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Be an SEO Star in 4 Simple Steps

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Be an SEO Star in 4 Simple Steps You’ve heard it here before: Search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial to popping up in Google’s holy grail of search results. If you’re still unsure how to tackle SEO (and bring many more eyeballs to your site), start here: STEP 1. Use Targeted Keyword Phrases. To land near the top of Google’s search results, you need to get granular in your metadata (which is how the engine tracks your site). The meta title is the blue headline in your search results, the meta description is the grey text below it. Make sure both of them (and your URL) have the same keyword phrase. STEP 2. Master the Google Keyword Planner. The free tool shows you how people search. If you’re a cleaning service, instead of targeting something huge like “cleaning services” (which…

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How Hashtags Help Your Business

By | Asbury Park, Branding, Design, Eatontown, Facebook, Graphic artist, Graphic Design, Instagram, Linkedin, Long Branch, Marketing, Oakhurst, Oceanport, Pinterest, Red Bank, SEO, Small Business Marketing, Social Media, Twitter, West Long Branch, YELP! | No Comments

Hashtags Help Your Business Hashtags aren’t just a Twitter thing. Now days you’ll find them on most of the other major social media sites too.  Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram and Pinterest all enable you to tag keywords and phrases which enables interests and conversations to be tracked.   As your business grows more competitive through it’s digital marketing efforts, the use of Hashtags can generate a new and effective way to create engagement and brand awareness with your target audience. When properly used Hashtags can be a powerful tool for connecting with customers.

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Facebook wants to remotely scan my harddrive

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Facebook Scam Perpetrated by Facebook Facebook Has Gone Too Far! Earlier today I got bumped out of Facebook with the following warning: I then immediately quit all of my running software on my Mac and ran virus protection software: ClamAV / AdwareMedic; Malware detection application. Both of which reported my system was clean. I then returned to Facebook to try to login again. I was greeted with the warning again. This time I took the warning to the next step and clicked “Get started”. The screen was as follows: “My computer has been infected”…. but I just ran 2 respected independent applications that all say Facebook is incorrect. I was very certain to update all my virus definitions prior to my scans. How could this be? Being that I handle several social media accounts for some of my clients I decided to attempt to login as a…

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Graphic Illustration of Monmouth Park in Oceanport NJ from early 1900

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  Graphic of Monmouth Park in Oceanport NJ Graphic Artist: Unknown The image about is a very early drawing on the original Monmouth Park Race Track in Monmouth County, Oceanport, NJ 07757. The illustration commissioned during the grand opening of Monmouth Park originally Eatontown in 1870. It was part of a collection recently discover in the home of Frank “fredi” Manfredi local Fort Monmouth army photographer who resided in Loch Arbour, NJ. You can download the High-resolution (4000×3000) version by clicking this button.

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Images of Fort Monmouth circa 1930 from The Graphics Guy

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Early images of Fort Monmouth You can clearly see areas of Eatontown, Little Silver, Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, and Sea Bright is several of the graphic images of Fort Monmouth. The Images of the military installation were taken in the 1930’s. The installation began with the lease of a defunct Monmouth Park Racecourse (later re-opened at another site in 1946) by the Army for a training site for officers. The location near Eatontown, with rail sidings out of Hoboken and proximity to the port of Little Silver was ideal. Known temporarily as Camp Little Silver, it was renamed Camp Alfred Vail shortly after in September 1917. The Chief Signal Officer authorized the purchase of Camp Vail in 1919. The Signal Corps School relocated to Camp Vail from Fort Leavenworth that year. The Signal Corps Board followed in 1924. In August 1925 the…

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7 steps for building a successful brand image

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1. DISCOVERY A collaborative step involving brand owner and design team to help crystalize and define goals — and maybe uncover a few new ideas that were never even considered. The Graphics Guy identifies trends, review category, competitive sets and consumer insights to uncover opportunities for your brand to win. 2. STRATEGY With our collective findings, we will define what your brand stands for and the space it will thrive, through development of a brand brief. This “blueprint” will summarize the opportunity, audience profile, brand platform, final positioning and will serve as a basis for our visual branding exploration. 3. EXPLORATION We develop a broad range of visual approaches that bring your brand to life, using the right tone of voice and personality. Each approach is unique and distinct. We will utilize innovative structure, iconography, words, shapes and colors to…

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10 Questions to Ask When Designing a Company Logo

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The best logos are recognizable in a blink of the eye. They also make a lasting impression. Target hits the bullseye, Nike goes swoosh, and Apple catches the eye. All three company’s iconic logos are unique, memorable and stand the test of time. They instantly and consistently do what a potent logo should: Identify a brand, make it stand out and, ideally, drive customer interest and sales. We all know great logos, but we don’t all know that great logos aren’t easy to create. From concept to color to rollout, there’s much to consider when boiling your brand down to a single emblem. 5 Must-Haves for a Successful Logo You have less time and less space to tell our stories in than ever before. You need to rise above the clutter, a symbol or a logo is the fastest communication known to…

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