5 Small Business Resolutions for 2018

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18 Dec

5 Small Business Resolutions for 2018

Another year has (almost) come and gone. Soon, we’ll be gathering with family and friends, stuffing our faces with leftover sugar cookies and raising a glass of (probably) non-alcoholic cider to toast 2018. Just remember: A new year means new resolutions, too. Maybe you want to hit the gym to work off those sugar cookies, travel or take up a new hobby. As important as...

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16 Oct

Is Google AMP Right for Your Small Business?

Google says that more than half of us will ditch a mobile site if it takes longer than three seconds to load. For small businesses, that’s a big problem. So Google decided to level the playing field a bit by introducing Accelerated Mobile Pages -- AMP for short. AMP pages load up to 85% faster than regular, non-AMP pages, presumably satisfying your audience’s need for...

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25 Sep

AdWords Extensions: The Key to Small Business Success

This is part two of a three-part series on using AdWords to maximize your small business advertising campaigns. If you missed part one, click here. Check back next Monday for the final installment. Google AdWords is advertising at its finest -- but like all advertising, it can get a bit competitive. To be successful, you have to stay on top of your campaign, outdo your...

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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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17 Jul

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) Mistakes You Might Be Making (And How to Fix Them)

Driving traffic to your website is important. But what is all that traffic doing once it gets there? Are you making sales? Getting people to take the action you want them to take? In short -- are you converting? Conversion rate optimization (CRO for short) is the process of increasing the number of visitors taking a specific action -- whether it’s filling out a form,...

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19 Jun

A Small Business Beginner’s Guide to Google Analytics

How is your website performing? How many hits did you have last Tuesday? How many of those hits came from Michigan? What was your bounce rate? How long did the average user stay on a page? Those of you using Google Analytics can probably answer all of these questions in a matter of minutes with a simple glance at their dashboards. Those who aren’t using Google...

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30 May

How to Build a High-Conversion Landing Page for Your Small Business

Imagine you’re on a road trip. You’ve spent the past 500 miles or so seeing huge billboards for an amusement park. The closer you get, the more elaborate the billboards become, promising rides, entertainment and all the fried food you could ever want. The excitement is palpable. But when you pull into the lot, you’re met with a rusted Ferris wheel, a man dressed in...

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01 May

Keyword Research for Your Small Business Website: A Beginner’s Guide

Keywords drive traffic to your small business blog and website. That’s good. But the right kind of keywords can drive the right kind of traffic, and that’s even better. Targeted keywords can spell the difference between browsers and buyers -- but how do you come up with them? Keyword research, of course! To attract the right type of traffic, you have to know what real...

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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...