INBOUND ACCELERATOR

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How To Create Great Website Content In 12 Steps

September 09,2020 | BY: Scott Muff

The importance of high-quality website content is hard to underestimate.

As was noted in the latest survey report on website strategy released by JONES and our partner HubSpot:

“In the end, (a website’s) goal must be to provide users with the information they want, when and where they need it.”

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Topics: SEO, Website, Content, Audits, Content Creation

How To Optimize PDF Documents On Your Website (If You Must Use Them)

July 14,2020 | BY: Scott Muff

PDF documents are a frequently used file type for all kinds of marketing content, from restaurant menus to case studies, whitepapers, reports and instruction manuals. In some cases, businesses have relied on them as a quick and easy way of placing formatted content on their websites. But with the rise of mobile devices as the public’s primary means of accessing the internet, PDFs may not be the best choice.

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Topics: SEO, Website, Content Creation, Content Strategy

Your Everything SEO Checklist

July 08,2020 | BY: Scott Muff

When it comes to SEO there are so many different things to remember, it helps to have it all in front of you to see what you might be forgetting. This handy infographic from Leapfroggr provides a great visual reminder and checklist for your search engine optimization efforts.

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Topics: SEO, Inbound Marketing, Strategy, Content Marketing, Content Strategy

Why You Should Start A Business Blog Now: SEO & Lead Generation

May 12,2020 | BY: Scott Muff

Business blogs have been around for more than a decade, and in some reports they are losing ground to other content strategies in marketers’ arsenals. So, if you don’t already have a business blog, why should you start one now?

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Topics: SEO, Lead Generation, Business Blog

Don’t Let “Page Not Found” Drag Down Your Website Performance

March 25,2020 | BY: Scott Muff

We’ve all run into it at some point: a broken link. Maybe you were following a trail of backlinks to try to get the origin of some statistic (I’ve traced many back trying to find out just how outdated a social media or digital marketing stat might be — you’d be amazed at how long some things continue to circulate!). Or maybe you discovered an error on your own website that explained why some pages weren’t getting the traffic you thought they should.

Either way, a 404 error is more than just irritating. For your website, it could mean serious damage to your reputation and performance, as Spiralytics oulines in this infographic.

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Topics: SEO, Website

Give Your Images An SEO Makeover

February 19,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

It’s easy when thinking about SEO to focus on the text — putting keywords into headlines, writing copy that lends itself to rich snippets and featured answers at the top of the search engine results page. And the infrastructure-minded members of your team — web designers and app-builders — have page loading speed, 404 errors and mobile compatibility at the top of their priority lists.

It can be easy to overlook the role of images in SEO, but 10.1 of all Google traffic is for images.google.com. (Source)

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Topics: SEO

Lessons From 15 Years: Successful Marketing Relies On Great Content

January 23,2020 | BY: Kristin Jones

 

Any good integrated marketing and PR program is built on a foundation of planning, strategy and interdepartmental collaboration. But the bricks, steel, windows and doors that make up the structure the world sees are composed of content.

Content is essential, whether you are talking about basic website text on the homepage and in FAQs, downloadable whitepapers, reports, and other resources, or blog posts, bylined articles contributed to industry media, social media updates, or even videos and infographics and other images. Content matters.

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Topics: SEO, Healthcare Marketing, Content Creation, Marketing Lessons, Life Sciences, Integrated Marketing & PR, Education marketing, Client Success Stories

Our Top 12 Free Inbound Marketing Templates & Checklists

December 12,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

Inbound marketing involves many different marketing tasks and elements, and sometimes it can seem overwhelming for someone new to the practice — or even veterans looking at starting a whole new program. Creating an inbound marketing program from scratch is a lot of work.

We know. We’ve done it. We’ve also developed tools along the way that we can use over and over, so we don’t feel like every new project requires recreating the wheel.

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Topics: SEO, Lead Nurturing, Lead Qualification

Is Your Website Ready For Voice Search?

December 04,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

From Google Assistant and Siri on the mobile phones in everyone’s pocket, to Amazon’s Alexa in several rooms of the most-connected homes, or the less-used Bixby and Microsoft Cortana platforms, voice search is rapidly growing, as Top Shelf Media outlines in the infographic below.

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Topics: SEO

Rethinking Search Optimization: Content That Goes Beyond Keywords

November 14,2019 | BY: Kristin Jones

There was a time when every conversation around search engine optimization focused on one specific topic: keywords. How to choose keywords (such as selecting keywords that have a high search rating, but are ones that allow you to be competitive). Where to place keywords in the structure of your website (also called on-page SEO). How to work keywords into your content.

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Topics: SEO, Business Blog, Content

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