For years, SEO conversations have revolved around the use of keywords, but today we are beginning to see the decline of the keyword craze and the growth of consumer-influenced content.Google’s focus is narrowing in on user experience. This means the search engine is now more concerned with how users interact with the search tool and what they do after the search than how closely the words in their search queries match the words used on website pages.
If you’ve been keeping up with digital marketing trends this year, you already know that video marketing is a hot topic. You see video everywhere—on websites, social media, sporting events, business/corporate events, on your smart TV, and more. Video content is here and is here to stay. The Blue Frog team learned from Salma Jafri, a video content strategist and speaker at INBOUND 2017, that 64% of your audience says marketing videos influence their purchase decisions. That being said, if you don’t currently have a video marketing strategy in place, it’s time to start thinking about one—and thinking about it seriously.
Topics: Video Marketing
In the world of marketing, people have started to become more interested in something called account-based marketing (ABM). ABM is a form of strategic business marketing where a business takes a customer account or individual prospect and treats it like its own market. ABM is most relevant to B2B and is typically practiced by enterprise-level sales organizations because it’s very helpful for businesses with multiple stakeholders.
Your business faces several challenges every day. While some hurdles are harder to clear than others, figuring out how to best market your products and services doesn’t have to keep you up all night. Implementing inbound marketing strategies can help solve many of your common business challenges.
What sets a beautiful website apart from the rest? It has a design that is not only visually appealing but also communicates credibility and trustworthiness. Your website is often the first place you interact with potential customers, making it an essential place to start building a lasting relationship. Here are several tips that can help you build your website’s credibility and gain visitors’ trust.
Topics: Web Design
The landscape of search engine optimization is ever-changing. Incorporating keywords throughout your online content the correct way is essential for SEO. So, what is the right way to use keywords on your website? The first rule to remember is to only use keywords in natural, reader-friendly ways. Keyword stuffing will undermine the quality of your content, and search engines may penalize you.
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To pick the best inbound marketing agency for you and your business, you need to do your research. This is crucial because you’ll be investing your money—and more importantly, your trust—with them. You will most likely stick with this inbound marketing agency for years to come so going through the following questions will set you and your business up for success in the long run.
Topics: Inbound Marketing
If you aren’t familiar with what buyer personas are, basically they are a way for you turn your ideal customer into a fictional character. This helps you to visualize them as a living, breathing person so you can imagine your customer is sitting across the table from you when creating new inbound marketing strategies and content. Having a solid understanding of your personas will empower you to implement marketing strategies specifically tailored to your clients.
Topics: Inbound Marketing
In November 2017, Google extended the length of meta description that displays in their search results. A meta description is the short explanation of what a person will find if they click the link to a website. This description can be seen with the website link in search results on Google, Yahoo, or Bing, or on social media platforms (most notably Facebook’s). While meta descriptions aren't a direct Google ranking factor, they do offer searchers insight into what they can find on your site, which will help attract relevant visitors and can affect the click through rate to your website.
If you want an online presence that helps increase awareness of your business and nurtures relationships with potential customers, it’s essential to have a user friendly website. By prioritizing search engine optimization (SEO) and following web design best practices, you can create a beautiful and functional website that can increase business. Below is a website usability checklist you can reference when making fundamental updates to your design, navigation, and other important site features.
Topics: Web Design