How Social Proof can Give you the Edge you Need! marketing small business owner Aug 19, 2019

Do you offer a worthwhile product or service?

You know you do! But how can you convince the people in your target audience of its worth? That’s the purpose of marketing. It’s your job to prove your product’s worth.

There are all kinds of ways to prove that a product is good....

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Everything You Need to Know About the Latest Google Updates marketing small business owner Aug 12, 2019

When it comes to marketing, Google’s the 800-pound gorilla in the room. Impossible to ignore and if you can get it on your side, you’ll be better off than you would if you tried to fight it.

Every marketer knows that Google’s algorithms are proprietary. For that reason,...

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5 Tips to Get the Most from Your Local Business Blog blogs small business owner Aug 05, 2019

Blogging is still one of the best ways to drive traffic to your website and attract new customers. But are you making the most of your local business blog? Maybe not.

If you’re not, the big question is what should you be doing? The answer starts with numbers and ends with specific...

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5 Simple Ways to Judge your Marketing Success marketing small business owner Jul 22, 2019

When you’re running a business, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with everything you need to do. A lot of business owners look at marketing as an afterthought. They’re focusing on other things.

That attitude’s a common one – but it’s not a great idea to ignore...

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Why Facebook Messenger Ads are Awesome for Small Business facebook small business owner social media Jul 15, 2019

Advertising on Facebook has been around for a while. It’s practically a granddaddy in the world of online marketing.

And, like a lot of small business owners, you know that it’s getting harder to get the ROI you want on Facebook ads.

It’s a numbers game, after all, and as of the...

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What You Need to Know about Voice Search and Your Customers small business owner voice search Jul 08, 2019

Voice search is everywhere these days.

You’ve heard about it before, but it’s long past time to think of it is something to worry about in the future.

The future is now.

As of 2019, 20% of all Google searches are voice-activated – a number that’s expected to leap to 50% as...

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3 Mobile Marketing Musts for Local Businesses marketing Jul 01, 2019

You might be sick of hearing about mobile marketing, but you can’t afford to ignore it.
No local business can.

With voice search dominating and local searches accounting for fully one-third of all inquiries, any business that’s not prioritizing mobile marketing is likely to end up...

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Say Hello to Google Local Services! google seo Jun 24, 2019

I’m sorry that I have to break it to you but…  AdWords is dying. Well, I’m not that sorry. I’m eager to tell you because Google Local Service Ads are a better option for local businesses than AdWords ever was.

Why? Because AdWords was an advertising...

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What if You Could Create Better Content with Less Work? content creation content marketing Jun 17, 2019

The title of this article pretty much steals my opening line:

What if you could create better content with less work?

If you’re screaming, “Sign me up!” then you’re not alone. Content creation is a lot of work.

It takes time, expertise, and attention to detail.

And...

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Search Engine Optimization: Local or National? seo small business owner Jun 10, 2019

You’ve got your SEO all figured out, right?

Well… maybe.

Perhaps you’ve done a ton of research to find great keywords.

Maybe you’ve got terrific, engaging content.

You’ve optimized your links and tags.

Guess what?

If your business is local and you haven’t focused...

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5 Fool Proof Ways to Grow your email List Fast! email marketing marketing small business owner Jun 03, 2019

Email marketing is old school. Sort of like the kind of corded phone that hangs on your kitchen wall or a dial-up modem.

If that’s your thinking, then you are missing out on a crucial opportunity to connect with potential leads and turn them into loyal customers.

Really... Email...

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5 Reasons Your Business is in a Rut...(and how to turn things around!) small business owner social media May 27, 2019
Your business is in a rut.

And guess what? Even if it isn’t right now, it will be some day. It happens to every business.

The marketing techniques that worked last year, or last month, are no longer as effective as they used to be. You try everything you can think of, but it doesn’t...
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