Online Marketing Blog

We have the latest information on SEO, social media, digital advertising and marketing, analysis, and opinion from our online marketing blog. If you’re in need of quality marketing strategy and tactics, read the posts you find here.

We’re always contributing what we’ve discovered, what works in online marketing and online advertising. If there’s something new we learn, we share it here. If there’s something new in the world of internet marketing, we’ll reveal what we know about it.

Business Listing Plugin Features Added to Help With Coronavirus Response

Massive Impressions has published a free, open-source tool in order to help website owners coordinate emergency notifications in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Local businesses that are impacted by the need to change hours and adjust conditions for clients can have their information updated as quickly as it changes, easily thanks to the power of WordPress. This gives site visitors accurate, updated business information. Using this plugin on a website helps visitors save time and can be used to help people be more safe, limiting unnecessary contact and avoiding fruitless travel.

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Authorize.net VAR Partner : Massive Impressions

Massive Impressions is now an Authorize.net Partner – Making YOUR E-commerce Faster and More Accountable

In a commitment to continually improve the quality and scope of services offered we’re now proud to announce another ability. Now Massive Impressions can provision your Authorize.net and credit card processing accounts directly. After years of developing turn-key e-commerce websites, our ability to accelerate our clients ability to sell online has even gotten more powerful. We get your business online, accepting money, the fastest.

Business Listing Plugin Released

Today we added a new plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory on WordPress.org. It’s called “Business Listing Plugin.” We’ve been using it to manage business listings on 4boca.com already. This release is a free open-source version, so if you want to use it, go ahead!

The plugin can be found on WordPress.org, in the official directory of approved plugins.

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Electronic Agent Consideration - Getting AI to choose your brand

Electronic Agent Consideration: When AI Thinks About YOU

What is Electronic Agent Consideration? It’s the term that describes what’s going on when robots, artificial intelligence, compares your products and services to your competitors. Why is this important? When people use artificial intelligence to make decisions they expect their robots to be smart and live up to “intelligence” part, not just be some artificial voice that responds thoughtlessly with bad information.

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Structured Data Marketing - Content Marketing for AI

Structured Data Marketing

Structured Data Marketing is to yesterday’s online marketing like yesterday’s online marketing was to print.  It’s a way to make web pages so that robots understand them better. It’s immediately important, today, for making search engines send more traffic.  Artificial intelligence needs certainty when determining what conclusions to deliver: what pizza place to call, what airline has the best deals, what car is safest. There’s no better way to publish information so that tomorrow’s digital agents connect your business with tomorrow’s customers with certainty, the certainty needed to make a recommendation and sale.
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One of the Worst Myths of SEO: Popularity Drives Ranks

Does a site’s search engine rank improve from increased popularity, from more people visiting a site? 

Does Popularity Drive Ranks? This is a very common belief about SEO, but it’s really not one of the major factors that determines which webpages appear first on Google searches. It does seem intuitive that Google would consider how much traffic a site gets when it’s trying to decide whether it’s credible or not, whether it should be sent more traffic. However, this hasn’t been a useful metric for Google from the start. Once you understand how SEO works it becomes a little clearer why using traffic as a metric doesn’t necessarily help Google meet its goals.

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Why Does My Site Keep Updating - The Technology Layers In WordPress

Why does my site keep updating?

A recent WordPress update notification brought a client some concern. The concern was whether WordPress being updated would cause an issue we experienced to re-appear. In this case it didn’t, and the odds of updates causing issues is generally low. However, there is a liability in updating. It’s just that the potential costs of not updating outweigh the potential risks.

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database improvements yield better performance

Database Changes Yield CMS Improvements

We’ve recently changed a way we configure the databases that our sites depend on, the back-end databases for WordPress.  This change was oriented towards improving the speed that visitors to the sites experience. An unanticipated site-result was that the administrative interface performance improved even more. This speed up results in less time required for doing things like authoring new pages and posts, uploading images and checking on lead form responses.  It takes us less time to administer the sites and this translates into lower costs for our clients.

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Free AutoSSL at Massive Impressions

AutoSSL: Free SSL Certificates?

Here’s a surprise from the servers that turned out to be a delight for a change: AutoSSL. Now your Massive Impressions Managed Hosting Account comes with free, auto-renewed, basic , doman validated SSL certificates. What does this mean? It means your site gets the security and SEO benefits of SSL without having to go through an initial business validation process. It means you don’t have to remember to renew the certificate every year. Basic SSL isn’t enough to meet all SSL requirements, but it’s better than having no SSL.

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