Email Debt Forgiveness Day: Guilt Free Replying!

Email Debt Forgiveness Day: Guilt Free Replying!

You’re in debt. I’m in debt. In fact, I am willing to bet that we’re all in debt. I’m not talking about financial debt, I’m talking about all those emails you owe. My Email Debt Confessional Right now, I am in a lot of debt. You see, I have this terrible habit of multitasking. Even though it’s been pretty well documented that multitasking is ineffective and actually makes you less productive, I still do it. I can’t help it. So…

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Snapchat for Business: Should Brands Take it Seriously?

Snapchat for Business: Should Brands Take it Seriously?

According to U.S. Census data, more than 60% of U.S. 13 to 34 year-old smartphone users are on Snapchat.  And they’re not just downloading the app to never use it again. These users are engaged, with 60% of snapchatters creating content every day, and a shocking 8 billion videos viewed daily by users. Yes, every single day! Working and living in the social media world, I’ve been a Snapchatter for years. To me, Snapchat is a mix of the best…

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Are You a Webmaster or a Web Disaster? [Quiz]

Are You a Webmaster or a Web Disaster? [Quiz]

A few weeks ago, we created an awesome V9 Guide to Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. It crunches all the important information into a skimmable doc, which is great for reviewing your knowledge. In case you didn’t see this, you can view and download it here: If you did see this and think you’re hot stuff, we challenge you to take our quiz. This quiz is great for those looking to get into an SEO firm, widen their SEO knowledge, and/or have…

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Big Brands Need SEO Too – Part 2

Big Brands Need SEO Too – Part 2

Big Brands & Content Relevance Google is getting smarter. It’s no longer good enough to fill your website or social media feeds with pages of content, hoping your URLs will get indexed. The text must be highly focused and relevant to your industry. Content usefulness and search intent is at the root of why someone is using a search engine. So, Google wants to make sure that your website is truly targeted to what someone wants to find in their…

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Big Brands Need SEO Too – Part 1

Big Brands Need SEO Too – Part 1

The times they are a changin’, but one thing still holds true. Big brands need to focus on search engine optimization (SEO) as they push ahead with social media and content marketing efforts in 2016. It’s a Portable World This year mobile usage is projected to surpass desktop search practices by a landslide, and Google is taking note. Websites that don’t offer mobile friendly options are being punished when it comes to search engine rankings. But just being mobile friendly…

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Facebook F8 Conference Announces Instant Articles for All Brands

Facebook F8 Conference Announces Instant Articles for All Brands

The Facebook F8 Conference kicked off in San Fran today and there is no shortage of new things marketers need to know. Zuck and his fellow Facebookers have dropped huge amounts of knowledge, announcements and updates for people using Facebook for business. Updated messaging features, new developer API capabilities and my favorite – the rollout of Instant Articles to all publishers. Until today, this instant articles feature had only been available to a select few big players and partners. What are…

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“Secret” Facebook Inbox: How to View & Why It Exists

“Secret” Facebook Inbox: How to View & Why It Exists

Secrets don’t make friends, especially when you haven’t been notified that they’re trying to find you …on Facebook. You may have heard the uproar last week about Facebook’s super “secret” inbox that’s associated with every personal account. That’s right, if you have a Facebook account, you too have a secret inbox. What Is the Secret Facebook Inbox? This additional inbox is Facebook’s attempt to make sure you have a spam-free user experience. Its algorithm automatically filters any messages you receive…

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26 Benefits of Blogging for Business

26 Benefits of Blogging for Business

Your business flaunts a mobile friendly, responsive website. Your “About” page glows with rich company history. And, you even offer a free helpful white paper download to your visitors. But, when’s the last time you added fresh content to your site? Did you know Google digs it when you continuously add content to your site? In fact, if you’re not adding helpful, niche-specific information to your website regularly, your web site building efforts are in danger of sinking to the murky…

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Happy April Fools’! Here Are Our Tried & True Office Pranks

Happy April Fools’! Here Are Our Tried & True Office Pranks

Happy April Fools’ Day and presumably weekend! We take serious pride in our ability to wreck and blindside someone with a clever prank and we’ve been saving up our ideas for the past year or so. Today is the day where we pull back the curtain and show you all the documented pranks we’ve pulled on co-workers. Disclaimer: no one was injured in the making of these pranks. Farm on a Desk This prank was done to Katelyn when she was out…

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7 Cool Things You Never Knew about the Internet

7 Cool Things You Never Knew about the Internet

When you consider how much of our lives today revolve around the Internet, it’s hard to imagine that just a few decades ago, the Internet didn’t even exist. Even if you’re part of a generation that never knew life without it, I bet there are a few things you never knew about the Internet. Feel free to use this information to dazzle your friends at your next happy hour. Or, if you’re not impressed – add some fun facts of…

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