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When is a BLOG NOT a Blog? Names and Websites Are Withheld to Save Embarrassment.

Blogging for Website Traffic? Um, No. I don't usually get into negative posts or blogging, but I can't help myself as no less that three times within the last year or so I've been confronted with re-donculousness when it comes to the decisions that some people make. Lorraine (one of my clients) if you're reading this I realize that I just made up a word and that isn't proper grammar. However I did so for maximum effect because ridiculous just doesn't suffice for the purpose of this BLOG. I'm going to spend a bit of BLOG time to share three stories that ... Read the Full Article

Spring is here, and those birds better not be the only thing tweeting!

If you are over the ripe old age of ... oh, say 28, chances are fair that you don't "use" much social media. Sure maybe you Facebook but so does your grandmother. After that you wouldn't much know a tweet from a twerk but I promise you, you are letting a HUGE business opportunity slip right on by so don't be stubborn and learn to embrace some of those things your kids already know. If you still have no idea what a hashtag is, it is a word or phrase (no spaces) with the # symbol in front of it. ... ... Read the Full Article


IP OR GEO BLOCKING COULD HELP PAINT A TRUE PICTURE OF TRAFFIC AND WEBSITE SUCCESS "Lies, damned lies, and statistics" is a phrase describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments. It is also sometimes colloquially used to doubt statistics used to prove an opponent's point.The term was popularised in the United States by Mark Twain who attributed it to the 19th-century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, who was reported as saying, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Actually it is argued that the phrase probably came from much ... Read the Full Article

SEO Juice from Adwords via Backlinks?

When looking at improving your search engine rankings there are many, many things to consider. The best advice is to write for the reader. Beyond that lies a long check list that can vary depending on whom you speak with.  After all The Great Algorithm is unknown to all but a select few in Mountain View, CA.Another discussion is paid vs organic rankings. They are both viable options depending on your budget. Organic ranking does not happen over night. It is the result of multiple steps and a varying amount of time. PayPerClick can get you to the top fast, ... Read the Full Article

Working hard?… But is it hardly working??

So now you have a shiny new website and you know you need to get it found. You even know how to blog or write SEO pages, GREAT! You have listened to good advice and you know that in order to start getting found, you HAVE to add content regularly to the site..... and you are more than willing. So you studiously set to work writing content and you grow and grow.Fast forward several months and countless articles later and.... wait a tic, your inbox is still empty. How can that be? Surely you are ranking well for numerous searches ... Read the Full Article

No Such Thing as Free Lunch

Get Your Free Website; Step Right Up and Get Your Free Website. REALLY? This particular post is going to come off more than a little bit like "sour grapes" - but it is what it is. I can imagine a few web developers seeing this pop up on Google and the "blogpshere" at some point and COPYING this link and sending it to their client's and saying something like. see here...THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE WEBSITE. Let me tell you that we're fortunate in that we are blessed to gain a couple of new clients every week - sometimes ... Read the Full Article

Search Engine Marketing and PPC Advertising

When formulating an advertising campaign nowadays, search engine marketing (SEM) has become a very important, and arguably necessary, component for both small and big businesses alike.  The fact that almost 20 BILLION dollars was spent by North American advertisers in 2012 on SEM should be an obvious indicator that this type of digital marketing is one of the best ways to attract customers to your product or business.  Many people even go as far to describe SEM as being revolutionary due to it's effectiveness in which it generates leads/sales for their business.The most well known type of search engine marketing ... Read the Full Article

E-Commerce And The Sophisticated Buyer

Last week I had to drive out of town. Since I hadn't driven there before, I was going to rely on my smart phone to help with directions. I decided to buy a windshield mount for my smart phone to make life easier. I researched online to find the best mount for my needs. After sorting through dozens of choices, I found what I was looking for and they had it in stock at my local "electronics store".However, even though it was supposed to be in stock, the employee couldn't even find that they ever carried this product "in store". ... Read the Full Article

Advice worth ignoring when choosing a website designer

"Website Design? Oh don't listen to him!" If you've had a website built in the past, how many people did you speak with about developing your website? If you've recently undertaken the task of finding a website builder, how many people have you spoken with? If your answer is, "...more than three", then you are not alone. I'll venture an educated guess that you've - no doubt -  also heard three different takes on how to make your website successful. Knowing who to trust can be rather difficult if you aren't already very familiar with how ranking and SEO work. I ... Read the Full Article

Who NEEDS to be the #1 Salesperson with Your Company?

You MAY be surprised at the answer! Okay the image that appears to the right or that prompted you to click and read this BLOG may have already given the answer away. However, the content of the rest of this BLOG may be thought-provoking enough to warrant the read. (Hope so. Also if you think one of your business-owning friends could benefit from this post - please pass it on via email.) Let me explain HOW Google is the Biggest, Baddest Sales Rep on the Planet and HOW you're probably not using them in that fashion. I'll also detail a hint at ... Read the Full Article