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Return On News: 100 Blogging Lessons, SEO Pitfalls, & More

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is nearly a wrap. And what a year it has been! From the sunsetting of Google Authorship and PageRank, to the digital war on Sony about their new movie The Interview, we have certainly had tons to talk about. With the year winding to a close and a short week…

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8 Key Characteristics of a Quality Website for Business

We like to cover more in depth topics here, such as SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, and the like. But at the core of all of these efforts is the website itself. If you are using the web to promote your business, you absolutely MUST have a quality website in place to maximize your reach out…

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Which Google AdWords Conversion Rate Should You Be Tracking?

After working with Google AdWords for over a decade, I’ve seen many changes rolled out to their user interface. It seems they make an update nearly every week. Earlier this year, they made a nomenclature change to how data is reported on an account’s AdWords conversion rate. In the old reporting UI, they had the following: Conversions (1-per Click) Conversions…

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Return On News: Penguins, Pandas, and Pirates, Oh My!

It has been quite a while since we’ve published a curated list of posts in our Return On News series. Since it has been a hot week or two for news items, I thought I’d pull one together today to help catch you up on all the latest developments. If you haven’t seen Return On…

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Top 5 Areas To Focus Your SEO Efforts in 2014

With the holidays upon us, now is a great time to think ahead to 2014 and what it holds in store for us. There are five areas within SEO that jump into my mind rather quickly, so let’s move on from the small talk and get right to the point. 1. Get Serious About Your…

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Which Marketing Channels Provide the Most Value?

We’ve all witnessed the transformation of marketing in the past decade. With digital technologies have come a variety of new options for targeting and reaching out to both potential and current customers. Where we once had direct marketing, mass media advertising and similar tactics, we now have search marketing, social media, pay-per-click advertising, mobile marketing…

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Responsive Websites Are Good For SEO

I am a huge proponent of responsive websites and responsive web design. Having completed an in-depth analysis about the topic very recently, this is a subject that is near and dear to me. Today I was happy to come across a new video from Google’s Head of Webspam Matt Cutts on exactly this topic. On…

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Bid Adjustment Options in Google AdWords Enhanced Campaigns

After months of ado about the universal rollout of Google AdWords Enhanced campaigns, the date of “forced upgrade” passed during July, 2013. Now that everyone is on the enhanced campaign platform, it is time to start getting our arms around all of the new capabilities it presents. Google AdWords legacy campaigns offered a limited feature…

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New Site Live on WP Engine – Just in Time For SXSWi!

Today, I am excited to unveil a brand new website for Return On Now. This redesign has been in the works for some time now, and we are happy to have it live in time for this year’s South By Southwest Interactive Conference (SXSWi). The new site is improved in many ways, several of which…

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2013 Online Marketing Predictions From Around the Web

As we get a couple of weeks or so into 2013, most of the “predictions” columns, articles, and blog posts have made their way out onto the web. This annual tradition is one that most of us either love or hate. I tend to take a non-biased view to start, but there does come a…

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