Is Your Sales Funnel a Tornado?

Does your sales funnel feel more like a tornado than a calculated, measured process which ends in meeting goals and making sales? There are so many ways to bring traffic into your funnel, whether paid or organic, and I’ll be working my way through a blogging series of my FAVORITE ways to get more traffic…

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Top Three Digital Marketing Mistakes of Online Business Owners

Online business owners commonly struggle with digital strategies in three areas: 1. Not knowing and understanding your target audience It is extremely difficult to market yourself online without a complete understanding of your ideal client. Without knowing how they speak, where they search and what their pain points are, it’s nearly impossible to get the…

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Online Tools and Gadgets to Help You Spy on Your Competitors

Keeping a close eye on your competitor’s activities can be helpful for your business, whether it means identifying new opportunities, honing in on your keywords, or getting a better understanding for your industry. You can use online marketing tools to help you with this task. Here are some of my favorite tools: 1. Google Alerts –…

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The Top 3 Ways to Write Better Content Using Google Analytics

The realm of web-based marketing has a number of very important benefits that cannot be found in other marketing mediums. One of the most helpful of these benefits is the ability to analyze the success of a your marketing campaigns with a variety of tools available on the web, the most prevalent of which is…

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How SEO Works

Consider the process of Googling a topic, product, service, etc. You type in the words you’re thinking (whether they form a coherent sentence or not), hit the enter key, and trust that the most reliable information appears within the first page. After all, who has the time to search beyond that, right? But what exactly…

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Seven Reasons Your Site Isn't Ranking

We know that social media and a solid content strategy is important in today’s SEO ranking metrics, but there’s much more to it. While content might be the gasoline that lights the fire, the on-site SEO should be the structure on which the fire burns. If you’re missing one of these key components of SEO,…

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The Truth About Social Media Experts

I’m a social media expert. And I say that loosely. Anyone taking the time to pay attention to the right “thought leaders”, “influencers” and current social media blog updates can call themselves an expert. Anyone trying to sell you on their services might call themselves an expert. Their bios usually read something like #mogul, #socialmedia #7figureincome. Am…

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Pinterest for Local Marketing

A question that has been piquing my curiosity since Pinterest came to the social media scene is: How will this benefit those small businesses looking to market locally? I thought I would dive into a bit of research to help my customers understand the pros and cons of marketing on Pinterest if they aren’t looking to…

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The Secret to Success through Visual Marketing on YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram

A picture may be worth one thousand words, but nothing can provide a more stunning narrative than online video content. As multimedia consumers, we crave visual content. Look at the popularity of social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest. Corporate brands have discovered our affinity for visual content, but even small businesses can build…

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The Seven Must-Haves for a Successful Business Blog

Business owners realize that a company blog is a great way to engage customers online, but setting up a new blog may seem like a daunting task. There are many designs and functionality options to choose from, and what should you write about to drive traffic to your website? If you’re going to create a…

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