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Get Ahead of the Upcoming Holiday Shopping Rush with Facebook’s New Suite of Marketing Tools for SMBs

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Although it is hard to believe, the annual holiday shopping season is just around the corner. Small businesses hoping to boost sales during this time should waste no time planning a holiday marketing campaign. Fortunately, Facebook is ready to assist SMBs with a range of new marketing tools.

Recently, the social media juggernaut discussed several new tools designed to help startups manage operations, build creative advertisements and communicate with customers more effectively. These tools could help companies across all sectors chart a path to success during the fast-approaching holiday shopping season.

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Keywords, Without Intent, Do Not Convert

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When considering keyword strategies, most people simply want to rank as highly as possible for the most common, popular keywords within their industry. If you run a hotel, for instance, you may consider words like hotel, motel, lodging, accommodations and the like. These are considered fairly broad keywords, and you can find them within every industry. While they may describe what you offer, you have to consider the intent of your potential audience. If the keywords you use do not match that intent, ranking highly may still get you increased traffic numbers, but that does not mean it will lead to conversions.

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Recent Reporting From Google Highlights Tremendous Momentum for Small Businesses

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Owning and operating a startup or small business can be a time-consuming and stressful endeavor. However, based on recent reporting from Google, small businesses are currently enjoying unprecedented levels of support from consumers.

Google’s report, titled Small Business Search Trends in 2019, not only delivers some eye-opening statistics about the popularity of local businesses, but also examines current customer search trends. Small business owners and those contemplating the launch of a startup in the near future should pay close attention to the data in this report.

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Google Makes Changes to Nofollow Links

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Linking is a big part of your SEO strategy. Search engines can both see and acknowledge the links you put on your site, along with links to your site from other sources. While it sees them all, it only acknowledges or recognizes the dofollow links. For those links with the added nofollow tag, it ignores the link.

At least, that's how it worked until last month.

As a quick overview, most links on a webpage, with typical HTML coding, are dofollow links. That's the standard way that a search engine reads the code. It only changes if you manually add in a "nofollow" tag to that code.

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Boost Traffic by Adding Infographics Into Your Overall Content Strategy

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Marketing to consumers who are increasingly focused on bite-sized, visual content often requires skill, patience and flexibility. Modern startups and SMBs hoping to establish a solid online foothold in their industry must be able to incorporate a variety of content styles. To do this effectively, many sites now include infographics in content.

But what is an infographic and how can you best use them in your content to attract new leads and boost sales? Below, we’ll explore some of the key elements that comprise an infographic, discuss the benefits they offer and cover a few best practices for their use.

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