Saving a Sinking Ship

Last week I received a phone call from a lady that needed help with her online presence. SEO, web design, Facebook ads, etc. We’ll call her Valerie. Valerie is into alternative healing and “can speak to the dead”. Not exactly a mainstream business. Two years ago, Valerie said she was swimming in leads – 30-40 […]

Business Growth and Laziness

lazy kitty

If someone were to ask me about my business, and what was one of the worst decisions I ever made, it’d be an easy answer – I got comfortable in my success. I’m very blessed to be able to a business owner.  For many years I trudged through the corporate world, hating it more and […]

SMBs Win With a Solid Content Strategy

Creating a content strategy

This past week in Vegas has taught me one thing above all others, and it’s going to sounds like a broken record to many. Content is your ticket to fame. I use the word fame loosely, as fame to you could be more leads, increased sales, or more traffic. Whatever fame is to you, creating […]

WordPress SEO: 5 Steps to Getting Started

Wordpress SEO

Business owners: Is your WordPress website a piece of junk? There’s nothing more frustrating than building a website and having it sit there, not generating any leads.  I can’t imagine how frustrating it would be, after spending a lot of money on a site, for it to just waste away. And why is that one […]

Meta Description: The Redheaded Stepchild of Online Marketing

Here’s a quick off-the-cuff thought. I think the meta description tag is one of the most misunderstood and ignored marketing elements of websites being built today. Even though it’s 2013, web designers still ask business owners for a list of keywords for the keyword tag (which has been ignored by search engines for eons now) […]

Ten Signs Your SEO Guy is a Dunce

Hiring a qualified SEO isn’t an easy task. Finding one that’s honest, current and capable can be a bit of a daunting task.  Here are ten things that will help you decide if the guy you hired (or are thinking about hiring) is really up to par. Link Building He Recommends an Article Marketing Strategy Gone […]

Lost and Found – 7 Steps Showing Why Found is Better

The following is a post by Tim Biden. Tim runs an SEO firm based in Los Angeles, California.  His contact info is at the end of today’s post – make sure you check out his website and follow him on the Twitter! So you have a website but you’re not seeing the business roll in […]

Knee Jerk Advertising Won’t Grow Your Business

Are you feeling the crunch of the economy? Seeing less and less customers come through your door?  Tons of great businesses have closed up shop, and others have been forced to put the little emergency marketing budgets they have into use. Yesterday I heard a commercial for a small steel company in town and found […]

Outsourcing the Small Stuff

When you first start out as a business owner, doing everything is fun. Cracking open Quickbooks and trying to learn it is a little exciting (and daunting). Getting a proposal together is fun. Doing small things makes you feel like you’re really growing. But as you get more and more clients, the small things start […]

Case Study: Business Blogging for Revenue

If you’ve ever taken one of my classes or heard me speak, you’ve probably hear me say this: Blogging is one of the best things you can do for your business. While most people think blogging is just about what you ate yesterday or how cute your baby is, there’s a lot more to it […]