Do Social Media Links Help SEO?

Whether social media links help SEO is often a debatable topic among marketing professionals. With the high secrecy of Google’s algorithm, it can be difficult to determine how social media affects search rankings. However, if you refer to the comments from official Google channels, social links are actually not a direct factor in determining search rankings. But, the question still [...]

Increase Communication Success with Visual Storytelling

Everybody loves that feeling of being able to recognize and understand something quickly without having to decipher what someone is talking about. Just as they do in wayfinding signage, visual cues in marketing go a long way to help your audience get that “I am a smart cookie” boost by providing them with recognizable icons, pictograms, infographics, illustrations and images [...]

B2B MarCom Budgeting

It’s the time of year to prepare budgets for next year’s marketing outreach and marketing communications programs. Here are three major areas to consider as you work to make your organization a top performer in customer and prospect engagement. There are many creative strategies and tactics spawned by the shift to mobile and other tech trends which you should consider [...]

Do I Need a Google Plus Account?

There is Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, my blog, my LinkedIn company page and Google+. The list is almost endless. At Placemaking Group, we often hear clients ask: “Why does my company need to be on Google+, nobody I know is using it? I don’t use it, so why should I spend my precious time/money on yet another social media [...]

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