From a startup’s perspective, the mountain of established brands clogging up the search engine rankings may seem more than a little insurmountable. After all, those companies have been chasing SEO trends for years, working to dominate the first page of the SERPs and block out any competition.
If you’re a small business or your striking out on your own, you know it can be hard to make people aware of your services or products. How do you compete with competitors who are established, larger and have a bigger marketing budget than you?
Black Friday has been the largest retail shopping day of the year in the United States since 2005. The term itself goes all the way back to the early 60s, though, when it was used in Philadelphia to describe the large crowds and traffic that happened to be out the day after Thanksgiving—putting most stores’ finances “in the black.”
Seth Godin has a knack for being concise. Some of his posts are only a couple of lines long.
With a new year comes new trends. Trends such as, who knew that millions of “Belieber” fans were right, hotels are adding “Mini Fashion Bars” in rooms where guests can choose curated fashion items to wear, and many stores are going to upset the shopping masses this Christmas by closing on black Friday. No matter how important, or completely unimportant, these trends may be there will be some for 2016 in digital marketing that will change the online world.
The end of this year should see Google rolling out its new Penguin update, which is said to include some real-time elements that could significantly change the game for link building strategies in 2016.
Adding an image to your website is not as simple as just uploading and clicking the publish button. Of course, that is an option--you can do it the lazy way--but if you want a perfectly optimized website and favored search results, there are a few things you need to do to make sure that the images are optimized before you publish them. You may find it tedious and annoying, and time consuming, but taking the time to do this right will be worth it when you see your A+ grade on Google and Bing Webmaster Tools and are rewarded with stellar search rankings.
The New Year is right around the corner – it’s a time when companies take a look back and try to determine what went right and what went wrong and how they can apply those lessons to the next 12 months.