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Search Trends by State: Top Trending Searches in All 50 States

Don’t you just love those map graphics that show you what people call “soda” in every state? Or what the favorite local beer is? I do! That’s why I decided to create one for search. Behold: The top trending searches in every U.S. state from the past 12 months (click the image to expand):

search trends by state

4 Email Marketing Mistakes that Make Your Members Hit 'Unsubscribe'

We’re pretty big fans of email marketing here at WordStream, and over the past year or so we’ve been sharing all our best advice on creating effective email marketing campaigns, including tips on:

How to Get a Million+ Blog Visits Per Month

As more and more brands become publishers, the competition for eyeballs on your content continues to grow. The web is now pretty much littered with blogs – some super successful and others … not so much.

What is it that makes a blog take off and become a hit with readers, to the extent that hundreds of thousands or even millions of viewers tune in religiously every month?

More importantly, what would it do for your business to have a million people reading your blog and sharing your content with other members of your target audience?

How to Be a Data Scientist: An Interview with Dr. Pete Meyers of Moz

Here at WordStream, we occasionally do a “Make a Wish” exercise where everyone gets to make a few (work-related) wishes and we try our best to make them a reality. Recently, I wished to hire a data scientist for the content marketing team. And lo and behold, my wish has been granted! We’re planning to hire for a new data scientist role in early 2015.

3 Content Marketing ‘Best Practices’ that Small Businesses Should Ignore

As much as we may hate to admit it, the rules are always different for small businesses.

content marketing for small business

Most of our clients fit in the small-to-medium-sized bucket, and hey, we’re right there in that bucket with you. So it’s worthwhile to acknowledge when the best practices that work for big brands don’t really apply to us little guys.

Call Metrics: How to Measure the Quality of Your Call-In Leads

As you know, if you’re a customer or a regular reader of the WordStream blog, we’ve recently added call tracking features to our PPC management software. Call tracking is a crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to accurate measurement of return on ad spend, since many prospects and customers choose to pick up the phone and call your business when they see your PPC ads, rather than visiting your landing page and filling out a form.

Google Testing Paid Local Search Ads?

Dr. Pete just tweeted a screenshot of a Google search page that he spotted last night – Google appears to be running a test with paid local search results!

3 Super-Actionable Keyword Research Tips to Try Right Now

Larry Kim and Will Critchlow from Distilled recently did a great webinar revealing all their personal keyword research strategies. It went pretty in-depth, so if you’re in the mood for digging in, scroll to the bottom to see the slides and video.

Interview: Learn the Secrets of Online Community Management from Moz’s Erica McGillivray

Erica McGillivrayToday I’m happy to share an interview I did over email with Erica McGillivray. Erica is a die-hard geek who spends a ridiculous amount of time being nerdy (her words, not mine!), both professionally and personally. At Moz, she's the senior community manager and helps wrangle a community of over 400,000 members, co-runs the annual MozCon conference, and works on whatever else is thrown her way.

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