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how are negative keywords different from other keywords

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising can be an incredibly powerful tool, but only when it’s executed in a highly targeted manner. PPC works when your ads appear to potential customers or clients who are searching for highly relevant and desirable potential keywords. When your ads start ranking for the wrong keywords, your campaigns can receive a large…

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work and coronavirus

Note: This is a long-form version of an article that also appeared in the Grand Rapids’ Chamber of Commerce’s website. On March 11, LaFleur decided to pack up our laptops, monitors, and our desk bobbleheads (at least some of them), and transition to remote work. Like nearly every organization in the world, we began a journey towards our “new normal.” We had to adapt to keep the business thriving and profitable,…

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Black Lives Matter: How LaFleur Is Taking a Stand

Over the past few weeks, our country and city have been processing profound grief. One of those stages of grief is always anger, and I’m angry about our broken institutions that perpetuate racial inequality and ignore implicit bias. Our systems and approach toward governance and policing need to change. While I don’t support property damage…

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When and Why to Refresh Your Content

Great content helps drive traffic to your web properties, generate conversions that become promising leads, nurture prospects along a compelling customer journey, and increase your revenue and ROI from marketing. However, creating all of this content takes a lot of work. So, most marketers strive to develop blogs, ebooks, videos, webinars, and other assets that…

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when to build new website

A website is a significant investment, but it’s also a foundational component of your company or brand. 87% of consumers begin their product searches online by perusing a website. When you’re focused on running your business, it can be hard to create a website that meets your needs, maintain it, and know when and why…

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remote workplace checklist

While the coronavirus has increased interest in remote working, it was a growing trend even before COVID-19. Today’s top talent increasingly wants to be able to work from anywhere and on any device, since it can boost their productivity and encourage a better work-life balance. If your law firm or business is about to implement…

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social proof marketing

We all like to believe we’re independent, thoughtful decision-makers, but when it comes to deciding what we buy, we, like all consumers, rely on what others think. This reliance isn’t limited to our in-person social circles, either. Websites like Yelp, Google My Business, and Amazon have all thrived in part because they roll shopping and…

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creating a scholarship

You may have seen scholarships circulating the internet in your industry, especially as the end of the school year approaches. If you’ve ever wondered why businesses offer scholarships or how to create one yourself, you’re in the right place. In this blog, we’ll explore the benefits of creating a scholarship and talk about what to…

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business development and coronavirus

Now that COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has gained a foothold in the United States, you’re probably discussing your business continuity plan. This plan likely includes telecommuting options, office disinfection, and other contingencies. However, as numerous trade shows and conferences get postponed or canceled, it’s also time to consider new ways to build and…

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Signs You Need to Improve Your Website’s SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of making your website and specific webpages more easily discoverable by search engines. When users enter a phrase in the search bar in Google or Bing, whether it be “best vegan pizza recipes” or “brilliant digital marketing agency,” complex algorithms determine which websites and pages best fit your…

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