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What Internet Marketing Clients Are Worried About for 2014

January 14th, 2014 • By:  • Internet Marketing


In the recent Google Hangout, Arnie Kuenn, along with three expert speakers in the field of internet marketing (Matt Siltala, Rhea Drysdale, Topher Kohan) discuss some of the most probable client concerns heading into 2014 and offer some helpful insight on what to expect. A major takeaway from their talk was that all clients are going need to continue to be actively involved in their own marketing strategy. The old approach of sitting back and waiting for the marketing company you hired to do all the work is becoming virtually extinct. Taking the time and effort to grow a strong partnership between your business and the marketing company who is putting together your strategy is going to be vital.

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The Weekly Measure: Top Internet Marketing News, Tools, & Events-January 10, 2014

January 10th, 2014 • By:  • Internet Marketing


The Internet marketing world is constantly churning out new ideas and innovative strategies for promoting clients and reaching customers. Each week, Vertical Measures will be collecting the best of the best from around the web, compiling all of the finest into The Weekly Measure. We’ll be on the lookout for great new articles, covering content marketing, paid search, social media, SEO and link building, as well as highlights of upcoming internet marketing conferences and webinars, and we look forward to reading your work, posting the best, and helping you stay connected every week.

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Why Online Customer Reviews Will be More Important in 2014

January 8th, 2014 • By:  • Internet Marketing

 Why Online Customer Reviews Will Be More Important in 2014

This is a guest post by Amanda DiSilvestro. She gives small business and entrepreneurs SEO advice ranging from keyword density to recovering from Panda and Penguin updates. She writes for, one of the leading SEO companies in the United States.

Online reviews have always been a part of Google and good business management, but just recently Google has really started ramping up places you can features reviews. Based on some of these moves (discussed below), it seems that business reviews are going to be more important than ever in 2014. Small business owners need to make sure they’re taking advantage of all the different review options, making efforts to earn quality reviews, and communicating with the team about updating and managing comments. But how?

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How to Rank in Google in 2014: Questions Asked & Answered

January 7th, 2014 • By:  • Search Engine Optimization

How to Rank in Google in 2014

We had a number of questions posed during our December webinar, Google’s Algorithm Updates: How to Rank in Google in 2014. Because of the allotted time, we were not able to answer them all. However, they are frequently asked questions that I think many of you will find insightful and helpful as we all move into the new year. In the webinar, we covered a wide range of topics that applied to the changing SEO landscape in 2014: Google penalties and the recovery process, the role of content marketing, changes in link building, measurement and reporting, and more. 

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Biggest Mistakes SEOs Make When Analyzing PPC Data

January 6th, 2014 • By:  • PPC Advertising

Biggest Mistakes SEOs Make When Analyzing PPC Data

When Google’s ‘Keyword (Not Provided)’ update wiped out the vast majority of organic, keyword level data, many SEOs turned to Google Adwords as a key source for keyword research. While the metrics across SEO and PPC are largely the same, the proper interpretation of those same metrics across the two channels can vary greatly. Here are some common misconceptions to watch out for.

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