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We have more than 20 years of experience in digital marketing, but we’re still learning every day. With our In the Know blog, we’re happy to share that knowledge with you.

Subject Line Hacks to Get Your Emails Opened

Subject Line Hacks to Get Your Emails Opened

The email subject line is one of the most powerful tools in your marketing arsenal, and one of the most difficult to master. Not only are there many factors to consider, success rates vary wildly based on your audience, content and time and day of send. There’s no universal foolproof method for crafting the perfect subject line, but these guidelines will give you a solid starting point.

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11 Tips for Creating Compelling Email Newsletters

11 Tips for Creating Compelling Email Newsletters

You have great products, important information, valuable tips, excellent deals. How do you get that information to your audience? An email newsletter can be a great way to communicate with your customers, drive traffic to your site, and increase conversions. But all email newsletters are not created equal. Here are 11 tips to help yours stand out in the inbox.

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How to Be a Great Content Marketer

How to Be a Great Content Marketer

Almost every company is trying to use content marketing—to promote thought leadership, for search engine optimization, and to attract and retain customers. But content marketing is like singing—everyone does it, but very few are really good at it.

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How Print Fits Into Your Modern Marketing Plan

How Print Fits Into Your Modern Marketing Plan

In today’s marketing world, web is the most effective solution for efficiently getting a message out to the masses. But still, nothing quite measures up to the tangible and personal experience of holding and reading a well-executed printed work.

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Google Eliminates Right-Side Ads for Desktop Searches

Google Eliminates Right-Side Ads for Desktop Searches

Google has eliminated AdWords from the right-hand side of Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs), and from now on will be displaying ads only at the top and bottom of pages. The new layout, which Google has been testing since 2010, was fully implemented on February 22.

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Why DIY Website Content is a Bad Idea

Why DIY Website Content is a Bad Idea

It happens all the time. Although Web Solutions offers a full complement of content creation and marketing services, many of our clients want to write their own content. So they go back to their offices to write and we go back to ours to wait …. and wait … and wait. As any writer will tell you, it’s not so easy!

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What's New in Website Design for 2016

What's New in Website Design for 2016

Web design is a fast-moving field, and this year's new design trends, best-practices and technology advances will create an online landscape so visually modern that even the least savvy visitor will stand up and take notice. Here's what you'll see if you decide to give your site a fresh look for 2016.

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8 Ways Content Marketing Can Deliver Real Results

8 Ways Content Marketing Can Deliver Real Results

By now you probably know what content marketing is. If not, here’s the short version: content marketing is a marketing strategy focused on creating and distributing valuable content to potential and existing customers. It can include everything from blog posts to videos, whitepapers to webinars; and can be distributed via email, published on a website, uploaded to a content management system, or posted on social media platforms.

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