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Three Great Sources for Free Photos


As I’ve said before, never Google “Free Photos” and take the pictures… they aren’t free and you can be sued for thousands of dollars for using those “free photos”.

Instead, if you are on a budget, what you really want are CREATIVE COMMONS ZERO photos. Even if you go to one of these sites, double check the license next to the picture. It should say: Creative Commons Zero or CCO Public Domain. This means the photographer is letting you take the …

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Reminded, Refreshed & Inspired: 3 Takeaways from HubSpot’s 2015 Inbound Marketing Conference

The Mannix Marketing team at Hubspot's Inbound 2015 Digital Marketing Conference

HubSpot’s Inbound marketing conference is one of the premier professional events for digital marketers at any level. It’s more than just a conference – it’s an experience fueled by the inbound marketing movement that encourages collaboration, innovation and conversation among those in the digital marketing industry.

As one of the Mannix Marketing team members lucky enough to attend HubSpot’s #Inbound15 digital marketing conference, I found myself immersed in valuable insight, helpful information and innovative ideas from the moment I set …

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Mannix Marketing Earns 3 Spots on the 2015 US Search Awards Shortlist


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After winning back-to-back US Search Awards in 2013 and 2014, Mannix Marketing is now in the running for a third consecutive US Search Award nomination by making the US Search Awards 2015 shortlist in 3 distinct award categories. For this year’s awards, Mannix is competing for “Best Use of Search – Travel/Leisure,” “Best Low Budget Campaign,” and “Best Use of Social Media in a Search Campaign.”

Should I Use SEO Or PPC For My Business?

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When it comes to digital marketing efforts that can boost traffic to your website, there are two basic options: search engine optimization (SEO) or pay-per-click advertising (PPC). One of the most frequently asked questions about digital marketing is “Should I be using an SEO strategy or a PPC strategy for my website?” This question is very important, as it compares the two most common digital marketing strategies of paid search versus organic search. In this article, we’ll discuss both SEO …

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Why Great Website Content Matters

Why Great Website Content Matters

In the world of digital marketing, content is king – and has been for a while. Though website styles and layouts have evolved, user preferences have changed and algorithms have been adjusted, great content has remained a key staple of successful websites. And that likely won’t change anytime soon.

How Can Citations Help Your Local SEO?


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Of the many factors that can affect local SEO for businesses large and small, one of the most frequently overlooked is “citations.” Whether you have many citations or only a handful, strong citations can help grow your rankings in the search engines for location-specific keywords and attract more potential customers. Learn more about citations and why they’re an essential component of SEO for local businesses.

You Might Lose Your Google My Business Account Verification If You Don’t Do This

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A Google My Business local listing can help you reach today’s consumers and help improve your local search result rankings and presence. Some companies may be at risk of losing the verification on their Google Local listing, according to a recent announcement from Google, and may have to go through the verification process all over again if they don’t take action. In this post, I’ll discuss Google’s announcement and provide some insight into how it could affect your Google My Business listing and your …

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Facebook Users Can Now Subscribe to Follow Events

Facebook now lets users subscribe to events! This feature allows users to opt in to be notified when their favorite business (or band/restaurant/artist, etc.) hosts an upcoming event.

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So for example, let’s say I was a fan of local band “Gravity” and I wanted to follow all of their gigs. To subscribe, I would visit their event page and click the “subscribe” button. Now, whenever the band hosts a new event, I’ll receive a notification letting me know about it.

Tweets Now Appearing in Google Mobile Search Results



A new feature recently hit the Google mobile app which lets people view tweets in Google’s mobile search results without being logged into Twitter. This is good news for people who don’t use Twitter but may be interested in something or someone that is active on the platform. The new feature will also benefit social media users, as tweets can now potentially get more reach than they could when you had to use Twitter to find them.

Demystifying Your Google AdWords Quality Score & The Factors That Affect It

Demystifying Google AdWords Quality Score & The Factors That Affect It

If you’re running a Google AdWords account for your business then you’ve probably wondered about your Google AdWords Quality Score and how it can affect the success of your campaigns. In this article, I’ll provide an overview of the AdWords Quality Score, explain what factors can influence your score, and offer a few actionable tips designed to help you improve your score.