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Cody Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in ANY search … Continue reading 

West Virginia Housing Development Fund Taps iA to Create TV Spots for New Loan Program

by Carl Varney @ Image Associates

What do an adorable little girl, two disgruntled moving men, four square dancers, a frazzled family and an eighties rocker have in common? They are all part of two TV spots created by iA to promote the West Virginia Housing Development Fund’s new “Movin Up” home loan program. The program was designed for existing homeowners

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Hire a Marketing Agency To Help Your Business

by Cindy @ Top Marketing Agency

A marketing agency can, and should, be a huge asset to your business. Especially if you have no full time marketing staff of your own, an agency will give you access to professionals who understand everything from creating compelling copy to building web pages that will convert your web visitors ...

How Diversity Affects Healthcare

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

Like the rest of the country, Iowa is growing more and more diverse every year. The state expects an upcoming […]

Best Seo Rawlins Wyoming

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Top 25 Digital Marketing Articles – Week of 10/06/17

by Morgan Dowling @ UpCity

This week’s roundup, includes tips to create an effective Email Marketing strategy, make your content more engaging, and influence customer engagement with SEO. Learn how to use your CRM software in the right manner, and create a Social Media plan. We’ve covered all of this news and, much more, below! From the UpCity Blog: Entermotion […]

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Heavy Rain and Severe Weather Possible Friday

by Zach Sharpe @ Iowa Storm Chasing Network

Rain has been on the increase this afternoon, and will continue to spread to the north throughout this evening and on into Friday. Heavy rain appears likely across a large portion of the state, with a few severe storms possible, mainly across southwest Iowa. The Weather Prediction Center has placed […]

SEO Services in Marcola OR

by JAROSLAW CHROBOT @ Small Business Marketing

Professional SEO services can lift your site above your competitors. According to SEO experts, they help business owners deliver their sites to top rank search engines. They ensure that the site has a unique setting that attracts Internet users. Search engine optimization experts apply the newest analytics service, which has a positive impact on a […]

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Add a Spotify Playlist to your Blog

by noreply@blogger.com (Matthew Wilson) @ UNI Digital Advertising

I've noticed a lot of students are writing about music this semester. One of the challenges with music writing in the past has been trying to give the reader an idea of what the music sounds like without actually playing the music.

Today, however, you have other options - some of you have been embedding YouTube videos in your blog posts. That works - but can also be distracting.

Here is one way to just share songs and playlists with your blog readers using Spotify.

You can share songs on Spotify (like this awesome Thelonius Monk tune):




Or you can share entire Spotify playlists (Like this playlist of highly recommended jazz tunage):



How do you do it? Follow these steps:

  1. Download and Install Spotify. Create an account (the basic account is free - supported by ads which may interrupt your music listening).
  2. Search for music that you like and create a playlist that you want to share.
  3. Right click [PC] or control click [Mac] on the name of your playlist and select "Publish" if it is not already checked.
  4. Right click [PC] or control click [Mac] on the name of your playlist and select "Copy Embed Code".
  5. Go to Blogger and create a new post. Go into "HTML" mode and paste the embed code.
  6. Preview your blog post. Look OK? Great - Click "Publish"!
CAVEAT: Your reader must have Spotify installed to listen to your playlist.

Easy, huh?  This works for almost any website or blog platform, not just Blogger.  So what are you waiting for? Go try it on your own blog! And for those about to rock, I salute you! 

How, What and Why of Headings for SEO

by Katie L @ Nash Creative Co. | Iowa Web Design and Marketing

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing some simple steps we can take to increase your website’s rankings when it comes to search engines. This is called SEO. Another simple way to get your site to the top of the list is to properly utilize headings. What are headings? Headings are those areas of […]

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The Fantastic Four of SEO

by Alyssa Connell @ Connell Communications

Have you ever wondered why your SEO is lagging? Even when you have the basics down, your analytics are still not showing progress. SEO plugins are installed on your site. Meta descriptions are in. Plugins are updated monthly. Our experts at Connell Communications share four vital steps to improving your SEO without having to hire […]

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West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association Gets a New Site

by Carl Varney @ Image Associates

The West Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association (WVNLA) approached Image Associates with an outdated, non-dynamic HTML web site.  Updates could only be performed by the site’s developer, as there was no Content Management System (CMS) and no database.  In addition to an updated design and CMS, the organization had a number of feature requests, which

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How and Why You Should Blog

by Katie L @ Nash Creative Co. | Iowa Web Design and Marketing

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Social House Drink Specials

by Social House Cedar Falls @ Social House

Check out our drink specials menu below! Come on down to the Social House in Cedar Falls, we offer a wide variety of beers on tap and bottles accompanied with a Specialty Drink menu that has something for everyone.

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Google My Business: The Business Directory That Tops ALL Business Directories

by Jeff Millett @ TheSEOWhiz.com

In the SEO world there is often arguments disputing the the true value gained by submitting to business directories. According to many, some directories can be beneficial while others can be dangerous. Despite all the arguments that can be had

Relevance: What is it and How Does it Lend to SEO?

by Katie L @ Nash Creative Co. | Iowa Web Design and Marketing

A few weeks ago, we discussed what SEO, or search engine optimization is. Today, we are going to discuss how you can improve your SEO and attract more visitors to your website using one of the main components of SEO, relevance. Because, as we all know, a pretty website does no good if no one […]

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On Page SEO 101: Meta Descriptions

by Jeff Millett @ TheSEOWhiz.com

Meta descriptions are funny. Yes, they serve a major purpose. And they absolutely do some great marketing work. Unlike every other aspect of SEO, though, they don’t necessarily do anything for your search ranking. Yes, this is one place where

Closure of Iowa AHEC Program

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

It is with mixed sentiment that we announce the closure of the Iowa AHEC Program, effective Aug. 31, 2013. The […]

7 Important Search Engine Optimization Tips to Utilize in 2017

by Cindy @ Top Marketing Agency

SEO or search engine optimization continues to be a valid and profitable way to gain online viewers and increase conversions. While there were many changes instituted in 2016 that affect websites and internet crawlers, SEO trends in 2017 remain strong and should still be utilized. These 7 tips will ensure you ...

Are Website Builders Actually Free?

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

The majority of website builder brands offer a free account which allows users access to the basic features and building tools. A handful of website builders provide a limited trial period to allow users to get comfortable with the service before paying for the subscription – these are generally the more complex and sophisticated website builders.

The free accounts generally provide users with a subdomain, for example yourname.wix.com, yourname.websitebuilder.com or yourname.squarespace.com users can then publish their site under this URL. If you publish your site on a free account you will notice that it has many advertising banners for the website builder brand that you chose, this doesn’t make your site look particularly appealing to your customers and visitors. Our advice is if you have never used a website builder before or it’s your first time designing a website use the free account to get used to the editor and the features it offers and then when you want … Continue reading

Frontier Communications Seeing Great Results From Custom Value Pricing Commercial

by Carl Varney @ Image Associates

Image Associates’ client Frontier Communications is reporting great results from their recent Custom Value Pricing TV campaign. The campaign, which is currently running in West Virginia and Myrtle Beach, SC, has more than exceeded the company’s expectations in terms of in-bound telephone calls and web page visits. If you want your phone to ring with

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Client Spotlight: Empowering Fitness

by Katie L @ Nash Creative Co. | Iowa Web Design and Marketing

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Mountain State Agency Alliance Web Site

by Carl Varney @ Image Associates

Image Associates recently completed work on a new web site for the Mountain State Agency Alliance.  The one-page scrolling site is built on the foundation of WordPress and incorporates a number of modern features lacking in their old design: All content of the site is available on the site’s home page. Lazy loading (loads as

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Can Someone Please Explain Bounce Rate?

by SEOteric User @ SEOteric

One of the most common questions we get when looking at Google Analytics data is “What is Bounce Rate?“. Bounce rate is a tricky little metric that can be deceiving at first glance. Let’s go ahead and define a “Bounce” as “when a web site visitor only views a single page on a website, that... CONTINUE READING

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Communities Debate Potential Mine Near Mt. St. Helens

by Planetizen @ Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Fishermen, former loggers, and conservationists are just some of the groups with a stake in whether a mining operation takes root in Washington state.

10 Reasons Social Marketing is Worth the Effort

by Cindy @ Top Marketing Agency

While social marketing has proven to be an excellent way to advertise your business when used in conjunction with additional marketing techniques, the results are sometimes not as rapid as we would prefer. There are 10 reasons to stick with this marketing strategy: The development of a community with shared interests ...

SEO Services in Luck WI

by JAROSLAW CHROBOT @ Small Business Marketing

As a small business owner, building a web site is just part of the process of getting your business noticed online. SEOin Luck WI 54853is undoubtedly a key part of the puzzle, and websites that get the best rankings from search engines, naturally tend to get the most organic traffic as well. Often however, small […]

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Preparing to Sell SEO to Small Businesses

by Pete Rufo @ UpCity

Whether you’re an established business who has decided to start offering SEO services or you’ve just decided to branch off on your own and start an agency, selling SEO is harder now that it has ever been. Just like in anything else you do for your business, you have to prepare and selling SEO, in particular, […]

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Social Marketing Works: Here’s How

by Cindy @ Top Marketing Agency

All business owners recognize the importance and necessity of effective marketing. Questions arise, however, when you consider what types of marketing avenues should be utilized to reap the most benefits. When you choose to take advantage of social marketing to advertise your business, you expect big results. You want more ...

New Web Site for WVU Parkersburg

by Carl Varney @ Image Associates

The new West Virginia University Parkersburg (WVUP) web site, produced by Image Associates, went live on August 16, 2013, just in time for the first week of their fall semester.  Built on WordPress, the site represents a vast improvement over what they had before.  Their previous site was entirely static, with html pages being added

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How Google Search Works in 2006

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Infographic shows how search works, from the perspective of a content creator, starting with their content & following it through the indexing & ranking process.

As users have shifted to mobile devices, the limited screen size of the devices have pushed search engines to squeeze out & displace publishers with their own self-hosted information in an effort to offset the poor usability offered by tiny devices, while ensuring the search habit does not decline.

The philosophy of modern search has thus moved away from starting with information and connecting it to an audience, to starting with the user and customizing the result page to them.

“The biggest three challenges for us still will be mobile, mobile, mobile”.

Best Seo Emblem Wyoming

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Best Seo Emblem Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

SEO Services in Saratoga WY

by JAROSLAW CHROBOT @ Small Business Marketing

Professional SEO services can lift your site above your competitors. According to SEO experts, they help business owners deliver their sites to top rank search engines. They ensure that the site has a unique setting that attracts Internet users. Search engine optimization experts apply the newest analytics service, which has a positive impact on a […]

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Converting More Customers With Better Funneling

by SEOteric User @ SEOteric

Increase Website Conversions with Featured Content One of the best ways to capture the attention of your website visitors is to quickly show them what they are looking for. When a website visitor visits your website, you have just a few seconds to capture their attention. During that brief first impression period, they have to... CONTINUE READING

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March Dog of the Month

by admin @ Dog Guard of Iowa

Haley and Corey Yearian from Williamsburg have five children and a five month old Teddy Bear named Owen.  As you can imagine, their lives are very hectic and worrying about Owen was one thing they didn’t need to add to her list of concerns.  If he was ever loose, he would take off running.  In […]

Demographic Research: 5 Free Resources to Find Your Audience

by Kiyo Wiesnoski @ UpCity

In addition to guest posting on the UpCity blog, Adlava is featured as a Top Web Designer in Las Vegas. Check out their profile here. While there are many great premium data brokers that provide detailed insights on demographics and behavior, not all of these resources are accessible to small or mid-size companies with smaller budgets. Sure, the AdWords Keyword Planner […]

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Why You Need Social Media

by admin @ LocalX Marketing

Social Content Management one of the most important facets to the success of small businesses today. It’s the best way for local citizens to find you and interact with you. It also gives a sense of community and gives you a chance to customize local perception about your business. Social media is low cost, high […]

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What You Might Learn By Visiting Med School

by LeahGrout @ Iowa Health Careers

In February, Norwalk High School’s Anatomy and Physiology Class in Norwalk, IA, took a field trip to visit Des Moines […]

January Dog of the Month

by admin @ Dog Guard of Iowa

Bob and Susan Sinclair from rural Williamsburg recently got a Christmas puppy. Sophie is an 11 week old Labrador. They previously had an Invisible Fence system for their last dog. They have done a lot of building and excavating, so the wire needed to be replaced. We took their system in on-trade and replaced it […]

Heavy Rain Through Sunday

by Zach Sharpe @ Iowa Storm Chasing Network

After today, a wet several days are on tap for Iowa, especially central to southern portions of the state. If you have any outdoor activities/chores to take care of, today is your day to get it done, as skies should be mostly to partly cloudy with temperatures near 70 degrees. […]

Google Getting It Right

by SEOteric User @ SEOteric

Google has been rolling out updates and changes for a while now, and every time there is a “significant” update, the web stirs up with analysis and break downs on what the changes are, who got penalized, and what percentage of websites are affected. These changes really affect the SEO industry as a whole and... CONTINUE READING

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Search Engine Optimization Burlington Wyoming

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Search Engine Optimization Burlington Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked … Continue reading 

Seo Agency Basin Wyoming

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Seo Agency Basin Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

Severe Weather and Heavy Rain Possible Tonight

by Zach Sharpe @ Iowa Storm Chasing Network

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon into evening. These storms will be marginally severe, with hail and damaging wind gusts the primary threat. There is also the possibility a few storms may become surface based, and would pose a very small tornado potential. This potential would exist from […]

How to use social media for your marketing in three easy steps.

by Alyssa Connell @ Connell Communications

How does your business use the potential of social media? What are your relevant platforms? Where do you see the best results come from? Connell Communications experts say the best results come from an integrated strategy: a healthy blend of traditional marketing and PR with a strong mix of social media. But what’s the best social media strategy for your business?

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Post with Link

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Tip Tuesday: Using Blogging for Your Organization

by Katie L @ Nash Creative Co. | Iowa Web Design and Marketing

Our first installment of Tip Tuesday covered how and why you should blog. Today, we want to highlight how one of our clients is using blogging to make life easier. First Congregational Church in Parkersburg, Iowa is in the process of undergoing renovations in their sanctuary. This means two things. First, the sanctuary may be […]

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Get Seo Cowley Wyoming

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Get Seo Cowley Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

Image Associates Creates Marketing Materials for West Virginia Capital Access Program

by Carl Varney @ Image Associates

Image Associates recently completed a series of assignments for the West Virginia Capital Access Program (WVCAP). West Virginia received $13.1 million in funding for lending to small businesses over the next two years, through the U. S. Treasury. The WVCAP has been created to administer the funding. The program is targeted to assist creditworthy West

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Major Google Algorithm Updates Explained

by Jordan Stella @ UpCity

The Google ranking algorithm is constantly changing. Multiple times a day, Google introduces small tweaks, but every now and then, they implement larger changes that more dramatically alter the SERPs. It can certainly be hard for SEO professionals to keep up with all these changes, so this post will give a brief overview of some of […]

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Does It Matter Who Builds Your Website?

by SEOteric User @ SEOteric

Your Website Developer Matters – Part 1 You need a website, but aren’t sure what direction to go. You see commercials about $199 websites, getting a website for $9.99 a month, and then see companies charging thousands of dollars for websites.  Is there a difference in these services, and which one is right for you?... CONTINUE READING

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Buy Seo Byron Wyoming

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Buy Seo Byron Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

Why your current SEO approach isn’t enough.

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Customers are more empowered than ever before.

Technology and connectivity have completely changed our lives, especially in terms of how and where we spend our money.

This has also led to a power-shift, where people have almost total control of what they see and experience online. This is in turn “causing havoc” for businesses and forcing them to evolve quickly.

It also doesn’t help that the online experience is full of noise; many sites are just a wall of ads, messages and assorted brand clutter. Users now have multimedia and multi-device habits and therefore have multiple means of escape.

All of this has led to search evolving into ‘discovery marketing’. In fact marketers are now shifting money away from paid search into content marketing and other means of being discovered organically.

Challenges

There are major challenges to organic search.

25% of US online adults find new websites and info through Facebook now.

Google is taking over its own … Continue reading

Get Ready Now: Google Aims to Launch Mobile-First Index in 2018

by Cindy @ Top Marketing Agency

According to Google webmaster trends analyst Gary Illyes, the leading search engine will likely not be prepared to launch its mobile-first index until 2018. This is several months later than originally projected, which means you now have more time to prepare your website. What is a mobile-first index? SearchEngineLand.com put it ...

Choose from 3 Effective PPC Marketing Strategies for Your Business

by Cindy @ Top Marketing Agency

Employing PPC marketing (or Pay Per Click) is an excellent way to increase online viewership and convert visitors into paying customers. It is not necessary to utilize complex algorithms for success with pay-per-click marketing. By adhering to 3 basic search strategies of improving branding, maximizing your budget and maximizing your profit, ...

The Social House – We’re Officially Open!

by Social House Cedar Falls @ Social House

We’re officially open! It’s been a long road but we are so excited to announce our official opening to the public. We’d like to invite you to visit our What’s On Tap? page, which is our forum for all things Social House! Not only will you get to see what we’ll have on tap at […]

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Social Media Project Roundup, Fall 2013: Part 1

by noreply@blogger.com (Matthew Wilson) @ UNI Digital Advertising

Every semester, my Digital Advertising students work very hard on a massive project: To develop a professional brand using social media. 

I just finished looking through all of the projects and wanted to take a moment to praise their work and note a few special honors.

The Big Picture

From August 30 - November 15, 2013, my 42 #unidigadv students accomplished the following:
  • Posted a total of 13,184 tweets on Twitter
  • Gained a total of 3,382 followers on Twitter
  • Earned an average score of 45 on Klout
  • Added 3,023 connections on LinkedIn
  • Published 383 blog posts on Blogger
  • Earned 28,625 pageviews from visitors to their blogs
Impressive numbers.  Tweet volume topped my Spring classes by nearly 60% and blog pageviews were up over 20%.  This is a class that has something to say - and has successfully connected with an audience.
 

    TWITTER

    Top 5 Most Voracious Tweeters
    Tweeting is one of those things that seems very easy at first glance - until you do it every day in support of a professional brand.  That's hard work!  Here are the top five #unidigadv Tweeps by Tweet volume:
    1. @flynn_becca - 2,580 Tweets
    2. @kwolthoff - 1,792 Tweets
    3. @ZachHanood - 1,173 Tweets
    4. @Indi_indie_art - 1,018 Tweets
    5. @allyswinton - 794 Tweets
       
    Top 5 Most Added Followers
    If you want to wield influence on Twitter, you need followers.  Here are the students who added the most followers during the semester.
    1. @Indi_indie_art - added 303 followers
    2. @NFLFantasyHub - added 253 followers
    3. @flynn_becca - added 236 followers
    4. @SchoolComes2nd - added 218 followers
    5. @FroYoAndCardio - added 184 followers
       

    KLOUT

    Who has the most Klout?
    Klout is not a perfect measure of social media influence (sometimes it seems to have a mind of its own), but for what it's worth, here are our five most influential class members according to Klout:  

    (Note: Current scores are shown, but students are ranked in the order of their scores as of Nov 15, 2013)
     








    LINKEDIN

    Most Connected on LinkedIn
    When job hunting, who you know is often as important as who you are.  Here are the top five most connected class members on LinkedIn:
    1. Mandy Vrieze - 309 Connections
    2. Adam VanDooren - 276 Connections
    3. Shauna Happel - 219 Connections
    4. Bailey Anderson - 211 Connections
    5. Sarah Ormsby - 202 Connections
    Most Skilled
    Anyone can SAY that they are skilled in "Social Media Marketing", but an endorsed skill on LInkedIn means that another professional has vouched for you to confirm that you know your stuff. These four had the most number of skills that gained endorsements:
    Most Recommended
    These three had the greatest number of recommendations by others on LinkedIn:


    Did you have any favorite Tweeps or Linkedin connections that deserve special mention?  Tell me about why they're awesome in the comments!

    Up next: A post on the best student blogs of Fall semester, 2013.  Stay tuned.

    SEO Services in Siler City NC

    by JAROSLAW CHROBOT @ Small Business Marketing

    When choosing an SEO services company in Siler City NC 27344, you should consider a few things to be able to make the right choice. It is important to note that good search engine optimization (SEO) for your website means more business for you. This is because it will lead to more visibility of your […]

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    Seo Company Wamsutter Wyoming

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    Seo Company Wamsutter Wyoming SEO = Search Engine Optimization, basically it is being able to rank on the top of ANY search engine for a given search that a potential client is looking for. The higher you are ranked in … Continue reading 

    Tip Tuesday

    by Katie L @ Nash Creative Co. | Iowa Web Design and Marketing

    Welcome to our first post in a series we are calling “Tip Tuesday”. Since starting Nash Creative Co. almost 5 years ago, I’ve learned that they key to making a small business work is to make money, save money and save time. As we all know, this is easier said than done.  Thankfully, there are […]

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    Why You Should Take Advantage of PPC Marketing

    by Cindy @ Top Marketing Agency

    Has your website been languishing because of few visitors and even fewer purchases? This is an excellent time to reevaluate your online marketing strategy. It may be the perfect time to institute a new technique. PPC marketing, or pay-per-click, is straightforward to initiate, delivers fast results, and is highly cost ...

    Update Your Digital Footprint in 2017

    by admin @ LocalX Marketing

    85% of today’s customers research online before working with a new company or buying a new product. It’s up to your digital footprints to lead your potential customers to trusting and choosing you. Without a digital footprint your company looks out-of-date, underfunded, and even untrustworthy. Not having a digital presence in today’s world can literally […]

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    SEO Services in Sandston VA

    by JAROSLAW CHROBOT @ Small Business Marketing

    As a small business owner, building a web site is just part of the process of getting your business noticed online. SEOin Sandston VA 23150is undoubtedly a key part of the puzzle, and websites that get the best rankings from search engines, naturally tend to get the most organic traffic as well. Often however, small […]

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    On Page SEO 101: A Free 3 Day Course

    by Jeff Millett @ TheSEOWhiz.com

    Search engine optimization is the only way to rise above the masses of poorly marketed websites and create something that your would-be customers can actually find. While there’s quite a bit you can do in the social space and in

    Animated Frontier Spot Goes National

    by Carl Varney @ Image Associates

    A new thirty-second Frontier Communications spot produced by iAproductions for West Virginia markets has been picked up for use by multiple Frontier regional business units. The spot titled Best Gift Ever employs kinetic typography and animation to herald Frontier’s holiday customer promotion. The spot offers customers a $450 Apple gift card as an incentive to

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    On Page SEO 101: Content

    by Jeff Millett @ TheSEOWhiz.com

    When it comes to SEO, content’s king. It’s where you use all the tips and tricks in your repertoire to drive up your score with Google’s ranking algorithms and it’s certainly where you get most of your engagement with readers.

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    by noreply@blogger.com (Matthew Wilson) @ UNI Digital Advertising

    Every semester, my UNI Digital Advertising students work very hard on a massive project: To develop a professional brand based on their personal interests using social media. 

    Unfortunately, after the Spring semester in 2015 I neglected to post a "roundup" article on all of my student work that semester. After multiple requests from students, I am finally posting this now!

    With that said, let's take a moment to praise their work and note a few special honors.

    The Big Picture

    It's always astounding to me what my classes can accomplish in little under three months.  By measuring our activity and engagement on social media, we can quickly evaluate our performance with quantitative metrics.

    From January through April 2015, my 47 #unidigadv students accomplished the following:
    • Posted a total of 7,733 tweets on Twitter
    • Gained a total of 6,799 followers on Twitter
    • Earned an average score of 46 on Klout
    • Added 3,792 connections on LinkedIn
    • Published 477 blog posts on Blogger or WordPress blogs
    • Earned a record-breaking 91,763 pageviews on their blogs

      TWITTER

      Most Prolific
      Tweeting is one of those things that seems very easy at first glance - until you do it every day in support of a professional brand. Here are the top five #unidigadv Tweeps by Tweet volume (Note: I only counted original tweets for this - retweets did not count!):
      1. Patricia Zubrod @TrishZubrod - 326 Tweets
      2. Nick Nielsen @12nnielsen - 311 Tweets
      3. Morganne Murphy @trekkintraveler - 184 Tweets
      4. Casey Roegner @StayIowan - 172 Tweets
      5. Kara Schemmel @glutenisnotme - 158 Tweets
         
      Most Followers Gained
      If you want to wield influence on Twitter, you need followers.  Here are the students who added the most followers during the semester.
      1. Emily Nibaur @GrabUrPopcorn - added 367 followers
      2. Danyang Wang @AuroraDreammask - added 261 followers
      3. Taylor Conger @_FEMvertising - added 257 followers
      4. Autumn Alitz @autsblog - added 162 followers
      5. Melissa Wulfekuhle - @nutrifit2015 - added 161 followers
         
      Most Klout
      Klout measures your social media influence. It is a decent measure of engagement over all of the social channels we utilized in class. Here are the highest scorers:
      1. Daniel Vorwerk - Klout score: 64
      2. Keevin O'Rourke - Klout score: 60

      LINKEDIN

      Most Connections Gained
      When job hunting, who you know is often as important as who you are.  Here are the class members who gained the most connections on LinkedIn during this project:
      1. Tucker Collins +282 connections
      2. Tony McDermott +169 connections
      3. (tie) Scout Morehouse +158 connections
               Sean Ford +158 connections
      4. Morganne Murphy +157 connections
      Most Overall Connections
      Some students already had a huge network of professional contacts on Linkedin. Here are the most well-connected class members overall:
      1. Grant Zieser - 497 connections
      2. Daniel Vorwerk - 423 connections
      3. Tim Luchtefeld - 429 connections
      4. Mitchel Christoffel - 357 connections
      5. Mike Caraway - 353 connections
      Highest Quality Profiles
      Working to build a high quality Linkedin Profile can help you stand out to potential employers.  The following students all had excellent quality profiles:
      Most Recommended
      These three students had the greatest number of recommendations by others on LinkedIn:


      BLOGS

      The real content was being generated on student blogs, where students developed unique and original posts related to their professional brand.  They then attempted to organically attract an audience of readers - a difficult challenge!

      Most Visited Blogs 

      We had EIGHT students who earned over 2,000 pageviews to their blog during the course of the semester - they did a fantastic job attracting and engaging their visitors.  Browse through their blogs and see what they came up with:
      1. Amanda Hackenmiller - The Busyy Beauty - 30,757 pageviews
      2. Andrew McIlleny - True Motorsports Enthusiast - 6,993 pageviews 
      3. Grant Zieser - Life After ISU - 4,283 pageviews
      4. Brittany Bunger - Fashion Gives Back - 1,751 pageviews
      5. Daniel Vorwerk - Coffee Snobs - 2,943 pageviews
      6. Haley Rahe - My Sister's Closet - 2,371 pageviews
      7. Nick Nielsen - Pop Star Social - 2,267 pageviews
      8. Amanda Mcavoy - Iowa Brewtiful - 2,080 pageviews

      Special Honors

      Most Viral Blog Post
      Mandy Hackenmiller - "15 Things I Learned in College" (Record Breaker!)
      Mandy's personal brand was called The Busyy Beauty and focused on health and beauty tips for those on a busy schedule.  Her blog received fairly decent traffic - around 1,000 pageviews - that is, up until April 6, 2015.  Close to the end of the project, she tried something a little different and more personal in nature - a list article about the life lessons she learned in college.  

      Perhaps due to the time of year - as many across the country were preparing to graduate high school or college - Mandy's post went viral. Big time. In the course of seven days following the publication of her blog post, her blog received 29,132 pageviews!

      Second Runner up: 
      Andrew McIlhenny - "4g63 - Best Bang for Buck 4 Cylinder?"
      Andrew blogged all semester about the automotive enthusiast world - but only garnered a few hundred pageviews. The week before the project was due he wrote an lengthy opinion piece on his favorite 4 cylinder engine: the Mitsubishi 4g63. Sharing it with a few Facebook groups of passionate gearheads earned Andrew over 6,500 pageviews in less than a week!

      Best Interviews
      Nick Nielsen - Pop Star Social interviews with Kingsley and Misty Kingma
      Nick landed some serious interviews for his blog on social media and celebrity culture with Youtube personalities Kingsley and Misty Kingma. With millions of subscribers between them, it demonstrates the strength of Nick's personal brand that he was able to earn exclusive personal interviews with them.

      Best Entrepreneur Blogs
      Keevin O'Rourke - The Startup Students
      Michael Caraway - How 'Bout Now (HBN)
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      Best Advertising Blog
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      by noreply@blogger.com (Matthew Wilson) @ UNI Digital Advertising

      Every semester, my Digital Advertising students work very hard on a massive project: To develop a professional brand using social media. I just finished looking through all of the projects and wanted to take a moment to praise their work and note a few special honors.

      The Big Picture


      From January 20 - April 15, my 48 #unidigadv students accomplished the following:
      • Posted a total of 8,477 tweets on Twitter
      • Gained a total of 2,758 followers on Twitter
      • Earned an average score of 47 on Klout
      • Added 3,857 connections on LinkedIn
      • Earned 484 endorsements on LinkedIn
      • Published 494 blog posts on Blogger
      • Earned 23,805 pageviews from visitors to their blogs
      That's a lot of work!  I congratulate you on your diligence.
       

        TWITTER

        Top 5 Most Voracious Tweeters
        Tweeting is one of those things that seems very easy at first glance - until you do it every day and start running out of ideas of what to talk about.  Here are the top five #unidigadv Tweeps by Tweet volume:
        1. @kmonopoly - 616 Tweets
        2. @abby_meyers - 503 Tweets
        3. @GreenChild1 - 409 Tweets
        4. @kayleighgree - 389 Tweets
        5. @PaigeAshleigh99 - 352 Tweets
           
        Top 5 Most Added Followers
        If you want to wield influence on Twitter, you need followers.  Here are the students who added the most followers during the semester.
        1. @CraftBrewCF - added 260 followers
        2. @BeyondTheRadio - added 180 followers
        3. @GreenChild1 - added 150 followers
        4. @HoldTheWheat - added 134 followers
        5. @EarthlyPrint - added 118 followers
           

        KLOUT

        Who has the most Klout?
        Klout is not a perfect measure of social media influence (sometimes it seems to have a mind of its own), but for what it's worth, here are our five most influential class members according to Klout:
         








        LINKEDIN

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        When job hunting, who you know is often as important as who you are.  Here are the top five most connected class members on LinkedIn:
        1. Kayleigh Green - 309 Connections
        2. Antoine Costello - 245 Connections
        3. McKayla Hackfort - 187 Connections
        4. Ian Huntley - 183 Connections
        5. Rachael Faust - 172 Connections
           
        Best Linkedin Profiles
        These four did a fantastic job with their LinkedIn profiles - They stuck out as particularly exceptional. 
        Did you have any favorite Tweeps or Linkedin connections that deserve special mention?  Tell me about why they're awesome in the comments!

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        by noreply@blogger.com (Matthew Wilson) @ UNI Digital Advertising

        Every semester, my UNI Digital Advertising students work very hard on a massive project: To develop a professional brand based on their personal interests using social media. 

        Let's take a moment to praise their work and note a few special honors.

        The Big Picture

        It's always astounding to me what my classes can accomplish in little under three months.  By measuring our activity and engagement on social media, we can quickly evaluate our performance with quantitative metrics.

        From mid-January through April 18, 2016, my 48 #unidigadv students accomplished the following:
        • Posted a total of 5,656 tweets on Twitter
        • Gained a total of 5,262 followers on Twitter
        • Earned an average score of 40 on Klout
        • Added 3,570 connections on LinkedIn
        • Published 400 blog posts on Blogger or WordPress blogs
        • Earned 41,711 pageviews from 15,829 visitors to their blogs

          TWITTER

          Most Prolific
          Tweeting is one of those things that seems very easy at first glance - until you do it every day in support of a professional brand.  That's hard work!  Here are the top five #unidigadv Tweeps by Tweet volume (I only counted original tweets for this - retweets did not count!):
          1. Rob Bremner @BlockParty1520 - 527 Tweets
          2. Melissa Curtis @SnapsMacsBooks - 270 Tweets
          3. Katelyn Kozak @k_dcreative - 179 Tweets
          4. Jeffery Johnson @VirtualRundown - 160 Tweets
          5. Jimmy Terronez @techwebfun - 154 Tweets
          Most Followers Gained
          If you want to wield influence on Twitter, you need followers.  Here are the students who added the most followers during the semester.
          1. Scott Burak @AdFlies - added 352 followers
          2. Parker Harrington @pv_only - added 331 followers
          3. Jeffery Johnson @VirtualRundown - added 320 followers
          4. Carson Zhou @zhouzhecheng - added 287 followers
          5. Travis Miller @securegadgets - added 316 followers
             

          LINKEDIN

          Most Connections Gained
          When job hunting, who you know is often as important as who you are.  Here are the class members who gained the most connections on LinkedIn during this project:
          1. Jeffery Johnson +851 connections
          2. Trenton Schulte +359 connections
          3. Natalie Siems +239 connections
          4. Mary Kluesner +148 connections
          5. Olivia Ballhagen +142 connections
          Most Overall Connections
          Some students already had a huge network of professional contacts on Linkedin. Here are the most well-connected class members overall:
          1. Jeffery Johnson - 911 connections
          2. Jamal White - 728 connections
          3. Trenton Schulte - 647 connections
          4. Carson Zhou - 536 connections
          5. Alyssa Meeker - 533 connections
          Highest Quality Profiles
          A high quality Linkedin profile can help you stand out to potential employers. The following students had outstanding profiles:
          Most Recommended
          These two students had the greatest number of recommendations by others on LinkedIn:


          BLOGS

          The real content was being generated on student blogs, where students developed unique and original posts related to their professional brand.  They then attempted to organically attract an audience of readers - a difficult challenge!

          Most Visited Blogs 

          We had SIX students who earned over 1,500 pageviews to their blog during the course of the semester - they did a fantastic job attracting and engaging their visitors.  Browse through their blogs and see what they came up with:
          1. Natalie Siems - Textbook Chic - 6,261 pageviews
          2. MC Pham - Vietnamese Cuisine - 2,198 pageviews
          3. Adisa Skrebo - Adisa Glam - 2,081 pageviews
          4. Josh Berendes - Berendes Media - 1,884 pageviews
          5. Lindsay Moore - Moore to Grow - 1,829 pageviews
          6. Teresa Connelly - Run Like A Millennial - 1,539 pageviews

          Special Honors

          Fashion Blogger of the Year
          Natalie Siems - Textbook Chic

          Natalie proved once and for all that fashion blogs rule. Her ambitious fashion blog is the #3 most visited #unidigadv blog of all time!

          Best Advertising Blog
          Carson Zhou - Social China 101
          Carson did an excellent job explaining how Chinese social media marketing works - learning about Weibo and WeChat was definitely fascinating.

          Thespian's Award (TIE)Abbie Takes - Engaging Theatre
          Abbie did an excellent job looking at some of the top theatres in the country and how they are successfully using social media to promote the theatrical arts.

          Zach Champlain - The Modern Backstage
          Zach is really into theatre lighting technology - and he clearly knows a lot about it. His blog seemed very helpful and relevant.


          Most Literate (TIE)
          A fun, readable blog that was authentically passionate about marketing college libraries.

          Ali Henkle - Book 'Em Blog
          If you like reading books - you'll enjoy Ali's blog. It is always good to have a student who gets my Harry Potter jokes.

          Most Tech Savvy
          Lydia Anderson - Histortech
          Lydia revealed a whole new world of connections between archeology, history, and technology that were fascinating and very well-written.

          Funnest Read
          Jimmy Terronez - Tech Web Fun
          I don't know why I liked reading Jimmy's blog - but I really did. Maybe it was the Spongebob animated GIFs. Maybe it was his YouTube video of Jimmy's celebrity impressions. But the fun always made the content more interesting and readable.

          Thanks again for a great semester - if you get nostalgic you can always tune into #unidigadv on Twitter and help the newbies out!

          Did you have a favorite blog this semester that I didn't mention?  Tell me about it in the comments!

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          by noreply@blogger.com (Matthew Wilson) @ UNI Digital Advertising

          Every semester, my UNI Digital Advertising students work very hard on a massive project: To develop a professional brand based on their personal interests using social media. 

          Let's take a moment to praise their work and note a few special honors.

          The Big Picture

          It's always astounding to me what my classes can accomplish in little under three months.  By measuring our activity and engagement on social media, we can quickly evaluate our performance with quantitative metrics.

          From early September through November 18, 2015, my 43 #unidigadv students accomplished the following:
          • Posted a total of 6,066 tweets on Twitter
          • Gained a total of 5,691 followers on Twitter
          • Earned an average score of 44 on Klout
          • Added 2,471 connections on LinkedIn
          • Published 397 blog posts on Blogger or WordPress blogs
          • Earned 35,565 pageviews from 11,733 visitors to their blogs

            TWITTER

            Most Prolific
            Tweeting is one of those things that seems very easy at first glance - until you do it every day in support of a professional brand.  That's hard work!  Here are the top five #unidigadv Tweeps by Tweet volume (I only counted original tweets for this - retweets did not count!):
            1. Christian Nichols @SpawnCampGaming - 258 Tweets
            2. Ryan Smith @DestinyReveal - 229 Tweets
            3. Matthew Moody @onevideogameguy - 223 Tweets
            4. Staci Langel @markithealth - 199 Tweets
            5. Eldina Siljkovic @BasicallyHID - 186 Tweets
               
            Most Followers Gained
            If you want to wield influence on Twitter, you need followers.  Here are the students who added the most followers during the semester.
            1. Griffin Kuntz @StrongFarms - added 1,146 followers (Record Breaker!)
              This is a class record for a personal brand!
            2. Spencer Moser @ComposerMoser - added 393 followers
            3. Tyler Meier @GamerGuyTy - added 322 followers
            4. Morgan Sanders @PrintsFuture - added 264 followers
            5. Valerie Yeltman @DrupalNewb - added 222 followers
               

            LINKEDIN

            Most Connections Gained
            When job hunting, who you know is often as important as who you are.  Here are the class members who gained the most connections on LinkedIn during this project:
            1. Rhydian Talbot +226 connections
            2. Taylor Aitchison +171 connections
            3. Spencer Moser +150 connections
            4. Brandon McConnell +128 connections
            5. Griffin Kuntz +105 connections
            Most Overall Connections
            Some students already had a huge network of professional contacts on Linkedin. Here are the most well-connected class members overall:
            1. Griffin Kuntz - 866 connections
            2. Austin Hansen - 487 connections
            3. Taylor Aitchison - 453 connections
            4. Rhydian Talbot - 418 connections
            5. Jake Schmidt - 377 connections
            Highest Quality Profiles
            Working to build a high quality Linkedin Profile can help you stand out to potential employers.  The following students all had excellent quality profiles:
            Most Recommended
            These three students had the greatest number of recommendations by others on LinkedIn:


            BLOGS

            The real content was being generated on student blogs, where students developed unique and original posts related to their professional brand.  They then attempted to organically attract an audience of readers - a difficult challenge!

            Most Visited Blogs 

            We had SEVEN students who earned over 1,500 pageviews to their blog during the course of the semester - they did a fantastic job attracting and engaging their visitors.  Browse through their blogs and see what they came up with:
            1. Rhydian Talbot - Campus Chripsters - 2,307 pageviews
            2. Isak Knivsland - DIY Isak - 2,106 pageviews 
            3. Spencer Moser - Composer Moser - 2,024 pageviews
            4. Taylor Aitchison - California Dreams Marketer - 1,751 pageviews
            5. Valerie Yeltman - Drupal Newb - 1,591 pageviews
            6. Morgan Maiers - The Next Chapter - 1,582 pageviews
            7. Griffin Kuntz - Strong Farms - 1,575 pageviews

            Special Honors

            Most Integrated Brand
            Christian NicholsSpawn Camp Gaming
            Christian's impressive brand (offering news about the video game industry) integrated not only his Twitter profile, but also his custom YouTube channel, his Twitch channel, and a custom Facebook page. The Spawn Camp Gaming site had its own URL and is nicely integrated across a variety of social channels.

            Strongest Writing
            Rhydian TalbotCampus Chripsters
            Rhydian is a master of verbiage, and her blog on Christian Hipsters (Chripsters) offers some of the most playful and well-crafted copy you will read. 

            Best Design
            Dana Potter - Redder
            For a blog about color theory in interactive design, one would expect nothing less than the beautifully crafted design of Redder. It also contained excellent posts on color and UI design.

            Most Resonant Brand
            Griffin Kuntz Strong Farms
            Griffin's authentic understanding of farming and ability to connect and inspire other farmers on Twitter created a strong brand that delivered strong results. Earning over 1,100 Twitter followers also set a new class record for a personal brand. 

            Best Personal Brand Logo
            Jake Sweezy - DJ Sweezy
            It's techno - it's fun.  I love it!


            Best Sports Brand
            Austin Eller - The Money in Sports
            A lot of students like the idea of a sports-related blog, but few can find a truly unique focus that is different than everything else out there. By using his background in Finance to look more closely at the financial aspects of sports, Austin found a niche that is a real winner.

            Most Helevant Blog
            Isak Knivsland - DIY Isak
            "Helevant" is a term I coined that means both helpful and relevant. Sort of like "hella relevant". Isak's blog offered helpful and relevant production tips on sampling beats and creating EDM/hip hop tracks that were excellent for a beginner, often incorporating many original examples embedded in each post as sound clips. This is the type of blog that is sure to earn hundreds (if not thousands) of additional pageviews in the coming years due to organic search traffic.

            Most Poetic Blog
            Aaron SprengelerClasp
            Aaron's blog was a showcase for his poignant animated GIFs (cinemagrams) and thought-provoking creative writing. Note that the load time is a little slow due to the large GIF files.

            Biggest Win
            Morgan Sanders - Print's Future
            When she started her project, Morgan was full of anxiety about her topic. "What do I know about the future of the print industry?", she worried. After putting a lot of work into her Twitter presence and blog, Morgan was contacted by a company that specializes in social media marketing for companies involved in the print industry. They offered her a job based on her work on this project!

            Thanks again for a great semester - if you get nostalgic you can always tune into #unidigadv on Twitter and help the newbies out!

            Did you have a favorite blog this semester that I didn't mention?  Tell me about it in the comments!