Posts by Drew Thorne

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Unlikely Winners

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October is here and it is arguably the best time of the year for sports. We lead in with the Ryder Cup, then MLB playoffs (Go A’s!), the NHL and NBA seasons starting, College Football rivalry matchups, and for a few in the know, the America’s Cup! For a sports fan like me, the chilly weather is not the only reason I am glued to the couch come 5 p.m. With all of these events going on, the he...

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It’s More than a Game!

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I, like millions of others around the world, indulge in an annual competition of knowledge, guts, and  luck to see who is the biggest of all fans. I am talking, of course, about fantasy football. Fantasy football was developed back in the 60s in the minds of my favorite team’s front office workers and members of the press. As there are many types of leagues, scoring formats, and rules, I will ...

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How to Optimize a Blog Post

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While this month’s most celebrated holiday has come and gone (and not without a bit of notoriety for San Diego’s annual firework display), I uncharacteristically am forced to come up with my own idea for a blog post. During many recent campaign reviews I have discussed the role of the blog and how you can benefit most from maintaining one, so let’s explore this topic. Write a Blog That Matt...

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Another blog post, another holiday. This weekend is the celebration of fathers everywhere and for me & the rest of the world, a sometimes frustrating one. My father is what you would call a minimalist; the kind of guy who sees no value in brand names, clothes that fit properly, or paying an expert to do work that you should try (read: fail miserably at) first. He often mutters between clenched...

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SEO Gut Check

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Reviewing progress for our many clients’ SEO campaigns, I daily get to deliver news about how much better we are doing in terms of traffic, keyword ranking, and/or conversions. We continually see successful marketing campaigns unfold in front of our eyes and it makes the work truly gratifying. I would be lying though, if I said that every website we touch turns to marketing gold. While we carry ...

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In the past few months, you may have noticed a recent surge in notifications coming to you from Google Webmaster Tools.  For the uninitiated, here is a quick video outlining what Webmaster Tools are and what they can do for your website: If you don’t already have Webmaster Tools installed on your site, contact us today to find out how and why you should. These new notifications may come...

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It’s time to go Dancing! I once again find myself on the Best Rank publishing schedule at the same time as one of my favorite (unofficial) holidays, March Madness. I have previously drawn parallels between Internet marketing strategies and the holidays (Christmas and Valentine’s Day) but the NCAA College Basketball Tournament is just too good to pass up. For the uninitiated, March Madness is ...

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Valentine’s Day is once again here so make sure to get in your last minute orders for the usual assortment of chocolates, roses, stuffed animals & expensive dinners. In the rush of Valentine’s Day, you may find yourself flustered about getting the perfect gift or finding time to make sure that “special someone” gets the attention they deserve. The hardest part is findin...

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I’ve asked this before, but “what will Google think of next?” In the past week, we have seen yet another shift in how Google will display search results to the end user. I have referenced 2 posts from Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) of SearchEngineLand.com which clearly lay out the changes you will soon see & examples of this change already taking effect. In brief, Google is ramping up t...

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This time of year is often hectic in the Internet marketing world as budgets are formed, approved, and allocated toward strategies for 2012. It’s also a time to enjoy the spirit of the holidays in the form of gridlocked parking lots, ugly sweater parties, and evenings with friends and family. In my family, numerous viewings of Bill Murray’s Scrooged are had on the couch and each year w...