Website performance quiz

Thought bubble website performance quiz

It’s not always easy to determine how your website is performing. This is especially difficult if you don’t know what questions to ask yourself. We thought it would be nice to build an interactive quiz to help you understand which questions you should be asking yourself. Go ahead and take this quick 10 question quiz…

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Facebook ads don’t have to be scary

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Facebook ads don’t have to be scary. In fact, they are one of the most user-friendly advertising strategies you can implement. As a small business owner, it is hard to decide where to spend your advertising dollars. This guide will provide some much-needed information to make better decisions. Image vs Video? It really depends on…

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Backlinks A 2017 New Years Resolution

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What are backlinks and why do I need them? Backlinks explained quite simply are links from other websites that direct their users to your site. Search engines use the number of links, the quality of the links, and the relevance of the links in part to determine your score. Backlinks are an essential factor for…

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Social Media Cheat Sheet

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Social Media isn’t going away anytime soon. Facebook is still the most popular social media platform. 72% of adults online have a Facebook vs 32% on Instagram, 31% on Pinterest, 29% on Linkedin, 24% on Twitter. *Note 86% of Americans are currently internet users. A survey conducted March 7 – April 4, 2016, PEW research…

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Are You Using Banned Hashtags!

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After we finished our Instagram challenge, I’ve started doing some research on Hashtags. Specifically soft-banned and fully banned. You would be surprised to see some innocuous words on the banned list. #Kansas, #desk, #lean, #easter, #like, #popular, #thought, #todayimwearing and so on. I totally get why some would be banned, topics like self-harm, eating disorders.…

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Team Mahout Conducts Instagram Marketing Experiment

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An overwhelmingly successful marketing experiment was conducted by Team Mahout last week using Slack to promote friendly competition. It was so successful that I felt it deserved its own blog post. I invited each of our clients to join me in a challenge to self-promote themselves over the course of a week on Instagram. Each…

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Team Mahout builds a virtual community

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Building a virtual community with clients. It has been our practice to set up slack channels with each of our clients. This works great to promote communication. During the development process, our clients have nearly unlimited access to our development team. If there is something like a font change or a slight hue change in…

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Blogging your way to the top results.

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As a blogger who are you actually writing for? OK, I agree that is a pretty loaded question. If you are new to blogging you may be surprised to find out the answers and if you are a seasoned pro you may also be surprised. Let’s start from the perspective that you are brand new…

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