Category Archives: Website

8 Best Practices for B2B Landing Pages

By Gabrielle Diepenbrock, Account Manager What is a landing page? The term is thrown out a lot, but do all marketers know the meaning and purpose behind it? A landing page is a standalone webpage — separate from an organization’s main site. A landing page has a focused objective that leads the visitor to the…
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What Is A Website Audit, and Why Do I Need One?

By Ryan Laffler, Account Manager [caption id="attachment_9093" align="aligncenter" width="630"] The Historic Biltmore Village Website, developed and designed by The Goss Agency[/caption] The internet is a busy place. To say that it’s a “saturated marketplace” is a bit of an understatement. As of September 2014, the internet clocked in at 1 billion websites (website here refers…
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DigiKnow?

Week of January 23, 2017 [row] [span1] [/span1] [span7] Pinterest to expand their advertising services by rolling out ad group functionality to paid campaigns in about a month. [button text="See Full Article" link="http://marketingland.com/pinterest-ad-groups-203882" style="default" size="normal" target="_blank" display="inline" icon="no"] [/span7] [/row] [row] [span1] [/span1] [span7] Instagram accounted for 70% of GQ’s social revenue last year, bolstering…
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Chuck Archerd Digital Case History

Recently, The Goss Agency had the pleasure of working with Chuck Archerd on his race to become Chairman of the Buncombe County Commission. Over the course of the campaign, we leveraged Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, targeting users based on geography and political affiliation to achieve a whopping 642,000 impressions in only 8 weeks with…
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New wave of referrer spam wrecking Google Analytics data

If you're seeing a lot of referral traffic in your Google Analytics data, you're not alone. Contributor Jonathan Hochman explains how referral spam happens, lays out methods to combat it and suggests potential solutions for Google's consideration. Jonathan Hochman on December 8, 2016 at 11:13 am A new surge of referrer spam is damaging Google…
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7 Ways to Improve Your Search Rank Using Social Media

By Ryan Laffler, Account Manager & Digital Director Social media is like a multi-tool; use it to engage with customers, sell products, market new products, for PR. But did you know that social media can also help your SEO? That’s right! And while its effect on your search results is indirect, it goes a long…
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5 SEO Mistakes You’re Making

In the early days of SEO, the mindset for most specialists was, "How do we trick Google into giving us better search results?" Well, if Google has ever been accused of something, it wasn't stupidity, which is why they've since begun penalizing SEO specialists who try to game the system. Nowadays, good SEO isn't achieved…
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4 Reasons Why Your Brand Should Use Instagram Stories

By Gabrielle Diepenbrock, Account Coordinator/Social Media Manager Was Instagram being a copycat of Snapchat when it rolled out its new feature, Instagram Stories? Of course. Should brands still use and be aware of this new feature? Most definitely. Just like Snapchat Stories, Instagram Stories are available to be seen by all followers of a user…
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“Webrooming” is Shaking Up the Retail World

By Ryan Laffler, Account Manager/Digital Director For brick-and-mortar retailers, the internet has been a mixed bag. Sure, it allows them to reach a much wider audience than a street corner ever will, but it also begs the question: “Why have a brick-and-mortar location at all”? With costly overhead and property taxes, it can seem as…
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Some Web Design Trends in 2016

Photo Credit: UXPin By Eddie Maiale, Design Intern Web design trends are consistent in one aspect - They are always changing. You could say it is a living beast on its own. Tackling the beast this year is no different. Trends this year include: moving toward a more minimalist design versus the 3D look, adding…
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Digital Advertising Statistics You Need to Know (Infographic)

Ever since the turn of the century, Digital Advertising has been changing the ways brands communicate with their audience. The number of tools and techniques that have surfaced over this time can be a little overwhelming, but with the right strategy and agency behind you, digital advertising can produce tremendous returns for you and your…
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What is Material Design? (Part 3 of 3)

By Eddie Maiale, Design Intern Welcome back! We are reaching the end of this series on material design, and the information in the last sections of material design is not to be ignored as it is just as important as something like style and color. Today we will be going through some guidelines for a…
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YouTube Introduces a New Ad Package

    By Brady Rothschild, Intern   YouTube is introducing a new ad package for companies looking to advertise through them. Last Tuesday (on April, 26, 2016) they announced the start of bumper ads. Bumper ads are 6-second ads that you can’t skip, rather than the traditional 30-second YouTube ad that you can skip after five…
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New Website Sneak Peek

By now, you probably realize how important it is to refresh (or completely overhaul) your website so that it incorporates all the current features users expect as well as compiling with SEO, mobile, and other trends. As we shared in a previous blog post, "Iterative Website Design," your website is a living representation of your…
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Email Blast Nets Big Jump in Website Traffic

We sent this Direct Email out for Blossman Gas: And generated this excellent website traffic for our client: The graph above shows how one direct email campaign with a 2% clickthrough and 11% open rate to over 430,00 targeted single family homes spiked website traffic from 1500 views per day to 4500 per day within 24…
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New Website for Haywood County

We were tasked with creating a new website for Haywood County that highlighted specific elements of the North Carolina Smokies experience into a visually stunning, user-friendly website that shows off all the great assets the county has for both locals and visitors to enjoy during their time in Haywood County.View the Haywood County website at visitncsmokies.com.…
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New Brand Image and Website for Paradise Beach Resort

The Goss Agency Launches New Cozumel, Mexico Paradise Beach Resort Brand Image and Website  Asheville, North Carolina - The Goss Agency recently launched a new website and brand image for Cozumel’s stunning Paradise Beach Resort, one of the most pristine, idyllic destinations in all of Mexico. The branding work began with an evaluation of the property…
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Iterative Website Development: Build Your House on a Solid Foundation

We often get inquiries from clients about building them a new website. Many of them have websites already - websites that they hate for one reason or another. The content management system is too hard to use. The design is outdated. The site doesn't work on mobile. Regardless of the reason, the client's answer to…
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SEO: A Daily Workout

Exercise. We know we need it, but it can be intimidating when deciding how, when and where to get started. Is it fun? Not at first, but over time, it can be. With the right discipline, the right program...
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Visual Press Releases

It’s all about the images. We live in a visual world – cameras on our phones and in our pockets; Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest at our fingertips. Press releases should reflect this. Images make everything better...
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Digital Press Kits: Just the Facts

Do you feel like you answer the same seven questions about your company or organization all the time? Do more than half of your press/marketing calls involve questions like...
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Digital Press Kits: With Images, Size Matters

One of the key benefits to online press kit is the ability to include multimedia files, like videos and images. Images can be broken down into two categories: graphics and photographs. Both of these can play a key role in your digital press kit.
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