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Should What You Share Differ on Social Media Sites?

By Admin
May 09, 2017 Category • Social Media

Posting on social media sites is good for business and promoting your brand. But is all news good news across social media sites? Which sites are good for which type of news? Lets break it down here. LinkedIn LinkedIn is primarily a business site. Its expertise is linking people through business related news and information. LinkedIn differs from Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus in that it links professionals with professionals, so discussions and posts should usually be less personal, less controversial and no selling. You can post about accolades, awards, and promotions as this helps your brand. Any charitable work or service you provide the community can be posted as well. The postings should be more about your business acumen than your personal life. Keep it less personal. LinkedIn is more for business associates; therefore, the postings should be more formal. Twitter Twitter is a great tool for your business because you have the ability to quickly connect with people all around

11 Questions to Ask When Getting Ready to Write Valuable Website Content

By Admin
April 25, 2017 Category • , General

Where do I start? What do I write about? Need to write for your website but find yourself asking these questions as you try to get the ball rolling? Dont worry. These are common questions every business owner asks prior to getting comfortable writing content. Like all tasks, you can break down the writing process into steps. Once you have a template for how to lay out your ideas, the writing part usually takes care of itself. Lets analyze how to get ideas for your next piece of content and how to structure your post effectively. Asking a few basic questions prior to writing helps grease the slide and moves you into a feeling of momentum and motivation. 1. Who am I writing this post for? As a business owner, you have already identified one or more buyer personas. Get in touch with who youre trying to reach most with your next piece of content. Narrowing this down helps focus the entire process. Once you know which buyer persona youre targeting, youll start to get an understanding

Six Benefits of Social Media Your Small Business Should Take Advantage Of

By Admin
April 04, 2017 Category • Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter

More than three-fourths of American internet users access social media like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Many of them used social media to learn more about brands, and all brands, big and small, have the opportunity to share their product or service with social media users. Years ago, businesses were skeptical of using social media for marketing, but now you will find that it is a significant part of their marketing efforts. There are plenty of ways that your small business can benefit from social media marketing. Here are eight benefits of social media that you can take advantage of: 1) Reduces your media costs Providing engaging content on social media can help you to reach and expand your followers. Social media is free and if you choose to use social advertising - the cost is much less than traditional mediums. 2) Increase leads with organic traffic When you claim your social media pages, it positively affects your rank in search engine results. This helps your potential

Is Advertising with Google Ads Enough?

By Admin
March 28, 2017 Category • Online Advertising, Google Ads, Bing Ads, Yahoo Ads

When it comes to online marketing, the sheer amount of variety that is available is astounding. Not only can your advertisements appear on numerous websites all across the internet, but you can also utilize search engines that will advertise your content when users type in certain keywords and search terms.;Among these, most business owners flock to Google Ads as the go-to search engine and keyword advertising platform, maybe because of the popularity and ubiquity of Google searches. However, there are numerous reasons to consider also advertising on other search engines such as Bing and Yahoo!, and on an active basis not just as an afterthought. To start, advertising on these platforms can save you a lot of money while having a similar effect as Google Ads. Ad prices are measured in cost per click (CPC), meaning that you are charged for each time a user clicks your advertisement from the search engines page. The CPC for Bing, for example, is about 33% lower than for Google AdWords,

12 Easy Steps to Becoming SEO Optimized

By Admin
March 14, 2017 Category • , SEO, Search Engine Optimization

Boosting your companys position in search engine results can lead to heightened exposure, and ultimately more sales. If you arent on the first page of search results, your customers simply may not find you. Making sure you keep search engine optimization (SEO) in mind when updating your website and creating content is the key to improving these results. In the industry, SEO is many times seen as a very complicated task that takes years to master. Many companies go as far as hiring an online marketing expert to consult on the task. This can be very expensive and isnt necessary to see results. With these 12 easy techniques, youll be able to SEO optimize your site and your content, without spending large amount of money on an SEO expert.Its important to remember that showing up on the first page of search engine results wont happen overnight,but consistent application of these strategies will make a huge difference over time. 1. Blog posts need to be aim at your customer Writing content

Why you should be using Twitter Polls

By Admin
January 31, 2017 Category • Social Media Marketing, Twitter Polls, Twitter Ads, Online Marketing

In an age where social media reigns supreme, not having and properly utilizing social media accounts is akin to business suicide. One highly underutilized tool to help your business expand is a Twitter Poll. These polls are fantastic because they are easy to use and help you get in touch directly with your customer base. So perhaps you are new to the social media scene or just havent utilized Twitter very much. Here are a few ways to help you triumph on Twitter and why you need to use Twitter Polls. Real Time Feedback Maybe you are live streaming an event or a product release, but you need or want instant feedback on your product. Twitter polls are great because they reflect in real time how people are thinking and feeling. Or perhaps youve recently had a big development or software update to your product and want fast customer feedback. Twitter polls help you connect with your customers faster than ever. Connect to Current Topics Youve probably seen or heard of hashtags. In case

3 Reasons Your Small Business Needs Google Adwords

By Admin
December 08, 2016 Category • , Google Adwords, Online Marketing, Digital Marketing, SEO

One of the most powerful tools for your small business doubles as a noun and a verb: Google. On any given day, how many times do you use Google to quickly look something up? How often have you heard someone say to someone else, Just Google it? The behemoth tech company rakes in more than $60 billion a year thanks to its ad banners (and hundreds of other endeavors) and has one of the simplest tools available to help intrepid entrepreneurs everywhere: Adwords. You have no doubt heard of Googles Adwords services. Here are a few reasons your small (or even medium to large) business nees Google Adwords!: 1. Front Page Positioning This alone is worth the cost of Googles advertising service. Using Adwords will help ensure first page returns for your ad. The best place to hide a dead body is on the second page of Google because no one will ever look there. This is a joke, of course, but its so true. Think about your own Google searches. Have you ever clicked beyond the first page, let alone

The Importance of Link Building

By Admin
October 26, 2016 Category • SEO, Link Building, Marketing

Link building is an important aspect of SEO marketing. If you have not yet employed link building strategies in your marketing structure, you are possibly missing out on potential business. Using link building strategies will help you create high-quality SEO marketing campaigns that will help your business thrive. But, first you need to understand what it is and how to use it. What is link building? Link building is a strategy that that gets web pages to link to each other by acquiring hyperlinks from other websites and apply them to your own site. It helps users navigate between different pages on the Internet. They also help search engines crawl between the pages on your website. There are different ways to build links. But, if you can master at least one of them, it can catapult you ahead of your competition. How are links created? Since links are at the crux of link building, it is important to know something about their creation. A link tag has four parts, all of which work

Don't Just Build Websites, Build Smart Sites

By Admin
October 18, 2016 Category • Smart Sites, Websites, Web Development

With technology advancing at warp speeds, traditional websites are quickly losing ground. Mobile devices and their streamlined, quick responding, draw-us-back app technology call for websites to join the cutting edge, modern front runners or dwindle into antiquity. Are websites fighting a losing battle? We believe not. Bandwidth, browser technology, screen sizes and user expectations continually change around us and lead into a better future. If we pay attention. It is time to recharge our creative thinking caps and utilize the technologies at hand. Traditionally, websites retrofitting content to mobile devices proved bulky and cumbersome. Mobile apps birthed effective, user-engaging characteristics not found on the web. Clearly, in a fast-paced, on-the-go culture, mobile wins out. Are we resigned to accept this disjointed web experience? Drawing on the strengths of the mobile fleet and recognizing new technologies, a mergence of these formats proves not only possible but beneficial

Why You Should be Blogging About Your Business

By Admin
September 29, 2016 Category • Blogging, SEO, Marketing

Everyone knows what blogging is, but not everyone realizes how truly valuable it is to a business. Business owners of all types and sizes can reap many rewards just from blogging. Take a look at all of the way blogging can help your business. Drive traffic to your website Driving traffic to a website is important for any business, no matter how niche. The presence of a blog creates the opportunity to write compelling and relevant content that will draw people to it. A blog is a great marketing tool when it is used properly and it can easily become the foundation for social media platforms as well. You can post links that lead people to your blog so they can easily browse through your website. Increase your SEO SEO has not gone by the wayside. It is still an integral part of increasing your viewership on search engine pages. The more you write about your business, you will naturally increase your use of relevant keywords that will come up in Internet searches. So, simply continuing

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