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Paul Potratz's Blog Posts Tagged 'google' (17)

How to Optimize for Voice Search

It's not enough to think about optimizing for desktop and mobile anymore. With voice search, Siri, Google Now, and Cortana are just the beginning.

By the time we reach 2020, over 50% of daily searches will be through voice searches. So how can you optimize your business and brand to get ahead of the curve? Watch this week's Hard Facts with Samantha for more info.…


Added by Paul Potratz on October 21, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments

Are You Going Extinct?

This industry will go extinct in 10 years. Can you guess which industry I'm talking about?

Students right now are so excited to graduate and get involved in this field, but they’re having trouble getting a job. Why? The jobs in this industry are few and far between. 

It’s such an exciting and fast-paced environment for millennials to join into. It’s something that we’re actually excited about. It’s given us…


Added by Paul Potratz on October 4, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Added by Paul Potratz on September 27, 2016 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Are You Ready For Cross-Device Remarketing?

Have you ever done research on your mobile device for something you really want to purchase?

Maybe you do all that research on your desktop and make the actual purchase on your mobile phone? 

This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul discusses something that Google has finally…


Added by Paul Potratz on September 27, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

What's the Deal With RankBrain?

Since 2015, Google has been using something called RankBrain, and it was used to process and deliver more relevant and organic search results. How? It was even a mystery to Google!

Rankbrain not only understands language semantics, but also complex…


Added by Paul Potratz on September 23, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How to Improve Your Blog

Watch out! Your blog site can be hurting your business. This week on Think Tank Tuesday, Paul tells a story about why he started his blog and what changes he made to improve it over time. Watch more to learn which strategies will help your blog become more successful.

We’d love to hear…


Added by Paul Potratz on September 20, 2016 at 2:32pm — No Comments

What's Mobile-Geddon?

Mobile-geddon is upon us!

As consumers, we're always shopping for the next best thing on our mobile devices. Our Digital Performance Manager, Brad, takes over for Paul on this week's Think Tank Tuesday. He uses his iPhone for the majority of his online purchases.…


Added by Paul Potratz on September 13, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Are You Creating Urgency?

Have you ever gotten an email from a retail store saying the sale is one day only?

This creates a sense of urgency for your customers, making sure they come to your business to make a purchase before time runs out.

Customers who feel a sense of…


Added by Paul Potratz on September 2, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Find the Perfect Fit

LinkedIn is making moves to be one of the largest social media platforms for professionals. The shift is growing toward more members who are looking for freelance work and members who are growing into entrepreneurship.

LinkedIn has capitalized on this with Profinder. But how does this relate to you as a business or a job seeker? Watch this week's Hard Facts with Samantha for more information on how this will help you find the right career…


Added by Paul Potratz on August 26, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

Is Your Phone Ringing?

Is your phone ringing off the hook? Probably not.

In this week's Think Tank Tuesday, Paul reveals that by sending a simple ringless voicemail drop, you can start the conversation with potential customers that may not have answered an email or other advertisement. Grab more leads and build your business by utilizing this low cost, lead generating strategy.…


Added by Paul Potratz on August 23, 2016 at 8:24am — No Comments

A New Way to Measure Engagement

How do your customers engage with your website? How do you get them on the path to conversion? It's much more than just page views and time-on-site.

If you plan on getting the most out of your website, this week's Hard Facts…


Added by Paul Potratz on April 15, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What is SEO and How is it Changing?

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What Are Communication Ad Extensions?

Added by Paul Potratz on February 20, 2013 at 7:18am — No Comments

Google+ makes Internet Search Social

Where Google Wave and Google Buzz fell short before, Google+ presents a new take on social media and looks to prevail.  One of the things going in Google’s favor is the familiar site design.  Does the below picture look similar to you at all?  Notice how Mark Zuckerberg’s profile is laid out in a similar fashion to Facebook

Bing has recently taken a social approach by using…


Added by Paul Potratz on July 6, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments

Google Boost: Simplified Pay-Per-Click for Busy Auto Dealers

Ideally, an auto dealership should be running a pay-per-click campaign through Google AdWords, but what if you just don't have the staff or the time to manage an AdWords campaign? Google now offers a simplified option called Google Boost through Google Places in which you can basically "set it and forget it." Unfortunately, this platform is only available in certain markets but…


Added by Paul Potratz on March 10, 2011 at 2:35pm — 2 Comments

Paid Tweets Now Showing in Google Search Results

Google is now integrating Promoted Tweets into Google Realtime

Search. Twitter allows advertisers to pay for Promoted Tweets that will

show up above the others in search results, similar to Google AdWords.

Twitter itself only just unveiled Promoted Tweets, which the company is

running on a trial basis with a select group of marketers, but

eventually will open up to anyone who wants to advertise, including car


Not too long ago, Google rolled…


Added by Paul Potratz on November 18, 2010 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Find Your Place on Google

Google is giving car dealerships one more way to be found online! The new Places search category offers an easy way to search Place pages, which already existed but now are more visible. You can see a business location right on a map, read reviews, and see promotions right in search results.

After entering a search on Google, you'll see a "Places" option on the left side (along with Images, Videos, etc.). You can click this to search just for Place pages; anything from your…


Added by Paul Potratz on November 1, 2010 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

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