Social Media for Local Business Strategies

Posted by Jenn Johnson on Jan 12, 2017 8:32:39 AM

A handful of small businesses often say they don’t have time to manage social media, or they believe social media for local business is not totally needed. We say it’s important to make time and it’s certainly needed. Social media has grown over the years and proven itself to be a necessity for local business success.

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Topics: Facebook, Social Media for Local Business

Why Should Your Business Blog

Posted by Colleen Frye on Jan 11, 2017 1:16:09 PM

This is a very fitting topic since we’re blogging, eh!?

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Topics: Blogging, business blogging

Resolved for 2017: End Random Acts of B2B Marketing

Posted by Erin Meyer on Jan 5, 2017 10:10:39 AM

The start of a new year is an exciting time! Thoughts turn to resolutions for making transformations and improvements. Unfortunately - whether personal or business related - New Year’s Resolutions usually fail because they are not supported by larger goals and strategic actions. For example, if I want to ‘lose weight in 2017’ but don’t set a weight loss goal with a specific diet and exercise plan, the chances of me succeeding are about as good as my chances of driving by Krispy Kreme on National Donut Day.  The same can be said for B2B marketing efforts. Unless the B2B marketing efforts you are planning for 2017 are supported by goals and a coordinated marketing strategy, there’s a good chance you won’t carry them out, much less see any measurable results.

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Topics: Business Ideas

12 Easy Topic Ideas for Business Blogging

Posted by Erin Meyer on Dec 21, 2016 9:26:50 AM

Business blogging is a great way to add new content to your website, while also giving your customers and prospects a reason to visit your website.  Posts with interesting and useful information will establish your website as a helpful resource, and establish a positive image for your business. Unfortunately, coming up with blog post ideas can be challenging, so it is all too easy to let your business blog fall by the wayside.

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Topics: business blogging

The Dreaded 1-Star Review

Posted by Colleen Frye on Dec 8, 2016 12:30:04 PM

Receiving negative feedback in any shape or form is inevitable.  Things go wrong, people have bad days, yada yada, but how you handle the negative feedback is what can make or break the resolution. It’s said that it is 25 times more expensive for a company to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one, making ongoing investments in customer satisfaction a priority.

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Topics: Social Media, Business Ideas

Major Key to Lead Generation

Posted by Jenn Johnson on Dec 2, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Each business should have a sales funnel and a strategy to make more money. It’s common for the most obvious strategy in a business to be overlooked or to be outdated. The sales funnel and goals will help your business stay on track and help your business thrive. Don’t forget to visit your sales funnel each quarter to evaluate if the current strategies are working out for the business goals.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing

Digital Transformation: Finding Joy in Continuous Change

Posted by Eric Frye on Nov 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Digital transformation – the phrase on the tip of every tongue.

It is a term to describe the massive shift in business activities caused by adopting digital technologies. A popular buzzword since 2014, the phrase “digital transformation” itself is confusing. Let us start by clearing misinformation.

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Topics: Business Ideas

Simple Web Design Tips for a Better User Experience

Posted by Keely Ledebur on Nov 14, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Once you get visitors to your site, you want to make sure they stay there. A high bounce rate (one and out visits) is viewed as a negative by search engines and is a missed opportunity for website leads or sales. An attractive, user-friendly website design is a must for keeping visitors on your site.

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Topics: Website Design

How does SEO fit into an overall marketing strategy?

Posted by Jacob Meyer on Nov 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

It’s not easy for every business to grasp. Your website and your competitor’s website are nothing like billboards or TV ads that invade your life. Websites put your customer in control and when they’re done, one click and your website is gone. It can make online marketing difficult to grasp and easy to undervalue.  So, let’s make your website and search engine optimization (SEO) work alongside your current marketing plan.

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Topics: SEO Tools

More Than Half of Searchers Don’t Recognize Paid Ads in Google SERPS

Posted by Colleen Frye on Nov 2, 2016 7:00:00 AM

A recently conducted survey reports that almost 55% of searchers don’t know which links in the search engine results page are Pay Per Click (PPC) ads. Can you find The Google Ad Words PPC ads in Google’s results in the screen shot below?

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Topics: Google, PPC