Content Development

Blogging is good for SEO
How Blogging is good for your SEO
580 328 Derek Schwitters

Is blogging really all that important to your search rankings? Well, in a word, YES, it is. As blogging has grown over the years, it has become a key player in SEO and driving traffic to your site. Here at lodestar marketing group, we are big believers in blogging and we encourage our clients to…

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The History of Content Marketing
526 296 Sarah Schwitters

Although content marketing appears to be a new “thing” in the marketing industry, it has been practiced for quite some time.  While the specific term “content marketing” may be fairly new in the “blogging” age, the concept of content marketing is anything but new. The Content Marketing Institute defines content marketing as: …a strategic marketing approach…

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Content Marketing: Why agencies need to learn from the past
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One of the most important aspects of the marketing business is staying on top of trends, especially when these trends have a direct impact on the normal way of doing things. One such trend that impacted SEO was Google’s shift away from links to content marketing being the most important ranking signal.  This shift has…

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The Off-Page SEO Checklist
526 296 Derek Schwitters

The Off-page SEO checklist. Wow! Who knew that was even “a thing?” Well, for some, that term may seem like yet another piece of new digital-lingo, in an already confusing sea of digital lingo, but for those of us who live in this world, it’s a term that has been around for a while. Off-Page…

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Tips for Using Online Photography without Stealing
526 296 Leigh Laird

Here are some tips on where to get great photography online If you manage a website or blogspot then you likely face the daily dilemma of whether or not you can use photos from the internet. That’s a delicate issue because the last thing anyone wants to do is to inadvertently use someone’s work that…

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Using Digital Marketing to Generate Business Leads
526 296 Sarah Schwitters

If you’re a business owner or marketer, this question is ever-present in your mind: “How do I generate solid leads for my business?” Well, think of it this way, like a carpenter uses a variety of tools to build a house, there are a variety of tools that we can use to build a solid…

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Can you actually generate leads from your blog?
526 296 Sarah Schwitters

Learn how to generate leads from your blog with a few great tips from Hubspot In the digital marketing industry, we are often asked if blogs are really that important; after all, aren’t blogs really just people putting their thoughts to “paper” and then posting those thoughts online? Well, not exactly. Yes, it’s true, many…

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What’s a Content Marketer do?
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That’s a question many content marketers are asking in the wake of recent updates at Google. Although this is not the first update of this nature, this particular update, The Hummingbird, has caught the eye of many content marketers. Why? Because this update has essentially “shut-down” keyword data released to webmasters, making it much more…

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