Doing Good Week: Digital Marketing for Non-Profits

Doing Good Week: Digital Marketing for Non-Profits

Here at Volume Nine, we try to take time out of our busy schedules to give back to our community. We even shut down the office one day per year to host a community service project. Recently, we had the opportunity to combine some of our favorite things – digital marketing and community service – at Doing Good Week. Doing Good Week is a free event where non-profits can learn about everything they need to build their organization, from marketing…

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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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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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How Blogging Increased Organic Traffic by 421% [Case Study]

How Blogging Increased Organic Traffic by 421% [Case Study]

Here at Volume Nine, we love to vacation in the great outdoors. So when Limelight Hotels – a boutique hotel chain with locations in Aspen, CO and Ketchum, ID – approached us to help increase online awareness of their new hotel in Ketchum, we jumped at the opportunity. The Goals Increase organic traffic and visits to their Ketchum pages and blog, measured by website sessions to the pages and blog from organic traffic. Increase keywords ranking, measured by the number of keywords…

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Developing a Powerful Brand Strategy for Online Reviews

Developing a Powerful Brand Strategy for Online Reviews

Do you prioritize the importance of creating and implementing a strategy for your online business reviews? If so, you’re probably a big believer in the impact that reviews have on you business goal to win new customers… just like us over here at Volume Nine. So even if you aren’t paying attention to reviews about your business, you can almost guarantee that your customers are! Why Do Online Reviews Matter? Why Are They So Important To My Business? We often…

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5 Tips For Creating A Great Title For Your Blog Post

5 Tips For Creating A Great Title For Your Blog Post

Titles can make or break your blog’s success. Nowadays, internet users have a shorter attention span than a goldfish, so you have to get them hooked immediately with a great blog title that will catch their interest. Your title not only needs to captivate readers, but it also needs to be optimized for SEO and give readers an idea of the content. With all these factors, writing the perfect blog title may seem like a daunting task. To help you…

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Users vs. Sessions in Google Analytics in Layman’s Terms

Users vs. Sessions in Google Analytics in Layman’s Terms

Before 2014, when you logged into Google Analytics, you were given the category names “visits” & “unique visitors” to describe the website traffic you were receiving, which made sense. Then Google decided to quietly change that terminology to “sessions” and “users” which really makes a lot less sense unless you take the time to understand GA (sigh). The Gist of What Users Vs. Sessions in Google Analytics Means: Users = “Unique visitors”, or a person who has come to your…

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The Allure of Secure – Why Should you Migrate to HTTPS?

The Allure of Secure – Why Should you Migrate to HTTPS?

Year after year, SEOs talk about the importance of Google “suggestions” for all sites on the Internet. Recently, Google has strongly recommended migrating all sites to HTTPS, and we understand that can be a big decision for your business. It can be expensive, time-consuming, and just plain annoying, but it can also help you reach your customers more easily and effectively as you bathe in some Google SEO love. Users (Experience) First We truly believe that user experience is the…

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WordPress Vocabulary 101: What Digital Marketers Should Know

WordPress Vocabulary 101: What Digital Marketers Should Know

WordPress is our favorite CMS (content management system) here at Volume Nine. We love it for its versatility, customization, and SEO-friendliness. Since we’ve been working in WordPress for years, we sometimes forget that WordPress’s features and elements are named quirky things. Fair Warning: This isn’t the exhaustive WordPress vocabulary for developers. This is for digital marketers; to help you better communicate with developers, managers, and other vendors. Here are the most important things to know. WordPress Vocabulary (in Alphabetic Order) Category…

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Freelance Writer’s Questions: Answered by an Agency

Freelance Writer’s Questions: Answered by an Agency

Way back in January, Angela Tague, one of Volume Nine’s top contributors, took some time to answer some of my burning questions about how to better communicate with freelance writers. And by “some” time – I mean enough time to create not one, not two, but three posts-worth of advice. So … three months later, here I am finally answering a few of hers. Thanks for your tips, Angela. I hope you find these helpful! AT: Sometimes I feel like…

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