Visualize This: Google Data Studio + Google Analytics

Visualize This: Google Data Studio + Google Analytics

Did you catch wind of one of the latest Google product releases? In May, Google announced Data Studio – their free, data visualization product (free version of Data Studio 360). And we are in love! What is Google Data Studio and what can I use it for? Simply stated, Google Data Studio is Google’s latest product release of their reporting and data visualization tool. No, it’s not part of the Google Analytics evolution. Instead, it’s a separate product that makes…

Continue Reading
What is Structured Data & How it’s Key to SEO [Infographic]

What is Structured Data & How it’s Key to SEO [Infographic]

Have you ever wondered what makes searches look the way they do on your desktop or mobile device? Whether searching Google from a phone, tablet, third-party service, or desktop, Google has its eye on your searches. Structured data is the key to making a website visible to searches across all these connected devices, search engines, and lifestyles as we move into a more integrated Internet of Things. What Is Structured Data? Per Google’s definition of structured data, it is ……

Continue Reading
How to Use Press Releases for SEO

How to Use Press Releases for SEO

The concept behind press releases is that they should be used to share newsworthy content with interested parties. Press releases can also be used to complement your existing SEO strategy which may already include a social presence, blogger outreach programs, blogging, or content marketing. That being said, press releases today no longer hold the same SEO value they did several years ago, as Google started recognizing that some companies were using them to gain backlinks, rather than sharing news topics….

Continue Reading
Denver Agencies’ #IceBucketChallenge Goes Viral

Denver Agencies’ #IceBucketChallenge Goes Viral

Earlier this week on Monday, August 11th the team at Volume Nine participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge. We nominated three other local agencies – Cactus, Karsh Hagan, and Booyah Advertising –  to take on the challenge,  and Cactus quickly responded with a video and then challenged three three new local businesses. Shortly thereafter, the Denver Egotist picked up our story. The ALS awareness campaign all began with Pete Frates, a Boston College baseball player, and has taken over social media…

Continue Reading
Happy Birthday, Colorado! 20 things we love about you.

Happy Birthday, Colorado! 20 things we love about you.

Colorado Day is celebrated on August 1st each year. This is the anniversary of Colorado’s statehood — President Ulysses S. Grant signed the proclamation admitting Colorado to the Union on August 1, 1876 making Colorado the 38th state. One of the great things about Colorado Day is the special perks that come with the state-wide pride: The Parks & Wildlife department offers free access to all Colorado state parks on this special day. According to Colorado Parks & Wildlife, the…

Continue Reading
Is Google+ Going Extinct?

Is Google+ Going Extinct?

NOTE: Additional Updates on Google+ and the conspiracy theories around it going away can be found at the end of this post. Google+ is not quite dying… Rather, it seems that it’s being put on the endangered species list. Last month Google had their Google I/O (“Invitation Only”) conference, and the agenda did not include Google+. In the past, Google has been known for pushing their social network Google+ onto their users. In fact, the agenda dedicated a full two-days worth of sessions…

Continue Reading
Boost Your New Product with an SEO-friendly Name

Boost Your New Product with an SEO-friendly Name

If you put your best efforts into developing a genius new product, give your brand-new idea a powerful and effective marketing boost by learning how to name a product for search engine optimization (SEO). To ensure your product name becomes a catchphrase that sticks with your target audience, there are a few key points to consider. First, a quick background for examples used below. One of our clients (name cannot be mentioned) identified an opportunity to improve on the current…

Continue Reading