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Is Google Places Dead?

Hi Everyone, In case you haven’t noticed yet – Google have made some sweeping changes that affect over 80 million businesses and have essentialy killed Google places and migrated the pages over to Google + Local pages. So is Google Places dead and what does this mean for your business or for your client’s business? [...]

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Don’t look now but Google Places has changed again

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Google have changed things again. A large part of ranking well in Google Places is getting reviews. One way of doing this was to send your clients to your Google Places page on their smartphone via a QR code or link. Google [...]

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Online Marketing for Bricks and Mortar Businesses

  I love infographics and here is a nice one that “talks” about online marketing for bricks and mortar businesses: Online Marketing = Brick and Mortar Success | Visual.ly visual.ly4/18/12 The Internet can be one of the most effective tools your company can use to not only attract clients, but to keep them as well. Related Reading: [...]

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Conversation with Steve Nutter

This is a great conversation with Steve Nutter – the proprietor of The Irish Bred Pub in Opelika, AL.. We talk about going from a large restaurant corporation to owning his own place. We discuss about his different marketing initiatives including one that he and I are both excited about which is called Repeat Returns [...]

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New Technology Changes How Small Businesses Market

All small businesses face the same 5 problems when marketing their products or services online. Getting visitors to your website. Creating valuable content. Growing an audience via social media. Capturing new new leads. Converting leads into sales. There is a new technology available that solves all 5 of these challenges and it will quickly become [...]

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Make $6 for every $1 you spend online

One point to remember in marketing is that if you make $1 more than what you spent on your marketing then keep doing it. In this case it is an excellent return. If anyone would like to look at either PPC or Facebook ads please let me know. Amplify’d from searchengineland.com Paid Search Drives $6 [...]

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Google Places Has a Great Feature Most Small Business Owners Don’t Know About

Google Places has a great great feature that very few Local Small Business Owners Know About. They call it “Place Page Posts”. It can be used for a variety of reasons and you can even include links directly to your website or where ever you’d like. Allen Crawley and I recorded a brief video a [...]

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Google+ vs. Facebook

This is a great article and infographic. I am signed up on Google+ and there is one thing that this article does not mention that I think is hurting Google right now and preventing me from wanting to use Google+. That is the lack of invitations available. Google did this with Gmail and Wave and [...]

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Sales vs. Marketing vs. Advertising vs. PR

This is a great overview of these functions however I think online the lines get blurred – can you marketing not close the deal? It also defines Advertising as getting someone to take action however while this is ideal and what I try and get my clients to do – most ads I have seen [...]

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The Dangers of Sitting

I was watching an Internet Marketing program and they used this as an example of an infographic. I thought that since most people in the computer and web business spend a great deal of their time sitting that is was really eye opening. I do run every day however this made me aware that I [...]

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