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Is It a Marketing Problem or a Website Problem? 3 Ways to Tell

Many of our website and SEO consultations start with “There’s a problem with my website.” Sometimes the client has analytics tracking clicks and traffic or is looking at their page ranking – but even more often is that they do not see leads generated from their site. Getting to that root cause opens up questions […]
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Obsessing Over a Single Analytics Metric: A Marketer’s Take

Here at Vision Advertising, one of the many hats I wear is “the SEO Guy” – upgraded to “the SEO Guru” when I get brought up in sales. And it’s true: while I came into marketing via writing, I soon learned that successful blog writing is part knowing how SEO works, from keywords to metadata. […]
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Why We’re Proud to Be a Women-Owned and -Run Business

Recently, I was networking with a colleague and was on an initial phone call with him. When I explained that we were women-owned and -run, he responded with, “Oh, you’re only trying to work with women.” To him, stating your business is women-owned, minority-run, etc., means that you are only selling to those groups. Calmly, […]
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Are You Handling 2020 Holiday Marketing and Sales Differently?

As another wave of restrictions and lockdowns take effect throughout the US, some businesses’ (and customers’) dreams of a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or a Happy Kwanzaa are freezing over. Other companies, who are playing the long game against COVID and the recession, are finding themselves in a better position as the holidays enter full […]
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How Servant Leadership Keeps Companies Together

Once you have employees, your business changes. Leadership isn’t defined by that you lead, but how you lead. Who do you put first at your business? Yourself? Your team? Your customers? There are no right or wrong answers, but they all form different types of leaders with different strengths. When I joined the Vision team, […]
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Can I Even Write a Blog About My Industry?

The internet is built on words. In Search Engine Optimization (SEO) terms, it’s how we get people to see ourselves and our websites: through proving our worth through these searchable, indexable words. Blogs are an excellent resource for marketing on so many levels, from showing expertise you can share on social media to ranking higher […]