6 Tools to Help You Find Long-Tail Keywords for Your Blog

6 Tools to Help You Find Long-Tail Keywords for Your Blog

If you’re creating content for your business, the days when you can sit down and write a blog post about any topic that strikes your fancy are long gone. Don’t get us wrong, you can, but you’re ensuring that no one will find your blog post organically. So, if you don’t want to waste your time, writing a blog that is optimized for a keyword that has some search volume around it is essential. With the billions upon billions of…

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Facebook Stories for Business: What You Need to Know

Facebook Stories for Business: What You Need to Know

Storytelling has fascinated people for ages. When you combine it with modern digital marketing, a powerful mix is created. As a business, the storytelling tools that are available for your company can help increase brand exposure, create a community around your brand, and even boost your bottom line. One of the emerging storytelling features is Facebook Stories, which enables users to create pictures and short videos that will vanish 24 hours after posting. While Facebook Stories haven’t caught on as…

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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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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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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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How to Disavow Links – A Guide to Disavow.txt

How to Disavow Links – A Guide to Disavow.txt

At this point, there’s a good chance you’re aware that Google’s Disavow Tool exists. The disavow feature has been around for several years, and there has been no shortage of documentation on the tool within the SEO community. A quick search of “How to Disavow Links” yields roughly 397,000 results. Whew. Within this post, our goal will be to speak plain English and empower anyone with a keyboard the ability to disavow links safely, correctly, and without triggering a migraine….

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How Can Blogging Help My Business?

How Can Blogging Help My Business?

As a business owner or marketing manager, you’ve likely been told that blogging is a powerful way for getting the word out about your company. However, when done correctly, blogging can do much more than inform consumers about your products. If you’re on the fence about the efficacy of blogging, take it from us – blogging can help your business. Here are eight benefits you’ll see from starting and maintaining a company blog: Increase your page rankings Each time you…

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What are Facebook Chat Bots, and How Do I Use Them?

What are Facebook Chat Bots, and How Do I Use Them?

In April of this year, Facebook introduced chatbots for their messenger service, opening up an entirely new avenue for businesses to reach consumers. Since Messenger is the second most popular app on iOS – over 900 million people actively use it each month – the announcement about the new feature generated quite a lot of buzz. Chatbots have powerful potential when it comes to online customer relationship management for your business. Here’s everything you need to know about Facebook chatbots…

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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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Facebook Introduces New Influencer Marketing Feature

Facebook Introduces New Influencer Marketing Feature

About a year ago, Facebook rolled out a feature that gave businesses the ability to pay influencers to create posts mentioning the business’s product. The feature was in response to the growing popularity and ROI of influencer marketing. That process still exists, but Facebook recently added a new functionality which provides both influencers, and the companies that pay them, more control over their content. Before we get into the details of the new feature, it’ll help to get a little…

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