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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Net Neutrality and Digital Marketing Predictions [Q&A with Chuck Aikens]

Net Neutrality and Digital Marketing Predictions [Q&A with Chuck Aikens]

Wonder how a future without Net Neutrality might affect the world of digital marketing? We recently sat down with Volume Nine’s founder, Chuck Aikens, to ask him about the potential effects and what brands can do to prepare themselves. First Off, What is Net Neutrality? Chuck: “As it relates to business, Net Neutrality provides a level playing field for new companies and innovative services because ISPs have to allow access to the Internet without interference. Without Net Neutrality, ISPs could pick and…

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The 7 Essential WordPress Plugins for Digital Marketing

The 7 Essential WordPress Plugins for Digital Marketing

If your business is using WordPress as your content management system, you’ve likely begun to discover some of the 50,000 plugins available on the site. Whether you want basic analytics data or an improved comments system, there is a WordPress plugin that can do just that. WordPress plugins capabilities also reach into digital marketing. There are a number of powerful plugins to make digital marketing on your site a breeze. Below, we’ve compiled a list of seven essential WordPress plugins…

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What is an Editorial Calendar?

What is an Editorial Calendar?

The standard for content marketing has skyrocketed in recent years. With more and more businesses seeing the value of a solid content marketing strategy, along with search algorithms rewarding websites with high-quality content, good execution is a must. And good execution relies on great strategy. Here at Volume Nine, we believe that a good content marketing strategy starts with a solidly researched and planned editorial calendar. What is an editorial calendar, exactly? An editorial calendar is a calendar dedicated to…

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What We Learned at Denver Startup Week 2017

What We Learned at Denver Startup Week 2017

At Volume Nine, we’re obsessed with learning. From #team Slack threads packed with can’t-miss articles (shoutout to Moz’s Whiteboard Fridays) to lunch and learns, we’re always looking for new ways of innovating to help boost our clients’ brands. Last week, V9ers powered down our laptops to attend talks lead by some of the best and brightest minds in the Mile High City. We don’t want to say we dominated Denver Startup Week, but, as one attendee noted to V9er Sara…

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How to Compete with Amazon this Holiday Season (and Win)

How to Compete with Amazon this Holiday Season (and Win)

So, you want to compete with Amazon, the Goliath of e-commerce and founder of two-day shipping? While admittedly this is no small feat, don’t lose hope. There are some tactical and important things you can do this holiday season to better compete with Amazon. To waste no time, let’s get right to it. Offer Free Shipping Free shipping is now the standard. For some businesses, this is a massive hurdle, but users have come to expect quick, free shipping from…

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Doing Good Week: Digital Marketing for Non-Profits

Doing Good Week: Digital Marketing for Non-Profits

Here at Volume Nine, we try to take time out of our busy schedules to give back to our community. We even shut down the office one day per year to host a community service project. Recently, we had the opportunity to combine some of our favorite things – digital marketing and community service – at Doing Good Week. Doing Good Week is a free event where non-profits can learn about everything they need to build their organization, from marketing…

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V9 Takes Denver Digital Summit 2017

V9 Takes Denver Digital Summit 2017

Another year, another Denver Digital Summit! V9 was a proud partner of the 2017 Denver Digital Summit, where the keynote speakers were better than ever! (Shout out to @MorganSpurlock for showing us your sweet dance moves, and to Seth Godin for giving us a ton of quotable material!) If you’re reading this thinking “Doh! I can’t believe I missed the Digital Summit this year,” fear not! The Digital Summit Conference Series still has 8 more stops in 2017. If hitting the…

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The Latest on Google+ [June 2017]

The Latest on Google+ [June 2017]

Is Google Plus Dead? For the past two years, we’ve read headlines about Google Plus like: Google+ Is Toast, Burnt Toast Google+ Is Walking Dead Farewell, Google+, We Hardly Knew Ye Google+ Impending Doom Inside the failure of Google+ On the flip side, we were also reading headlines like: Google Phases Out Google+ Even Further – Or Does It? Why You Should Stop Asking Is Google Plus Dead Google Plus Is Small, But Still Not Dead Yet The Latest on…

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