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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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Do You Know What Your Clients Are Looking For?
One of the best ways to stay on top of trends is to make a habit of studying what people are searching for. Recently, I uncovered a free service called NicheBOT.com this keyword service helps you uncover hot keyword markets and allows you to check your search engine ranking on Google, and much, much more.
Google AdSense – New Feature
A while back Google allowed AdSense advertisers the ability to set up what they called channels. This let you track AdSense clickthroughs and the like to specific pages. Cool feature – Trouble was you had to go back to each of those pages and insert some new code. Not the end of the world but […]
Best Blog Directory and RSS Submission Sites
Want to get more readers for your blog? Visit Robin Good’s comprehensive list of Blog Directories and RSS Submission Sites As is becoming more and more obvious, blogs are forcing a bit of a shift away from the major search engines. Oh, you still need to do your work there too, but your weblog will […]

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Create Your Marketing Calendar Today
Get this year started on the right foot. Download this free marketing calendar courtesy of Duct Tape Marketing and go to Kinko’s and get print it out in its 11 x 17 size. Then commit to at least one significant marketing tactic every single month. Write them down and hand this on the wall for […]
Killer Online Marketing Strategy Goes Offline
One of the greatest ways to generate new marketing strategies is to look for new ways to apply proven techniques. Heck, some of the greatest business innovations came about when someone took something that worked in one industry and found a way to apply it to a new industry. One of the coolest things about […]

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The Purpose Driven Business
I’d like to start this post off with a question. What’s the purpose of a business? Or, perhaps more specifically, what’s the purpose of your business? Do you ever think about that throughout the course of the day? Or, does it only haunt you at night or when you are trying to clear a jam […]
Valuable Content Just Needs A Package
Here’s a quick little tip that may help some small business owners harness the whole content thing. Okay, some background first. Most know that I talk endlessly about the idea of providing (most of the time free) content about some really valuable stuff to your prospects to help cut through the clutter and prove yourself […]
A Testimonial Machine In the Making
Everybody knows that a good testimonial comment and endorsement from a client can be a fundamental marketing tool. . .but, everybody knows how hard it is to get a client to stop and write one – no matter how well intentioned they are. Here’s a little tool that will help you acquire some very powerful […]
Blogging has tipped
In Malcolm Gladwell’s now famous book, he refers to a phenomenon known as tipping – thus the title, The Tipping Point. He goes on to present some very well documented events that can lead one to understand the precise moment something tipped or became a success, trend, plaque, or simply met with general acceptance. Bob […]

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