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2016 Content Marketing for Small Businesses: Back to Basics

In our expert roundup to ring out the old year and bring in the new, we talked to thought leaders in the field of content marketing about their predictions for this year. Now we’re going to spend a little time parsing all that good insight into actionable plans around content marketing for small businesses. Bet on…

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Is Your Small Business Niche a Fit for Social Media?

I’m feeling word-nerdy today, kids. So, let’s clarify some notions upfront before we get to your small business niche. In my very first post within this hallowed domain, we talked about how not everybody has to have or “do” social media. I encourage you to keep that in mind for today’s discussion. Let’s Just Define…

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Best Holiday Promotions: 8 Experts Chime In [Roundup]

It’s that time of year again, kids. Has been since before Back to School, if you go by what’s on the grocery store shelves, which is Halloween candy, of course. And pumpkin spice everything. Everywhere. Conspicuously, self-consciously, ironically, and comically as more than one of this month’s expert panel have pointed out. In just a…

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Calculating ROI & Other Metrics for Social (Salon) Sales

Previously, we talked about how, and even if, you can calculate ROI for your small and medium business social media and content marketing efforts. We discussed how it’s been a long time coming and that there are a lot of fine minds working on it. They’re developing best practices and tools for culling, tracking, and…

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Can You Calculate Social Media ROI?

I’ve been a bootstrappy, DIY, organic lead gen, jargon-slinging social media pro since way back. What I mean by that is, my social media and content marketing clients have been small and medium businesses and nonprofits. Even when I work with big Fortune 500 companies, it’s typically with a small internal business unit within one of their marketing departments.…

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8 Ways to Beef Up Your Content (and Boost Conversion Rate)

Your website is a lot like a new home. When you build a house, you invest in professionals to build a house that’s structurally sound, and is the nicest one on the block. If you only furnish your new home with cheap, second-hand furniture, your ability to impress people will stop at the front door.…

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The Best Ways to Go About Off-Site SEO

Over time, businesses have learned why they need to engage in search engine optimization to beat out the competition. You can find a large volume of content out on the web about keywords, techniques, and SEO strategy, and the range of opinions has made managing SEO at a tactical level all the more confusing. But with all the advice and…

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How to Drive Website Traffic Without Advertising

Today we offer you a guest post courtesy of Eve Haugen, on behalf of QuickSEOResults. Enjoy the guest post. I did not launch my website. I let it drift into the great ocean of the internet, barely causing a ripple. This was poor planning on my part. I regularly updated my content and kept it…

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