Featured Snippets in Search: An Overview

Featured Snippets in Search: An Overview

By now you’ve likely encountered what’s called a “featured snippet” in Google. The featured snippet is when a portion of a page that appears in results is pulled out onto the search engine results page itself. It looks like this: A featured snippet is aimed at answering a searcher’s query, without having to click through to a different webpage. Google tries to make the user experience easier by pulling content to directly answer the searcher’s question. In addition to the…

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Volume Nine January Employee Spotlight

Volume Nine January Employee Spotlight

Name: Ben Waymire Title: Account Director Years at Volume Nine: 4   Why were you chosen for our January employee spotlight? “I was elected to the Executive Board of Food For Thought – Denver, a non-profit organization I have been involved with for about 4 years. Our mission is to fight weekend hunger for poverty-stricken children at Title One schools in the Denver Public Schools (DPS) system.” Tell us more about your role on the Executive Board of Food for…

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Our 2018 Social Media Predictions

Our 2018 Social Media Predictions

From Facebook’s role in the presidential elections to Twitter serving as Trump’s soapbox, social media dominated headlines in 2017. Social media has inarguably become a mainstay in the lives of billions of people across the globe, and the influence of the sites can’t be understated. We asked our social media team to look into their crystal ball and predict the changes that we’ll see in social media in 2018. Let’s check out what the future holds for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,…

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What Is Google Tag Manager, and How Do You Use It?

What Is Google Tag Manager, and How Do You Use It?

If you manage a website, you’re likely familiar with Google’s suite of tools that are designed to optimize your website, both for you and for your users. However, the number of tools and the breadth of their capabilities can overwhelm the best of us. Google Tag Manager is one of the newer tools to Google’s Analytics suite and can be extremely powerful when used properly. Below, we dive into what Google Tag Manager is, and when and how to use…

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Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going: A Year in Review

Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going: A Year in Review

We can’t believe we’re already gearing up for 2018 here at Volume Nine – seriously, where did the year go? As we move into the new year, we decided that there is no better time to reflect on the past and look into the future. Below, we dive into the past year at Volume Nine and in our industry and look at what kind of innovation our clients can expect in 2018. Looking Back: 2017 Biggest Achievements Driving innovation: This year,…

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Content Marketing Predictions 2018

Content Marketing Predictions 2018

Content marketing took new heights in 2017. Video became the most consumed type of content, and countless brands have monetized them. User-generated content (including reviews) plays a massive part in business’s bookings and leads. Instagram is responsible for so much tourism, it’s destroying natural wonders. As we wrap up 2017, the content marketing team at V9 is looking towards the new year to get ahead on trends, tools, and how content fits into the customer journey. Here are some of our…

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The 2018 Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

The 2018 Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Images are usually the first thing that people see on social media and sometimes the only one they remember. They are also the best thing you can do for engagement on social media – photos receive an 87% engagement rate from users.  For your business to succeed on social media, your images need to be clear and on-brand.  Image size is also an important aspect, as the incorrect image size can make your brand look unprofessional. If you don’t pay…

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Volume Nine SEO Goes Digital

Volume Nine SEO Goes Digital

Today, we have a huge announcement! After months (maybe years?) of deliberation, we have finally changed have changed our domain name from V9SEO.com to V9Digital.com. Why the Switch to V9Digital? SEO has evolved far beyond the days of keyword research and title tag generation. In 2018, the best way businesses for businesses to increase web traffic is to create digitally accessible content that serves a purpose. Whether it’s a search engine, an email, or a social media platform – users…

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Outbound vs. Inbound Marketing: What’s the Difference?

Outbound vs. Inbound Marketing: What’s the Difference?

As long as business owners have wanted customers, marketing has been around. But as businesses change along with the customers they serve, marketing changes too. Today, there are two different broad types of marketing, inbound and outbound. Below, we dive into the difference between inbound and outbound marketing and the benefits and limitations of each. Outbound Marketing Outbound marketing is commonly referred to as traditional advertising. WordStream defines outbound marketing as “any kind of marketing where a company initiates the…

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The Top 5 Alternative Search Engines to Google

The Top 5 Alternative Search Engines to Google

With a market share of over 80% on a global scale, Google seems to be the undisputed and undefeated champion of search engines. It has at least 30 billion queries per month, and it’s powered by one of the most successful companies in history. Despite Google’s dominance of the search engine industry, it still has some competitors with unique benefits you may not find when you use Google. We’ve put together a list of some alternative search engines to check out,…

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