Category Archives: Small Business Tips

How to Deal With Negative Reviews

29 Jul 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the online marketing, Small Business Tips section(s)

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When push comes to shove, it’s impossible to please everyone all of the time. With all the methods out there for customers to publicly comment about your company, a customer’s disappointment is bound to result in a negative online review. While it’s never fun to have a negative review floating around the Internet, it’s probably going to happen sometime to your business. Thankfully, it’s not the end of the world and can turn into an opportunity to show how dedicated you are to your customers. In the event of a negative review, consider turning a negative into a positive by doing the following. Read On

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I Have a Website. Now What?

26 Jul 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the SEO, Small Business Tips section(s)

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Building a cool website for your company is often the easy part of online marketing. The more difficult task is finding ways to drive traffic to your website. You may have the best website in the whole world and even the coolest product ever, but if you can’t get Internet searchers to easily find your site, then, unfortunately, your sales are bound to suffer. Before you even build a website, it’s vital to understand how to get people to learn about your site and, ultimately, how to encourage them to buy your product. Here are 3 surefire ways to drive traffic to your website. Read On

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The 3 Best SEO Strategies

24 Jul 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the online marketing, SEO, Small Business Tips section(s)

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When it comes to search engine optimization (SEO), there are all sorts of different tactics and strategies. Some of these tactics are straight up bad news that will get your website banned from Google, and you should run far from them. Other tactics are good, but may not be worth the time and energy. With all of the different strategies out there, it’s often difficult for people to discern where to spend their precious time. In order to help you out, here are 3 of the best SEO strategies that will help you get more recognition from top search engines. Read On

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Let’s All Share Online Marketing Ideas!

9 Jul 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the online marketing, Small Business Tips section(s)

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Finding fresh and effective marketing ideas is a difficult, yet worthy, fete. In fact, it can take hours to sort through blog posts and online FAQs to find new ideas to promote your online business. In an effort to make this a little easier, I present to you a list of the top 10 online marketing ideas I’ve discovered in my research. Additionally, it would be awesome to hear your ideas. Feel free to share what online marketing ideas work well for you in the comments section. Read On

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Fun Online Promotion Ideas

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Is your online marketing strategy getting old and boring? We all fall victim to sticking to what we know, following a daily routine, or thinking inside the box. The trick is to find ways to spice up online marketing efforts to see better results. Here are 5 crazy online promotion ideas that may help you revive your campaigns. Read On

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Best Online Marketing Blogs

28 Jun 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the internet marketing, online marketing, Small Business Tips section(s)

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You’ve probably been wondering how I got to be such a stellar source of Internet marketing wisdom. Oh, you’re not wondering? Well, I’ll tell you anyway. The truth is most of the knowledge I’ve acquired, and continue to acquire, comes from a daily dose of reading the best Internet marketing blogs out there. Turns out there are a lot of smart people blogging and they are willing to share a plethora of great information about the Internet with searchers like you and me. Read On

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Join a Live Twitter Chat with Yahoo! Small Business

18 Jun 2013 | written by Cari Thompson for the Small Business Tips, Social Networking section(s)

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This week is National Small Business Week and we are stoked to celebrate with small businesses around the country. Small businesses are the life-blood of what we do. Without you, the 200+ employees at OrangeSoda and our families would go without. A big thanks goes out to all you awesome and courageous small business owners. Read On

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The Skinny on Google Now for iOS

29 Apr 2013 | written by Kyler Dalton for the Local Maps, online marketing, Small Business Tips section(s)

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This morning (April 29th), Google rolled out ‘Google Now’ for iOS! Google Now is a notification card system integrated into the Google Search app for iOS, available for the iPad and iPhone. Read On

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The Basics of Local Optimization

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Local optimization is one of the best ways to bring customers into your business. Optimizing for local search, like Google MAPS, is the perfect way to find customers in your area. Like any internet optimization technique, there are a series of important strategies to follow in order to see the best results possible. If you consult with an SEO professional, here are the most common suggestions they make: Read On

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5 Tips for Maximizing your LinkedIn Profile

17 Apr 2013 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Small Business Tips, Social Networking section(s)

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LinkedIn is yet another awesome way to easily connect with other professionals. In fact, LinkedIn is the one social network that is solely dedicated to helping you show off your business smarts and grow your career opportunities. If you are looking to keep up with your colleagues, consider the following 5 steps for really getting the most out of your LinkedIn profile. Read On

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