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Marketing Your Business Without Spending A Lot

Emily Adams, our content marketing specialist, recently wrote an article about free or low-cost ways to market your small business. This article includes advice on how to build your brand, grow with social media and develop a good website. From the article on wework.com: “Marketing your business online is now more accessible than ever before. [Read more…]

Anatomy of a Great Facebook Post

There may not be a formula to great Facebook content, but there are certainly things you can do to make your posts more successful. Take a look at the example below: The image will be the first thing that people notice. Posts with images perform better than posts without or posts with link thumbnails. Make [Read more…]

How To Set-Up A Google Content Experiment In 5 Steps

You may have heard that in online marketing it is important to continually test things for different angles and different ways of presenting information in order to improve conversions and generate more leads from your website.  That’s a pretty universal concept in any kind if Direct Response marketing, whether you are talking about Direct Mail, [Read more…]

The Importance of Online Presence

A solid presence on the web is critical to the success of a business in our digitally evolved world. But with so many opportunities to reach your customer online, how do you know where to focus your marketing efforts? You could invest time and money developing a flashy website – but it won’t do you [Read more…]

Pinterest Launches New Analytics Tool

Pinterest, the bookmarking social network, announced Tuesday that a new robust analytics tool is now available to businesses. Within the new analytics dashboard you can now see number of users who engage with your pins, pins that generate the most impressions, user demographics, off-network data for social plugins and more. This is a major upgrade [Read more…]

Four Easy Ways to Boost Online Reviews

On July 24, 2014, Google rolled out their new algorithm update, named Pigeon by Search Engine Land, which ties deeper into Google’s local web search capabilities. This means the search engine giant is putting more value on brands that have online reviews on local review pages such as Google+ and Yelp.com. What does this mean [Read more…]

Negative SEO Attempting to Extort Website Owners

While the recent attempts by organizations to blackmail/extort webmasters and website owners are not necessarily new, they might be new to many of you. We wanted to take a moment and help you understand what is going on out there in cyberspace, including some ways you can combat these threats. Essentially what is happening this [Read more…]

10 Tips for Using Instagram for Business

You can’t ignore the social network any longer, Instagram is a major force in the social media world. Instagram is growing the fastest of all social media sites, increasing its active user base by 23% in the last six months (Tech Crunch). The site is built exclusively upon photo sharing, and provides a great opportunity [Read more…]

The Power of Visual Content

A Picture is worth a thousand words. Make that 60,000. Visual information is processed 60,000 times faster than text in your brain (Wishpond). When you incorporate images into your marketing mix, you’ll be able to communicate more information faster – more value for your consumer! Attention Images grab your attention. Where does your eye go? We’re [Read more…]

Top 5 Adwords Mistakes By Small Business Owners

Let’s face it, Adwords is a fantastic and quick way to reach potential customers. It has grown especially important for small business owners who are seeing previous methods of bringing in new customers dry up in terms of productivity. Older marketing mediums such as newspapers and yellow page ads are becoming harder to pull new [Read more…]