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Field-Tested Tips & Tricks to Create Content and Amp Your SEO

Tired of hearing the same common SEO advice on how to increase your website traffic? Join #NIMRI for a night of networking and hear from SEO expert Dan Shure as he transforms the complex topic of SEO into fresh tips & tricks that are easy to implement and deliver successful results!

Adapt practical SEO techniques to help you succeed, such as:

  • Using free browser plugins like Keywords Everywhere and Moz to do analysis on SERPs for ranking opportunities.
  • “Stealing” content ideas from your competitors
  • How to actually provide useful navigation and “supplementary” content.
  • A “field tested” system that actually gets results – and has nothing to do with “stuffing” keywords into your headers or tweaking meta tags.
  • Actual LIVE demos of tools like; SEMrush, KeywordKeg, Search Console and live SERP analysis — showing practical real-world applications of tools (not just theoretical).

Get the answers to all your SEO questions and learn the feasible strategies that can help improve your results. Whether you’re launching a new site, or looking to enhance an existing one, don’t miss out on this FREE talk.

Meet Dan Shure

Dan Shure is co-owner of Evolving SEO with his wife Sarah and is the host of “Experts On The Wire” – an SEO Podcast. He has helped companies like WGBH, Ring Video Doorbell, Healthy Hearing and more solve challenging SEO problems since 2007.

Dan is a MOZ Associate and was recently given a prominent mention in Rand Fishkin’s new book “Lost and Founder” advice he gave for Moz’s popular Keyword Explorer tool).

As a Podcast host, Dan has interviewed more than 90 marketing experts including Brian Dean (Backlinko) John Mueller (Google), and Pamela Wilson (CopyBlogger). Dan has presented at notable groups and conferences such as SMX East, Affiliate Summit, Mozcation Portsmouth, Carnegie Conference, SEMNE, and Content Jam.

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OpenMicNight2018

Newport Interactive Marketing’s Open Mic Tips Night

Are you looking to get free tips that will help your business thrive? Join #NIMRI and share your expertise with potential employers/clients and network with other professionals from across Southern New England. This insightful event will be full of networking, learning and sharing with other professionals from the community. Topics will include SEO, social media, and digital marketing.

If you’re looking to get to know marketers, graphic designers, SEO gurus, PR pros, project managers, developers, creatives — or just to pick up a few tips,  join us!

Experience the collective wisdom the NIM community has to offer & share your own expertise as well!

What’s involved?

1 quick 2-minute tip that would help other businesses/nonprofits. Whether it’s SEO, design, Facebook, time-savings. No PowerPoint nor anything fancy. Just an opportunity to showcase your brand and your expertise.

Feel free to invite … friends, colleagues, clients, and bosses who can benefit, too. There will be great food and drinks for purchase, and plenty of networking for free! Even if you’re not doing the marketing yourself, help optimize your team with insights from NIM.

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Turn Your Web Traffic Into Foot Traffic: Help Google Help Your Business

Fact for small- to mid-sized business: Up to 30% of visitors to your website find you from Googling aka unpaid or ORGANIC search

Don’t leave your 30% to the competition! Learn from a local expert on how to get local businesses found on Google at this FREE #NIMRI event. Learn:

  1. Your next steps to make your business easier to find on Google, Yelp, Bing, TripAdvisor & more.
  2. How Local Search Engine Optimization (SEO aka getting found online) differs from national or global SEO.
  3. How you can tell if you (or someone you’ve hired) is helping or hurting your business
  4. Which data points matter and add up to real revenue.
  5. Which free online tools can help edge out competitors.

Learn the exact steps you need to be on Google’s Page 1

Meet Mark Collins
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Owner of OnWebLocal.com, Mark Collins, assists clients to define their product or service niche as it relates to serving a specific customer need in the marketplace. Additionally, he develops website, blog, video, and social media content with a convincing call to action. Also, Mark works with web designers and agencies to get client(s) website to generate sufficient traffic. This can be achieved by attaining organic page one Google Local search rank. He has an experienced track record of success for getting increased traffic to small- medium-sized business websites. Hence, what makes him the ideal speaker for this presentation.

Connect with Mark on Twitter!

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Learn 7 Steps to SEO Sucess in 2017 (and Beyond)

Feeling behind on the latest SEO ranking factors? Overwhelmed by all the SEO news, algorithm changes, or blog posts claiming the ‘newest strategies?’

This session will cut through all the noise and get right to the top seven things you need to focus on for SEO success.

You’ll learn about:

  • The biggest myths to ignore in SEO today.
  • How SEO fits into your overall digital marketing plan.
  • The most critical technical issues to focus on (how to find and fix them).
  • How to find ‘keyword gaps’ for huge marketing opportunities (one client of Shure’s is getting 2,000+ high-quality visits a month from one piece of content, with no link building.)
  • The hugely important metric of SEO success no one is talking about (and how to leverage it).
  • How to really measure and attribute SEO success in Google Analytics (including whether your content is ‘working’).
  • The top three factors for local SEO success.

You’ll leave feeling more empowered and inspired to make immediate changes to your website for SEO success. We’ll provide you with the right tools, strategies, and checklist of to-dos to make that happen in 2017 and beyond!

Meet our expert speaker, Dan Shure!

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Dan Shure is the owner of Evolving SEO and host of Experts On The Wire Podcast.

At Evolving SEO, he has helped companies large and small grow their traffic and solve challenging SEO problems. He is also a Moz Associate, and recently taught a 10 hour SEO course for the Conversation XL Institute.

As a podcast host, Dan has interviewed over 60 marketing experts and influencers like Rand Fishkin (Moz), Jon Mueller (Google), and Pamela Wilson (Copy Blogger). ‘Experts’ is known for in-depth research, digging deep into uncommon questions, and generating compelling discussions.

Missed this great talk? Learn more about video & visuals and more via the NIM media library!

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Gain Google Traffic Now & In The Future

How Machine Learning Will Transform Search & Create New Opportunities

Gain Google traffic right now with the right types of quality content and be prepared for the coming changes.

Machine learning is an advanced computer programming methodology that is being used by major companies such as Google and Facebook to improve the quality of their products. This means that how SEO works is evolving in significant ways. This creates new threats to your SEO traffic, but it also creates new opportunities as well, ones that you can take advantage of immediately. In this session, we’ll show you how to adapt and prepare, and better still, take advantage of the coming changes.

You will learn

  1. What machine learning is and why Google and other search engines are using it.
  2. The ways content quality is evaluated by Google, and how to create better content on your site.
  3. How the value of links will evolve, and how to adapt your marketing strategy to benefit.
  4. How SEO must adapt and change in the era of machine learning and search.

Meet our expert speaker, Eric Enge!
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Eric Enge returns for his third NIM talk! An internationally sought-after speaker, you’d normally spend thousands to hear his insights.

Eric was the 2016 US Search Awards Search Personality of the Year, and 2016 Landys Search Marketer of the Year. Also, he publishes on a regular basis in The Digital Marketing Excellence blog, Search Engine Land, Moz, and elsewhere.

He is the co-author of The Art of SEO, along with Stephan Spencer, Rand Fishkin, and Jessie Stricchiola. Eric speaks at many industry conferences, including Search Marketing Expo, Pubcon, State of Search, MNSearch, and many more. Additionally, Eric is the CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, a 70+ person digital marketing agency based in Massachusetts.

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Strategize Your Content for Maximum SEO and Social ROI

Trying to get to the top of Google? Seeking social media followers? Don’t miss this crucial #NIMRI talk, not just about SEO/social but HOW to maximize your marketing.

Keywords are out, long-form, expertise-showcasing content is in, not to mention infographics, images, and more.

“It’s all about repurposing creatively and squeezing all the value you can out of limited efforts – and – budgets.” – Ted Ives

Once again, a fellow #NIMRI member is graciously sharing insights THAT WORK – insights that folks paid $THOUSANDS$ to hear at the SMX conference.

Hear and ask:

  • Why content is vital for marketing online and off
  • How to market across multiple channels
  • Top ways to be more effective and efficient.

Whether you’re a writer, photographer, marketer, or a “technophobe,” this non-techie talk will spark ideas and help get content flowing.

Ted-IvesMeet Ted Ives!

Ted Ives has deep experience at technology companies ranging through every layer of the information technology stack (including Apple, Microsoft, APC, and National Semiconductor), previously served as Vice President of Product Management at The Search Agency, and currently helps enterprises to scale up online marketing efforts through custom engagements tailored to their unique situations.

Ted writes for his blog and also SearchEngineLand on a variety of online marketing topics with a special emphasis on Paid Search and SEO.

Connect with Ted on Twitter!

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Trade Tips & Network at Newport Interactive Marketer’s Open Mic Night!

Network, Learning, Sharing & More at #NIMRI’s Open Mic Tip Night!

After the incredible success of NIM’s Open Mic Tip Nights in the past, we are very excited to once again host an insightful evening of networking, learning & sharing. We’ll be covering topics such as the latest in SEO, social media, project management & more. Join us & experience the collective wisdom the #NIMRI community has to offer, share your own bit of expertise & network with other RI professionals!

What’s involved?

Just 1 quick 2-minute tip that would help other businesses/nonprofits, whether it’s SEO, design, Facebook, time-savings. No powerpoint or anything fancy. Just an opportunity to showcase your brand and your know-how.

This event is not to be missed!

Missed this great talk? Learn more about video & visuals and more via the NIM media library!

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Transcending SEO in 2016 and Beyond (in Plain English)

SEO moves fast. The 2014-era “rules” for showing up on Google likely are doing more harm than good. Whether you are a writer, business owner, social media marketer, or marketing VP — knowing the current rules is critical to your success and to ensuring whoever’s helping you know the current methodologies. Whether your search marketing budget is large or small, come to learn the newest ranking factors, plus tactics and strategies to improve your SEO results in 2016 and beyond!

This session will also cover the best free and affordable tools you can use right away to improve your search engine optimization. If you’re launching new sites, optimizing an existing site, or looking for advanced tips, don’t miss this free talk!

Get your answers, including:

  • How links still matter (but which ones does Google hate & love?)
  • The right way to use content for SEO
  • What are “user metrics” & why do they matter?
  • Why it’s still important to track rankings (but only if you do it the right way)

Newport Interactive Marketers welcomes Dan Shure to speak AGAIN

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Former full-time musician and teacher, Dan Shure’s SEO career began in 2007, helping a few businesses with their websites and presence online. Upon discovering this new passion and career, he started Evolving SEO — now a 3-person boutique SEO agency. Clients include well-known consumer brands, technology companies, B2B companies and, yes, affiliate-based websites.

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Travel Bloggers’ Secrets You Can Use: Part 2

 

As promised here is Part 2 of our “Travel Blogger’s Secrets You Can Use” blog post! If you missed Part 1 be sure to click here and check out all the amazing blogging tips we covered in last week’s post. This week we’re talking about the best marketing, monetizing, and travel tips our lovely panelists, Tamara Gruber of We3Travel, Lillie Marshall of Around the World “L”, and Priscilla Pilon of The Weekend in Paris, shared at our August #NIMRI event. So let’s get started!

Top 8 Marketing/Monetizing Tips

1. Soliciting Sponsors: The emphasis should always be on the content you’re creating. “Write it, and they will come,” said Priscilla sagely, “Produce high-quality content, and they will come.”

The Work With Me Section of the We3Travel Website

The Official “Work with Me” section of We3Travel’s About Page

2. Doing Business With Brands: There are a few ways a blogger can work with a brand: being contacted by people to place ads, contacting people to place ads, sponsored posts, or, if you’re lucky, a sponsored trip.“If I work with a brand or do a sponsored post, it has to be something I believe in. Once your audience doesn’t believe you, you’re done,” Priscilla warned.

“Native Advertising, which is when you have content that is already successful and then work with advertisers who would complement that content, can work very well,” said Lillie.

3. Navigating Negativity: It can be very difficult to figure out what to do when you have a bad experience as a blogger, particularly if the trip is a sponsored one. It is especially tricky because, depending on the country’s laws, you could potentially be sued for a negative review. “Contact the PR people and be sure to start with the positive things and then talk about the disappointments,” advised Priscilla, “I always give them a chance to fix it. If they do, I won’t write a bad review. If they don’t, I will offer to not write about it.”

“Steer away from negative content, even though it can be very effective. Everyone gets fired up over a bad review and they like to share it, but it doesn’t reflect very well on you and can get you into trouble,” offered Lillie.

4. Create a Community: “Facebook has become a pay-to-play platform. You can pay $5 to promote a post (and I do that sometimes), but you won’t see a big difference in your analytics. What’s really powerful is to form alliances and private Facebook groups, not just with other travel bloggers. People who like wine, food, lifestyle, even interior design share readers. The cross-pollenization that happens helps everyone grow,” Priscilla said.

5. Know Your Worth: “It depends on your reach and your demographic,” reasoned Tamara, “I have a group of travel blogger friends, and we share that information.”

“This is why you need the group mentality!” proclaimed Priscilla, “Building your blogging network is key. Whatever you do, don’t write a post for someone for free – it brings the rate for everyone down to $0. You’re time is worth something.

“I would argue that there is a value in giving content to high-traffic sites, so it can be OK to do something like that for free as long as there is some ROI. It’s a value to your resume,” Lillie said.

One of We3Travel's Pinterest boards

We3Travel on Pinterest © Photos by Tamara Gruber

6. A Photo’s Worth a Thousand Shares (nope, still not right): “For me, Pinterest is very important. It drives traffic to my site, often more than google,” Tamara shared.

“Be sure to link all of your photos: photos on Google and Pinterest should link to your website and have descriptions,” Priscilla said.

“Selling your photos can also be another source of income,” Lillie pointed out.

The Newport Interactive Marketers' Hootsuite dashboard

Here’s a look at the Newport Interactive Marketers’ Hootsuite dashboard

7. Tally Your Toolbox:  “Don’t be afraid to automate! Hootsuite can schedule your posts at the best time for your demographic. You could write the best blog post ever, but if no one ever reads it, it won’t matter,” explained Lillie. To find out when the ideal time for your demographic is, be sure to check out Tweepi. 

“The Tail Wind app is great for automating Pinterest,” shared Tamara, “Paying a little for the right tools can be worth it.”

Google trends is an invaluable SEO tool,” said Priscilla, “In WordPress there is a feature where you can try a bunch of different options and put them in Google Trends to see where you are in searches.”

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Snapchat! If you want to learn more about using Snapchat as a blogger, check out AdventurousKate

8. Socialize, Socialize, Socialize (your media, that is):  “Learn and get busy on all social media sites and thank everyone who follows (NOT by direct message),” Priscilla advised.

“The biggest mistake people make is to just stop for an extended period of time on social media,” Lille said, “Be consistent and don’t be afraid to self promote!

“Snapchat is the newest thing people must be on, although it does appeal to a younger demographic,” said Tamara, “Its important to know who your audience is and where to find them.”

 

Top 3 Travel Tips

“Use Trivago or another trip-cost comparison site to look for the lowest fare. Then, take a screenshot and call the hotel. They will always match it, and it’s always better to book through the hotel because they tend to have a better cancellation policy and you also will be eligible for upgrades,” advised Priscilla.

“Tuesday is the best day to book airlines usually,” shared Tamara.

“People would pay a lot of money to stay in your home in beautiful Newport so rent it out on Airbnb to get money for travel and also find places to stay in yourself!” Lillie suggested.

All-Time Favorite Hotel

The Phoenix Resort in Belize

Balcony view from the Phoenix Resort in Belize © Photo by Lillie Marshall

Lillie’s Pick: The Phoenix in Belize “No better place for a babymoon!” 

 Kona Village Resort in Hawaii at Sunrise

The now closed Kona Village Resort in Hawaii © Photo by Tamara Grub

Tamara’s Pick: Kona Village Resort in Hawaii “Unfortunately, after 45 years, this resort was forced to permanently close their doors after the March 2011 tsunami.”

A hammock overlooking the ocean at The Bitter End Resort in BVI

The gorgeous Bitter End Resort in BVI © Photo by Priscilla Pilon

Priscilla’s Pick: The Bitter End in the British Virgin Islands “I’ve never been sponsored to stay at this hotel, but I visit every year!”  

And, of course, we had to ask about their favorite place in Newport! 

Castle Hill Inn from the sea

Castle Hill Inn from the sea © Photo by Priscilla Pilon

Priscilla’s Pick: Castle Hill Inn “They have the best lunch and the best views!” 

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The beautiful Hotel Viking (#NIMRI venue sponsor for our annual networking event!) © Photo by Lillie Marshall

Lillie’s Pick: Hotel Viking “This is the place to go to feel like royalty!” 

Here’s what #NIMRI members were saying on Instagram and Twitter: 

 

Great turnout at #NIMRI! A photo posted by Suzanne McDonald (@newportinteract) on

 

 

Learning about travel blogging at #NIMRI at @ParlorNewport. #NewportRI A photo posted by The Newport Blast (@thenewportblast) on

Many thanks to our venue sponsor Parlor Kitchen & Bar

Register for the next #NIMRI event now! 

Newport Interactive Marketing

Trade Tips at Newport Interactive Marketer’s Second Open Mic Night!

After the incredible success of NIM’s first-ever Open Mic Tips Night, we are very excited to once again host an insightful evening of networking, learning & sharing. We’ll be covering topics such as the latest in SEO, social media, project management & more. Come join us and experience the collective wisdom the NIM community has to offer & share your own bit of expertise!

What’s involved?

Just 1 quick 2-minute tips that would help other businesses/nonprofits, whether it’s SEO, design, Facebook, time-savings. No powerpoint or anything fancy. Just an opportunity to showcase your brand and your know-how.

This event is not to be missed!

Missed this great talk? Learn more about video & visuals and more via the NIM media library!

Become a NIM $upporting member, if you aren’t already, for access to the vast video library of past presentations and watch from your device at your convenience.