Archive: June, 2008

4 Tips for Agencies on Setting Client Expectations

Posted by Mark Thompson - June 16, 2008 - SEO

Setting the proper client expectations on the front-end is the key to any successful internet marketing campaign. Here is a list of things you should accomplish with your client before you start to implement your strategy. 1. Learning Their Objectives/Goals Before you can give advice as to what tactics would work best for them, you […]

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The 3 Tier Keyword Structure

Posted by Mark Thompson - June 12, 2008 - SEO

So are you optimizing your pages the right way??? Brad Fallon, a leading search marketer, discussed a great way to structure your keywords/phrases on your website. He broke it up into 3 tiers. I will use the example he uses on his Stompernet video. Brad owns an ecommerce site, selling wedding favors. 1st Tier Keywords […]

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Back to the Basics: Getting Started with Keyword Research

Posted by Mark Thompson - June 12, 2008 - SEM, SEO, Tools

Keyword Research is the foundation for any good search marketing campaign. Whether you are running a PPC campaign or optimizing your site for search engines, keyword research can make or break your search efforts. If you try to rank for keywords that are too broad you will end up lost in the mix. On the […]

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Web Developers: Educate Yourself with SEO Knowledge

Posted by Mark Thompson - June 11, 2008 - Design/Development, SEO

I am writing this post in regards to a recent article I read on HubSpot. Mike Volpe’s lists 7 reasons why marketing can’t trust the Webmaster with SEO. I agree with all 7 reasons but I feel the view from the Webmasters eyes needs to be known as well. I have been a web developer […]

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10 Tips on Finding the Right SEO Firm

Posted by Mark Thompson - June 10, 2008 - SEO

Choosing the right SEO company to work with can be challenging. You want to find a company who is ethical, easy to work with, has open communication, and can show you results.  There also are going to be responsibilities between the agency and the client that should be communicated.  Here is a good set of […]

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TubeMogul: Video Distribution Across Multiple Video Networks

Posted by Mark Thompson - June 9, 2008 - SEO, Tools

The Evolution of Video: With the growth of broadband internet usage and search engines migrating to universal search results, video on the web has become more prominent than ever. There are now hundreds of video sharing sites that allow anyone to upload their videos online and share them with your friends, colleagues and family. So […]

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Optimizing Your Contact Form to be a Lead Generating Machine

Posted by Mark Thompson - June 6, 2008 - Design/Development, SEO

There is nothing worse than leading your potential customer through a nicely designed sales funnel on your website and having them hit a huge road block when they get to the contact form. I am talking about those forms that require you to leave your complete life story, just to sign up for a newsletter. […]

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Live From SMX Seattle: Analytics Every SEO Needs To Know

Posted by Mark Thompson - June 5, 2008 - News, SEO

Moderator: Rand Fishkin, Co-Founder and CEO, SEOmoz Speakers: Brian Klais, Executive Vice President, Search, Netconcepts Laura Lippay, Group Program Manager, Search Strategy, Yahoo Jonah Stein, Founder, ItsTheROI Richard Zwicky, President, Enquisite Jonah Stein, 10 Essential Natural Search KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) Brand to Non-Brand Ratio Traffic Unique Pages How large is your site? Have many […]

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