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Should I Rebuild My Website in WordPress?

Posted by Jeffrey Cohen on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Is your website unorganized, confusing, or ineffective at achieving the results you’re looking for? If you’re having problems with your website, it may be time to start from scratch. And, if you’re going to start from scratch, there are many choices for Content Management Systems and development platforms. Among the most popular is WordPress. WordPress is an easy to manage system that can yield the results you’re looking for. This article is designed to help you decide if you should rebuild your website in Wordpress.

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Tags: Wordpress, Web Redesign, Rebuilding a Website

John Kleinhans & Matthew Trant of Search Integrations Join Forces With Imageworks,LLC

Posted by Jeffrey Cohen on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 03:40 PM

Here is a conversation with John, Matt and Jeffrey Cohen on the future of ImageWorks,LLC.

How did Search Integrations come to life?

Matt: Search Integrations was founded as a millennial-driven digital marketing agency that emerged with an in it to win it attitude for our clients. Whether it was political, advocacy, non-profit or corporate clients, our foundation was to provide a custom digital plan that helped our clients dominate their competition. This included using our proprietary bidding algorithm and our creative digital marketing solutions.

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Tags: CT Marketing, CT Inbound Marketing, Business News

Why Should I Outsource my PPC Management?

Posted by Jeffrey Cohen on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 @ 02:40 PM
Ah Yes. The age old question: "Should I outsource my PPC Management, or do it myself?"

As a 20 year old Connecticut, New York, and Boston based digital marketing firm, we've seen hundreds of business owners try to handle their  own Google Adword and PPC campaigns without the guidance of a PPC professional.
 
From the business owner's perspective, I can understand the urge to keep costs low and try to keep things in house. But what is the real cost of venturing off into unknown territory? Why on Earth would I pay an agency to manage my PPC when I can create a Google Adwords account all by myself?  T he answers here would be the same answer you would probably give to someone who wants to avoid paying YOU for what you specialize in. For example: “ Why pay a lawyer a percentage of any settlement I might receive when I can just go to court and keep everything?” Because, in the end, we all know what happens.   Our attempts to to save money will actually cost more than we could have imagined. We don't know what we don't know, and there is no way to measure how expensive this lesson can be.
 

The reality of PPC management is that it's incredibly difficult, very deep, and obfuscated by Google intentionally. Compounded by the fact that competition among business classifications can be tough,  unless you have someone that really knows that they are doing handling your campaign, you are going to waste countless hours and huge amounts of money, while making a tremendous number of mistakes. The learning curve here is not to be understated.

Poorly run PPC campaigns end up wasting time (how do you quantify THAT loss?), the marketing dollars you are putting towards your campaigns,  and most importantly add to the cost of lost opportunity by missing out on potential new clients! Running a Google Adwords campaign and running a successful one are two very different things.

So why should you outsource your PPC management?  Because the company you hire to run your paid search campaigns understand all of the following:

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Tags: PPC, Paid Search, Paid Search Management

Why Should Businesses Blog?

Posted by Jeffrey Cohen on Tue, May 30, 2017 @ 09:40 AM

You have a company and your marketing tactics seem to be working moderately well, but you want more. You’re looking to increase your site’s web traffic and acquire more customers overall. Sound like you? Blogging could be the solution you’ve been looking for to take your business to the next level. Businesses that blog to take advantage of inbound marketing techniques acquire 60% more customers according to a Hubspot survey. Still not convinced? Here are six reasons why creating a business blog can make a company more successful.

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Tags: Blogging for Business, content marketing, CT Inbound Marketing, Blog Optimization, blogging tips

Which Mistakes Will Doom a Website's Organic Search Rankings?

Posted by Jeffrey Cohen on Mon, May 15, 2017 @ 03:00 PM

 Are you looking to improve your rankings in Google? Of course you are— it’s an important item featured on the To-do lists of digital marketers across the country. Most marketers understand and appreciate that an effective SEO strategy is a critical component of any online marketing strategy.
Despite the growth of social media platforms, there’s no denying that people still rely heavily on search engines for relevant information, including researching companies and their products and services.
So naturally, if you want your business to be found and stand out from the masses, you need to show up near the top of these searches.
You may already have an active SEO strategy in place for you website, but are yo using the results you want, or are you stuck, middling on page 5 of Google search? This post discusses several SEO mistakes that spell doom for your efforts to rank organically.

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Tags: SEO, SEO Tips, SEO Mistakes

How Do I Create A Blog Post People Will Enjoy Reading? (Infographic)

Posted by Jeffrey Cohen on Wed, May 10, 2017 @ 11:34 AM

How do I create a blog post? What do people actually want to read? Is it okay to "be myself" when writing? These are just a few of the many questions you may find yourself asking before creating a blog for your business or brand. Luckily, you're not crazy and you've come to the right place for some answers!

There's no question that it's a great idea to create a blog post for your business. 77% of Internet users read blogs (source) and 61% of U.S. online consumers have made a purchase based on recommendations from a blog (source). Whether you're selling a product, promoting a service or just sharing a piece of your mind, there's a great chance for your content to make an impact considering, 346 million people read blogs throughout the world (source).

Below you will find the "blogging food groups". These groups stress the importance of a well-balanced blog. From statistical and how-to content to amusing stories and light-hearted humor, be sure to consider this dosage of "portion control" to ensure that you create a blog post people will enjoy reading! 

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Tags: content strategy, Content creation

Join Our ImageWorks Team!

Posted by Jeffrey Cohen on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 @ 03:05 PM

Job Description:

We are looking for an entry level, highly motivated individual to join our Content Creation Team! This new team member will produce high-quality content that contributes to the overall success of our clients. This role requires competent creative writing skills and attention to detail. Our ideal candidate possesses the ability to educate themselves on client’s products and services and then create optimized, engaging pieces of content to attract, educate, and drive leads from a target market. So, if you’re a team-spirited, skilled and imaginative writer with an eye for detail and a history of offering valuable insight, we’d like to meet you! Previous SEO/Social Media experience a plus, but not required.

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How Can Explainer Videos Improve Conversion Rates?

Posted by Jeffrey Cohen on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 10:20 AM

 Online videos have experienced explosive growth in recent years, due in part to the fact that Google's algorithm for search rankings evaluates the amount of time visitors stay on your websites.

Explainer videos are an affordable and effective method for improving conversion rates,  clarifying your product or service, and boosting your sales. 

Continue reading to learn how an explainer video can improve conversion rates for your website.

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Tags: Video Marketing, 2017 Marketing tips, Explainer Videos

Quick Tips For Establishing Your Website's Video Content Strategy

Posted by Jeffrey Cohen on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 @ 11:45 AM

Recent trends in video marketing are rapidly altering the way we consume online content; therefore, marketers must step up their games too. In fact, according to a BizReport citation of Brad Jefferson, CEO and cofounder of Animato, "If marketers want to remain competitive next year , they'll need to create videos for every aspect of their business. Video platforms will continue to push the envelope of creativity in video, adding new features and use cases that marketers will need to move on" (Source). Jefferson went on to state that "it's clear that people want to watch more video and by the end of 2016, video is expected to account for 80% of all Internet traffic” (Source).

Of course, Your video marketing strategy plan doesn't need to be super detailed, considering that the performance of your first few videos will suggest which modifications you need to make, however, it's important to know how you will align video content with your company goals. So, we have prepared this post to help you come up with your first video content strategy!

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Tags: Video Marketing, How to Use Video for Marketing

5 Quick Tips for Working With a Web Designer

Posted by Jeffrey Cohen on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 02:10 PM

Working with a web designer can be a difficult process especially if you have never worked on a creative project with another individual in the past.  As professional CT web designers, we’ve completed hundreds of projects for local businesses. In moments of introspection, we’ve considered our working relationship with our clients at ImageWorks, LLC.

We’ve been trying to identify why some projects run smoother than others and ultimately create more successful websites. There is a real art and science involved in getting the best results from your web designer and we thought that it would be valuable to share some tips and tricks that may help should you decide to undertake a web design project for your business.

Continue reading to discover how to get the most from your web designer.

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Tags: CT web design, Web design tips