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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Why Reviews Are More Important Than Ever for Local Search
Most local business owners are aware that positive online reviews are good for business, but over the years, I’ve realized many aren’t aware of just how much they can impact it. Today’s consumers are increasingly relying on reviews to make decisions about the products and services they purchase, in fact: 88% of consumers trust online reviews […]
Weekend Favs December 16
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 […]
Advertising Your Small Business: Small Budget, Big Results
If you’re a small business owner with a modest budget, you may be wondering where to begin with advertising. Although the advertising world can be overwhelming, the good news is that you know your business better than anyone else. Here are a few things to consider when creating your advertising plan. 1. Define your goals […]

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3 Steps to Create Content That Turns Readers into Subscribers Like Clockwork
Subscribers are a goldmine of marketing potential. They share your content, heed your advice, buy your products, and tell their friends. They are easier to upsell, more profitable, and more loyal. They return again and again, not because they have to, but because they want to. Sadly, knowing the value of subscribers isn’t going to […]
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Why You Must Increase Your Negative Reviews
Marketing Podcast with Jay Baer Okay, I’ll admit, the headline for this post probably seems a little odd, so let me explain. No one likes or wants negative reviews, but the fact is, that’s how you get better. In a perfect world, everything your business does makes the customer smile, but I don’t know too […]

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AdWords for Local Businesses
One of the most important ways to get found today as a local business is to show up – front and center – when someone whips out their phone and searches Google for a product or service near them. It’s important because when someone does a search like that they are usually looking to hire […]
Weekend Favs December 9
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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Building a Business Around An Unmet Need
Marketing Podcast with Kim Doyal It’s so easy to start a business today. You simply get online and start. Now I’m not saying it’s easy to own, operate, and profit from a business – but I do know if you don’t start you’ll never know. My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing […]
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Claiming and Optimizing Your Google My Business Profile
Marketing Podcast with John Jantsch About Google My Business I want to talk to you today about Google My Business. It is a crucial online, digital tool service from Google that is available to local businesses, true brick and mortar businesses, or service area businesses. You have to have a business in a location to […]

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