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Should you be on Yelp or other directories?

Yelp office

If your business name and phone number are published (like most companies), then you’ve probably received calls from firms like Yelp or Yellow Pages. Like most companies, you’ve probably ignored the calls. But wait. Before you dismiss directories like these two, we recommend doing some...

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A Simple Social Media Strategy For Small Business

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All to often small business owners hear the word strategy and the following words come to mind: complex, expensive, "that's for bigger firms with bigger budgets".  But that's a fallacy. Developing a strategy doesn't have to be complex, expensive, or only for big firms. A strategy is...

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How to write a blog post with local search in mind

Local Search

We’ve discussed, in the past, why local search is important. This post is about how to write with local search in mind. We'll use a fictional company example to help illustrate the key points. Step 1 – What will you write about? It must be something...

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5 Sites Where You Should Share Your Posts

Share Your Blog Post

So you're convinced that content marketing is here to stay. You've decided to blog and create valuable content for your website. You do your research and start writing what you believe is killer content. After a couple of months of writing several blog posts a...

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Top 9 LinkedIn Tips From A Pro

LinkedIn Tips

In our last post we discussed Google+ tips, but today we're changing things up a bit and below is a recent interview by Alex Salvador with Doug Anderson (DA). DA is a seasoned business veteran and business coach. He is also a LinkedIn Expert. Today...

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7 Google+ Tips to Grow Your Business

Google+ is Google’s social network application and platform that competes directly against the likes of Facebook. As of 2013, there are over half a billion people on Google+ (source: Marketing Land). However as you probably know, it doesn't even come close to Facebook's level of usage...

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