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Nikki Wardle Nikki has a degree in Marketing from Boise State University and has been an Inbound Marketing Specialist at Tribute Media since 2014.

Link Building Needs to Be in Your 2019 Digital Marketing Plan

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Jun 27, 2019 1:04:11 PM

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It seems like every other day I’m getting an email about why link building is dead or a new strategy on how to do link building. I’ll admit, I don’t read about 90% of those emails (mostly because they’re from questionable sources). But every now and then, an email will have a catchy, humorous, or interesting subject line that beckons me to open. Most of the time, the email or link in the email is to hire that company to do link building. Slightly ironic considering we do that ourselves at Tribute Media, but also making their email irrelevant to me since I don’t need those services. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s take a step back.

How to Rank Better on Google Maps

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Jun 7, 2019 10:55:00 AM

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Way back in the ’80s, if you wanted to go check out a new restaurant or hair salon, you had to pull out the phone book and look up the business’ address. If you were lucky, you knew the general area where the business was. If not, you had to get out a map or call and get street by street directions to write down. Then, of course, if the business was closed for renovations or due to a holiday, there was no way you would know until you drove up to the location. I lived it, and yes, it was rough.

Improve Content Using Your Blog Analytics

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Apr 17, 2019 10:09:35 AM

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Truth be told, I’ve never fancied myself a writer. I would classify myself as a reader--someone who enjoys reading fiction and non-fiction book, blogs, and stories. I’m not bad at writing, and I don’t dislike the thought of having to write a blog or any kind of content to be put on the internet, I just never thought of myself as a writer in the way I had perceived that title.

Search or Display Ads: Which Paid Advertising Should You Use?

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Feb 18, 2019 8:48:00 AM

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Of course, the answer is “it depends.” You'll need to evaluate your goals, budget, timeline, and a few other factors to ultimately decide. Think of it as trying to choose what type of car to buy. You have to take into consideration what kind of commuting you will be doing, how many people will be riding in your car, and of course, your budget. You certainly wouldn't buy a Toyota Prius if you're going to be driving on snow-covered, unpaved roads during winter hunting trips, or if you have more than three kids you need to drive around. The better bet would be to look at crossovers and SUVs.

As you take into consideration what your advertising needs, before making a decision, let’s quickly review what each paid advertising method allows you to do.

The Power of Shopping Ads

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Jan 23, 2019 10:14:00 AM

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First, an extremely brief history of how Google Shopping came to be:

Google Shopping debuted as Froogle, in 2002, as a product price comparison site that used the Google search algorithm and indexing to differentiate itself from other sites that offered the same service. In 2007, Froogle became Google Product Search and then changed names again in 2012 to finally became Google Shopping.

How to Set Pay-Per-Click Budgets & Organize Campaigns

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Oct 18, 2018 9:22:05 AM

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Using pay-per-click is a great way to support your organic search engine marketing efforts and focus on keywords and topics that might be harder to rank for due to competition or if you are trying to attract visitors to a specific offer or event. That being said, it can be downright frustrating to determine how much of your marketing budget you should commit to any specific PPC campaign, because unlike companies like Google, Amazon, or Facebook, chances are, you don't have unlimited funds.

What is the best way to set budgets for ad spend and allocate specific amounts for individual campaigns?

It's easier than you think.