7 Ways To Speed Up Your Website

7 Ways To Speed Up Your Website

As technology has made access to websites faster and more reliable, users don’t have as much patience as they once did. When a page loads too slowly, they’re likely to move on. A fast website creates a positive experience and increases the chances that a user will stay on your site and return later. It can also boost your search engine rankings, as Google takes loading speed into account when determining page rankings. When building or modifying your website, you…

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V9 Takes Denver Digital Summit 2017

V9 Takes Denver Digital Summit 2017

Another year, another Denver Digital Summit! V9 was a proud partner of the 2017 Denver Digital Summit, where the keynote speakers were better than ever! (Shout out to @MorganSpurlock for showing us your sweet dance moves, and to Seth Godin for giving us a ton of quotable material!) If you’re reading this thinking “Doh! I can’t believe I missed the Digital Summit this year,” fear not! The Digital Summit Conference Series still has 8 more stops in 2017. If hitting the…

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What Content Should You Include Above the Fold?

What Content Should You Include Above the Fold?

Let’s face it, attention spans are dwindling. You know within two seconds if you’ll continue engaging with a video, blog post or news article. Being able to identify if something is going to add value to your life in seconds helps us conserve our cognitive resources and ensures we are paying attention to the most relevant and pertinent information. Psychologists call this phenomenon “thin-slicing.” Your readers’ reduced attention spans mean that the above the fold content (what is visible before…

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6 Benefits of Social Media Marketing

6 Benefits of Social Media Marketing

Maybe you’re a social media specialist in desperate need of reinforcement. You’ve answered, “What’s the value of social media for our company?” one too many times – this week. Or maybe you’re a CMO or the VP of Marketing struggling to understand the real value of social media marketing. You’ve fallen asleep trying to calculate the ROI from social media marketing efforts. Regardless of your position or your brand, everyone reading this has one big thing in common: Your customers…

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Mitch Hedberg and Meat Water, Oh My! Pitch Lab Comes to V9

Mitch Hedberg and Meat Water, Oh My! Pitch Lab Comes to V9

Here at Volume Nine, everyone joins in on a client pitch at some point, whether we’re leading the charge or there for support. While some of us are natural public speakers and thrive when pitching, others prefer to remain safely behind screens, making SEO magic happen. No matter our personal feelings about public speaking, everyone here at Volume Nine was excited to have Jay Mays, founder of Pitch Lab, stop by for an afternoon “beer-and-learn” talk recently. Jay did stand-up…

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Should You Put Your Blog in a Subdirectory or Subdomain?

Should You Put Your Blog in a Subdirectory or Subdomain?

Among Internet marketers, a hotly debated topic is whether you should use a subdirectory or a subdomain for your blog. Though search engines have not provided a definitive answer, Google has hinted that their algorithm shows no preference between the two methods. However, evidence has repeatedly shown that subdirectories work better for SEO purposes. Here’s why: What are subdomains and subdirectories? URL Structures: A blog hosted on a subdirectory would have a URL such as www.v9seo.com/blog. Conversely, a blog on…

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What is the Facebook Pixel, and Why Should You Use it?

What is the Facebook Pixel, and Why Should You Use it?

If you’re marketing on Facebook, you probably have an idea just how powerful social media has become for e-commerce. In fact, according to Forbes and Fortune, social media – particularly Facebook – is now vying with search engines for the largest share of referral traffic on the web.  Understanding and implementing the Facebook Pixel should rise to the top of your to-do list. What is the Facebook Pixel? The Facebook Pixel is an analytics tool that gives you better insight…

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The Latest on Google+ [June 2017]

The Latest on Google+ [June 2017]

Is Google Plus Dead? For the past two years, we’ve read headlines about Google Plus like: Google+ Is Toast, Burnt Toast Google+ Is Walking Dead Farewell, Google+, We Hardly Knew Ye Google+ Impending Doom Inside the failure of Google+ On the flip side, we were also reading headlines like: Google Phases Out Google+ Even Further – Or Does It? Why You Should Stop Asking Is Google Plus Dead Google Plus Is Small, But Still Not Dead Yet The Latest on…

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What is Content Marketing?

What is Content Marketing?

You’ve likely seen the words “content marketing” on marketing blogs as something you should be doing to boost your business. While it’s true that content marketing can have powerful effects on your business, let’s start with the basics. What is content marketing exactly, and how can it help your company? What is content marketing? If you ask Google to define content marketing, it will tell you that, “content marketing involves the creation and sharing of online material that does not…

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5 Tips for iPhone Video Content Creation

5 Tips for iPhone Video Content Creation

Anyone not living under a rock realizes that video content is booming. YouTube gets over 30 million visits per day. Facebook is investing millions of dollars in live streaming. Businesses and influencers are making seven figures from advertising on their videos. In other words, video content is king. And while professionally shot, commercial-quality content is valuable, sometimes it’s better to be cost effective and create something on your iPhone. We know this concept well and are ready to share some…

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