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5 Ways Mobile Readiness Impacts SEO

What does search engine optimization (SEO) and mobile readiness have in common? A lot more than you think. In 2014, mobile readiness officially arrived, which means that most people now do their research on smartphones before making a buying decision (regardless of where that final purchase is made), and there are more people using mobile devices compared to desktops. Of course, it was also a year of Panda and Penguin updates.

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7 Examples of Killer Social Media Marketing Campaigns from 2014

Boasting one thousand friends on Facebook doesn’t mean you’re cut out to create a major social media (SM) marketing campaign. If you want to dominate in the SM landscape, you need to learn from the greats, take risks, and avoid making any moves without plenty of market research.

Ready to get inspired?

Let’s check out some of the best SM marketing campaigns from 2014 to find your motivation.

Urban Decay’s Coachella-Meets-Cosmetics Contest

Nothing goes better with cosmetics than a fashion show turned music festival like Coachella. There’s a certain image that’s reflective of Coachella that’s part boho, part hippie, and 100 percent Pinterest-worthy.
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Fit the Buyer’s Journey by Customizing Your Social Media

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Where would Dorothy be without her fictional friends on that memorable journey down the Yellow Brick Road? There would be no book and forget about the many adaptations that followed.

She never would have navigated her trek to the magical land of Oz without a great deal of help from Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and Dorothy overcame many challenges from the evil sister, the wicked one from the West. This is a perfect analogy for a successful social media marketing strategy. Think of it this way, we can be Glinda and guide our friends Dorothy, the scarecrow, the tin woodsman and lion down their path. We will learn from the obstacles that the Wicked Witch tosses at Dorothy’s feet to throw her off her trek to buying success.
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5 Spookily Effective Social Media Tactics to Drive Your Marketing This Halloween

Welcome to Fright Night (also known as All Hallows Eve which comes before All Saint’s Day)! We are all anxiously awaiting the second most commercially successful holiday in the United States. Social media explodes during this time of year, whether they are posting pictures of their cutely costumed kids or showcasing their ornately carved pumpkins, the social network platforms light up like a Jack O’ Lantern in October.

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3 Examples of Negative SEO and How to Defend Yourself

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Negative SEO can be a lot of things—and it’s more than just black hat tricks. In fact, you might be the victim of negative SEO attacks and not even know it if someone has launched a campaign against you and your site. The good news is that it’s very risky to undertake a negative SEO campaign, so most people won’t take that gamble. However, if you are a target, then that means whoever’s behind it has some serious beef with you. Negative SEO encompasses just about anything that’s “illegal” in terms of SEO best practices. Since Google is the largest search engine, it’s often used as the basis for what’s “good” SEO and what’s not allowed. For example, using duplicate content (such as buying multiple similar domains, then copying and pasting the information) is a huge SEO no-go and, while this is technically considered to be negative SEO, it often happens as an oversight and not intentional.
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