Category Archives: Small Business Tips

How to Use Word-of-Mouth Marketing to Promote Your Business

10 Feb 2014 | written by Megan Palmer for the Advertising, internet marketing, Mobile Web, online marketing, PPC, SEO, Small Business Tips, Social Networking, Uncategorized section(s)

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Keeping up with all of the current trends in online marketing can be tricky. Internet marketing is always changing, and people are often coming up with new strategies and tactics to get noticed. If want to make sure you’re covering all your marketing bases, consider asking yourself these 5 important questions.

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Go Mobile in 2014

6 Feb 2014 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Mobile Web, Small Business Tips, Uncategorized section(s)

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Did you know there are now more mobile devices in the world than people? Isn’t that wild? While it’s definitely a crazy statistic, it’s also a huge indicator that consumers are big into tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices. This is great news for you as a business owner, because it gives you more opportunities to market to your consumers. Here are a couple pointers to make your business mobile-friendly in 2014.

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Social Media Trends for 2014

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The world of social media marketing is growing rapidly each year. Every social media platform is consistently bringing their A-game to provide both individuals and businesses with creative ways to stay connected with. In order to keep up with social media and make sure you’re really getting the most out of it, it’s important to educate yourself on where you need to be in 2014. Here are some ways you can ramp up your social media strategy in 2014 in order to get the most social media exposure. Read On

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OrangeSoda in the News: Talking about Mobile-Optimized Websites

13 Jan 2014 | written by Kyler Dalton for the Mobile Web, online marketing, OrangeSoda News, Small Business Tips section(s)

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Have you heard? We’re famous! Just kidding. (Sort of.) OrangeSoda was in the news.

A New York Times journalist recently sat down with OrangeSoda’s general manager, Todd Leeloy, to talk about the importance of having a mobile-optimized website, which is an essential component of every online marketing strategy. It’s a great read, even if you’re already up to speed in the industry.

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Why You Should Schedule Your Paid Search Ads

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Here’s the deal: paid search advertising can be expensive, especially if you’re vying for attention within a competitive industry like finance, law, or HVAC services, just to name a few. While paid search advertising can be expensive, it can produce a ginormous return on investment (otherwise, who would do it?). And there are ways to maximize your invested dollar to produce more results. One way is ad scheduling. Read On

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Is Your Website Mobile Ready?

20 Dec 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Mobile Web, Small Business Tips section(s)

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The other day, I was browsing Facebook on my mobile phone when I saw an awesome link to a great giveaway. I was super interested in the company. But when I clicked on the link, I was redirected to a page that told me the website didn’t support mobile devices, and I would have to log in on a computer. It was a big time bummer and very inconvenient. I wasn’t about to boot up my computer just so I could enter this particular company’s giveaway. It would have been way too much work to walk from my bed to my front room at midnight. Yes, millennials can sometimes be that lazy. Read On

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Google’s New Keyword Planner

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If you’ve used Google to do keyword research in the past few months, you may have noticed a few changes. In an effort to increase search engine relevancy, Google has eliminated their Keyword Tool and replaced it with the Keyword Planner. Change, at first, can be difficult, but the Keyword Planner can help you both select excellent keywords for ads and build effective ad content—both of which will help your online marketing. Here is what the new Keyword Planner does and how it works. Read On

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How to Use Google Plus to Increase Your Reach

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I know what you’re thinking! “I’ve just updated my Facebook business profile with some pretty great content. Then I spent some time tweeting, hashtagging, favoriting, and even retweeting. Then I created a board on Pinterest that I know my audience is just going to love. Finally, I wrote an engaging blog post on my company website that my clients are going to eat up. And now you’re telling me I need to post on Google+ too?” Read On

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Internet Marketing is About Buying Attention

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Do you want to hear something that will blow your mind? The Internet marketing industry, according to TMCNET.com, was worth nearly $31 billion dollars in 2012 and is growing every day. That’s a lot of money going in and out of people’s pockets to do just one simple thing—buy the attention of consumers. While there are a lot of tools you can use to create a successful campaign, like design, content, and analytics, there are a few specific strategies that will help you increase your chances of capturing the attention of your consumers. Read On

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Website?

27 Nov 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Small Business Tips section(s)

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As organized people, we often like to put a price on everything. When possible, we want to be able to budget everything out to the penny, so we can know exactly how much money we should allocate to other business expenses like rent, paying employees, taxes, developing products, insurance, marketing, and more. While defining a precise budget is a great idea for a lot of reasons, it’s also a bit difficult when it comes to pricing out a website. Here are some reasons why it’s difficult to say exactly how much it costs to build a website and what you can do about it. Read On

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