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August 9, 2013

From Tween Blogger to Now: 6 Blogging Tips

“That’s going to be great on my blog.” “Have you seen my blog?” “Wait!  Don’t take a bite yet.  I need to get a picture for my blog!” “Can you get a picture of me for my blog?  No, not with you.  Just me…” I’ve been immersed in the blogging world since I was 14, […]

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August 6, 2013

Charlotte SEO Company vs. Google Ads: The “Above-The-Fold” Grudge Match

It’s not breaking news that many SEO tactics that traditionally could get you to page one, like link spamming and keyword stuffing, are becoming obsolete.  But, with the rise of Google Ads and sponsored search results, does SEO even work anymore? The answer is YES. Search Engine Optimization will never be a thing of the […]

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July 26, 2013

WordPlay Friday, From Your Favorite Charlotte Marketing Company

If CGR Creative was an acronym (well, it kind of is already, but you know what we’re saying), it would be something like this: C – Creative, duh. G – Ground Breaking. No, really, we come up with crazy good ideas like “errday”.  At first, they’re just that – crazy.  But put the team around […]

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May 17, 2013

CGR Creative Lists Six Questions your Business Should Answer Before Designing Your Website

CGR Creative Lists Six Questions your Business Should Answer Before Designing Your Website Charlotte’s Web Design specialists at CGR Creative explain the importance behind answering these six questions before designing your company’s website. CGR takes pride in taking the time to fully research a client’s market and industry before beginning any creative project. Located in […]

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January 2, 2013

Starting 2013 with Success!

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is considered to be one of the most beneficial strategies for inbound marketing, as it works to ensure long-term online success. Companies are utilizing SEO tools more and more, seeing for themselves the ways in which the implementation of SEO continues to work for years after its initial launch. When CGR […]

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September 26, 2012

10 Years Later, the Client Still Comes First

May of 2013 will mark the tenth year of business for the CGR Creative digital marketing firm, and, although still months away, the success is one worth celebrating.  For the talented CGR team, however, a milestone does not signify an end or time to take pause.  On the contrary, it is a motivational reminder that, with […]

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May 31, 2012

ID, Please!

So what is the magic formula for turning on the “exact match faucet?” This is done by satisfying the needs of the match as a real brand that happens to match.  Exact match makes sense; it exists to put brands with matching names first. If you search for “Dr. Pepper,” Google knows you are looking […]

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May 22, 2012

Survive and Thrive in The Penguin Update

A lot is being discussed about the Google Penguin Update and the effect it is having on online marketing and businesses. The update has been painted with a broad brush as an anti over-optimization update designed to target keyword stuffing on-page and poor link profiles off-page. We received an email from a client regarding the […]

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May 16, 2012

So What Do You Mean When You Say ‘Online PR?’

So what do you mean when you say online PR? I had the pleasure of meeting one of our new clients last night at the 2012 Vision Awards in Charlotte, hosted by the Center City Partners, and I received the above question. What exactly is online public relations, and what do you do for me? […]

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May 4, 2012

How Does CGR Learn About Their Clients?

How Does CGR Learn About Their Clients? We listen. CGR is in perfect tune with our client, the Community Building Initiative of Charlotte. We both believe in listening to understand the people we serve, and we both believe in the positive affect it has on our community. Recently, the Community Building Initiative had an open forum […]

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