What’s the Magic Word Count for Blog Posts?
October 11
Local Search and SEO

If you're searching for clear cut guidance on the ideal length for your blog posts, this answer probably won't make you happy, but it’s the truth. There is no "right" length.

Get a Grasp: The 12 Link Types for Website Optimization
September 20
Local Search and SEO

The web is made up of links—and many different link types. Knowing the types of links and how they impact SEO is important, even for on-page SEO.

Is SEO All It’s Cracked Up to Be? Get this Answer and More
September 15
Local Search and SEO

Many business owners ask themselves this question every day! Learn 5 questions to differentiate an expert from an imposter and 5 things you need to know about SEO.

7 Keyword Tool Alternatives to Google Planner
August 18
Local Search and SEO

It has been reported that Google is restricting the amount of keyword data that you can get using their Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool. Here are some other keyword research tools that you can use.

Online Reviews – Business Builder or Brand Buster?
August 10
Local Search and SEO

Having a way for your clients to leave online reviews for your business can be a great business builder. But, it is not without potential pitfalls. And if people reach out via social media, they expect a response.

What are Micro Influencers and How to Use Them to Reach Your Audience
October 21

Have you noticed the buzz about influencer marketing? Influencer marketing uses online influencers to create word of mouth to promote a brand or product.

Start RSS Feeding Content Today With dlvr.it to Social Media [How-To]
October 20

Twitterfeed is Going Away – Dlvr.it is Here to Stay. Let’s talk about social media automation and RSS feeds. Plus, get a comprehensive how-to on a great RSS feeding tool to automate posts to your social media accounts.

Artificial Intelligence: Did a Blog Bot Write This Post?
October 12

Entrepreneurs and business owners hear all the time that we should be automating things in our business. And there are many areas where automation or even artificial intelligence can be helpful.

6 Ways to Nail Your Blog Promotion Using Social Media
September 23

Let's face it. If your blog posts aren't attracting readers, you're wasting your time. This post explains how to practice blog promotion using social media so you will have readers.

Community Management Tips for Business Owners
September 13

Great community managers must be equal parts shepherd, therapist, court jester and ninja. Here are some tips to help you do your best community management.

How to Sell a Domain Name in 7 Easy Steps
October 24
Mobile and Web

Essentially, domain names are virtual real estate, and when you aren't using it, it's nothing but vacant land. Here are 7 easy steps to turn those unused domain names into real cash.

Now, Take My Homepage….Please!
October 18
Mobile and Web

Do you consider your website's homepage an engaging window into your business? Or is it more of a joke?

Tried & Tested: Design Secrets of Mobile Ordering Apps
October 13
Mobile and Web

Mobile ordering apps have taken the world by storm. You want proof? When Chick-fil-A released its new mobile app, it hit #1 in the app store, with over a million downloads in just 3 days.

Mobile Web: Is It Time to AMP Up Your Website?
October 05
Mobile and Web

Now that your website is mobile-friendly, can you sit back and relax? Maybe, maybe not. The next big thing in mobile web is Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP.

A Gamification Primer: Playing Games with Your Customer
September 26
Mobile and Web

You want to attract and retain new customers as a digital marketer or business owner. But classic marketing principles only go so far in our distracted, fast-paced world. That’s why businesses are applying gamification techniques to their marketing in a big way.

Marketing Automation on a Budget: 10 Tools You Need to Try
October 19
Branding and Marketing

Marketing automation tools have evolved to provide business owners and marketers with vast amounts of real time data that enable them to learn more about their customers.

Are You Thinking About Your Prospect’s WIFM?
October 04
Branding and Marketing

Every product or business venture needs a strong value proposition. To be effective, that value proposition must answer the WIFM question: “What’s in it for me?”

Presidential Campaign Lessons: The Business Takeaways
October 03
Branding and Marketing

Everywhere you look today, you’re hit with news coverage, ads and opinion pieces about the upcoming presidential election. You may be fed up with politics, but have you ever considered how campaign strategy and tactics relate to business?

5 Tell-tale Signs Your Email Marketing Campaign Isn’t Working
September 27
Branding and Marketing

There are a lot of things that go into making a successful email marketing campaign. And sometimes, email marketing campaigns still fail. Here are some of the warning signs.

Why Every Business Needs a Newsletter and How to Get Started
September 19
Branding and Marketing

When you think of marketing promotions, a newsletter may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it can be a great tool for building and nurturing relationships with clients and prospects.

Has Your Business Flat-Lined? Revitalizing Business Growth
October 14
Business Development

You’ve tried every trick in the book, but your once growing business is stagnating. Don’t panic! Here's how to get back on track to business growth.

Your Business Relationship: Tell Your Story, Don’t Just Sell Your Stuff
October 07
Business Development

I recently helped my daughter sign up for her first post-paid phone. We did our homework, talking to the SAME phone salesman multiple times. I didn’t focus much on the business relationship because it was such a good deal.

Building a Business Foundation That Makes it to the Finish Line: 10 Winning Tips
September 28
Business Development

The saying, “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish” is wrong when it comes to building a successful business. If this were true, then why do the majority of new businesses fail in the first 2-3 years? In my opinion, starting well is tantamount to future success when it comes to launching a new business or practice.

How to Learn from Your Sales Mistakes
September 21
Business Development

If you’ve been working in sales for at least a day, you have likely made a sales mistake. While we all know that mistakes happen, we do not like to be the reason behind them.

Selfies and Self-Esteem: Using Social to Reach Your Goals
September 12
Business Development

Does social media have more potential to build our self-esteem or to tear it down? Do you use it to set your goals and reach your goals? Or are you discouraged by what you see from others?