In the course of a working day, we all hit the proverbial brick wall from time to time. One thing that helped me push through was to print out quotes from books or blogs that really stood out to me, and hang them on the back of my door for a bolt of inspiration here […]


There’s not a business owner I’ve spoken to in the last year that doesn’t understand the crucial part content is playing in being discovered online. It’s a tremendous feeling as a content marketing professional, knowing we’ve come so far in moving away from the interruption marketing that was so prevalent in businesses of all types […]

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The DigitalSherpa website has undergone quite the overhaul since I first started working here in 2011 (you can check out that version here, if your eyes can take it). DigitalSherpa was just beginning to grow, and our marketing team of one, with some help from a couple web designers, were doing the best they could. […]

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Content marketing, in essence, is the amalgamation of content and strategy to reach a desired audience. When properly executed (great content and great strategy), content marketing can change the scope and outcomes of a business. While all blogging is content marketing, our goal is to put together a list of the 11 best content marketing […]

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Early in October, news sites broke that Google was going to send all searches on its engine through SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), ensuring that all search data would be private and not visible to webmasters managing keyword data in Google Analytics. So, what does this mean? If you have run a website for some time, […]

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Social media is a free and incredibly powerful branding tool that your business should be taking advantage of if it isn’t already. Long gone are the days when social media usage was limited to teenagers and college students. In fact, the 30 to 49 age bracket is the second largest demographic that utilizes social media […]

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The Web is full of awesome social networking marketing strategy information for businesses. Each day there are new infographics created, blog posts published, and videos recorded that can absolutely help business owners learn how to effectively communicate and grow their brands on the Internet. But let’s be honest, a lot of the advice out there […]

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Content Curation is the act of discovering, gathering, and publishing content on the Web. ┬áContent curation is a great way to stock your blog with fresh topics and increase traffic, while saving time and reaching a broad audience. Unlike┬ácontent marketing, content curation is not the act of producing your own content, amassing content from a […]

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Did you know your Web visitors will spend more time on a page that has video? Our lives are constantly inundated with new content and information and various ways to soak it in. So, why aren’t more small businesses using content marketing video to boost their Web marketing? Video Seems A Bit Overwhelming (And Expensive) […]

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I’ve been interested in writing a series to help small businesses build out their own sales and marketing reports to better track and understand their efforts. This will be the first part in a series that I hope will help you build these reports and lead to a more collaborative and understanding relationship between your […]

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