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FourFront Volunteers at Cradles to Crayons

Updated: Aug 14, 2017 FourFront recognizes the importance of giving back to the community in which we live and work. This month, we volunteered our time at Cradles to Crayons, a great Charity that provides children living in low- income and homeless situations with the essential items they need to

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SEO

How to Track Branded and Non-Branded Traffic in Google Analytics

Updated: Sep 29, 2016 How do you determine how much of your traffic from Google search is branded or non-branded traffic? Or how much of your traffic from Google search comes from a specific query? We can do this by looking into Google Analytics. Follow these steps to determine Branded

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Concatenation with SEO
SEO

Using Concatenation to Excel at Technical SEO

Updated: Jun 05, 2019 One of the arguably most exciting aspects of technical SEO is researching URLs that return 404 errors and writing 301 redirects for as many of these rogue broken links as possible. Some 404s cannot and shouldn’t be redirected. These are items in your store that have

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SEO

Understanding Auction Insights Statistics (Google Adwords)

Updated: Jul 28, 2016 Auction Insights report in Google AdWords is a powerful tool which lets you compare your AdWords performance to other advertisers and competitors participating in the same auctions as you are. This information can help you make decisions to improve your AdWords performance. SAMPLE AUCTION INSIGHTS REPORT

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Keyword Stuffing & SEO
SEO

Keyword Stuffing & SEO

Updated: Jul 12, 2016 Keyword stuffing is a black hat SEO technique used in the hopes of improved keyword rankings in search engines. In essence, keyword stuffing was a way for sites to include a keyword (or keywords) on a page as many times as possible to seem more relevant

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SEO

Change in Organic CTR by SERP position over Time

Updated: Jun 22, 2016 There are many Organic Click-Through rate (CTR) studies performed on large data sets but many of these studies are limited in their scope to the ever changing nature of the Search Engine Results Page (SERP). Many of these studies give you the average CTR at the

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A Quantitative Analysis of Kobe Bryant’s Popularity Using Google

Updated: May 11, 2016 *Disclaimer: I’m not a big NBA fan. I’m just a big sports fan with a lot of interest in search patterns and behavior. And it also helps the now-retired Bryant went to high school a short drive away from the FourFront office.   Kobe Bryant is going

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Moz Queries
Web Analytics

Visits for SEO-related Queries to Moz & Search Engine Land

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 Using SERP (search engine results page) data collected over the last 13 months and the number of monthly searches for the keywords; “SEO”, “Search Engine Optimization, and “Search Engine Marketing”, we have prepared 2 charts showing the approximate number of visits to MOZ.com and SearchEngineland.com from

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Reddit Traffic Comparison

Updated: Apr 08, 2016 Also known as the “front page of the internet,” Reddit has become one of the more popular sites on the internet. A unique blend of news, information and social sharing, Reddit receives significant traffic among its users — but how does it stack up against other

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SEO

B2C Digital Marketing Tactics for Manufacturers

Updated: Mar 28, 2016 Traditionally for many manufacturers, most marketing is focused on business-to-business (b2b). Though strictly B2B marketing has been effective in the past, the lines between B2B and business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing strategies have begun to blur. Some argue that even the idea of strictly B2B has become obsolete.

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SEO

The Digital Consumer Decision Journey

Updated: Mar 25, 2016 Every marketing professional knows about the Consumer Decision Journey, or CDJ. The basic premise maps out the stages a consumer goes through while in the process of choosing a product or service. The five generally agreed upon stages are Awareness, Familiarity, Consideration, Purchase and lastly, Loyalty.

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SEO

When to Use Subdomains and Subdirectories

What is a Subdomain? A subdomain is a division or alias of your domain that can be used to organize your existing website into a separate site. Typically, subdomains are used if there is content that is distinct from the rest of the site. Subdomains are indicated by the section

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Internet Access Stats in the World

Updated: Mar 10, 2016 According to data published by Nielsen Online, The International Telecommunications Union and other reliable sources, approximately 3,366,261,156 people in the world were Internet users in November 2015. This accounts for approximately 47% of the world’s population and is an approximately 830% increase from the number of

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Web Analytics

Using the Hostname Filter for Accurate Google Analytics Data

Updated: Feb 07, 2017 Recently, I’ve come across an issue with my Google Analytics. Traffic numbers seemed unrealistically high, and there was one major red flag as to why. What was the red flag? Google Analytics hadn’t even been installed on my site yet. This isn’t an uncommon problem, even

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Define: SEO

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 This article intends to explain what SEO is from both a pure and practical standpoint. As a consumer of SEO services, the practical standpoint is most likely your goal; you may want to drive more sales or you may want more people to find your brand.

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Bing Webmaster Tools vs Google Search Console

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 In this blog, we will be looking at account set up and some of the important features in Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools) and Bing’s Webmaster Tools. So let’s dive straight in! Content Account Set–up Add & Verify Account Adding Sitemaps (Google vs Bing)

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Market Intelligence, Search Algorithms & SEO

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 With the advanced algorithms now being used by search engines to score the most relevant results for a given keyword, building search visibility requires well-researched strategy. It helps to think of the search results as a product of the Quality Assurance team for the search provider.

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