Organic Search Engine Optimization

A Truly Organic Approach To SEO

Organic & Integrative SEO

Abra’s Integrative Approach To SEO

There are thousands of SEO service specific companies, and they boast the premise of their success as coming from the complete focus on SEO only. While there is definitely value in strengthening your expertise in a service by focusing on it, at Abra, we believe that the most successful approach to SEO is to continuously integrate it with all of your marketing efforts. Being a full-service marketing firm, we have created the perfect environment to carry out that SEO philosophy.

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Web Development In California

Abra Works With Girls Inc.

Girls Inc.

Inspiring And Empowering Girls

This spring Abra had the pleasure of working with a Northern California affiliate of Girls Inc. on a website redesign. Girls Inc. is an organization spread across the United States and Canada that works to inspire and empower girls in the community by promoting positive ideals such as self-esteem, independence, and leadership. Girls Inc. uses several research based programs that encourage girls to seek their highest potential through avenues such as education and sports, that promote drug and pregnancy prevention, and that help girls build a strong self-image so that they can realize their full potential.

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Bay Area Design Production

Marketing from the Ground Up – Appreciating the Finer Points of Design Production

Bay Area Design Firm

I’ve logged many hours doing this

A bit of Abra Marketing history, founder Kurt Hoffmann learned graphic design at a St. Louis printing institution, Scholin Brothers Printing.

This experience was an important part of Abra’s foundation.

At Scholin I was fortunate to experience a fascinating time in the printing industry when things were shifting from years of traditional film-oriented production to digital (remember SyQuest disks, anyone?). Those were the days when you’d make a change in Photoshop and then leave to get coffee while you waited for it to process.

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Beerifornia! Celebrating Northern California Breweries

Beer. Northern California. Yep.

Here’s to the great breweries of Northern California! We are proud of our Northern California heritage and amidst the noise of the overly applauded Super Bowl commercials, we wanted to take a moment to appreciate the many great individuals and companies who are leading the Great Revolution of Beer!

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Online Marketing For Small Businesses

Big Marketing For Small Businesses

Orthopaedics Specialists

Our integrative approach to marketing has generated nationwide attention for local business, Shasta Orthopaedics.

There’s no question that the emergence of the internet forever changed the world of marketing. Before virtual reality took over, small business marketing was often limited to the audience you could afford to reach within the few surrounding zip codes. While the web is now over saturated with an infinite number of businesses, the marketing playing field has also been leveled quite a bit for small businesses who want to compete with large companies.

Big Marketing With Small Business Marketing Principles

If you think about it, marketing online is kind of just like heading out into a really big neighborhood to promote your business. Banner ads are the new version of the ads you would put in your local paper, search results are the new phone book, social media is the word of mouth you would get at the corner market, people can “pop in” to your online store on their lunch break the same as they would if they were down the street from you… it’s all about doing good business, having a strong promotional message, and making yourself visible.

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How To Create Optimized Text Links

How To Create Optimized Text Links Tutorial

How to optimize text links

The world of search engine optimization can be incredibly overwhelming. There’s an abundance of information coming at you, and everyday there is a new theory or technique that tries to make you think you will never get a grasp on SEO. Really, underneath all the chatter, successful SEO starts with simply doing the little things right.

The Optimized Text Link

One of of the most basic elements of SEO is the text link, and the optimization of the text link. We put together a simple step-by-step tutorial of how to create and optimize a text link, an explanation of the different parts of the link, and the relevance of each part for SEO.

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Keys To SEO Success

5 Basic Keys To SEO Success

Keys To SEO Success

There are many different elements that go into SEO success, and those specific elements are going to vary from website to website, but there are some basic SEO rules and principles that every website can benefit from. Whether you are performing SEO yourself, or hiring an SEO firm, the following are some keys that need to be on the ring when unlocking the door to search engine success.

Be Ethical

When you are doing SEO for your website, it’s important that you use, or that you choose an SEO Company that only uses ethical techniques. SEO should not be about “duping search engines”, but instead it should be about working with the rules and rhythms of search engines. Taking part in SEO tricks won’t build solid, lasting SEO, and it may even get your website banned from search engines alltogether.

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Website Blog For SEO

Why Does My Website Need A Blog?

Website Blog For SEO

You’re not a fashion designer with style tips to give, and you’re not a stay-at-home mom with “better parenting advice”, so you may be wondering… “Why does my website need a blog?”. Whether you’re a doctor, a lawyer, a realtor, or you own a construction business, a blog can be an important feature for your website. At Abra Marketing we encourage every client to develop a blog on their website, and here are some of the reasons why:

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Marketing Tips Blog

Persistence Is A Marketing Tool

Marketing Tips BLog

I started Abra Marketing in November of 1999 in Santa Rosa, California. As we enter the month of our founding, I celebrate the 14 years we’ve been at this marketing thing. I also can’t help but think about the marketing basic of Persistence.

I’ve talked about the P’s of marketing, which you’ll learn in any Marketing 101 class, but to which I’ve added my own P’s over the years.

One of those added P’s is Persistence. Quite simply, there is a time factor to marketing. The longer you can keep your business out there and going, the more you will build an equity of awareness and customers. Persistence as a Marketing tool works especially well for companies that have achieved true quality in their product or service.

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The Pink Sundial Bridge

The Pink Sundial Bridge

The Pink Sundial Bridge

This year, Abra worked closely with members of Nor-Cal Think Pink to help get approval to light the Sundial Bridge in pink lights on Think Pink Day, October 15th, 2009 in Redding, CA.

The concept of a pink Sundial Bridge was developed by Melody Christenson of Think Pink and other members several years ago. The Pink Sundial Bridge idea had been presented to Turtle Bay but had been rejected in the past for a variety of reasons.

With the support and input from Nor-Cal Think Pink members, Kurt Hoffmann wrote letters to Turtle Bay Exploration Park and the City of Redding requesting consideration of the Pink Sundial Bridge as a way to draw attention to Think Pink’s important cause of increasing breast cancer awareness and how early detection can save lives. It was also a goal to bring positive attention to the Redding area.

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