The Anatomy of an Effective Landing Page

There are many different ways to run a business online, and methods will vary depending on the industry, the target customer, and many other factors. Marketers are often concerned with gaining online exposure, increasing visibility, and attracting web traffic, but the ultimate (occasionally overlooked) goal for all online businesses is not simply generating interest — it’s generating […]

Can negative SEO really get your site penalized?

On April 24, Google introduced its Penguin update — a change to its algorithm that attempted to rectify issues associated with websites rich in low-quality links. These low-quality links include sponsored links, links referring back to unrelated websites, and those that refer back to sites whose anchor text repeat the same keywords, for example. In […]

Why the QR code is failing

They have become the standard violator appearing on advertising; in the corner of print ads, across billboards, on buses, or in pieces of direct mail. You’ve seen them; that little block of even littler squares. Unfortunately the technology behind QR codes was not invented for advertising and marketing; we are just co-opting its usage, and […]

Want to put all your efforts in Social Media? Think again…

A company’s website – not Social Media – is critical to online sales. In fact, company websites are the No. 1 source of online sales and seven times more effective than social media at customer acquisition, according to an article on ZDnet based on a joint study by marketing technology company Demandbase and online business […]

4 Creative Ways to Attract More Visitors to Your Website

“How can I get more website visitors?” This is one of the most common questions I hear from clients, frustrated at the lack of business their website brings them. Often, there isn’t much wrong with the site itself — it’s professionally designed, and the portfolio is full of gorgeous work. But it just sits there, […]

Clicks That Cost: How Google Made Over $32 Billion Last Year

In the past four quarters, Google made a whopping $32.2 billion in advertising revenues. Today, WordStream, a provider of search marketing software, published a nice infographic showing the twenty most expensive keyword categories in AdWords. At the top of the list is “insurance”, with a top CPC (cost per click) of almost $55. There are […]