PPC 101 – Introduction to Ad Buying
PPC campaigns can provide an excellent return on investment and generate high quality leads for your business. If you are considering a pay-per-click (PPC) campaign with either Google or Microsoft, it’s important to understand what you’re getting involved with before
5(ish) Tips for SEO Blog Post Writing from an SEO Blogger
Blogs are a key component of a website’s overall SEO. A blog can be an integral component for link building, helpful when establishing authority and trust with Google and your website visitors, and can serve as a platform to discuss
Is Lead Generation Considered Sales Or Marketing?
Lead generation is a multi-step process that is crucial to gain new customers and expand your company’s reach. While years ago lead generation was often considered solely the responsibility of the sales department, it has more recently been shown to
Should you install a Heatmap before a Redesign?
Website heatmaps are an incredibly useful and often under-utilized tool when it comes to understanding your website and its traffic. While heatmapping is not a panacea for all the issues you might be having, it will improve your perception of
Major Changes Shake Up Google Ads and What They Mean
Despite the ongoing turbulence currently engulfing the world, Google Ads has rolled out several new changes to the Internet’s largest ad distribution system in recent months.
Why Local Search is Critical for Health and Medical Sites
The importance of website search engine optimization (SEO) is widely acknowledged, but the significance of local search still tends to be overlooked – especially for health and medical websites. Medium and large businesses can dedicate the resources for full-scale SEO
Local SEO Benefits of Google My Business Posts
Every business owner is looking for ways to show up higher in Google searches for relevant local search terms. For this reason, your local business’s posts on Google My Business are more important than ever.
10 Tips for Successfully Working from Home
Switching to remote work because of the Covid-19 outbreak was probably a bit of a shock. Typical office camaraderie may have disappeared with social distancing, everyone is worried, and your usual discipline and focus might be lagging. Here at Efferent
E-A-T: What Is It and Why Is It So Important For SEO?
For SEO, staying up to date with Google’s recommendations is the name of the game, and while the EAT guidelines aren’t new, they’re taking on increased importance. In regards to SEO, EAT stands for Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness. It was
Favicons and Changes to Google’s Search Results Page
The Internet Has Come a Long Way Remember the dial-up days when your internet connection was a continuous phone call between the internet company and your computer? Dropped connections, downloads taking several hours, and picking up the phone only to
In Case You Missed It: Pressure on Facebook, Monetizing GMB, and Italian Regulators Look at Google
Pressure on Facebook Grows Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wrote a long opinion piece in the New York Times calling for Facebook to be broken into smaller, separate companies. Hughes is far from the first to do so. Presidential candidate Senator
In Case You Missed It: Instagram Hiding Likes, Pinterest’s IPO and more
TechCrunch tipster and reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong discovered a design change test in Instagram’s code for Android that would hide likes on Instagram posts. TechCrunch asked Instagram about the test and a spokesperson confirmed it. “We want your
How To Boost SEO Using Schema Markup
Schema markup has been in existence for years. Yet it’s still one of the least used optimization techniques in SEO. Search engines understand it, but do you? If not, we’re here to explain how incorporating schema into your SEO processes
In Case You Missed It: Instagram Adds In-App Checkout, Facebook Agrees to Change Targeting System, and more
Instagram Adds In-App Checkout for Brands Instagram has added a “Checkout on Instagram” button on the product page for certain retailers, allowing customers to purchase items without ever leaving the Instagram app. Checkout is currently being viewed as an attempt
In Case You Missed It: Facebook Hiring, Google Ad Testing and More
Facebook Sets Its Sights on Washington, D.C. Facebook is on a hiring spree in the nation’s capital and it appears to be directly geared to fighting off privacy legislation, and possible fines and antitrust actions against the company. Facebook is
9 Tips for Creating Google-Friendly Content
As anyone who makes any part of their living by writing will tell you, it’s imperative that you write for your intended audience. You wouldn’t write at a doctoral level for a children’s book, and you wouldn’t leave out industry-specific