How Much Content Should Your Small Business Post? Hint: It’s Tricky!

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11 Sep

How Much Content Should Your Small Business Post? Hint: It’s Tricky!

We’ve given you the 411 on content. We’ve told you what you should post, how to make it better and even what to do when it’s not getting the traffic it deserves. But we’ve never told you exactly how much content you should post. We’re not going to do that now, either -- because there is no universal magic number. And if there was, it...

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31 Jul

What to Do When Your Content Is Awesome (But Not Getting Traffic)

We talk a lot about content. How to use it correctly, the different tools you can use to make it “pop," and most of all, how to improve it. But what if your content is already amazing? What if you’ve followed every single rule and suggestion, blazed your own creative trail and see no possible way to improve on perfection -- but you’re still not...

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24 Jul

5 Tools to Make Your Small Business Content “Pop”

Small business content creation can be tough. It’s time-consuming, often frustrating and arguably one of a small business owner’s least favorite jobs. It’s also necessary if you want to succeed. Content is still king, despite what you may have heard -- except now, it has to be great content. No more hiring foreign “writers” who work for pennies but haven’t quite grasped the concept of...

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22 May

Does Guest Blogging for Your Small Business Work? Yes, But …

No less than Matt Cutts, former head of Google’s web spam team, has called it: Guest blogging is dead. You know what’s worse? He said this three years ago -- so if you’re still relying on it to increase traffic to your site, you might be wasting your precious time. Guest blogging used to be one of the best ways to get your small business...

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24 Apr

4 Easy Ways to Boost Targeted Traffic to Your Small Business Website

Often times, sales is a game of sheer numbers – you need a ton of people to see your product in hopes that a few of them will want to buy. But what if most of your audience is already interested in what you’re selling? That’s called targeted traffic, and it’s a much more efficient use of your marketing resources. These high-quality visitors not only...

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10 Apr

Get Visual: Add Graphics and More to Your Small Business Blog Posts

Fun fact: Articles with one or more images get 94 percent more views than those without graphics. For the mathematically-challenged among us, that’s … a lot more views. Want some more staggering stats? Videos can increase your conversion rate as much as 86 percent and keep people on your page about two minutes longer (great news for SEO). Oh, and if you get someone to...

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16 Jan

7 Small Business Blog Ideas for When You’ve Run Out

We’ve all been there. You’ll be staring at a blank Word document with fingers hovering above the keyboard, longing for the small business gods to send a lightning bolt of inspiration straight through your brain and give you something (anything!) to blog about. You already know how important blogging is for your small business. It’s one of the best (and free-est!) ways to spread the...

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12 Dec

10 New Year Resolutions for Your Small Business

The year is winding down to a close. As most people begin to shift their focus from 2016 to 2017, New Year resolutions are made: to lose weight, to nix a bad habit, to finally seek help for their Netflix addiction. While those are all admirable personal goals (who needs to binge-watch an entire season of Stranger Things in one night, anyway?), your small business...

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31 Oct

Ideation: Your First Step Toward Successful Small Business Content

“Where do you get your ideas?” It’s a question that every famous writer has been asked hundreds of times in their career. Some of them have a stock answer; others make it up on the fly. Regardless of the reply, one fact remains: Every good book begins with a great idea. You’re probably not a prolific writer. But content ideation is just as important for...

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17 Oct

What Google Penguin 4.0 Means for Small Business SEO

There’s a new penguin in town. On Sept. 23, Google officially rolled out Penguin 4.0 -- an updated version that promises to be faster and fairer than previous algorithms. But what on earth does a waddling, flightless seabird have to do with your small business SEO? We’ve got the answers. How Does Penguin 4.0 Differ from Previous Versions? When granddaddy Penguin made his debut in...