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Five Ways to Optimize Your Website

Many people are using the “social distancing” business lull as an opportunity to tackle tasks at home and at work that they’ve always wanted to accomplish. So if optimizing your website has been on your punch list, here five areas to focus on.

Start with a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Audit

Complete a comprehensive, technical SEO audit of your site. Innovative Advertising can help with this audit, utilizing third-party tools like SEMRush and Moz to understand areas for improvement and focus. These tools also allow you to understand how your brand ranks against your top competitors. Typically, we see a series of updates being recommended, including:

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Innovative Advertising Wins Six ADDYs at American Advertising Awards

This month Innovative Advertising earned six ADDYs, including one gold, at the American Advertising Awards presented by the Advertising Club of New Orleans. Accolades include work for two of our valued clients, Globalstar and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, as well as a video celebrating the agency’s twentieth anniversary. Additionally, two of the agency’s team members were awarded the prestigious Ad Persons of the Year honor.

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How to Know When Your Website Needs an Update

On average, up to 83% of consumers visit a company’s website before making a purchase decision. If your site is out-of-date, unattractive or simply disorganized, odds are you’re losing business. That’s why most digital professionals recommend updating your company’s website every two to three years — with minor adjustments occurring on a monthly or quarterly basis. If you’re wondering whether to update your website, consider the following:

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Introduction to Retargeting

Are you familiar with the concept of retargeting? I’ll bet it’s happened to you. You’re online shopping for an item…let’s say a new pair of shoes. You examine the features, check the price, you may even click to add it to your shopping cart, but you never complete the purchase. The next time you’re online you’re served an ad for that exact pair of shoes. Weird? Nope, that’s a form of retargeting.

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Why Your Social Media Ad Needs a Landing Page

An advertising-specific landing page is designed to achieve a marketing outcome, like driving sales or collecting data. When users click, this is where they’ll land.  If you want to turn site visitors into customers, make sure your landing page meets these criteria…

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Understanding the Power of SEO

Sometimes it only takes three little letters to scare the heck out of you. Mention the IRS and people feel faint. The FBI is outside your door? Yeah, that’s never good news. And when you’re talking about websites, SEO is often viewed as the big bad wolf.

SEO, or search engine optimization, is one of the most misunderstood, yet most important digital marketing topics out there. There’s a misconception that harnessing the power of SEO is quick and easy. Not true! SEO is a process that takes time to yield results. It can take months to see results.

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Even The Smallest Details Matter

If you stop by TheAdvocate.com as part of your daily browsing, you may have noticed something a bit off – the entire site.

The Advocate’s site was inaccessible today, because the domain was not renewed. This small detail caused the entire web presence of The Advocate to be rendered inaccessible.

Fortunately, the publication was able to secure the domain before any trolls were able to hold it hostage, but propagation across the web is still not complete. In some cases, it can take 24-48 hours for a site’s updated status to reach every internet service provider, such as Cox or AT&T.

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