Keywords, Search Terms and Keyword Phrases – Essential Everywhere Online

What’s the first thing you think about when trying to locate anything on the Internet? It's most likely think the word or words that describe what you want to find. In the Internet world these are known as keywords, keyword phrases and search terms. While most people are familiar with typing in a search term or keywords into the Google search box, many people don’t realize how broadly keyword phrases and search terms are used in so many other places online. These words and terms are employed … [Read more...]

Selling on Amazon – 9 Planning Tips

You’re all ready to begin selling on Amazon and grow your business. Excellent! One question before you start: Are you really ready? There is a lot of opportunity and a potential huge market on Amazon. During July 2019, had almost 2.65 billion combined desktop and mobile visits. As of June 2019 there were an estimated 105 million US Amazon Prime subscribers. Despite the many get-rich-quick, anybody-can-make-a-fortune-selling–on-Amazon blog posts and books, selling on Amazon may … [Read more...]

Website SEO Audit Tools – Measuring Website Performance

Is your website performing as well as it should? Is it delivering the best value for your business or is it simply taking up digital real estate? Website performance measurements and SEO metrics can help answer that. Measuring website performance is more than counting how many visitors you get each month or how many people opt in to download or view your content. Those numbers only paint a small part of the picture. Understanding your site’s overall performance can provide you with the … [Read more...]

Sales Funnels for Small Businesses & Startups

If you have paid any attention to how other small businesses and startups are promoting themselves, you may have noticed they share some similar practices: branded marketing materials, Facebook ads, blog posts, eBooks, infographics, and a myriad of other content that arm their audience with all the information they need to make a Yes decision. But these marketing pieces don’t stem from good hunches or intuition. There’s an underlying process, called sales funnels, that many small businesses … [Read more...]

Google Analytics Spam | Analytics Accuracy Problems

Do you have a Google Analytics Spam problem? The data that Google Analytics reports for your business website may be inaccurate. How can that be, you say? How can the reports from Google Analytics not be accurate?  Enter Google Analytics Spam. Also known as Google Analytics referral spam, ghost spam and, more recently, language spam, this problem can be much more pronounced for small businesses. Google Analytics Accuracy Problems On websites with lower volumes of total website traffic the … [Read more...]

25 Email Marketing Statistics to Know

Email marketing was a “buzz” phrase in 2016. Businesses with a social media following and website traffic have worked hard to parlay those leads into substantial email lists. By now businesses of every size understand the importance of developing and growing an email marketing list with the goal of using it to accelerate their business growth to new levels. With the growing interest in email marketing it's easy to come across thousands of email marketing statistics floating around the web. … [Read more...]

SEO Statistics to Know

Another year has flown by and we have ridden the SEO waves of Mobilegeddon, Facebook Live, Penguin 4.0, long-form content, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), social sharing, video content growth and numerous other changes and evolutions in the digital landscape. Now is a good time to review some current SEO statistics and leverage them in planning for the future. To help in the process we have compiled a focused list of SEO statistics to know in 2017. These stats will help you plan and … [Read more...]

11 Facebook Resources for Small Businesses

  Facebook plays an important role in how many small businesses successfully market their products and services. With nearly 2 Billion (with a B!) users, taking advantage of Facebook resources as part of a strategic small business marketing plan should be high priority.  That said, it's also true that there are some nuances and complexities in successfully marketing a business on Facebook. So it's likely that you have questions about which resources to utilize, and how to develop and … [Read more...]

How to Promote Blog Posts – 18 Super-Useful Promotion Tactics

It’s done! You are excited about your new well-written and informative blog post. Hitting the “publish” button is cathartic and you're certain that it will mean big things for website traffic. So, you wait...and wait…and wait some more. But the traffic never comes. Discouragement sets in. You have created a great blog post but you forgot a key element of blogging success – Promoting Your Blog Posts. If you want your blog post to be read by a growing, interested audience then your … [Read more...]

15 Social Media Resources For Growing Your Small Business

Developing an effective social media presence for your business is challenging. Small businesses are often at a marketing disadvantage due to a lack of resources and budget dollars. With concerns like how to generate shareable content and the best way to convert that buzz into profit, there's a lot to be learned. To help with your social media presence development we have put together an excellent list of 15 small business social media resources that will help even the smallest business or … [Read more...]

7 Reasons You Need a Small Business Website

The matchbook cover was the first small business website. And it was revolutionary. Joshua Pusey, a Philadelphia lawyer, invented the matchbook in 1892. In the 1940s and 1950s, detailed artwork and strategic marketing plans launched the matchbook cover to the top of marketing successes. Customizing a matchbook cover essentially put your business on the map, much in the same way as a business website does today. The digital age has invented and reinvented exciting and revolutionary ways … [Read more...]

Pay-Per-Click Marketing Mistakes Small Businesses Must Avoid

“The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing.” Seth Godin Are you one of the many businesses that has avoided investing time and money into an effective PPC advertising campaign due to fear of making Pay-Per-Click marketing mistakes? We understand…we really do, because pay-per-click can seem daunting and confusing. If you are new to PPC advertising, it is best to brush up on some of the benefits it can provide for your small business in our “PPC Benefits” post. Then take the … [Read more...]