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Micah Hartmann

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Let’s Bust Some More SEO Myths! (Part 2)

Posted by Micah Hartmann on Jun 12, 2017 11:05:00 AM

In Part 1 of this two-part blog series, we talked about three common SEO myths concerning the importance of meta descriptions, keyword optimization, and search engine ranking. Be sure to check it out if you haven't already. Today, we’re going to cover a three more topics, pulled from HubSpot’s 18 SEO Myths You Should Leave Behind in 2017. We want our customers and fellow inbound marketers to stay informed of the best SEO practices moving foward so we can all be as successful as possible. It's time to bust some more SEO myths!

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Topics: SEO

Let’s Bust Some SEO Myths! (Part 1)

Posted by Micah Hartmann on May 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Search engine optimization best practices tend to change every year, which can be both annoying and a challenge to keep up with. It’s essential that your inbound marketing team is well aware of new trends and keeps up to date with important changes, or your website could quickly become outdated and lose its SEO foothold. Here are several SEO myths taken from HubSpot’s ebook, 18 SEO Myths You Should Leave Behind in 2017, with our spin and expertise added, of course.

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Topics: SEO

Functional vs. Beautiful Web Design—Which Is More Important?

Posted by Micah Hartmann on May 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM

You come across a stunning website while searching for a particular product on the web, and you’re instantly drawn in because of the appealing graphic design and beautiful imagery. You try to navigate to a page where you can learn more about the product, but you become confused, get lost, and have no idea what to do next. You get frustrated and click on to something else.

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Topics: Web Design

Digital vs Offset Printing

Posted by Micah Hartmann on Apr 16, 2017 11:31:00 AM

If you’re not a print-savvy individual (most of us aren’t), you may not even know what offset printing is, let alone how it differs from digital printing. It’s important to understand a little bit about the different printing processes, however, if you’re going to work with a printing company. Today, we’re going to talk about the advantages of both offset and digital printing and how they differ from one another.

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Topics: Commercial Printing

How Voice Search Could Shape the Future of SEO

Posted by Micah Hartmann on Mar 28, 2017 8:55:00 AM

Both the old and the young are using voice search these days. You may be one of them. Whether you’re speaking to your phone (“Hey, Siri” or “Okay, Google”) or your fancy new Amazon Echo, you’ve adapted to the voice search revolution that looks likes it’s here to stay. The technology in many newer cars can even recognize your voice and several of your commands to help you find answers quickly or make calls easily while driving.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, SEO

Tips to Make Writing Less Stressful and More Fun

Posted by Micah Hartmann on Mar 22, 2017 8:49:00 AM

Do you get stressed just thinking about writing, or do you find it terribly tedious? Maybe writing is a large part of your job, or perhaps the only time you need to write anything out is when emailing a client or colleague. Regardless, if you often find yourself staring at a blank document, here are some tips. Practice incorporating these strategies to get your ideas flowing and ease some of the stress you feel. Who knows? You might even end up enjoying writing instead of dreading it.

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Topics: Content Creation

Is Your Relationship with Social Media Complicated?

Posted by Micah Hartmann on Mar 10, 2017 8:05:00 AM

Do you have a messy, unpredictable, or undependable relationship with social media? If you seem to be fighting an uphill battle because of a lack of motivation, knowledge, or time, we get it! Managing social media can be frustrating. It takes time, and to get positive results, you have to have solid strategies in place and nurture them over time.

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Topics: Social Media

What Do Inbound Marketers Need to Do in 2017?

Posted by Micah Hartmann on Feb 21, 2017 11:41:00 AM

If you’re on a marketing team, you need to stay current with the latest trends in your field. Whether you work for one company or provide marketing services for multiple clients, you should continue to bring fresh, new ideas to the table. Your marketing strategies should be focused as well as dynamic, constantly changing and progressing. Place emphasis on these three key areas in 2017.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, Des Moines Marketing

Web Design for Dummies: How Often Should I Update My Website?

Posted by Micah Hartmann on Feb 1, 2017 5:36:00 PM

How often should a business update its website design? When we talk about design, we're not just talking about aesthetics. The design also includes how each page flows and leads a user through the website and the intentional placement of content and imagery. To determine whether your website needs an update, ask yourself these three questions.


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Topics: Web Design

Why Should I Hire a Professional to Design My Facebook Ads?

Posted by Micah Hartmann on Dec 23, 2016 8:21:00 AM

If you’re debating whether to bite the bullet and hire a professional graphic designer or marketing agency to create online advertisements for your business, we’re here to help you make a decision. (I have to admit that my goal today is to sway your choice, but it's ultimately yours.) 

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Topics: Social Media, Graphic Design