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Are You Throwing Spaghetti At the Wall & It’s Not Sticking? Here’s Why

I'm sure you've heard the saying, "throw spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks."  It's a common way to describe the process of testing many different tactics at the same time in order to identify what works (sticks) and what doesn't work (falls to the floor). It's a nice analogy to visualize the process [...]

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 21st, 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 [...]

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 [...]

2 Google Ads Lessons Learned from a Recent Running Injury

Recently, I started to feel pain in my Achilles tendon while running.  Like most runners, I ignored it.  I just kept right on running like there was nothing to worry about.  That is of course until that fateful day when my Achilles was too sore to walk normally without pain.  When you can't walk, then [...]

Marketing Plan Refresh: 5 Ways to Clean Up Your Digital Marketing

If you’ve lived in your home for many years, you’re probably like me. You’ve accumulated a lot of... stuff. You don’t like it cluttering your home, but you’re not sure what to do about it. It’s all over the place, and you don’t know where to start. This feeling is much like the one you [...]

User Experience Design: How it Can Help to Increase Traffic & Conversions on Your Website

The user journey and experience of using a website or application should always be as pleasant as possible for the user; from start to finish, from entry point to purchase; both simple and intuitive. In this blog post, I'll discuss the impact that a quality user experience design (UXD) has on search engine optimization (SEO) and [...]

How to Set Up Your Digital Marketing Dashboard Using Google Analytics

If you don't have the time or inclination to dig into your marketing data and reports, then you're going to love this... I'm going to show you how to use just one report (I call it your "digital marketing dashboard") to get a bird's eye view of the performance across all your marketing channels.  That's [...]

Top 6 Ways to Get Traffic to Your Website

What’s the best digital marketing tactic for driving new prospects to your website? I’ll give you a hint - No matter which tactic you’re thinking of right now, you’re wrong…   One Tactic Alone Can Never Be the Best Sure, one tactic will likely be better than others for your business, but that doesn’t mean [...]

Answer to Your #1 Question About Online Marketing

I recently reviewed a survey we conducted, where we asked small business owners this question: "What's your #1 question about online marketing?" As I combed through the questions, I realized there was a common theme.  A lot of the questions focused on the one thing to do, or the one tactic to use to get [...]