Local Businesses

How Local Businesses Can Improve Their SEO

Today we offer you a guest post from tech writer Owen Andrew, covering off some ideas for improving SEO if you are a small local business. You can find Owen on Twitter @OwenAndrew7. As mobile browsing volume continues to rise and overtake desktop search, mobile SEO becomes more and more vital to businesses. And it turns…

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The Most Annoying Facebook Business Page Habits

Every now and then I’m allowed to have ‘fun’ at the office. Typically, this fun is forced upon me in the form of videos vaguely related to the social media job at hand. One such bit of fun was actually enjoyable! The video below talks about Facebook fatigue and your friends, and is a pretty…

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Grow Your Business With Social Media and Content Marketing [SlideShow]

Thank you to everyone who attended the social media training yesterday at the SCORE-Austin offices. As one of three components underneath SCORE’s local content marketing workshop series, this session took a deep dive into the following topics: What is social media Why use social media for marketing What are the types of social media available…

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Local Search Engine Optimization Basics [Slideshow]

This week I was honored to take part in the Austin edition of LocalU, a traveling series of training seminars that teaches small businesses how to market themselves online in their locale. If you are unfamiliar with LocalU, take time to review their website. They cover all of the key topics you might want to…

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Content Marketing: Grow Your Business With Social Media

Today I presented the third installment of the Content Marketing series on behalf of SCORE-Austin at their offices here in town. It was good to see some familiar faces from my previous session, and also good to welcome in some new folks for the material. We covered a lot of ground in the class, most…

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The Secret to A Successful Business Concept

Most of my more recent blog posts have been focused on specific internet marketing concepts, such as SEO, SEM, content marketing, social media, etc. However, if you have been reading my work since our earlier days, you already know that we started out covering a broader spectrum of business subjects. Today, I am taking a…

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Google Plus: 6 Reasons You Should Be Using It

Social networking platforms run the gamut of features, usage patterns, and adoption, and Google Plus is no different. If you are in the social media marketing game, you should already know a lot about Google Plus. That includes the biggest knock on it as a social media platform – that adoption remains too low for…

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Semantic Markup: Adding Context To SEO

The Internet world has been up in airs the past few weeks in response to Google’s recent changes. And the changes this summer were quite large indeed! First, we learned that we no longer have access to full keyword-level data for our Organic traffic. Then, Google announced that they have moved to a whole new…

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How to Market to Your Customers Online … On THEIR Terms

Do you market to your customers online as a primary source of demand and lead generation? All businesses are different. There are entire industries that can exist without a website or extended web presence. But for most of us, we HAVE to market to our customers online. That’s where they are, and where they want…

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3 Tips for Building a Strong Online Presence

The following guest post has been contributed courtesy of freelance writer Becky Wilcox. She covers some basic items to keep in mind when working to build out your overall presence online. Take one look at practically any sector of business these days, and it becomes increasingly clear just how important the Internet has become in…

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