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Top Secrets to Best Website Design

Best Website Design Secrets We have been designing and re-designing websites for clients since 2008.  It’s amazing how many people follow the crowd and keep making the same website design mistakes over and over again.  The other thing we see is web designers making good looking and functional websites, but…
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10 Tips to Build a Thriving Email List

10 Tips to Build a Thriving Email List

If you have a small business then I’m sure you know the importance of building a relationship with your customers. One of the most important ways to extend this relationship is through optimizing your email list and building a relationship right in your customer’s inbox. For this post I’m going…
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Business Networking Success - How to Diversify Your Contacts

Business Networking Success – How to Diversify Your Contacts

A major key to business networking success in building a powerful business network is diversity.   What's the key to business networking success?  Common lore says that we know between 200 and 300 people.  That seems like plenty of people to know in your network.  Why would you want to…
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How to Define Your Ideal Target Market Niche or Client

How to Define Your Ideal Target Market Niche or Client

Marketing for Small Businesses - How to Define Your Ideal Business Client or Target Niche Market?   I know, the title here is redundant - target and niche are very similar words.  This reinforces the importance of narrowing down who we want to market to and work with to get…
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Top 10 Tips for Mastering Business Networking

Top 10 Tips for Mastering Business Networking

Top 10 Traits to Hone for Business Networking Mastery Just like the famous David Letterman top 10 list … 10)  Dedication to working your network Business networking is not “net-standing”, “net-sitting”, “net-eating” … it’s net-working!  Manage your contacts and their relevant information in your database, carry referral contact information along…
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5 Keys to Networking Success – Marketing Success for Small Businesses

5 Keys to Networking Success – Marketing Success for Small Businesses

What's the best Tactic for Marketing Success for Small Businesses?   Building trust and relationships through networking is one of the best way to get referrals for your business and creates marketing success for small businesses.  Here's 5 Keys for Networking…and For Life:   1)  Be Yourself — you fill a unique…
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How to stop Your WordPress Website from Being Hacked or Spammed

How to stop Your WordPress Website from Being Hacked or Spammed

Wordpress website hackings are on the rise.  How can you keep your site secure?   One of my best friends had her WordPress website hacked and rendered useless by some evil-minded techie troublemakers.  It cost her almost a thousand dollars to get it back up and running.  Fortunately, soon thereafter,…
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12 Easy Copywriting Tips to Transform Your Sales Copy

12 Easy Copywriting Tips to Transform Your Sales Copy

Is your sales copy on your website not converting visitors to thriving fans? Do you think that your sales pages or website should be bringing you more money and providing your customers more value?  In this article I want to bring to you the 4 things you must absolutely do…
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Why is SEO Important to Your Business?

Why is SEO Important to Your Business?

Thanks for coming by my site and reading this article.  I am often asked "Why is SEO important to my business? Many business owners, even today, don't know what SEO is, let alone why it might be important to them. If you want to know more about what SEO is,…
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What is Web Copywriting and Why is it Important to Your Business?

Everyone's heard of Copyrighting - you know,  the legal process of protecting intellectual property.  For example, "TM" for TradeMark or the "R" with the circle around it for Registered Trademark ®. Web copywriting is completely different!   Well, that's not what this article is about.  This article is specifically about web…
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How to Use Google’s Free Keyword Research Tool

How to Use Google’s Free Keyword Research Tool

Well, as I write this, the gossip around town (well, around Search Engine Optimization Specialists' town anyways) is that Google may discontinue their free keyword research tool.  If that does happen, we believe it will be nested in either the webmaster tools or the Pay Per Click Portion of Google's…
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How to Plan for Great Web Design

It may seem like it’s urgent and you need to get your website up as fast as possible to help build your business and gain credibility with your clients.  If you want a great web design, proper planning will save you a lot of time and money, and make your…
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Want more traffic to your website and more clients?

Want more traffic to your website and more clients?

Most business owners I talk to these days say that they want more paying clients coming to them.  Is that what you want?  If so ... Call today for your free online business marketing strategy session (530) 426-8404   Is your marketing working for you?  How many clients are coming…
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Search Engine Optimization

What is SEO or Search Engine Optimization?

What is SEO? Thanks to one of my readers, who asked this very important question - "What is SEO"?  Those of you who were afraid to ask will get some very valuable information for your online business marketing.  One of the Gurus I learned from told me "SEO stands for…
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What’s The Best Possible Investment You Can Make Today?

What’s The Best Possible Investment You Can Make Today?

We all want to know the best possible investment today! Of course, any wise person would answer “It depends”.  Yes, the best possible investment today would depend on your current financial situation, your short and long term goals, how active or passive you want to be and the amount of…
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5 Critical Questions to Greatly Enhance Your Marketing For Small Business

5 Critical Questions to Greatly Enhance Your Marketing For Small Business

Want to Get More Results from Your Marketing for Small Business?   Here are 5 critical questions to help you get better results with your marketing time, budget and efforts.  These questions will not only help you to create an effective marketing plan, but will help you choose marketing strategies…
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Seven Secrets to Getting a Website that Works for Your Business

Seven Secrets to Getting a Website that Works for Your Business

Do You Want to Work for your Website or Have a Website that Works Hard for YOU? 1)      First of all, you need people to actually SEE your website!  I know I sound like a broken record sometimes, but many business owners pay $100’s or $1,000’s of dollars to have…
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What key search engine factors rank websites best?

What key search engine factors rank websites best?

What are the secret key Search Engine Factors? What factors do search engines use to rank websites?  This question is very important for business owners that want to drive traffic to their websites.  Whether they want to sell products or services, understanding how their website can be found easier than…
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Why is Keyword Research the Most Important thing a Business owner Can Do?

Why is Keyword Research the Most Important thing a Business owner Can Do?

Many business owners fail to do adequate keyword research before having a website built.  It's so sad to hear about these poor people - they spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars on their website, and it's not optimized to get the right traffic to the site.  If you'd like…
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