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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.

8 Ways to Use Online Reviews to Power Your Business

8 Ways to Use Online Reviews to Power Your Business

Online reviews are crucial for any business. According to a 2017 survey by BrightLocal, 93% of consumers read reviews to determine the quality of a business. Reviews raise your profile, generate trust, give you the opportunity to learn more about your customers, make one-on-one connections with them, and increase traffic to your business. Use these 8 methods to make online reviews work in your favor.

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How to Improve Your Website Speed

How to Improve Your Website Speed

When it comes to websites, lack of speed kills. Your website might offer stunning design, riveting content, and excellent products and services, but all that could go to waste if your site is too slow.

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What U.S. Businesses Need to Know About GDPR

What U.S. Businesses Need to Know About GDPR

On May 25, 2018, new regulations governing the use of personal data belonging to citizens of the European Union will go into effect. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to protect the privacy of EU citizens but will also have wide-ranging implications for businesses worldwide. According to a survey on GDPR preparedness by PwC US,  77% percent of U.S.-based companies expect to spend $1 million or more to meet GDPR requirements, and 9% percent expect to spend more than $10 million. Here’s what U.S. businesses need to know about GDPR.

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6 Reasons You Should Start a Podcast to Promote Your Business

6 Reasons You Should Start a Podcast to Promote Your Business

Podcasting is one of the fastest-growing content types, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Not only is it relatively easy and low-cost to launch a podcast, it opens up an entirely new way to reach your audience, personalize your brand, and grow your business. Here’s why you should consider starting a podcast:

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How to Choose a Web Design Company

How to Choose a Web Design Company

So you’ve decided you need a new website. If you’re not already working with a web design agency you’re happy with, how do you choose the right firm to develop the online face of your business?

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Spring Clean Your Marketing for 2018

Spring Clean Your Marketing for 2018

It may not feel like it right now, but it’s spring, time to clear out the cobwebs in your marketing for a fresh new start! A successful marketing plan has a lot of moving parts, and chances are that no matter how diligently you try to keep up, some of your marketing efforts have collected some dust over the past year. In the spirit of spring cleaning, here are 9 things you can do now to improve your marketing efforts.

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Are You Making These 5 Common Content Mistakes?

Are You Making These 5 Common Content Mistakes?

There’s no question that content marketing works. According to Demand Metric, content marketing costs 62% less than traditional marketing and generates three times as many leads. But like any type of marketing, content marketing needs to be done right to be effective, and there are several pitfalls that can keep your content from reaching its full potential. Make sure your content marketing isn’t guilty of any of these key mistakes.

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How to Improve Your Email Marketing Performance

How to Improve Your Email Marketing Performance

Email is a tried-and-true marketing method, but how do you know if your email marketing efforts are delivering the results they should? Here's how to measure your email marketing performance and 7 proven ways to get better results every time you hit "send." 

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Which Social Media Channels Should Your Business Be Using?

Which Social Media Channels Should Your Business Be Using?

There are more than 3 billion active social media users worldwide, and more and more businesses are recognizing the vast potential social media offers to reach their audiences. According to the State of Social 2018, 96% of marketers use Facebook, 89% use Twitter, 70% use LinkedIn, 70% use Instagram, 33% use Pinterest, and 11% use Snapchat. Having an active social presence should be a priority for your business, but how do you decide which social media platform to focus on?

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