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Optimize Your Blog—Integrate a Pillar Page

Optimize Your Blog—Integrate a Pillar Page

Posted on Oct 16, 2017 by Emily Ballard

Just when you thought you had SEO all figured out…

We all know Google has cracked down on keyword stuffing, internal linking and much more when it comes to blog content, but it’s time to make some changes—again. Google’s new algorithms penalize you if your internal links don’t directly expand on another topic. I can already see the organization freaks (much like myself) losing it over this new algorithm, but don’t fret. Run with it by integrating pillar pages.

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Optimizing your Website for Voice Search

Optimizing your Website for Voice Search

Posted on Oct 11, 2017 by Anna Vehslage

As artificial intelligence continues to advance, we’ve found ourselves new best friends with intelligent personal assistants such as Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and Google. The way people search the web for information is changing from the traditional search engines. Nearly 60 percent of searches today are performed through mobile devices. Mobile devices are becoming our key source of knowledge and consumers are increasingly using their voice over their fingers to search the web. Asking questions and receiving answers has never been quicker or easier. As voice search continues to gain market share, it is imperative that we as marketers understand how to optimize our websites in order to stay ahead on SEO best practices.

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Three Webinars for Growing Your Business

Three Webinars for Growing Your Business

Posted on Sep 25, 2017 by Anna Vehslage

Webinars have evolved and become an excellent learning tool, extremely personable outlet for marketers to reach their prospective audiences and helpful in connecting with others in like industries. In the ever-changing industry of digital marketing, continued learning is imperative in order to stay ahead of the game. These three webinars will help you understand the latest trends in marketing and how to integrate them into your marketing plan in order to see tangible results.

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Is your web URL missing the ‘s’ in https?

Is your web URL missing the ‘s’ in https?

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 by Anna Vehslage

Throughout history, we have seen a direct correlation between the rise in population and the rise in crime rates. This has held true in the digital space as well with cyber thefts as the fastest growing crime in the U.S. From intruders to hackers, it is imperative now more than ever we as professional marketers secure our websites to protect both our business and our users. Google has recently campaigned for website owners to convert to HTTPS by rewarding secure URLs with a minor SEO boost. Google currently holds 77.43% of the market shares, making SEO vital to the success of your business’ site.  Not only is making the switch the ethical thing to do, it’s quickly becoming a necessity.

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My Internship at HMG—What I Learned

My Internship at HMG—What I Learned

Posted on Aug 01, 2017 by Alyssa Zucker

Having taken two advertising classes before beginning my internship with HMG, my knowledge of the marketing industry was limited. I remember sitting in the conference room listening to all the tasks I was going to take on and all of the social media accounts I was going to manage and being so excited to expand my knowledge in the field of marketing. Fast forward seven months, and I can honestly say I’ve gained value far beyond the tasks given to me.

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Basics of Inbound Marketing

Basics of Inbound Marketing

Posted on Jul 25, 2017 by Emily Ballard

Optimizing your website’s keywords, call-to-actions, and landing pages are fundamental in search engine optimization and getting started with inbound marketing. It takes time to rank higher through organic SEO methods, but inbound marketing is one of the most cost-effective ways of capturing the attention of high-quality prospects. The second most important contributor to organic search engine optimization is producing blog content that is knowledgeable on topics within your industry and valuable to your ideal customer. Optimizing your website for conversion and creating content that that resonates with your readers will set you up for continuously bringing in high-quality leads.

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