Add3 – Digital Marketing Agency with offices in Seattle & Portland

Dear Reader,

Unbeknownst to you, I have had the team furiously battling each other in a blogging contest for the last few months. The contest goes through the end of the year, and there are VALUABLE prizes on the line.


Image by Images_of_Money via Flickr

The team has put out some great posts over the last few months, and I thought it was a good idea to make sure you saw them. So here’s the front-running posts from each Amplify blogger over the last 3 months. In alphabetical order:


Actually – I’m not going to tell you my most viewed posts. The team is trying to beat me, so I’ll throw them a bone. 🙂 Think you know which post it is? Comment below.


Informational post: [fancy_link variation=”primary_green”

link=”” target=”blank”]“8 Tips on How to Optimize a Blog Post”[/fancy_link]

  • The title says it all. There’s even a PDF you can download “anatomy of an optimized blog post”

Most viewed column: [fancy_link variation=”primary_green” link=”” target=”blank”]”Christian Reads… (So You Don’t Have To) – SEO Edition – June 2011″[/fancy_link]

  • Lots of stuff on SEO Ranking Factors in this one


Informational Post: [fancy_link variation=”primary_green” link=”” target=”blank”]”Facebook Insights, For Your Website?”[/fancy_link]

  • Jessica details how you can get Facebook stats for pages on your site, not just on the stuff you post to Facebook. Confused? You won’t be after you read this.
  • Note – she’s still waiting to post Part 2…

Most Viewed Column: [fancy_link variation=”primary_green” link=”” target=”blank”]”Jessica’s Social Media “Likes” – 07/06/2011″[/fancy_link]

  • Chock full of stuff: Twitter Town Hall, Google+ Project, Social Engagement Tracking in Google Analytics, and more…


Informational Post: [fancy_link variation=”primary_green” link=”” target=”blank”]”Launch and Optimize a Google Display Network Campaign in 3 Easy Steps”[/fancy_link]

  • What? You can do a display campaign using Google? Yep – here’s 3 easy steps to get one going.

Most Viewed Column: [fancy_link variation=”primary_green” link=”” target=”blank”]”Ryan’s June PPC Playlist – 8 Best PPC Reads for June”[/fancy_link]

  • The theme – using data to manage ppc campaigns

How can you help your favorite Amplify blogger win? When they write a new blog post, share it, like it, forward it, comment on it, do stuff like that.

And just for fun – I got on a Rocky III kick somehow last week, and revisited my favorite clip from the movie. Mr. T (as Clubber Lange) knocks this one out of the park. I think you’ll like this one too. (if you’re reading via email/reader – you need to click through for the video)

What’s your prediction for the fight?

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Ben Lloyd

About Ben Lloyd

Ben Lloyd serves as Principal at Add3 and manages the agency's Portland office.  Ben got his start in SEM way back in 1999 - when there was like, 15 search engines and Google was barely a thing. Prior to Add3, Ben had founded Amplify Interactive in 2003 (which was acquired by Add3 in 2013), and hasn't looked back since. Ben likes lots of stuff like golf, pinball, food(ie), booze/beer/wine - in that order, etc. Mostly - he likes doing that stuff with his friends. Ben is also co-founder of SEMpdx. Connect with Ben on LinkedIn

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