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Nurture & Convert Leads With Email Marketing

It may not be as trendy or thrilling as Snapchat or Instagram, but email marketing is still the most reliable way to build trust and nurture leads. In fact, 59% of B2B marketers say email is the most effective channel for generating revenue. You may be wondering, “If that’s true, then why aren’t my emails…

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How To Write A Business Blog For SEO In 4 Steps

Are you considering a business blog for SEO? Don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re not sure whether or not your business needs a blog at all. After all, writing for SEO seems like a lot of work piled on top of managing your own business or busy marketing department. Fear not! Creating a blog…

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Competitor Analysis for SEO in 5 Painless Steps

Doing competitor analysis for SEO is like sizing up your opponents in any race. If you entered a marathon today, would you win? Well, that all depends on your competition. To increase your odds, you’d want the best running shoes, most technical clothes, and a strategy for pacing yourself and staying hydrated. But with so…

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seo local listings

The World’s Easiest Guide to Local Business Listings SEO

Enhancing your local business listings for SEO is a valuable extension of your garden variety on-page SEO. A surprising number of your competitors are more focused on their website than their Google My Business or Facebook page. However, the ones who know how to get into local listings have a startling advantage. Today, 80% of…

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social media ai

Will Social AI Replace B2B Marketers?

Social Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the hot new social media management (SMM) tool on the horizon. While other social media management tools like Hootsuite continue to acquire more advanced tools like AdEspresso and Naritiv for content scheduling, automation, competitor feeds, and data insights, they will not be able to keep up unless they begin to…

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3 Questions to Ask When Choosing A Web Design Agency

When it comes to your business, you want the best. You don’t have time to waste with trial bases. You don’t have money to dump into poor investments. When it comes to choosing the best web design agency for your business, you want to know exactly how to size up your options. At this point,…

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Generate More Leads With Your Website in 3 Easy Steps

Your website is your best lead generation tool. It’s always available, chock full of information, and easily accessible. Your website has the potential to be your best salesperson.   So what are you doing wrong? You have a few visitors every day, but your bounce rate is high and they rarely leave their information on…

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facebook marketing strategy

Facebook Marketing Strategy: Organic vs. Paid

Your company needs a Facebook marketing strategy. Not just a business page. Not just a few good posts.   Are you wondering if Facebook Ads are worth the investment? Not sure if maintaining a Facebook business page is enough? The truth is that amazing things happen when you have an optimized business page complementing stunning…

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Top 3 Reasons You Need An SSL Certificate

Before you read this article, take a look at the address bar on your web browser. Do you see a padlock or a green bar ahead of the URL? Does your URL read “http” or “https”?   Get into the habit of checking for a padlock, green bar, and “https” before you shop, log in,…

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Review: 3 Pros and Cons of SEMrush

SEMrush is an all-in-one search engine optimization (SEO)/search engine marketing (SEM) suite geared toward digital marketers. SEMrush calls itself “more than a keyword tool” as it includes competitive business intelligence data, social media listening tools, position tracking, site auditing, and backlink auditing capabilities. Regardless, SEMrush’s keyword research tools are the shining star of the suite,…

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7 Ways to Use a CRM as a Digital Marketing Solution

A well-implemented CRM (customer relationship management) or Enterprise Solution application will keep your team focused and improve your bottom line. Like all departments, your marketing team needs to have clear goals. Stay on top of them with a CRM. Digital Marketing Management Today’s breadth of multi-channel communication avenues is a blessing and curse. On one…

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Google Retires Content Keywords in Search Console

Google has officially done away with Content Keywords as a feature in its Search Console. Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller, who made the announcement on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, suggested the move back in May. He cited webmasters’ confusion about the purpose and usefulness of Content Keywords. Content Keywords No Longer in Search Console…

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5 Steps to Google AdWords Success

Google AdWords can be an extremely effective form of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, or a big waste of money and time with a low ROI. It all depends on how you use it. Creating a campaign and making it profitable are two very different challenges. This five step guide can help you create a high ranking…

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3 New Ways to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile for 2017

Have you optimized your LinkedIn profile for the coming year, or is it sitting idly like an old resume in your digital desk drawer? Too often, LinkedIn is treated like a static CV only to be referenced when job hunting. If you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, or you’re thinking of a job change in the next…

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WordCamp Wilmington 2016: Plugging In

First Annual WordCamp Wilmington: A Smashing Success Last weekend, November 5-6, 2016, the first ever WordCamp Wilmington debuted at tekMountain, the top tech incubator in Wilmington, NC. The 2-day conference proved to be a smashing success. There was a large turnout of web developers, designers, bloggers, and social media marketers, with the top tech minds…

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Meet Our Team

DesignLoud is a growing agency. Our company culture emphasizes continual learning – about our industry and yours. We take on a variety of skilled contractors so we can meet all your company’s digital needs, including web and logo design, web and mobile app development, SEO, organic and paid digital marketing, and social media management. Meet…

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Mobile SEO: Google to Divide Its Search Index

Google has announced that it will be splitting its massive search index into an index for mobile optimized web content and an index for desktop content. The split was announced at this year’s Pubcon, a digital marketing convention in Las Vegas which took place from October 10th through the 13th. Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst Gary…

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Advanced Custom Fields Pagination

Ajax pagination for posts linked via ACF Relationships

This tutorial will help you thread together a few techniques that have been discussed elsewhere but can be challenging to weave together: how to use Ajax in WordPress in general, how to set up pagination with ACF, and how to query ACF relationship fields. For this example, we’ll have two custom post types, bike and…

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Top 5 Reasons Your Business Needs A CRM

Businesses of all sizes spend time and money on tedious tasks like accounting, tracking employee performance, managing leads and customers. If you aren’t using a CRM, it’s likely you’re switching from QuickBooks to your Google Calendar to your list of contacts, opening several tabs and programs, and wasting time. Wouldn’t it be nice to have…

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adobe xd web design

Adobe XD: Experience and Share Web Design

Adobe XD, abbreviated from experience design, is an up and coming user interface development and web design program. Sound like something InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop ought to handle? What makes Adobe XD different is the sheer ease and speed with which the user can go from idea to mock-up to interactive prototype. Unlike those behemoths…

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