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Dec 06 2014

3 SEO Tips and Tricks in Light of Penguin 3.0

Online marketers need to understand how updates to Google’s algorithm may affect their website rankings. When a site is affected by an update, it is important that adjustments are made to avoid further penalties from Google. Unfortunately, sites typically have to wait until Google rolls out another update in order to see how their changes impact rankings. Last month Google rolled out their most recent update of Penguin 3.0 approximately one year after the previous Penguin 2.1 update. How Significant is Penguin 3.0 on Rankings? Every update to Google’s algorithm affects only a...

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Oct 27 2014

Three Reasons Why Your Social Media Paid Ad Campaign Will Fail

From fame to fortune to followers—there are many lucrative outcomes to social media advertising. However, there are also many chances for failure, misused time and wasted money.

Social media advertising is not as simple as “build it and they will come”. Brands dream of creating a beautiful ad, with a great image and killer copy; clicking publish and watching revenue pour in.

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Sep 30 2014

Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Update – Embracing Real-Time Marketing

Facebook recently announced that they have made changes to their Newsfeed Algorithm—once again! This latest update prioritizes showing users posts that they want to see, when they want to see them. Whether it’s a devastating college football loss or an uplifting news story, Facebook is taking a cue from Twitter by testing a more “real-time” user experience. Facebook’s latest algorithm update presents an opportunity for brands to better interact and engage with consumers on trending topics. The first part of Facebook’s algorithm update prioritizes posts that mention a trending topic. Facebook...

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Sep 16 2014

Keeping Up with the Joneses is not Enough! Don’t Just Meet but Exceed Your Customers’ Expectations on Social Media

Cool campaigns or great design elements are not enough. Social media needs to be integrated into all marketing initiatives; from real-time personalization to marketing automation. Today’s consumers have grown to expect that brands are present, active and engaged across social media channels. Your customers’ questions are no longer “are they on Twitter?” but rather, “what kind of loyalty programs do they have available to me on social?” or “how fast is their social media customer support?” Because consumer expectations are so high, brands must rise to the occasion and learn...

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Sep 05 2014

How to Attract Visitors and Convert Them Into Qualified Leads

The ultimate goal for marketers has always been to create the right offer, at the right time and to the right people. As customers now have unprecedented amounts of information to sift through, a brand’s inbound strategy plays a critical role in leading the customer successfully through each stage of the buyer’s journey to maximize success. Modern marketing must rely on the awareness, interest, consideration and delight phases of the customer’s path to purchase. Marketing Automation platforms, including tools such as Marketo, Hubspot, and SharpSpring, help to coordinate and manage...

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Aug 15 2014

Website Makeover: The Before and After

"Going into the website redesign, we did not have a clear vision of what we needed, but Mambo was able to guide us through the process of creating the optimal solution for our audience within the confines of our budget.” - Rob Warmack, VP Market Development, Compli When planning a website redesign, it’s important to evaluate the target audience, the desired user experience, and the strategic goals and objectives of the website. Our client, Compli, a compliance software company, approached Mambo Media to update the current look and feel of their...

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Aug 08 2014

Increase Social Advertisement Efficiency with A/B Testing!

Today’s social media profile users are inundated with posts, tweets, and messages, content and of course ads. So how do you break through the clutter? How do you capture enough attention to get users to click on your content, your ad and finally how do you get them to convert or take a desired action? Simple, you optimize everything! Although best practice will help you create a better post, tweet or ad, it won’t allow you to completely optimize it for your audience. The only way to truly optimize is to...

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Jul 24 2014

Ready, Set, Action: How to Plan For and Create a Video Library

YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world and presents a powerful, personable way to connect with your audience. With 50% of visitors using it to watch business related videos and 75% of users visiting the marketers’ website after viewing a video, it is the prime platform to share valuable content related to your brand. So how does one harness the power of this search engine? By creating a video library! Here are 5 questions to consider before embarking on this expensive and time consuming venture. 1. What do I...

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Jul 12 2014

From Data to Design: How to Create an Infographic in 5 Easy Steps

Last month in our blog ‘Showing is Better Than Telling: How to Use an Infographic for Engagement’  we talked about the powerful way infographics add context and story to data, and how their irresistible shareability make them ideal for digital marketing. Today we are going to delve into the process of translating raw data into clear and relevant visuals. There are three key ingredients that must be balanced in any great infographics recipe: visuals, content and information. Finding a compelling way to organize and show information can be a very confusing and...

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Jul 10 2014

Blink and They’re Gone: Everything You Need to Know about Effective Homepage Design

The typical visitor only spends 3-5 seconds on a site before deciding whether or not to take action or move on! A homepage is your company’s first impression in the digital space and is responsible for clearly communicating your message and value proposition to all users. So what can you do to make the most of your short impression window? Take the time to design a homepage that will make the best possible impression and continue to offer value to all of your users. The 7 most critical elements of a...

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