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Online Reputation Management Guide For Real Estate Agents

by Mike Munter @

If you are a real estate agent, your reputation is everything. You work so hard to build your client base and win referrals. The last thing you want is for a new client to Google you and choose not to do business with you because they don’t like what they see. In this Online Reputation Management Guide For Real Estate Agents, … More

SearchCap: Google EU appeal, goodbye fetch as Google for apps & award list

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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SEO for Photographers: A Beginners Guide

by Adam White @

I am Jeff Millett and I’ve been actively involved in internet marketing for over 10 years and have been a full-time SEO consultant for over 5 of those years. I know what it takes to rank in today’s highly competitive internet playing field. This article covers some of the most important aspect of growing a successful photography business including SEO for photographers – a source for generating consistent work in […]

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Chris Drago on Applying Innovative Marketing Concepts to Drive Business Growth

by Cox BLUE Editors @ Cox Blue

Approaching marketing as a B2B advertiser can be vastly different from consumer marketing. The sales cycle is often slower and […]

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Don’t follow the leader: Avoid these 5 common e-commerce SEO mistakes

by DPadmin @ Guardian Owl Digital Boutique

Competitive research is an important part of any SEO program — after all, it’s a zero-sum game that we’re playing. However, there is often a tendency for companies to become fixated on what dominant competitors in the marketplace are doing. The assumption is that because they’re getting the most SEO traffic, they must be doing […]

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How only 1,000 customers generate $8.6 million in revenue

by Ramit Sethi @ GrowthLab

No matter what, whenever a new John Grisham book comes out, I buy it. (You know him? He wrote The Firm and A Time to Kill.) Some of his books are amazing…some, not so much, but no matter what, I read every single one. You can consider me one of John Grisham’s 1,000 True Fans.... Read more »

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SEO for Small Business

SEO for Small Business


SinglePlatform

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a key part of ensuring that your business gets found online. But what, exactly, is SEO? What does it require from you, the business owner? And what’s the pay-off for putting time and effort into doing it? In this article, we’ll cover the basics of SEO for

What Percentage of Companies that Sell SEO Actually Know SEO?

by Josh Rubin @ Creative California

Just last weekend, I spent the entirety of a Saturday rebuilding my website. I get these moments of inspiration where I feel like I could improve my site, then I tear it down and build it from the ground up. That's great, but then I also have to go in and do a full SEO […]

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How to Communicate Your Business Credibility Online

by Bill Vasiliadis @ SEO for Small Business

Credibility is a word that gets a lot of use, but may not always be well-understood. According to one online dictionary, it refers to ‘the quality of being believable or worthy of trust’. In terms of running a profitable business, credibility is therefore paramount. Unless people see your business as being credible and trustworthy, you are likely to struggle to reach your goals.

Of course, having good credibility is not enough in itself – you also need to communicate it to the right people. This is especially important now, with word-of-mouth feedback becoming increasingly trusted online.

The starting point

Naturally, the basis of being credible and trustworthy is to be the best you can. After all, it will be impossible to spread the news of your great credibility unless you have it! This starts with understanding your target market really well, providing a great product or service and delivering on promises, and also building a top quality website that has great SEO – such as meta titles and tags and awesome relevant content with a judicious use of search terms. ...

Using Compelling Language to Encourage Engagement on Your Website

by Alex Alexakis @ Pixel Chefs

Small Business Web Design The average Internet user spends an average of just over an hour a day online, with […]

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How a Small Business Can Compete With the Big Guys at SEO

by Brad Shorr @ Bplans BlogHow a Small Business Can Compete With the Big Guys at SEO – Bplans Blog

You’re running a small business and you’d dearly love to have high visibility on Google for organic search engine traffic and leads. The problem is, you’re being overwhelmed by big competitors with deep pockets. Cheer up! You can still win at SEO, but you have to be smart. Here's your guide to winning the war!

5 Tips to Hiring a Web Designer in Charleston (or Elsewhere)

by DigitalCoast Marketing @ DigitalCoast Marketing LLC

As web designers in Charleston, South Carolina, we know that your website is an extension of your brand and business. If your business has a professional website that is engaging and user-friendly, your website will attract more interest for your business. It has been reported that 83 percent of people visit a company's website before [...]

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Biggest SEO Mistakes Small Businesses Make With Local SEO

Biggest SEO Mistakes Small Businesses Make With Local SEO


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SearchCap: Amp links at large, Google AdWords demographic targeting & more

by Amy Gesenhues @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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How B2B Marketing Online Can Work For You

by Carolina @ CC Marketing Online

If you’re a service professional, it’s helpful to understand how B2B marketing online can support your sales cycle. No, your prospective clients won’t search for “business management consultant,” find your website and purchase a $5000 consulting package (though that would be nice, wouldn’t it?). Instead, they’ll learn more about you, your services, and your area […]

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SEO in Five Easy Steps

by Robert Donnell @ SEO Marketing for businesses

SEO in five easy steps. There is no such thing! There are bunches of articles with seductive titles like: “Five Easy Steps to Good X”. That type of headline encourages a higher than average amount of downloads. Why? We are all looking for an easy path to success. Unfortunately there rarely is one. Often the five…

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Three Types of Content Specialists that You Can Hire

by Josh Astete @ Web Full Circle

You’ve embarked on a Content Marketing Strategy, and you at least understand the basics. Now it’s time to actually create that content. What are your options? You could write the content yourself, but do you really have time to oversee all aspects of your business? Probably not.  Your next option is to hire a content […]

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Ultimate guide to small business SEO • Yoast

Ultimate guide to small business SEO • Yoast


Yoast

This ultimate guide covers small business SEO. Want your site to rank high in the local search results? Read about it here!

Google SSL Secure Search Now Default For Everyone

by Alexander Goode @ Go Local SEO Company | Local SEO | Small Business SEO

As you may or may have not noticed, Google has decided to redirect everyone to their Secure Search (SSL) whether you are logged into […]

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10 Ways To Attract Tech Talent As A Growing Startup

by Laurence Bradford @ Cox Blue

Hiring tech talent — software engineers, data scientists, DevOps, and related — is hard, especially when your business is new […]

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Exactly how I made $1.1M in sales in 11 months

by Luisa Zhou @ GrowthLab

How Luisa Zhou combined three launches, two courses, and coaching to build her 7-figure business.

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A DIY Website — Or a Disaster in the Making?

by BMM @ BlueMatrix Media

You’ve decided to build a new website for your business and spent some time researching the best approach. And you’ve found it! A DIY solution sounds like the fastest, cheapest way to get your site off the ground. It’s clearly the best choice … right? If the website design seems too good… Unfortunately, DIY websites […]

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Grow Your Business With This Excellent Advice from 7 Exceptional Small Business Coaches

by Katie Lundin @ crowdSPRING Blog

No matter how successful you are or how good you are at what you do, there’s always room for improvement. Sometimes an outside perspective is exactly what you need. Businesses coaches offer precious experience and tested strategies to help take your skills – and your business – to the next level. There are a number […]

Craft Your Customer Service With These 4 Tips

Craft Your Customer Service With These 4 Tips

by Chloe Riley @ Blog | Local Business Success Center - SinglePlatform

Looking for ways to draw more business and grow your customer base? Start with customer service. Put it into perspective: when someone shows care and consideration for your feelings and experiences, is it easier for you to trust that person?

The same situation applies to the business-consumer relationship: when you treat your customers well, you make it easy for them to trust your business.

How is trust relevant to customer service?

They go hand-in-hand. 83 percent of consumers will recommend a trusted company to others and 82 percent will continue to use that brand frequently, according to a recent article by Forbes.

Therefore, customer service facilitates trust, and trust facilitates the attraction and creation of a loyal customer base. Since your customers purchase from you, you also pave the foundation to increase your business’ sales.

What happens when you neglect customer service?

You run the risk of losing customers, and a lot of them. 89% of people will stop doing business with a company if they experience poor customer service. Can you imagine how that would affect your sales?

To avoid losing your customers and your money, ensure your customer service is up-to-par with these four tips:

 1. Make Feedback Easy

Not only should you encourage your customers to make suggestions, you should make it as simple as possible for them to do so. Listing your business across review sites or dedicating a section on your website for customer inquiries is a great way to start. By giving your customers a voice, you empower them to be heard… which brings us to the next point.

 2. Listen Well

Now that your customers have a voice, listen to them! People who have invested money and time with your business deserve to be heard – if they have a concern, comment, or question, take it seriously. If it’s constructive and genuine, implementing it into your business could lead to more satisfied customers down the road.

 3. The Customer is Always Right

Acknowledging and pledging to resolve any negative experiences or issues that a customer has with your business is mutually beneficial – the customer walks away satisfied, while simultaneously leading more customers to you. Ensuring customers they will be taken care of every step of the way, including after they purchase, will create security and reassurance that purchasing with your business is the right decision.

 4. Exceed Expectations

Give your customers all of the information they need to make the most informed   decision when choosing to spend money with your business. Maximizing your online presence is the best way to start; 93% of people research a business before ever setting foot in the door. By giving them information they’re looking for online, and ensuring that it’s consistent with what they experience when they arrive in-store, customers are not only more likely to trust your brand, but follow through with a purchase in-store.

 

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Is Small Business SEO Really Important?

by VeySft @ BlueMatrix Media

A decade ago, it seemed the world of online business was meant only for large corporations and entrepreneurial geniuses. Since then, the internet has transformed the way we live and how we buy and sell products and services. Today the world is however an open marketplace. Anything we want can be delivered to our doorstep […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #307 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

by Amanda Bowman @ crowdSPRING Blog

On Monday, a total solar eclipse made its way across America. Millions of Americans watched the spectacle, reporting feelings of awe, wonder, and joy. It brought feelings of amazement in the grand vastness of our universe, and for a few minutes, the rest of the literal and figurative day disappeared. Countless photographers took their shot […]

Magento SEO Services

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Magento is one of the leading and fastest growing shopping cart service for e-commerce sites. More & more bigger brands such as Samsung, Skype, Lenovo, etc have shifted themselves to Magento, due to its flexibility and capabilities.  But, your Magento store can only be made functional and useful if it is optimized for search engines […]

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Small Business SEO: The Only Guide You Need

Small Business SEO: The Only Guide You Need


YEAH! Local

Blending content, keywords, and backlinks together, we present you with our Small Business SEO Guide. Learn how to increase revenue for your small business.

Free WordPress Training – Pages and Posts

by Duane Baumgartner @ City Ranked Media – SEO Website Design PPC Marketing for small businesses

Free WordPress Training Class Only 2 spots remaining City Ranked Media will host a free WordPress training event on December 16, 2016 starting at 1:00 pm. This training will focus on basics of using WordPress, the WordPress dashboard, publishing new content to the web, as well as simple SEO tactics you can use to increase the […]

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Integration of Twitter Into Your Wider Sales Machine

by Jack Britton @ LogicalJack SEO

Moving Machine Parts of Marketing   You will be aware by now that Twitter cannot be viewed in isolation. Of course, for micro-businesses, it is a start if you are beginning your marketing on a shoestring. Marketing, however is as broad and deep as you are able or wish to make it. Every business comes … Read more

Ch- ch- ch- Changes: SEO Strategies That Used to Work But Don’t Anymore

by Caroline @

You’ve heard about the infamous “5 Stages.” It’s applied to just about anything difficult or frustrating in life. Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance We’ve heard a lot of our clients apply these life stages to SEO: “I’m doing perfectly fine without this SEO stuff. It’s all a bunch of hype marketers push on me because […]

Using SEO to Boost the Power of Your Content Marketing

by BMM @ BlueMatrix Media

Many marketing professionals think of SEO and Content Marketing as separate entities. However, in combination, the two powerhouses create a synergistic relationship that can bring real transformation for your digital marketing metrics. When you create your digital content with SEO in mind throughout the entire process, the content is more targeted. You can better target […]

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30 Apps That Turn Your Phone Into A High-Powered Mobile Office For Your Business

by Amanda Bowman @ crowdSPRING Blog

Most business owners say that they lack the time to get everything done. This is especially true if your job involves travel. Travel puts extra pressure on our ability to deal with email, meet with our teams, review deliverables, etc. It doesn’t help that when we’re away from the office, we rarely have access to the […]

Trade Show Software and iPad Apps For Small Business Success

by linchpinseo @ Linchpin SEO ///

If you’re a small business owner, you know how important it is to make your business stand out when you attend trade shows. This article will review the top eleven trade show marketing apps and software that are ideal for your small business. By the end of this article, you’ll have several new resources to […]

Xero Increases Focus on Small Business with Four New Tools

by Annie Pilon @ Small Business Trends

Xero just rolled out a series of new products and services designed for the small business user.

How to Successfully Implement Video Surveillance Protection in Your Business

by Martin Jones @ Cox Blue

In Detroit, four people walk into a boutique with a plan. Working as a team, they fan out to distract […]

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Visual Search: Looking Beyond Image SEO Marketing

by DPadmin @ Guardian Owl Digital Boutique

The future of search is visual, whether it’s on Amazon, Pinterest, or Google. Learn what this shift means for SEO and how to adapt. I want to tell you a story about a young Google algorithm. He was born blind, in a world where a picture is worth a thousand searches. This little algorithm had […]

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Small Business SEO Blog - Practical, Actionable Advice!

Small Business SEO Blog - Practical, Actionable Advice!


B-SeenOnTop Small Business SEO

Small business SEO blog for business owners, marketing marketers, and bloggers wanting to understand what it takes to rank well on Google.

Small Business SEO – An Introduction

Small Business SEO – An Introduction

by Robert Donnell @ SEO Marketing for businesses

Small Business SEO – an Introduction. By small businesses, we mean companies that have a limited marketing department with one or two people executing or in some cases we serve as their marketing department on the outside. Our clients typically do 1-20 million dollars in revenue and have a clear vision for long-term growth. SEO…

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What are the Advantages of Advertising on LinkedIn?

by Stephan Futeral @ DigitalCoast Marketing LLC

As a digital marketing agency in Charleston, South Carolina, we help clients produce effective advertising campaigns for LinkedIn. LinkedIn was created in 2002 to connect companies and people with similar professional backgrounds. With over 400 million members, it makes sense that businesses and professionals are taking advantage of the site. Many are unaware of the [...]

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3 Roles Social Media Plays in Digital Marketing Strategy

by Ken Widger @ Web Full Circle

When it comes to a digital marketing strategy, social media is the new word of mouth marketing for businesses. The benefits of social media marketing are many.  The primary goals should be to increase engagement with your customer base and to manage your reputation. Here are a few tips on the roles that social media […]

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7 Steps To Better, Faster Decision Making For Your Business Team

by Erik Larson @ Cox Blue

Decision making. It’s the bread and butter of managers and executives, who make about three billion decisions each year. Indeed, […]

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Social media etiquette for small businesses

by Bill Vasiliadis @ SEO for Small Business

Almost every business out there these days understands the importance of having a social media presence. They have a Facebook page at minimum, and the savvier business owners have accounts with several other social platforms as well.

For those in the social media space, business owners need to know that the same social media etiquette that applies to individuals does not necessarily apply to business pages. Business accounts are held to a much higher standard in general and the public will give far less leeway for mistakes. Understanding online etiquette may just save your business from sending the wrong message out into the world and tarnishing your brand along with it.

Social media is constantly evolving and along with it, so are the ‘rules’. At the beginning it was pretty basic; don’t write or post anything on the internet that you wouldn’t want your own grandma to read. What this means, is that no one knows just how far or wide things on the internet might travel, so you have to be prepared for anyone to be reading what you ...

10 Steps to Take Right Now to Secure Your Business WiFi Network

by Chelsea Segal @ Cox Blue

The need and convenience of a business WiFi network make it an essential service for most organizations these days. Unfortunately, […]

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SEO 101: 15 Effective SEO Strategies for Small Businesses

SEO 101: 15 Effective SEO Strategies for Small Businesses


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Deciphering All of Google's Ranking Factors Can Be Tough. in This Article, We Cover 15 Effective SEO Strategies for Any Small Business.

Conversion Rate Optimization Basics

by Josh Astete @ Web Full Circle

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) refers to processes and techniques that improve your website’s effectiveness for increasing sales from your website’s current visitors.  CRO utilizes analytical tools to track and identify the percentage of people who visit your website and then perform a specific action, such as filling out a form to request more information, signing […]

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Online Reviews: The Local Search Secret Weapon

by Alex Alexakis @ Pixel Chefs

Brick-and-mortar businesses often struggle to earn online reviews from their customers, particularly on Google’s pride and joy social network: Google […]

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Top 10 Offline Website Promotion Strategies

by Adam White @

These days, it might seem like online promotion is the first, last and only word in promoting your business. As your customers are flooded with more online advertising, though, bringing your promotional efforts offline is a powerful way to cut through the clutter and get their attention. There are plenty of great ways to market your business offline with a low investment: 1) Business Cards If you’re planning to network […]

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Creating Your Small Business SEO Plan | Overit Blog

Creating Your Small Business SEO Plan | Overit Blog


Overit Blog

Maybe you run a small business. Or you’re part of a small team. Either way, search engine optimization is often the thing that falls to the wayside first w

Small Business SEO Atlanta GA | Captivate Search Marketing

Small Business SEO Atlanta GA | Captivate Search Marketing


Captivate Search Marketing

When it comes to small business SEO in Atlanta, GA, Captivate Search Marketing provides local SEO and Google My Business optimization services.

4 Tips for Getting Your Small Business Products and Services in Front of Decision Makers

by Chelsea Segal @ Cox Blue

“ABC. Always be closing.” Even if you haven’t seen Alec Baldwin in the 1992 classic Glengarry Glen Ross, you’ve probably […]

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25+ Ways To Get Backlinks

by markedseo @ SEO Mark

Create pieces of content, like articles, guides, tutorials, how-to’s, etc., relevant to your industry, that are better than any other content on the web on that topic. Contact sites linking to similar content and let them know what you’ve created. Add a line above/below your best content stating that others […]

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Zen Cart SEO Services

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Looking for the best SEO services for your Zen cart website or want your Zen cart website to rank higher on search engines? If yes then you are at the right place. With a focus on SEO, Outshine Solutions is very proud to offer specialized campaigns for Zen Cart websites.   Zen Cart is one of […]

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Email Marketing Best Practices – 29 Tips From the Pros

by Abigail Orencia @

Email is an incredibly efficient way to market to your audience. Unlike the visitors who wander onto your site from search engine traffic, your email list is filled with subscribers who intentionally opted-in to hear from you on a regular basis. Don’t get caught up in a numbers game. Whether your email list contains 10…

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How To Choose A Web Design Company: 10 Questions You Must Ask

by linchpinseo @ Linchpin SEO ///

Choosing the best website design company for your small businesses can be difficult. Just going to Google and typing in “web design company” can bring back thousands of options, that at face value, all look the same. You’ll probably try to narrow your search (maybe by taking the top 10 listed in Google), and start looking at each portfolio. This […]

Search engine optimization (SEO) for small business websites - Just Add Content

Search engine optimization (SEO) for small business websites - Just Add Content


Just Add Content

Search engine optimization (SEO) increases your chances of being found when customers search for a product or service like yours with search engines.

Link-Building: How to Do it with Real People

by Bill Vasiliadis @ SEO for Small Business

Inbound links or backlinks – links pointing to your website from another location – are a bit like site votes. They show that your content is valued by others and is being shared by them in their networks. When this occurs, your website is more likely to rank better with search engines.

At one time, a website’s ranking could be boosted by having copious numbers of backlinks. This led to the development of quick-fix link ‘schemes’ – networks that existed for the purposes of buying and trading links or creating automated links in order to manipulate search engine rankings.

These days, search engines are looking for backlink quality and relevance rather than quantity, and participating in such schemes could actually earn you some unwanted penalties! This means you need to work a bit harder to ‘earn’ your backlinks, by being audience-focused and providing top quality content on your site.

While some people might declare that link-building is no longer relevant, in fact backlinks still have a valid place in site rankings, which makes it important to take steps ...

How To Set Realistic Expectations In Your SEO Marketing Strategy

by James Straatman @ Big Leap

Understanding and setting realistic expectations is truly at the heart of any successful SEO marketing campaign. In this article, you will will be presented with a practical approach to understanding the fundamentals and how to set the proper foundation for establishing thriving, long-term client and agency SEO marketing relationships.   Understanding the Fundamentals There are […]

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Launch stories: What happens when things don’t go your way?

by Ramit Sethi @ GrowthLab

“Call our guy if necessary, we have to fix this fast.” This was me on a Monday morning — the day we were set to launch our new e-book: Your Move: The Underdog’s Guide to Building Your Business. Imagine you’d just spent a month preparing for a big launch. Weeks planning out the campaign, writing... Read more »

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SEO Services For B2B Companies

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Want to get more lead and sales from your B2B Website?  Outshine Solutions can help you in it. As experts in the SEO industries, Outshine Solutions has a proven track record for crafting effective SEO strategies for B2B businesses. Whether you’re a start-up or a member of the Fortune 100, SEO services have become to […]

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Six Questions Startups and Small Businesses Should Ask Before Hiring an SEO Specialist

by Robyn Shulman @ Cox Blue

  I spoke with SEMrush specialist, Anna Lebedeva, to get her advice regarding startups and SEO. In this interview, she […]

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Meet Get Started OC Winner John Chi of Synova Life Sciences

by Cox Business @ Cox Blue

The human body is a miraculous thing. The field of medical research is uncovering myriad details on a daily basis […]

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Freight Factoring – What It Is, How It Works, & How Much It Costs

by Jeff White @

Freight factoring is a form of accounts receivable financing (aka invoice factoring) that allows trucking companies, including owner-operators, to turn unpaid invoices into immediate cash. It’s common for a trucking company to use freight factoring to cover cash flow gaps while they wait to be paid by shippers or freight brokers. In this article, we’re…

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Artificial Intelligence Secrets Revealed: 3 Impacts for Digital Marketers

by Stevan Mcgrath @ Small Business Trends

The impact of AI in digital marketing will be big. Here are 3 ways your small business will be able to take advantage of the benefits.

How Google Analytics Can Help With Business Decisions

by Bill Vasiliadis @ SEO for Small Business

As you will know by now, a website is not just something you create because “everyone has a website.” It is a powerful marketing tool that can draw in traffic, create leads, create customers out of leads, and help make your business more profitable. But having a website is not enough on its own.

Businesses that not only make sales but also know how to analyse why and how they make sales and from where and whom, are going to be far better resourced and informed when it comes to making good business decisions. If ‘things happen’ in your business but you don’t really know or understand the underlying factors, you are probably just going to flounder along, hoping for the best and leaving it largely to chance.

So the more useful and relevant information you can gather about how well your website is performing – for example when it comes to attracting visitors and holding their interest, determining where they are coming from, who is purchasing what and so on – the better informed you will be to make ...

How to Choose the Right Technology for Your Small Business or Startup

by Chelsea Segal @ Cox Blue

It can be easy to think of technology as a blanket solution to many of challenges facing your business. The […]

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How to Start a Blog for Your Small Business

by Carolina @ CC Marketing Online

Are you wondering how to start a blog for your business? This is something that can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. As with anything else, blogging is something that gets easier with practice. In my experience, when it comes to blogging, there are two things to keep in mind: Implementation considerations Mental […]

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Supercharge Your Small Business Marketing: How to Market to the Social Media Generation

by Katie Lundin @ crowdSPRING Blog

  Imagine you’ve used the internet since your hand was large enough to hold a mouse. Imagine you can’t remember a time before MySpace or Facebook. Imagine you’re part of a generation that makes up a majority of the voting population and workforce. The social media generation doesn’t need to imagine these things. This is […]

The biggest mistakes marketing agencies see their clients making

by John Doherty @ Credo

SEO can be a black box, and many business owners have minimal understanding of it. To that end, that’s why you hire a professional to...

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The Right Way of Measuring Backlink Building Campaigns

by Guest Author @ Right Mix Marketing

Whether you’re just starting out in the world of SEO or have been trying to build an online brand for quite some time already, “backlink” is a word you’ll have come across at some point. It’s a key part of the SEO puzzle – it boosts your site’s rankings on search engines. So how come … [Read More...] The Right Way of Measuring Backlink Building Campaigns

Twitter Link Roundup #308 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

by Amanda Bowman @ crowdSPRING Blog

For hundreds of years, people have been worried that technology will replace people. Yet at every step, technology has also helped to create jobs. Today, with the increasing promise and prominence of Artificial Intelligence (AI), people are worried that computer intelligence will replace human intelligence. The Economist thoughtfully reassures us that while AI will unquestionably […]

SEO tips for eCommerce businesses to stand out online

by John Doherty @ Credo

If you run an ecommerce business, you get how important and hard it is to stand out online. You may be selling artisanal chocolate bunnies,...

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So your Facebook Post Went Viral… Now What?

by Dana Flannery @ Talk About Creative

Imagine you wake up and that cute little video you posted on your business page has suddenly had over 3000 clicks and 800 post reactions. Your little page has swelled by 400 likes and your organic reach is 62,000.  Most of all, since your Facebook post went viral, you’ve sold out of your hottest product. …
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Small Business SEO Solutions

Small Business SEO Solutions


Boostability

Boostability is the best SEO company to help attract new, more and better customers for small businesses. Look to us for complete onsite optimization.

SEO for Florists: A Beginners Guide

by Adam White @

This guide is not just some mash-up of everything-in-the-world related to SEO. It’s much more than that! It’s a beginners guide that is 100% focused on everything a local florist needs to know in order to rank high in Google’s local search results. Each idea you’ll read here, each tidbit of direction, every explanation I’ll give is an actionable step that, when completed, will move you one step closer to […]

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What is Search Engine Optimization?

by Carolina @ CC Marketing Online

SEO refers to search engine optimization, which is the practice of optimizing website content for search engines. Basically, it means implementing certain techniques that will make it easier for search engines to understand what your site is about so that they can show it in the results when someone searches for a particular word or […]

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15 Elements Your HVAC Website Must Have to Get More Leads

by Piyush Mangukiya @ Virginia Inbound Marketing Agency – Web Design – SEO – PPC – SMM

What’s one of the most powerful sales and marketing tools at your disposal? It’s your small business website, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to promote your small business. Yet, for it to do any good, it has to be accessible. Further, it has to retain that traffic. Last but […]

A Guide to Understanding Google’s Local 3-Pack

by Stephan Futeral @ DigitalCoast Marketing LLC

As search engine optimization experts in Charleston, SC, we keep a close eye on any changes Google makes to displaying search results. For example, Google made a major change to the way it displays the top results in local search. Previously, the top seven results for a local search were grouped into their own panel at the [...]

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Facebook Group Application Questions, Page Connections And So Much More!

by Dana Flannery @ Talk About Creative

Facebook Group Application Questions – How To Get Real Business Results From your FB Group Yes, you should be using the Facebook Groups option – if you aren’t, here’s why Facebook Groups are the bee’s knees for small business.  Once you’re convinced, it’s time to add the free Facebook Group functions to get the very …
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Best Temporary Office Space Provider 2017: LiquidSpace vs Regus vs ShareDesk

by Gavin Graham @

Temporary office space can be rented for an important meeting or as a short-term base of operations for you and your employees. We looked at the most popular options and rising stars and decided to review LiquidSpace, Regus, and ShareDesk. These companies covered the range of options for small businesses in terms of ease of…

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Colorado Springs SEO Workshop

by Maddie Costa @ small business SEO – Classy Brain

Social media, cyber security, Ecommerce websites: these are just a few of the modern day technology platforms that small businesses utilize every day in order to reach their customers. Having an online presence is a must for start-up business in...

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SearchCap: Bing fact checking, Google mobile tips & Bing agency awards

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Small Business SEO - Comprehensive White Hat SEO for Small Business

Small Business SEO - Comprehensive White Hat SEO for Small Business


Virginia Inbound Marketing Agency - Web Design - SEO - PPC - SMM

Comprehensive Small Business SEO offered by 99MediaLab includes natural white hat SEO with a monthly reporting to show you the results we achieved.

SEO Ground Zero: site URL Architecture

by Alex Alexakis @ Pixel Chefs

How to Optimize your site URL Architecture Creating SEO-friendly URL structure is not hard to do and you don’t need […]

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Selling Your Online Business

by Admin @ SearchEngineOptimizationExpert.com

If you are interested in selling your web business, please contact me.  I work with some of the top website brokers in the business, but not only that, I personally buy websites for my own portfolio, development, and R & D.  There is nothing more fascinating to me than analyzing a website, which is probably […]

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Not Your Ordinary Conversion Optimization Guide

by Guest Author @ Right Mix Marketing

Now that you’ve taken care of your SEO and social media, you noticed that you’re getting traffic to your website. However, traffic is just traffic — you might end up wasting a lot of opportunities because you’re not converting your visitors into subscribers or customers. Since this is not your ordinary conversion optimization guide, we … [Read More...] Not Your Ordinary Conversion Optimization Guide

10 Super Cheap Small Business Website Promotion Strategies That Work

by Adam White @

The old adage, “If you build it, they will come,” may apply to stadiums, but it certainly doesn’t apply to websites. Building a great website, having a great product or offering a great service is simply not enough to compete in today’s global marketplace. Promoting your website is vital to driving the most traffic to your site and enjoying high profits. There are cheap and free ways that you can […]

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Why you need evergreen content on your business website

by Bill Vasiliadis @ SEO for Small Business

It’s a funny term, and one you may have heard used before but not really understood what it means: evergreen content.

So what exactly is evergreen content and why does your business need it?

Evergreen content is good quality content that is relevant now, tomorrow and always. It is not content that is centred around current affairs, but is instead based on topics that will continue to be of interest for a long time after it is published.

Evergreen content includes topics such as; parenting and family, careers and finance, health and fitness, diet and nutrition (although some ‘fad’ diets may stop being relevant over time). These are the kinds of topics that people will always be interested in and will always be searching for.

The format of evergreen content can be articles/blogs, lists, videos or ‘how-to’. Topics that are not considered evergreen is anything that is current for a specific time, such as: news and current affairs, statistics, seasonal or holiday articles and anything that is trending. If you need to put a special day or ...

Affordable SEO Services for Small and Midsize Business

Affordable SEO Services for Small and Midsize Business


Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

SEO is crucial for small business that depends on new visitors for profits and our goal is to get your small business site on first page of major search engines

21 Ways To Market Your Small Business On A Shoestring Budget

by Amanda Bowman @ crowdSPRING Blog

Thinking of ways to market your small business can be overwhelming, especially when you consider the cost and return on investment. Big companies spend millions of dollars every year marketing and building their businesses. Small businesses have a similar need to get the word out but have much more modest budgets. Here’s the secret that smart […]

Google’s new hummingbird engine now review focused and conversational based

by Alexander Goode @ Go Local SEO Company | Local SEO | Small Business SEO

Almost all internet users use Google products on a daily basis. Whether it’s Gmail for their online email account or Google maps to find […]

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How to keep your small business running over the holidays

by The Content Team @ SEO for Small Business

As the owner of a small business, you’ve probably found that you can’t seem to take holidays too often – if at all. Business must go on and you don’t want to spend years building your business up only to have it fall apart while you take a holiday.

However, with the right forward planning, a bit of automation and some trusted staff members, it is entirely possible for you to take a holiday while your company carries on with business as usual.

Automate as much as possible

The best thing you can do to give yourself a break these holidays is to automate as much of your business as possible. By automating things, you not only take the work load off your plate, but you will set your business up to look like there is still a team of staff sitting in the office … even when they are all at the beach!

Social media is a great area to automate over the holiday period. Everyone knows how important social media is for marketing a small business, so taking ...

5 Reasons You Need a Content Marketing Strategy

by Ken Widger @ Web Full Circle

1. Content Marketing Strategies Build Trust In the constantly expanding business world, your competition is multiplying daily.  What can set you apart from all of the companies that are similar to yours?  This is where a content marketing strategy that defines your brand identity comes in. Identity is the foundation of your company’s brand.  It […]

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Seller Financing: How It Works When Buying or Selling a Business

by Jeff White @

Seller financing, aka seller carryback, is a loan the seller of a business gives to the new buyer to cover all, or a portion, of the total purchase price. Seller financing for business carries strong benefits for both buyers and sellers. It can give buyers access to more capital to buy the business, and opens…

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Search is live on Credo!

by John Doherty @ Credo

Over the last couple of years I’ve learned a valuable lesson in building a product – the time is never right but eventually you’ll find...

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Small Business Marketing Questions for 2017

by Third Marble @ Third Marble Marketing

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The Power of Why — How to Determine What Sets Your Business Apart

by Caroline @

Is it a singular sensation or a winning combination? What distinguishes you from your competitors? We’re overwhelmed by choices today. We’re starved for time, too. The combination means that we’ll only search for a short time before we make a buying decision (unless it’s an expensive purchase). The Internet has become our research vehicle of […]

4 reasons you should update your website content

by Bill Vasiliadis @ SEO for Small Business

Your website is one of your most important marketing tools, no matter what business you are in. It is out there working for your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Getting your name out there, advertising your services and selling your products.

That is why it is so important to have a website that functions the best it can, and one that stays relevant and up-to-date.

One way of ensuring your website is always fresh and relevant is by updating the content on a regular basis. There are many reasons why you need to take the time to do this.

Here are the top four:

Search engines

It’s important for your business that your website can be found via search engines. A way to improve your chances of being found is by having your content refreshed often.

When you update your website, the search engines will take notice and will revise your site ranking. If you leave your website alone, the search engines will assume it is dormant and will start skipping your site ...

Social Media and Your Business

Social Media and Your Business

by Shelby Sampsel @ Blog | Local Business Success Center - SinglePlatform

Social Media: You know it’s important for your business and we’ve talked about it before but so many of your are still struggling with getting your social strategies off the ground. New year, new marketing! Learn how important social can be for your business. 

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Building A Problem-Based Website Navigation For A Solution Driven Mindset

by linchpinseo @ Linchpin SEO ///

A few months back we had a hypothesis that moving away from a “service-based navigation” and creating a “problem-based website navigation”, would increase conversions, engagement, and provide a better user experience. After gathering both qualitative data through user research, quantitative data through Google analytics, and doing user testing, we transitioned our navigation (and a few […]

5 Crucial SEO Factors for Every eCommerce Website

by Andrew Whitford @

Owners of eCommerce websites have a lot of technologies to consider – it is easy to get overwhelmed by the choice of shopping carts, inventory management systems, setting up Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and payment gateways. But with successful eCommerce … Continue reading

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The 2017 Small Business SEO Checklist

The 2017 Small Business SEO Checklist


The Grasshopper Blog

There's no shortage of SEO advice out there, but a lot of it is... less than stellar. Follow our quick checklist to really boost your small business SEO.

How to Revive a Toxic Work Culture in 5 Steps

by Katie Lundin @ crowdSPRING Blog

Look around your office. Are you seeing signs of a toxic work environment? Are your employees tired? Discouraged? Burnt out? If you’re seeing these symptoms in more than one or two employees there’s a strong chance that a toxic culture may have crept into your workplace. That’s a problem for your business and your employees. […]

How Your Business Can Take Advantage of LinkedIn’s New Lead Gen Forms

by Martin Jones @ Cox Blue

LinkedIn is great for networking, but it can also be an amazing resource for prospecting and lead generation. Let’s look […]

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What Makes A Website A High Quality Website?

by markedseo @ SEO Mark

In short, a high quality website is one that provides relevant, useful content and a good user experience, however, there are many individual factors that need to be considered beyond that summarisation. Spending a lot of money on a site is no guarantee of it being classed as a high […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #303 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

by Amanda Bowman @ crowdSPRING Blog

Growing up, my parents always taught me that showing initiative is one of the best ways to achieve success – at work, or in any area of your life. Understanding that you have to take a risk – ask questions, make a recommendation, pitch an idea – is the first step in becoming someone that […]

Digital Marketing News Roundup – July 2017

by Scott Sundblom @ Big Leap

The summer heat didn’t slow things down at all on the digital marketing front. This month’s news roundup includes an update on a major Google search feature, Instant Search, native video support coming to LinkedIn, and an update to Google’s AdWords Editor!   Google Drops Google Instant Search For nearly 7 years, Google has served […]

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The Ever Growing Complexity of Google Search.

by Jack Britton @ LogicalJack SEO

It’s staggering to think about just how far Google has come over the years to connect us to the information we seek, or want to get out there to our ideal audience as a business. I got to thinking about some of the changes over time, after coming across an article over at Wired that talked about … Read more

SearchCap: Google AdWords ad suggestions, ad performance & Doodles

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Search Engine Compliance Can Make or Break Your SEO

by Robert Donnell @ SEO Marketing for businesses

Building a website and making it go live is only the first of many steps you need to perform to get your business noticed online. Not only do you get noticed but we also make sure that your website is in search engine compliance. Having a website is a lot more involved than it used…

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5 Common Social Media Problems & How to Solve Them

by Scott Sundblom @ Big Leap

  Social media marketing is no longer optional for most businesses in play today. With so many businesses battling for the diminishing attention span of consumers, there are a lot of businesses and organizations winning the hearts of their audiences one tweet, snap, and post at a time. But not every brand has social media […]

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Guide to Optimizing Your Business’s Facebook Page

by DigitalCoast Marketing @ DigitalCoast Marketing LLC

As social media marketing consultants in Charleston, South Carolina, we help businesses and organizations take advantage of the marketing opportunities such as using Facebook. Facebook remains the top social network social media site of choice for adults 35 years of age and older. There are 1.44 billion active users, many whom check Facebook daily. Many [...]

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4 Ways to Increase Your Dental Practice’s Local Marketing Outreach

by Piyush Mangukiya @ Virginia Inbound Marketing Agency – Web Design – SEO – PPC – SMM

Do you want to increase your online visibility? If you run a dental practice, you know there are hundreds of potential patients out there in your location, don’t you? These people are looking for the best dentist or dental specialist to answer all their aching questions. Since the majority of these people use search engines […]

7 Things You Need To Know To Create an Effective Business Card

by Amanda Bowman @ crowdSPRING Blog

There are few statements as widespread in business as “Here’s my card.” Business cards have been a part of any entrepreneur’s self-promotion toolkit for a long time. How long? The Chinese handed out calling cards in the 15th century to let people know they planned to visit. The French in the 17th century swapped cards […]

The 2017 Cox Business Small Business Security Survey

by Cox BLUE Editors @ Cox Blue

Last spring, Cox Business commissioned a blind survey of nearly 700 small business owners to gain insights about the physical […]

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SearchCap: Google iOS app trends, difficult clients & content SEO

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Overcoming Marketing Challenges: 3 Steps to Focusing Your Efforts

by Carolina @ CC Marketing Online

If you’re not running into any marketing challenges, you can skip this post. However, if you find yourself struggling to market your business, you might find this information helpful. Based on my own experience and that of my clients, I’ve noticed that the two biggest challenges to marketing online for small businesses are: 1) focusing […]

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5 SEO Tips for a Colorado Springs Business

by Maddie Costa @ Classy Brain

Colorado Springs is a rapidly growing area, both in terms of population and small businesses. There are so many opportunities for small business owners to succeed in the Springs, as it has spans a gigantic area and has a wide...

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How To Lose $250k In Less Than 5 Minutes – The Profit TV Show Review S3 Ep12

by Adam White @

The Profit TV Show Review – Season 3 Episode 12 In last night’s episode of The Profit, Marcus Lemonis went to California to explore the opportunity of investing in Kensington Garden Rooms, a company that builds top of the line gazebos. Like almost every business Marcus visits Kensington was operating like a dysfunctional family. There was bickering, built up stress and frustration and a total lack of process. All things […]

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Lead-Based Marketing

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Looking to find new customers OR do you want to generate more and more leads for your online business? Want to be a step ahead of your competitors? Go for Lead-based marketing services and get unexpected results through targeted demographics and geography you want. We, at Outshine Solutions, understand the value of high-quality leads and […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #306 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

by Amanda Bowman @ crowdSPRING Blog

“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word.” ~Stephen King The paper dictionary has become less and less frequently used as we become increasingly reliant upon the web to define unfamiliar words or look up a synonym for that article you’re writing (I have never done this, but I […]

6 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Technology Partner for Your Business

by Murray Goldstein @ Cox Blue

Outsourcing some of your IT needs to a technology partner can increase your business’ growth and profitability. Using a Managed […]

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6 Uncomplicated Social SEO Tips for Small Businesses | Constant Contact Blogs

6 Uncomplicated Social SEO Tips for Small Businesses | Constant Contact Blogs


Constant Contact Blogs

Let’s start with what is SEO? SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. And the phrase improve your SEO strategy encompasses the actions taken to ensure y

Stop hurrying: Why it took me 6 months to find my business idea

by Clarissa Grace @ GrowthLab

Enough with the fairy tales: starting a business is hard. This is my story of taking four ideas and six months to find an idea I loved.

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HTTPS 301 Redirecting vs Domain Forwarding

by Andrew Bernhardt @ LA SEO Service

After recently rebranding our domain to be the clean and secure version of https://www.laseoservice.com, we ran into an interesting snag when 301 redirecting from our old domain to the new one. This documents how you should redirect from a secure site (HTTPS or SSL) to...

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What is DNS Propagation, and Why Should I Care?

by Caroline @

Heads up! Stuff is going to happen when we migrate your website to the new host and server. Something’s going to happen to the DNS. And whatever that is will also have an impact on MX Records, too. Didn’t Small Business Mavericks say it had to do with propagation? Isn’t that something you do with […]

Small business SEO: Why Google isn't Google in every country

Small business SEO: Why Google isn't Google in every country


Small Business

Ben Morgan, head of partnerships at Pricesearcher, provides some top tips to getting the most out of small business SEO abroad

Expert SEO Quiz

by Duane Baumgartner @ City Ranked Media – SEO Website Design PPC Marketing for small businesses

Consider yourself an Expert at SEO in 2015? Take our quiz and find out how you rank. As with any quiz pertaining to SEO, some answers can be argued to be right or wrong. The below quiz is based upon White Hat SEO practices, as well as search engine rules, so answer accordingly.

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Is your Small Business Website and SEO Strategy Forward Thinking?

by Duane Baumgartner @ City Ranked Media – SEO Website Design PPC Marketing for small businesses

I want to cover a topic I think many small business owners rarely think about, the viability, and scale-ability of their current advertising efforts for the future. In times past, for many small business owners, thinking about the future of their advertising was as simple as knowing what ad size they wanted to purchase in […]

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The Guide To Website Taxonomy For Users and SEO

by linchpinseo @ Linchpin SEO ///

What is a website taxonomy? Taxonomy creation is the process of creating a classification system for a website. One of the most notable examples of a taxonomy is the species classification system. There are many ways of implementing a taxonomic system on your website that will provide a better user experience and help your search engine […]

Announcing the Credo SEO Calculator

by John Doherty @ Credo

Today I want to show you a new tool that we published recently onsite: the SEO calculator. I’m excited about this tool because it works towards...

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Do You Need an XML Sitemap?

by Bill Treloar @ Rank Magic

Back in 2010 I said your probably don’t need an XML sitemap. Well, it’s time to re-think that. An XML sitemap is a coded page or several pages that visitors to your site don’t see, but which search engines definitely do. It’s a list of every page […]

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Small Business SEO Advantages

by Stephan Futeral @ DigitalCoast Marketing LLC

As an online marketing agency in Charleston, South Carolina, we help many small businesses with search engine optimization (seo). When small business owners think about getting involved in SEO, they often become intimidated. Small businesses see massive corporations and large businesses dominating the search engines. Large corporations have access to hundreds of thousands of dollars [...]

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Small Business SEO Service | Search Engine Optimization | Local SEO

Small Business SEO Service | Search Engine Optimization | Local SEO


Web Presence Solutions - Digital Marketing, SEO Services

Our professional Small Business SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services will grow your web presence and your business. Contact us to find out how.

Colorado Springs SEO Workshop

by Maddie Costa @ Classy Brain

Social media, cyber security, Ecommerce websites: these are just a few of the modern day technology platforms that small businesses utilize every day in order to reach their customers. Having an online presence is a must for start-up business in...

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SEO: 10 Things Every Small Business Should Do

by DPadmin @ Guardian Owl Digital Boutique

Search engine optimization isn’t always much fun for small businesses. Aside from having to compete with your closest rivals, you’ve got those industry leaders hogging up page one of results. To make matters worse, organic results are getting pushed further down the page, leaving less space for the little guy. These are the challenges small […]

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Top 9 SEO (some FREE) Resources for DIY Small Business Owners - Dex Media

Top 9 SEO (some FREE) Resources for DIY Small Business Owners - Dex Media


Dex Media

Need to improve your small business ranking and visibility online? These SEO resources (some of which are free) can help you do just that.

Why so much of Investments and Acquisitions in Indian Ecommerce Market?

by analyzedmedia @

2014 – 2015 seems to be bright year for Ecommerce Market, Investors aggressively funding the Ecommerce Businesses. Look at some of recent Investments and Acquisitions in this industry Ratan Tata Invested in CarDekho.com in Feb 2014 Snapdeal in Aug 2014 Bluestore in Sep 2014 Urban Ladder in Nov 2014 Paytm in March 2015 Xiaomi in … Continue reading "Why so much of Investments and Acquisitions in Indian Ecommerce Market?"

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5 Google Algorithm Updates That Changed The Way You View The Internet

by Jack Britton @ LogicalJack SEO

Google is still gunning for digital marketers that attempt to manipulate search results. An unofficial update dubbed ‘Fred” rattled some SEO companies last week whilst many others (like ourselves at LogicalJack) are rejoicing an increase in traffic. Although Google has not officially acknowledged an algorithm update, it appears Fred is an extension of Penguin designed … Read more

Valentine’s Day by the Numbers

by Peter Swanson @

So if there’s anything we’ve learned from Google Trends, it’s that you can get a pretty good temperature for how the general population is feeling by what they’re searching for. Whether it was the spike on porn searches by Bronco’s … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day by the Numbers is a post from TrafficZoom

How To Create Linkable Content On A Budget

by Guest Author @ Right Mix Marketing

You’re almost certainly as sick of hearing that “content is king” as us, but the years’ old digital marketing buzzphrase is one of the most enduringly true in the industry. According to Google’s search quality senior strategist Andrey Lipattsev, content is the most important ranking factor – and has been for years. If you want … [Read More...] How To Create Linkable Content On A Budget

SMS Marketing – Costs, Strategies, and More

by Maggie Aland @

SMS marketing is a type of marketing that reaches your customers through text messages. It primarily uses permission-based texts as a means of spreading promotional content. This is done through a web-based program which lets you send mass text messages to engage with your customers. The goal of SMS marketing is to build a list…

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3 Ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Help Your Small Business

by newscred @ Cox Blue

Technology is racing ahead faster than ever before, and new advances are changing the way we think about how it […]

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Understanding Early Payment Discounts on Invoices

by Crystalynn Shelton @

Many businesses invoice their customers, allowing them to pay for goods and services in 30-90 days. Because many small businesses need cash sooner rather than later, early payment discounts of up to 2% can be provided as an incentive. In this article, we will discuss what vendors and customers need to know about early payment…

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A Guide to Using SEO Effectively for Your Small Business

by DPadmin @ Guardian Owl Digital Boutique

Improve your ranking with help of these small business SEO techniques and strategies. Drive traffic and enjoy your success! A Guide to Using SEO Effectively for Your Small Business Companies providing SEO services today get really popular because of the increased online competition. Businesses are fighting for each potential customer and get as much traffic […]

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3 questions to ask before hiring a web advertising company

by Duane Baumgartner @ City Ranked Media – SEO Website Design PPC Marketing for small businesses

Know the right questions to ask a web advertising company Hiring a reputable Internet Advertising company for your small business  may seem like an easy task.  There are many choices out there when it comes to website marketing, search optimization and search marketing companies.  Unfortunately the decision to hire a reputable company to handle your […]

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5 Ideas to Generate Reviews for Your Dental Practice

by Piyush Mangukiya @ Virginia Inbound Marketing Agency – Web Design – SEO – PPC – SMM

Reviews are very essential to every business. As George Washington formerly said, “With public opinion on our side, we can do anything. Without it, nothing.” Surely, as a dental professional, you focus on taking care of your patients, managing daily operations, and learning new dental procedures. However, if you aim to build your business with […]

What is the Likelihood that Someone Will Leave Your Business a Review?

by Maddie Costa @ Classy Brain

As a small business owner, you value the personal relationships that you have with your customers. There’s something so much more personal and intimate when you are a small company, and that often is the difference between you and the...

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Google Penalty for Pop-Ups and Interstitials on Mobile

by Third Marble @ Third Marble Marketing

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Best SEO Jokes

by Admin @ SearchEngineOptimizationExpert.com

If you can’t laugh at your own self, or your profession, you take yourself too seriously! A few times a year, I do public speaking on Internet Marketing strategy and other related topics, and I always like to get the crowd warmed up before I get into my educating. This year, in Orlando, Florida, I […]

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30 Search Engine Optimization Tips You Can Use

by Carolina @ CC Marketing Online

Do you have the nagging feeling that your website can’t be found in the search engines? If you use Google analytics to track your website traffic and are disappointed by the results, these search engine optimization tips may help. I’ve provided five tips in each of the key areas for SEO: technical implementation, keywords, on-page […]

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Rank Magic: Small Business SEO Company - Offices in NJ & NY

Rank Magic: Small Business SEO Company - Offices in NJ & NY


Rank Magic

Small business SEO company, consulting for small (and very small) businesses with Offices in New Jersey and New York. Don't be a "Billboard in the Woods".

Retailers: Bring Afterpay Into Your Digital Strategy – It Rocks!

by Dana Flannery @ Talk About Creative

Afterpay.  It’s the miracle retailers big and small have been waiting for.  The sudden skyrocketing sales. The sound of buyer objections crumbling like Pompeii on a very bad day.  This is it.  Turns out all the social media strategy and SEO in the world couldn’t help you on this level. All this time, it was …
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Overcoming Online Marketing Challenges: 5 Options for Finding the Time

by Carolina @ CC Marketing Online

This is part two of a two-part series about common marketing challenges, especially focusing your efforts and finding the time to market your business online. Last week, the topic was about focusing your efforts. This week, the topic is about a common challenge for small business owners: how will I find the time? There are […]

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Random Act of Search Kindness: RE//MAXX Estates

by Madison Pollack @ LA SEO Service

LA SEO Service presents Random Act of Search Kindness with Sloane Sanders from RE//MAXX Estates. We are giving Sloane and her team tips to help grow her real estate business through SEO and other digital marketing tactics. Watch now and you might even find ways SEO can be incorporated into...

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What A Security Breach Means For SEO

by Peter Swanson @

We know you don’t need another carbon copy of Mashable’s “Heartbleed Hit List,” so we’re not going to give it to you, don’t worry. But there are still certainly some things that should be gleaned from this incident, and as … Continue reading

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The Muddy Run – How We Found Ourselves Working with a Shady Business and the Lessons Learned

by Josh Rubin @ Creative California

When I started my company, one of the core tenets I kept in mind was to always work ethically and treat people with respect. And I have always tried to partner with other businesses that believed the same. Most of our clients are local, so I get to meet them in person, and make a […]

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The 3 Golden Pillars of SEO

by Andrew Whitford @

So you’re trying to get a handle on what you need to do to “improve your SEO” – reading about meta tags, content, backlinks… becoming suddenly afraid of animals like Penguins and Pandas when you’ve never even seen either of … Continue reading

The 3 Golden Pillars of SEO is a post from TrafficZoom

Information on your website: are you giving away too much for free?

by Bill Vasiliadis @ SEO for Small Business

Your website is a very important component of your business, even if you are running a bricks and mortar shop. The website can be the first place your potential customers find you, and where you can begin to engage with them. By putting information on your website, you are making it easier for them to find you as well as discover what your business is all about. But how much information is too much? If you give it all away for free on your site, won’t that stop people from becoming paying customers? Not at all. In fact, it can help attract even more customers.

Trust is an important part of doing business, even more so today than ever before. People have choices now. They no longer have to buy their products from Joe Bloggs down the road. With the internet, they can buy anything from anywhere around the world. So how do they decide who they should buy from? Or who to do business with? Usually, it comes down to the person or business they feel ...

Adapting to the Challenges of Today’s Retail Industry – Terrance Reilly CMO Crocs

by Cox BLUE Editors @ Cox Blue

Riding the wave of a consumer fad can be a thrilling experience. But sustaining or growing a business after the […]

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3 While You Wait Services That Can Provide Your Business A Competetive Advantage

by Cox Business @ Cox Blue

The waiting room experience at your business can make or break customer service. Customers not only feel special when they […]

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How To Promote A Small Business On Social Media – 20 Strategies

by Adam White @

The goal of any business is to make your business profitable. However, many small businesses struggle to do this, as they have giant, well-established businesses to compete against. If you own a small business and you are looking for ways to grow your business name and increase the number of potential customers that walk through the door, social media websites can help. There are many social media websites, such as […]

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R&J Strategic Communications Promotes Maria Bayas to Digital Account Coordinator

by Richard Carufel @ Bulldog Reporter

R&J Strategic Communications, a full service integrated marketing and public relations agency, announced the promotion of Maria Bayas to Digital Account Coordinator. In her new role at R&J, Bayas will be responsible for helping to devise and execute digital marketing plans based on the agency’s clients’ strategic goals. She will target specific channels to maximize audience engagement and use her expertise in social media tools and business capabilities to make a difference for the agency’s clients. Her social initiatives will tap into various industry disciplines including B2B, non-profit, real estate, healthcare and consumer goods for large and mid-sized businesses. After

What does an SEO agency or consultant actually do?

by John Doherty @ Credo

This is a question I get asked a lot, both as a business owner and an SEO consultant in my own right. The truth is,...

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SEO: What to Base Content Decisions On | Practical Ecommerce

by DPadmin @ Guardian Owl Digital Boutique

Content is the first thing that comes to mind with search engine optimization. There is a process, however, to creating and optimizing strong content. The process involves four separate tasks: data analysis, programmatic optimization, content creation, and manual optimization. These tasks are often performed by three teams: SEO, marketing, and IT. This article covers the […]

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8 Highly Effective Strategies for Small Business SEO

8 Highly Effective Strategies for Small Business SEO


Lander Blog

Search engine rank is still the number one source of traffic for most websites globally. Find here 8 highly effective SEO strategies for small business.

7 Effective Small Business SEO Strategies And Ideas

7 Effective Small Business SEO Strategies And Ideas


BuildFire

I’ve got a confession to make. I started several small businesses in the past, but struggled to generate leads and sell my products. At the time, I didn’t know much about SEO, and how to take advantage of it to drive organic customers. Sadly, I gave up. The rest they say is history. Having dipped …

SEO basics: What’s new in 2017 for small business owners

SEO basics: What’s new in 2017 for small business owners


GrowthLab

Here are the top five recent SEO updates, and what small business owners need to know about them.

SEO Services for Small Businesses | SEO Richmond VA

SEO Services for Small Businesses | SEO Richmond VA


Third Marble Marketing

SEO for small businesses that want more phone calls. Local Search Engine Optimization, SEO services for WordPress websites in Richmond VA. Call 804-638-9866

How IoT Devices Will Drive Sales With More Personalized Content

by Chris Giarratana @ Cox Blue

  If your business wants to attract more qualified traffic and build your brand, then you need to think about […]

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SearchCap: Google local business edits, AMP powered featured snippets & Bing Ads bid adjustments

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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LogicalJack Twitter Guide: Common Mistakes Made On Twitter

by Jack Britton @ LogicalJack SEO

There are numerous ways to make mistakes on Twitter. Here are our Dirty Dozen of the more commonly made mistakes to be aware of. 1. Ignore bad press at your peril! Many small businesses assume that if you ignore a problem on Twitter it will disappear. The thing to remember is that it takes you … Read more

How to handle bad online reviews

by Bill Vasiliadis @ SEO for Small Business

A bad review online can feel terrible, no matter what size your business is. But don’t despair, a bad review or two won’t bring your entire company down. There are ways you can handle it and in some cases, you can even turn the experience into a positive situation. Here are some tips for handling bad online reviews:

1.     Always respond

When you stumble across a bad review about your company or product it can be tempting to just close the computer and walk away. But don’t do this. Ever.

All reviews, good or bad, should be responded to. When a reviewer leaves a comment and you don’t respond it will look like you either don’t care or that you are trying to hide something (i.e. that the bad review is the truth).

Responding isn’t just for the benefit of the person who left the review, but for every other person out there who will be reading it. Once someone writes something negative about your company, there can be hundreds of people who believe it if there is no ...

How The Gig Economy Can Help Small Businesses

by Jason Falls @ Jason Falls

The explosion in technology solutions in the last 15 years has created a world where specialized skills are commoditized. WordPress made creating websites simple and cheap. Freshbooks help you do your accounting without needing to pay a bookkeeper. Even apps like Over (disclosure: a client) make graphic design something anyone can do. That is both…

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JSON-LD Schema Structure for Local SEO

by Duane Baumgartner @ City Ranked Media – SEO Website Design PPC Marketing for small businesses

New SEO Schema Markups Released and Tested First it might be helpful to explain what schema markup is. Back in 2011, the main search engines Google, Yahoo and Bing embarked on a collaborative project to develop code markup to help search engines understand what a specific website (or page on a website) is about. Implementing […]

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Google is Launching a New Website Builder for Small Businesses

by Maddie Costa @ Classy Brain

The rumors have been confirmed. Earlier this June, Google released its own website builder feature that is available to every Google My Business account across the globe. The launch of Websites has been speculated for quite a few months, being...

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Make Your Small Business Smarter with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

by Amanda Bowman @ crowdSPRING Blog

Mention artificial intelligence (AI) to someone, and they’ll probably think of things like sentient robots or murderous computers. (“I’m afraid I can’t do that, Dave.”) You have to look no further than the phone in your pocket or the credit card in your wallet to know the truth: AI is no longer just a science […]

Video SEO Webinar with Oracle & TV Page

by Andrew Bernhardt @ LA SEO Service

Our VP of Marketing, Andrew Bernhardt, recently got together with leaders at Oracle and TV Page to perform a webinar on Video Commerce and Video SEO strategies that are providing immense growth in the eCommerce Space. Check out the following video with the link over...

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3 Outstanding B2B Landing Page Examples

by Krishna Shastry @ Lander Blog

You might have devised a new product that is ideal for businesses or you offer services such as consultation services, or you simply connect businesses. You need to figure out ways of generating traffic and getting the word out there that you give those particular services or products. An ideal way to create traffic and,... Read more »

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Top 10 SEO Influencers To Follow On Twitter

by Andrew Bernhardt @ LA SEO Service

We wanted to share some mega insights on the SEO influencers that make us tick on a daily basis. The following is a running list that we’ll update as time marches on and we find new heads that share the best insights on how to...

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Corporate Reputation Management

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

In today’s world, a company’s most important asset is reputation because it defines you or your business However, managing one’s reputation in this new environment is difficult as it needs companies to respond quickly to potentially dangerous issues like online negative reviews, comments, opinions, and remark while staying focused on their long-term growth and goals. […]

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LeBron James Breaks Social Media Silence on Instagram

by Admin @ SearchEngineOptimizationExpert.com

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has a ritual he likes to follow every time his team enters the post season and begins chasing the coveted Larry O’Brien trophy.  This ritual entails shutting down all of his social media accounts and going dark on anyone and everyone who could get in his head by posting memes, […]

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Back Your Business Data Up. You Can’t Afford Not To.

by John Nesler @ Creative California

If you’re ever bored, a surefire way to entertain yourself is to wander up to someone who works in the IT field and say, “Is it okay if I store all of my business’s data on my laptop?” Make sure that there’s something sturdy nearby that you can duck behind, because techies have been known […]

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How to Succeed at Email Customer Service

How to Succeed at Email Customer Service

by The SinglePlatform Team @ Blog | Local Business Success Center - SinglePlatform

Email can be a tricky customer service channel. Because you don’t have a voice-to-voice or face-to-face connection, it’s more difficult to gauge how upset a customer might really be and get at the real heart of the issue. However, many customers prefer to send an email rather than call or come into your store because it’s quick and requires little effort on their part. For all these reasons, email customer service won’t be going away any time soon. Here are 3 things you shouldn’t be doing as part of your email customer service program.

1. Don’t Use Canned Responses

Letting a user know you received their inquiry and will get back to them soon is one thing. But actually having your customer service response be a form letter or script is just icky. Does the FAQ page on your website answer a user’s question? Sure, but that doesn’t mean you should just send them a link and call it a day. Take the time to give a customized response that will make your customer feel valued.

2. Don’t Make Excuses

When someone writes in with negative feedback, your first instinct may be to make excuses for the problem. It doesn’t matter what caused the issue or who might be to blame—making excuses won’t resolve the problem. Focus on providing an efficient resolution and winning that person back with attentive, positive service.

3. Don’t Rush Past the Problem to the Solution.

Before you make a hasty reply back to a customer, make sure to read their email carefully and thoughtfully consider how best to respond to them. While the types of issues that come up may be pretty standard for your business, the people who have these issues aren’t—and they each require a slightly different response.

In addition to these 3 things to avoid, here are 3 things you should be doing with email customer service.

1. Use Personalization

When responding to a customer’s inquiry, make sure to personalize your correspondence. Use their name, include any relevant purchase or account information, and be sure to sign off with your name as well. These small touches will ensure that your message sounds genuine and targeted to the customer rather than being an automated message from a system.

2. Set Expectations

If it’s going to take a couple of days to resolve an inquiry, don’t be afraid to tell the customer up front. Setting clear expectations so that the customers knows what the next steps are and when they will be happening will prevent any feelings of impatience or being forgotten about.

3. Provide a Human Element

Humans respond to other humans. When you’re emailing a customer, make sure your message incorporates a human element. Show that you really care about the problems the customer is having. Use informal (but still professional) language rather than stilted business or technical speak. Tell the customer how to reach you if they want to follow up outside of email. Anything you can do to reinforce a human connection will contribute to a more positive interaction between the customer and your business.

The Bottom Line

Email might not be everyone’s preferred customer service channel, but it can be effective when used correctly. Make sure to tailor your communications based on the specific problem and customer, focus on the right resolution rather than the quickest one, set clear expectations for what will happen and when, and give a personal touch to each email you send.

E-commerce vs M-commerce

by analyzedmedia @

Gradually, M-Commerce is gaining a strong foothold in the retail industry. It is posing a serious threat to the E-Commerce business. According to Statistics, with more than 50% of total online orders coming from mobile, there is no scope of doubt that by the end of 2015 E-Commerce will meet its tragic end. The various … Continue reading "E-commerce vs M-commerce"

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How to Effectively Communicate With Your Customers

How to Effectively Communicate With Your Customers

by Chloe Riley @ Blog | Local Business Success Center - SinglePlatform

Over 75% of consumers prefer to interact with local businesses digitally, as opposed to by phone, text, or traditional mail. Because quality customer service is a huge factor, it is vital to provide your customers what they want. Switch from traditional to digital communication, and make it easier for your customers to get the information they need, the way they want to be reached. Here are three ways to make the switch and satisfy your customers:

1. Be Social

Ditch face-to-face for Facebook because almost half of your consumers expect to engage with you on this social media platform. By updating your Facebook page periodically and inviting your customers to post about their experiences, you pave the way for successful online communication – something they expect you to facilitate.

2. Be Informative

84% of consumers say they want to receive helpful advice and tips from local businesses regarding products or services. Not only does the extra information benefit your customers, it makes your business seem more credible and trustworthy; prompting them to continue purchasing from you.

3. Be Responsible

According to Yodle, over 50% of consumers say they prefer email reminders for appointments and service updates. By keeping track of your customers’ appointments, you make their lives easier and make your business look better. Taking on the task of reminding your customers about their upcoming obligations shows you value their time and your quality of customer service.

By taking these steps to reach customers the way they want to be reached with the information they’re looking for, you promote your business’ reputation and customer service.

Learn how SinglePlatform can ensure that your communication potential with customers is maximized on the web.

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How to Do SEO for Small Business

How to Do SEO for Small Business


Ryan Hanley - Content Marketing Strategy

How to Do SEO for Small Business... The following resources will help you understand why SEO is important to your small business and send you down the path to harnessing the power of SEO to generate revenue...

Using Google Analytics to Track Traffic to Your Website

by Carolina @ CC Marketing Online

Do you track traffic to your website? I’m often surprised by how little Google Analytics is used by the small business owners that I work with. Everyone recognizes the importance of marketing online, having a good website, blogging, and using social media. Yet using Google Analytics is often overlooked, even though it’s a critical part […]

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8 Sure Signs Your SEO Company Sucks

by Duane Baumgartner @ City Ranked Media – SEO Website Design PPC Marketing for small businesses

Last year I wrote an article titled “10 Signs You’re Buying SEO Snake Oil“.  Since I’m into SEO, I thought I’d do a follow up article piggy backing on that article on 8 Sure Signs Your Current SEO Company Sucks. I get told all the time about how small business owners have been taken advantage of […]

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Four Important Search Engine Factors That Affect Your Ranking On Google

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Google’s algorithms like Hummingbird, Penguin, Panda or any other smartest algorithm are continually changing, so you cannot depend on yesterday’s SEO ranking factors. Also, you can boost your SEO tasks just by focusing on a couple of search ranking factors such as mobile-first user experience, backlinks or Rank Brain- also called as a machine-learning artificial […]

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What is Local Search Engine Optimization & Why Do I Need It?

by Caroline @

We’re not psychic, but there’s a good chance you’re reading this on a mobile device – and it’s probably your smartphone. A recent study by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers found that the average user checks their smartphone up to an astounding 150 times per day. We will reach a point sometime this year where […]

What’s Clogging Up Your Sales Funnel? The Real Reason Why Content Isn’t Helping You Sell.

by Caroline @

You’ve invested in the resources to create content, and it’s working. Sort of…maybe. You’re seeing increased traffic to your website. Organic search rankings are going up. It’s all good. There’s just one hiccup – and it’s a big one. Where are all the sales? Additional revenue isn’t proportional to the rise in your search visibility […]

Working With Steve Smith For Charity

by Ken Widger @ Web Full Circle

Here at Web Full Circle, we strongly believe that as a locally owned business, we should actively help to better our Charlotte Community. Throughout the year, our Team engages in all sorts of community building activities and fundraisers. Recently, we proudly sponsored the Tee Up For Health event for the Steve Smith Family Foundation. The […]

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SearchCap: Yelp hits Google again, link building & SMX East preview

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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10 Small Business SEO Tips for Local Optimization

by Alex Alexakis @ Pixel Chefs

Small Business SEO Tips Fewer people look at a directory and flip through pages to look for businesses that they […]

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Many Small Businesses Lack SEO Knowledge

Many Small Businesses Lack SEO Knowledge


Small Business Trends

Most small business owners have come across the term search engine optimization (SEO). Many of them ...

Everything You Need to Know About Hidden Text & SEO

by DPadmin @ Guardian Owl Digital Boutique

Hidden text, with the goal of manipulating Google’s algorithm, can get you penalized. However, here are a few valid reasons to hide content. Hidden text is one of the oldest tricks in the SEO handbook. If you’re hoping hidden text will somehow boost your SEO efforts, you’ll quickly discover this outdated tactic is ineffective. Back […]

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Best SEO Software For Small Businesses: Web CEO vs WooRank vs Rank Ranger

by Gavin Graham @

SEO software is a part of a balanced and comprehensive SEO strategy to help your website gain traction and compete for valued and trusted organic search results. We looked at the most popular options and rising stars and decided to review Web CEO, WooRank, and Rank Ranger. These companies covered the range of options for…

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5 Ways Your Small Business Can Go High-Tech

by Martin Jones @ Cox Blue

Technology is changing how we do business in ways both big and small. While it’s easy to read about innovations […]

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Comprehensive Plumbing Marketing Guide – Step by Step [Infographic]

by Piyush Mangukiya @ Virginia Inbound Marketing Agency – Web Design – SEO – PPC – SMM

With so much competition already, how do you plan to market your plumbing business? For most contractors, it’s hard nut to crack. But this in-depth guide will help you. To clarify, you have to know that the US Census Bureau lumps plumbing with the heating and air conditioning (HVAC). There are over 154K businesses in […]

You have a blog to post; now what?

by Bill Vasiliadis @ SEO for Small Business

If you own a website, you should be uploading blogs to it regularly. This includes all sites, not just information based ones but also sites that are for business, services or products. The reasons for this include improving your SEO, going up the Google ranking ladder, increasing traffic, widening your audience, cementing your professional authority within your industry and converting potential customers into real customers.

However, the work doesn’t end with you pressing publish on a blog post. The next steps are promoting it to make sure the blog actually gets read by the right audience. Here’s how:

Use your email database

This is probably the most important point within this entire article. Don’t underestimate the power of your email database to get your message across to the right people. Email has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to get people clicking on a blog post, so it should always appear on your blog marketing plans.

It makes sense that email should be one of the first ways to promote your latest blog ...

What’s the Best WordPress Hosting for Businesses?

by John Doherty @ Credo

If you are looking to find info and recommendations for the best WordPress hosting for businesses in 2017, you’ve come to the right place. In this...

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What is a Sitemap and Why Do I Need One?

by Carolina @ CC Marketing Online

“It’s like deja vu all over again.” ~Yogi Berra When working with small business websites, I find common issues coming up again and again, just as in Yogi Berra’s famous quote.  One of the most common – and easily fixable – problems that I see is that they often don’t have a Sitemap. What is […]

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Unlock the SEO Power of Facebook in 2 Minutes.

by Third Marble @ Third Marble Marketing

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How to Update Your Facebook Business Page

by John Nesler @ Creative California

Recently, I sat down with a local client who needed some assistance making changes to their website. While we were sitting down with our coffees and discussing these various updates, she mentioned that she wanted to update her business’s Facebook page, because much of the information–location, phone number, email, etc.–was no longer correct. I immediately […]

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Small Business SEO


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The Beginner's Checklist for Small Business SEO

The Beginner's Checklist for Small Business SEO


Moz

For the last three months I have been hard at work learning SEO by optimizing a local small business website. The business is called Giggly Wiggly Preschool and is located in the Seattle suburb Issaquah, Washington. This Issaquah Preschool was the preschool I attended many years ago so I am happy I was given the chance to give bac...

Online Reviews Are Important for Local Businesses

by Third Marble @ Third Marble Marketing

“How can online reviews affect my local business?” Have you ever bought anything on Amazon without reading the online reviews first? Not likely. That’s because reviews are not written by the company, they’re written by the users of the products or services. Not that everybody trusts online reviews as the only factor in a buying decision, […]

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The Small Business Guide To SEO (Search Engine Optimization) in 2017

The Small Business Guide To SEO (Search Engine Optimization) in 2017


crowdSPRING Blog

Image Source: SEO LinkbuildingIf you're moving slowly or have yet to implement search engine optimization (SEO) strategies as part of your overall marketing efforts, you're falling behind your competitors. In fact, even if your competitors aren't thinking about SEO, you're still missing out becaus

Websites You Don’t Want Backlinks From

by markedseo @ SEO Mark

You need other websites to link to your site to improve your ranking in Google, however, getting backlinks from some types of websites can do more harm to your site than good. Therefore, it’s important to know what types of sites you don’t want to link to your site. There are […]

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Conversion Rate Optimization: Increasing Website Conversions For City Ranked Customers

by Duane Baumgartner @ City Ranked Media – SEO Website Design PPC Marketing for small businesses

Incrementally Increasing Website Conversions With New WordPress Programming As a web design and search engine optimization company, we’ve always maintained that there are really only three ways we can increase the number of conversions a website produces: Drive more qualified traffic Increase the percentage of visitors that convert into prospects, or A combination of both […]

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Programming Innovation: Get Customer Reviews Through Text Messaging

by Duane Baumgartner @ City Ranked Media – SEO Website Design PPC Marketing for small businesses

The GoLocalReviews.com Text Review App (Demo video at the bottom of this article) With an ever-increasing number of savvy consumers searching the internet for local products and services, the impact of reviews on a local business’s continued success is becoming more and more apparent. Because of this, City Ranked Media developed the GoLocalReviews.com App (patent […]

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UX: The Key to The Future for SEO Success

by Alex Alexakis @ Pixel Chefs

Over the past few months I’m seeing more and more marketers and business owners frustrated with SEO solutions that used […]

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Adios! Google PageRank

by Jack Britton @ LogicalJack SEO

  Courtesy Of Cornerstone Cellars April 15th 2016 saw the demise of the classic 1-10 Google PageRank scale, although it had not been updated for a few years, Google PageRank had been the go-to tool for SEO’s and Website owners looking to improve their rankings. So What Is Google Pagerank? To put it simply, Google … Read more

5 Things You Should Try Before You Give Up On Your Small Business

by Zach Haycock @ Big Leap

Small businesses are often called the backbone of America. In fact, over 50% of Americans are employed by a small business owner. Here is another fact: starting, running, and successfully managing a small business is no easy task. 7 out of 10 new business fail within the first 2 years! With a stat like that, […]

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Link Building FAQs

by Dana Flannery @ Talk About Creative

5 Top Tips For Acquiring Quality Links Acquiring quality links is important for SEO but it can be a long and complex process. Here are 5 top tips to make the link building process a little more straight forward while still focusing on quality links! Diversity is Key. Using a diverse selection of sources and …
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Should My Business Use Chat-Based Tools?

by Jason Falls @ Jason Falls

 Microsoft is a content client. This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Chat-based tools are not new. We’ve all been using text messaging, messenger apps on social media platforms and even good, old-fashioned chat apps for years. How many of you remember the old AOL Chat sessions? If you…

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Get Your Website Ready for Google’s New SEO Update

by BMM @ BlueMatrix Media

For quite some time, Google has been the established “Big Brother” of the Internet. Changes in Google search algorithms can have a serious impact on how easily your website can (or cannot) be found. That’s why their recent update has so many website owners in a tizzy — because as of April 21, Google’s newest […]

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How to Use Google My Business to Improve Local SEO

by VeySft @ BlueMatrix Media

Everyone knows that having a website is essential to success for today’s companies, both big and small. The tricky part is knowing how to stand out amongst all the others. Especially when you are competing with local businesses in the same industry. Ranking high on search engines is the most affordable and efficient way to […]

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3 Inspiring PPC Landing Page Examples

by Krishna Shastry @ Lander Blog

Pay per Click (PPC) is a mode of promoting services and/or products whereby advertisers pay a specific amount every time a user views their advertisement. It is a means of promoters to create traffic by buying it. The promoters hire a publisher like Google, which presents your advertisement once the user searches the relevant keywords.... Read more »

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Is Your Waiting Room Driving Customers Away?

by Chelsea Segal @ Cox Blue

In many types of business—including doctors, dentists, mechanics, car dealerships, salons, hospitals, accounting practices, and much more, a customer’s visit […]

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How to Get a Loan to Buy a Business

by Jeff White @

Buying a business is a big undertaking. Getting a loan to buy a business can seem just as tough. Banks set high standards that both you, and the business you’re buying, have to meet before being approved. We’ll show you how to get a loan to buy a business and where to find business acquisition…

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Call to Action Basics for Conversion Rate Optimization

by Josh Astete @ Web Full Circle

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) strategies are very important to any digital marketing strategy. CRO is a method of increasing the number of website visitors who convert into customers.  It also applies to visitors who take any specific action that you want them to take.  For instance, you might want them to sign up for an […]

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Should I Consider SEO Before Or After I Launch My Website?

by Alex Alexakis @ Pixel Chefs

Timing A Great Website Relaunch Many Orlando small businesses relaunch their website after re-branding or realigning their business goals. This […]

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New in SEO: Create a Post on your Google My Business Listing

by Maddie Costa @ Classy Brain

Google is getting more interactive than ever. Now, as a business owner, you can post news, events, products, specials and more all from your Google My Business Listing. This new feature offers a real time communication channel to reach your...

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WordPress SEO Services

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

So, you’ve got an attractive and fully-functional WordPress website. But, the big question here is “How do you get people to notice it or How you do business through it? The simple answer is with the help of WordPress SEO Services. WordPress, the world’s No. 1 content management system (CMS), is used by many businesses […]

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Beyond Surveillance: Three Surprising Ways Security Cameras Can Help Your Business

by Chelsea Segal @ Cox Blue

When you first think of security cameras, you probably imagine the peace of mind and value they bring in protecting […]

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Marketing Essentials: Colorado Springs Small Business

by Craig Mount @ Classy Brain

Marketing has become colossal in scope. You know this because, as a small business owner, you are likely pestered every day by companies from the US and abroad that promise to help you with your digital marketing (I know I...

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Small Business SEO Advantages » DigitalCoast Marketing LLC

Small Business SEO Advantages » DigitalCoast Marketing LLC


DigitalCoast Marketing LLC

The digital marketing experts at Digital Coast Marketing, located in Charleston, South Carolina, discuss small business SEO advantages.

SearchCap: Google Search Console beta invites, Google attribution & question and answers in maps

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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Most Important Google Ranking Factors – Optimize Accordingly & Get Better Result

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Want to get rank higher in Google? But you are not only one with same wish. There are millions of business websites that are competing with you for higher rankings in Google. Search traffic always considers as best traffic in comparing direct and paid traffic and to obtain it you should have a great SEO […]

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Using Bing Places for Marketing a Local Business

by Adam White @

If you run a local business, then there is absolutely no reason at all why you can’t take advantage of the enormous potential that internet marketing has to offer. Search engine results are a lot more locally orientated than they used to be, particularly since the rise of mobile internet usage. Currently, about twenty percent of desktop searches are local ones, whereas more than half of all mobile searches are […]

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SEO Code Innovation: Local SEO and Google’s Doorway Page Update

by Duane Baumgartner @ City Ranked Media – SEO Website Design PPC Marketing for small businesses

Targeting Local SEO After Google’s Doorway Page Update Way back in March of 2015, Google released its Doorway Page Update specifically targeted at websites trying to gain rankings using pages that Google deemed added no real value to search experience. In local SEO, this was a search tactic used years ago to rank for specific […]

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Top 7 On-Site SEO Recommendations

by DPadmin @ Guardian Owl Digital Boutique

This article contains some of the most useful, on-site SEO recommendations. Learn more about what you can tweak on your website in order to improve your SEO ranking. Create Long and Unique Content There is a saying that “content is king,” which refers to the importance of quality content for SEO optimization. Unique content that […]

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Backlink Tips & Advice

by markedseo @ SEO Mark

Backlinks are links on one website that, when clicked, take the user to another site. For example: this is a link, click here, Example, example.com, http://www.example.com. Backlinks can be in the form of an image as well as text. If a link is an image, the anchor link text is the […]

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Frisco Small Business SEO | Web Design | Digital Marketing | Reputation

Frisco Small Business SEO | Web Design | Digital Marketing | Reputation


BlueMatrix Media

We are a team of pros focused on providing world class digital marketing, web design, Small Business SEO and SEM to make our client sites lead machines!

Small Business SEO - Creative California

Small Business SEO - Creative California


Creative California

One of our specialties is small business SEO. We build relationships, promote your message, and grow your leads or sales through quality SEO services.

Is Email Marketing a Good Fit For My Business?

by Stephan Futeral @ DigitalCoast Marketing LLC

As an online marketing agency in South Carolina, we help with email marketing. Email marketing seems to be one of those buzz words you hear repeated, ad nauseam, on the internet, at conferences, and during marketing strategy meetings. The claim is that email marketing enhances business communications, key markets and is incredibly cost-effective.  But what is email marketing [...]

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Cox Business Releases Results of 2017 Small Business Consumer Pulse Survey

by Cox Business @ Cox Blue

An overwhelming number of Americans visit a local small business at least once a week with slightly more than a quarter […]

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6 SEO Trends That Will Influence Your Content Marketing

by DPadmin @ Guardian Owl Digital Boutique

In the world of marketing, there are plenty of trends for leaders to stay on top of. From PR trends that affect their branding on a larger scale to the content marketing and social media tools that affect their day-to-day communication, leaders have a lot on their plates. I hate to be the guy who adds to your list, […]

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29 Professional Email Etiquette Tips from the Pros

by Abigail Orencia @

U.S. employees spend, on average, about a quarter of their workweek reading and answering emails. But despite that fact, a lot of professionals still don’t know how to use email communication properly. To keep you from developing embarrassing email habits, we have curated 29 business email etiquette tips from the pros. These will help you…

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The Muddy Run Part 2 – How Dumb Luck and Some Google-Fu Uncovered a Con Artist

by Josh Rubin @ Creative California

(Read Here for Part 1 - The Muddy Run – How We Found Ourselves Working with a Shady Business and the Lessons Learned) Last week I started telling the story of how we got involved with a client who only had a passing acquaintance with the concept of ethics, and the lessons we learned from the […]

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Get the Boss On Board with Your SEO Efforts

by BMM @ BlueMatrix Media

You understand that your SEO efforts are important — no, critical — to bringing new prospects and customers to your business. The only problem? Convincing your boss that the cost is worth it. SEO efforts produce sustained results Regardless of whether you’re a small, local business or a midsize organization operating over a wider region, cost […]

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Is A Mobile Friendly Website Really Needed?

by Stephan Futeral @ DigitalCoast Marketing LLC

As a website design company in Charleston SC, we believe having a website is a great start to getting your business online, but unfortunately it's not enough. With more and more people switching from their desktops to handheld devices, it has become imperative to not only have a website, but to have one that can be [...]

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Your Orlando SEO Firm – Reach Your Target Audience and Beat Your Competitors!

by Alex Alexakis @ Pixel Chefs

Orlando SEO As more online companies realize the importance of search engine optimization (SEO) and the role this advanced marketing […]

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small business SEO tips | How to SEO |

small business SEO tips | How to SEO |


Pixel Chefs

10 small business SEO tips for local search optimization. Follow these simple steps and help your business to be found in the local search engine results.

How to Re-Engage Customers That You’ve Lost

by John Nesler @ Creative California

Small business owners tend to focus on the challenge of bringing in new customers. When working with clients, one of our foremost priorities is developing websites, content, and marketing strategies that will develop new leads. But when doing this, it’s easy to overlook the importance of existing clients. Everyone has likely had the experience of […]

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The 3 Worst Conversion Rate Optimization Mistakes

by Josh Astete @ Web Full Circle

I think most marketers will agree that conversion rate optimization (CRO) is a technical battlefield.  There are a lot of factors to consider when developing a conversion rate optimization strategy.  If your conversion rate isn’t what you think it should be, then you might be making one of these common mistakes. CRO Mistake #1: Your […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Local SEO Strategies for Small Business

A Beginner’s Guide to Local SEO Strategies for Small Business


Business 2 Community

In today’s marketplace, with more and more consumers using smartphones to find the products and services they need, a strong web presence that is optimized for search engines is essential for any b…

Twitter Link Roundup #305 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

by Amanda Bowman @ crowdSPRING Blog

“We are punished by our sins, not for them.” ~ Elbert Hubbard Analyzing trust through game theory is a fascinating exercise. If there’s one major conclusion to draw from game theory, it’s that the game played defines what the players do. How does this relate to trust? Check out this fun, fascinating interactive video The […]

Overcoming Bad Reviews, and Making the Most of Good Reviews

by John Nesler @ Creative California

One of the key things that we often run into with clients is dealing with the aftermath of a flood of negative press on Yelp and elsewhere. Many clients are completely unaware that they have negative reviews on Yelp, Google My Business, Facebook, and other sites, because they simply don’t know that customers can create […]

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15 Strategies to Encourage Customers to Leave Business Reviews

by linchpinseo @ Linchpin SEO ///

One of the quickest ways to grow your customer base is by good old word-of-mouth marketing. This is an extremely effective strategy and is completely free for a business, as their customers are doing the client-getting for them. In the technologically advanced world we live in, word-of-mouth is no longer face-to-face, rather, it’s done through […]

Digital Transformation: Why IT is More Important Than Ever to Small and Midsize Businesses

by Murray Goldstein @ Cox Blue

The pace of digital innovation is growing exponentially and, even if you think you are on top of things, it’s […]

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Does your Page Rank effect your Search Engine Results?

by Alexander Goode @ Go Local SEO Company | Local SEO | Small Business SEO

It has been an on going debate about how much your Google pagerank (PR) will effect your position in Google’s search engine results page […]

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The Psychology of Design: Why Your Business Must Understand How Design Influences Customer Behavior

by Amanda Bowman @ crowdSPRING Blog

Design can be an incredibly powerful tool when you understand how psychology influence’s people’s behavior. Science has proven that people respond differently to shapes, colors, patterns, and other design elements. The good news is that you don’t need a degree in psychology to leverage good design practices in your own business or when you’re creating […]

How You Can Compete with the Big Guys at SEO

How You Can Compete with the Big Guys at SEO


Bplans Blog

When it comes to SEO, as a small business there are only a handful of ways you can compete with the big guys. Here's your guide to winning the war!

[POLL] What’s Your Go-To Small Business Funding Source?

by Shawn Hessinger @ Small Business Trends

Let us know where you go to find a little extra money to fund your small business.

Small Business SEO: 15 Stats, 10 Guides & 1 Free Tool Suite

Small Business SEO: 15 Stats, 10 Guides & 1 Free Tool Suite


PaySimple Blog

If you don’t think SEO is important, these stats will change your mind. If you don’t know how to get started, these resources will show you the way.

How to Partner with The Right-Sized Digital Marketing Partner

by Scott Sundblom @ Big Leap

Hiring a digital marketing partner is a big decision that can have a large impact on the bottom line of your business. Making the right decision can improve the performance of online marketing channels and increase leads and sales. However, making the wrong decision may take your online performance in the wrong direction and fail […]

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App Store Optimization (ASO) Services

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

A one and half decade ago, there was no app store and mobile applications (apps) were just an imagination. But things have changed dramatically after smartphones and iPhones came into actuality. Apple started the first app store for its iOS platform in July 2008 and Google’s app store (now Google Play) introduced for the Android […]

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Twitter Link Roundup # 304 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

by Amanda Bowman @ crowdSPRING Blog

Dependence on smartphones has been linked to potentially concerning problems for today’s youth, including deteriorating mental health and a substantial intellectual decline as people age. A recent essay in The Atlantic on this subject shares some startling statistics, including that “iGen” teens aren’t interested in working and earning their own income. In the late 1970s, 77 […]

Survey: Small Businesses Want $100 SEO - Search Engine Journal

Survey: Small Businesses Want $100 SEO - Search Engine Journal


Search Engine Journal

A new survey says an astonishing 46 percent of small businesses allocate 0 percent of their marketing budget to SEO and 54 percent don't have an SEO budget.

3 Reasons Your Small Business Should Have a Loyalty Program

3 Reasons Your Small Business Should Have a Loyalty Program

by Chloe Riley @ Blog | Local Business Success Center - SinglePlatform

80% of your business’ revenue comes from just 20% of your customers, and it costs your business 6-7 times more to attract a new customer than it does to keep an existing one. Taking a look at these statistics, the importance of establishing a customer base and learning what it takes to satisfy them is crucial in not only increasing your revenue, but also in saving your business money.

1. Create a Loyal Customer Base

Creating a consistent customer experience is essential to customer retention; it establishes their trust in your small business to deliver quality and satisfaction each time they visit. Not only do customers expect a consistent experience each time, they also expect to be rewarded for their loyalty to your restaurant or brand. By creating a loyalty rewards program that is both simple to understand and clear in what the customer receives when they make a purchase with you, you entice them to revisit your business again in the future.

Considering that almost half of consumers are using loyalty programs more than they were two years ago, it’s safe to assume that loyalty programs are a huge factor in overall customer satisfaction, as well as a great indicator as to what customers want, and even expect from your business. In order to not only attract new customers, but also turn them into regular ones, your business needs to ensure that it can deliver what the customer wants out of their experience with you – and that includes a rewards program.

2. Implement Incentives

69% of consumers said rewards make them more likely to spend money with a particular brand, and 90% of consumers said they would sign up with a fast food or fine dining restaurant if they were offered a customer loyalty program.

Incentivizing customers to purchase your products by placing a reward on them helps the customer justify the purchase; when a customer feels like they’re getting a greater return on their investment with your business than they would purchasing from another, it makes the decision to spend money with you much easier - and may even lead them to spend more. By rewarding your customers for spending money with your restaurant or small business, you give them the peace of mind that they’re getting the best deal in the long run, which will ultimately lead them to choose you again in the future.

3. Keep Up with Your Competitors

As the popularity of loyalty and rewards programs continues to rise, it is imperative to keep up with your competitors and ensure that your customers get the greatest reward by purchasing from you. The demand for a competitive loyalty program is greater than ever before; almost half of customers agree that it would be easy to replace a program with a competitor’s program if it gives them a better reward. Considering there are 2.6 billion active loyalty program memberships in the United States, your customers have a lot to choose from. By keeping your program competitive and rewarding your customers frequently for spending with you, you ensure your business to be the first pick among consumers.

To find out how SinglePlatform can announce your small business’ loyalty program across the web, click here.

How to Create a Small Business Social Media Plan

How to Create a Small Business Social Media Plan

by The SinglePlatform Team @ Blog | Local Business Success Center - SinglePlatform

Now that you’ve decided which social media networks your business is going to join, it’s time to write out your social media plan. Why Develop a Social Media Plan?

You may be wondering why a social media plan is necessary. After all, maintaining a social media account seems simple enough—you post content, share other peoples’ content, and interact with followers. While this is true to some extent, if your posts and interactions on social aren’t driven by a carefully crafted plan, you may be wasting your time. In order to get the most out of your efforts on social, you have to determine what your goals are and how you’re going to achieve them. Your content will then support those goals.

What Should a Social Media Plan Include?

Each business's social media plan will be unique based on its individual needs. However, every plan should contain the following basic elements as a foundation:

  • Audience: Who are you trying to reach? Are they the same people on each social network, or different?
  • Goals: What do you hope to achieve by using social media? Do you want to drive engagement and repeat business from current customers? Connect with new customers? Boost traffic to your business’s blog?
  • Networks: Which networks will you be posting on?
  • Content types: Will you be posting news articles? Videos? Photos? Quotes? Will the type of content you post be the same across every network, or customized?
  • Content mix: What percent of content will you post to engage and inform your viewers, and what percent will you use to promote your business’s products, services, specials, and events? The standard mix is 80% informative content and 20% promotional content, but your plan may vary depending on your audience and industry.
  • Posting schedule: How many times a day will you be posting on each network? What times during the day will you be posting? Who will be responsible for posting on each network?
  • Customer service policy: Who will be in charge of responding to customer service inquiries? How will you handle negative feedback or angry customers?
  • Testimonials and reviews: Will you share positive feedback from happy customers on social channels? If so, what format will this feedback be presented in, and how often will you share it?
  • Contests and ads: If you plan to run any social contests or ad campaigns, make sure to include those in your plan as well. You should include your concept, budget, and desired outcome so that you can benchmark your results once the campaign has run.

How to Optimize Your Plan

Starting off with a social media plan is a great first step, but as you begin to post regularly and see how your audience interacts with your content, you’ll inevitably end up adjusting your social media plan to maximize your reach and engagement. Make sure to go back and put it down in writing; you never know when you might hand off social media responsibilities to someone else, and you’ll want your plan to be as accurate as possible for that person to follow.

The Bottom Line

Before you invest time and energy into posting great content and engaging with followers on social, make sure you have a solid social media plan in place so that your goals are clear. Then, any time you struggle to come up with content to share, you can go back to these goals for inspiration and guidance.

New Ways Affordable Technology Is Enhancing Business Communication and Collaboration

by Chelsea Segal @ Cox Blue

It’s a major understatement to say that the future is in technology. This has been true since the Industrial Revolution […]

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Why a Minimalist Logo Can Work Great For Your Business

by Arielle Kimbarovsky @ crowdSPRING Blog

Successful businesses often share a common trait: they have unique, simple, smart logos. As we wrote previously: The most important job of a logo is to help customers and customer prospects identify your company. That’s why the best logos are simple and memorable. Just think about how many logos you are able to recognize in […]

Digital Assistants and SEO for Local Businesses

by Third Marble @ Third Marble Marketing

How Digital Assistants are Affecting Your Search Results It used to be that your small business could be found online through search results that were affected by search engine optimization and pay-per-click ads. All of that is rapidly changing, though, with the new advent of programs such as Google Assistant, Home, and Amazon Echo. While […]

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Link Moses Eric Ward’s Epic Curated Link Strategy List

by Andrew Bernhardt @ LA SEO Service

Eric is such a sweet person and has really  impacted the SEO industry in countless ways. We had the pleasure of working with him directly in 2009 and still leverage his principles today. This is one of his best curated lists of all of his...

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What's the best CMS for small business SEO? - Credo

What's the best CMS for small business SEO? - Credo


Credo

Wondering what CMS to use to set your small business up for SEO success? We compare WordPress, Squarespace, and Joomla. Learn more.

Best Growth-Hacking Strategies Your Business Will Ever Need

by Guest Author @ Right Mix Marketing

Just started your business? Then obviously you’re looking for ways to grow your business and quickly. So what do you do? Well, to answer that question we’ve collected together some of the best growth hacking advice out there so that you can quickly and effectively boost your business, your customer base and the size of … [Read More...] Best Growth-Hacking Strategies Your Business Will Ever Need

Why Your Facebook Group Marketing Strategy is a Pile of Poop!

by Dana Flannery @ Talk About Creative

Using Facebook Groups to build your business is super effective. Everyone knows it’s the best way to connect with new customers on Facebook. So you’ve joined “all the groups” and you’re ready to start harvesting new leads and getting your new enterprise’s name out there. So what do you post?  If you’re new to Facebook …
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Page Speed for Google Rankings and Conversions

by Bill Treloar @ Rank Magic

Page Speed Affects Your Search Rankings and Conversions What is Page Speed? Page speed refers to how quickly a page on your website downloads into a visitor’s browser or phone. It can be measured a few ways. Google and some other sources report a score for your […]

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SEO Services for B2C Companies

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

For a successful B2C business, having a strong web presence is necessary. Without a powerful web presence, your company will not be able to effectively connect with consumers and compete in a competitive market. Many marketing firms follow same SEO strategies for all B2C companies but they are wrong because not all B2C companies are […]

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SEO Code Innovation: Targeting SEO Through GPS Location

by Duane Baumgartner @ City Ranked Media – SEO Website Design PPC Marketing for small businesses

GPS Targeted SEO We here at City Ranked have been busy testing, retesting, and refining SEO tactics based upon GPS coordinates of web enabled devices. Most internet enabled devices manufactured in the last few years including laptops, tablets, and smartphones have some sort of GPS locating feature built into them. These features are being used […]

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How to evaluate a marketing agency and their marketing proposals

by John Doherty @ Credo

One of the most common things I hear from businesses that we match with agencies or consultants through Credo is “How do I know which...

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How to set up a Google My Business Account for your Small Business

by Maddie Costa @ Classy Brain

Having a local storefront in Colorado Springs can have great advantages. You get to see customers real-time, have plenty of office space, store your products, and house your employees. Brick-and-motor stores allow you, as a small business owner, to serve...

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4 Tech Trends Your Small Business Can Take Advantage of Before the End of 2017

by Martin Jones @ Cox Blue

Trends move quickly, and here are four, that your small business can still take advantage of before the end of […]

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How to Discuss Business Security and Safety with Your Employees

by Martin Jones @ Cox Blue

Discussing business security and safety with employees can be a sensitive issue. You don’t want employees to feel they aren’t […]

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Small Business SEO: What Business Owners Need to Know

Small Business SEO: What Business Owners Need to Know


CC Marketing Online

What do business owners need to know about small business SEO? Quite a bit, actually. Learn more in this post.

The Most Profitable Email Automations Every Ecommerce Store Needs

by Guest Author @ Right Mix Marketing

It’s painful for e-commerce businesses to lose a sale just when they are about to get it. Imagine a customer who has items ready for purchase. He only needs to make a few clicks, and it’s a done deal. But for some unknown reason, the story changes. Your customer abandons his shopping cart. The average … [Read More...] The Most Profitable Email Automations Every Ecommerce Store Needs

Small Businesses Spend Up to 240 Days Per Year Working on Admin Tasks

by Michael Guta @ Small Business Trends

The administrative burden on small businesses goes up the smaller the company. How can automation solutions help reduce this overhead?

3 Email Marketing Tips to Make Your Strategy More Successful

by Ken Widger @ Web Full Circle

So you’ve decided to implement an email marketing strategy as part of your overall digital marketing strategy. That’s awesome! Still not quite sure how to make email marketing work for your business? You could probably use a few email marketing tips to help you create more successful email marketing campaigns. Email Marketing Tip #1: Use […]

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Review of HARO As a Link Building Resource

by Mike Munter @

HelpAReporter.com (HARO) is a website that helps reporters find reliable sources they can quote in their news stories. In exchange for an expert quote, the source is usually given a link back to their website. The site is free to use and only requires your time to peruse and respond to those leads that are emailed to you each business day. … More

3D Printing Businesses: Here are 5 Ideas for you to Consider

by Joshua Sophy @ Small Business Trends

Most niche 3D-printing business ideas fall into one of these five categories, and many offer more than one service. Which would be right for you?

Digital Marketing News Roundup – August 2017

by Scott Sundblom @ Big Leap

  Changes happen in digital marketing nearly every day. Our monthly Digital Marketing News Roundups are designed to help you stay on top of the most impactful news regarding changes in organic search, paid search, social media, and content marketing. This month’s roundup includes news about Google AdWords extensions, Facebook’s diminishing engagement, and video in […]

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SEO FAQs – Get Started on Small Business SEO

by Dana Flannery @ Talk About Creative

SEO FAQs – Where To Begin SEO is confusing, particularly for beginners, so knowing what is SEO and where to begin is all about learning the basics.  This is our SEO FAQs guide built from 8 years of answering client questions! Start with an SEO friendly website, learn keyword research and the importance of keyword …
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All about Engagement: What is It? Why do You want It? How will It benefit Your business? How can You create It?

by Caroline @

Do either of these two sound familiar? Person A looks you right in the eyes as they warmly greet you and introduce themselves. Your conversation isn’t very long, but they give you their complete attention. You know so because they even asked a few relevant questions. As you part ways, they reiterate the value of […]

The Art of Customer Loyalty in The Age of Consumer Experience and Engagement

by Martin Jones @ Cox Blue

For decades, many businesses have relied on customer loyalty programs to offer incentives for consumers to stay committed to their brand. […]

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The 7 Questions You Must Ask When Hiring an SEO Company

by linchpinseo @ Linchpin SEO ///

SEO is one of the most misunderstood, and most widely scammed business strategies. There are businesses all over the globe that will promise businesses the world, and guarantee top rankings, yet have little knowledge of what it actually takes or what SEO actually is. Being in the SEO world for close to 10 years now,  I have worked for, and […]

Small business SEO techniques explained | Smart Insights

Small business SEO techniques explained | Smart Insights


Smart Insights

A quick guide to small business SEO There are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States alone, and they account for 99.7% of all businesse. Marketing topic(s):SEO strategy. Advice by Expert commentator.

How Conor McGregor turned smack talk into a $150,000,000+ empire

by Will Green @ GrowthLab

What a UFC fighter can teach us about building an audience, influencers, and fighting like hell.

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How Much Should You Spend on Small Business SEO? | Jason Falls

How Much Should You Spend on Small Business SEO? | Jason Falls


Jason Falls

How much should you spend on small business SEO or search engine optimization? Jason Falls breaks down a broad response to a small business's question.

Best SEO Tools for Small Businesses in 2017

Best SEO Tools for Small Businesses in 2017


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If you're just starting out, or looking to revamp your small business SEO, our list of the top SEO tools for 2017 can help.

Digital Marketing Tips CEOs

Digital Marketing Tips CEOs

by Robert Donnell @ SEO Marketing for businesses

Digital Marketing Tips CEOs is based on an interview conducted by Dr. Stephie Althouse of TopNotchCEO.com. Dr. Stephie and shared our views and opinions on how CEOs can shape, guide and translate their business vision into a digital marketing effort. This short video titled: Digital Marketing Tips CEOs – summarizes the main points. The entire…

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Text100 Appoints Rod Cartwright as EMEA Regional Director

by Richard Carufel @ Bulldog Reporter

Text100, global marketing communications agency, has announced that Rod Cartwright is joining its team as EMEA Regional Director in mid-September 2017. Rod will take over from Cecile Missildine, who is stepping into a new role as Head of Text100’s Global Insights and Analytics unit, after her successful five years in the EMEA role. Rod will build on Text100’s strong positioning across the region and focus on driving the agency’s growth across its core business pillars: strategy, content, PR, social and creative technology. He joins the agency with a remit to inject new dynamism, inspire the region with a fresh approach

The Misconception of Content Marketing by Rand

by Andrew Bernhardt @ LA SEO Service

As always, Rand’s Whiteboard Fridays are jam packed with actionable insights. He does a fantastic job with this one on how everyone should open their eyes to the full spectrum of marketing content that truly resonates with users.

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Did The Profit Make A Huge Mistake Investing In Bentleys Corner Barkery?

by Adam White @

The Profit TV Show Season 3 Episode 10 – Post Show Commentary I’m so happy to have new episodes of “the worst show on television” upon us. I’m talking about The Profit which honestly after having gone to business school I feel like I have learned more about how to run a successful business in the 2 and a half seasons of watching the show than I did in 4 […]

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Local SEO Checklist for Small Business

Local SEO Checklist for Small Business


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The term local SEO is unknown to many small business owners but for some businesses this is all they need to succeed online. Our comprehensive local SEO checklist will help you optimize your website for local search. If you don't want to read the whole article, go straight to the local SEO Checklist. What is Local SEO? Local SEO is the process of optimizing your website so that it appears in the first positions of Google, Bing and Yahoo for searches that are related to your area / city / country. Let me give you a couple of examples to

Your Small Business Website Should Give Orders

by Jason Falls @ Jason Falls

One hundred percent of the people who describe to me what they want their small business website to do have it all wrong. In fact, they have it 180-degrees wrong. They tell me they want it to do the exact opposite of what it should actually do. They say, “I want my small business website…

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5 Important Lessons Your Small Business Should Learn From Successful Brands

by Katie Lundin @ crowdSPRING Blog

When it comes to brand recognition, companies like Kleenex and Coke have cracked the code. With millions of Americans calling their tissues “Kleenex” and their sodas “Cokes,” these brand names have become synonymous for the products they sell. Strong brand recognition is key to building loyal customer relationships. Every business should aspire to create strong […]

8 Ways to Save Your Marketing Team 2 Hours/Day

by Guest Author @ Right Mix Marketing

If you’re a fast growing business, you’re always working to improve the speed of your marketing processes. The sooner the work is completed, deployed, and measured, the sooner you’ll see the benefits (sales, hopefully). But it’s not just about efficiency and getting the most out of your payroll. Delaying your marketing can have real business … [Read More...] 8 Ways to Save Your Marketing Team 2 Hours/Day

Connect With Customers by Speaking Their Language

by John Nesler @ Creative California

I have worked with Creative California for several years now. In that time, I’ve found that one of the most important services we offer to our customers is this: Improving their marketing by getting them to think like their customers. Despite my time here, I’m always a little surprised at how many business owners and […]

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Small Business SEO - same problems as big companies - smaller budget

Small Business SEO - same problems as big companies - smaller budget


SEO Marketing for businesses

Small business SEO is challenging. Spend too little and you don't get results. You need an SEO that gets your challenges and knows how to stretch a buck.

Yahoo Store SEO

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Are you looking SEO services for Yahoo store or you want more exposure of your existing Yahoo Store? Then, look no further as Outshine Solutions, a leading SEO services India company stands high on the parameters of experience, industry-oriented approach and of course results. The customized solutions are designed based on the demand and needs […]

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Pueblo SEO Workshop: Beginning SEO as a Small Business Owner

by Jon @ Classy Brain

The internet changes often and it’s hard to keep up with these changes. Especially as a small business owner, keeping up with the latest technologies and search engine algorithms is the least of your worries. However, the digital age is...

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9 Ways to Deliver Excellent Customer Service in your Business

by Guest Author @ Right Mix Marketing

Many assume that for a modern-day business to be successful, all that’s necessary is to provide a product that will appeal to the market or a unique type of service such as Uber, Airbnb, or Spotify. However, what truly lays at the foundation to a successful long term business, is impeccable customer service. Companies live … [Read More...] 9 Ways to Deliver Excellent Customer Service in your Business

Google My Business Case Study (sort of)

by Third Marble @ Third Marble Marketing

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Joomla SEO Services

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Is your Joomla website not performing well in the search engines? If yes, it’s time to optimize it for search engines. We have professionals team to provide result oriented SEO services for Joomla website. Joomla websites have comprised around 30 million of the websites on the Internet today. Joomla is a very versatile CMS with […]

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The Four Keys to SEO Content

by BlueMatrix Support @ BlueMatrix Media

More and more small and medium sized companies are flocking to the internet to grow their businesses, and for good reason. When you consider that 85% of customers go online to find local businesses, it makes sense to have a powerful website to direct them to. However, having a great site does not guarantee that it […]

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Website Page Load Times Affect Local Google Search Results

by Third Marble @ Third Marble Marketing

For small, local business owners, having a mobile-ready website that loads quickly is vital to staying on top of local search results and attracting new customers. Consumers Are Impatient While three seconds does not sound like a long time, mobile shoppers who have limited data plans are not going to wait for more than three […]

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The SEO Audit – Your Business’s Road Map to Organic Success

The SEO Audit – Your Business’s Road Map to Organic Success

by Robert Donnell @ SEO Marketing for businesses

The SEO site audit is a process for periodical identification and strategic prior prioritization of issues on a website. It is vital to know where you are at, so you know where you need to go. During the audit, we assess a site’s search engine compliance and technical factors one of the most important things…

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Use This Periodic Table to Get Better SMS Marketing Results

by Guest Author @ Right Mix Marketing

An effective marketing campaign involves staying on top of the trends. You need to reach your clients where they are, and there is no better way than on their cell phone. People don’t go anywhere without their phone these days, making SMS marketing highly effective. Many businesses are finding success on growing sales and retaining clients through … [Read More...] Use This Periodic Table to Get Better SMS Marketing Results

“By Your Powers Combined…”: Integrating SEO and Content Marketing for Greater Success

by Stephen Porritt @ Big Leap

Back in the ‘90s, there was a cartoon called Captain Planet and the Planeteers. It was about a group of five teenagers—of surprising racial diversity—who each had a ring granting them super powers. They used these powers to fight pollution, and when the job was too big for them to handle alone, they put their […]

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The Art of Professional Content Marketing

by Ryan Hanley @ Ryan Hanley – Content Marketing Strategy

Here we learn how professional content marketing can grow your business for the long-tail... Read it here.

Read the original article here: The Art of Professional Content Marketing

SEO For Small Business | Xero

SEO For Small Business | Xero


Xero

Make your website SEO friendly with these 7 simple steps via @Xero #smallbiz guides

What Should SEO Cost?

What Should SEO Cost?

by Robert Donnell @ SEO Marketing for businesses

This interview with Dr. Stephie Althouse, Ph.D. was done to answer a question:  What should SEO cost?  It is our premise at P5 Marketing that because SEO is hard to value as it is intangible, people are tempted to spend very little. With the rapid pace of change in how search engines, especially Google, rank…

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MMGY Global Names Chris Campos President and Chief Operating Officer

by Richard Carufel @ Bulldog Reporter

MMGY Global, an integrated travel & hospitality organization, announced the appointment of Chris Campos as president and chief operating officer (COO). Campos, who previously held senior leadership positions at Arnold Worldwide (HAVAS), Y&R, BRAVO (WPP), will help MMGY Global scale its business in a period of major growth and expansion following several recent acquisitions. Clayton Reid, current President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will continue as CEO of MMGY Global. The hiring of Campos is a testament to the organization’s growth and its vision for its collective agency brands moving forward. MMGY Global will continue its growth organically and globally through additional acquisitions. Following MMGY Global’s

Adobe Hacked. Source code and personal info for 2.9 million users accessed.

by Alexander Goode @ Go Local SEO Company | Local SEO | Small Business SEO

Adobe has confirmed that source code for many of their products and personal info for over 2.9 million users have been stolen during a […]

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Brand Reputation Management

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Whether you want to build your brand online, boost visibility online or want to improve damaged brand due to negative results in the search engines. Outshine Solution’s brand reputation management services can help you clean up your reputation online. We protect your brand image from harms and helps you avoid many other issues. We cover […]

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4 Reasons Your Startup or Small Business Should Focus on Chatbots Not Apps

by Chelsea Segal @ Cox Blue

Chatbots are changing the game for how businesses of all sizes communicate with their customers. The fact of the matter […]

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7 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Small Business Website

by Katie Lundin @ crowdSPRING Blog

Your online presence is vitally important to your business and your brand. If your website doesn’t sell your company’s products or services effectively, you’ll find it impossible to compete in an increasingly crowded, and noisy world. According to the Search Engine Optimization blog Mr. SEO, …if you are in business, you should also know that […]

Search Engine Optimization Success and The Google Game

by linchpinseo @ Linchpin SEO ///

If you’re playing the Google Game – that is, trying to get your site ranked higher in Google – you’ll need to employ the most modern SEO practices and pull out all of the stops. That means using all of the SEO campaign tactics that allow some websites to outrank much larger organizations, many that […]

Google Penalties & The Causes Of Them

by markedseo @ SEO Mark

Google may penalise your website for one of two reasons – using manipulative methods to increase your site’s rankings or providing a poor experience to people who visit your site. Manipulative methods fall into one of two categories – on-site or off-site. On-site refers to methods used within the technical […]

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Links: Why are they so Important for Small Businesses?

by Maddie Costa @ Classy Brain

If you’ve been doing a little bit of research on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for your business, you might have come across a term called link building. This may seem like a vague concept and are wondering why these links...

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Bonin Bough On The Evolution of Digital Marketing – Inside Business Video Series

by Cox BLUE Editors @ Cox Blue

The landscape of marketing in the modern age is diverse and often overwhelming. Consumer choice is at an all-time high, […]

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5 Fatal Flaws SEO Marketing

5 Fatal Flaws SEO Marketing

by Robert Donnell @ SEO Marketing for businesses

5 Fatal Flaws SEO Marketing – Interview Summary As well as ensuring that you use all of the best practices, you need to avoid SEO marketing’s biggest mistakes. Here are the 5 fatal flaws SEO Marketing: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is crucial for any company in today’s online business world. Without good SEO, there is…

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72 Present of Small Business Owners Feel Overwhelmed (INFOGRAPHIC)

by Shubhomita Bose @ Small Business Trends

The average SMB owner is generally overworked and feeling overwhelmed. Here are the biggest barriers and some small business owner productivity tips.

6 Challenges For New Entrepreneurs & How To Fix Them

by Guest Author @ Right Mix Marketing

Entrepreneurship is a word that we hear a lot and associate with successful stress free business owners. Few entrepreneurs, however, coast through life without stress. The reality is stark when taking off on a new business venture. Entrepreneurship is often referred to as a rollercoaster ride. You’ll face challenges, take risks, and struggle to break … [Read More...] 6 Challenges For New Entrepreneurs & How To Fix Them

Small Business Loan Approvals Hit New High at Big Banks

by Shubhomita Bose @ Small Business Trends

The Biz2Credit Lending Index August 2017 report reveals that small business loan approvals hit new high at big banks while alternative lending dropped.

Financial Health Analytics for Xero powered by Zoho Reports

by Mukil Ganesan @ Zoho Blog

In the current era, financial analytics play a vital role in analyzing the operational efficiency of a business. Historical trends help in evaluating the performance...

Productivity Tips to Help Encourage Work Life Balance

by Jack Britton @ LogicalJack SEO

Workplace productivity is one of the most important elements of a successful business, and its no surprise that companies around the world are always striving to increase productivity at every opportunity. However, this push for workplace productivity has often come at the expense of the work-life balance of employees. Most companies that the attitude that … Read more

5 Big Changes to Google AdWords

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Want to reach more and more customers? AdWords can help you. In today’s fast-paced search world, Google AdWords is continually and rapidly changing. So, staying abreast of new creations will help you use this amazing tool for optimal results. Let’s look at 5 big new and ongoing changes to Google AdWords: New AdWords UI The […]

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How To Estimate The Financial Impact Of Negative Online Reviews & Complaints On Your Business

by Mike Munter @

If you Google your company name or personal brand and see something negative, it’s probably having an impact on your business. And while you may field a few calls from people asking what the complaint, story, or bad review is all about, the bigger problem is the people who DON’T call, as result of seeing the bad reviews or complaints. … More

Google My Business Review Instructions Handout – It’s Free!

by Adam White @

Fact: Did you know that business reviews on your Google My Business account will cause your local rankings to increase? Download this handout and leave it with each client you serve or hang it on your office wall (near your waiting area) and watch the reviews roll in.

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Google Business Page Claimed But Not Appearing In Local Maps Search Results – Fixed!

by Mike Munter @

I have a Seattle chiropractor client who had a fully claimed and optimized Google My Business page, but his business was not appearing anywhere in Google Maps local search results for two of the most important local searches new patients would use to find him: “chiropractor Seattle” – nowhere to be found in 9 pages of local search results “chiropractor 98101” … More

SEO vs PPC – Which One Is Best for You?

by Alex Alexakis @ Pixel Chefs

Orlando SEO What is organic SEO?  Search engine optimization is the process of utilizing techniques to ensure that your website […]

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How Two Entrepreneurs Found An LED Lighting Niche And Built A Booming Business

by Jeff Kauflin @ Cox Blue

As Cole Zucker drives through San Francisco’s Mission District in his white BMW M4, he uses one hand to steer […]

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Google Glass Next-Gen Release Planned for 2014

by Alexander Goode @ Go Local SEO Company | Local SEO | Small Business SEO

Getting your hands on a pair of Google Glass to transform our every day life into as close to a video game as possible […]

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Why SEO Experts Recommend Updating Website Frequently?

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

When it comes to your online presence, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is failing to keep your business site updated. If your site visitors see outdated content or announcements, they may take for granted you no longer support your business and this could lead them to buy from your competitor site. So, […]

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SearchCap: AdWords AMP landing pages, Google & Apple tracking & SEO mistakes

by Barry Schwartz @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on and from other places across the web.

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10 Shopify On-Page SEO Tips You Need to Outrank Your Competitors

by Staff Writer @ Virginia Inbound Marketing Agency – Web Design – SEO – PPC – SMM

The more people are able to find your Shopify store online, the more sales opportunities and customers you will get. The goal is to outsell competitors. But to do that, you have to outrank them first. How can you increase the visibility of your Shopify store? Consider these 10 tried and true ways. You’ll also […]

Demystifying the SEO Voodoo of YouTube Videos

by Caroline @

You’ve heard the stories. Somebody who doesn’t even know what SEO stands for posts a YouTube video goes went viral and racks up 6 million views. It happens—but that’s an infinitesimal exception to the rule. It’s possible, but the odds are against you. Here’s a video that will put it into context for you. These […]

How to Prepare Your Social Media Posting Schedule

by Carolina @ CC Marketing Online

Deciding what and when to post to social media outlets can be a daunting task. Many business owners have rushed to create their Facebook and Twitter pages, only to find themselves stuck trying to figure out what to post about. If this sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone. As you work on preparing a […]

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Small business SEO: Your questions answered

Small business SEO: Your questions answered


Search Engine Land

Are you a small business owner looking to get started with SEO? Columnist Marcus Miller has written up this starter guide for beginners outlining what you need to know.

Drupal SEO services

by positron @ Outshine Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Is your business website Drupal based? Do you want to get your website on the first page of Google or looking for Drupal SEO services? Then look no further as you have landed at the right place. Get good revenue streams, generate big leads and enjoy improved rankings with our Drupal SEO services. Drupal, a […]

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These Online Programs Will Make You Rethink How You Can Improve Your Business Skills

by Amanda Bowman @ crowdSPRING Blog

With time and attention scarce, it’s difficult for entrepreneurs and small business owners to upgrade or learn new skills. There are, of course, millions of published articles and blog posts about entrepreneurship, business, finance, and management. But many of these articles are noisy and few offer real, actionable insights that can help you make better […]

Types of Landing Pages for Service Business

by Krishna Shastry @ Lander Blog

For every aspiring marketer the thing that matters the most after doing all the hard work to get visitors on the website is to convert them into leads. And, the best way to start converting visitors into leads is through the Landing Pages. Landing pages are the main pages of a website on which all... Read more »

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The Golden Circle: How to build a profitable business with a tiny list

by Ramit Sethi @ GrowthLab

Someone asked me on Twitter, “What if I want an 8 figure business?” My reply? The uncomfortable truth is that most people would rather dream about running a $5 million business than actually run a $50,000 business (and grow it from there). I kind of understand. You start reading emails from some entrepreneur and suddenly... Read more »

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LogicalJack Twitter Guide: Sponsored Ads on Twitter

by Jack Britton @ LogicalJack SEO

People use Twitter to connect and engage with what interests them, but of course, also offers opportunities for business to build on the relationships they establish with premium features, including Promoted Tweets, Promoted Accounts, Promoted Trends and Promoted Video (also known as ‘Twitter Amplify’). Businesses are able to leverage the positive connections they have with … Read more

SearchCap: SEO content audits, a search marketer’s view of Facebook & a link study

by Amy Gesenhues @ SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

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Finding Websites To Get Backlinks From

by markedseo @ SEO Mark

There are multiple methods, which are listed below, that you can use to find websites to get backlinks from. It’s recommended that you use all of the methods, so as to discover as many sites as possible. How many websites you need to find depends on how many backlinks you need, but […]

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Best Content Management System 2017: WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla

by Gavin Graham @

Content management systems (CMS) are the platforms that most of the websites on the internet are built on. They provide an administrative backend for website owners to add, edit, and manage all of the content that a user sees when they visit that website. We looked at the most popular options and decided to review…

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Does Your Small Business Really Need a Website?

by BMM @ BlueMatrix Media

Imagine this: You are a local business without a small business website. You have a modest but well-performing company. Your business is mostly local and you have just enough clients to make a decent income without having to struggle to keep up. You’re happy with how your business is performing and you don’t feel the […]

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