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How specific of an agency should you look for?

Posted by on June 28, 2021 in Hiring a marketing provider

Transcript Hey there, I’m John Doherty, and I’m the founder and CEO of Credo, where we help great companies get introduced fast to the best pre-vetted digital marketing firms. And if you find this content helpful, I’d love for you to subscribe to this channel so that you’re notified about…

How to Drive Leads to Your Local Business

Posted by on June 24, 2021 in Business/Sales

With the rise of large companies like Amazon dominating the industry, small business owners and marketers are feeling the pressure. It can be difficult to compete with these eCommerce giants when you run a local brick-and-mortar business like HVAC companies or law firms that rely on foot traffic to make…

Google Ads vs Facebook Ads – the Differences and Similarities

Posted by on June 17, 2021 in Marketing Strategies/Product Comparisons

So, you’re about to launch a marketing campaign, and the time has come. It’s time to choose between Google Ads and Facebook Ads. You want to get the best results for your time and money. So, this is an important decision. We know making critical decisions like these can be…

CPC vs CPM vs CPL – What’s the difference?

Posted by on June 14, 2021 in Growth/Marketing Strategies

Transcription Hey there I’m John Doherty and I’m the founder and CEO of Credo where we help great companies get introduced fast to the best pre-vetted digital marketing firms. And if you find this content helpful, I’d love for you to subscribe to this channel so that you’re notified about…

Link Building Strategies for SEO

Posted by on June 10, 2021 in Marketing Strategies

Hi, John here. After you read this post I highly recommend that you read my diatribe on doing better backlink outreach. In many ways, links are the very foundation of the Internet. They’re how all of us navigate various pages and websites — and search engines use them to “crawl”…

Ok SEOs, it’s time to talk about backlink outreach

Posted by on June 9, 2021 in SEO Tactics

Dear SEOs, Have a seat. It is time for a talk. Look, I get it. Backlinks are still the currency of SEO. You can’t rank well if you don’t have good links to your website. Millions (tens of? Hundreds of?) of words have been spilled onto the internet talking about…

How to hire the right PPC agency

Posted by on June 7, 2021 in Hiring/Hiring a marketing provider

Hey there I’m John Doherty and I’m the founder and CEO of Credo where we help great companies get introduced fast to the best pre-vetted digital marketing firms. If you find this content helpful, I’d love for you to subscribe to this channel so that you’re notified about weekly videos…

SEO HTTP Status Codes

Posted by on June 3, 2021 in SEO Tactics

What are HTTP Status Codes? A Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or HTTP, status code is a server answer to a browser request. For instance, when you visit a website, your browser sends a request to the site’s server, and the site’s server answers with a 3 digits code: an HTTP status…

Magento vs WooCommerce (which one is the better e-commerce solution?)

Posted by on May 27, 2021 in Product Comparisons

If you’re looking to get started with e-commerce and you aren’t sure where to begin, you may ask yourself which is the better platform, WooCommerce or Magento. The truth is that neither one is better. They’re just different, and they do different things. To figure out which is the best…

How to calculate ROAS

Posted by on May 24, 2021 in Marketing Strategies

 Check out our ROAS Calculator to find your campaign’s Return On Ad Spend What is ROAS? ROAS is Return On Ad Spend, which is simply to say that it is the revenue made from the dollars spent on advertising. ROAS does not take into account other expenses beyond ad…

How to connect Gravity Forms to your CRM

Posted by on May 17, 2021 in Sales

When I started Credo back in 2013, I had a WordPress site with Gravity Forms installed. One of my coaches likes to joke about this, mostly in the context of that we’ve built a real business off of that start. As a business generating leads, whether for yourself or others,…

9 Questions To Ask Potential SEO Clients

Posted by on May 13, 2021 in Consulting Strategies/Pro Blog/SEO

We live in a fascinating time. Perhaps you grew a few affiliate sites organically, went on to help a couple of friends get that #1 spot on search engines, and… boom! -you decided to start an SEO agency. You know you can get results & can convince potential clients of…

B2B SaaS SEO – How to grow a software company with organic traffic

Posted by on May 10, 2021 in SEO Tactics

B2B SaaS has grown in popularity steadily since the early 2000s, and with it industries have become competitive and therefore SEO rankings in Google’s search results have become harder and harder to come by. But gone are the days of quick SEO tricks and hacks to get first page or…

How to Find Amazon Keyword Research Data

Posted by on May 3, 2021 in Marketing Strategies

Selling on Amazon has never been easier. It’s also never been as competitive as it is now. That’s why it’s so important to optimize your listings on Amazon by using the right keywords. After all, Amazon is a search engine at heart with an algorithm of its own. However, compared…

What is growth marketing and does your business need it?

Posted by on April 29, 2021 in Growth

This post is for you marketing leaders and entrepreneurs out there. Today we’re going to talk about what growth marketing is and if your business needs it. I lived in San Francisco for three years working in tech, and at that time the term “growth” was just starting to really…

9 Amazing Content Marketing Examples You Can Learn From

Posted by on April 26, 2021 in Content marketing/Marketing Strategies

70% of marketers actively invest in content marketing, as per a Hubspot survey. The same survey shows 24% of marketers plan on increasing their content marketing budget. Meaning, there sure is some value to it ⁠— and you already know it if you have been in the marketing industry enough….

Why client expansion is an agency’s highest leverage

Posted by on April 22, 2021 in Pro Blog/Sales

 As an agency, your business grows when one of a few things happens: You get more leads and close more of them You retain clients for a longer period of time You trim back expenses Let’s be honest first, getting more leads and closing more of them is really…

Evergreen content: what it is and how it helps SEO

Posted by on April 19, 2021 in Marketing Strategies

Approximately 70 percent of all marketers are investing in content marketing this year. Are you one of them? Are you looking to improve your content marketing strategy to drive more traffic to your website? If you want to see better results from content marketing, you need to make evergreen content…

How to increase lead generation with SEO

Posted by on April 15, 2021 in Marketing Strategies/SEO Tactics

For many years I’ve been asked by agencies and businesses alike “John, how do I find more leads?” While I fully understand the heart behind question, respectfully it is the wrong question to be asking. There are quite a few ways to grow a business, some of which are easier…

7 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Amazon Marketing Agency

Posted by on April 12, 2021 in Hiring a marketing provider

  If you’re looking for a great success story in the world of online business, most people will point you in the direction of Amazon. What was once a garage business in the suburbs of Washington, DC, is now an inextricable part of the global internet. The online retail giant…

The most common reasons companies hire the wrong agency

Posted by on April 8, 2021 in Hiring a marketing provider

Over the past 5.5 years here at Credo we’ve seen over 5,000 companies contact us looking for an outsourced marketing provider, and we’ve seen about 15% of those actually hire (the number is likely a bit higher as not everyone tells us they did hire, especially in the early years…

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