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With nearly two decades of marketing experience under his belt, Ian is here to share five lessons every entrepreneur needs to know.
Last February, I had to have hernia surgery. I was so stressed about work that, as they put me under, I was just happy to get some sleep. Yes, I
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Struggling with your YouTube channel? Portent is here to help.
YouTube Best Practices - 5 actionable things you can do right now to set your marketing program up for success today and in the future.
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Ever wonder if you could (or should) be running a Wordpress parallel to your existing website? It's a tough question. Luckily, our senior developer Andy Schaff has some valuable insight.
If your company's website is an inflexible monster, the odds of replatforming quickly are slim. Consider the pros and cons of running WordPress in parallel
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Paying to promote content can be tricky. Here are some things to think about before opening your wallet.
Tim Johnson explores the impact SEM can have on your content promotion strategy.
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We have some new, cool, stuff working on our site. The technical term for them are "thingamabobs." 
Note: Right now I’m bragging, but Blake has promised he'll soon write a post about how he actually did this stuff. So you might want to subscribe
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Maximizing your profitability through branded PPC terms isn't rocket science. Get the low down from Senior PPC Specialist Ryan Moothart. 
The first rule of PPC is make sure you bid on your branded search terms. Scratch that - the first rule is bow down to Earth's future overlords, Google.
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Taking tactics out of context means your marketing efforts are going to fall on their face 95% of the time. So, how do you do it right? 
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The capaybara are back. Ian's latest collection of thoughts on dealing with ROI Rage, as seen at the MarketingProfs B2B Forum.
Check out Ian's latest presentation, presented at the MarketingProfs B2B Forum.
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We're not saying that the inclusion of a quote from our very own George Freitag in this Moz article on Local Search Rankings definitely makes the whole thing worth reading... but we're not NOT saying that, either.
Local marketing experts rank the most important factors that influence Google's local search algorithm. What's most important for Local SEO?
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Look, it's not that you're boring... it's just that your blog is.
It's not your content - it's the layout.
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Digital marketing and SEO each complement the other. Although they have many similarities, this article points out the key differences in their definitions and functions.
Digital marketing and SEO share many similar characteristics and in many cases share the same skills.
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When searching for an influencer, look for allies, not rockstars. Here are five networks to help kick off your research.
Most marketers equate ‘influencer research’ with ‘finding a celebrity who will endorse for free.’ I call that the Rockstar
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Ellen Dayan
a month ago
As a new small business owner, I was excited to find Portent because they had such a great reputation. They set up 5 ad campaigns for me on Google Adwords. They monitored the campaigns and made minor changes when I asked for them but after about 5 weeks they completely stopped working on my account. I discovered the Change History tool in Google Adwords and found the log that clearly showed they had not touched my account in over 6 weeks. I am angered by this incredible negligence and the appearance of taking advantage of my ignorance and lack of experience. If I hadn't discovered this hard evidence of the fact that they were doing absolutely nothing, they would have been happy to just keep collecting their monthly fees without lifting a finger. They refunded me their fees for the time they did nothing on my account, but I spent hundreds of dollars to Google directly for the cost of my ads which were not successful because they hadn't been attended to. Very frustrating and costly learning experience, folks. Do not make the mistake of trying to get anything accomplished with this company. Don't waste precious resources if you are a new small business! If you try it, make sure you are checking on their work. every. single. day.
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Richard Elliott
2 years ago
We engaged Portent to help with PPC, as part of their 'PPC Essentials' plan for small businesses. We chose them because of their claims about being leading experts in PPC. They convinced us we needed an "account audit" (US$800), which is no where mentioned on their 'Essentials' page. This audit basically consisted of a completely new set up on our Adwords account that appeared to be written by a two year old. The ad copy was so poor we asked them to rewrite it at least two times. When challenged about some of their logic, they sent long defensive emails by reply that showed us they really didn't look into our account in any depth. They then wanted us to pay in advance for the first month, however we were so worried by the lack of attention to detail we requested that they confirm they will provide a higher level of service, to which they replied that we needed to, "come to terms with their service and strategy”! Basically saying that as a customer we know nothing and should accept second-class service and support. We have asked for a reply from Ian Lauire ("Chairman"), asking for a response or refund, of which we have received neither. Portent's commitment to their customers is pathetic. Avoid at all costs.
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Doug Antkowiak
4 years ago
I highly recommend Portent.
A Google User
8 years ago
Thanks to the crew at Portent for supporting the Amgen Tour of California. Banana ManTracy, Anna, Brandon, Dan, Chris and the rest of the staff....Without them I wouldn't survive the week during the tour. Andrew
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Jason Nelson
2 years ago
We engaged with Portent for a PPC campaign through their 'PPC Essentials' program. Based on Portent's claims, description of services, customer reviews, and industry recognition we felt confident Portent's services would be useful in elevating the campaign's performance. We were sorely disappointed. After our agreement was finalized with the manager, we were assigned a specialist to our campaign. I monitored their activities on the account, and found the little work they performed was of poor quality. They set up new ad groups without extensions or mobile ads and their work was sloppy and near amateur. We terminated their services after only three weeks as a result. While they may say need more time to improve a campaign's performance, I'm not one for paying for low quality services. I would not recommend using the PPC Essentials plan. It appears to be geared towards taking advantage of the Portent name and spending minimal time and skill on small business owners AdWords accounts to maximize profits. My opinion in Portent as a company is seriously diminished.
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Charlie Cole
5 years ago
When I think of Portent Interactive, I think of synonyms for the word 'rad'. They are results driven experts who are personable and fun to work with.
A Google User
6 years ago
This is the second time I have worked with Portent Interactive and as far as I can tell they are some of the smartest internet people around. Ian and his team are creative, brilliant and do what they say when they say they will do it. We are VERY satisfied with the work we have done together.
A Google User
8 years ago
We have worked with Portent on various aspects of our search engine marketing and they truly are internet marketing experts. We have seen our search rankings improve and Web site traffic increase since we started working with them last year.