The History of Email and Email Design

History of Email and Email Design

44 years ago, Raymond Tomlinson was working on ARPANET (the U.S. Government’s precursor to the publicly available Internet), and invented email. It was a pretty big deal because up until that point, messages could only be sent and read on the same computer. This allowed a user and a destination separated by the & symbol. When he showed colleague Jerry Burchfiel, the response was: Don’t …

How to Check Your Domain’s Rank by Keyword on Mobile and Desktop

SEO Keyword Research Mistakes

Key to a successful search engine marketing strategy is understanding the keywords that search engine visitors are utilizing to find your company. You would be surprised at how many companies I speak to that have not done any keyword research. The result of not doing research in an online marketing strategy is that your company winds up being identified for irrelevant terms – attracting the …

26 Steps to Creating a Successful Ecommerce Business in 2015

Ultimate Guide to Building Your Online Ecommerce Business

By 2017, ecommerce sales are estimated to reach $434 billion in the United States. We’ve been actually developing this site to add some ecommerce solutions and strategies after testing some automated reporting solutions last year. Much more to come in the next few months – we promise! Ecommerce Platforms developed this infographic with ecommerce strategies that will help you develop a sustainable business and focus …

The State of Search Marketing in 2015

The State of Search Marketing in 2015

I recently spoke to a group that I’ve been repeatedly invited back to speak to over the last 5 years. At one point in the conversation the topic turned to keyword usage. Jaws dropped as I told the audience to stop worrying about keyword densities and usage throughout their content. While I still think a keyword is great to utilize within the title of a …

You’re Not Getting Speaking Gigs Because of Your Online Presence

Public Speakers and their Content and Social Media Strategies

During my presentation on Saturday to the National Speakers Association, I shared a presentation and supporting data for the speakers to understand why a content and social strategy were key to their own efforts in building authority and finding speaking opportunities. It’s an incredible group to speak to since they provide me as much value in feedback with my speaking as I provide them in …