The Fab 5 Blog Management Tools for 2015

The Fab 5 Blog Management Tools for 2015

It’s 2015 and blogging has never been more important or embedded in SEO strategies. While producing all types of content (podcasts, white papers, video, infographics, etc) is extremely valuable, blogging is the foundation of content marketing and something that can hugely support your digital marketing strategy. Below are some blog management tools we enjoy using here at Volume Nine. While there are hundreds of tools out there to choose from, we wanted to focus on the Fabulous 5 that you can…

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The Official Content Optimization Checklist

The Official Content Optimization Checklist

SEO is still about content. You can have all the links, social shares, profile mentions, good reviews, and Facebook followers in the world, but if your content is no good, you’re gonna have a bad time. Yes, having good content still matters. Maybe now more so than ever. As search engines get smarter, better targeted, and more in line with what users are looking for, you need to have highly targeted, quality pages. Because of this, it is still very useful to have…

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Google Analytics Certification Study Guide – 2015

Google Analytics Certification Study Guide – 2015

A couple months ago, a group of us set out to get certified in Google Analytics. Luckily there were tons of awesome resources to help hold our hand through the process. Then a few days before I took the test (October 2014), Google had changed the entire format. (I know… shocker right). I really appreciated the additional resources and insights the community provided, and since all of that information is now a little out of date, I wanted to give…

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Top 7 Enterprise Social Networks

Top 7 Enterprise Social Networks

In light of Facebook’s new enterprise social network (ESN), Facebook at Work, launching in the app store (but only downloadable by a few key partners at this time) we thought it was a good time to review a few of the other top ESNs on the market. Now if your company has never considered implementing an enterprise social network you may be thinking, “Why would we go through the hassle of setting this up, how will it help the company?”…

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Instagram vs. Pinterest: What’s Best for Your Brand?

Instagram vs. Pinterest: What’s Best for Your Brand?

In the personal social media world, Instagram is where you add filters to your pictures so you don’t look so pale. Pinterest is where you pin all the outfits you’ll never be able to put together, and the food you will inevitably fail at cooking. (Or is that just me?) In the business world, using Instagram and Pinterest for marketing purposes is a whole different animal. Each serves a specific online marketing purpose and has its own benefits. Before you…

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Title Tags vs. H1 Headers: What’s the Difference?

Title Tags vs. H1 Headers: What’s the Difference?

When you develop online content, your HTML coding behind the scenes plays a big role in your search engine rankings, making Title Tags and H1 Headers all-important for SEO. Used correctly, they can increase your position in search engines. Used incorrectly, however, these tags can negatively impact rankings and even lead to penalties. That’s why we’re dedicating an entire post to the topic. By the end of this brief explanation, you’ll know the difference between Title Tags and H1 Headers,…

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How the 2014 Google Algorithm Shifts Will Shape SEO 2015

How the 2014 Google Algorithm Shifts Will Shape SEO 2015

Yet another year in the books, and depending on who you ask, there were fairly mixed results from the shake-ups out of Google this year.  With everything from Pandas and Penguins to HTTPS and Authorship, it’s been a busy year in the world of SEO, and while some sites had a rough year, others seemed to crawl out of the ashes back to prominence.  I suppose the question that could be asked at the beginning of each new year is,…

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What Do You Give an SEO for Christmas?

What Do You Give an SEO for Christmas?

Shopping for that special SEO in your life can seem like a daunting task, but fear not! The team at Volume Nine has compiled a list of some of their favorite nerd-a-licous wishlist items. Read on for amazing ideas for that super-geek you love so much! What to Wear For the fashion forward SEO (in their own special, geeky way), let them stay constantly connected even on the coldest of days gloves that have smarTouch technology or heat up with quick access…

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SEO Content Strategy Drives Results with a “Big Bang”!

SEO Content Strategy Drives Results with a “Big Bang”!

It’s not every day that the reward for an effective SEO content strategy is a product prominently displayed on a popular weekly TV show, but Clean Room World and their protective suit campaign did just that! In recent months, Clean Room World has worked to improve their organic visibility for the keywords “protective suit” and “Ebola protective suit” to educate their consumers on the difference between the two.  Not all protective suits are created equal, so you could understand the real…

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6 Tips for Starting an SEO Program in 2015

6 Tips for Starting an SEO Program in 2015

If 2014 flew by as fast for you as it did for us at Volume Nine, then you might also be scrambling for New Year’s resolution ideas to start 2015 off on the right foot. As a company new to the world of online marketing, starting an SEO program should be at the top of your resolutions. Below are 6 tips for starting a new SEO program and information on what to expect in 2015. 1. Set Goals First and…

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