What are Accelerated Mobile Pages? (plus, when to use them)

What are Accelerated Mobile Pages? (plus, when to use them)

We’ve all been there– looking to show your friend the coolest news story about your hometown/favorite dog/celebrity crush–and your phone won’t load the post. Come on server, work with me! This frustration is common among users on mobile, so Google has introduced a creative solution to fix this. Let the celebrity gossip run rampant. What are Accelerated Mobile Pages? AMP, or accelerated mobile pages, are pages built with a new type of static HTML in a way that enables them to…

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Volume Nine Gets Upgraded

Volume Nine Gets Upgraded

This past summer Volume Nine was sweatin’. Bumping elbows. Going bananas over some missing forks. Our entire crew was stuffed into a single office space, sharing our kitchen (and valuable fridge space) with our neighbors. This wasn’t a horrible arrangement, but there were days when more space would have been a huge benefit. Well, no longer must we breathe on each other. We have officially taken over the entire office space. Celebration time. While we were expanding into our space,…

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Should I Use Amazon as Part of my eCommerce Strategy?

Should I Use Amazon as Part of my eCommerce Strategy?

If you have an eCommerce site, you probably have mixed feelings about selling on Amazon.com. Amazon can undercut prices and it can be hard to compete, but it can also be used as a marketing tool. Trust us. Read on. Online shoppers go through 3 stages in their buying journey:  Awareness, Consideration, and Decision. Amazon is most effective to users who are in the Decision making phase.  They have already decided what they want and are shopping for the best…

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Volume Nine Office Olympics to Celebrate Rio 2016

Volume Nine Office Olympics to Celebrate Rio 2016

Just because your company isn’t taking a group trip to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics doesn’t mean you have to miss out. In fact, you can bring the Olympics to your office! A number of team-building, morale-boosting and downright amusing office games can serve as your own version of the summer Olympics. So divvy up your teams, clear a stretch of floor space, and hold onto your seat (literally) for the fierce competitions of the V9 Office Olympic lineup….

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The New Google My Business Description Fields

The New Google My Business Description Fields

Google is making it ever more certain that GMB Descriptions hold little value, as they have removed the field from Google My Business and the Description field is no longer included when you download All Locations. Google Support confirmed that the GMB Introduction field “no longer exists”. How do I know this? Because I was chatting with them yesterday LITERALLY as Google was activating new navigation buttons for updating the GMB Introduction. While we were chatting, I noticed a button…

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Volume Nine’s Adventures in Colorado [Happy Colorado Day 2016!]

Volume Nine’s Adventures in Colorado [Happy Colorado Day 2016!]

Firstly, Happy Colorado Day! In order to celebrate, all state park entrance fees are waived, encouraging visitors and residents alike to get out there and have an adventure. Lucky for you, the Volume Nine team is a group of explorers, travelers, and health-nuts that have been to some pretty amazing places this past summer. I reached out and asked the team to share some of their favorite things they did stateside (so far) in summer 2016. So if you’re looking for…

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10 Ski Resort Content Marketing Strategies

10 Ski Resort Content Marketing Strategies

Skiing is big business. Last year was huge for the industry across the western United States. In 2015, Colorado saw a record 13 million+ ski visitors. Resorts in California and Utah recorded strong visit numbers as well, coming off of several years of drought in those states. This multi-billion dollar industry is seeing record gains across the board wherever you look. As with just about anything, with success comes competition. And nowhere is the ski resort competition more fierce than online. Because…

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Quick Update on How Google Treats Redirects

Quick Update on How Google Treats Redirects

Tl;dr: Google passes PageRank value for 30x redirects like they do for 301 redirects See: https://twitter.com/methode/status/757923179641839616 Google Is Treating Redirects Differently Getting the right kind of redirects can be tricky. Historically, we’ve recommended 301 permanent redirects for 99% of page moves. We did this because it was the right redirect for the situations, and the best way to quickly transfer over earned value from one URL to another. But now, we have a Google redirect update. Google is getting a…

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Things SEOs Can’t Even

Things SEOs Can’t Even

We have quite the powerhouse of SEOs here at Volume Nine. They have the skills, the knowledge, and the perfect response to mouthbreathers that think “SEO is dead.” (Yes, that was a Stranger Things reference- I’m obsessed.) I wanted to learn more about what makes SEOs tick– both the good and the bad. So I reached out and told them to LET LOOSE, to give me the things that get under their skin. The things that they loathe, hate, despise. The…

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How to Delete a Page from Your Site – The SEO Way

How to Delete a Page from Your Site – The SEO Way

Updating your website involves cleaning house, and you may have the urge to simply delete pages you think have become too old or outdated. But before you click any web pages off into oblivion, it’s imperative to know their traffic value, link value, popularity, and history. Just because a page is old doesn’t mean its content isn’t still valuable with your visitors and Google alike. Organic Traffic Value You may want to hang on to a page that brings you…

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