The best SEO tools for small businesses and how they can help you

Your business succeeds when customers find and visit you! Whether that be online or in person, your business has to be found to sell whatever it is you sell. Search engine optimization, or SEO, is a critical component of being found. There are hundreds of forces that affect SEO, but there are also some great tools to help you. In this blog, we share our best SEO tools for small businesses and how they can help you. SEO really starts…

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How to develop an asthetically pleasing social media feed

How to create an effective and aesthetically pleasing social media feed for your business

Just about everyone from your tech savvy kids, to your less tech savvy parents are on a social media platform of some sort. Even you, a business owner, take part in the daily ritual of scrolling through your feed and seeing what your customers and competition are up to. In this post, we show you how to create an effective and aesthetically pleasing social media feed for your business In the past, we have discussed the importance of maintaining a…

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Evolution of Marketing and Technology

Marketing and technology evolution is creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs

The pandemic has accelerated business change, and  marketing and technology evolution is creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs in businesses of all sizes. Let’s start with new business formation: it has never been easier to start a business online (and also never been more competitive to do so!) You can form your business with your state licensing agency online, you can set up an e-commerce website, and you can form your social media and marketing channels all from your home office…

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Landing page building 101

Landing page building 101

Building landing pages to convert prospects is one of the best investments you can make on your website. So, how about some landing page building 101? Let’s go! First  off, let’s define landing page. Some people call a home page a landing page (it’s not) or any page on the website (also not a landing page). A landing page has one specific task – it’s to get a customer to convert on something on your website. In theory if someone…

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2021 isn’t for crushing your goals

It’s for going for a ‘simple more’ and working steadily toward your desired future goals You can’t help but trip over every post on social media that wants you to “crush your goals’, can you? I don’t have to tell you the dumpster fire that was 2020 for businesses. Even if your business was well positioned to thrive, it was a rough year emotionally and personally for most people. If you had all this going for you: You had an…

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Client spotlight: Key Lime Vacation Rentals

Marathon, Florida vacation rentals website for the independent property owner Build a second stream of revenue along with your listings on VRBO, Florida Vacation Rentals, AirBnB and other vacation rental websites I’ve been saving this client spotlight for the winter, because, Florida Keys! Entrepreneur Joe Curley, whom I’ve known for more than twenty five years, owns rentals in the Florida Keys. This client spotlight is about the importance of owning your own marketing and not relying solely on the platforms…

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The Tech Secret of Email Deliverability

Improve email deliverability to your customers by adjusting your DKIM and SPF records at your Domain  and hosting providers. The tech secret of email deliverability is that a few settings can dramatically improve your chances of your email landing into your customer’s inbox. Two (fairly simple but slightly scary for beginners) settings can dramtically improve the deliverability of your emails! Let’s break it down. The DKIM and SPF settings are part of a larger protocol called DMARC. These settings (more…

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Small Business Guide to Video Marketing: Streaming Basics

Creating a streamable video channel for your business We all love video. Every one of us has spent time streaming content from Netflix, Amazon and YouTube. Creating entertaining, informative, streamable content for your small business is not only easier but also more important than ever before. Our small business guide to video marketing is designed to teach you the basics so you can learn to set up your own streaming channel on YouTube. From giving your customers content to absorb…

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DNS, Domain registration, URL pointing: Understanding the mystery of web tech stuff

Understanding the mystery of DNS, domain registration, domain pointing, hosting and other mysterious, behind-the-scenes web tech stuff is important. Your entire business rests on the good foundations of hosting, domain management and if you’re not aware of these things (or in control of them) your business could be at risk. URL: Most of us get this one, it’s your .com or .biz, or .org. It’s the single most important thing that you have to manage. If you forget who ordered…

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