Ever Growing Social Media [Infographic]

Ever Growing Social Media [Infographic]

Twenty years ago, if you talked about sharing things on social media to a friend, the would look at you like you were a crazy person. Today, nearly 2.1 billion people are registered on at least one social media platform. Social media has gotten so big, we even have a whole day dedicated to it. So, in honor of Social Media Day 2015 , let’s review where social media has been, and where it might be in the future.

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Happy Social Media Day 2015! [Quiz]

Happy Social Media Day 2015! [Quiz]

Happy Social Media Day 2015! And in honor of this 6th anniversary of celebrating all things social, we created this quiz to get help you get to know your inner social self. What is your social media personality? Find out from the folks at Volume Nine. P.S. Don’t forget to share this quiz through social media! #SMDay

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Buyable Pins on Pinterest Now Available… Kinda

Buyable Pins on Pinterest Now Available… Kinda

If your online e-commerce business uses the platform Shopify to sell your products, you’re in luck! As of today, all brands using Shopify can sell their products directly from the pins themselves on Pinterest. Though some huge brands like Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom have been testing this out for a few weeks, Pinterest has now opened up the ability for others to join in on the massive retail opportunity. As of now, the feature is only available on mobile…

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5 Ridiculous Celebrity Social Media Feuds

5 Ridiculous Celebrity Social Media Feuds

Social Media Day is June 30, so naturally we thought we’d celebrate by highlighting some of the worst uses of social networking. (Or the best, depending on how you look at it) Let’s be honest, nobody is a winner in social media feuds. Titling this blog “ridiculous celebrity social media feuds” is a redundant statement, but we encourage you to read on to see who we think is less of a loser in each feud: 1. 50 Cent vs. Floyd Mayweather There…

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How to Win #1 Keyword Rankings for Your Business

How to Win #1 Keyword Rankings for Your Business

Your company has a website. The blog is updated regularly. But, it’s just not getting the traffic and sales leads you hoped for. All you want to do is win keyword rankings and get to the top of Google’s search results. You’re thinking, Why is this so difficult?  It’s all about optimizing your business website with highly targeted keywords. Your ultimate goal is to create a website with relevant, informative and intriguing information. It’s no longer good enough to write…

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2015 Ecommerce Holiday Planning

2015 Ecommerce Holiday Planning

It’s summer again – time for barbecues, fireworks and dragging your kids plus a bevy of toys and towels to the local pool. But, for savvy ecommerce and retail marketers, summer means more than just stocking up on sunscreen, it also means it’s time to start planning for the upcoming holiday season. To help you get more pool time in this summer, I put together a comprehensive guide for your organic traffic strategies for the holiday season. Before you dig…

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How to Optimize Your Ecommerce Website’s Navigation

How to Optimize Your Ecommerce Website’s Navigation

You can walk into any Walmart store anywhere in the world and pretty much know where to find what you’re looking for. This isn’t an accident – it’s the science of marketing. Decades of research went into designing store layouts that encourage shoppers to spend money. While the Internet differs from brick-and-mortar in many ways, the science of encouraging shoppers to buy remains the same. In the Internet age, leading potential customers where you want them to go is known…

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How to Establish Your Blog Tone and Personality

How to Establish Your Blog Tone and Personality

You have a blog. You have some posts. You may even have some traffic. But what about tone and personality? Do you have that? Why Do You Need Tone and Personality? Blog tone and personality is an often overlooked feature of company blogs. As writers or marketing teams, we become so focused on SEO or cranking out content that our posts become dull and lifeless. The problem with this is no one wants to read a post that’s dull and lifeless-…

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Facebook Bluetooth Beacons & Place Tips: Big News for Brick & Mortars

Facebook Bluetooth Beacons & Place Tips: Big News for Brick & Mortars

Facebook Beacons promise to add a new layer of interaction for in-store user experience. While Facebook announced Beacons in January 2014, little else was said until June 8th, 2015 when Facebook for Business shared that Beacons are now available for free to any business. This is excellent news for brick & mortar businesses seeking to engage new customers on social platforms and hopefully encourage repeat business. What Facebook Beacons Do: Using a Bluetooth signal, beacons send messaging to mobile Facebook…

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Is Tabbed Content Bad for SEO?

Is Tabbed Content Bad for SEO?

Recently there has been a lot of conversation around the ol’ SEO watercooler about tabbed content. Is it good, bad, useless, advantageous? We wanted to find out the deal with tabbed content so we put our brains together and came up with our most educated thoughts on the subject. First – does anyone know for sure how Google treats content across the board? Absolutely not, (at least for us schmucks that don’t work for Google) but that’s ok because we are very well-versed in…

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