Murvine Marketing Group Blog

Beating Big Brands to the Top with a Smart SEO Strategy

Topics: Search Engine Optimization, Inbound Marketing

If you’re a small to mid-sized brand, competing with industry heavyweights online (and elsewhere) can seem like a virtually impossible task. Search for any popular product or service and it doesn’t take long to realize big brands have a chokehold on the basic keywords people are searching for.

Depending on what these keywords are, this big brand dominance can consume the entire front page of results and beyond.

What’s more, the sites that rule search results often don’t adhere to all those crucial SEO “necessities” marketers and SEOs say are key.

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4 Mistakes Keeping Visitors From Moving Past Your Homepage

Topics: Website Optimization, Content Marketing

As search engines get better at connecting consumers' questions to companies with answers, it’s up to businesses to create the kinds of websites web-savvy consumers want to explore.

For most traffic coming to your website––especially new visitors––the homepage is your site’s front door, the gateway to the network of “rooms” that makes up your website.

Just like in the real world, no one arrives at your house only to admire the door––they want to go inside. The same is true for websites. 

When you ask businesses what the “goal” of their homepage is, people tend to stumble trying to come up with a clear answer. This confusion over the homepage’s purpose mean is one of the main reasons so many company homepages are so poorly executed. 

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How to Create a Content Promotion Strategy to Reach a Larger Audience

Topics: Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing

Inbound marketing has exploded over the past few years, and with it has come an explosion of content across the web.

Since content is the driver of inbound’s success, it’s no surprise we’ve become swamped with it as companies rush to meet the highly informed customer on their own turf. 

But inbound’s massive explosion has created a problem as ironic as it is uncomfortable for many content marketers to admit:

As more content makes its way out there, it’s become more difficult to get noticed amidst the noise.

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3 Bad Email Marketing Practices Keeping Readers from Clicking Through

Topics: Outbound Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Email Marketing

Whether it’s the typical embarrassing relative who shows up during the holidays or the colleague whose jokes simply aren’t funny, we all deal with embarrassing situations that make us uncomfortable. 

While strange relatives and cringe worthy co-workers are something we take in stride, you may have a bigger problem on your hands if your teeth clench every time the topic turns to your email marketing results in company meetings. 

If you can relate, don’t worry.

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3 Ways To Bring A Dead Content Marketing Strategy Back to Life

Topics: Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing

I probably don’t have to tell you that putting an online marketing strategy in place that actually impacts your bottom line is getting harder each day.

The explosion of inbound marketing is, ironically, making it harder to actually be successful since the web is being flooded with content in a race for attention and engagement among target buyers. 

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3 Franchise Marketing Tips To Pass On To Your Franchisees

Topics: Local Search Engine Optimization, Content Marketing, Franchise Marketing

Alright, I talk a lot about using smart content marketing to grow your franchise at the company-level, so I thought it would be a nice change of pace to show you a few things content can do to help your franchisees succeed for themselves.

Before I get into it, let’s quickly address the question that might already be stirring in your head: 

“Content marketing? My franchisees have businesses to run. They don’t have time to manage marketing like this on their own.”

As you’ll see in a second, this list of ideas isn’t simply a to-do list of marketing items to push onto your owners to manage on their own. Many of these are things you and your corporate team can put in place to help them organize how they promote themselves to the modern customer.

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