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  • Social Media Strategy: Changing Your Tone To Suit Your Audience

Social Media Strategy: Changing Your Tone To Suit Your Audience

Posted by Courtney Bryson | 11 Feb 2015 |

You use Twitter to get your news. You use Facebook to see what your friends from college are up to. You use Instagram to post pictures of your food. You use LinkedIn to network. But when posting status updates, you don’t speak to your Facebook friends the way you speak…

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  • Optimizing Your SEO Dream Team

Optimizing Your SEO Dream Team

Posted by allwebcafe | 30 Jun 2015 |

Whether you’re striking out on your own with a new business or restructuring your current marketing department, you need to be strategic about building your SEO team. We’ll take a look at who should be on it and what each person should be bringing to your SEO game.

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  • The Top Ways To Determine Your B2B Organization’s Social Media ROI

The Top Ways To Determine Your B2B Organization’s Social Media ROI

Posted by allwebcafe | 29 Jun 2015 |

​The exact ROI of social media is constantly being questioned. Is it worth the time? How do you determine whether or not it’s working? How does this improve my company’s sales? The right goals, tracking methods and calculations can help you figure out exactly how well social media is working…

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  • Leveraging Social Media for B2B Organizations

Leveraging Social Media for B2B Organizations

Posted by allwebcafe | 29 Jun 2015 |

Our B2B clients often have a hard time seeing the value in social media marketing. We hear things like, "This doesn't provide any leads," or "No one's going to interact with our content." It's easy to see their side of things because, oftentimes, B2B organizations package their social media content…

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  • Social and SEO Are In Cahoots

Social and SEO Are In Cahoots

Posted by allwebcafe | 31 May 2015 |

We're living in a digital world, where likes, +1s, sharing, retweeting, and commenting are highly regarded by search engines. Think of social interactions like a voting system. The more people who value your content, the more likely they are to interact with it, and the more likely Google is to…

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  • Mobilegeddon: The Unknown Future of Mobile SERPs

Mobilegeddon: The Unknown Future of Mobile SERPs

Posted by Alexis Kumasaka | 1 May 2015 |

As I write this, it’s been exactly 9 days, 14 hours, and 47 minutes since the ominous Google Mobilegeddon rolled out. But, unlike the upheaval and musical SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) brought about by previous algorithm updates, unless you’ve been paying very close attention, not much has changed.

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  • Should You Use a Website Builder or Hire a Professional?

Should You Use a Website Builder or Hire a Professional?

Posted by Stephan Van Ginhoven | 1 May 2015 |

In recent years, the high demand for websites has led to the establishment of companies that offer free, low-cost web design and development. There are so many to choose from, including Wix, Squarespace, Weebly, and Jimdo. What makes these services unique is their do-it-yourself nature, allowing customers to create their…

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  • Has SEO Lost Its Mojo?

Has SEO Lost Its Mojo?

Posted by Steve Williams | 28 Apr 2015 |

As an aspiring agency owner navigating the years following the DotCom wave, I remember being inspired by a video of Wil Reynolds from Seer Interactive explaining ways to measure Google’s rankings. Wil’s sharp thinking and passion for this business helped to establish benchmarks for best practices in both paid search…

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  • For the Designer: 5 UX Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

For the Designer: 5 UX Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

Posted by Julie Longman | 16 Apr 2015 |

​You’re embarking on a new design project. There’s no doubt that you’ve got a million things running through your mind - from color palette to font choices to header images. While all of this is important, it’s just as important to consider user experience in your design. UX is crucial…

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  • 5 Tips to Creating Effective Marketing Goals

5 Tips to Creating Effective Marketing Goals

Posted by Courtney Bryson | 16 Apr 2015 |

​Creating marketing goals that are realistic for your organization can be overwhelming to say the least. Should they be small, medium or large goals? Should they be long-term or short-term? Are they achievable?

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  • Internetology 101

Internetology 101

Posted by Brandon Morse | 15 Apr 2015 |

First, lets get familiar with where the Internet came from. The Internet was created in 1969 by the United States Military during the height of the Cold War as a “nuke-proof” communications network. It’s comprised of millions of computers throughout the world, networked together. The World Wide Web, commonly referred…

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  • How To Develop Your Keyword Strategy

How To Develop Your Keyword Strategy

Posted by Courtney Bryson | 9 Apr 2015 |

​Choosing the right keywords. Sounds simple enough, right? It can be - if you take the easy way out. If you’re doing the best job possible, your keyword strategy should be just that. A strategy. It’s going to take planning, research and the utilization of specific tools in order to…

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  • Beyond Keywords and Meta Data: The Developer’s SEO

Beyond Keywords and Meta Data: The Developer’s SEO

Posted by Brandon Morse | 3 Apr 2015 |

Contrary to popular belief, search engine optimization (SEO) responsibilities do not fall solely on the marketing department. From a website’s inception through its lifecycle, the developer plays just as much of a role in the site’s SEO as the marketing manager. And it’s more than just keywords and meta data…

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  • 5.5 Ways The Best Mobile Websites Incorporate SEO

5.5 Ways The Best Mobile Websites Incorporate SEO

Posted by Paul Manz | 26 Mar 2015 |

​Mobile device use has skyrocketed over the past few years. In fact, more people access the web on smart phones or tablets than desktops. What does this mean for search? It means you’d better up your mobile optimization game if you want to stay in the race. Read on for…

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  • Is it Time to Drop Support for IE8? - Part II

Is it Time to Drop Support for IE8? - Part II

Posted by Brandon Morse | 18 Mar 2015 |

Today marks the sixth year anniversary of Internet Explorer 8. With that, I thought it would be good to revisit an article I wrote last year about dropping support for IE8, and take a look at what has changed in the last twelve months.

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  • The Evolution of Digital Strategy

The Evolution of Digital Strategy

Posted by allwebcafe | 12 Mar 2015 |

The digital landscape is always changing - and our services are changing with it. One of our newest offerings is comprised of three key focus areas: brand strategy, content marketing and digital experiences. Paul Manz, Director of Strategy and Analysis and an industry veteran of more than 15 years, will…

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  • Developing Accurate Personas: Part 2

Developing Accurate Personas: Part 2

Posted by Paul Manz | 2 Mar 2015 |

​In my last po​st, I hoped to help readers understand the answer to the question "How Do I Research A Buyer Persona?" – a critical part of persona marketing. Specifically, I discussed the need for a balanced approach in researching buyer personas from both a qualitative and quantitative approach. In…

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  • Are Skyrocketing CMO Budgets Helping Sales?

Are Skyrocketing CMO Budgets Helping Sales?

Posted by Steve Williams | 19 Feb 2015 |

Recently, the B2B space has exploded with technology offerings giving marketers the opportunity to build stronger relationships with their customers and ultimately sell more. The majority of these technology offerings focus on ways to reach customers hoping that each touch point hits a home run for moving the sales lead…

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  • Your Next Website Development Project: Taking the Lead

Your Next Website Development Project: Taking the Lead

Posted by Kristin Conran | 18 Feb 2015 |

Creating a new website can be both exciting and stressful. You may be uncertain of where to start, with many questions running through your mind. From organizational needs, all the way to the more nitty gritty details, like how many photos will be needed on the homepage, it can be…

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  • Mastering the Art of Relationships

Mastering the Art of Relationships

Posted by Kristin Conran | 10 Feb 2015 |

February - the month of the year dedicated to relationships. If you’re a part of agency life and work in Accounts, relationships aren’t something you think of once a year. They’re an everyday consideration. As the Director of Partnerships here at allwebcafe, a few questions I ask myself regularly are…

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  • Developing Accurate Personas: Part 1

Developing Accurate Personas: Part 1

Posted by Paul Manz | 3 Feb 2015 |

​When it comes to persona development, many firms tend to take a loose approach. At best, they interview a few dozen customers to identify commonalities that allow the agency to group each one into “persona buckets”. At worst, they write down what they think they know about a customer base…

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  • Super Bowl 2015: The Big Takeaway for Advertisers

Super Bowl 2015: The Big Takeaway for Advertisers

Posted by Steve Williams | 2 Feb 2015 |

As most marketers would agree, part of the thrill behind Super Bowl Sunday lies in watching the commercials featured throughout the big game. Leading up to the day-of, there’s often buzz around which spots will be the most controversial, which the most heart-wrenching, and which ones that, perhaps, should have…

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  • The CMS Revolution: Bringing UX Designers and Content Specialists Together

The CMS Revolution: Bringing UX Designers and Content Specialists Together

Posted by Stephan Van Ginhoven | 26 Jan 2015 |

​User experience (UX) designers are responsible for crafting functional and accessible digital environments that are user-friendly. First, let’s explore the term ‘user’. ‘User’ generally represents the audience of people who interact with a website on the front-end - but are these specific ‘users’ the only people interacting with a website…

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  • Are There Practical Uses for HTML5 Canvas?

Are There Practical Uses for HTML5 Canvas?

Posted by James Marshall | 22 Jan 2015 |

When it was announced that Canvas would be included in HTML5’s standard, there was a buzz amongst developers about its capabilities. Canvas renders 2D and 3D animation up to 60 frames per second. It doesn’t require a plugin because it is standard with all browsers supporting HTML5. It’s a DOM…

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  • The Marketer’s Guide to Choosing the Right Content Management System

The Marketer’s Guide to Choosing the Right Content Management System

Posted by allwebcafe | 19 Jan 2015 |

Our newest infographic gives marketers a deeper understanding about Content Management Systems, how they may impact any upcoming digital projects and what to communicate to key stakeholders in order to ensure productivity and effectiveness down the line.

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