Facebook Rolls Out Jobs Feature

Facebook Rolls Out Jobs Feature

You may have heard, but last week Facebook finally rolled out their Facebook jobs feature! Facebook has been hinting at this feature since winter of last year and we finally got to see it on Wednesday of this past week.  If you have ever thought, I want to share my job openings on social media, but LinkedIn is too expensive, this might be your answer. What You Need to Know Posting a job is easy, you can do it from…

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How Does Baidu Compare to Google? Need to Knows for SEOs

How Does Baidu Compare to Google? Need to Knows for SEOs

In 2016, China held the title for the largest population of internet consumers, reporting a total of 721 million users. To put that number in perspective, almost one-quarter of the world’s internet users now live in China. While Google maintains its status as the most popular search engine in the US (and many other countries), Baidu is still the undisputed leader when it comes to Chinese search. Data from 2015 shows Baidu claiming a whopping 80% of market share by…

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12 Deliciously Digital Valentines for 2017: XOXO, Volume Nine

12 Deliciously Digital Valentines for 2017: XOXO, Volume Nine

If you thought 2016 was the best year in Volume Nine’s Digital Valentine history, think again! Volume Nine loves you more than ever – so we created even more delightfully digital messages to share with your Valentine (or if you’re into SEO humor –> main squeeze, SO, better half, hunny bunch, snookums, life partner, “special friend”, bae, soulmate, arm candy, boo, beloved …). Happy Valentines Day from Volume Nine! “Are you on social media? Because I’ll follow you anywhere.” #ValentinesDay2017 Click…

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How to Beat Writer’s Block: 5 Tips to Spark Creativity

How to Beat Writer’s Block: 5 Tips to Spark Creativity

We all love that feeling when the creativity flows. Brilliant ideas, clever words, and a flawless title flow onto the page, making us feel like Hemingway or Shakespeare. However, for every creative burst, there’s the time spent staring at a blank document on the screen, typing and retyping mediocre first sentences and desperately Googling “how to beat writer’s block”. Unfortunately, everyone working in a creative role suffers from writer’s block at some point, or falls into an idea rut, feeling…

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3 Ways to Attract Customers With Product Experiences

3 Ways to Attract Customers With Product Experiences

Recently, consumer purchasing trends have been shifting towards purchasing experiences, not products.  A recent study revealed that purchasing products only brings happiness and satisfaction for a short time. There will always be something newer and better to want, and someone will always have it to flaunt in front of you. In contrast, spending money on experiences has been said to enlighten the consumer – an experience may bring new perspectives, personal growth, and lifelong memories. This shift towards purchasing experiences…

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#Hashtag Holidays – When They Are & How to Use Them [Infographic]

#Hashtag Holidays – When They Are & How to Use Them [Infographic]

When it comes to holidays, brands have been sharing their well-wishes for centuries. Traditional holidays like Independence Day and Thanksgiving have always had their time to shine, but in the 21st century we’re spicing it up! In addition to traditional holidays, social media offers opportunities for people and brands alike to celebrate days like Pi Day and National Bacon Day! I’ve created an infographic with two types of holidays; the commonly celebrated holidays and some unique holidays in each month…

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What Is the Google Mobile-first Indexing Update? What You Need to Know.

What Is the Google Mobile-first Indexing Update? What You Need to Know.

Google is in the process of rolling out a mobile-first index. What does mobile-first mean? How will the mobile-first index impact rankings? How can you prepare your website for the change? Those questions and more are answered below. First, let’s review how Google currently determines search results. Understanding the Current Google Index Google uses a complex algorithm to determine search results from day to day. How does the algorithm work? User engagement metrics and machine learning enable search engines to…

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How to Design Mobile Experience Around Millennials

How to Design Mobile Experience Around Millennials

To any website owner looking to sell, the words “mobile” and “millennial” are two terrifying words in the English language. Both are mysterious, ever-changing, and yet extremely important…but why? Like it or Not, You Care About Millennials Why? There are about 80 million U.S. Millennials (those aged 18-34 or born roughly 1980-2000), and the oldest of them are reaching peak purchasing power phases in their lives. How much power? About $200 billion worth annually. In 2017 that will be more than any…

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Call-to-Action Best Practices for Social Media

Call-to-Action Best Practices for Social Media

Read this blog post. Share this article. Shop Now. What influences a social media user to click-through and read your blog post? How do you make your social content click-worthy, shop-worthy, or engagement-worthy? A call-to-action (or CTA), is verbiage that instructs a reader on what to do next. In social media, a CTA can be in the post copy, the header in a social media ad, or as the button on a social media ad. Here are five best practices…

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It’s 2017: Time to Finally Remove “Link Building” From Your Vocabulary

It’s 2017: Time to Finally Remove “Link Building” From Your Vocabulary

Links have always been a hot topic in SEO. In fact, some would argue they are the hottest, as continued evidence suggests the links pointing to your site are the single most important ranking factor to organic success. So, two sentences into this blog post, the natural question you may be asking is, “If links are so important, why would you ask me to remove link-building from my digital marketing vernacular?” I sympathize with the confusion. It’s likely that links…

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