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5 Signs Your Web Designer Knows Nothing About SEO

5 Signs Your Web Designer Knows Nothing About SEO - http://www.lunametrics.com Avatar Posted by alastair under Online Marketing
From http://www.lunametrics.com 3745 days ago
Made Hot by: yoni67 on July 21, 2010 7:15 pm
This is a bit of a rant and it is funny but there is a serious point. Every web designer out there seems to claim to do SEO these days. We all come across companies daily who thought their designer was going to "SEO" their site. Can you spot an SEO in that crowd? Do you know why you might need to Read More
Yahoo Answers is commonly referenced as a top social media site for small business owners. Its strength comes from its ability to help SMBs establish authorit Read More

Your Customers Have The Need But Do They Have The Desire?

Your Customers Have The Need But Do They Have The Desire?  - http://www.m4bmarketing.com Avatar Posted by m4bmarketing under Marketing
From http://www.m4bmarketing.com 3746 days ago
Made Hot by: jnelson on July 20, 2010 8:22 pm
There is a lot written about targeting customers who have a need. That is correct, however when marketing your products or services this can lead you in the wrong direction. You need to work out the difference between those customers having a need and those that actually have a desire to take action Read More
Many blogs and websites use soley stock photos, but should we be using our own unique images? Four reasons why you should be using your own images in your website design and not stock imagery Read More

Small Business News and Social Media

Small Business News and Social Media - http://blog.diyseo.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Social Media
From http://blog.diyseo.com 3748 days ago
Made Hot by: profit613 on July 23, 2010 3:09 pm
This great infographic shares small business news about how social media is really being adopted by small business and even how much success small businesses report seeing after using the tools. As expected, the number of small to medium sized businesses using these services remains low, and so do the percentage of users who say use of the tools has resulted in increased sales. Though the jury is still out, there are businesses that have claimed substantial response to social media marketing, and it seems logical that number will continue to grow over time. Read More

Small Business News: Don't Compete on Price

Small Business News: Don't Compete on Price - http://www.fastcodesign.com Avatar Posted by ShawnHessinger under Products and Services
From http://www.fastcodesign.com 3748 days ago
Made Hot by: BradenM on July 19, 2010 4:51 am
If your product is awesome enough, price shouldn't matter. Check out this small business news applicable to just about everyone. The incredible tree house built by a Swedish architectural firm profiled in this Fast Company article goes for $575 per night. Why? The pictures and description speak for themselves. How many other similar experiences like this are there out there? Does Holiday Inn offer comparable accommodations? Certainly not. So the price of a stay at a traditional hotel compared to one in this incredible tree house is really unimportant. Can your products and services make your competitors unimportant? They can if they're incredible. Read More

7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins

7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins - http://www.techipedia.com Avatar Posted by amabaie under Social Media
From http://www.techipedia.com 3750 days ago
Made Hot by: argentisgroup on July 17, 2010 2:08 pm
These days, many people have started a blog for hobby or business. The trouble is, with so much competition out there, your blog really has to stand out from the crowd. In fact, not only does your blog need to stand out from the average ones that are popping up every day, but you also need to compete with established blogs, with their loyal fan bases, that have been around for years. In short, in order to have any impact whatsoever, good is just not good enough. Your blog has to be excellent Read More

Social Savvy: Avoiding Costly Mistakes

Social Savvy: Avoiding Costly Mistakes  - http://promodiva.com Avatar Posted by promodiva under Social Media
From http://promodiva.com 3750 days ago
Made Hot by: Cathode Ray Dude on July 19, 2010 4:00 pm
Ignoring social media can present far greater costs than learning to use it wisely. Social media should be a vital part of any marketing strategy — be it on or offline. When employed properly, the results can be significant — and that’s a fact you can take to the bank. Read More
Interviews with thirteen unique entrepreneurs who share how they built their brand through online content ranging from Gary Vaynerchuk to Chris Brogan Read More

Does feel-good marketing really work?

Does feel-good marketing really work? - http://www.cikmarketing.ca Avatar Posted by CIKMarketing under Success Stories
From http://www.cikmarketing.ca 3750 days ago
Made Hot by: HeatherStone on July 17, 2010 9:30 am
One of the benefits of owning a small business in is being able to give back to your community. Does feel-good marketing work? See how one small business is making a difference Read More
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