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Is Facebook Still a Viable Marketing Platform?

There’s a lot of sturm and drang in the air when businesses log into their Facebook accounts. Views are plummeting, reach is shrinking, and “likes” are becoming even more ephemeral and mysterious than ever. What exactly is happening? Simply put, Facebook is putting the squeeze on business accounts. After attracting companies to their platform to […]

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Weekly Marketing News — 3/31/14

SEO / Content More Precise Index Status Data for Your Site Variations Authority Is the New Links App Indexing Updates Testing the Accuracy of Avg. Position for Search Queries in Google Webmaster Tools Parallax Scrolling Websites and SEO – A Collection of Solutions and Examples 10 Ways To Get Traffic Like Buzzfeed (Without Paying For […]

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How Logic Can Improve Site Conversions

The Rhetoric of Web Design Part 2: Logos/Reason In part one of incorporating rhetoric in your web design and conversion optimization, you established relevance and credibility, earning trust from your brand new visitor. Congratulations. The skittish squirrel that is the modern day web surfer has not retreated away from you. But if you’re like most […]

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How to Prevent Users from Bouncing Off Your Site

The Rhetoric of Web Design Part 1: Trust/Ethos Last month, I summoned the elbow-patched professor inside me and got all philosophical. I implored marketers and developers to heed Aristotle’s tenets of rhetoric when designing their websites. The combination of earning initial trust, appealing to logic, and triggering action through an emotion are just as important […]

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What Super Bowl Ads Teach Us NOT to Do

If you’re familiar with high school talent shows, then you understand what Super Bowl advertising is becoming. In both instances, a never-ending queue of characters is trotted out in front of an audience, each attempting to impress and dazzle, to inherit a new identity by sheer willpower and hopefully change their fate in the brutal […]

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Why Aristotle Should Be Your Web Designer

It’s All Greek to Me Decimated and exhausted, the Greek army was stymied again and again outside the walls of Troy. “Ah fudge,” the generals exclaimed. “We’re stymied.” If they couldn’t figure out a way inside, they would be ruined. One general, Odysseus, was clever enough to think up a strategy to get his troops […]

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Fortnight Feature No. 21 — Wearable Tech

Marketing platforms are always changing. Just when you thought you’d caught up to the shift from desktop computers to mobile devices, Google, Samsung, and Apple (among others) are making a push to introduce the next platform — wearable technology. Whether in the form of glasses, watches, or wristbands, mobile devices are becoming untethered to the […]

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Outbrain and Retargeting Together

Outbrain & Retargeting Help Branding & Conversions

Outbrain & Retargeting Go Together Like Cookies & Milk In the world of exquisite fine dining, the best things often come in pairs: mac & cheese, coffee & donuts, gin & tonic (not all at once) are just a few that top my list of dynamic duos. In the world of Internet marketing, I have just […]

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Fortnight Feature No. 20—Voice Search

It didn’t even begin with Siri. Our strange impulse to speak to robots has been around longer than we realize. In the 80’s, it appeared in the aesthetically haunting scenes from Blade Runner, and in the late 90’s, it manifested itself in the equally haunting Furby’s invading our kid’s rooms, all before Apple even had […]

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Android Crushes iOS in Promoted Tweet Engagements

We’ll come out and say it — we have a crush on Twitter’s advertising platform. Our other social ad platform, Facebook, was a knuckle-dragging brute in comparison. It’s almost like Facebook didn’t even care about our real feelings. *sniff* Frankly, it’s the Promoted Tweets that have us all atwitter (pun, sadly, intended). We swoon over […]

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