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6 Ways to Boost Your Google Ads Ad Click-Through Rates

When I was a kid I used to love watching Voltron on Saturday mornings.  In Voltron, 5 separate spaceships would combine to create a super robot called "Voltron" to fight large enemies.  As individual spaceships, they didn't stand a chance, but once they came together as Voltron, they were able to win the battles. A [...]

The 16-Minute SEO Audit

With SEO, the devil is in the detail. And if you're familiar with SEO, then you know there are unfortunately a lot of details! That's why you must use a checklist to pinpoint problems preventing your website from ranking high in Google.  It's simply impossible to remember every little detail if you try to wing [...]

Top 4 Reasons to Use WordPress When You Redesign Your Website

For many small business owners, designing and managing a website can be challenging. You may have designed your site when you first started your business and are now feeling a bit behind the curve when it comes to having an attractive site that's both user and SEO friendly. With the wide variety of website options [...]

By | June 13th, 2019|Categories: Mobile, SEO, Strategy|

4 Reasons Businesses “Just Say No” to Google Ads (When They Really Should Say “Yes”)

Remember the “Just Say No!” ad campaigns during the 80’s and 90’s to discourage children from using recreational drugs?  The one comeback line that I’ll never forget is, “I’m not a chicken, you’re a turkey” which you can watch here and reminisce about those earlier years. While the intentions of this ad are good and [...]

7 Google Analytics Goals to Use for Your Small Business

Have you ever considered what a visitors experience is like when they're on your website? Are they engaged in your content, or do they leave without clicking to a new page? Are they reading your blog posts or moving on quickly? Which of your marketing channels are resulting in more leads or sales? Using Google Analytics [...]

13 Questions You Must Answer To Ensure Your Google Ads Campaign Is Set Up Correctly

I wish I had this list when I was just getting started with Google Ads... It would have prevented countless early mistakes that cost me a lot of time and money. The reality is that Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords) is a big, hairy beast of a platform and it's nearly impossible to [...]

Why Many Businesses LOSE Money With Google Ads

Google Ads search advertising can be one of the best investments for your business for 2 very good reasons: Highly targeted - Your ad only appears when people are searching for your product or service in Google.  So you get in front of your ideal customer at the exact time she's looking to buy. Low risk - [...]

The 27 Best Inspirational Quotes to Motivate Business Owners

Running a business is hard. Period. It takes an immense amount of dedication, focus, hard work, and time to run a successful business. There are days that the task seems incredibly daunting and that pushing forward seems impossible. But small businesses make up the backbone of our country, and as we near Thanksgiving, we want [...]

3 Steps to Reel In Customers from Social Media Marketing

One of my favorite commercials (yes, I have favorite commercials) is for the Banjo Minnow.  If you like to fish, then you've probably seen this lure in stores.  I liked that commercial so much that my dad eventually went out and bought the kit for me.   When you watch the commercial you'll hear reference [...]

How to Actually Get an ROI With Social Media Marketing

A whopping 80 million small businesses use Facebook to connect with people. They don't use it because it fails them. They use it because it's proven to deliver an ROI. Have you ever wondered what other businesses are doing that you may not be doing? If you're not seeing an ROI or enough of one, [...]