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Sales Leads On A Shoe String?

I'm a Small Business With a Limited Budget, What Should I Be Doing to Drive More Sales Leads?

“I’m a Small Business With a Limited Budget, What Should I Be Doing to Drive More Sales Leads?” 

We get asked this question almost every day, so we blogged about it…

Building a successful business from the ground up is no easy feat and rarely occurs overnight. Creating a growing following of customers and fans requires motivation, consistency, and plenty of determination. When you own a business and you are in need of driving more sales leads, there are a few methods to ensure you are maximizing your potential reach regardless of your budget. Read more...

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7 Copywriting Tips to Boost Your Website Traffic

Copywriting Boost Website Traffic

Creating a successful blog or website not only requires high-quality content but content that is also easy to digest and find when searching online. Implementing a few copywriting tips when developing a new site of your own is a way to quickly increase your ranking in top search engines while also providing users with content that is genuinely helpful or useful to their everyday lives. Whether you want to grow a current website or if you are looking to launch a new blog from the ground up, using the right SEO copywriting tips can ultimately mean the difference between failure and success online. Read more...

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4 Digital Marketing Strategy Tips

So, you’ve decided to expand your marketing efforts to digital marketing. This is great! In 2016, businesses spent over $60 billion on digital marketing. It is important to note, however, that marketing specialist will vary in their opinions on the most effective forms of online digital marketing. According to one study, 72 percent of marketers stated it was relevant content that served as their most effective form of online marketing. Another study showed that 93 percent of businesses believed it was their social media content that worked as their best online marketing strategy. As you can see, opinions will vary. What you need to know, though, is that marketing is marketing. You are going to have to try different methods out to find which one works for you. As for now, let’s take a quick look at the top four digital marketing strategy tips your business needs to be taking advantage of.  Read more...

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10 Steps to Build a Must-Read Business Blog

BloggingMany business owners are told that creating a blog is a great way to promote their business. However, blogging is not sufficient on its own. A business blog needs to attract readers and continue to interest them with every post. How can you build a blog that potential clients and customers as well as colleagues love to read?

Here are ten tips for creating a blog that people keep coming back to read:

1. Know your audience. This is the number one rule of marketing and also the most important rule of writing. I’m sure you can imagine how crucial it is to your business blog. What do your readers care about? What interests them about your products and services? What are their basic demographics? Once you have figured out who they are and what subconsciously motivates them, you will be able to plan posts that give them exactly what they want. Read more...

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Don’t Send the Wrong Message with Your Blog

In order to improve online marketing efforts, a business needs to participate in content marketing. Content is what gets found by the search engine spiders and generates links from an SEO perspective. Each new blog post is an additional page on the business website that is an opportunity to target relevant keywords and keyword phrases. Over time, these posts will get crawled and indexed by the search spiders and can appear for related searches. They also help to keep the website content “fresh”, telling the search spiders that you want to provide a good user experience. Blog posts also help fuel a social media strategy. A business social profile is only beneficial if it is active and blog posts provide a constant supply of content to share. Read more...

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Why Blogging Is Vital to Your Website’s Marketing Success

What you blog about can help make your business successful. It’s a simple fact, but one that so many people don’t understand. When used properly, blogging can be used as a marketing tool to drive customers to your website.

Whether blogging is just the latest marketing trend, to be replaced by another content creation method in the future, remains to be seen, but one thing is for certain: blogging is an integral part of internet marketing. If you haven’t started a business blog, you should employ this latest marketing strategy on your website now and start reaping the benefits. Read more...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Guest Blogging

I have to admit, I used to see guest blogging as a necessary evil. Not only did I begin to think there were more blogs in the world than people, but I realized that encroaching on someone else’s carefully nurtured masterpiece could be construed as a violation of their human rights. If there was a bloggers supper club (probably is), I felt like I was hanging around in reception waiting for an invite.

I came across blogs demanding a literary prowess so unique that it may be considered worthy to cross the threshold of their squeaky clean web space. As a novice guest blogger this was both exciting and intimidating, something good needed to be rustled up! I quickly became a tutter of the ‘practice what you preach’ mantra though when finding said blog’s homage to quality was rather lacking. Cynical tip no.1, keep your good stuff for the deserving. Read more...

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6 Tips for Quickly Creating Blog Posts

blog quickMost likely, you will already have a method for creating posts for your blog. Enhancing your productivity with techniques that make your posts relevant and timely is, however, always beneficial. Your audience reads your blog in order to get information that matters to them and advances their knowledge. This means the content needs to be specific and time sensitive. Posting something about, say, the rise of Amazon is not relevant to your readers unless you include new information or analysis and stay ahead of the curve. Read more...

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2 Tips to Promoting Your Business Website in Spy-Mode

If you have just launched a business, you know that lots of effort and focus must go into promoting your website. Let’s face it, physical storefronts don’t have the same drawing power that a good website and consumer online reviews hold. People turn to the Internet to find any service ranging from restaurants to dry cleaning. If you aren’t aggressively promoting your website, your already established competition will eat you alive.

But in addition to marketing there is the urgent need to keep costs down while promoting at maximum efficiency. Knowing that your Webmaster / Internet marketer is utilizing paid time appropriately will help to speed up the process and keep expense at minimum levels. Continue reading to learn two necessary steps required to successfully promote a website and how monitoring software will give employers a better return on their investment. Read more...

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7 Ways to Kill Your Blog

Running a blog may sound easy but trust me, nothing in this world is harder. It takes a lot of time, energy and hard work to grow a blog and take it to the next level. Only when your blog gets a steady flow of readers, it will start gaining momentum and make itself worthy of generating revenue or profit. But getting to that level is climbing a mountain, the more you climb, the more difficult it gets.

A blog is like a tree, it takes years to grow a tree but in order to cut one, you just need an axe and half an hour of your time. In the same way, you can achieve the apex of your blogging success in 5 years and then crash like a rocket, if you’re not careful with basic blogging principles. Read more...

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