The Ultimate Guide to Small Business Keyword Research

Keyword research is an important strategic marketing practice that, when thought of correctly, never really ends. While many people think of this…

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Marketing Podcast with Chris Guillebeau Podcast Transcript My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Chris Guillebeau. He is an author, blogger, and speaker and is known for books such as The Art of Non-Conformity and The $100 Startup. He is also the founder of the annual World Domination Summit. He and I discuss […]

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Why You May Be Missing the Boat When It Comes to Local SEO
If you own or work for a local business within your community, you simply can’t ignore local SEO if you want your business to stay competitive. People need to be able to find you in local search results, and businesses near the top of the search engine results pages don’t show up there by accident. […]
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My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source […]

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