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Welcome to the podcast companion for 1SEO IT & Digital Marketing’s weekly web series, Taking CTRL.

It’s time to join Anthony Kane and Lance Bachmann as they explore the topics, trends, and current events affecting your online growth, security, and visibility.

This is Taking CTRL: Unplugged.

Taking CTRL! The IT & Digital Marketing Podcast Taking CTRL! The IT & Digital Marketing Podcast

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Welcome to the podcast companion for 1SEO IT & Digital Marketing’s weekly web series, Taking CTRL.

It’s time to join Anthony Kane and Lance Bachmann as they explore the topics, trends, and current events affecting your online growth, security, and visibility.

This is Taking CTRL: Unplugged.

    Google Shopping Actions, One-result Searches, & Google Lens: Digital Buzz, 03/22/2018

    Google Shopping Actions, One-result Searches, & Google Lens: Digital Buzz, 03/22/2018

    The Impact of Voice-enabled Shopping, One-result Searches, & Photo-recognition On Businesses and Digital Marketers Alike

    This week’s installment of Digital Buzz features Lance & Anthony covering all things voice-enabled shopping, Google’s one-result search initial trial, and the future of Google Lens: the photo-recognition search tool.

    Google Shopping Actions & Voice-enabled Shopping (00:12 – 07:45)
    Lance and Anthony springboard from Google’s latest Shopping Actions feature into the development, implementation, audience, and usability of similar voice-enabled shopping platforms.
    00:12 – How Google Shopping Actions works
    01:12 – Lance dispels initial confusion surrounding Google Shopping Actions (it’s a PPC feature!)
    01:36 – Beta testing phase: who is participating and their results (Target, 1-800 Flowers and others)
    03:06 – The way “How-to”, “Where to”, and similar queries influenced the development of search queries
    03:38 – Curiosity about voice search transitioning into the retail space
    04:08 – The “frictionless” experience and voice shopping
    05:40 – Voice shopping 10 years from now vs. today
    06:50 – Demand and who should be excited about voice-enabled shopping

    Google’s One-result Search Trial (07:46 – 11:21)
    For better or worse, Google is always testing things. We support these initiatives because trial and error is the only way to move forward. In this segment, the guys discuss what happened during Google’s latest experiment: One-result search.
    08:20 – Why Time Magazine took a hit
    08:40 – Lexical semantics and other early bugs
    10:30 – The critical role of intent in this and similar developments

    Google Lens & Photo Recognition (11:22 – 16:41)
    Very few people realize that Google Images is the second-most popular search engine. In fact, it generates more search volume every day than Bing, Yahoo, and others. In this segment, the guys discuss Google’s photo recognition beta testing and how it will benefit business (especially small businesses) in the very near future.
    11:22 – How Anthony became interested in photo recognition search technology
    12:00 – Rollout and availability
    12:17 – Why it’s important
    12:55 – How photo recognition searches work
    13:36 – Where photo recognition technology is headed
    14:35 – Google Images is #2 and how great this technology’s potential actually is
    16:10 – Take a look for the photo recognition app if you have an iOS or an iPhone!

    See you Next Time!

    • 16 min
    Understanding Conversions

    Understanding Conversions

    Take control of your success by getting your website visitors to take action. Join 1SEO’s Director of SEO, BJ Bergey, for a crash course in conversions and get started today.

    All About Conversions (00:20 – 01:50)
    BJ breaks down the most common kinds of conversions, giving you a bird’s-eye view of what they look like and what they offer your business.

    00:22 – Conversions: What they are, how to measure them, and why they matter
    00:38 – Contact forms: How to use them
    00:50 – Phone calls: Measuring your success
    01:01 – UTM codes: Verifying results
    01:08 – Emails: Make it easy with a unique “@yourcompany.com” email address
    01:18 – Live chat: Why you need it
    01:32 – Request a quote: Collect information and eliminate the middle man, not the human element

    Conversions are NOT the Same for Everyone (01:51 – 03:04)
    A conversion for you is not the same as a conversion for the business across the street. It all depends on what you need to move your business forward.

    01:51 – Conversions are different for everyone
    02:04 – What is a conversion for YOU?
    02:25 – It’s about relevance, not rankings
    02:57 – Buckle down and move forward

    Check out the rest of our episodes for some more quick, hard-hitting, meaningful information about your business and the digital space.

    • 3 min
    Social Media Advertising & The Sales Funnel: Right Place, Right Time

    Social Media Advertising & The Sales Funnel: Right Place, Right Time

    Making social media advertising easy to understand is CJ Bachman’s thing. In this episode, she helps you increase your business’ online visibility with a few tips on applying the sales funnel to social media advertising.


    00:06 – How the traditional sales funnel model applies to Social Media advertising
    00:21 – Top of the funnel: connecting with people
    00:33 – Middle of the funnel: get a commitment
    00:50 – Bottom of the funnel: getting a purchase/conversion
    00:58 – Creating ads for people based on where they are in the funnel
    01:11 – Why you shouldn’t do one ad for everyone
    01:22 – Provide the right information at the right time
    01:33 – Fine tune your audience

    Need a little more help? Let us know here.

    www.1seo.com/contact-us/

    • 2 min
    Avoiding Scams Online: Your Computer is Probably Fine

    Avoiding Scams Online: Your Computer is Probably Fine

    Have you ever encountered a popup or website telling you that your computer is at risk or that it has a virus? Don’t worry: It happens to everyone. Chances are you have nothing to worry about.

    Scott Fcasni returns for this week’s tech tip. This time, it’s all about popup scams.

    Show notes:
    00:14 – Your computer is not vulnerable, at risk, or anything else a popup on the internet says it is.
    00:42 – Who is behind these kinds of messages?
    00:50 – Never give remote access to your computer to anyone who asks for it.
    01:04 – What typically happens when people fall for these scams
    01:21 – Who to contact if you think something might be wrong with your computer

    If someone or something online claims to be Microsoft and requests access to your computer: Don’t grant it. Instead, call Microsoft directly or contact your IT professional(s). If you don’t have one, contact us.

    www.1seo.com/contact-us/

    • 1 min
    In It to Win It: Plugins

    In It to Win It: Plugins

    Join head of development, Heather Sadorf, as she discusses what plugins are and how to make sure they’re giving your website the best possible user experience in this week’s segment of In It to Win It.

    In It to Win It: Plugins (00:20 - 3:02)

    00:20 - Plugins: they can be your best friend or your worst enemy
    00:26 - What a plugin is
    00:38 - Cons of using plugins
    00:52 - What you can do about using plugins that slow down your website
    01:20 - Eliminating plugins that aren’t critical to the functionality of your site
    01:59 - Why you may be susceptible to hacks
    02:10 - What to do when going through the different features

    Remember: You can always contact us for help!

    • 3 min
    Tech Tip: IT Pain Points

    Tech Tip: IT Pain Points

    In this Tech Tip, President of 1SEO Technologies Scott Fcasni is going to walk you through IT pain points and what he’s seen in the IT field. Allow his experience to help you decide when to hire an IT company.

    Tech Tip: IT Pain Points (00:11 - 01:34)

    00:14 - Deciding when to hire an IT company
    00:23 - There are three common times when people decide they need an IT company:
    00:27 - (1) When a business is wasting time and resources trying to fix problems using people who should be doing other jobs
    00:44 - (2) When a business wants to make sure all hardware is safely backed up and protected
    01:01 - (3) When it’s too late for a business
    01:23 - Make sure you reach out before it’s too late!

    Contact us to get started with IT services.

    • 1 min

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