2019 Digital Marketing Predictions (+ 2018 Year-in-Review)

As we wind down 2018 this holiday season, it’s a time to reflect on the year’s highs and lows. It’s also a good time to revisit Anvil’s annual digital marketing predictions for 2018 and look forward with new digital marketing predictions for 2019. As we’ve done for the past 12+ years, we sat down and graded our 2018 predictions, then discussed our 2019 digital marketing predictions and are ready to share them below. 2018 Digital Marketing Prediction: How Did We Do? Voice Search will make massive strides in 2018 In 2018, digital assistants...Read More...

Digital Marketing Tips For The Holidays by Jake McGrady

Digital Marketing Tips For The Holidays by Jake McGrady The turkey has been consumed, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have run their course, and just like that… it’s December in the blink of an eye. Just because it’s early, doesn’t mean you can’t start prepping now. By prepping, I don’t mean hanging the ornaments or baking cookies… if you have a small business of any kind and haven’t thought about capitalizing on the Holiday cheer in December, you need to get on it! This post will help get you prepared for the incoming craziness that is about to ensue. Even if It’s Small… Offer Something Christmas...Read More...

WordStream Launches Two Free Niche Marketing Tools for SEO and PPC

WordStream adds to their suite of free search marketing tools, introducing two new products to help search marketers better identify profitable keyword opportunities BOSTON, MA – December 16, 2009 – WordStream, Inc., a provider of keyword tools for pay-per-click (PPC) and search engine optimization (SEO) efforts involving large numbers of keywords, today launched a pair of tools designed to help businesses identify and optimize highly profitable keyword niches. WordStream’s new tools, The Keyword Niche Finder and The Free Keyword Grouper, are...Read More...

SEMpdx Web Analytics Review 2009

SEMpdx Web Analytics Review 2009 Shamelessly ripping off Lisa Barone’s post of last week, I waded through a list of 6,819 unique search engine queries to the SEMpdx website in order to share with you some interesting nuggets: Joanna Lord (88 searches #4 most searched query):  Many more people searched for Joanna on our site, based upon one e-interview, than me even though I’ve written the bulk of the content.  So, to let everyone know: JOANNA LORD ISN’T AFFILIATED WITH SEMPDX (THOUGH SHE SPOKE AT OUR LAST SEARCHFEST EVENT AND WILL SPEAK AT THE NEXT ONE).  SHE RUNS...Read More...

Threading The CMS Needle: An Interview With Pixelsilk’s Mark Knowles

I don’t go to as many search conferences as many others in this industry. However, at each conference I’ve attended, I’ve considered Mark to be my shadow because no matter what I do, where I go, and who I talk to, invariably, I run into Mark. Mark is one of the seriously nice, great guys in this business and he and his company have worked real hard on a terrific SEO-friendly CMS product. After seeing a very impressive demo, I offered Mark the opportunity to answer some questions about himself and his product. 1) Please give...Read More...

Search Engine Strategy New York as Experienced by SEMpdx President Kent Lewis

I just wrapped up 4 days of blog coverage for Search Marketing Standard at SES New York. You can read about the 16 sessions I attended online, and check my personal blog for additional color commentary. All-in-all, the event was good. Since I first attended SES in Boston, I’ve noticed the event has changed along with the industry. For starters, the overall energy level has waned as the SES appeals to a more broad and corporate audience. Back in the early days, you could sense the nervous energy and appreciated the “insider...Read More...