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Join us for free one-hour web seminars on all topics for marketing industry professionals including social media, search engine optimization, Google algorithm updates, and more!


From quick information-packed insights on the next generation of innovation to learning new ways to handle old problems, our web seminars are a resource to our customers to stay on top of the curve. Each hour-long energy training session is free, so sign up for as many as you like. Every program is presented by one of our experts, proven technical professionals who can teach. Click on the seminar you are interested in attending and fill out the short form. You will be confirmed into the session instantly. We will follow up your registration with an email detailing how to log onto the seminar within 48 hours of the seminar start date.


Current Web Seminars:



 




Core Professional Skills: a 60-Minute Primer

Tue, July 29, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

In the business world, we hear a lot about technology and disruption, and their many challenges. But we’re also starting to hear more about pitfalls related to the human side of business…gaps in the “soft skills” that are equally critical to successful people and companies. Although many of these skills gaps are nothing new, they are more relevant than ever, and in some cases have been made worse by disruption. Without core professional skills like communication, initiative, leadership, and etiquette, no team can be truly great and no professional can be truly successful. You probably deal with the consequences of “soft skill” deficits every day: communication breakdown, misunderstanding, conflict, and damaged morale – just to name a few.

These are productivity killers, and the root causes are broad. There are rising cross-generational differences, a growing lack of interpersonal skills, differences in personality and culture, and erosion in consensus about what constitutes professional behavior. The good news is that there are teachable skills to address these challenges, and accessible techniques to overcome them. In this free one-hour presentation, we’ll take a look at some of the most common “people problems” in the mainstream business world, and how we can start dealing with them. Key topics include:

  • How to communicate effectively
  • Overcoming generational and cultural barriers
  • Leveraging emotional intelligence in the business environment
  • Encouraging self-awareness while building a team mentality
  • Keeping action and culture tied to productivity

Although these needs aren’t new in the business world, even seasoned veterans are beginning to see the need for a “reloaded” approach to developing these skills. This will be a high-level conversation about how to navigate these soft skills as we face continuing changes in business landscapes and a rising new generation of professionals.

Presenter:
Chris Knotts


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Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




How to Steal Your Competitors’ Twitter Followers

Wed, July 30, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

Twitter is a gold mind of information if used correctly. Understanding how to use the advanced search function as well as setting up listening channels is paramount to success when it comes to stealing your competitors’ Twitter followers.

Over the years we have learned a few strategies that have helped companies grow their Twitter accounts, which in turn has helped generate traffic and ultimately more revenue. There are a few simple steps that you can follow in order to effectively engage you competitors’ Twitter followers. This web seminar will include:

  • How to use the advanced search to find out what people are talking about
  • How to spy on your competitors without them knowing about it
  • What tools to use in order to steal your competitors’ Twitter followers
  • How to engage with your competitors’ Twitter followers without selling them

At the conclusion of this web seminar you will be able to immediately steal your Twitter competitors with ease. You will be armed with a strategy and a set of tools in order to act fast and increase your Twitter followers, traffic and revenue.

Presenters:
Jeremy Smith and Cedric Williams


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How Content Marketing Affects Search Engine Rankings

Wed, August 6, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

The future of search is in disarray. We constantly try to solve which direction the search giant is going, but with the ever-changing algorithm, SEO’s are trying to put their finger on one strategy that will remain true to SEO. Unfortunately, there isn’t one simple answer to this question. However, most marketers (including SEO’s) agree that content is now the foundation of any SEO campaign. It can also have significant impacts on any SEO rankings.

In this web seminar, we will be covering the following topics:

  • The importance of content marketing to SEO
  • How content marketing impacts search rankings
  • Why companies with blogs are outperforming those without blogs
  • Content marketing tips from the pro’s

After this web seminar, you will be able to put together a solid content marketing plan that will help get your content to the top of the search engines. Following the simple steps that will be covered in this web seminar will help you expedite your current content marketing efforts resulting in higher rankings and higher revenue.

Presenters:
Jeremy Smith and Cedric Williams


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7 Things Every SEO Campaign Needs Right Now

Wed, August 13, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

If you are tired of getting the same old SEO advice and optimizing your SEO campaigns ineffectively, this web seminar is for you. In order to optimize correctly, marketers need to constantly think outside the box, and not succumb to the overruling advice of self-proclaimed SEO guru’s who continue to regurgitate the same useless information.

This web seminar will focus on the top 7 MOST important SEO items out there today. Google changes it’s algorithm constantly and we as marketers must stay on top of these changes in order to be as effective as possible in our online optimization efforts. Topics in this web seminar will include:

  • Are backlinks really worth their weight anymore
  • The real truth about meta data in SEO
  • How long should your blog posts really be
  • A quick intro to Google Authorship and why it’s important for SEO
  • And much more

The game is changing and in order to be on top of your game, you need to implement the correct ways of SEO optimization. After this web seminar, it will be abundantly clear as to which techniques you should use and, more importantly, why you should be using them. We will also teach you which ones to stay completely away from that can hurt your SEO efforts.

Presenters:
Jeremy Smith and Cedric Williams


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3 Simple Google Analytics Reports that will Increase Your Website Traffic

Wed, August 20, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

Now, more than ever, it is crucial to pay attention to your Google Analytics and how it directly affects your SEO. With the recent implementation of “keywords not provided” by Google, we have to do some serious scrambling in order to keep on top of what is producing top page results and what isn’t.

During this web seminar you will learn exactly what you need to do in Google Analytics to improve your SEO traffic and gain insights about what is driving the most traffic to your website. Topics will include:

  • How to properly configure Web Master Tools in order to see what is going on search
  • Which reports in Google Analytics will show you the most relevant data
  • How to read these reports to make informed, data-driven decisions

After this web seminar you will be able to immediately make an impact on your SEO efforts by identifying what is working with your campaigns and what isn’t. Furthermore, you will understand each type of report in detail and be able to present these reports to management with clarity and brevity.

Presenters:
Jeremy Smith and Cedric Williams


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How to Analyze your Competition in Less than 60 Seconds

Wed, August 27, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

We always want to know what our competitors are doing. Even though we preach that you shouldn’t copy exactly what your competitors are doing because they may be doing it wrong, we still want to know. At a very high level, it’s important to understand what your competition is doing in order to deem it worthy of your time to compare results. That said, anything that they are doing, you will need to do better, faster and analyze more.

This web seminar will show you the exact tools need in order to audit your competitors SEO landscape. Topics will include:

  • Tools of the trade used by the pro’s when doing SEO audits (which can be extremely expensive when you have a consultant do an audit)
  • What to pay attention to in these tools, and what not to worry about
  • What to do with the results once you understand your benchmark

This is a very rare web seminar that will give all the tricks and tips possible to perform your own website audit. In truth, this is an action in which consultants make the majority of their money, and you will learn this for free from subject matter experts. You will leave this web seminar with a mountain of valuable information and be able to immediately identify what is working for your competitors and how to implement those strategies on your site.

Presenters:
Jeremy Smith and Cedric Williams


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What the #$%! is SEO?

Thu, August 28, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

We hear the term SEO thrown around all the time, but what does it really mean? How does it work? How can I get my business started with Search Engine Optimization? And how do I do it well?

In this free, one-hour web seminar, we will look at the basics of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). We will explain the basic elements Google looks at when ranking your site, so that you have a better understanding of how to create better pages, and rank higher.

Specifically, we will cover:

  • SEO basics
  • How to drive more organic traffic to your website
  • How to rank higher in Google search results
  • The elements of your site that Google (and other search engines) looks at when determining your rank
  • Setting your URLs properly
  • How to adjust web page titles
  • What meta descriptions are and how they are used
  • How to properly use meta keywords
  • Optimizing your page content for Google

Presenters:
JT Moore
Traci Taylor


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How Content Length Affects Rankings and Conversions

Wed, September 3, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

We all want to know the secret sauce to how long our blog posts should be. Some say proclaimed experts have said with 500 words a blog post should be able to rank, but that is no longer the case. Many people who watch the Google algorithms closely say that it takes much more than 500 words, and it has to be an in-depth article in order to rank well in Google.

In this web seminar we will cover some of the misconceptions around content marketing and how content length can ultimately affect where you appear in the search engine rankings, and what effect that has on your site goals. Some of the topics in this web seminar include:

  • Is content really queen or is it context?
  • Do content-rich sites get more links automatically?
  • Does social sharing really influence search engine rankings?

Again, there are many misconceptions about these topics and we are here to clear the air with specific case studies and results. After this web seminar you will know where to look for content for your industry as well as begin to formulate a content marketing plan that will succeed in today’s fierce and overly saturated online marketing world.

Presenters:
Jeremy Smith and Cedric Williams


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How to Use Content Marketing for a Boring Industry

Wed, September 10, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

You know by now that the right dose of content marketing can result in huge impacts for brands and communities. We have seen blenders and axes take off like hotcakes just because of the right marketing campaigns (we will show examples of these during the web seminar). It’s no secret that the right content to the right audience will propel your business into instant online marketing success.

This web seminar will focus on those industries that are boring to most but exciting to you. Can you imagine the discussion at the marketing table: “We have a blender to sell, now how can we be different than everyone else and make this memorable?” Some topics in this web seminar will include:

  • Why do uglier industries have a better chance of making it in content marketing?
  • What is the one thing that is more important than traffic?
  • What is the most important element of content that draws people in?

This web seminar will get your creative juices flowing and give you that head start you need when marketing your product in a boring industry (or even an exciting industry!). Even if you have a fantastic product now, chances are you will eventually hit a wall or even worse, wind up working somewhere else. You will be better prepared for all areas of product marketing after this web seminar.

Presenters:
Jeremy Smith and Cedric Williams


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Business Book Report- The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Tue, September 16, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

Each month we pick a valuable, substantive business book we think will benefit the professionals we serve. Some are new; some are classics. Either way, we do the reading, and then use one of our free web seminars to deliver a one-hour "book report." This month’s book pick is The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

Taleb has written a book that explains how the business world works now more than ever. It’s a world of fast-paced, unpredictable events that are hard to keep up with and even harder to predict. If you are a professional who struggles to cope with change or find ways to deliver value quickly enough to respond to the market, this is a must-read.

Taleb put his finger on the dynamics of a world where luck, evolution, unpredictability, and response time all converge to make it seemingly impossible to navigate a market landscape that just moves too fast. However, he also explains how navigation is possible for those who understand the underlying drivers, and how it’s actually possible to stay nimble and alert, ready to respond when events occur that are impossible to predict – events Taleb calls “Black Swans.”

Presenter:
Chris Knotts


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Attendees will receive 1 PDU for this web seminar.




The 7 Things Every Great Checkout Page Needs

Wed, September 17, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

It doesn’t matter how much traffic comes to your site or how great your design is if you can’t make a sale on your ecommerce site. No matter the industry, there are 7 things every checkout process should possess in order to make an appealing user experience.

There are so many sites out there that do this completely wrong. As an industry, ecommerce has matured greatly compared to other online entities. People are accustomed to having things a certain way, and feel confident when their user experience is something that they are comfortable with. In this web seminar we will cover the following topics:

  • What is the right number of form fields to use in your checkout process
  • How to change your visitors mindset
  • One long page of check out information vs. multiple steps
  • Does live chat really work

These topics and many more will be covered in-depth in our web seminar. You will be able to do a quick audit on your own ecommerce site and implement those improvements that are tried and true on any ecommerce platform.

Presenters:
Jeremy Smith and Cedric Williams


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How to be a Revenue-Driven Marketer

Thu, September 18, 2014

12:00 pm EDT  |  11:00 am CDT  |  10:00 am MDT  |  9:00 am PDT


Seminar Description:

It’s no longer just about lead generation, it’s about revenue and your job depends on it. Do you have direct revenue responsibility as part of your marketing role? As technology of tracking and analysis methods improve, we expect that over the next several years this will become a normal way of life for Marketers. In order to keep pace with this changing world, marketers need to align their efforts with sales, understand the numbers they need to track and how to talk about revenue in their organizations.

In this web seminar we will talk about:

  • The required skills for today’s marketers
  • Defining the revenue strategy
  • Aligning with Sales
  • Defining what to track
  • Reviewing how to track
  • Analyzing Results

Presenters:
JT Moore
Kaete Piccirilli


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