Understanding the Basics of Google Analytics And Your Website Traffic

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Dec 14, 2018 7:45:00 AM

When we typically sit down with a potential client to explore their goals and vision for their website project, we ask them if they have Google Analytics set up on their current site. Most of the time the response is yes, but occasionally we are met with a blank stare. For those who do have Google Analytics, we are always curious about how they use the tool. This helps us find out how truly engaged they are in their digital marketing efforts. Those who are leaning on that data to understand the impact of their marketing efforts have a much better understanding of their results, their audience, and their goals. Those who don't use Google Analytics are a bit lost. If you are one of the lost souls of Google Analytics, this blog is for you. I am are going to break it down to give you the lay of the landscape and help you get up to speed on using the tool to understand your website traffic. 

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Topics: Web Analytics and Tracking

How To Find Your Voice and Use it In a Blog

Posted by Prime Incorporated on Dec 3, 2018 8:11:00 AM

Ah, the blog. The very room in which we’re currently chatting. Having a blog is one of the best things you can do for your business for a smattering of reasons. We’ve already discussed at length how your blog can boost your SEO, so today we’re talking about the less technical side of things: your voice--how to find it, and how to use it to be a better blogger.

You see, each writer has their own writing voice. Yours will sound different than mine, and that’s a good thing. Your voice is your banner of brand personality to the world, and a blog is a perfect place to showcase it and cut up a little while you’re at it. And while we want you to let loose, there are a few key practices that are universally true when developing your writing voice, and sticking to them will make your writing as strong as Arnold in his heyday.

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Topics: Creating Content/ Copywriting

Why Traditional Marketing Doesn't Get the Job Done

Posted by Prime Incorporated on Nov 30, 2018 8:07:00 AM

There are lots of forms of marketing out there, and the reality is, they’re not all created equal. While each type has its time and place, some forms are more dated than others. Queue: traditional marketing. This is your father’s marketing, and his father before him. Marketing methods like door-to-door mailers, radio spots, and television commercials would all fall into this time capsule of a bucket. But we’re not the type to rail on something without reason. Traditional marketing just doesn’t offer your business the absolute best of the marketing world, which is exactly what we want for your business. Here are just a few reasons why traditional marketing ought to be history when it comes to your marketing strategy. 

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

The Most Clickable CTAs We've Ever Seen

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Nov 26, 2018 7:50:00 AM

If you have ever done any digital marketing you know how valuable a good call-to-action (CTA) is. Let's face it, if you've been on the internet you've probably experienced how valuable a good CTA can be, even if you didn't know what a CTA was. CTAs are those cleverly designed buttons that get you to click through and do something. The objective of a well designed CTA is to capture leads, and there isn't just one way to make this happen. So we took a look around the internet to pull together examples of the most clickable CTAs out there.

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Topics: Branding, Web Analytics and Tracking

3 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve Your Website's SEO

Posted by Prime Incorporated on Nov 23, 2018 8:11:00 AM

We know. SEO is one of those terms that, if it’s not your line of work, can sound crazy intimidating up front. The earliest mention that can be found of SEO traces roughly back to 1997. This was the same year that Titanic smashed the box office, Hanson released their debut album, and Biggie Smalls was shot. The point? It’s been around a long time (it’s technically old enough to have a drink), and there’s no reason for any person with half a brain to still shy away from the very basics of SEO. Once you look under the bed, this monster is really no monster at all. You can tackle it with ease, we promise. Let’s take a look at three simple ways to do just that.

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Topics: Web Analytics and Tracking

Why You Should Set Measurable Goals

Posted by Prime Incorporated on Nov 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Whether you’re Eliud Kipchoge, sprinting out a 2:01:39 marathon time (that’s 4:38 a mile, y'all), a procrastinator ready for change, or a business owner trying to increase foot traffic, it’s important to have measurable goals. No matter who you are or what your goal, it’s much better aimed at when it’s got some measurement backing it up. Today we’re taking a look at why you need to set measurable goals and exactly how to do just that.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Marketing Support/ Staffing

Why Every Business Needs To Start Using Video Marketing

Posted by Justin Brown on Nov 16, 2018 8:13:00 AM

Starting to create marketing videos can be a scary thought - expensive equipment, fine-tuned skills, or even rejection. Taking this leap into the world of video does involve risks but they might not be as intimidating as you think. Plus, video can offer some impressive and unrealized marketing potential. Continue reading to find out why your business NEEDS to start using video marketing.

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Topics: Branding, Marketing Strategy, Creating Content/ Copywriting

How to Use Keywords in 2019 for Your Digital Marketing

Posted by Gregg Alexander on Nov 12, 2018 12:15:55 PM

Progress, that is what is happening in the world of search engines. Isn't that what should happen with technology? Since the beginning of Google's search engine history, we've all been clamoring to add the perfect keywords into web pages. Whether it was in the meta tags, in titles, in headings, or within the body, keywords have been at the heart of SEO basics. Well, that is changing. Keywords are out, and topics are in. 

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

5 Things You Are Doing That Are Sabotaging Your Website

Posted by Prime Incorporated on Nov 9, 2018 8:22:00 AM

There are lots of sure-proof ways to ruin a good website, but let’s be clear, sabotage is never, ever cool (unless you’re the Beastie Boys, obviously). Whether it’s what users see upfront when they land on your site, or something more sinister going on in the back end of things, today we’re taking a look at five of the most common things you’re doing to sabotage your website.

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Topics: Web Design, Web Analytics and Tracking

3 Must-Haves For Defining Your Target Markets

Posted by Prime Incorporated on Nov 5, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Ah, the target market. It’s one of those lovely things that marketers breathe, but the average business owner may not have thought much about. However, they should, and a great deal. Target markets are a great way to hone in your message and make the most out of your marketing dollars. But we can’t tell you much of anything about the target market or market segmentation if you don’t know what it is, so let’s go ahead and define our terms, shall we?

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Topics: Marketing Strategy

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