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What to Post On Social Media When There is Nothing to Post

Posted by on January 12th, 2021

If you’ve been posting on social media for a while you know the feeling you get when you come up with an exciting topic. The post almost effortlessly flows from your fingertips to your audience and that’s it, that was easy. But what about those times when inspiration doesn’t hit and you don’t have much to say? Everyone has those moments, even us! We want to share our tricks at hasOptimization to help you post on social media when there is nothing to post.

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Blogging Ideas for Small Businesses during the Holiday Season

Posted by on November 19th, 2020

When it comes time to make those holiday sales, capturing holiday traffic is important. That means focusing your efforts on using holiday-appropriate keywords, making appropriate blog posts, and updating your website copy and content to reflect the oncoming holiday season. Blogging is an important part of your marketing strategy to bring in new customers, and if you don’t want to modify page content or create a bunch of new landing pages, blogging is where it’s at.

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How to brainstorm blog topics for your business blog

Posted by on April 30th, 2020

While we’ve certainly talked plenty about why blogging can benefit your business, why you should use broad topics, and how to structure a blog post, one thing we haven’t really touched upon how to determine what topics to write a blog post about. In this post, we’ll go over some places you can generate blog topics, and how those blog topics will work for you.

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Things you can do NOW to prep your business for the online world

Posted by on March 23rd, 2020

Getting stir crazy? Not sure how your business will fare during this time of uncertainty? Don’t forget about all things internet that can help you continue growing your business even when people can’t come through the door!

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How to send out freebies using MailChimp

Posted by on January 30th, 2020

One helpful marketing tool we constantly try to get our clients to leverage is building marketing mailing lists. Building an email marketing list is a great way to get in direct contact with your customers — and potential customers — and can help you when you’re suffering from poor reach on social media platforms. It’s also a better way to make big announcements that go directly to people’s email. I’m sure you know the benefits of an email marketing list, but building one can be a challenge. Typically, clients import their current customers and stop there. There’s a big opportunity…

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Vanity vs. Traffic: What are the best keywords for your business?

Posted by on December 17th, 2019

At hasOptimization, one of our primary services is search engine optimization. It’s a service that many of our clients come to us in need of help with. The thing about search engine optimization, otherwise known as SEO, is that there’s a lot of minute things you have to consider when it comes to “ranking”. Search terms, trends, search location, Google’s algorithm, page responsiveness, mobile first indexing, are just a few things to consider when working on SEO.

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Does blogging really help to support my business website?

Posted by on October 7th, 2019

The short answer: YES! Ready for the long answer and the proof? While browsing a Facebook group the other day, I was surprised to hear that a poster commented saying something along the lines of “no one wants to read a blog”. This shocked me, but at its essence, it told me that this poster (and everyone agreeing with them) had convinced themselves that blogs have no value, and therefore give no value, which means that people shouldn’t spend time on them. This comment couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Brand Altruism – What is it, and why do it?

Posted by on June 3rd, 2019

Hi, Morgan here! I’m the social media manager for hasOptimization and I’m here to tell you about the idea behind brand altruism. Every day, I do research, gather content, share posts, update social media, and more. Sometimes, the question comes up: “Why post a link to this site that doesn’t link back to my product?” or, “Why post to this blog when it is only half related to what we do?” The answer, you guessed it, is brand altruism.

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What is alternative text (alt text) and what does it do?

Posted by on May 2nd, 2019

When it comes to web accessibility, we may have new features such as Google’s ability to discern animals, shapes, and otherwise from images themselves, but much of a search engine’s ability to “see” images isn’t rooted in deep dream technology. Crawlers use a lot of contextual items to discern what your image is about and where it fits, and the big part of this is a simple HTML tag called alternative text.

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Strategies and Styles for Structuring Strong Blog Posts

Posted by on March 4th, 2019

Today’s blog is brought to you by our preferred content writing partner Amanda Silva of Cast Iron Content. Take it away Amanda! Blogging benefits your business and brand — there are plenty of numbers to prove it. While those statistics are valuable, blogging just to check the box as a business owner isn’t a strong strategy. Compelling blog posts provide a point of connection with your audience. More than half of businesses believe blogging is critical to accomplishing their objectives. Not only is blogging a boon to SEO but blogging establishes a brand as an authority within an industry. Blogging…

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