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"To be truly great, we have to understand the motivation of our clients, maintain constant two-way communication with shockingly uncreative people, get a firm handle on copywriting and how that craft exists symbiotically with the visual element, and foresee how the finished whole will be greater than the sum of the bits and pieces we spent hours obsessing over. All of these factors cascade into the final product."

— KEVIN POTTS
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Do you blog for business?

Do you want people to come back for more after reading your blog for the first time?

Write posts that people love to read! The way you develop, write and organize content determines whether or not readers are attracted to your blog posts. And it’s not hard to do if you have a process.

In this article you’ll discover nine steps to a well-written blog post. These tips will help you create posts that are easy for readers to follow and digest, and make them loyal fans of your blog.

#ContentMarketing #ContentStrategy #SEO
Are you blogging for business? This article shares tips on how to develop, write and organize blog posts that are easy for readers to follow and digest.
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"I want everything we do to be beautiful. I don’t give a damn whether the client understands that that’s worth anything, or that the client thinks it’s worth anything, or whether it is worth anything. It’s worth it to me. It’s the way I want to live my life. I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares."

— SAUL BASS
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If you are a pay-per-click manager, at some point you’re going to inherit an existing account. This may happen when you start a new job, take over an account from a colleague, or onboard a new client with your agency. There is a sense of excitement as you find new opportunities within an account, but all too often folks jump straight into a major campaign restructure before they have a strong grasp on every element of the account.

The reasons to restructure an account are numerous: increase ad relevancy, better search query sculpting, improve conversion rate, streamline reporting, and the list goes on and on. When done properly, large-scale restructures can significantly improve the performance of a paid search account. However, a restructure can have negative implications if you aren’t careful.

Before the final diagnosis is prescribed and you dive into a major restructure, you should dig into few specific areas of your account. You may find that a top-down restructure may not be your immediate course of action to improve performance. Either way, you need to grasp all of these elements because they will impact your new structure – but one or more of these might take the account to the next level without so much heavy lifting.

Here is a checklist of items to review before committing to a restructure. And these are all items to include in your restructure plan. I mention this because often people think a "restructure" is just moving keywords into new campaigns/ad groups and that will magically make everything work better. For example, if you have poorly written ads serving your keywords now and don’t revise them, then you’ll still have poor ads and weak CTR after your restructure.

#SearchMarketing #SearchEngineMarketing #AdWords #SEM #PPC
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"For those who would argue that it’s impossible to evaluate designs without real content, let me ask this: why then, is it okay to evaluate content out of context of the designs?"

— KAREN MCGRANE
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"It isn’t a question of enhancement through design. Whether an editor realizes it or not, design is part of what he does every time he prints the paper."

— LOUIS SILVERSTEIN
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Good reviews on sites like Google and Yelp can entice people to check your business out, improve conversions, and potentially help organic search engine rankings. In this article, I’ll show you how to generate a continuous flow of good online reviews that should help your local business.
Online reviews can make or break local businesses these days, so columnist George Aspland shares his process for cultivating (good) reviews.
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"I think design covers so much more than the aesthetic. Design is fundamentally more. Design is usability. It is Information Architecture. It is Accessibility. This is all design."


— MARK BOULTON
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If you're a #SmallBiz owner, read this immediately ...

"It's been a long time since we covered one of the most fundamental building blocks of SEO—the structure of domain names and URLs—and I think it's high time to revisit. But, an important caveat before we begin: the optimal structures and practices I'll be describing in the tips below are NOT absolutely critical on any/every page you create. This list should serve as an "it would be great if we could," not an "if we don't do things this way, the search engines will never rank us well." Google and Bing have come a long way and can handle a lot of technical challenges, but as always in SEO, the easier we make things for them (and for users), the better the results tend to be."

- Rand Fishkin
It's been a long time since we covered one of the most fundamental building blocks of SEO--the structure of domain names and URLs--and I think it's high time to revisit.
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To most webmasters, their site is like their baby. It’s the most beautiful and perfect thing in the whole wide world. The fact is, people get too attached to their site and can’t see ways to improve. But as Google gets harsher and swifter with their penalties, you should think of assessing the quality and value of your site. Web owners shouldn’t wait for a penalty to begin assessing their websites. Lacking a complete analysis could leave you one step behind competitors who are proactive and not reactive.
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The connections between technology, urban trading, and international economics which have come to define modern living are nothing new. Back in the first millennium AD, the Vikings were experts at exploring these very issues.

While the Vikings are gone their legacy is remembered, such as at the annual Jorvik Viking Festival in York. The Norsemen's military prowess and exploration are more often the focus of study, but of course the Vikings were more than just bloodthirsty pirates: they were also settlers, landholders, farmers, politicians, and merchants.

Between the 8th and 11th century (the Viking Age), Europe saw significant technological advances, not all of them Scandinavian — the Anglo-Saxons, Frisians and Franks were equal players. To understand these changes, we have to see them in the context of increasing contact between Scandinavia, the British Isles, and continental Europe — in which the Vikings were key players. Technological innovations such as the potter's wheel and the vertical loom transformed not only the types of products being manufactured in Viking settlements, but also the scale on which they were produced.

Technological developments emerged as people came together in growing coastal trading centers and market towns. The world was rapidly becoming more joined-up during this period than at any time since the heyday of the Roman Empire. Trade fostered international links across the North Sea, Baltic and beyond, and similar developments were happening as far afield as the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. This was a period in which people began to live and work in entirely new ways, and technological change was both a cause and an effect of this.

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"The control which designers know in the print medium, and often desire in the web medium, is simply a function of the limitation of the printed page. We should embrace the fact that the web doesn’t have the same constraints, and design for this flexibility. But first, we must “accept the ebb and flow of things.”

— JOHN ALLSOPP
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ePageCity is a Chicago-based firm that Designs, Develops and Optimizes Websites for enterprise level brands, small businesses and non-profits. With more than 12 years of experience, our website designers, web developers and search optimization specialists deliver custom websites that help our clients survive in today’s fiercely competitive digital marketplace.  

ePageCity Chicago is known for its:

  • Refreshingly fast web development.
  • Affordable website design
  • Delightfully smart website talent and sales team