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Why Online Reputation Management Matters and How You Can Improve It

In today’s fast-paced digital world, interacting online is as important as ever when trying to reach not only your current customers, but potential ones as well. 

People are constantly leaving reviews on social platforms, such as Facebook, and review websites including Google, Yelp and TripAdvisor to name a few. There are even those who will write about their experience with your business on their own blog! 

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How Do I Rank Higher on Google? Know these SEO Terms

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – there’s this perception that it’s complex, way too technical and downright frightening. We’re here to tell you, yes, learning SEO can be overwhelming at first as there’s a lot to wrap your head around, but understanding the core fundamentals and building blocks is actually pretty straightforward. And as a marketer, becoming proficient in SEO is definitely achievable.

Before learning slick tricks and tactics, you need to know the basics of SEO. The goal is to optimize your website so it ranks higher in searches relevant to your industry. Plus, it’s your chance to access the largest source of free customers on the web (aka Google). And that’s where we come in! PALO Creative is here to share with you the most essential SEO terms to making your site the most powerful marketing tool it can be.

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Marketing Checklist: 5 Things You Need to Do Before 2019

 

The PALO Creative office is looking festive nowadays with wreaths, garland and no holiday decoration is complete without lights (Thanks Linda!). Sure, we’re in the holly jolly spirit, but we can’t help but think about 2019. That’s because now’s actually the best time to review all of the data you’ve covered over the past year and start planning a fresh marketing strategy for the new year. 2019 brings new aspirations, new ideas and new goals for your business. Taking a fresh approach with your business strategy can be of great benefit and ensure your reputation is even more trusted in the eyes of consumers.

In addition to planning new and improved marketing tactics for 2019, there are a few steps that involve analyzing, planning and strategizing, of course. So, where do you begin? We’re glad you asked. At PALO, we’ve taken the guesswork out of strategizing with our end-of-year checklist that’s sure to deliver success in the new year.

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4 Essential Holiday Marketing Tactics for Social Media

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like…wow, it’s already that time of year? Before a mild panic sets in with getting decorations and shopping, you should know nowadays it’s super easy to get the things you need. More and more shoppers are turning to digital platforms, and the influence of social media on purchasing behavior can’t be ignored. By using social media as a tool this holiday season, you can be sure your brand gets the holly jolly experience. Start with these social media tips and suggestions to jump start your holiday marketing:

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Is Zombie Brand Haunting You? Quick Tips to Raise Your Brand from the (Near) Dead

 

The risk of brands turning into zombies is very real. Brands have an infinite amount of challenges to deal with nowadays. Tried and tested tricks to stay alive just aren’t enough to stand out from the crowd. Perhaps you have a case of zombie brand. But don’t worry; you’ve come to the right place. We have quick and easy tips to bring your marketing back to life.

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INBOUND 18: Our Favorite Sessions & Key Takeaways

 

For inbound marketers, the biggest event of the year is HubSpot’s INBOUND conference. And PALO Creative was there! With hundreds of inspiring breakout sessions to choose from, we got up close to new and exciting marketing strategies and learned so much more about consumer behavior.

What is INBOUND?

Inbound is an annual conference bringing together people passionate about marketing, selling and delighting customers in an inspiring way. This year’s event attracted over 24,000 people and included breakout sessions from industry influencers such as award-winning and best-selling author, Shonda Rhimes and HubSpot’s very own co-founders, Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah.

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Enter Your Goals

by Jim Komara, Digital Media Director

“If you don’t define your goals, you’re unlikely to reach them.” Does this sound familiar? Chances are you’ve heard this line from a success story, a seminar, while listening to a podcast or even from the uncle who never made it. The best advice you can give someone on goal setting, yet not everyone follows through. Why is that?

Often, our goals exist only in our heads, which in my experience is a bad place to keep them. Our thoughts of what our goals are can be easily morphed when the challenges of every day life occur. With no physical record of them, they can become lost, forgotten or prioritized so far down the list that they barely exist. That’s why writing down your goals and making them physical is the first step. Now, let’s take it a step further.

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Brand Identity: Why It Matters More Than You May Think

Branding a business isn’t just about promoting a product or service. In today’s digital world, people are inundated with advertisements and commercials through a variety of channels from emails to social media, leading some to ignore the constant claims of product superiority. That’s why it’s important to connect with an audience in an impactful and inspiring way.

The brand promise, which is the value or experience customers can expect to receive every time they interact with a company, has transformed dramatically over the last 70 years. Pre-1950’s, most brand promises were straightforward – mainly focused on the benefits of a product. As the 1980’s approached, people began associating themselves more with brands, ingraining them into their everyday lives. Nike for example, the top manufacturer of footwear and apparel stressed innovation and inspiration and soon became a prominent household name and lifestyle.

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Google My Business: New Changes You Need to Know

So at this point, if you haven’t actively managed your Google listing, you should definitely take this as a sign to jump on the bandwagon. Google recently rolled out new features to help businesses better optimize listings and attract more customers.

“With 82% of people turning to search engines to find local information, your Google listing is the ideal place to showcase what is unique about your business.” – Rosa Wu, Product Manager of Google

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Okay Google, Is My Site Safe? Big Changes to Website Security Warnings You Need to Know

 

 

Do you realize any communication or personal information can be made available to anyone in the world when you visit an unencrypted website? Yeah, that’s a lot of eyeballs.

Security is one of, if not the biggest concerns for web users. As we connect more through online and mobile transactions, the number of e-commerce fraud attacks continues to increase. In 2017, there was a more than 30% increase in online related fraud incidents in comparison to 2016. This alarming statistic led Google to give users more information about the security of the websites they visit.

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What’s the BUZZ All About? Announcing PALO’s New Digital Marketing Podcast

We’re thrilled to unveil our brand new podcast about marketing and technology called PALO BUZZ. Our weekly podcast treats you to in-depth conversations between members of the PALO Creative team about topics related to digital marketing and technology, as well as feature industry news and updates, personal experience stories and fun interactions. For example, what kind of soda does Keith like to drink?

You’re sure to get a laugh, but also, learn information as we share with you interesting tips, observations and insight into the world of digital marketing. PALO BUZZ is available for streaming or download on SoundCloud.

The first episode of PALO BUZZ covers the advantages and disadvantages of digital marketing and ‘traditional’ marketing, recent changes to Google search results and we introduce you to Ryan Kallok, the newest member of the PALO Creative team.

You can listen here and subscribe to stay up to date.