No, that’s not the name of the next Christmas Vacation movie, although it does have a nice ring to it. :) The site owner and CTO uncovered a load balancer issue that was causing the performance problems we were seeing on the site. And that was causing a big drop in traffic as visitors couldn’t load many of the pages. And again, this is a site that people visit during the holidays, and on Christmas day, based on the type of content the site provides.
Today, it’s important for you to be where your potential clients are looking. More and more, that means your firm needs a robust and diversified presence online. From our research, we found that purchasers are looking for experts online in a number of ways, including in search engines, by reading online reviews, on social media, through webinars, and more.
I liken this to a paradoxical Catch-22 scenario, because it seems like without one you can't have the other. It takes money to drive traffic, but it takes traffic to make money. So don't make the mistake that millions of other online marketers make around the world. Before you attempt to scale or send any semblance of traffic to your offers, be sure to split-test things to oblivion and determine your conversion rates before diving in headfirst.

As you can probably guess, I was ultra-interested in seeing how this played out SEO-wise. So, I began tracking the situation on several levels to see how the load balancer issue was impacting the site from an SEO standpoint. For example, would rankings drop, would crawling slow down, and how would this all look when the performance problems were fixed?


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As the importance of online marketing increases, more individuals are preparing themselves for a career in this emerging field. Businesses are looking for skilled marketers who specialize in internet marketing, and can help give the company a competitive edge. Earning an internet marketing degree or credential is recommended to those interested in becoming online marketers or advertisement agents.
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Eyeballs are getting harder and harder to grab, especially on Facebook, where the auto-play feature has completely changed the landscape of the platform, both on desktop and mobile. Right now, video is the most engaging Facebook format. Uploading 60-90 second, funny, evergreen videos with captions and short text introductions is one of the most successful tactics to slow down scrolling on the app, at least according to Buzzsumo. A good… [Read More…]

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In addition to getting a job and making the transition from graphic to product design, Tradecraft was the catalyst for a great deal of personal change that I'm still benefiting from (and working through.) The nature of the environment is one where you're surrounded by people questioning things: their future desired role and how to get there, user experience problems, the various degrees of ...
At this point, you probably already know what Facebook is and what it does. What you might not know? It has a training and certification program. Facebook Blueprint offers self-paced and live e-learning courses for marketers seeking to grow their organizations using Facebook. Blueprint offers classes in different languages on how to use Facebook and Instagram -- here's a peek at the course catalog.
The ASOS website is very simple and easy to use, and includes a wide range of information, it is very bright which makes the website appealing and therefore attracts customers.  Firstly there are a range of sections like women, men which therefore provides the customers with convenience as they can choose what section they would like to view. Customers can also create their own account online this will allow the customers to save details about any transactions that has taken place, the customers will also be able to save their payment and contact details which will save time and effort for customers when they use the website again. Also by making an account it will allow the customers to track their deliveries, they can save any documents and print at a later time, they will also receive monthly invoices and special discounted rates. The customers can also use the website to find out information like the businesses history, about how much different promotions, offers and events that is in store. If the customers experience any difficulties they can access the customer care site on the website and this should help to deal with any problems.
There are plenty of guides to marketing. From textbooks to online video tutorials, you can really take your pick. But, we felt that there was something missing — a guide that really starts at the beginning to equip already-intelligent professionals with a healthy balance of strategic and tactical advice. The Beginner’s Guide to Online Marketing closes that gap.
As of October 2018 almost 4.2 billion people were active internet users and 3.4 billion were social media users (Statista). China, India and the United States rank ahead all other countries in terms of internet users. This gives a marketer an unprecedented number of customers to reach with product and service offerings, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The interactive nature of the internet facilitates immediate communication between businesses and consumers, allowing businesses to respond quickly to the needs of consumers and changes in the marketplace.
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The search industry is evolving fast: We have Google updates and core algorithm changes being announced and we see new awesome tools being launched regularly. It’s one of the most exciting industries to work in. As-you-type search suggestions can be an awesome source of content inspiration because they provide a valuable insight into what people tend to search for when typing in their base term. It’s nice to see different… [Read More…]
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