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Category Archives : Advice


How to Help Your SEO

  • August 13, 2020
  • Advice
  • HandBuiltBrands

As a business owner, you may have only even heard the term “SEO” (it stands for search engine optimization) for the first time recently. Hey, no judgment; that’s why there are marketing folks like us. But now that you’re actively pursuing a better search rankings position so you can get more leads and get more […]

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Types of Animation Styles and Their Best Fit

  • December 13, 2019
  • Advice
  • Matt Marquart

There are various styles that our team uses to tell stories for clients. Our team will recommend different types of styles for different circumstances. The styles we discuss here are: Graphic-driven 2D Animation 2.5D Isometric 3D Conceptual 3D Photorealistic Kinetic Typography   2D Animation – Graphic-driven 2D can be the simplest videos to produce. They […]

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Helping You Understand Our Digital Marketing Reports

  • December 07, 2019
  • Advice
  • HandBuiltBrands

Different Traffic Channels Visitors can arrive at your site via several different paths. These include: Organic A user arrives on your site from a search engine such as Google or Bing. A user could be searching directly for your company name, one of your specific brands or products, or a general product or service that […]

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The Benefits of Video+Copy

Great Content

  • November 19, 2019
  • Advice
  • Matt Marquart

Do you think this should be a video or do you think it should be a webpage? More often than not, I’ll say, I think it should be both. First, people consume content differently in different situations. There’s times I’ll want to read something short, read something long. There’s times when all you want is […]

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How much will my website cost?

  • November 07, 2019
  • Advice
  • Matt Marquart

How much will my website cost? I hear this a couple of times every week. The short answer is: It depends. [At this point, it’s a big range, like a ~$15k-75k+ kind of range. Can you do it for less? Yes. Are they sometimes more? Yes.] The longer answer is that dialing in that range […]

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Starting out on a long journey

How to Set Up a New Business for Local SEO Success

  • August 01, 2019
  • Advice
  • Matt Marquart

Businesses need customers. New businesses, just starting out on the journey, need customers quickly. Getting a new business, with no online presence, to start ranking in local search and getting customers through the door is simultaneously exciting and challenging. I’m going to detail the steps and tactics we used to set up and optimize a […]

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How often should I redesign my website?

  • December 04, 2018
  • Advice
  • Matt Marquart

This is a common question at the beginning of a website project. “… and how often do you think a website needs to be re-designed?” Here’s my answer: Every 4 years   How do you get to that number – that it should be redesigned every 4 years? “It feels like we just did this. […]

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Citation change process for a practice relocation

  • March 29, 2018
  • Advice
  • Matt Marquart

So YOU’VE RELOCATED YOUR PRACTICE. The name is the same, the phone number is probably the same. But the address is different. Be clear about this — you have a citation mess on your hands. (If you want to know what a citation is, you’ll need to click here. If you’ve passed the quiz, you know that […]

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Control Your Stuff

  • March 14, 2018
  • Advice
  • Matt Marquart

An open letter to business owners: Have yer friggin logins and make sure you have control over them people! This statement has been made dozens of times in a customer transition period, “Email my marketing company. They have all of that.” Omg [facepalm]. You are telling me that you’ve given exclusive keys to the car […]

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Start here – a primer to a Google Maps Boost for Practices

  • March 07, 2018
  • Advice
  • Matt Marquart

You’ve clicked the START HERE button. Congratulations! You have graduated from being blissfully unaware of the problem you are facing and are now embarking on the journey of education to see what there is to do about your pain and problem. And I’ll try to be your helpful guide on how to not only fix […]

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HandBuiltBrands, LLC

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  HandBuiltBrands, L.L.C.
  8375 Westview Dr
  Houston, Texas 77055

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  The Cannon
  1336 Brittmoore Rd
  Houston, TX 77043

  713-510-3922

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