The Top 5 Alternative Search Engines to Google

The Top 5 Alternative Search Engines to Google

With a market share of over 80% on a global scale, Google seems to be the undisputed and undefeated champion of search engines. It has at least 30 billion queries per month, and it’s powered by one of the most successful companies in history. Despite Google’s dominance of the search engine industry, it still has some competitors with unique benefits you may not find when you use Google. We’ve put together a list of some alternative search engines to check out,…

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V9 x DU Job Shadow Day: Meet Isbel Depner

V9 x DU Job Shadow Day: Meet Isbel Depner

This week, the team here at Volume Nine had the pleasure of hosting a student, Isbel Depner, as part of the University of Denver’s Job Shadow Program. As a V9er-for-the-day, Isbel got the opportunity to shadow various members of our team and chat with them about working in digital marketing and how to effectively network (wouldn’t we all like to know!). We sat down with Isbel at the end of the day to hear about her job shadow experience at Volume…

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The 7 Essential WordPress Plugins for Digital Marketing

The 7 Essential WordPress Plugins for Digital Marketing

If your business is using WordPress as your content management system, you’ve likely begun to discover some of the 50,000 plugins available on the site. Whether you want basic analytics data or an improved comments system, there is a WordPress plugin that can do just that. WordPress plugins capabilities also reach into digital marketing. There are a number of powerful plugins to make digital marketing on your site a breeze. Below, we’ve compiled a list of seven essential WordPress plugins…

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What is a Nofollow Link, and When Should I Use it?

What is a Nofollow Link, and When Should I Use it?

The world of SEO is constantly evolving, with new terminology and features coming and going as quickly as the next Google update. Most people with exposure to SEO will have heard about nofollow links, but to the uninitiated, it’s another one of those obscure terms you may have heard but never understood. We’re going to clear things up by defining nofollow links and explaining when they should be used. But first, a bit of context. Dofollow Links To really understand…

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What is SEO, and How Does it Benefit My Business?

What is SEO, and How Does it Benefit My Business?

Search engine optimization, or SEO, has become a common buzzword for businesses. While many people may have a general idea of what it is, understanding it is a bit more tricky. Here at Volume Nine, we live and breathe SEO, but we get that it can be a daunting topic for many people. If your knowledge of SEO doesn’t extend beyond “I think it has something to do with Google”, you’re in the right place. Below, we’ve compiled a high-level…

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What is an Editorial Calendar?

What is an Editorial Calendar?

The standard for content marketing has skyrocketed in recent years. With more and more businesses seeing the value of a solid content marketing strategy, along with search algorithms rewarding websites with high-quality content, good execution is a must. And good execution relies on great strategy. Here at Volume Nine, we believe that a good content marketing strategy starts with a solidly researched and planned editorial calendar. What is an editorial calendar, exactly? An editorial calendar is a calendar dedicated to…

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How Can Blogging Help My Business?

How Can Blogging Help My Business?

As a business owner or marketing manager, you’ve likely been told that blogging is a powerful way for getting the word out about your company. However, when done correctly, blogging can do much more than inform consumers about your products. If you’re on the fence about the efficacy of blogging, take it from us – blogging can help your business. Here are eight benefits you’ll see from starting and maintaining a company blog: Increase your page rankings Each time you…

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What We Learned at Denver Startup Week 2017

What We Learned at Denver Startup Week 2017

At Volume Nine, we’re obsessed with learning. From #team Slack threads packed with can’t-miss articles (shoutout to Moz’s Whiteboard Fridays) to lunch and learns, we’re always looking for new ways of innovating to help boost our clients’ brands. Last week, V9ers powered down our laptops to attend talks lead by some of the best and brightest minds in the Mile High City. We don’t want to say we dominated Denver Startup Week, but, as one attendee noted to V9er Sara…

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What is “Good Content,” and How Do I Create It?

What is “Good Content,” and How Do I Create It?

What is good content? Is there a formula for creating good content on a consistent basis? You betcha. Top performing content, including viral content, has some things that are easy to replicate. Use this eight-item checklist to crank out good content on a consistent basis. Is your content original? Whether you are composing a tweet with an image or using an image in a blog, an original image can be essential for your audience. Take the time to create a…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Developing a Content Marketing Strategy

The Beginner’s Guide to Developing a Content Marketing Strategy

More and more businesses are taking advantage of content marketing. In fact, it’s estimated that content marketing will be a 300 billion dollar industry by 2019. Good content marketing steadily drives leads while also enhancing a brand’s image. However, for many business owners and marketers, developing a content marketing strategy can seem like a daunting task. If you’re ready to dive into content marketing for your business but don’t know where to begin, we’ve put together a guide to help…

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