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3 Keyword Best Practices for Great SEO

You can pay to reach an audience through advertising, or you can create content so good that it draws its own audience. The latter approach is the philosophy behind organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Optimizing your website for organic reach means that people who find your content are likelier to convert because they are genuinely interested in your content, not …

Google

PSA: We Are Google Certified

Did you know that Google offers individual certifications for people who are a member of the Google Partners program? Well, Google does. And we have now earned two significant Google certifications! Our Digital Editor and Strategist, Esther Grace Ehrenman, is officially certified by Google to use Analytics and AdWords. Analytics and AdWords are industry standard methods of measuring web traffic …

SEO

SEO Basics: Getting Started

70-80% of searchers ignore paid ads and focus on organic results. What does it mean for marketers? If your website organically displays as a result at the top of Google searches for important keywords, people are likelier to purchase from or donate to your company or organization. People value organic search results. Investing in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can dramatically …

collaboration

Collaboration 101

Being a team player is essential for every part of life — both professional and persona. Life requires excellent collaboration skills. Here are a few tips on collaboration, relevant to both professional and personal life. How do you take other people’s opinions into consideration while maintaining deadlines and pleasantness? 1: Listen Taking into account other people’s feedback is important. Take …

Photoshop

Photoshop Quick Fixes: Lighting

Did you take a beautiful photograph, but the backlighting is washing everyone out? Or is the photograph too dark to tell what’s going on in it? Photoshop can rescue good photos from bad lighting. How can Photoshop redeem bad lighting? Here are a few quick fixes. Brightness Go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast to alter the brightness or darkness …

Photoshop

Photoshop Quick Fixes: Filters

Instagram filters are infamous for spurring people’s quest for more likes. But did you know that you can create masks, filters, and flattering image filters with Photoshop? Here are a few quick fixes we’ve picked up over years of client work. Why? Filters can color correct an image that is discolored, overexposed, or similarly problematic. Instead of settling for an …

New Year

3 New Year’s Marketing Resolutions 2017

83% of marketing emails last year were newsletters. More and more marketers are jumping on the newsletter bandwagon — but there is still room for improvement. The New Year offers an opportunity to reevaluate existing efforts — both in personal and professional lives. Here are some marketing resolutions that we would recommend. 1: Invest in strategic social ads Jeremy Thwaite …