5 Mistakes Marketers Make and How To Fix Them

Planning on starting out the year with a strong marketing plan? Maybe you already have a few digital marketing resolutions set in place. But you don’t want to encounter the usual pitfalls that frustrate many marketers when they establish their marketing strategies. To help, we’ve listed solutions for five common marketing mistakes below: #1: You […]

Local with a Purpose: 7 Steps to Create a Local Business Marketing Strategy

A local marketing strategy is key to any company, whether it’s a small local business or one that’s part of a larger franchise. According to a comScore study, 78% of people who conduct a local mobile search follow up with an offline purchase. But local marketing takes some effort and a bit of planning to […]

The 6 Best Productivity Tools for Marketers

It’s the start of a new year and aside from losing the holiday weight (thanks to all that extra pie), you’re focused on making this year a better, more productive one than the year before. There’s a lot of work when it comes to digital marketing, and it can get overwhelming. To make things easier […]

Don’t Repeat Last Year’s Mistakes: 5 Digital Marketing Resolutions for 2016

The holidays have come and gone, and all that’s left is to look into what the new year holds for you. You’ve made all the personal resolutions you can handle—lose 10 pounds, learn a new language and read more books, maybe—but did you make any resolutions for your business? January is a great time to […]

How to Use Your Website to Maximize Demand Generation

One of the best parts about living in Los Angeles is all the great workout spots to unwind at after a tough day. The problem is there are so many to choose from and many studios have a hard time standing out from their competition. One of the best ways a local business can stand […]

5 Ways to be a Thought Leader in the Financial Industry

Piggy Bank

The most influential and successful individuals in business are thought leaders. Think Sheryl Sandberg, Richard Branson, or Arianna Huffington. Anyone with expertise and ideas has the potential to become a thought leader, and thought leadership is a great marketing tool, especially for professionals in the financial industry. People trust names they recognize, and look to […]

Website Optimization: How to Improve Your Medical Clinic’s Search Rankings

When it comes to finding a medical clinic, more and more patients are going online. Even as of 2012, Google reported that 77% of patients used search engines before making an appointment. If you’re looking to bring new patients to your clinic, this result is important. First, it means if you don’t have an optimized […]

Is Tweeting Part of the Hippocratic Oath?

Hippocratic Oath

Paging all doctors. It must be frustrating to deal with patients who have no problem pulling their car into a mechanic and saying, “The thingy is making a wonky sound. Know what I mean?” But when they go to the doctor, they show up loaded with information about likely prognosis and what treatment they need. […]

The Top Four Performance Indicators for Conversions and SEO

SEO Performance Indicators

One of the biggest challenges for business owners and marketers is putting their analytics data to good use. Analytics tools have become more powerful, but according to Content Marketing Institute, 76% of marketers feel measurement is important yet only 29% believe they’re doing it well. Additionally, 52% of marketers don’t have a formal method of […]

The Top Key Metrics Small Businesses Should Monitor in GA


One of the most useful things about Google Analytics is the sheer amount of information it provides. From reports to metrics to suggestions on improvements, Google Analytics is a wealth of insight into the inner workings of your business’s website. For some, though, the strength of Google Analytics can be pretty intimidating. If you’re new […]

How to Use Google Location Reports to Better Track Your Audience


The Google Analytics Reporting tab hosts a wide array of options for gaining insight into how a website, or a specific campaign, is doing. By geotargeting traffic using Location reports, it’s possible to really refine the data imported for analysis. I showed you how to access and set up local reports earlier this month, but […]

Google Maps Update and Why It’s SO Important

Google Maps Update

Everyone who has ever needed to stop and get gas while driving from location A to B and could not search for a gas station without losing their original destination, rejoice and raise your glass in celebration! Google announced this week that it will be pushing out an update to Google Maps that will allow […]

Improving Your Local SEO Campaigns with Google Analytics


Google Analytics, when paired with Google’s Webmaster Tools, has some powerful reports that allow site owners to view the effectiveness of any marketing campaign. I’ve already shown you how to sign up for Google Analytics and register it with Google My Business to localize data collection. Next it’s time to integrate Webmaster Tools with Analytics. […]

Free Analytics Tools for Local Business Owners


As a local business owner, you can make your website work for you as a revenue-driving marketing asset, or you can let it sit there. Free analytics tools like the top options listed below will help you track performance to make sure your website and your social media profiles all work effectively. First is a […]

6 Google Analytics Features That Will Change How You Run Your Site

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Previously, we’ve tackled some of the basic Google Analytics metrics worth tracking. Now, it’s time to dive a bit deeper into some of its features that will help power your site and ensure you’re getting all the important information you require. As a web analytics service, Google Analytics provides insights about your business, marketing efforts and […]