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Edge of the Web is a weekly digital marketing podcast discussing all things within SEO, Social Media, Content Marketing and more!. Hosts Erin Sparks and Tom Brodbeck discuss the latest news and trends in the digital marketing industry as well as interviews with some of the top names in marketing. Visit our website at http://www.edgeofthewebradio.com/ to see all of our past shows and videos.

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EP 298: How to Use Reddit To Drive Marketing Strategy & Traffic (Jan 22nd, 2019)

Recent reports have said that Reddit generates more traffic than Facebook or Twitter and was the third most visited website behind Google and YouTube. So why do marketers seem to ignore this valuable channel? We will find out more about Reddit Marketing this week with Ross Simmonds. He is a big fan of Reddit and has spoken about this topic (and others!) at conferences around the country. More recently, he has been a featured speaker with MozCon and SearchLove. Learn more about Reddit and how ...

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EP 297: How to Improve Site Speed on WordPress w/Jon Henshaw (Jan 15th, 2019)

WordPress has become one of the most popular content management systems as it is running over 28% of the web. And to their credit, it is easy to use has lots of great tools you can add that make your website even powerful. But a lot of companies and developers can add so much code to your website that it is slowing down your website and frustrating your users and hurting your SEO. Jon Henshaw, the founder of Coywolf and the Senior SEO Analyst with CBS Interactive, is a big proponent of WordPr...

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EP 296: "Clarity Wins - Get Heard. Get Referred." w/Steve Woodruff (Jan 9th, 2019)

Everywhere we look and go we are bombarded with ads and distraction. How do you compete with that when you are marketing your businesses? Steve Woodruff, author of the new book "Clarity Wins", says that the secret weapon he uses for his clients to break through the noise and distraction is Clarity. Steve breaks down how the clarity of our strategy and clarity in our messaging can help you succeed with your business goals and get referrals for your business. Also, since it is our first episode...

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EP 295: What to Expect from SEO in 2019 w/Ashley Berman Hale (Dec 18th, 2018)

We are just a few weeks from 2019 and 2018 gave us a lot of change in the SEO industry? What can we expect in 2019? Ashley Berman Hale, the Technical SEO Lead at DeepCrawl, recently interviewed John Mueller of Google about what to expect next year. SEOs need to improve their Technical SEO for 2019 to stay ahead of the curve! Also, we talk about the new Q&A Structured data, Google's new WordPress plugin, and the latest Google+ news.   Sponsor EDGE of the Web is brought to you by Site Strategic...

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EP 294: How to Use Conversational Copywriting to Improve Your SEO w/Nick Usborne (Dec 11th, 2018)

Have you ever read your own website and thought, "That just doesn't sound like me?" or maybe your sales copy feels too pushy? The future of SEO is natural language (Think voice search) and so we were excited to talk to Nick Usborne about his new course Conversational Copywriting. Nick Usborne has been a copywriter for 40 years and has written for some of the world's biggest brands including Apple, WebEx, Chrysler, and Citibank. He has recently launched a new online training course and blog ca...

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EP 293: Prepare Your Marketing Agency for 2019 w/Jeff Allen (Dec 4th, 2018)

The year 2019 is right around the corner and now is the perfect time to make some changes to your agency culture. What steps do you need to take for the next year? Jeff Allen is the president of Hanapin Marketing and he is on the show today to talk about some of the things he does in his agency to keep employees and grow the company. Plus, we talk about a new Google/Disney partnership, Black Friday sales, and Google is showing zero results for some searches? All this and more, today on the ED...

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EP 292: Mobile-First Indexing and Progressive Web Apps w/Cindy Krum (Nov 15th, 2018)

Google is changing at a rapid pace - the top of the SERP doesn't even feature websites anymore! They have been replaced by knowledge graph and other assets. It seems like Google doesn't want to rank websites anymore, but why is that and what is actually going on? We reached out to Cindy Krum, the founder and CEO of Mobile Moxie, as she and her team are full of mobile marketing experts. Cindy is a regular conference speaker at conferences like MozCon and SMX and is a great follow on Twitter! A...

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EP 291: Building Reports with Google Data Studio w/Andrew Garberson (Nov 12th, 2018)

Are you looking to spruce up your marketing reports? Google Data Studio is one of the great marketing reporting tools that marketers seem to overlook. Andrew Garberson, the Vice President of Marketing Services at Bounteous, is a big proponent of this tool and thinks it could bridge the gap across marketing departments by having a large dashboard. Plus, we talk about the newest additions to Google Data Studio, learn more about the "follow" button on Google Maps, and see a recent study from Hub...

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EP 290: Search & Social Advertising Made Better Together w/Mark Irvine (Nov 6th, 2018)

When something goes viral on social media, how long before do keyword searches on that topic begin gaining traction? Can search marketers develop a strategy around these numbers for their content marketing? Mark Irvine, the Senior Data Scientist at WordStream, has been doing some great research on how social media can impact search engine marketing and how you can take advantage. Plus, we discuss Quora Ads, updates to the Google Campaign Manager, and more opportunities for featured snippets i...

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EP 289: Break the Wheel & Question Best Practices w/Jay Acunzo (Oct 31st, 2018)

The marketing world is filled with advice and ideas from "thought leaders" but just because an "expert" says or writes something, that doesn't mean we should do it. Focusing on best practices from the experts could actually be harming your business and you don't even know it. Jay Acunzo, the founder of Unthinkable Media, says in his new book "Breaking the Wheel" says that what we should do instead is to act more like investigators and do what works best for our own companies. This podcast wil...

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EP 288: How to Dominate at Local SEO w/Damon Gochneaur (Oct 29th, 2018)

Wow! What an information-packed show we have for you today! Damon Gochneaur is the founder of Aspiro Agency and the Director of Search at Southwest Media Group and he is fresh off his appearance at Pubcon where he talked about Local SEO. So in this episode, we decide to talk even more Local SEO with Damon as we cover Local SEO fundamentals, map listings, the importance of citations and Name Address Phone (NAP), link building for Local and how to dominate your national competitors with your lo...

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EP 287: Talk Triggers - Creating Customers with Word of Mouth w/Jay Baer (Oct 15th, 2018)

Did you know that in a recent study, it was found that word of mouth resulted in 50-91% of a company's sales - yet most companies don't have a strategy for word of mouth marketing. That's the reason Jay Baer, founder of Convince & Convert, decided to focus his next book on how to develop a word of mouth marketing strategy. The new book, "Talk Triggers," was released in the last two weeks and based on early sales, it seems to be another best-selling book in the making. Also, we discuss the ann...

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EP 286 - Flip the Funnel with Account-Based Marketing w/Sangram Vajre (Oct 9th, 2018)

We've all seen the traditional marketing funnel or different variations of it. The traditional funnel starts with the awareness stage at the widest part of the funnel, then progresses to the consideration stage and finally the last stage is the decision stage. Sangram Vajre, the co-founder and chief evangelist at Terminus, joins on this podcast to change the way you think about this marketing concept by flipping that funnel upside down. It's called Account-Based Marketing and in this episode,...

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EP 285: Why You Should Optimize Your Marketing w/Hailey Friedman (Oct 2nd, 2018)

We talk a lot on the show about search engine optimization, but how often are you optimizing your overall marketing efforts? Hailey Friedman, the Head of Marketing of Improvado, joins us on the show to talk about the process she used to use to measure her marketing efforts and how things have been simplified with a tool like Improvado. Plus, we talk about all the updates Google announced this week and we talk about the importance of UTM tagging in your campaigns! All this and more, today on t...

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EP 284: Bullseye Marketing w/Louis Gudema (Sep 24th, 2018)

Recent research says that over 80% of companies are seriously under-investing when it comes to their marketing. Louis Gudema, author of the new book "Bullseye Marketing", wants to helps businesses improve their marketing and increase their marketing formula by using his Bullseye Marketing method. Let's talk about this method and more, today on the EDGE!   Sponsor EDGE of the Web is brought to you by Site Strategics and they are offering to help you find out your digital marketing ROI. The Dig...

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EP 283: An Introduction to Facebook Analytics w/JD Prater (Sep 18th, 2018)

Have you heard of Facebook Analytics? Well, chances are you haven't and JD Prater, Director of Growth at Beautiful.AI, says that most marketers aren't using this tool to measure their results and using it to improve their marketing. Fresh off his presentation at Inbound 2018, JD will share with us some of the great features of Facebook Analytics, how to set funnels and cohorts within Facebook Analytics, and he'll also share five ways Facebook Analytics beats Google Analytics. We'll discuss th...

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EP 282: The Google Medic Update w/Ruth Burr Reedy (Sep 4th, 2018)

Earlier this month, Google released a new update to their core algorithm that many in the SEO industry are labeling "The Google Medic Update". Ruth Burr Reedy, the Director of Strategy with UpBuild, is on the show with us today to break down this new update. Where you impacted by this update and what do you need to do for recovery? Let's talk about this and more today on the EDGE. Sponsor EDGE of the Web is brought to you by Site Strategics and they are offering to help you find out your digi...

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EP 281: What You Need To Know About Google Sponsored Units w/Elizabeth Marsten (Aug 28th, 2018)

Chances are you've seen (or clicked!) a Google Sponsored Unit and you had no idea what it was. Not a lot is known about Google Sponsored Units as they are new to the shopping environment. Elizabeth Marsten, the e-Commerce Growth Services Senior Director at Commerce Hub, recently wrote an in-depth article on Search Engine Journal about this new ad unit and is on the show this week to talk about its features and how users can use it in their ad campaigns. Plus we talk about automation in the P...

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EP 280: The Neuroscience of Storytelling w/Joe Lazauskas (Aug 21st, 2018)

Joe Lazauskas joins us on the show today to break down a few of the major concepts in his new book "The Storytelling Edge." This book came out earlier this year and it dives deep into the neuroscience behind why humans enjoy storytelling. Joe helps companies all the time in his role as the Head of Content Strategy at Contently find and tell their story and that's why he decided to write this book. Also in this episode, Joe discusses the key elements to a great story, what makes people actuall...

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EP 279: The Importance of Digital Knowledge Management w/Jeff Rohrs (Aug 14th, 2018)

Over the last year or so, we've all seen a big shift in the search and with the growth of devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, it has become even more important that your organization has a way to manage its digital knowledge. So, what is digital knowledge? Jeff Rohrs, the CMO of Yext, and his team have coined this term digital knowledge management and have a great list of resources for you to check out! All this and more, today on the EDGE! Sponsor EDGE of the Web is brought to you ...

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