We made the website easier for Google to crawl and decipher it’s structure, and important pages.

Step One — Technical SEO

We de-indexed things like ‘tags’, and ‘categories’ in WordPress that show up as duplicate content when Google crawls the site, and makes it less likely to show your pages high in search. We submitted the sitemap to Google search console, increased internal links on the site, added alt text to all images, and made numerous other technical changes on the site.

Step Two — Blogging about stuff that people are actually searching for

Unfortunately — just blogging without keyword research isn’t effective anymore, you need to really find out what people are searching most and write…


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References:

Google Slides — https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YBtCetgodTo2ybwFE_xvUyblQzbA7NB9d2afRdOyyRA/edit?usp=sharing

Google Docs — https://docs.google.com/document/d/15fEkYGQraHfNlanZ3ZJc0sR7GC1PgGxD4g2GEx3xmvU/

Trello Board — https://trello.com/b/FQ3UQZIa/minneapolis-seo-content-marketing-process-https-hookagencycom-minneapolis-seo

Youtube Video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMWJEZgXsqo/

Google Sheets — https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fR9cO_iwGZYYwG6_KxwmXpmsGQwjXKVyRHMjRldyylY/edit?usp=sharing

Google Site — https://sites.google.com/view/minneapolis-seo-company

Google Calendar — https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=hookagency.com_4ek0i1vm7urfo4nm046lubdj9s%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FChicago


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If you just want to see examples of our work — you can see them here, otherwise we’ll be sharing ‘the 3 types of designers’, ‘the 3 best options besides us’, and the ‘3 cheapest options that are decent.’ We’re like the Progressive Insurance of the Minneapolis web design industry — meaning if we’re not the right fit — we’ll help you find the best option for you!

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Sometimes you just need a reminder to help you get pumped for your next couple hours of your sales work. Whether your looking for new prospects, preparing for sales meetings, or setting goals — these 101 Sales Quotes will inspire you to work harder, recognize opportunity and PRIME YOU to be your best self today. Enjoy!

  1. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” — Albert Einstein
  2. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” -Tony Robbins
  3. “Sales success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily basis.” — Omar Periu
  4. “Prospecting…


So… I recently started using the service ‘HARO’ or ‘Help a Reporter Out’ to help with my Search Engine Optimization on HookAgency.com.

Every day — I post a new pitch to something related to digital marketing and technology, in response to reporters and bloggers and I’ve realized about 1 in 4 actually uses my insight and often links back to our site.

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As I go on here (I’m past my 130th pitch) — I’d share the placements that worked… and I’ll give you any movements for some of my main keywords that are meaningful.

Now, mind you – this isn’t…


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The first step is to stop spending money on things that aren’t providing clear ROI.

If you have billboards and Television commercials, magazine and newspaper ads, bus-stop benches or bus wraps – you should find ways to quantify the return before spending any serious amount of the budget on them.

The point is — times are changing, and attention is shifting from traditional mediums to what is borderline phone addiction. In 2018 – companies on average will spend 40% of their total marketing budget on digital marketing, up from 36% on average from a year ago.

The simple way to…


It’s very easy to get sore at something you felt a client didn’t handle right in a process.

For instance, I always seem to get client content late for new website builds — pushing back the process and the invoice.

I winced, and moaned, and now I’m trying to grow up.

A business can’t live on undetermined project end dates and invoices two months late on a regular business, or if it’s crazy common — it’s time to make some adjustments.

So regardless of the issue I have with clients – my new strategy is to figure out how to…


I think if I worked inside of a larger company (instead of as a full-time freelance web designer ) my #1 way to become indispensible would be to try to create a media company inside that company. Create videos, create a content marketing structure to churn out storytelling videos, and blog articles to educate, inspire, and entertain potential customers and clients. Not much to me seems like a more effective way to connect and tell the company’s story to the broader world.

On the craftsmanship side — I’m into web design and development — and I think that any kind…


I was really surprised to hear Elon Musk say he would rather commit seppuku than fail — when describing his work and company to investors.

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It drives me nuts that some people don’t have this kind of passion for their craft. It’s interesting that at the time Elon Musk wrote this (and many years after that) a ton of people doubted his ability to execute.

But what do so many people have in common that succeed in such notable quantities? An urgency, almost a desperation to win. …


Holy hell, this was one long day – and I’m not going to say that I really love sales – but I do like helping clients get something that truly will help their business.

Being 100% the mission is how to stay hearty

My main takeaway from this day of 4 sales meetings, was that I really am 100% behind my mission as a purveyor of digital marketing services. I think being 100% is absolutely the key to being hearty.

My secondary takeaway is that I can’t take every possible client in the door anymore – I have to get choosier for the time being. The reason that this…

Tim Brown

Owner of Hook Agency - Web Design, SEO and Social Media marketing all centered around making effective websites, and making websites more effective.

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