March 8th, 2017 by

The Fine Line Between Innovation and Function

Life is an ongoing balancing act; one does not want to indulge in too much of one thing while neglecting another. A common saying is: Everything in moderation, including moderation. Great websites are also a balancing act. Among many others, one of these balances comes with the usability and originality of a website. Here, we’ll […]

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December 21st, 2016 by

Link Building: Where should you start?

In my previous post, we explored backlinks and whether or not they were still relevant (if you missed it, you can find it here). Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. The idea of campaigning for links can seem overwhelming, especially since we don’t want to take any shortcuts here. […]

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November 9th, 2016 by

Writing Content For Your Website

Everyone needs a website. For the small business owner, this is often a problem. You can hire someone to design and build a website, but that is like hiring someone to build you a house. It still has to be furnished. The words and images that constitute the content, that fill the pages of the […]

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September 15th, 2016 by

Winter is Coming: Are You Ready?

Holiday Marketing Techniques that Work The biggest, and most competitive, time of year for e-commerce retailers is fast approaching. I know what you’re probably thinking – you’re a small retailer with no chance of outshining big box retailers, so what’s the point? The point is: you do have a chance! As long as you plan […]

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August 25th, 2016 by

Should I Hire Web Designers or Build My Site Myself?

Probably the most common questions a small business owner, or a marketing director of a medium sized company, would ask when first interested in creating a new website is this: Should I save money and just build a simple site myself, or should I consider hiring Web Designers to create it for me? There’s a […]

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August 17th, 2016 by

“My Website is Almost Complete, Now What?”

So, here you are. You can see the finish line; your website is almost complete. You might find yourself wondering “what’s next?” Well, that’s a great question most people don’t ask. Many assume that once a website is complete, they can set it and forget it. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. We […]

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March 30th, 2016 by

Are You a Wolf or a Sheep?

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I call malarkey on that. I feel imitation is just a lack of imagination and fails to make you stand out. You went into business because you believed you were better than your competitors, right? So why not blaze your own trail in your marketing as […]

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March 23rd, 2016 by

Cutting Through The Noise

“Noise” isn’t just sound, it is anything that interferes with your communication. If you imagine trying to shout your marketing message in a crowded room where everyone is talking loudly, you’ll get the idea. That happens with all communication media, whether its magazine ads, online search, bus ads, TV commercials, sky writing, direct mail, or […]

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March 10th, 2016 by

Are You Targeting Your Ideal Customer?

One of the most consistent and important Marketing concepts that I’ve learned over the years is this; no matter how hard you try in your Marketing Analysis and Strategy, you’ll never be able to successfully appeal to everyone, all at once, all the time. While this may place a pessimistic emphasis on effective Marketing, it […]

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February 17th, 2016 by

Consistency is Key

In marketing, consistency is key. This holds true whether it’s your branding or messaging. Keeping up your efforts is probably one of the hardest aspects of marketing, simply because there are always seemingly more immediate things in need of your attention. Even as I am writing this blog post, I have a to-do list a […]

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December 9th, 2015 by

What Will You Accomplish in 2016?

Goals are probably the most important part in planning for the future. Without them you are just floating along with no direction. Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” I feel nothing could be closer to the truth. With the New Year right around the corner, comes a […]

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December 3rd, 2015 by

The Art of Impulse Purchases

Many human actions are done on impulse – a feeling that drives you to make decisions without further thought or delay. This notion is the driving force behind impulse purchases, which is defined as the unplanned decision to buy a product or service, made just before a purchase. It’s no secret that marketers have found […]

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September 18th, 2015 by

Facebook is Not Building a Dislike Button

The power of a title can light the internet on fire. News came out recently of Facebook’s decision to work on a dislike button, a feature Facebook users have been requesting for a while now, and the internet went bonkers. Some rejoiced and some were staunchly against the decision. Some were excited that they could […]

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May 26th, 2015 by

What PBR and Sharpie’s Instagram Feeds Can Teach You About Brand Evangelism

First off, let’s get this out of the way: brand evangelism is an advanced form of marketing that essentially makes your happy customers into volunteer marketers and even salespeople. How? Through word of mouth (or the modernized version of that), one of the oldest forms of marketing there is. Of course, having your customers spread […]

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May 5th, 2015 by

In The Digital World You Get What You Pay For

Like everything in life, you get what you pay for when it comes to web services. Think of your website like a car for a second; what kind of car do you want representing you? I bet you didn’t say that $500 71 Ford Pinto you saw for sale on that sketchy used car lot. […]

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