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Comprehensive guide to website usability, SEO, design with links to other resources. Great reference tool. Simple and easy to understand and use. Read More

Is Keyword Search About To Hit Its Breaking Point?

Is Keyword Search About To Hit Its Breaking Point? - http://www.techcrunch.com Avatar Posted by Aaronontheweb under Online Marketing
From http://www.techcrunch.com 5783 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 28, 2008 1:08 am
At a certain point, with billions and billions of Web pages to sift through, keyword search just won't cut it anymore. It's a needle-in-the-haystack problem, with the haystacks just getting bigger and bigger every second. Read More

Sales Stuck? Try Sticking to a Script

Sales Stuck? Try Sticking to a Script - http://www.crm-daily.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Sales
From http://www.crm-daily.com 5784 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 25, 2008 7:45 pm
We've all wasted time trying to make someone into a prospect -- someone who has no hope of ever being one. And often we make this mistake because we aren't disqualifying -- instead, we're doing all we can to qualify. This is an inefficient approach. Learn how to disqualify -- it'll save time, boost sales, and ultimately help bring in new busin Read More

Stop consulting for free

Stop consulting for free - http://blogs.bnet.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Sales
From http://blogs.bnet.com 5785 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 25, 2008 1:25 am
Selling B2B is “consultative,” but there's a point where you need to turn the meter on. The concept of “consultative” selling is that the sales professional should be adding value from the very start of the customer relationship. However, if that concept is taken too literally, you can end up providing free services to a prospect that never int Read More

Multivariate Testing, Part 1: An Introduction

Multivariate Testing, Part 1: An Introduction - http://www.marketingprofs.com Avatar Posted by LeeAdams under Marketing
From http://www.marketingprofs.com 5785 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 25, 2008 7:42 pm
As web marketers seek new ways to boost conversion rates and improve their visitors' site experience, interest in multivariate testing is on a feverish rise. But those unfamiliar with the techniques are often unclear about where to start, or how to ensure success. Common methods for running controlled experiments on Web sites range from simple Read More

Do You Really Know What Your Customers Want?

Do You Really Know What Your Customers Want? - http://ezinearticles.com Avatar Posted by sanssecret under Customer Service
From http://ezinearticles.com 5785 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 24, 2008 8:05 pm
An article I've written and published on EzineArticles, emphasising the importance of researching exactly what your customers want. Susan Coils Read More

Should You Pay Your Student Intern?

Should You Pay Your Student Intern? - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Human Resources
From http://www.businessweek.com 5786 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 23, 2008 8:36 pm
Nickerson PME is one of a growing number of small business owners who feel comfortable offering students an internship experience without financial compensation. It's a model that is becoming increasingly controversial within the higher education community, where career-services professionals say students should be paid at least minimum wage. Com Read More

How to trap the busiest of prospects with Google local

How to trap the busiest of prospects with Google local - http://eimr.blogspot.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Online Marketing
From http://eimr.blogspot.com 5788 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 22, 2008 12:56 am
Google's local business center is providing marketers with a complete arsenal of weapons to trap time-starved prospects, including video as we told you last week. Marketer John Jantsch at Duct Tape Marketing followed up with great post, reminding me of all the ways you can use Google local business services (i.e., the maps). To my mind, his li Read More

Eight sales strategies for startups

Eight sales strategies for startups - http://www.thestreet.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Sales
From http://www.thestreet.com 5790 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 20, 2008 3:11 am
Walk into any McDonald's, order a Quarter Pounder, and the clerk will invariably ask, "Do you want fries with that?" Each affirmative answer adds $1 or more to that particular sale. If just a fraction of McDonald's' 54 million daily customers say yes to that question, that's millions of extra dollars in the burger biggie's pocket. The sa Read More

10 ways out of a crunch without hiring employees

10 ways out of a crunch without hiring employees - http://www.smallbizsurvival.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Management
From http://www.smallbizsurvival.com 5791 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 18, 2008 6:53 pm
As your business starts to take off, you'll hit a time when you have more work than you can do, but not so much that you are ready (or can afford) to hire an employee. How can you handle the crunch? Here are ten ways to delegate some of the work, without hiring any employees. Read More
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