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SEO Trends & Why Local Search Matters: Our Takeaways from MozCon Local 2017

Did you know that location-based searches have grown  50% faster than any other type of search on mobile ? In addition to a mobile-first design approach that we've adapted in the last year, we've also adapted to search engine optimization that centers on the mobile experience. For many B2C companies, this means that local search is king. Just a couple short weeks ago, we sent SEO and Conversion Specialist David Caffey across the country to Seattle, Washington for an annual... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen at Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 0 comments

What Google Chrome’s Changes to a 'Secure Web' Mean for You

Effective this month, Chrome will begin to clearly label sites without a secure connection on pages that ask for password and credit card inputs. Their long term goal is to start flagging all sites that are non-secure, regardless of the page. What does it mean to have a Secure Site? A securely connected site has an associated Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate, which signifies to the browser and to the web user that your site is secure and safe to enter login information and make... Read More
Posted by Nicole Davis at Friday, January 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Building Better: Our Commitment to You in 2017

"Building Better." This was the official theme of #SpeakWeek2017 , our annual week of planning for all things Speak. If you were following along with our hashtag, you saw a lot of fun in the form of scavenger hunts, bowling, movie outings and team lunches. In between those moments, we spent our time building better. So what does that mean? In 2017, our goals are focused around two things. Being a better company to work for and a better company to work with . We want to be... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen at Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 0 comments

A 2016 Year in Review from our Digital Agency

What a year it's been! Next week, we're ringing in 2017 in true Speak fashion - with Speak Week 2017! Employees from around the country will be coming to our Memphis HQ for our annual team retreat. We take this time each January to turn inward and discuss us. It's the one time each year we go on a pseudo-vacation from client work and instead shift to discussions on goal planning, department growing and setting our sights to all 2017 has in store. As we reflect on the... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen at Friday, December 23, 2016 | 0 comments

7 Tips for Wrapping Up Your Website This Holiday Season

We are just three days from Christmas, and you likely have your stockings hung, your tree trimmed and your lights twinkling. Beside eating cookies and singing carols, you also need to wrap up a few things on your website this time of year. Don’t let the holidays leave your audience out in the cold!  Here are seven tips for a great Christmas and New Year: 1. Edit your Hours If your hours are listed on your website, update the hours to specify any holiday... Read More
Posted by Amy Dunbar at Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 0 comments

5 Reasons Your Local Business Needs More Online Reviews

When many initially hear of new restaurant, local retail store or neighborhood coffee shop, their first move is to end the curiosity with an online search. When potential consumers search your business, they will instantly see your star rating and review panel. If your reviews are subpar, negative or non-existent, the chances of those consumers giving you a shot decrease drastically. So, what’s the fix? You need to solicit and collect more online reviews. 1.... Read More
Posted by Cody Gross at Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 0 comments

SEO Strategists in Memphis, Tennessee: Meet David Caffey

We've had some new additions to our team lately, as we grow to meet the needs of our clients, and are happy to share that recently we've added David Caffey to our team. David comes to us with several years of experience in all things digital marketing , including a strong knowledge of SEO and SEM as well as experience in email, conversions and digital marketing as a whole. Trent, our resident videographer, took a few minutes to speak with David on what makes him tick. Watch the... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen at Friday, December 2, 2016 | 0 comments

5 Trends That Should Shape Your 2017 Marketing Budget

2017. Believe it or not, it's right down the road. Like any good marketing department, forecasting your budget for next year is probably underway and you're spending time looking into how and where your spending should go. As a digital marketing agency, we see just how flexible digital spending can and should be, but there are a few key areas that we expect to continue to grow. Implement these methods into your marketing now and stay ahead of the curve. 1. Video If you keep... Read More
Posted by Kindra Svendsen at Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Speak's Adoption Assistance Work Perk (Video)

Adoption assistance as a work perk Working at Speak comes with several benefits: fun team, Mac computers, half-day Fridays and even adoption assistance.  Part of the mission here is a commitment to doing good. And doing good goes beyond our everyday operations and projects.  BJ is one of a few team members who has adopted and received assistance from Speak - assistance in the form of monetary compensation and flexible time to fulfill adoption requirements. For BJ and... Read More
Posted by Trent Erwin at Friday, November 11, 2016 | 0 comments

What Is NAP & How Can You Make the Most of It?

First, What Is NAP?  This isn't some confusing online marketing tactic. It's a fundamental, but incredibly important component of successful online marketing and SEO. NAP stands for "Name, Address, Phone." It's that simple. The name, address and phone number of your business or organization must be consistent across the web. If not, then it's a confusing mess for searchers and for search engines as well.  For example, here is our NAP info... Read More
Posted by Trent Erwin at Friday, October 28, 2016 | 0 comments