Category Archives for "Online Marketing"

Most Recent

What if Your Marketing Isn’t Working Like it Should?
Just the other day I was chatting with a small business owner over coffee (something I do a lot.) One of the questions I like to pose when I have these chats is – “What’s your biggest marketing concern right now?” I get lots of answers to that question, but most could be lumped into […]
Driving Your Business with Dashboards
Imagine tooling down the highway at a high rate of speed without the aid of a dashboard – you wouldn’t know how fast you are going, how your car is doing, even if you had enough gas to get to where you were going. Just as a dashboard helps power your car – a dashboard […]
7 Tips that Will Make You a Successful Content Marketer in 2017
In today’s marketing, content is king while many previously successful SEO techniques are irrelevant or even harmful. If you expect that keywords included in titles of publications, alt tags, and descriptions will bring your website to the top of Google, you’re behind the times! Wake up – this SEO doesn’t work although some techniques still […]
Why You Must Create a Total Online Presence Right Now
Your website is the hub of your online presence and is clearly a must in this digital world. However, it’s only one piece of the marketing puzzle. It won’t return the results you need unless you optimize and integrate a what I’ve long been referring to as a total online presence. Below are the remaining pieces you need […]
3 Insights for Creating Viral Content
The great thing about content marketing as a whole is its ability to achieve various marketing goals through different content strategies. From brand awareness to driving organic traffic to lead generation, tailoring your content to match your objectives is a must for ensuring your content doesn’t add to the noise by fulfilling the needs of […]
Must Have Homepage Elements
Not to pick on web designers, but in today’s business world, you need to be thinking about so much more than just design when it comes to building out your website. Sure, design is still an important element since a website needs to be visually pleasing to its audience and have the functionality and user […]

Subscribe to the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast

If you know your small business needs marketing, but don’t have the time or resources, look no further. The Duct Tape Marketing podcast covers everything from earning referrals to managing time and being more productive.

Leverage Your Network to Help Drive Your Own Branded Content
The Content Creation Conundrum If you’re looking to grow your business’s online presence, original branded content is the way to go. According to a Forrester study, 74% of business buyers conduct more than half of their research online before making a purchase. Original branded content allows you to: proactively engage with these prospective customers, establish […]
The Bots Are Coming and They Will Take Few Prisoners
I wrote recently about disruption – and its impending escalation. Not that the idea is that new, it’s just come into hyper-focus. You could make a case that the recent divisive election in the U.S. was as much a result based 0n disruption as it was on politics. People have been displaced, and few things […]
Page One on Google Is Your New Business Card
Do a search for your name, your company name, your product or service names. Whatever you find on page one in the Google SERPs amounts to a significant collage of how your brand is seen in the wild today. See, it doesn’t matter if your best client tells their best friend you are the most […]
6-Step Checklist for Revamping Your Small Business’ Online Presence
It’s 2016. The days of prospective customers sauntering down Main Street or even flipping through the Yellow Pages in hopes of stumbling upon your business are long gone. We live in the Age of Information now, and the Internet is king of the castle. When someone needs a service or product, they go online to […]