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Nuts & Bolts: Case Study

October 1st, 2007

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Originally published in Target Marketing

In this article written by Kate DeBevois for Target Marketing, she talks about the success of Netconcepts’ client Steve Spangler. She writes, “Steve Spangler, famous for creating a 30-foot geyser of Diet Coke by dropping Mentos into a soda bottle, not only has mastered the art of science, but also the art of blogging to optimize natural search results and increase Web sales.” Read more about how Netconcepts helped Mr. Spangler achieve success in this case study article about Steve Spangler Science.

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Toy Stories: Show-and-Tell Blog Hooks Customers

August 29th, 2007

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Originally published in Wall Street Journal

Colorado science teacher, marketing guru, and Netconcepts’ GravityMarket client, Steve Spangler sits down with Simona Covel, reporter for the Wall Street Journal to discuss his blog’s successful impact on his business.

In this interview, Steve discusses how Netconcepts has helped him over-achieve his business goals by rebuilding his original ecommerce site and later creating a powerful blog to fuel his viral online success.

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PoolDawg.com Shoots for Higher Conversion Rates with Site Redesign

July 9th, 2007

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Originally published in Internet Retailer

PoolDawg.com, one of Netconcepts clients, was recently featured in an online article through InternetRetailer.com.

“A year ago, PoolDawg traded in its modified version of an â??off-the-shelfâ?? e-commerce platform for a completely new platform from Netconcepts. The Netconcepts GravityMarket 2.0 e-commerce platform offers a flexible design that, for example, supports the placement of content that has proven to help shoppers complete purchases, Feiman says.”

Read the article here. For more information about PoolDawg.com’s success, read the PoolDawg.com Case Study.

Organic Chemistry

July 9th, 2007

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Originally published in Inc.com

Michael Fitzgerald focuses on the popularity of Steve Spangler’s blog in this article written for Inc.com. Learn more about how Steve Spangler turned boring content and bad publicity into an overnight “organic” success with the advice of Stephan Spencer, Founder and President of Netconcepts.

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Six Tactics for Blog Content That Works

May 30th, 2007

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Originally published in Target Marketing

“Whatâ??s the top secret to developing a winning blog, one that draws an audience, grows your brand and improves your products sales?” writes Hallie Mummert, editor in chief for Target Marketing. In this article, Hallie writes about Steve Spangler’s relationship with Netconcepts Founder and President, Stephan Spencer. “Spangler works with Stephan Spencer, president of Netconcepts, an e-marketing services firm that specializes in natural search, to develop and optimize his blog.” Read this article to discover “a few lessons they have learned about what information to post and how to go about doing it so your blog becomes more than a one-way conversation.”

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Blog Marketing 2.0

May 3rd, 2007

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Originally published in WebProNews

Mike McDonald of WebProNews interviewed our very own Stephan Spencer at SES in San Francisco earlier this month, on May 3 2007. This 6.5 minute interview with Stephan and Mike discusses the insider secrets to blog marketing.

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Cabela’s Learns Valuable SEO Lesson

May 3rd, 2007

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Originally published in WebProNews

For the worldâ??s foremost outdoor outfitter, Cabela’s, ecommerce landing page have made all the difference. Derek Fortna, Marketing Program Manager for Cabelaâ??s, has been implementing best-practice search friendly marketing since his switch to Netconcepts’ GravityStream platform.

“With the earlier system, he says, â??If Iâ??m a user searching for boat trailer parts, I canâ??t buy from that page, I have to make another click to go into the web site to make a purchase. With the GravityStream proxy, if I find what I want I can place the order right there.â??

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For more information about Cabela’s success with Netconcepts, read the Cabela’s Case Study.

INNOVATION GOLD: GravityStream

February 20th, 2007

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Originally published in The New Zealand Marketing Association

The New Zealand Marketing Association announces that Netconcepts’ patent-pending GravityStream technology to optimize the â??long tailâ?? of product-related natural search traffic and sales for online retailers won Gold in the category of Innovation.

Read the entry submission and GravityStream product overview published by the NZ Marketing Association and written by Netconcepts’ very own Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Varcoe.

Long-Tail Optimization: Hold the Brands

February 7th, 2007

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Originally published in DIRECT Magazine

Brian Quinton, author for DIRECT Magazine discusses the effect of Long Tail optimization and the opportunity held by unbranded keywords. Quinton turns to Netconcepts’ VP of Search, Brian Klais, for expertise of the Long Tail of Natural Search key performance indicators.

Unbranded keywords are the key to unlocking natural search’s success potential. However, the ability to measure your natural search channel and quantifying your ROI is a new concept for most companies. Quinton does a great job of tying in the research and background that went into Netconcepts’ white paper “Chasing the Long Tail of Natural Search” to these ground breaking advancement in search.

Read this entire article and learn how to capture your own Long Tail.

Newspapers Search for Web Headline Magic

February 2nd, 2007

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Originally published in CNET News

Elinor Mills, author for CNET News.com discusses the effect of SEO on Newspapers and the websites those newspapers maintain. It may not be a new concept to us but those folks working with the print medium have not had to worry about SEO, until now.

Headlines are a primary focus for print marketers. “Good” headlines can catch the readerâ??s attention and pull them into the article. However, “good” happens to be in the eye of the beholder. Clever and witty headlines may catch readerâ??s attention but search engines are not so easily persuaded.

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