Category Archives: local internet marketing

Four Tips to Ensure Successful Outsourced Project

22 Jun 2010 | written by Dan Garfield for the local internet marketing section(s)

Four Tips to Ensure Successful Outsourced Project

The benefits of getting your work done on an online job marketplace are clear: Real-time access to a vast pool of skilled Providers, the ability to better manage your staff by ramping up and down when you need to, zero time spent training, results-based transactions, and more.

However, choosing one expert out of tens of thousands available today can be a daunting task for the uninitiated. You have to make sure that they’re really experts (unlike Huey over here). Before you try your luck and pick one at random, glance over these notes. The following four tips can help you get the right Provider for your next project, whether it is a small $500 job or a $500,000 monster. Read On

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7 Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog

15 Jun 2010 | written by Roger Rae for the Small Business Tips, web site marketing strategies section(s)

7 Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog

Should your business website have a blog? Does having a blog help in SEO or getting more sales? What is the relation between SEO and blogging?   Well, these are the questions which are often asked by business owners about how a blog can help their business. If you, too, are a business owner searching for answers of similar questions then here are the few SOLID reasons why your corporate website should have a blog.

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Be Real – The First Rule of Social Media

8 Jun 2010 | written by AJ Wilcox for the local internet marketing, Small Business Tips, Social Networking section(s)

Be Real - The First Rule of Social Media
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Social media is all about being part of the conversation. Businesses love to automate communication so that they have more time for normal business operations while still participating in new media channels.

The fact of the matter is that internet users have become jaded and skeptical. We’re tired of advertisements. We’re exhausted of spammy jaunts for our attention. We’re always ready to tune out more and more noise.

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How Online Reviews Can Grow Your Business

7 Jun 2010 | written by Sarah Beldo for the local internet marketing, Reviews, SEO, Small Business Tips, Social Networking section(s)

How Online Reviews Can Grow Your Business

Have you ever gotten a new customer via a referral? It can feel delightfully effortless to have your best customers essentially do your marketing for you by recommending your business to friends and colleagues.

These personal and professional networks are increasingly moving online. Instead of picking up a phone and calling a dozen people to ask for a recommendation for a hair stylist or a business card printing company, people are surveying their Twitter followers, monitoring which brands their friends “like” on Facebook, and looking for reviews by trusted peers.

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3 Things You Never Knew About SEO for Cosmetic Surgeons

1 Jun 2010 | written by Kim Virrueta for the local internet marketing, SEO, Small Business Tips section(s)

3 Things You Never Knew About SEO for Cosmetic Surgeons

Ok, the secret’s about to be let loose. Pssst! SEO for cosmetic surgeons must be handled differently from SEO methods applied to other businesses. Why is it different, you ask? Read on, my friend. Read on. We will “spill the beans” and lay it out in simple, easy-to-understand, and straightforward terms. Here are three things you never knew about SEO for cosmetic surgeons.

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OrangeSoda Offers SEO to Newspapers

25 May 2010 | written by Janet Thaeler for the local internet marketing, OrangeSoda News, SEO section(s)

OrangeSoda Offers SEO to Newspapers

Local newspapers are now partnering with companies like OrangeSoda to sell SEO services to their advertisers. This was just covered in Search Engine Land by Small Business Marketing Blog author Matt McGee. The word is out – OrangeSoda is partnering with GannettLocal a division of the largest US newspaper publisher Gannett Co. They are serving the Phoenix, Arizona market to offer their clients online marketing services. Read On

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3 Keys to Successful Viral Video Marketing

19 May 2010 | written by Sam McRoberts for the web site marketing strategies section(s)

3 Keys to Successful Viral Video Marketing

For many years I’ve found myself fascinated with online videos. As an Internet marketer, that fascination has developed into something of a quest to create a replicable pattern for viral video creation. Creating a successful viral video is, after all, the Holy Grail of online marketing.

One of the greatest viral video success stories is that of the Will It Blend video series. Over the past 3 years, the Will It Blend videos have seen upwards of 250 Million views. One of their most recent videos hit 100,000 views in less than 2 days. Though some may say otherwise, their success was not accidental. Read On

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Increasing Website Conversions: How Categorization, Personalization, and Choice Limitation Can Increase Sales

18 May 2010 | written by Roko Nastic for the web site marketing strategies section(s)

Increasing Website Conversions: How Categorization, Personalization, and Choice Limitation Can Increase Sales

This is a guest post by Roko Nastic. Take a moment and vote in his poll about the best web hosting companies.

The key to increasing conversions for any website is simplicity and personalization. Having a mass of generalized products all vying for attention will drive customers away in a state of confusion. By reducing the amount of possible options and making those options appear that they have been tailored just for that visitor, you will instantly increase your website’s chance of a sale.

A site should look inviting and relevant. The aim of a website should be to appear professional, keep decision-making to a minimum, and efficiently guide a visitor to the product they need with as few distractions as possible.

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Foursquare: Location-based Social Media

11 May 2010 | written by Ben Mosbarger for the local internet marketing, Social Networking section(s)

Foursquare: Location-based Social Media

Social media is all over the place these days. It seems like everyone is on Facebook, Twitter, or watching a viral video on YouTube. Several large companies, like Honda and Skittles, have jumped on board. These companies see the value in getting involved with their customers. Pay attention to the end of a Honda TV commercial and you’ll see Honda directing you right to Facebook. Well, Foursquare is a new player in town.

Foursquare is a location based social media platform, not an elementary playground game. It’s relatively new to the social media game, founded on March 11, 2009. It gained traction at SXSW 2009 and currently has about 1 million users worldwide. I recently discovered it and want to attempt to shed some light on how it works and why it could be very important to your business. To get started all you need is a Foursquare account and cell phone, preferably a smart phone. Read On

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Top 10 Ways To Get More Results From What You Already Have

7 May 2010 | written by James Francis for the web site marketing strategies section(s)

Top 10 Ways To Get More Results From What You Already Have

It’s a well known fact that the most effective methods to increase the amount of money you make with your product or affiliate offer include

  1. Getting more traffic to your website, meaning your offer is exposed to more people.
  2. Increasing conversion rates, resulting in an increase in amount of sales you can generate from that same traffic.

However, getting more traffic is often easier said than done. Not only that, but everyone loves instant results – so traffic and results are what we’ll concentrate on today. Read On

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