The Essential SEO Website Launch Checklist

The Essential SEO Website Launch Checklist

Launching a new website is always a very tricky prospect from an SEO perspective. Without taking the proper steps and precautions, a launch has the potential to result in a dramatic loss of SEO rankings and traffic. It is essential to have a comprehensive SEO strategy and checklist for any website launch or re-design. What are the key elements of a website launch checklist to avoid SEO pitfalls? The items below are core pieces of a launch support to identify…

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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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How to Compete with Amazon this Holiday Season (and Win)

How to Compete with Amazon this Holiday Season (and Win)

So, you want to compete with Amazon, the Goliath of e-commerce and founder of two-day shipping? While admittedly this is no small feat, don’t lose hope. There are some tactical and important things you can do this holiday season to better compete with Amazon. To waste no time, let’s get right to it. Offer Free Shipping Free shipping is now the standard. For some businesses, this is a massive hurdle, but users have come to expect quick, free shipping from…

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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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The Technical SEO Checklist – What Really Matters?

The Technical SEO Checklist – What Really Matters?

Technical SEO issues can often get in the way of you leveraging the ranking and traffic potential of content campaigns. So it makes sense for you to make sure all of the technical problems are found and addressed before you start with creating and optimizing content and on-page elements. You can use this technical SEO checklist to make sure your technical SEO is solid before moving on to the “left brain” stuff. Google Search Console (GSC) Trying to do technical…

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15 Best Practices for an Awesome Company Blog

15 Best Practices for an Awesome Company Blog

Whether your company has decided to start its first blog or you’ve been blogging for a while, you’re on the right track! A company blog, when done correctly, has the power to drive organic traffic to your site, increase your search rankings, position you as a thought leader in your industry, and, ultimately, boost your sales. However, these awesome results are dependent on whether your blog follows some key company blog best practices. If not, you may just be wasting…

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5 Tips For Content Sharing Across Social Platforms

5 Tips For Content Sharing Across Social Platforms

Among the insights in the Social Media Examiner’s 2017 report on the social media marketing industry was a significant finding regarding the importance of content sharing on social media. Of 5,700 marketers surveyed, 92% responded that social media was important to their business. The refrain that social media marketing is some passing trend continues to fade into irrelevance with each passing year. Even in our digital age, not everyone knows how to leverage the power of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram,…

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How to Make An Engaging Facebook Video

How to Make An Engaging Facebook Video

A Facebook video should be like a good joke: entertaining, memorable, and short enough to keep your audience engaged. Whether your company has been dabbling in Facebook video for a while or is just testing it out, a few tips will help you make an awesome video to drive engagement. Here are our recommendations for how to make an engaging Facebook video: Technical Recommendations Don’t rely on sound 85% of videos on Facebook are viewed without sound, so your video…

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The Essential Guide to Image Optimization for SEO

The Essential Guide to Image Optimization for SEO

When you hear the term “search engine optimization”, you may think of content optimized with keywords or page indexes. However, there is one often-overlooked factor that contributes to your site’s rankings – images. There are many parts of SEO image optimization that you should consider so that your images and related content show up on the first page of search results. Here is a breakdown of what high-level things you need to be aware of to start maximizing your image…

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