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How to Build Trust, Reputation and Traffic by Using A Blog to Promote Your Business

A business blog for your company is a really useful tool in a profitable online marketing campaign. It is the perfect platform to publish your ideas, create networking opportunities and also boost your SEO and search rankings, all on your own terms. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] In addition it shows visitors to your website that your business is alive and kicking, as …

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How to Get the Search Engines to Send Thousands More Customers to Your Site

At its most basic level, search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of enhancing and promoting a website in an effort to boost the number of visitors coming through from the search engines. The majority of your visitors are expected to arrive via the popular search engines and SEO configuration helps to boost visibility when users search for your particular …

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How to Avoid 10 of the Most Common Internet Marketing Mistakes That Could Seriously Harm Your Businesses

Times have changed. The new frontier for marketing is no longer traditional media of print and television. More and more small businesses are now taking their business online because that is where their customers are. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Although it presents some new challenges, it also has huge advantages for small local businesses because compared to traditional marketing, the barrier to …

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Outrank Your Competitors and Make More Sales…Your Guide to Building Links for Top Search Engine Rankings

So, you’ve built your website and you’re ready to take orders. Then the reality sets in and you suddenly stop and think, “How do I actually get people to my website?” [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] You need search engine traffic to send people to your site and search engines such as Google and Bing want to send potential customers actively searching for …

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Six Mobile Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

There is no doubt that the mobile-age of the Internet is upon us, with more and more people accessing the web on their mobiles, smart phones and tablets. Mobile usage is one of the most popular and fastest growing forms of technology to ever hit the consumer market. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Think about your own online browsing habits. When was the …

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Discover How to Find Out What Your Customers Are Saying About You Online and How You Can Use Online Reviews To Give Your Business a Competitive Advantage

The Internet has given the consumer more power than ever before to be able to pick and choose which company they want to do business with. So managing your company’s online reputation is one of the most important elements of online marketing success. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Small business owners from all different types of industries are realising just how much social …

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Discover How to Increase your Orders, Grab the Top Google Rankings and Outsmart your competition……Using the Power of Video Marketing.

Back in 2006, when Google paid $1.65 billion for a tiny business above a pizza parlour, it left a lot of people scratching their heads and thinking that Google had lost the plot. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] However, that tiny business was YouTube and in just a few short years it has officially become the 2nd largest search engine (second only to …

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Discover What LinkedIn Can Do for Your Local Business – Social Media Networking For Professionals

With over 225 million users in over 200 countries, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network. Yes, it may be smaller than Facebook or Twitter but it has a particular niche focus; professional networking. [optin-momster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Where Facebook users have friends and Twitter users have followers, LinkedIn users have contacts. This is vital for developing business contacts or sales …

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Super Social Media Marketing – The 14 Easiest Ways to Promote All of Your Social Profiles and Gain Raving Fans

Social media marketing is now an indispensable PR and marketing tool for your local business and it gives you the perfect opportunity to show your products and services to millions of people around the world who might not normally have had a chance to see what you have to offer. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] The real success in social media marketing comes …

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The Importance of Mobile Friendly Sites and What it Means for Your Business

Recent research has revealed that consumers spend 3.3 hours per day on their Smartphone’s. Therefore, it should come as no surprise, then, that 85% of Smartphone owners who were asked said that mobile is a central part of daily life. Yes, Smartphone’s are right up there with wallets and keys as items consumers cannot leave home without. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] People …

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How to Achieve Online Success by Letting Other People Do the Hard Work for You

It is essential for every business, no matter which industry you are in, to have a strong online presence with a website and participate on social media platforms. Your business survival depends upon it. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Despite all of the reminders, it is worrying just how many local businesses have not fully embraced the Internet. A website is simply not …

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10 Reasons Why Your Online Business Should Send Out a Regular Newsletter to Your Customers

We all know that it is significantly less expensive to sell to an existing customer with repeat business that it is to try and acquire a new one. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] However one of the biggest tasks facing many businesses today is gaining and keeping prospective customers. Today, many businesses recognise how important it is to build relationships with their customers …

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Follow our Pinterest Tips and Pin Your Way to Marketing Perfection

By now, most businesses will have heard of Pinterest. It has famously overtaken Twitter to be the fast growing social media site. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Just in case you don’t know what it is, Pinterest is a virtual pin board. It allows anyone to create and organise virtual pinboards on almost any topic, then share these pins, which are mostly images …

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Find New Customers and Boost Your Sales

It makes sense to advertise your business on Facebook. With over 1.19 billion users it has created the most highly-engaged audience on earth with a huge percentage of the world’s population logging on the site daily. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Despite people predicting the death of Facebook with the newcomers like Instagram and Pinterest, the numbers joining Facebook are still growing each …

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21 Ideas for Creating Online Publicity for Your Business

How to turn your business’s news into publicity to attract more customers. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Jane Russell, the actress, once said “Publicity can be terrible. But only if you don’t have any”. It’s true. Your business needs publicity and here is no better marketing tool for your business than publicity. It’s vital to the growth of your business because it gets …

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Online Marketing – Can your Business Afford to Be Without it?

If you are contemplating taking your business online the challenges and tasks can seem daunting. Online marketing is constantly evolving with new social media tools cropping up all of the time. It can be hard to keep up. You might be wondering if it is even worth taking your business online. However, the question you should be asking is, can …

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Online Marketing Basics 101 – Why Online Marketing Works for Local Business

If you want to grow your business, how do you get the word about your product or service? By going where your market is – and these days, that’s online. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] This article will give you a straightforward, easy to understand overview of online marketing and why it is perfect for your business. Like any form of marketing, your …

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7 Great Reasons to use Text Marketing

Businesses around the globe are using text message marketing now more than ever before.  With over 6 billion mobiles in use, you can’t afford to miss this mobile revolution. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] People these days are numb to most conventional advertising, but one form of connecting with customers still provides strong results. SMS (short messaging service) or texts they are more …

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Boost Your Search Engine Rankings – How to Increase Your Visibility on Google

Just because you have a website it doesn’t automatically mean that people will come and visit it especially if they can’t find you. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] The main way that people find you online is still via the search engines. Without a website you don’t exist. Without a search strategy you exist, but you are invisible. Google isn’t the only search …

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Why Your Business needs to be Online

The bottom line is, you want to maximize your profits. The more money your business makes, the healthier it will be and the more successful you will find yourself. Building an online presence, whether you are a novice or an expert, is utterly essential in achieving this. The Internet is the most important marketing avenue you can pursue, and one …

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Top 10 Tips to Get Customers to Revisit Your Website

It isn’t enough to get people to visit your website once, you have to get them to come back time and time again. Why is this important? For two really important reasons: [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] First Impressions: If visitors, and therefore potential customers, are not returning to your website, then it can tell you that they are not being hooked in …

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How to Find out What Customers Are Saying About your Business

If you own a business, there is a good chance you have spent many years, investing time, sweat and tears into building it, and have missed many family functions such as soccer games and dance recitals. Building a business is hard work, but once the business is established, you often feel as though you can relax a little…until the time …

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Attract Customers to Your Website with Business Blogging

Most business owners have heard companies that blog get up to 55% more visitors to their websites than businesses who do not. Regardless of whether your business is business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C), blogging can greatly increase the amount of leads you acquire every month by an average of almost 70%. However, even with the overwhelming statistics, you may be …

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15 Web Design Tips, Tricks and Techniques

How many times have you looked at a website and thought to yourself “I wish mine looked that good”? [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] From layout to graphic design, there are so many elements that turn a good website into a great website and that is why we are sharing these tips, tricks and techniques with you so that you too can have …

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Why Your Business should be using Online Video Marketing

First we advised you to get a website then we told you about social media and now we are saying that your business should be using online video marketing.  Why? [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Is video marketing really that important? With over 1 billion unique users every month from around the world, YouTube is the second the biggest search in the world …

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You, Your Business and Social Media

We are seeing more and more small businesses joining the online revolution and giving their business an online presence. On the one hand technology has made it so much easier to do so. Almost anybody with virtually no technical skills at all can take their business online. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] However, on the other hand, with so many businesses going online …

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Introduction to using Email Lists as a Marketing Tool

As a business owner you will always be looking for better ways to increase your sales and market you and your business in a more effective way.  The most cost-effective and profitable marketing strategy is email marketing. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Email marketing helps your business in a number of helpful ways. For example email marketing: Allows you to reach many people …

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How online marketing can help small businesses and send customers to your website

Online marketing is one area that small businesses can compete against larger companies within the same niche. The internet has created a level playing field for businesses online because all companies perform on the same stage. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Small businesses have a lot to gain from Internet marketing. It has such an enormous effect on the growth of the business …

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A Quick Start Guide to Mobile Marketing For Your Business

Almost everybody owns a smartphone these days. In fact statistics have revealed that there are more people around the world who own a mobile than own a toothbrush. [optin-monster-shortcode =id”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Bringing it closer to home, a large proportion of your potential client base are likely to use their smartphone to make online searches and use to social media sites. What …

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Why ALL Small Businesses Should Consider Facebook Advertising

Not so long ago Facebook was considered to be only for teenagers and those looking for romance and a change of relationship status but that has changed dramatically in recent years. Facebook has quickly evolved as one of the most valuable assets to advertisers who are striving to reach a specific niche audience. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] That is the reason why …

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5 Critical Social Media Myths and Mistakes That Fool Small Business Owners Make

It is hard to read any marketing story these days without being bombarded with news about social media and how profitable it is for businesses. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] The hype is understandable considering how much people have embraced social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. When it comes to reaching a much wider audience social media marketing is hard to beat …

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How To Turn Your Website Into a 24 Hour Sales Marketing Machine

The Internet has had a profound effect on the way that people communicate and interact with each other. The changes have also had a dramatic influence on the business world by altering the way that consumers shop for products. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Until about ten years ago, companies reached out to consumers through trade shows, print advertising and other traditional marketing …

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Make Huge Profits From Social Media Marketing

Social media isn’t just about chatting with your friends and seeing what people ate for lunch. It is an indispensable tool that allows you to connect with your current, past and future clients. It provides the ideal opportunity for your business to build relationships, engage with customers and increase sales like never before. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] It is surprising how many …

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The Secrets to Making Google Love Your Website so It Sends Thousands of Visitors to Your Site Everyday

Before the Internet life was so much easier with good old-fashioned phone books. Back in those days businesses were listed in alphabetical order so AadvarkA1 Services was always going to be listed above every other business in their category. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Yes, to be listed above every other business in your niche all you had to do was name your …

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8 Simple Ways How Your Business Can Use Instagram for Big Profits

What comes to mind when you think of Instagram? You might remember that it was famously sold to Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook for $1billion, despite the fact that is has no source of revenue. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Or you might think of it being a place where people post pictures of food that they are just about to eat. …

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Your Business Needs To Be Visible If You Want To Succeed Online

Imagine how cool it would be to be invisible…You could sneak into the cinema and watch films for free (providing no-one sits on you) while pinching popcorn from the person next to you, think of all the major events you could get up close to, the conversations you could listen in to…you would be able to observe life from a …

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Social Media Marketing Facts and Figures You NEED To Know Right Now

Every so often we come across a client who refuses to acknowledge the positive effects the Internet would have on their business and think it is completely irrelevant to them. This is particularly the case with regards to social media. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] “Oh my client base doesn’t use Facebook or Twitter” or “Our business isn’t aimed at kids. They are …

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Why Being Mobile-Friendly Is Essential For Any Business Today

“It’s only a mobile phone!  What’s the point in making a website for that?  You can’t see much on them anyway?  If they’re interested they’ll look at it on their computer.” [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] What are we talking about?  We are talking about how a website looks when someone uses a mobile phone or tablet to view it.  Many, many small …

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YOUR BUSINESS CAN NAVIGATE THE SOCIAL MEDIA MINEFIELD

Social Media!  It’s all around us.  Everywhere you look it’s: ‘Like Us On Facebook’ here and ‘Tweet Us’ there.  We are surrounded by social media networks, and new ones are springing up all the time.  Even though some businesses have seen the value of social media, many more have failed to grasp the effect social media is having on the …

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How To Protect Your Online Reputation

Your company’s reputation is its most valuable asset.  If it’s tarnished, you could lose customers and sales.  This article shows how negative reviews are not always what they seem and what you can do about it. [optin-monster-shortcode id-“vtgs3rsomamaru13”] In business, as in life, we stand or fall on the status of our reputation.  Companies spend many years, and much money, …

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How Your Company Can Build Up More Twitter Followers

It is rare to speak to a business owner who uses Twitter but who doesn’t want more followers.  A few might say the numbers aren’t important and they are only concerned with “quality followers”. However, it’s generally the ones who only have a few followers who make this argument. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] As a business owner why would you want more …

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WHY YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS TO BE ONLINE

As a business owner, you will have witnessed first-hand how the Internet has had a huge impact on customers buying habits. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] In fact by now, unless your business is based in a cave in the outer reaches of Siberia you should have either set up a website or at the very least had somebody seriously suggest that you …

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What’s The Fuss About Google Plus?

There are so many new ways to get information about businesses and branding out onto the internet, and new social media sites being introduced all the time.  It seems every time you look at a blog post, video or online article, there’s a new symbol that has appeared to let you share the content with others.  So it’s no surprise …

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Understand The Power Of Email Marketing In Your Business

Social Media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are excellent ways to keep in touch and engage with your customers. However, because of their success many people claim that email marketing is dead and no longer relevant. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Don’t listen to them, as nothing could be further away from the truth. Email marketing is alive and well and is …

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Five Ways To Make Your Emails Mobile Friendly

Mobile marketing is an important tool of any well planned marketing campaign.  We show you how you can do it effectively for maximum results. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”vtgs3rsomamaru13″] Every morning my alarm goes off at 6:00am. I would love to say that I jump out of bed full of the joys of spring but that would be a lie. After thumping my …