Web San Diego: The List. The Site

What Joe Crawford started as a small list in March of 1999 has grown to over 600 members, and likely many more subscribers to the list’s RSS feed. This is arguably the largest organized body of San Diego tech professionals. So, the question now becomes how can we improve Web San Diego, the listserv and the website?

What is Premium Link Building & How To Do It Right

There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to developing an SEO strategy, and choosing the right strategy can have a significant impact on your site’s ranking, traffic, and overall business success. Designing your brand’s approach and choosing the tactics that will work best for you depends on:

3 SEO Factors For Higher Rankings

Understanding how Google rankings are determined – SEO Factors

With its major milestone updates (think Penguin(s), Panda, Hummingbird, etc.) and constant minor ones, Google has drawn a hard line in the sand regarding SEO tactics and what they encourage and what they’re willing to tolerate for the time being. This is forcing domain and business owners to get more sophisticated and step up their game.

Google Right Side Ads Removed

Update: Since posting this article (yesterday!), there has already been new discovery as to how the new ad format will impact results and campaigns. SearchEngineLand.com put together an article on some of the findings so far (check it out here). What we found interesting? Position 3 actually had the most positive change as a result, with a 15% increase in CTR. Keep checking back for more details as we learn more.

7 Great Ideas for B2B Holiday Marketing

Most of us think of the holidays as a B2C marketer’s playground – lots of seasonal promotions via every channel under the sun. Traditionally, B2B marketers step out of the spotlight as the year wraps up.

But digital marketing offers great ways for B2B brands to end the year on a bright note. As online marketing for businesses becomes more about engagement versus a hard sell, it is even more important for B2Bs to reach their target market by taking a page from the B2C playbook using B2B holiday marketing.

6 Last Minute Holiday Tips for Digital Marketers

Let the season begin!

According the National Retail Federation, 41% of Americans said they start their holiday shopping before Halloween, and about 20% begin by the end of September. The holiday season is huge for companies of all stripes, with $965 billion in consumer spending between November and January (Deloitte 2015).

Dos and Don’ts for Better Online Marketing

We’ve become a nation of “multi-screeners” using smartphones, tablets, computers and TVs — sometimes simultaneously — to gather and explore information. As a result, the path that consumers take from awareness to purchase is now a multi-touch journey. From the initial search, a typical buyer will visit company websites, read reviews on blogs or consumer sites, subscribe to newsletters, watch a YouTube video, visit a brand Facebook page, see a banner ad, see a retargeted banner ad, conduct additional searches with refined terms and look for a coupon or a discount – all before making a purchase decision.