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Social Media Etiquette Your Mom Taught You

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Guest post by Kelly Gregorio

As a child, Mom taught you the importance of please and thank you while reminding you to mind your P’s and Q’s.  Today, the same lessons that molded you into a respectable adult can be used to your advantage online. Below are 5 finger-waggings translated into social media etiquette that … Read more


10 Valuable Ideas to Help You Find Time to Blog

How to find time to create content for your blogHow do you find the time to create content for your blog when you have a business to run?

Creating content and finding the time to do it are the biggest obstacles entrepreneurs and small business owners face when marketing their business.

Creating interesting and valuable content for your business blog will give your audience … Read more


The Vital Importance of Online Reputation Management

Guest post by Richard Larson, Brand Manager

With each passing day privacy becomes a thing of the past and every last iota of information about a person or a company is merging with the internet.  Despite the internet increasing in age, there are still any number of aspects about it that maintain its … Read more


7 Business Lessons For Success in 2013 (straight from the experts)

I’m a huge fan of not “reinventing the wheel”. So, as we close out 2012, I thought it would be a good time to check in with some of my favorite marketing experts to gather some of their valuable advice. I wanted to find out which lessons they learned the hard way so we could … Read more


How Slow Site Speeds Matter More Than Ever

Guest post by Frank Conley

In this infographic by wireless internet provider Zing Broadband, they take a look at how a load time of something as simple as 1 second, can impact your site. The larger your site is, the bigger the impact on your site is for a conversion.

How can we increase traffic … Read more


Old Habits Die Hard: Why 2012 SEO Strategies are Worth Giving Up


Guest post by Frank Conley

Pre Spring of 2012, a lot of organizations devoted their SEO efforts to leveraging the loopholes in the Google algorithm for the advantage of their site rankings.  In other words, they spent more time trying to trick Google than working with them. For a while this worked; sites that engaged … Read more


4 Essential Twitter Tools for Small Business Success

Managers use Twitter tools to effectively execute their social media strategies.

1. Setup command control. Use a central dashboard to schedule your tweets and track @mentions, retweets and DMs. You can also engage your followers directly through your dashboard. Consider using Hootsuite (the is a free and pro version) or TweetDeck.

2. Keep your Read more


Top 5 Facebook Best Practices for Small Businesses

1. Make commenting easy and be strategic. One way to do this is to use “fill in the blank” questions, such as “I love to blog about _____.” You can use this technique  to get customers talking about your product, get feedback on new features, and get ideas on new services you want to … Read more


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