The 10 Best Video Conferencing Tools for Small Businesses

Over the past year, marketers got a crash course in remote work. As 2021 approached, many of us had already invested in at-home desks, workout equipment, and other tools meant to make work-from-home a little easier. At the top of that list? Video conferencing software. Video conferencing tools saw a 500% increase in demand in 2020 as a result of the worldwide pandemic. And, as the workforce continues to shift to a more flexible, hybrid model, it’s critical your business invests in equipment designed to foster collaboration regardless of an employee’s location. But video conferencing software isn’t always cheap, and the…

How to Identify Your Core Marketing Message

As a marketer, you know how important it is to have a marketing strategy. You also know how important it is for your strategy to align with your audiences’ needs and interests, and the required approach for each channel you use, whether it’s social media or email. Having a marketing strategy also helps you create the content your audiences want to see and share it where they’re most likely to see it. But, when you have this strategy, how do you figure out what to say in the content you share with them? What you need is a marketing message, and…

The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Trends in 2020

Marketing moves at the speed of light … er, at least it feels that way when you’re brainstorming a new campaign or strategy, and all of a sudden, a new statistic or technology release changes everything. On a yearly, quarterly, and even monthly basis, new trends and techniques pop up and transform the way we attract, connect with, and market to our audiences. But keeping up with these changes isn’t always enough. To succeed in the fast-paced, marketing world, you have to stay ahead of the game. That’s why we created this guide — influenced by some of our very…

LiveBlogPosting Schema: A Powerful Tool for Top Stories Success

Posted by cml63One of the great things about doing SEO at an agency is that you’re constantly working on different projects you might not have had the opportunity to explore before. Being an SEO agency-side allows you to see such a large variety of sites that it gives you a more holistic perspective on the algorithm, and to work with all kinds of unique problems and implementations. This year, one of the most interesting projects that we worked on at Go Fish Digital revolved around helping a large media company break into Google’s Top Stories for major single-day events. When…

8 Image SEO Best Practices to Make Your Content More Discoverable

To consider the importance of visual search in 2021, let’s start with an example. The other day, I Googled “how to conduct a vlookup in Excel”. I skimmed a few articles but still felt dissatisfied — I didn’t want to read about vlookups, I wanted to see it. Enter: The power of images. Once I clicked on “Images”, I found what I needed quickly: I know I’m not alone. In fact, nowadays, half of all Google searches end on the search results page, without the user clicking through to any results. In 2021 and beyond, it’s critical marketers begin paying attention…

Google My Business: What It Is, How To Use It, and Why

Posted by MiriamEllisGoogle My Business is both a free tool and a suite of interfaces that encompasses a dashboard, local business profiles, and a volunteer-driven support forum with this branding. Google My Business and the associated Google Maps make up the core of Google’s free local search marketing options for eligible local businesses. Today, we’re doing foundational learning! Share this simple, comprehensive article with incoming clients and team members to get off on the right foot with this important local business digital asset. An introduction to the basics of Google My Business First, let’s get on the same page regarding…

Here’s Why People Click Out of YouTube Videos [New Data]

With more than 2 billion active users — or nearly one-third of the global internet audience — YouTube has become a vital platform used within most video marketing strategies. But, as one of the biggest online platforms, YouTube is also one of the most competitive for brands. For every YouTube channel related to a specific industry, there are a handful of others churning out similar content. To rise above YouTube’s fierce competition, you’ll need to regularly create content that grabs your viewers’ attention and keeps them engaged. Ultimately, if viewers disengage with your YouTube videos, they’ll click out of them before…

34 of the Best Office Pranks & Practical Jokes to Use at Work

If you’ve watched the TV show “The Office” as religiously as I have, the classic “stapler in Jell-O” trick surely sounds familiar. It’s pretty much what the name describes: Simply make a batch of Jell-O, but make sure your colleague’s stapler is hidden inside the mold. It’s a classic prank. But what other, less conventional pranks are out there to add some kicks to an otherwise average day at the office? We asked our friends and combed the internet for more examples of some of the funniest office pranks, and pulled together this list to serve as inspiration for your…

Posted by Cody_McDanielIt’s no secret that B2B marketing is different than B2C. The sales cycle is longer, there are multiple stakeholders involved, and it’s usually more expensive. To market effectively, you need to create content that helps, educates, and informs your clientele. The best way to do that is to identify the keywords that matter most to them, and build out content accordingly. To find out how, watch this week’s episode of Whiteboard Friday!  Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hi and welcome to another Whiteboard Friday. My…

A Marketer’s Guide To Competitive Intelligence

Across all industries, it’s gotten harder for brands to stand out among the competition. According to a 2020 survey by Crayon, businesses have, on average, 29 competitors — a 16% increase from 2019. Small and large companies alike are fighting for consumers’ attention through targeted marketing campaigns, persuasive sales teams, and competitive pricing structures. The question is, how can a brand stay competitive as new companies emerge every day and threaten its position? One solution is competitive intelligence (CI) – a process that can drive revenue and keep brands ahead in their industry. Let’s get into what CI is, what…