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The Latest Update From District Maven

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The Latest Update From District Maven

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The Latest Update From District Maven

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Starting A Small Business? Here Are Your Marketing & Branding Must-Haves

Forgive us, but we need to start this post by stating the obvious: after over two years since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is clear that life will never be the same. Despite…
Featured image for “Spring Brand Inspiration: Color Palettes & Fonts That Will Brighten Up Your Season”

Spring Brand Inspiration: Color Palettes & Fonts That Will Brighten Up Your Season

Every season has its own unique and beautiful qualities, but none brings a fresh, renewed spirit, quite like spring. The temperatures are rising, and it seems like everything is in bloom — and we’re not…
Featured image for “Google Business Purge: Over 7M Fake Profiles Removed In 2021”

Google Business Purge: Over 7M Fake Profiles Removed In 2021

Of all the topics discussed on this blog, perhaps the most consistent theme is about Google’s ultimate quest to continually provide only the best, most accurate information to its searchers. This is something they commit…
Featured image for “Even Digital Advertising Platforms Are Turning Against Russia. Who (Or What) Will Be Next?”

Even Digital Advertising Platforms Are Turning Against Russia. Who (Or What) Will Be Next?

If the world was looking for another topic of conversation than Coronavirus, Vladimir Putin certainly was willing to oblige. Clouded in a haze of state-provided propaganda is the truth: Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine was…
Featured image for “Want To Master Marketing? These Skills Are An Absolute Must, Part Two”

Want To Master Marketing? These Skills Are An Absolute Must, Part Two

There is no doubt that marketing is a fun but challenging industry to break into. This is especially true given its rapidly evolving pace and a laundry list of soft critical skills required to become…
Featured image for “Want To Master Marketing? These Skills Are An Absolute Must, Part One”

Want To Master Marketing? These Skills Are An Absolute Must, Part One

Breaking into any industry can be challenging, and marketing is no exception. There is no denying that a career in this field is both exciting and “sexy,” but it is also incredibly complex and fast-paced.…
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Importance Of Reels For Your IG Marketing

As Instagram continues to emulate TikTok, the platform has made it clear that Reels is its top priority. After all, video is king, and TikTok is currently dominating the social landscape big time! In response,…
Featured image for “YouTube Marketing Done Right: What Every Video Needs To Generate Results”

YouTube Marketing Done Right: What Every Video Needs To Generate Results

In the digital marketing world, content has always been king – and in 2022, there is no more regal form of content than videos. In addition to showcasing one’s level of expertise and authority in…
Featured image for “Romantic Colors Palettes Your Clients Will Love For Valentine’s Day”

Romantic Colors Palettes Your Clients Will Love For Valentine’s Day

Maybe it is because it is February or that we’re feeling extra sappy over here at District Maven HQ, but nothing makes us fall head over heels like some exceptionally lovely marketing materials.…
Featured image for “SEO VS. PPC: Which Is Better For My Digital Marketing?”

SEO VS. PPC: Which Is Better For My Digital Marketing?

There is a myriad of things the District Maven team loves about our job, but perhaps our favorite is the fact that we get to work with all types of business owners daily. These people…
Featured image for “SEO Insights For 2022: What’s New & What Remains The Same”

SEO Insights For 2022: What’s New & What Remains The Same

Forgive us for sounding basic and cliche, but it is hard to believe that the year is nearly over. In addition to the constantly evolving “new normal” due to the Coronavirus, District Maven expanded our…
Featured image for “Avoid Bad Marketing Agencies: Warning Signs To Watch Out For”

Avoid Bad Marketing Agencies: Warning Signs To Watch Out For

Effective marketing and branding is critical for every company or brand, but is one of the most difficult investments for a business owner to make. In our experience, there are many reasons for this, but…
Featured image for “Google Sites: How It Falls Short As A Website Builder”

Google Sites: How It Falls Short As A Website Builder

As a digital marketing agency, so much of what we do at District Maven involves Google in some shape or form. We regularly optimize our client’s sites and campaigns to perform better within its search…
Featured image for “SEO-Smart Website Redesign: What To Do Before Launch”

SEO-Smart Website Redesign: What To Do Before Launch

Trends and stylistic preferences come and go, and this is especially true with website design. Change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, either. The District Maven team often tells clients that websites are like computers in…
Featured image for “Instagram To Transform Beyond A Photo-Sharing App, With A Focus On Video”

Instagram To Transform Beyond A Photo-Sharing App, With A Focus On Video

Recently, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, announced that the platform would follow in Youtube and Tiktok’s lead and move toward being a video-focused app.…
Featured image for “Integrating Google Shopping With WooCommerce Has Never Been Easier”

Integrating Google Shopping With WooCommerce Has Never Been Easier

Attention online retailers: it’s time to take your website store to the masses. Thanks to the recent launch of WooCommerce’ s Google Listings & Ads extension, it is now easier than ever to increase visibility…
Featured image for “How Long Does SEO Actually Take To Start Working?”

How Long Does SEO Actually Take To Start Working?

Well, well, well — if this isn’t a loaded question. If you’ve found yourself wondering how long it will actually take for your SEO efforts to pay off, you’re not alone. The District Maven team…
Featured image for “Top Work From Home Office Essentials You Can Buy On Amazon Right Now”

Top Work From Home Office Essentials You Can Buy On Amazon Right Now

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic changed life as we know it is an understatement — but it is especially true for one’s typical work day. Before March, 2020, nearly half of American professionals never…
Featured image for “Life Hacks That Will Change the Way You Live”

Life Hacks That Will Change the Way You Live

We at District Maven know that sometimes, life throws us some curveballs– pesky obstacles that get in the way of things being easy. Wouldn’t it be great if everything in life was carefree? We put…
Featured image for “Why Adaptability in Web and Mobile Design is So Important”

Why Adaptability in Web and Mobile Design is So Important

Adaptability is more important for design now than ever. Our very own Design and Creative Assistant, Lindsay Silverman, created an app for adaptive fashion that we love. Here is why adaptability, UX/UI, and flexibility are…
Featured image for “Why Creatives Should Invest in Canva Pro”

Why Creatives Should Invest in Canva Pro

We reviewed some of Canva Pros’ coolest, most usable and effective tools for marketing, and why it may be worth your investment!…
Featured image for “Hospitality Marketing Agency, District Maven, Launches New Website & Client Portal”

Hospitality Marketing Agency, District Maven, Launches New Website & Client Portal

The winds of change are blowing at District Maven headquarters! In an effort to streamline processes for clients and give our brand a bit of a makeover, we are proud to announce that we recently…
Featured image for “Instagram Guides Allows For More User-Based Content, Boosting SEO”

Instagram Guides Allows For More User-Based Content, Boosting SEO

I’ve said it before, I will say it again: the entire point of search engines is to provide users with highly relevant and reputable information that they may be interested in — often before they…
Featured image for “Can’t Seem To Fix Incorrect Facebook Thumbnail Images? Here’s How.”

Can’t Seem To Fix Incorrect Facebook Thumbnail Images? Here’s How.

In recent weeks, the District Maven team has fielded several questions about sharing on Facebook — namely, how to fix incorrect thumbnail images when sharing a link from your website. This is understandably annoying, but…
Featured image for “Best SEO Tips For Driving Traffic & Leads With Pinterest”

Best SEO Tips For Driving Traffic & Leads With Pinterest

It is no secret social media platforms have immense power, but in our opinion, Pinterest is undoubtedly the most forgotten and underutilized network in digital marketing today. Thanks to its highly visual and easy-to-scroll user…
Featured image for “Most Important Google Algorithm Updates, In Plain English”

Most Important Google Algorithm Updates, In Plain English

Of all the nuisances in digital marketing, little annoys marketers and webmasters more than algorithm updates. This is accepted common knowledge. What most people don’t know is that although Google makes hyper-frequent updates to their…
Featured image for “Google Local Business Profiles To Highlight COVID-19 Safety Measures”

Google Local Business Profiles To Highlight COVID-19 Safety Measures

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, Google has been adjusting its Local Business Listings so that administrators can change their profiles according to the business’s current status. Initially, this included announcing whether a company was “temporarily closed”…
Featured image for “Starting A Business: Lifestyle Tips For New Entrepreneurs”

Starting A Business: Lifestyle Tips For New Entrepreneurs

I first started District Maven Marketing & Creative during my sophomore year at the University of Michigan. Although 2008 wasn’t that long ago, it seems like almost everything has changed in the last 12 years…
Featured image for “Huge List Of Instagram Hashtags By Category”

Huge List Of Instagram Hashtags By Category

Instagram is one of the most popular platforms available today, yet many people only think of the it as a social media network — nothing more. In reality, it is much more powerful than that.…
Featured image for “Google Meet: Why It Is Better For Creative Entrepreneurs & SMBs Than Zoom & Other Video Conferencing Tools”

Google Meet: Why It Is Better For Creative Entrepreneurs & SMBs Than Zoom & Other Video Conferencing Tools

Thanks to the continuing Coronavirus outbreak and rapidly changing global economic situations, many American professionals can expect to be working from home for the foreseeable future. “Our best estimate is that 25-30% of the workforce…
Featured image for “How To Pair Fonts Like A Brand Design Pro”

How To Pair Fonts Like A Brand Design Pro

First impressions absolutely matter, both on and offline. Whether one is on a first date or sketching the wireframe for a new website, visual appeal is essential to attracting one’s desired audience. Since the “work…
Featured image for “11 Summer Inspired Color Palettes For Your Next Branding Project”

11 Summer Inspired Color Palettes For Your Next Branding Project

Summer has officially arrived and despite the growing numbers of COVID-19 cases, spirits are high at District Maven HQ. Each season provides its own unique dose of inspiration and summertime is no exception. Every time…
Featured image for “Marketing In The COVID Era: What Not To Do”

Marketing In The COVID Era: What Not To Do

It seems that nearly everything in our lives have changed since the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Of course, much of this change is visible. Social distancing and facemasks have become commonplace, with many Americans still…
Featured image for “Milanote Keeps Creative Entrepreneurs Organized”

Milanote Keeps Creative Entrepreneurs Organized

Recently our team had the opportunity to test out Milanote, an organizational tool for creative projects–– basically, tailor-made for the bulk of our design and creative work here at District Maven.…
Featured image for “The Tiger King Used Shady SEO Methods To Attract Carole Baskins’ Website Traffic”

The Tiger King Used Shady SEO Methods To Attract Carole Baskins’ Website Traffic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, the name “Joe Exotic” will definitely ring a bell for you. Netflix absolutely knocked it out of the ballpark with their recent sensation, The Tiger King, and…
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COVID-19 Marketing Checklist For Businesses & Brands

One of the things we always loved about small businesses (veruses massive corporations, for example) is that these are the organizations and brands who actually care about what is going on in their community. In…
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DIY Homemade Vodka Disinfectant Spray

In the wake of Coronavirus, social distancing isn’t the only thing that has become the norm. For most anxiety-ridden, stressed out adults, it seems that our day-to-day tends to consist of the following steps: clean,…
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New To Working From Home? Here Are Some Pointers

With what seems like the entire world on lockdown due to COVID-19, millions of Americans are now learning what it is really like to telecommute. Many people assume that working from home is a leisurely…
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District Maven Featured On ‘I Am CEO’ Podcast

District Maven CEO and President, Leigh Genetti Byers, was recently featured on the ‘I Am CEO’ Podcast and discussed various entrepreneurial hacks as well as digital marketing tips.…
Featured image for “How Stopping SEO Hurts Your Digital Marketing”

How Stopping SEO Hurts Your Digital Marketing

Consistency is one of the primary keys to success in business and the same is true for your SEO efforts. Obtaining high placement within the search engine results pages takes a lot of work, done…
Featured image for “The Truth Behind Common SEO Myths”

The Truth Behind Common SEO Myths

There is no question that digital marketing is essential to building a recognizable and profitable brand. The importance of online strategies is now widely understood and recognized. While knowledge has spread however, so have myths…
Featured image for “Google Search Console & Webmaster Tools Training Is Now A Thing”

Google Search Console & Webmaster Tools Training Is Now A Thing

Whether you just are testing the digital marketing waters or are a seasoned SEO pro, Google Analytics and Search Console are two data-rich tools that one needs to be familiar with. Not only does it…
Featured image for “District Maven Adds Second Headquarters In Miami, Florida”

District Maven Adds Second Headquarters In Miami, Florida

Started from Ann Arbor and now we’re here! After 12 glorious years stationed solely in the heart of Washington, DC, the District Maven team is excited to announce that we are taking this show on…
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Find The Best SEO Agency For Your Brand

The world is littered with thousands of Agencies that offer SEO. The average business owner can find themselves a little flustered, without knowing where to start–– but that doesn’t have to be the case if…
Featured image for “A New Brand Design Concept For District Maven Is Here”

A New Brand Design Concept For District Maven Is Here

When it came to entering a new decade, we wanted to approach it the way we would approach any new client, with a fresh start, look, and feel. We are happy to introduce you to…
Featured image for “Boost SEO With Offline Events”

Boost SEO With Offline Events

It is no secret that one of the keys to search engine optimization is building deep connections with reputable online sources. It isn’t enough to simply have a backlink to your brand’s website. For a…
Featured image for “HTML Coding Guide For Beginners”

HTML Coding Guide For Beginners

Let’s be real. For most of us, coding a website is a scary, difficult task. Regardless of how much brand recognition you have or compelling your content is, having a general understanding of HTML is…
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Washington DC Summer Is In Bloom At Whyte House Monograms

Washington DC is beautiful any time of year, but it is especially glorious during the spring and summer months. Not only is the weather warm and sunny, but local vendors embody the spirit of the…
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Get New SEO Value From Old Blog Posts

In the stone ages of digital marketing (circa 2004 or so), constant blogging was all the rage in the online world. Those in the web game professed that this was not only the best way…
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Lightroom CC: The One App All Creatives & SMBs Need

One of the cornerstones of online marketing in 2019 is undoubtedly the presence of sharp, beautiful, and visually appealing imagery that catches the user’s attention and positively represents the brand it’s associated with. Regardless of…
Featured image for “Reserve With Google Will Change SEO For Hospitality Brands As We Know It”

Reserve With Google Will Change SEO For Hospitality Brands As We Know It

One doesn’t have to be an expert digital marketer to know the significant role that Google plays in every day life. No matter the update or algorithm change, the search engine giant’s goal has always…
Featured image for “The Hospitality Industry Guide To Managing Online Customer Reviews”

The Hospitality Industry Guide To Managing Online Customer Reviews

Since opening in 2012, Ballston’s A-Town Bar & Grill has been the area’s go-to spot for happy hour, game watches, and scandalously fun Sunday Funday brunch bashes. Their reputation for throwing over-the-top parties (for the…
Featured image for “Latest Instagram Update Includes Video Tagging, Shoppable Stories & More”

Latest Instagram Update Includes Video Tagging, Shoppable Stories & More

Within the last 24 hours, Instagram has quietly rolled out another significant update to its platform that all business owners and marketing professionals would be wise to pay attention to. The social media giant is…
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Beginner’s SEO Checklist For Content Marketing Campaigns

Digital marketing best practices have evolved tremendously over the years, but one thing will always remain true: optimized content reigns supreme. Nearly every business owner, blogger, digital marketer and tech-savy person is well aware that…
Featured image for “Google Makes Search Console Verification & Setup That Much Easier”

Google Makes Search Console Verification & Setup That Much Easier

While setting up a business account on Google isn’t exactly rocket science, there are definitely a few steps that go into the process. Traditionally, this has been particularly true when installing data tracking software on…
Featured image for “WordPress Is Finally Testing A Front-End Editor But Is It Too Little, Too Late?”

WordPress Is Finally Testing A Front-End Editor But Is It Too Little, Too Late?

When it comes to digital marketing, you never know what you will discover by simply logging in and paying attention — literally. I was especially intrigued when I logged into District Maven’s website dashboard over…
Featured image for “Google’s Event Marketing Update Is Proof Of Why They’ll Always Be The G.O.A.T. Of Search Engines”

Google’s Event Marketing Update Is Proof Of Why They’ll Always Be The G.O.A.T. Of Search Engines

Looking to fill your end-of-summer calendar with nearby events, attractions and things to do? You’re in luck! Google has taken its integrated, vertical search engine for events up a notch, making it easier than ever…
Featured image for “A SEO Glossary For Beginners & Small Business Owners”

A SEO Glossary For Beginners & Small Business Owners

When I first founded District Maven, most conversations with potential new clients (and current ones, for that matter) revolved around why one should engage in online marketing in the first place. Thankfully, the public’s general…
Featured image for “Tick, Tock: Secure Your Website Before July 1 Or Else”

Tick, Tock: Secure Your Website Before July 1 Or Else

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately (and if so, that’s fine – whatever you’re into), it’s no secret that data security online has been a bit of an issue for everyone, to say…
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Dreams For Kids DC and Washington Redskins Host Charity Football Clinic

There is little the District Maven team loves more than working with our clients for a good cause. (Other than really great marketing, of course!) That’s why we were so excited to be the photographers…
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Why Kristin Cavallari’s Social Media Girl Is An Employer’s Biggest Nightmare

Let me start off this post with a few disclaimers. One, my secret guilty pleasure of late has been watching E!’s newest reality show, Very Cavallari — and two, that it actually made me see…
Featured image for “Ways To Boost Your Instagram Presence Now”

Ways To Boost Your Instagram Presence Now

When it comes to social media for business marketing, Instagram has established itself as one of the most (if not the most) important tools one can utilize online. Boasting 500 million daily active users, this…
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Best Productivity Apps For The CEO On The Go

Business owners (and what inspires them) can vary dramatically, but one of the things they all share is a ridiculously busy schedule. Everyone has only 24 hours in a day, but it can seem like…
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SEO Techniques For YouTube: An Introduction

When I first started District Maven, the concept of search engine optimization was very foreign and difficult for most (if not all) potential clients to understand. Flash forward a decade and there is no denying…
Featured image for “Google Page Speed To Be Major Mobile Search Ranking Factor”

Google Page Speed To Be Major Mobile Search Ranking Factor

A new year is upon us, so it shouldn’t surprise any seasoned digital marketer (who as been paying attention, anyway) that Google is already actively rolling out a series of brand new algorithm changes. In…
Featured image for “Ways To Boost Your 2018 Online Marketing Efforts Right Now”

Ways To Boost Your 2018 Online Marketing Efforts Right Now

There is no better time like the new year to reenergize your company’s marketing — and let’s be honest — your brand could probably benefit from a fresh look. It is the same story each…
Featured image for “Starting A Small Business? Here Are Your Marketing & Branding Must-Haves”

Starting A Small Business? Here Are Your Marketing & Branding Must-Haves

Forgive us, but we need to start this post by stating the obvious: after over two years since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is clear that life will never be the same. Despite…
Featured image for “Spring Brand Inspiration: Color Palettes & Fonts That Will Brighten Up Your Season”

Spring Brand Inspiration: Color Palettes & Fonts That Will Brighten Up Your Season

Every season has its own unique and beautiful qualities, but none brings a fresh, renewed spirit, quite like spring. The temperatures are rising, and it seems like everything is in bloom — and we’re not…
Featured image for “Google Business Purge: Over 7M Fake Profiles Removed In 2021”

Google Business Purge: Over 7M Fake Profiles Removed In 2021

Of all the topics discussed on this blog, perhaps the most consistent theme is about Google’s ultimate quest to continually provide only the best, most accurate information to its searchers. This is something they commit…
Featured image for “Even Digital Advertising Platforms Are Turning Against Russia. Who (Or What) Will Be Next?”

Even Digital Advertising Platforms Are Turning Against Russia. Who (Or What) Will Be Next?

If the world was looking for another topic of conversation than Coronavirus, Vladimir Putin certainly was willing to oblige. Clouded in a haze of state-provided propaganda is the truth: Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine was…
Featured image for “Want To Master Marketing? These Skills Are An Absolute Must, Part Two”

Want To Master Marketing? These Skills Are An Absolute Must, Part Two

There is no doubt that marketing is a fun but challenging industry to break into. This is especially true given its rapidly evolving pace and a laundry list of soft critical skills required to become…
Featured image for “Want To Master Marketing? These Skills Are An Absolute Must, Part One”

Want To Master Marketing? These Skills Are An Absolute Must, Part One

Breaking into any industry can be challenging, and marketing is no exception. There is no denying that a career in this field is both exciting and “sexy,” but it is also incredibly complex and fast-paced.…
Featured image for “Importance Of Reels For Your IG Marketing”

Importance Of Reels For Your IG Marketing

As Instagram continues to emulate TikTok, the platform has made it clear that Reels is its top priority. After all, video is king, and TikTok is currently dominating the social landscape big time! In response,…
Featured image for “YouTube Marketing Done Right: What Every Video Needs To Generate Results”

YouTube Marketing Done Right: What Every Video Needs To Generate Results

In the digital marketing world, content has always been king – and in 2022, there is no more regal form of content than videos. In addition to showcasing one’s level of expertise and authority in…
Featured image for “Romantic Colors Palettes Your Clients Will Love For Valentine’s Day”

Romantic Colors Palettes Your Clients Will Love For Valentine’s Day

Maybe it is because it is February or that we’re feeling extra sappy over here at District Maven HQ, but nothing makes us fall head over heels like some exceptionally lovely marketing materials.…
Featured image for “SEO VS. PPC: Which Is Better For My Digital Marketing?”

SEO VS. PPC: Which Is Better For My Digital Marketing?

There is a myriad of things the District Maven team loves about our job, but perhaps our favorite is the fact that we get to work with all types of business owners daily. These people…
Featured image for “SEO Insights For 2022: What’s New & What Remains The Same”

SEO Insights For 2022: What’s New & What Remains The Same

Forgive us for sounding basic and cliche, but it is hard to believe that the year is nearly over. In addition to the constantly evolving “new normal” due to the Coronavirus, District Maven expanded our…
Featured image for “Avoid Bad Marketing Agencies: Warning Signs To Watch Out For”

Avoid Bad Marketing Agencies: Warning Signs To Watch Out For

Effective marketing and branding is critical for every company or brand, but is one of the most difficult investments for a business owner to make. In our experience, there are many reasons for this, but…
Featured image for “Google Sites: How It Falls Short As A Website Builder”

Google Sites: How It Falls Short As A Website Builder

As a digital marketing agency, so much of what we do at District Maven involves Google in some shape or form. We regularly optimize our client’s sites and campaigns to perform better within its search…
Featured image for “SEO-Smart Website Redesign: What To Do Before Launch”

SEO-Smart Website Redesign: What To Do Before Launch

Trends and stylistic preferences come and go, and this is especially true with website design. Change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, either. The District Maven team often tells clients that websites are like computers in…
Featured image for “Instagram To Transform Beyond A Photo-Sharing App, With A Focus On Video”

Instagram To Transform Beyond A Photo-Sharing App, With A Focus On Video

Recently, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, announced that the platform would follow in Youtube and Tiktok’s lead and move toward being a video-focused app.…
Featured image for “Integrating Google Shopping With WooCommerce Has Never Been Easier”

Integrating Google Shopping With WooCommerce Has Never Been Easier

Attention online retailers: it’s time to take your website store to the masses. Thanks to the recent launch of WooCommerce’ s Google Listings & Ads extension, it is now easier than ever to increase visibility…
Featured image for “How Long Does SEO Actually Take To Start Working?”

How Long Does SEO Actually Take To Start Working?

Well, well, well — if this isn’t a loaded question. If you’ve found yourself wondering how long it will actually take for your SEO efforts to pay off, you’re not alone. The District Maven team…
Featured image for “Top Work From Home Office Essentials You Can Buy On Amazon Right Now”

Top Work From Home Office Essentials You Can Buy On Amazon Right Now

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic changed life as we know it is an understatement — but it is especially true for one’s typical work day. Before March, 2020, nearly half of American professionals never…
Featured image for “Life Hacks That Will Change the Way You Live”

Life Hacks That Will Change the Way You Live

We at District Maven know that sometimes, life throws us some curveballs– pesky obstacles that get in the way of things being easy. Wouldn’t it be great if everything in life was carefree? We put…
Featured image for “Why Adaptability in Web and Mobile Design is So Important”

Why Adaptability in Web and Mobile Design is So Important

Adaptability is more important for design now than ever. Our very own Design and Creative Assistant, Lindsay Silverman, created an app for adaptive fashion that we love. Here is why adaptability, UX/UI, and flexibility are…
Featured image for “Why Creatives Should Invest in Canva Pro”

Why Creatives Should Invest in Canva Pro

We reviewed some of Canva Pros’ coolest, most usable and effective tools for marketing, and why it may be worth your investment!…
Featured image for “Hospitality Marketing Agency, District Maven, Launches New Website & Client Portal”

Hospitality Marketing Agency, District Maven, Launches New Website & Client Portal

The winds of change are blowing at District Maven headquarters! In an effort to streamline processes for clients and give our brand a bit of a makeover, we are proud to announce that we recently…
Featured image for “Instagram Guides Allows For More User-Based Content, Boosting SEO”

Instagram Guides Allows For More User-Based Content, Boosting SEO

I’ve said it before, I will say it again: the entire point of search engines is to provide users with highly relevant and reputable information that they may be interested in — often before they…
Featured image for “Can’t Seem To Fix Incorrect Facebook Thumbnail Images? Here’s How.”

Can’t Seem To Fix Incorrect Facebook Thumbnail Images? Here’s How.

In recent weeks, the District Maven team has fielded several questions about sharing on Facebook — namely, how to fix incorrect thumbnail images when sharing a link from your website. This is understandably annoying, but…
Featured image for “Best SEO Tips For Driving Traffic & Leads With Pinterest”

Best SEO Tips For Driving Traffic & Leads With Pinterest

It is no secret social media platforms have immense power, but in our opinion, Pinterest is undoubtedly the most forgotten and underutilized network in digital marketing today. Thanks to its highly visual and easy-to-scroll user…
Featured image for “Most Important Google Algorithm Updates, In Plain English”

Most Important Google Algorithm Updates, In Plain English

Of all the nuisances in digital marketing, little annoys marketers and webmasters more than algorithm updates. This is accepted common knowledge. What most people don’t know is that although Google makes hyper-frequent updates to their…
Featured image for “Google Local Business Profiles To Highlight COVID-19 Safety Measures”

Google Local Business Profiles To Highlight COVID-19 Safety Measures

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, Google has been adjusting its Local Business Listings so that administrators can change their profiles according to the business’s current status. Initially, this included announcing whether a company was “temporarily closed”…
Featured image for “Starting A Business: Lifestyle Tips For New Entrepreneurs”

Starting A Business: Lifestyle Tips For New Entrepreneurs

I first started District Maven Marketing & Creative during my sophomore year at the University of Michigan. Although 2008 wasn’t that long ago, it seems like almost everything has changed in the last 12 years…
Featured image for “Huge List Of Instagram Hashtags By Category”

Huge List Of Instagram Hashtags By Category

Instagram is one of the most popular platforms available today, yet many people only think of the it as a social media network — nothing more. In reality, it is much more powerful than that.…
Featured image for “Google Meet: Why It Is Better For Creative Entrepreneurs & SMBs Than Zoom & Other Video Conferencing Tools”

Google Meet: Why It Is Better For Creative Entrepreneurs & SMBs Than Zoom & Other Video Conferencing Tools

Thanks to the continuing Coronavirus outbreak and rapidly changing global economic situations, many American professionals can expect to be working from home for the foreseeable future. “Our best estimate is that 25-30% of the workforce…
Featured image for “How To Pair Fonts Like A Brand Design Pro”

How To Pair Fonts Like A Brand Design Pro

First impressions absolutely matter, both on and offline. Whether one is on a first date or sketching the wireframe for a new website, visual appeal is essential to attracting one’s desired audience. Since the “work…
Featured image for “11 Summer Inspired Color Palettes For Your Next Branding Project”

11 Summer Inspired Color Palettes For Your Next Branding Project

Summer has officially arrived and despite the growing numbers of COVID-19 cases, spirits are high at District Maven HQ. Each season provides its own unique dose of inspiration and summertime is no exception. Every time…
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Marketing In The COVID Era: What Not To Do

It seems that nearly everything in our lives have changed since the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Of course, much of this change is visible. Social distancing and facemasks have become commonplace, with many Americans still…
Featured image for “Milanote Keeps Creative Entrepreneurs Organized”

Milanote Keeps Creative Entrepreneurs Organized

Recently our team had the opportunity to test out Milanote, an organizational tool for creative projects–– basically, tailor-made for the bulk of our design and creative work here at District Maven.…
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The Tiger King Used Shady SEO Methods To Attract Carole Baskins’ Website Traffic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, the name “Joe Exotic” will definitely ring a bell for you. Netflix absolutely knocked it out of the ballpark with their recent sensation, The Tiger King, and…
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COVID-19 Marketing Checklist For Businesses & Brands

One of the things we always loved about small businesses (veruses massive corporations, for example) is that these are the organizations and brands who actually care about what is going on in their community. In…
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DIY Homemade Vodka Disinfectant Spray

In the wake of Coronavirus, social distancing isn’t the only thing that has become the norm. For most anxiety-ridden, stressed out adults, it seems that our day-to-day tends to consist of the following steps: clean,…
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New To Working From Home? Here Are Some Pointers

With what seems like the entire world on lockdown due to COVID-19, millions of Americans are now learning what it is really like to telecommute. Many people assume that working from home is a leisurely…
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District Maven Featured On ‘I Am CEO’ Podcast

District Maven CEO and President, Leigh Genetti Byers, was recently featured on the ‘I Am CEO’ Podcast and discussed various entrepreneurial hacks as well as digital marketing tips.…
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How Stopping SEO Hurts Your Digital Marketing

Consistency is one of the primary keys to success in business and the same is true for your SEO efforts. Obtaining high placement within the search engine results pages takes a lot of work, done…
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The Truth Behind Common SEO Myths

There is no question that digital marketing is essential to building a recognizable and profitable brand. The importance of online strategies is now widely understood and recognized. While knowledge has spread however, so have myths…
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Google Search Console & Webmaster Tools Training Is Now A Thing

Whether you just are testing the digital marketing waters or are a seasoned SEO pro, Google Analytics and Search Console are two data-rich tools that one needs to be familiar with. Not only does it…
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District Maven Adds Second Headquarters In Miami, Florida

Started from Ann Arbor and now we’re here! After 12 glorious years stationed solely in the heart of Washington, DC, the District Maven team is excited to announce that we are taking this show on…
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Find The Best SEO Agency For Your Brand

The world is littered with thousands of Agencies that offer SEO. The average business owner can find themselves a little flustered, without knowing where to start–– but that doesn’t have to be the case if…
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A New Brand Design Concept For District Maven Is Here

When it came to entering a new decade, we wanted to approach it the way we would approach any new client, with a fresh start, look, and feel. We are happy to introduce you to…
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Boost SEO With Offline Events

It is no secret that one of the keys to search engine optimization is building deep connections with reputable online sources. It isn’t enough to simply have a backlink to your brand’s website. For a…
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HTML Coding Guide For Beginners

Let’s be real. For most of us, coding a website is a scary, difficult task. Regardless of how much brand recognition you have or compelling your content is, having a general understanding of HTML is…
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Washington DC Summer Is In Bloom At Whyte House Monograms

Washington DC is beautiful any time of year, but it is especially glorious during the spring and summer months. Not only is the weather warm and sunny, but local vendors embody the spirit of the…
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Get New SEO Value From Old Blog Posts

In the stone ages of digital marketing (circa 2004 or so), constant blogging was all the rage in the online world. Those in the web game professed that this was not only the best way…
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Lightroom CC: The One App All Creatives & SMBs Need

One of the cornerstones of online marketing in 2019 is undoubtedly the presence of sharp, beautiful, and visually appealing imagery that catches the user’s attention and positively represents the brand it’s associated with. Regardless of…
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Reserve With Google Will Change SEO For Hospitality Brands As We Know It

One doesn’t have to be an expert digital marketer to know the significant role that Google plays in every day life. No matter the update or algorithm change, the search engine giant’s goal has always…
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The Hospitality Industry Guide To Managing Online Customer Reviews

Since opening in 2012, Ballston’s A-Town Bar & Grill has been the area’s go-to spot for happy hour, game watches, and scandalously fun Sunday Funday brunch bashes. Their reputation for throwing over-the-top parties (for the…
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Latest Instagram Update Includes Video Tagging, Shoppable Stories & More

Within the last 24 hours, Instagram has quietly rolled out another significant update to its platform that all business owners and marketing professionals would be wise to pay attention to. The social media giant is…
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Beginner’s SEO Checklist For Content Marketing Campaigns

Digital marketing best practices have evolved tremendously over the years, but one thing will always remain true: optimized content reigns supreme. Nearly every business owner, blogger, digital marketer and tech-savy person is well aware that…
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Google Makes Search Console Verification & Setup That Much Easier

While setting up a business account on Google isn’t exactly rocket science, there are definitely a few steps that go into the process. Traditionally, this has been particularly true when installing data tracking software on…
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WordPress Is Finally Testing A Front-End Editor But Is It Too Little, Too Late?

When it comes to digital marketing, you never know what you will discover by simply logging in and paying attention — literally. I was especially intrigued when I logged into District Maven’s website dashboard over…
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Google’s Event Marketing Update Is Proof Of Why They’ll Always Be The G.O.A.T. Of Search Engines

Looking to fill your end-of-summer calendar with nearby events, attractions and things to do? You’re in luck! Google has taken its integrated, vertical search engine for events up a notch, making it easier than ever…
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A SEO Glossary For Beginners & Small Business Owners

When I first founded District Maven, most conversations with potential new clients (and current ones, for that matter) revolved around why one should engage in online marketing in the first place. Thankfully, the public’s general…
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Tick, Tock: Secure Your Website Before July 1 Or Else

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately (and if so, that’s fine – whatever you’re into), it’s no secret that data security online has been a bit of an issue for everyone, to say…
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Dreams For Kids DC and Washington Redskins Host Charity Football Clinic

There is little the District Maven team loves more than working with our clients for a good cause. (Other than really great marketing, of course!) That’s why we were so excited to be the photographers…
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Why Kristin Cavallari’s Social Media Girl Is An Employer’s Biggest Nightmare

Let me start off this post with a few disclaimers. One, my secret guilty pleasure of late has been watching E!’s newest reality show, Very Cavallari — and two, that it actually made me see…
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Ways To Boost Your Instagram Presence Now

When it comes to social media for business marketing, Instagram has established itself as one of the most (if not the most) important tools one can utilize online. Boasting 500 million daily active users, this…
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Best Productivity Apps For The CEO On The Go

Business owners (and what inspires them) can vary dramatically, but one of the things they all share is a ridiculously busy schedule. Everyone has only 24 hours in a day, but it can seem like…
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SEO Techniques For YouTube: An Introduction

When I first started District Maven, the concept of search engine optimization was very foreign and difficult for most (if not all) potential clients to understand. Flash forward a decade and there is no denying…
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Google Page Speed To Be Major Mobile Search Ranking Factor

A new year is upon us, so it shouldn’t surprise any seasoned digital marketer (who as been paying attention, anyway) that Google is already actively rolling out a series of brand new algorithm changes. In…
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Ways To Boost Your 2018 Online Marketing Efforts Right Now

There is no better time like the new year to reenergize your company’s marketing — and let’s be honest — your brand could probably benefit from a fresh look. It is the same story each…
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Starting A Small Business? Here Are Your Marketing & Branding Must-Haves

Forgive us, but we need to start this post by stating the obvious: after over two years since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is clear that life will never be the same. Despite…
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Spring Brand Inspiration: Color Palettes & Fonts That Will Brighten Up Your Season

Every season has its own unique and beautiful qualities, but none brings a fresh, renewed spirit, quite like spring. The temperatures are rising, and it seems like everything is in bloom — and we’re not…
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Google Business Purge: Over 7M Fake Profiles Removed In 2021

Of all the topics discussed on this blog, perhaps the most consistent theme is about Google’s ultimate quest to continually provide only the best, most accurate information to its searchers. This is something they commit…
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Even Digital Advertising Platforms Are Turning Against Russia. Who (Or What) Will Be Next?

If the world was looking for another topic of conversation than Coronavirus, Vladimir Putin certainly was willing to oblige. Clouded in a haze of state-provided propaganda is the truth: Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine was…
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Want To Master Marketing? These Skills Are An Absolute Must, Part Two

There is no doubt that marketing is a fun but challenging industry to break into. This is especially true given its rapidly evolving pace and a laundry list of soft critical skills required to become…
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Want To Master Marketing? These Skills Are An Absolute Must, Part One

Breaking into any industry can be challenging, and marketing is no exception. There is no denying that a career in this field is both exciting and “sexy,” but it is also incredibly complex and fast-paced.…
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Importance Of Reels For Your IG Marketing

As Instagram continues to emulate TikTok, the platform has made it clear that Reels is its top priority. After all, video is king, and TikTok is currently dominating the social landscape big time! In response,…
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YouTube Marketing Done Right: What Every Video Needs To Generate Results

In the digital marketing world, content has always been king – and in 2022, there is no more regal form of content than videos. In addition to showcasing one’s level of expertise and authority in…
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Romantic Colors Palettes Your Clients Will Love For Valentine’s Day

Maybe it is because it is February or that we’re feeling extra sappy over here at District Maven HQ, but nothing makes us fall head over heels like some exceptionally lovely marketing materials.…
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SEO VS. PPC: Which Is Better For My Digital Marketing?

There is a myriad of things the District Maven team loves about our job, but perhaps our favorite is the fact that we get to work with all types of business owners daily. These people…
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SEO Insights For 2022: What’s New & What Remains The Same

Forgive us for sounding basic and cliche, but it is hard to believe that the year is nearly over. In addition to the constantly evolving “new normal” due to the Coronavirus, District Maven expanded our…
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Avoid Bad Marketing Agencies: Warning Signs To Watch Out For

Effective marketing and branding is critical for every company or brand, but is one of the most difficult investments for a business owner to make. In our experience, there are many reasons for this, but…
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Google Sites: How It Falls Short As A Website Builder

As a digital marketing agency, so much of what we do at District Maven involves Google in some shape or form. We regularly optimize our client’s sites and campaigns to perform better within its search…
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SEO-Smart Website Redesign: What To Do Before Launch

Trends and stylistic preferences come and go, and this is especially true with website design. Change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, either. The District Maven team often tells clients that websites are like computers in…
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Instagram To Transform Beyond A Photo-Sharing App, With A Focus On Video

Recently, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, announced that the platform would follow in Youtube and Tiktok’s lead and move toward being a video-focused app.…
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Integrating Google Shopping With WooCommerce Has Never Been Easier

Attention online retailers: it’s time to take your website store to the masses. Thanks to the recent launch of WooCommerce’ s Google Listings & Ads extension, it is now easier than ever to increase visibility…
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How Long Does SEO Actually Take To Start Working?

Well, well, well — if this isn’t a loaded question. If you’ve found yourself wondering how long it will actually take for your SEO efforts to pay off, you’re not alone. The District Maven team…
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Top Work From Home Office Essentials You Can Buy On Amazon Right Now

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic changed life as we know it is an understatement — but it is especially true for one’s typical work day. Before March, 2020, nearly half of American professionals never…
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Life Hacks That Will Change the Way You Live

We at District Maven know that sometimes, life throws us some curveballs– pesky obstacles that get in the way of things being easy. Wouldn’t it be great if everything in life was carefree? We put…
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Why Adaptability in Web and Mobile Design is So Important

Adaptability is more important for design now than ever. Our very own Design and Creative Assistant, Lindsay Silverman, created an app for adaptive fashion that we love. Here is why adaptability, UX/UI, and flexibility are…
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Why Creatives Should Invest in Canva Pro

We reviewed some of Canva Pros’ coolest, most usable and effective tools for marketing, and why it may be worth your investment!…
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Hospitality Marketing Agency, District Maven, Launches New Website & Client Portal

The winds of change are blowing at District Maven headquarters! In an effort to streamline processes for clients and give our brand a bit of a makeover, we are proud to announce that we recently…
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Instagram Guides Allows For More User-Based Content, Boosting SEO

I’ve said it before, I will say it again: the entire point of search engines is to provide users with highly relevant and reputable information that they may be interested in — often before they…
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Can’t Seem To Fix Incorrect Facebook Thumbnail Images? Here’s How.

In recent weeks, the District Maven team has fielded several questions about sharing on Facebook — namely, how to fix incorrect thumbnail images when sharing a link from your website. This is understandably annoying, but…
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Best SEO Tips For Driving Traffic & Leads With Pinterest

It is no secret social media platforms have immense power, but in our opinion, Pinterest is undoubtedly the most forgotten and underutilized network in digital marketing today. Thanks to its highly visual and easy-to-scroll user…
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Most Important Google Algorithm Updates, In Plain English

Of all the nuisances in digital marketing, little annoys marketers and webmasters more than algorithm updates. This is accepted common knowledge. What most people don’t know is that although Google makes hyper-frequent updates to their…
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Google Local Business Profiles To Highlight COVID-19 Safety Measures

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, Google has been adjusting its Local Business Listings so that administrators can change their profiles according to the business’s current status. Initially, this included announcing whether a company was “temporarily closed”…
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Starting A Business: Lifestyle Tips For New Entrepreneurs

I first started District Maven Marketing & Creative during my sophomore year at the University of Michigan. Although 2008 wasn’t that long ago, it seems like almost everything has changed in the last 12 years…
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Huge List Of Instagram Hashtags By Category

Instagram is one of the most popular platforms available today, yet many people only think of the it as a social media network — nothing more. In reality, it is much more powerful than that.…
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Google Meet: Why It Is Better For Creative Entrepreneurs & SMBs Than Zoom & Other Video Conferencing Tools

Thanks to the continuing Coronavirus outbreak and rapidly changing global economic situations, many American professionals can expect to be working from home for the foreseeable future. “Our best estimate is that 25-30% of the workforce…
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How To Pair Fonts Like A Brand Design Pro

First impressions absolutely matter, both on and offline. Whether one is on a first date or sketching the wireframe for a new website, visual appeal is essential to attracting one’s desired audience. Since the “work…
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11 Summer Inspired Color Palettes For Your Next Branding Project

Summer has officially arrived and despite the growing numbers of COVID-19 cases, spirits are high at District Maven HQ. Each season provides its own unique dose of inspiration and summertime is no exception. Every time…
Featured image for “Marketing In The COVID Era: What Not To Do”

Marketing In The COVID Era: What Not To Do

It seems that nearly everything in our lives have changed since the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Of course, much of this change is visible. Social distancing and facemasks have become commonplace, with many Americans still…
Featured image for “Milanote Keeps Creative Entrepreneurs Organized”

Milanote Keeps Creative Entrepreneurs Organized

Recently our team had the opportunity to test out Milanote, an organizational tool for creative projects–– basically, tailor-made for the bulk of our design and creative work here at District Maven.…
Featured image for “The Tiger King Used Shady SEO Methods To Attract Carole Baskins’ Website Traffic”

The Tiger King Used Shady SEO Methods To Attract Carole Baskins’ Website Traffic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, the name “Joe Exotic” will definitely ring a bell for you. Netflix absolutely knocked it out of the ballpark with their recent sensation, The Tiger King, and…
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COVID-19 Marketing Checklist For Businesses & Brands

One of the things we always loved about small businesses (veruses massive corporations, for example) is that these are the organizations and brands who actually care about what is going on in their community. In…
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DIY Homemade Vodka Disinfectant Spray

In the wake of Coronavirus, social distancing isn’t the only thing that has become the norm. For most anxiety-ridden, stressed out adults, it seems that our day-to-day tends to consist of the following steps: clean,…
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New To Working From Home? Here Are Some Pointers

With what seems like the entire world on lockdown due to COVID-19, millions of Americans are now learning what it is really like to telecommute. Many people assume that working from home is a leisurely…
Featured image for “District Maven Featured On ‘I Am CEO’ Podcast”

District Maven Featured On ‘I Am CEO’ Podcast

District Maven CEO and President, Leigh Genetti Byers, was recently featured on the ‘I Am CEO’ Podcast and discussed various entrepreneurial hacks as well as digital marketing tips.…
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How Stopping SEO Hurts Your Digital Marketing

Consistency is one of the primary keys to success in business and the same is true for your SEO efforts. Obtaining high placement within the search engine results pages takes a lot of work, done…
Featured image for “The Truth Behind Common SEO Myths”

The Truth Behind Common SEO Myths

There is no question that digital marketing is essential to building a recognizable and profitable brand. The importance of online strategies is now widely understood and recognized. While knowledge has spread however, so have myths…
Featured image for “Google Search Console & Webmaster Tools Training Is Now A Thing”

Google Search Console & Webmaster Tools Training Is Now A Thing

Whether you just are testing the digital marketing waters or are a seasoned SEO pro, Google Analytics and Search Console are two data-rich tools that one needs to be familiar with. Not only does it…
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District Maven Adds Second Headquarters In Miami, Florida

Started from Ann Arbor and now we’re here! After 12 glorious years stationed solely in the heart of Washington, DC, the District Maven team is excited to announce that we are taking this show on…
Featured image for “Find The Best SEO Agency For Your Brand”

Find The Best SEO Agency For Your Brand

The world is littered with thousands of Agencies that offer SEO. The average business owner can find themselves a little flustered, without knowing where to start–– but that doesn’t have to be the case if…
Featured image for “A New Brand Design Concept For District Maven Is Here”

A New Brand Design Concept For District Maven Is Here

When it came to entering a new decade, we wanted to approach it the way we would approach any new client, with a fresh start, look, and feel. We are happy to introduce you to…
Featured image for “Boost SEO With Offline Events”

Boost SEO With Offline Events

It is no secret that one of the keys to search engine optimization is building deep connections with reputable online sources. It isn’t enough to simply have a backlink to your brand’s website. For a…
Featured image for “HTML Coding Guide For Beginners”

HTML Coding Guide For Beginners

Let’s be real. For most of us, coding a website is a scary, difficult task. Regardless of how much brand recognition you have or compelling your content is, having a general understanding of HTML is…
Featured image for “Washington DC Summer Is In Bloom At Whyte House Monograms”

Washington DC Summer Is In Bloom At Whyte House Monograms

Washington DC is beautiful any time of year, but it is especially glorious during the spring and summer months. Not only is the weather warm and sunny, but local vendors embody the spirit of the…
Featured image for “Get New SEO Value From Old Blog Posts”

Get New SEO Value From Old Blog Posts

In the stone ages of digital marketing (circa 2004 or so), constant blogging was all the rage in the online world. Those in the web game professed that this was not only the best way…
Featured image for “Lightroom CC: The One App All Creatives & SMBs Need”

Lightroom CC: The One App All Creatives & SMBs Need

One of the cornerstones of online marketing in 2019 is undoubtedly the presence of sharp, beautiful, and visually appealing imagery that catches the user’s attention and positively represents the brand it’s associated with. Regardless of…
Featured image for “Reserve With Google Will Change SEO For Hospitality Brands As We Know It”

Reserve With Google Will Change SEO For Hospitality Brands As We Know It

One doesn’t have to be an expert digital marketer to know the significant role that Google plays in every day life. No matter the update or algorithm change, the search engine giant’s goal has always…
Featured image for “The Hospitality Industry Guide To Managing Online Customer Reviews”

The Hospitality Industry Guide To Managing Online Customer Reviews

Since opening in 2012, Ballston’s A-Town Bar & Grill has been the area’s go-to spot for happy hour, game watches, and scandalously fun Sunday Funday brunch bashes. Their reputation for throwing over-the-top parties (for the…
Featured image for “Latest Instagram Update Includes Video Tagging, Shoppable Stories & More”

Latest Instagram Update Includes Video Tagging, Shoppable Stories & More

Within the last 24 hours, Instagram has quietly rolled out another significant update to its platform that all business owners and marketing professionals would be wise to pay attention to. The social media giant is…
Featured image for “Beginner’s SEO Checklist For Content Marketing Campaigns”

Beginner’s SEO Checklist For Content Marketing Campaigns

Digital marketing best practices have evolved tremendously over the years, but one thing will always remain true: optimized content reigns supreme. Nearly every business owner, blogger, digital marketer and tech-savy person is well aware that…
Featured image for “Google Makes Search Console Verification & Setup That Much Easier”

Google Makes Search Console Verification & Setup That Much Easier

While setting up a business account on Google isn’t exactly rocket science, there are definitely a few steps that go into the process. Traditionally, this has been particularly true when installing data tracking software on…
Featured image for “WordPress Is Finally Testing A Front-End Editor But Is It Too Little, Too Late?”

WordPress Is Finally Testing A Front-End Editor But Is It Too Little, Too Late?

When it comes to digital marketing, you never know what you will discover by simply logging in and paying attention — literally. I was especially intrigued when I logged into District Maven’s website dashboard over…
Featured image for “Google’s Event Marketing Update Is Proof Of Why They’ll Always Be The G.O.A.T. Of Search Engines”

Google’s Event Marketing Update Is Proof Of Why They’ll Always Be The G.O.A.T. Of Search Engines

Looking to fill your end-of-summer calendar with nearby events, attractions and things to do? You’re in luck! Google has taken its integrated, vertical search engine for events up a notch, making it easier than ever…
Featured image for “A SEO Glossary For Beginners & Small Business Owners”

A SEO Glossary For Beginners & Small Business Owners

When I first founded District Maven, most conversations with potential new clients (and current ones, for that matter) revolved around why one should engage in online marketing in the first place. Thankfully, the public’s general…
Featured image for “Tick, Tock: Secure Your Website Before July 1 Or Else”

Tick, Tock: Secure Your Website Before July 1 Or Else

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately (and if so, that’s fine – whatever you’re into), it’s no secret that data security online has been a bit of an issue for everyone, to say…
Featured image for “Dreams For Kids DC and Washington Redskins Host Charity Football Clinic”

Dreams For Kids DC and Washington Redskins Host Charity Football Clinic

There is little the District Maven team loves more than working with our clients for a good cause. (Other than really great marketing, of course!) That’s why we were so excited to be the photographers…
Featured image for “Why Kristin Cavallari’s Social Media Girl Is An Employer’s Biggest Nightmare”

Why Kristin Cavallari’s Social Media Girl Is An Employer’s Biggest Nightmare

Let me start off this post with a few disclaimers. One, my secret guilty pleasure of late has been watching E!’s newest reality show, Very Cavallari — and two, that it actually made me see…
Featured image for “Ways To Boost Your Instagram Presence Now”

Ways To Boost Your Instagram Presence Now

When it comes to social media for business marketing, Instagram has established itself as one of the most (if not the most) important tools one can utilize online. Boasting 500 million daily active users, this…
Featured image for “Best Productivity Apps For The CEO On The Go”

Best Productivity Apps For The CEO On The Go

Business owners (and what inspires them) can vary dramatically, but one of the things they all share is a ridiculously busy schedule. Everyone has only 24 hours in a day, but it can seem like…
Featured image for “SEO Techniques For YouTube: An Introduction”

SEO Techniques For YouTube: An Introduction

When I first started District Maven, the concept of search engine optimization was very foreign and difficult for most (if not all) potential clients to understand. Flash forward a decade and there is no denying…
Featured image for “Google Page Speed To Be Major Mobile Search Ranking Factor”

Google Page Speed To Be Major Mobile Search Ranking Factor

A new year is upon us, so it shouldn’t surprise any seasoned digital marketer (who as been paying attention, anyway) that Google is already actively rolling out a series of brand new algorithm changes. In…
Featured image for “Ways To Boost Your 2018 Online Marketing Efforts Right Now”

Ways To Boost Your 2018 Online Marketing Efforts Right Now

There is no better time like the new year to reenergize your company’s marketing — and let’s be honest — your brand could probably benefit from a fresh look. It is the same story each…
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Starting A Small Business? Here Are Your Marketing & Branding Must-Haves

Forgive us, but we need to start this post by stating the obvious: after over two years since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is clear that life will never be the same. Despite…
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Spring Brand Inspiration: Color Palettes & Fonts That Will Brighten Up Your Season

Every season has its own unique and beautiful qualities, but none brings a fresh, renewed spirit, quite like spring. The temperatures are rising, and it seems like everything is in bloom — and we’re not…
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Google Business Purge: Over 7M Fake Profiles Removed In 2021

Of all the topics discussed on this blog, perhaps the most consistent theme is about Google’s ultimate quest to continually provide only the best, most accurate information to its searchers. This is something they commit…
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Even Digital Advertising Platforms Are Turning Against Russia. Who (Or What) Will Be Next?

If the world was looking for another topic of conversation than Coronavirus, Vladimir Putin certainly was willing to oblige. Clouded in a haze of state-provided propaganda is the truth: Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine was…
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Want To Master Marketing? These Skills Are An Absolute Must, Part Two

There is no doubt that marketing is a fun but challenging industry to break into. This is especially true given its rapidly evolving pace and a laundry list of soft critical skills required to become…
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Want To Master Marketing? These Skills Are An Absolute Must, Part One

Breaking into any industry can be challenging, and marketing is no exception. There is no denying that a career in this field is both exciting and “sexy,” but it is also incredibly complex and fast-paced.…
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Importance Of Reels For Your IG Marketing

As Instagram continues to emulate TikTok, the platform has made it clear that Reels is its top priority. After all, video is king, and TikTok is currently dominating the social landscape big time! In response,…
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YouTube Marketing Done Right: What Every Video Needs To Generate Results

In the digital marketing world, content has always been king – and in 2022, there is no more regal form of content than videos. In addition to showcasing one’s level of expertise and authority in…
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Romantic Colors Palettes Your Clients Will Love For Valentine’s Day

Maybe it is because it is February or that we’re feeling extra sappy over here at District Maven HQ, but nothing makes us fall head over heels like some exceptionally lovely marketing materials.…
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SEO VS. PPC: Which Is Better For My Digital Marketing?

There is a myriad of things the District Maven team loves about our job, but perhaps our favorite is the fact that we get to work with all types of business owners daily. These people…
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SEO Insights For 2022: What’s New & What Remains The Same

Forgive us for sounding basic and cliche, but it is hard to believe that the year is nearly over. In addition to the constantly evolving “new normal” due to the Coronavirus, District Maven expanded our…
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Avoid Bad Marketing Agencies: Warning Signs To Watch Out For

Effective marketing and branding is critical for every company or brand, but is one of the most difficult investments for a business owner to make. In our experience, there are many reasons for this, but…
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Google Sites: How It Falls Short As A Website Builder

As a digital marketing agency, so much of what we do at District Maven involves Google in some shape or form. We regularly optimize our client’s sites and campaigns to perform better within its search…
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SEO-Smart Website Redesign: What To Do Before Launch

Trends and stylistic preferences come and go, and this is especially true with website design. Change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, either. The District Maven team often tells clients that websites are like computers in…
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Instagram To Transform Beyond A Photo-Sharing App, With A Focus On Video

Recently, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, announced that the platform would follow in Youtube and Tiktok’s lead and move toward being a video-focused app.…
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Integrating Google Shopping With WooCommerce Has Never Been Easier

Attention online retailers: it’s time to take your website store to the masses. Thanks to the recent launch of WooCommerce’ s Google Listings & Ads extension, it is now easier than ever to increase visibility…
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How Long Does SEO Actually Take To Start Working?

Well, well, well — if this isn’t a loaded question. If you’ve found yourself wondering how long it will actually take for your SEO efforts to pay off, you’re not alone. The District Maven team…
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Top Work From Home Office Essentials You Can Buy On Amazon Right Now

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic changed life as we know it is an understatement — but it is especially true for one’s typical work day. Before March, 2020, nearly half of American professionals never…
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Life Hacks That Will Change the Way You Live

We at District Maven know that sometimes, life throws us some curveballs– pesky obstacles that get in the way of things being easy. Wouldn’t it be great if everything in life was carefree? We put…
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Why Adaptability in Web and Mobile Design is So Important

Adaptability is more important for design now than ever. Our very own Design and Creative Assistant, Lindsay Silverman, created an app for adaptive fashion that we love. Here is why adaptability, UX/UI, and flexibility are…
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Why Creatives Should Invest in Canva Pro

We reviewed some of Canva Pros’ coolest, most usable and effective tools for marketing, and why it may be worth your investment!…
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Hospitality Marketing Agency, District Maven, Launches New Website & Client Portal

The winds of change are blowing at District Maven headquarters! In an effort to streamline processes for clients and give our brand a bit of a makeover, we are proud to announce that we recently…
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Instagram Guides Allows For More User-Based Content, Boosting SEO

I’ve said it before, I will say it again: the entire point of search engines is to provide users with highly relevant and reputable information that they may be interested in — often before they…
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Can’t Seem To Fix Incorrect Facebook Thumbnail Images? Here’s How.

In recent weeks, the District Maven team has fielded several questions about sharing on Facebook — namely, how to fix incorrect thumbnail images when sharing a link from your website. This is understandably annoying, but…
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Best SEO Tips For Driving Traffic & Leads With Pinterest

It is no secret social media platforms have immense power, but in our opinion, Pinterest is undoubtedly the most forgotten and underutilized network in digital marketing today. Thanks to its highly visual and easy-to-scroll user…
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Most Important Google Algorithm Updates, In Plain English

Of all the nuisances in digital marketing, little annoys marketers and webmasters more than algorithm updates. This is accepted common knowledge. What most people don’t know is that although Google makes hyper-frequent updates to their…
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Google Local Business Profiles To Highlight COVID-19 Safety Measures

Since the Coronavirus outbreak, Google has been adjusting its Local Business Listings so that administrators can change their profiles according to the business’s current status. Initially, this included announcing whether a company was “temporarily closed”…
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Starting A Business: Lifestyle Tips For New Entrepreneurs

I first started District Maven Marketing & Creative during my sophomore year at the University of Michigan. Although 2008 wasn’t that long ago, it seems like almost everything has changed in the last 12 years…
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Huge List Of Instagram Hashtags By Category

Instagram is one of the most popular platforms available today, yet many people only think of the it as a social media network — nothing more. In reality, it is much more powerful than that.…
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Google Meet: Why It Is Better For Creative Entrepreneurs & SMBs Than Zoom & Other Video Conferencing Tools

Thanks to the continuing Coronavirus outbreak and rapidly changing global economic situations, many American professionals can expect to be working from home for the foreseeable future. “Our best estimate is that 25-30% of the workforce…
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How To Pair Fonts Like A Brand Design Pro

First impressions absolutely matter, both on and offline. Whether one is on a first date or sketching the wireframe for a new website, visual appeal is essential to attracting one’s desired audience. Since the “work…
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11 Summer Inspired Color Palettes For Your Next Branding Project

Summer has officially arrived and despite the growing numbers of COVID-19 cases, spirits are high at District Maven HQ. Each season provides its own unique dose of inspiration and summertime is no exception. Every time…
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Marketing In The COVID Era: What Not To Do

It seems that nearly everything in our lives have changed since the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Of course, much of this change is visible. Social distancing and facemasks have become commonplace, with many Americans still…
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Milanote Keeps Creative Entrepreneurs Organized

Recently our team had the opportunity to test out Milanote, an organizational tool for creative projects–– basically, tailor-made for the bulk of our design and creative work here at District Maven.…
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The Tiger King Used Shady SEO Methods To Attract Carole Baskins’ Website Traffic

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, the name “Joe Exotic” will definitely ring a bell for you. Netflix absolutely knocked it out of the ballpark with their recent sensation, The Tiger King, and…
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COVID-19 Marketing Checklist For Businesses & Brands

One of the things we always loved about small businesses (veruses massive corporations, for example) is that these are the organizations and brands who actually care about what is going on in their community. In…
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DIY Homemade Vodka Disinfectant Spray

In the wake of Coronavirus, social distancing isn’t the only thing that has become the norm. For most anxiety-ridden, stressed out adults, it seems that our day-to-day tends to consist of the following steps: clean,…
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New To Working From Home? Here Are Some Pointers

With what seems like the entire world on lockdown due to COVID-19, millions of Americans are now learning what it is really like to telecommute. Many people assume that working from home is a leisurely…
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District Maven Featured On ‘I Am CEO’ Podcast

District Maven CEO and President, Leigh Genetti Byers, was recently featured on the ‘I Am CEO’ Podcast and discussed various entrepreneurial hacks as well as digital marketing tips.…
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How Stopping SEO Hurts Your Digital Marketing

Consistency is one of the primary keys to success in business and the same is true for your SEO efforts. Obtaining high placement within the search engine results pages takes a lot of work, done…
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The Truth Behind Common SEO Myths

There is no question that digital marketing is essential to building a recognizable and profitable brand. The importance of online strategies is now widely understood and recognized. While knowledge has spread however, so have myths…
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Google Search Console & Webmaster Tools Training Is Now A Thing

Whether you just are testing the digital marketing waters or are a seasoned SEO pro, Google Analytics and Search Console are two data-rich tools that one needs to be familiar with. Not only does it…
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District Maven Adds Second Headquarters In Miami, Florida

Started from Ann Arbor and now we’re here! After 12 glorious years stationed solely in the heart of Washington, DC, the District Maven team is excited to announce that we are taking this show on…
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Find The Best SEO Agency For Your Brand

The world is littered with thousands of Agencies that offer SEO. The average business owner can find themselves a little flustered, without knowing where to start–– but that doesn’t have to be the case if…
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A New Brand Design Concept For District Maven Is Here

When it came to entering a new decade, we wanted to approach it the way we would approach any new client, with a fresh start, look, and feel. We are happy to introduce you to…
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Boost SEO With Offline Events

It is no secret that one of the keys to search engine optimization is building deep connections with reputable online sources. It isn’t enough to simply have a backlink to your brand’s website. For a…
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HTML Coding Guide For Beginners

Let’s be real. For most of us, coding a website is a scary, difficult task. Regardless of how much brand recognition you have or compelling your content is, having a general understanding of HTML is…
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Washington DC Summer Is In Bloom At Whyte House Monograms

Washington DC is beautiful any time of year, but it is especially glorious during the spring and summer months. Not only is the weather warm and sunny, but local vendors embody the spirit of the…
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Get New SEO Value From Old Blog Posts

In the stone ages of digital marketing (circa 2004 or so), constant blogging was all the rage in the online world. Those in the web game professed that this was not only the best way…
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Lightroom CC: The One App All Creatives & SMBs Need

One of the cornerstones of online marketing in 2019 is undoubtedly the presence of sharp, beautiful, and visually appealing imagery that catches the user’s attention and positively represents the brand it’s associated with. Regardless of…
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Reserve With Google Will Change SEO For Hospitality Brands As We Know It

One doesn’t have to be an expert digital marketer to know the significant role that Google plays in every day life. No matter the update or algorithm change, the search engine giant’s goal has always…
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The Hospitality Industry Guide To Managing Online Customer Reviews

Since opening in 2012, Ballston’s A-Town Bar & Grill has been the area’s go-to spot for happy hour, game watches, and scandalously fun Sunday Funday brunch bashes. Their reputation for throwing over-the-top parties (for the…
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Latest Instagram Update Includes Video Tagging, Shoppable Stories & More

Within the last 24 hours, Instagram has quietly rolled out another significant update to its platform that all business owners and marketing professionals would be wise to pay attention to. The social media giant is…
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Beginner’s SEO Checklist For Content Marketing Campaigns

Digital marketing best practices have evolved tremendously over the years, but one thing will always remain true: optimized content reigns supreme. Nearly every business owner, blogger, digital marketer and tech-savy person is well aware that…
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Google Makes Search Console Verification & Setup That Much Easier

While setting up a business account on Google isn’t exactly rocket science, there are definitely a few steps that go into the process. Traditionally, this has been particularly true when installing data tracking software on…
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WordPress Is Finally Testing A Front-End Editor But Is It Too Little, Too Late?

When it comes to digital marketing, you never know what you will discover by simply logging in and paying attention — literally. I was especially intrigued when I logged into District Maven’s website dashboard over…
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Google’s Event Marketing Update Is Proof Of Why They’ll Always Be The G.O.A.T. Of Search Engines

Looking to fill your end-of-summer calendar with nearby events, attractions and things to do? You’re in luck! Google has taken its integrated, vertical search engine for events up a notch, making it easier than ever…
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A SEO Glossary For Beginners & Small Business Owners

When I first founded District Maven, most conversations with potential new clients (and current ones, for that matter) revolved around why one should engage in online marketing in the first place. Thankfully, the public’s general…
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Tick, Tock: Secure Your Website Before July 1 Or Else

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately (and if so, that’s fine – whatever you’re into), it’s no secret that data security online has been a bit of an issue for everyone, to say…
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Dreams For Kids DC and Washington Redskins Host Charity Football Clinic

There is little the District Maven team loves more than working with our clients for a good cause. (Other than really great marketing, of course!) That’s why we were so excited to be the photographers…
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Why Kristin Cavallari’s Social Media Girl Is An Employer’s Biggest Nightmare

Let me start off this post with a few disclaimers. One, my secret guilty pleasure of late has been watching E!’s newest reality show, Very Cavallari — and two, that it actually made me see…
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Ways To Boost Your Instagram Presence Now

When it comes to social media for business marketing, Instagram has established itself as one of the most (if not the most) important tools one can utilize online. Boasting 500 million daily active users, this…
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Best Productivity Apps For The CEO On The Go

Business owners (and what inspires them) can vary dramatically, but one of the things they all share is a ridiculously busy schedule. Everyone has only 24 hours in a day, but it can seem like…
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SEO Techniques For YouTube: An Introduction

When I first started District Maven, the concept of search engine optimization was very foreign and difficult for most (if not all) potential clients to understand. Flash forward a decade and there is no denying…
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Google Page Speed To Be Major Mobile Search Ranking Factor

A new year is upon us, so it shouldn’t surprise any seasoned digital marketer (who as been paying attention, anyway) that Google is already actively rolling out a series of brand new algorithm changes. In…
Featured image for “Ways To Boost Your 2018 Online Marketing Efforts Right Now”

Ways To Boost Your 2018 Online Marketing Efforts Right Now

There is no better time like the new year to reenergize your company’s marketing — and let’s be honest — your brand could probably benefit from a fresh look. It is the same story each…