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Is Your Business S.M.A.R.T?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Ashley Teate posted in Inbound Marketing, Digital Marketing

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How does your business set goals? Goal development is a necessity within a business all the way down to setting your personal growth goals. Over time though S.M.A.R.T. goals have become more and more prominent in today’s corporate world. They are even being used in employee reviews to set growth goals for the year. This set of criteria can be put into any goal to improve and define, for stronger results.

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Top 3 Current Email Marketing Trends

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 28, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Travis Sloneker posted in Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Sales Funnel

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1.  Email automation

From the outside looking in, it would seem that email automation is a lazy man’s way to email marketing, which in actuality it has been shown statistically that – automated email messages average 70.5% higher open rates than “business as usual” email marketing efforts.

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Templates vs. Custom Designed Websites

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Chris Josten posted in Digital Marketing, Redesign, Website Design

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The question we get all too often… “Can’t we just use a template for our website?” The short answer is sure you can. For our clients however there are a number of reasons we do not, and more often than not decline to use templates. Whether you are a new startup company, working to build a personal brand or a seasoned company looking to bring your digital marketing to a higher level, a custom designed site will always give you a more successful growth-driven tool for better marketing results for a number of reasons.

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Does my website need an SSL Certificate?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Chris Josten posted in Digital Marketing, Web Development, Organic Visitors

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In 2017 the answer is yes.

In 2014 Google announced it would start giving a higher quality score for sites that showed a call for HTTPS in the address bar.  Over the past couple of years it has been more of a suggestion than a requirement but that has changed.  Let’s review what SSL and HTTPS are.

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How do local listings affect my business?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Travis Sloneker posted in Digital Marketing, Inbound Marketing

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Before we can answer how a local listing affects your business, we first need to look at what exactly a local listing is, what it includes and what types there are.

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Why Do Google Algorithm Changes Matter?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 9, 2017 2:19:29 PM / by Chris Josten posted in Digital Marketing, Website Design

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The Google algorithms are computer processes and formulas that look through thousands, if not millions, of webpages for a typical search and find the most helpful information for the user. Today’s Google algorithms rely on more than 200 unique signals or “clues” that make it possible to guess what the user might be searching for. These signals come in a wide variety, such as the terms on a website, the freshness of content, a user’s specific region and PageRank.

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How to Build a Strong Wellness Marketing Strategy: Establish the right tools

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Chris Josten posted in Digital Marketing, Website Design, Inbound Marketing, Sales Funnel, Organic Visitors, Web Development

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The establishment of tools and process is the next step to have a successful digital marketing presence. Define the tools and roles of your team to help your content marketing to flow timely and consistently.

To help your content flow timely, establish a calendar for your team. Your team needs to know your upcoming goals and plans for the practice. Calendars can also help measure your successes.


 

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2 Items to Never Forget When Launching a Website Redesign

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Chris Josten posted in Digital Marketing, Website Design, Inbound Marketing, Sales Funnel, Organic Visitors, Web Development

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You've finshed the redesign of your website, now what?  

The process is done, you followed our steps to make sure your site is up to today's standards and the site has launched.  There are a couple items that need to be checked to make sure your newly designed site can be found and tracked. 


 

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How to Build a Strong Wellness Marketing: Set Your Goals

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Chris Josten posted in Digital Marketing, Website Design, Inbound Marketing, Sales Funnel, Organic Visitors, Web Development

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A strong healthcare digital marketing presence is important in order to reach your audience. Since most people begin their healthcare search online, it is vital to have a strong digital presence.

There are two ways you can be successful with healthcare digital marketing:

  1. Establish your audience. Who are you trying to reach?
  2. Set long term goals for your practice. For example: How many people need to be reached in for the practice to be successful?

Establishing the audience is the most important step. Who does your practice benefit? Healthcare digital marketing is important!


 

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Web Design Must Haves for Leads: Become a Conversion Machine

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Chris Josten posted in Digital Marketing, Website Design, Inbound Marketing, Sales Funnel, Organic Visitors, Web Development

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You have the leads, now what?

To increase your websites conversions, you must have effective calls-to-action, CTA positioning, newsletters, landing pages and forms for your landing page.

The effect of a successful Call to Action is to drive a visitor to take a desired action. CTAs are the key to lead generation but they need to be done right to convert traffic into leads. The position of your call-to-actions is important also. Think about where you will be placing your CTAs. Do not place CTAs everywhere; that will give people too many options.


 

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