If you were add up all the time you spend moving your hands from keyboard to mouse, you would have enough for an extra vacation at the end of the year. I’m sure most people don’t think about it, but at the end of the day, replacing a few mouse gestures with ‘keyboard moves’ will save a lot of time and make you the fastest searcher in the office. Read On
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We celebrated our sixth birthday by accepting some awards from Mountain West Capital Network. OrangeSoda received an award for fastest growing business in Utah County, and eighth fastest growing business in Utah. Awards were given based on percentage growth in revenue between 2007 and 2011.
Have you been hesitant to link your AdWords and Analytics accounts together? If you are a heavy AdWords user and don’t go into Analytics often, there may not have been much incentive to link the two together. However, Google has recently started to allow AdWords accounts to import three important metrics from Analytics: Bounce Rate, Pages/Visit, and Avg. Visit Duration.
By now lots of businesses know they should be on Facebook. You know the drill: create a fan page, fill out your info, throw up a picture. Now what? Businesses that understand how to write status updates and engage with fans will retain their fans better and add new fans everyday. Businesses that unintentionally write boring, annoying, or sales-y statuses will quickly be ignored or dropped. Fans don’t want to hear noise. They must be convinced to keep a business in their good graces.
Google is constantly changing its algorithms and platforms. What once was a new phenomenon is now old news. On May 30, 2012, Google officially announced the merge from Places to Google+ Local. Eighty million Places pages that were once part of Google Places Maps were converted to Google+ Local pages.
Maybe it’s the beach bum in me, but this may be the coolest thing I’ve seen Google do (aside from revolutionizing the internet, creating an industry that pays for my living, and all their Doodles). Google recently added an Ocean View in addition to their Street View of Google Maps.
Here are some basic ways to build your website’s credibility and relevancy, so that search engines such as Google will see your business as trustworthy. While online marketing can be complex and seem intimidating, there are some easy steps you can follow to better promote your website.
When I was growing up, my dad and I would sit in the living room together and scheme. Our schemes always focused on some big invention we would create, patent, and sell for millions of dollars. As I got older, there were times when I’d see the actuality of some of our ideas sitting on the shelf at Walmart or in the pages of SkyMall magazine. However, more often than not, our ideas would never sell. I didn’t mind that we didn’t come up with a million-dollar idea, and when I became an adult, I came to the conclusion that I may not have it in me to be an entrepreneur. Read On