put on our wizard hats and give our predictions for what the year 2019 will have in store for search engine optimization and digital marketing! Let’s rock. User Signals: Rewarding Websites…

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What Makes ‘Em Tick, What Makes ‘Em Click

Understanding User Intent Will Improve Your Conversion Rate (And SEO) To get more conversions, you have to take a step back and see the world through the eyes of your target audience. This requires checking the ego at the door and, in some cases, dumbing down your industry knowledge – at least for a little…

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Different Types of SEO Strategies

Foundation & Fluid SEO

Two Different (But Equally Important) Approaches to Search Engine Optimization Prior to 2018, you could watch an old, slow and spammy website with no mobile optimization regularly stomp your super-fresh site in the organic search rankings. This year, however, we’ve watched as giants fell and those that rested on their laurels lost big. Why were…

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Writing Engaging SEO Content for Websites

The Writing’s on the Wall

The Impact of Strong Writing & Personality In Your SEO Efforts Maybe it’s a set of keywords you want your company to rank No. 1 for. Maybe it’s a strategy to improve the number of terms your being indexed for in general. Maybe it’s a concerted effort to work in more internal links, more SEO-friendly…

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How Russians Hacked the Election Digital Marketing

The Great Russian Electoral Catfish

How Russians Used “Good” Digital Marketing to Disrupt the 2016 Election On February 16, Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for their alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The primary charge was “Conspiracy to Defraud the United States” – which is, coincidentally, what these entities would consider…

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2018 SEO Tips

SEO in 2018

Welcome to the Era of Cyber Security, Review Generation & (Of Course) Content Creation As things change, the more they stay the same – which is the name of the game for SEO in 2018. Google has crafted and amended its algorithm to reward web resources that present the best information, offer the greatest user…

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Launching a new website checklist

Two-Minute Drill: Pre-Launch Preparation

Your 11th Hour Checklist Before Going Live With Your New Website Armed with a fresh design and engaging content, you’re ready to launch your new site – right? Maybe not. All too often, we watch websites go live without the proper clearance – and their SEO, conversion rates and brand reputation suffer for it. Sure,…

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