Why Invest in Online Marketing in an Economic Downturn

There’s no sugar-coating the economic challenges faced by Alberta over the past few years. SMBs have had to adjust in many ways, and one of the things that tends to get cut first, is the marketing budget. While this reactionary mode decision is understandable, it doesn’t make sense since now is the time you need to acquire new customers/clients more than ever before. Now we’re not saying that adjustments to your budget should not be made, as you absolutely should make changes. But instead of clearcutting, transitioning to the most efficient and proven means of marketing is the key. That means, is online marketing. 

Below is a summary of why increased adoption of online marketing make sense during even the most tumultuous of economic times.

4 Reasons Why Your Business Should Adopt or Increase Digital Marketing in a Slow Economy

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SEO Changes for 2019-2020

At the start of the new year we released an article titled, Understanding Google Search in 2019 – What You Need to Know. Are we repeating ourselves here with today’s topic? To some extent, perhaps, but the intent of this article to provide you with practical and tangible steps that you (and/or your development team) can take today, to take corrective action and adapt to the SEO changes that are happening at this very moment. 

We’re also leaving out the tried and true search engine ranking factors. You already know that you need to update your website with engaging and useful content on a weekly basis, and that you need to secure backlinks from high authority websites while remaining active on social networks. Instead, we’re going to reflect on what many SMBs don’t already know, or know enough about, so that they can adjust their online marketing strategy accordingly. 

4 Practical Changes That Your SEO Strategy Needs to Adopt Today to Remain Competitive on Search in 2019-20 and Beyond

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What Brands Need to Know About the Google+ Shutdown

Google+ is dead. Not in the same way that online marketing media has been reporting its death for the past five years. We mean officially dead as of April 2 2019. There’s no reason to dig into the reason why, but certainly the hack that compromised the data of nearly half-a-million users didn’t help. All that businesses need to know now, is how to adjust, because in addition to public profiles, Google+ brand pages are being dismissed too. Will this impact your online marketing strategy? Will it hurt your website’s SEO? Is there anything that needs to be done before the deadline? Let’s find out.

5 Things Your Business Needs to Do Before Your Google+ Brand Page is Gone for Good

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Understanding Google Search in 2019 – What You Need to Know

In varying capacities small and medium businesses alike depend upon their website for customer/client acquisition. For some, it’s where sales happen. For others, it’s a pure marketing tool. At the very least, it’s a channel where which prospective customers/clients validate and vet the relevance of an SMB to provide for their needs. And one way they do this, is through Google search. There’s no need to go into much more background than that because you already know how important it is to rank above the fold on that very first page – the promised land. This ambition does not falter. 

What does adjust however, is what is required to reach and maintain that top spot. Year after year, month after month, and even day after day the search engine evolves. If your website does not advance along with it, it’s position on any given results page (SERP) will change too, and not for the better. In response, Digital Marketing Collective is here to provide you with insight into recent and ongoing developments with the world’s favorite search engine so that you can adapt accordingly. 

3 Things Your Business Needs to Know About Google Search in 2019 So You Can Get Ahead of the Competition

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