30-second summary: Faced with global pandemic-triggered lockdowns, millions of businesses had to move their operations online Creating this “digital transformation” marketing strategy consists of multiple steps and tasks most small business owners have no time or budget to manage Luckily, multiple new and existing platforms have been coming up with plans and features targeting busy small business owners struggling to keep their businesses afloat All the tools on this list meet the following criteria: They are easy enough to master without training and they are affordable enough to meet even most modest monthly budgets While going digital has been a hot trend for lots of businesses worldwide for a while now, many small businesses hadn’t really felt an urgent need to. Until the pandemic happened. Global lockdowns and “shelter in place” programs have transformed the way consumers shopped, got educated, and worked
30-second summary: Old point and shoot methods of SEO are unsustainable. Agile marketers are paving the path forward combining technology and talent. Machine learning is helping search marketers remove repetitive and mundane tasks.
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The agile marketer: Building agility with technology and talent
30-second summary: On-page SEO is one of the most effective ways to boost your organic search engine rankings, improve your website’s user experience (UX) offerings, and grow your business consistently. But, without understanding your audience and measuring your results, how can you make changes or create strategies that actually make a difference?
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Three uncommon on-page SEO analysis techniques (That move the needle)
30-second summary: Unlike paid media, earned media lacks the tools to form trustworthy predictions about the outcomes, which can make potential SEO customers indecisive. A quick look at the typical story of how the pitching process works and the top reasons that make customers indecisive about an SEO proposal
30-second summary: Brand health is an umbrella term for metrics that shows you how well your brand is doing.
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Seven brand health metrics and how to measure them
30-second summary: Google has the ability to measure content quality signals like never before, and with each new Core Update, they understand content quality more as humans do. Google uses different search models depending on the search query, meaning ranking signals can vary depending on search intent. In a recent correlation analysis we did in the sports ticketing industry, the top factors that correlated with good rankings were long-form landing page content and high domain authority
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1000 Ranking factors: How Google finds signals through the noise
30-second summary: The worldwide web is a clear reflection of all the shifts 2020 has brought and as businesses and marketers crunch majority of their budgets and pivot strategies. In light of the current scenario businesses, digital marketers, and content creators continue to face some key problems around digital ad revenue, ad blocking, and more. We caught up with Lior Davidovitch, the founder of PUBLC, an innovative search engine that reinvents user experience and technology
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Interview with Lior Davidovitch, the founder of PUBLC
30-second summary: Misinformation can be even more harmful that the danger itself, Michael McManus highlights the initiatives search and social giants have and are promoting COVID-19 awareness. Google has made some of the biggest changes, modifying the SERPS for COVID-19 related search queries to provide all the needful information people could need. Google also made changes to Google My Business to help companies navigate through this difficult time
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How search giants are helping spread COVID-19 awareness
30-second summary: Freelancers are responsible for handling every aspect of their business to see growth – and digital marketing helps boost business growth. Your freelancing career involves marketing yourself while also handling client relationships. For different stages of the client journey, you need to stay organized, send relevant emails, and think creatively about what you have to offer.
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Five digital marketing tips for freelancers
30-second summary: In-home media consumption during the quarantine of March 2020, worldwide, shows that 35% are reading more books/listening to more audiobooks, and 44% are spending more time on social media. People are looking for education without getting slumped with an information overload.