During this year, upward communication in the workplace has become the most important type of internal workplace communications. As employers are worried about their employees’ wellbeing, safety and productivity while working from home, they want to show more empathy and open the space for their employees to speak up. 

Title Tags SEO: When to Include Your Brand and/or Boilerplate

Posted by Cyrus-ShepardIf your websites are like most, they include a fair amount of extra “stuff” in the title tags: things like your brand name or repeating boilerplate text that appears across multiple pages. Should you include these elements in your titles automatically? To be fair, most sites do. Alternatively, could it help your SEO to actually include less information in your titles? (Or at least in specific circumstances?) We know from a handful of studies that titles of a certain length tend to perform better. A now-famous study from the engineers at Etsy showed how shorter titles performed better…

10 Zoom Backgrounds HubSpotters Love

When I first started working remotely, I quickly realized that I didn’t like the available backdrops in my house. First, there’s the cluttered living room. Then, there’s the rarely spotless kitchen. Or I could go with the yellow wall. That’s when I started looking into Zoom backgrounds. I found a few funny ones, some professional ones, and even a couple of creative options. It turned out to be really fun to express myself with a Zoom background. If you’re in the same predicament, look no further. Below, let’s learn how to set up a Zoom background, and then we’ll show…

For now, augmented reality (AR) is still largely a novelty — AR’s newness alone contributes to its ability to surpass print, online, and television advertisements in terms of shock-factor. As The Drum reports, AR can capture people’s attention for over 85 seconds, increase interaction rates by 20 percent, and improve click-through rates to purchase by 33 percent. Right now, people will stop and look at AR-inspired experiences, regardless of the campaign’s overall quality. But as more companies incorporate AR into their marketing strategies, and as AR technology becomes more ubiquitous, you’ll need to produce more thoughtful campaigns to impress your…

Bing PPC Ads: How They Work (and Compare to Google Ads)

If Googling has ever let you down, you may have come across another search engine called Bing. This search engine is powered by Microsoft and strives to outdo Google at every turn. Bing wants to revolutionize digital search and rival the industry’s long-standing powerhouse. It’s an ambitious goal, but one place where Bing differentiates itself is through its Pay Per Click ads, or PPC. According to our guide, Pay Per Click ads are, “a form of search engine marketing (SEM) where the advertiser pays for clicks on an ad.” Simply put, the advertiser has to pay the publisher whenever a…

Google Ads Mistakes to Avoid — Best of Whiteboard Friday

Posted by DiTomasoContrary to popular belief, SEO and PPC aren’t at opposite ends of the spectrum. There are plenty of ways the two search disciplines can work together for benefits all around, especially when it comes to optimizing your Google Ads. In this informative Whiteboard Friday episode from last Spring, MozCon speaker and Kick Point President Dana DiTomaso explains how you can harness the power of both SEO and PPC for a better Google experience overall. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hey, Moz readers. My name is Dana…

When I first moved out of my parent’s house, my spending was out of control. I bought take-out regularly, new clothes often, and fun products frequently. However, I quickly realized that I was spending too much money on unnecessary things. After racking up some credit card debt, I realized that I needed to cut costs somewhere. As a business owner, it can be just as easy to overspend as it was for me. When that happens, it’s time to review your bottom line and see how you can reduce your spending. In this post, let’s go over some of the…

Google is a fickle beast. The search engine is imperative to the success of your web content, but no one truly knows how the Google algorithm works (except for the elusive Google search-quality team, of course). Google’s search engine is also ever-changing. Google didn’t become the number one search engine in the world without prioritizing its user experience. It achieved this leading position by continually updating its algorithm to meet its user’s needs and delivering the best possible results (not to mention engaging users with new daily doodles on the Google homepage). If your content doesn’t keep up with these…

20 Free Professionally Designed Landing Page Templates

When it comes to turning web visitors into leads, landing pages convert at 23% on average, making it the highest converting type of signup element. A strong landing page usually offers your website’s visitors a resource, such as a piece of content, in exchange for contact information. Sharing or hyperlinking to the URL of a landing page, rather than a homepage, also increases the likelihood of turning traffic into conversions. While landing pages can play a vital role in lead generation, they don’t have to be complicated. In fact, you should aim for a page that’s concise and inviting, rather…

How to Design a Better FAQ Page: 5 Best Practices, SEO Ideas and Examples

What is the purpose of your website in one word? Answer. From your visitor’s perspective, this is why your website exists. They have a question. The website’s job is to answer. The navigation, the headers, the content, it’s all there to help them get to the answer. One common place to answer common questions? The FAQ page. Marketers don’t talk about these much, so we’re taking it on. We’re answering the most frequently asked questions about FAQ pages*. Why are FAQ pages important? Where to put FAQ on a website? How to design an FAQ page? What questions to include?…