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Checking Off 2018: Our Favorite Parts of the Year

Doesn’t it feel like the year just started? We can hardly believe the end of 2018 is near. What a great year it has been for our team here at Speak Creative. We have worked with awesome partners throughout the year and completed projects the whole team can be proud of. We worked together better than ever, refined processes that propelled us forward and just had fun together. Recently, we surveyed the team on their favorite parts of the year, and their answers affirmed that our theme of... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen at Tuesday, December 11, 2018

How Do You Optimize GMB in 2018?

When a visitor searches for your business on Google, the search engine returns not only search results, but a “knowledge graph” on the right side of the page, filled with info about your business. This info comes from your Google My Business listing (GMB). Your GMB serves as a synopsis of your business and offers all the direct, relevant information a visitor may need. Our SEO Specialist, David Caffey, has even noted that Google is your new homepage. Clearly, this needs to be as... Read More
Posted by Cody Gross at Friday, August 24, 2018

Everything You Need to Know about Domains

A domain is simply an address to indicate a specific web page on the Internet. Let’s take this example: you purchased a house with the address of 3200 Awesome Place in the city of Oz. Domain Registrant - The Home Owner Domains have to be purchased, and they are registered where they are purchased and paid for. You have a Domain Registrant, much like a house has a Home Owner. This person pays the mortgage to keep the house, just like a Domain Registrant has to pay for the domain... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Friday, August 10, 2018

2018 Tips for Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing constantly changes, presents challenges, and requires consistent quality content in order to be effective. With the introduction of each new algorithm and engagement factor comes a swift adjustment and careful analysis of social media strategies and goals. This Facebook Live segment highlights social media trends in 2018 and ways you can utilize social media to your company's best advantage. Cody Gross, Social Media and Content Specialist, shares his thoughts on... Read More
Posted by Cody Gross at Monday, August 6, 2018

What's New in SEO (2018)

This Facebook Live segment features Senior SEO and Conversion Specialist David Caffey as he discusses the latest updates, new trends, and what to look out for in SEO and digital marketing. So, what should you know about SEO? Here are David's thoughts. If you had just one hour per week to do SEO, what would you focus on? This is a question I get a lot because the reality is that a lot of people don't have a lot of time for SEO. There are a few things you can do to make sure... Read More
Posted by David Caffey at Monday, July 30, 2018

Rise of Smart Speakers & Voice Search: Should We Care About It?

Hey Google, what’s the weather? Alexa, play the latest news. Hey Siri, find a local coffee shop. In 2017, we witnessed an influx of smart speakers and more voice command technology. It’s estimated that 39 million Americans (one in six adults) now own a smart speaker. Of course, that doesn’t account for people who use voice command on their smartphones, using Siri or Google Assistant. I don’t own a smart speaker, but I use Google Assistant... Read More
Posted by Trent Erwin at Friday, April 6, 2018

Web Designs Trends to Follow in 2018

When is the last time you redesigned your website? This is a question that we often ask, but sometimes we can make pretty viable guesses based on trends your website holds. For instance, sites that are responsive but not exactly mobile-friendly are likely at least 1-2 years old. Seeing a website that isn’t mobile responsive at all immediately tells us that the site is more than three years old. Additionally, sites that use a completely separate mobile version were likely created... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen at Monday, March 5, 2018

3 Simple Ways to Get More Google Reviews & More (2018 Version)

We recognize that Google reviews are important for local SEO. But, all of us need a reminder that Google reviews aren’t losing any importance in 2018 and are a major contributor to attracting new business. You might be wondering - how do I get more Google reviews? Where do I even start? Here's how... .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object,... Read More
Posted by Trent Erwin at Monday, February 19, 2018

Why a New Website Deserves Professional Photos

One of the best things you can do for your new website design is to get professional photos taken. Sure, there are plenty of stock photo options out there, and you might even have some of your own photos in a file somewhere. Instead of the using stock photos or cell phone photos, we recommend using professional photos. Reasons Against a Stock Approach While stock photography has grown in quality and relevance and dropped in price, many people can recognize a stock image. That means... Read More
Posted by Trent Erwin at Thursday, February 8, 2018

Our Reality is Augmented: An Insider's Look at How AR Should Shape Your Marketing

What if I told you the latest and greatest bit of techology you can use in your marketing today was invented in 1968 by a Harvard professor and premiered on TV in 1975? Would it surprise you? If you've been on any social media platform via mobile app in the last year, you've likely snapped a selfie with dog ears, seen the dancing hot dog, or pictured yourself as any number of funny characters. You've been engaging in augmented reality.  Augmented reality is a technology... Read More
Posted by Digital Marketing Team at Tuesday, November 7, 2017