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We can’t be experts in everything – Backlink training with EricWard.com

Learning from Moses is the best way to get the 10 commandments…

Generally it is best to go to the source.  In our case we consult with experts in the field of interest that we have.  This means many times we go to SES conferences, listen to podcasts, watching online presentations and the best way, consult directly with an expert in the field.  We take all the approaches to our web development and marketing company. It’s not just going the extra mile learning in our industry is our passion.

Today I want to talk about the expert in back-linking Eric Ward.  (Eric is know as “link Moses”)  We met Eric almost 3 years ago in Chicago at an SES show there. He was a speaker at the show regarding backlink building. We were shocked that he lived only an hour away in our nearby big city of Knoxville, Tn.  We enjoyed his talk and subscribed to his $8.00/month newsletter (yeah, a no brainer)

We believe in the value of organic search engine  projects and we know that a key to cracking googles organic structure is back linking…big time.  While our backlink building projects for our customers is much built on Eric’s advice we wanted to go the extra mile. We were please as punch to have an ongoing consulting relationship with him.

I can’t tell you what a great value a few hour-long sessions per month, one-on-one with Eric Ward is.  Not only is he completely transparent in his approach to back link building but he even shares his tools as he goes.  If you don’t catch everything in your session, no worries…  He records the whole session and emails it to you after you are done.

Eric has helped us develop our web marketing company as a real back-linking and organic SEO marketing company.   Learn more about Eric Ward’s services or contact us for a chat about our organic back linking search campaigns.

Shawn Wilmoth, Partner

www.AgencyEagle.com

Corporate Spam Filters That Work – Human Spam Rules

 

Why Real, Live Super Heroes in an Automated World Matter: Human Spam Filters

 

Did you really think Milk is worse than smoking?
At the time of this writing, the above was common spam that was making it through most spam filters.

We’ve all opened our virtual mailboxes to find ridiculously, and not so ridiculously, titled emails from those who would, at best, waste our time, and, at worst, take financial advantage of our supposed naivety. Spam is not only annoying, but there are times when it can be dangerous, especially for users who aren’t necessarily street smart on the internet, so to speak. Spam can even be a malware carrier and do damage to your computer or the information stored there.

The truth is, if you use any major email or blogging service, there’s a good chance you’ve never even see most of the spam that’s sent your way, and you never it see because of your email or blog company’s spam filtering service. When you do receive a spammy message, it’s because something snuck past through the filter. Continue Reading

How Much Does An Insurance Agency Website Cost And What’s Included?

Modern business conceptAlright, so you’ve decided that your new or even your established insurance agency can benefit from a professionally crafted website.  Maybe you have a website that was great a few years ago but is now a little outdated and not creating the customer response it once was.  Maybe you’re a brand new insurance agency and you need a great site to help build your new business.  Either way, the prospect of choosing a website designer can be daunting and so can the cost.
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How To Use Social Media To Get More Referrals

People Happiness With Speech BubblesSocial Media is an important part of many companies’ marketing strategies, and if you’re not correctly implementing social media into your insurance agency’s business, you are missing out on a great device that will drive more referrals. More than 50% of small to medium-sized businesses use their social media presence to get referrals and generate new customers, and if you aren’t on the list, you should be.
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Why You Should Use Hashtags In Your Direct Response Ads

HashtagI realized when writing the title of this article that there would be quite a few of you out there who would be confused from the get-go.  You’ve been running an insurance agency, not a social media outlet, and while you’re all about getting your business to grow by using the latest and greatest technology, there’s a good chance you have very little, if any, idea (1) what  a direct response ad is, and (2) what a hashtag is.  (If you’re the parent of a teenager, you may know something about hashtags, though, and I’m going to explain why you’re kids are using a brilliant concept.) Continue Reading