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  1. 8 Lessons Learned From Owning a Search Agency for 15 Years

    There was no paid search in the late ‘90s-early 2000, so we only offered organic SEO to rank on Altavista, Excite, Infoseek, Webcrawler, and Dogpile (anyone remember those days? I’m writing this post to share some of the lessons and mistakes I...

  2. Introducing the Local Marketing Adoption Curve

    Because local truly puts the customer at the center of cross-functional corporate marketing programs that span paid, earned, and owned (think search, social, and mobile), many multi-location marketers have struggled to rally their teams to define...

  3. 3 Building Blocks for Content and Search Marketing Success

    Content that connects with the right audience fuels success across all your paid, owned, earned, and offline media. The search-marketing environment that we live, communicate, and work in has changed rapidly from a once siloed landscape to a...

  4. SEO Is No One-Trick Pony

    Enter in some competitor domains and see how much traction they have in Google (SEM Rush provides a "SE Traffic Price" metric, showing what it might cost – in AdWords spend – to get what these guys are otherwise getting "for free" via non-paid...

  5. The Challenge of Enterprise Link-Building in a Content Marketing World

    If you can secure a paid search or display advertising budget to promote the content, that can also be very effective. There are a number of channels that can be leveraged in order to effectively market the newly created content, including PR...

  6. 3 Ways to Dig Deeper for Bigger Paid Search Success

    The finer things in life often are the best and I find that the finer tuning points in a paid search campaign separate success from massive success. However, what I think so many people miss is digging into the search phrase report that shows what...

  7. SEO Website Audits: Everything You Need to Know Part II

    Never take a penalty situation to someone without a significant understanding of the search engine responsible and previous recovery success. Well, website search death anyway. Do you spend hours and hours of time performing a task knowing you will...

  8. SEO vs. SEM Timelines: A Medical Analogy

    Search engine marketing (SEM), or paid search advertising, can satisfy the demand for instant gratification. Marketing directors and search engine optimization (SEO) consultants are often questioned by their bosses and clients about the progress of...