Author: Michael Caroff

Crisis PR Interview with Michael Caroff

Recently, the president of Caroff Communications sat down with president David Oates from PR Security Service to discuss the role that search engine optimization plays in a successful Crisis PR campaign. Oates, an experienced PR specialist and marketing expert spoke with Michael to get to the heart of the matter. Video Transcript Host: Welcome again … Read More

Lead generation is dead — Long live collaborative marketing!

Just the phrase “lead generation” evokes a sense of antiquity. It elicits visions of sweaty telemarketers in a cramped boiler room, dialing furiously and spewing a line of sales patter to anyone who will listen. But although the entire concept is passé, we will still get asked about it occasionally. People are sometimes surprised when … Read More

Michael talks PPC myths and misinformation in radio interview

Company president Michael Caroff was featured a second time on the premier Orange County radio program for business advice: ExitCoach Radio. Michael spoke about some of the common misunderstandings about Google ads in particular, and PPC (Pay-Per-Click advertising) in general, such as: Why PPC is so difficult for the “lay person” to understand How data … Read More

Why we only build custom WordPress websites

When we work with our clients to design and build a brand new website, or redesign an existing website, we generally use WordPress. There are a number of advantages provided by employing WordPress as a website platform, but that will be the subject for a separate article. In this piece we specifically address the benefits … Read More

Why users don’t convert on their first visit to your website

(Open a Glossary of Terms used in this article.) In a perfect world, a user would type in the exact keyword that you targeted, and click on either a Paid or Organic search result. From there they would look at a couple of pages on your website, in a predictable order, and then convert. This … Read More

How Google Ads gives you super-targeting capabilities

PPC marketing can be one of the most effective tools in your marketing kit. In order to use it to maximum effect, however, you need to be able to employ the power provided by Google’s amazing system. Integral to success in this media channel is how precisely you can target the ads to your desired … Read More

Are keywords a thing of the past? Actually, yes.

First, however, let’s start with a little history of SEO (Search Engine Optimization), to define what we mean by “keywords.” The beginnings of search engines Initially, the first popular search engine, Yahoo, was really more of a directory. A sort of Internet phone book. You navigated down from category to sub-category, and so forth, until … Read More

Websites 3.0: The Power of Liquid Design

We’ve previously published several articles about building websites that mention the concept Liquid Design. Interestingly, we get more questions about this particular philosophy than almost anything else. So it seemed like a good idea to go into a little bit more detail. Final thoughts In the end, there is no shortcut to creating an impactful, … Read More

Caroff Communications president does radio interview

Recently, company president Michael Caroff appeared on Orange County’s leading online business radio show: ExitCoach Radio. In a wide-ranging discussion, host Bill Black and Michael covered a number of issues, including: The difference between SEO and PPC (benefits and limitations of each) What makes a successful responsive website Why Caroff Communications’ “Liquid Design” approach is … Read More

The truth behind SEO

What Search Engine Optimization is, and what it is not Although SEO is a very commonly-known term, there is a lot more misinformation out there in the world about it, then there are facts. So let’s pull aside part of the curtain of mystery, and shed some light on just exactly what search engine optimization … Read More

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