Direct Traffic – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

Direct Traffic Direct Traffic also sometimes called direct navigation, is traffic to a website that results from visitors typing the URL directly into a browser or clicking on a bookmarked link. This also often happens with Google’s suggestions. So, if you are looking for our company and start typing “blackbird”, Google may suggest blackbirdesolutions.com, this […]

Bounce Rate – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

Bounce Rate Bounce Rate is a website analytics term that represents the percentage of visitors to a particular website who arrive on a page and then navigate away from the site/page without interacting with the page at all. The visitor does not go to a second page or click on something that has been tagged […]

SEM Search Engine Marketing – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

SEM – Search Engine Marketing is the technique of online marketing through natural or organic search engine results and paid search advertising placement. The purpose of SEM is to gain visibility and increase traffic referrals from search engines: paid and/or organic. SEM is often confused to be only Paid Search/PPC or SEO, however, it is […]

Backlinks – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

A Backlink (plural Backlinks) is an incoming link or hyperlink from a one web page to another page on a different website. When someone links to your site from their site Types of backlinks: Follow: This is a link that uses a tag that says “Follow this link to the page it links to.” These […]

Tracking Pixel – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

Tracking Pixel A tracking pixel (also called a marketing pixel or pixel tag) is an HTML or Javascript code snippet that is added to a website that loads an invisible image when someone visits a website or opens an email. Typically used to track website or email activity include the following: Operating system Device type […]

Resist Putting Your Digital Ads on Cruise Control

Everyone gets busy and one of the great things about technology is that it can automate a lot of things. Here are some great examples of automation: The Nest thermostat. Home automation, setting up your lights to automatically come on at night or when you are away. Making your morning coffee. I need this one! […]

Broad Match Keyword – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

Broad Match Keyword A paid search keyword matching option in which an advertisement is displayed for all search queries that include a given keyword or phrase: in any order, with or without additional words. Keyword variants, synonyms and plurals are also included in broad match. Example: The broad match keyword: staffing marketing would trigger an ad if a […]

The Mantra of Digital Marketing: Be of Value!

Some great words of wisdom from Albert Einstein. This is something that directly applies to Digital Marketing. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” The key here is “To be of VALUE.” By creating something of value, success will follow. Here are 3 things to think about when creating content: Is […]

Algorithm – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

Algorithm A process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer. In SEO, the formula that search engines use to determine the ranking of websites on their results pages.

A/B Testing – Digital Marketing Term of the Week

A/B Testing A/B Testing is a method of comparing the performance of two sponsored listings, landing pages or other promotional content. A controlled experiment containing 2 variants, A and B, one as a control and one as a test.  The goal is to identify changes that increase or maximize a set outcome: I.e. clicks, conversions, etc.