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Is Your Company Discoverable?

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It's clear that marketing is never going to be the same. The internet has changed everything, and that change is here to stay. Rather than clinging to older ideas that may be outdated and may no longer work, companies need to accept this new reality and find out how they can leverage it for greater success. The relationship with each individual consumer is more important than it has ever been, for instance, and consumers have far more power to search out what they want. They do this on social media and through search engines, primarily. Think of it this way: Two decades ago, companies worked to get in front of consumers. Today, consumers come to them.

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Google Makes Stunning Announcement About Targeted Ads

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Targeted ads are everywhere. Do one Google search for a new guitar, and all you see are guitar ads for the next few weeks. It may not even matter if you bought the guitar. Your browsing history allows Google to create targeted ads specifically for you, based on your searches and interests. If you've accepted that this is how it works and how it will always work, you may be stunned to learn that Google has said it will stop the practice. As has been noted, this is being done even though targeted ads are a core part of the search giant's business model. This move could change online advertising forever.

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Why Using the Right Type of SEO Matters

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The right type of SEO is crucial to your success and the success of your site. The internet is not the Wild West that it used to be, where it often seemed like everything and anything could be done to get more traffic. With that traffic now controlled by the largest search engines -- namely, Google -- it's important to follow all of their regulations. Breaking them could get a site deindexed and drastically impact traffic. This may not be permanent, but it can be if the site owner does not fix the issues and get the site indexed again. Even if the issues are eventually rectified, it can cost an enormous amount in exposure, traffic and placement within the search results.

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The Importance of Your Bounce Rate

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Your site's bounce rate is important. This is the measure of how many people come to your site and then almost instantly leave. While it may be more encouraging to study positive numbers, such as your overall traffic or an increase in sales, you really want to seek to improve your negative numbers to enhance your site on the whole. Your bounce rate, when it's too high, tells you that something is inherently wrong with your site or your content. You're always going to have some people who navigate to the site and then leave, but you don't want to see any massive increases in this area and you always want to work to reduce those numbers.

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What Reading Level Is Right for Your Audience?

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Not all online audiences have the same reading level, nor should you expect them to. This is why it's so important to understand not just the goals you have for your content, but for whom that content is being written. You can then cater your approach to those who are going to be on your page most often, and it will have the biggest impact. Writing at a level that is above your audience may make your content seem confusing and unhelpful, while writing at a level that is too low can make your company appear unprofessional or unpolished.

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