Updating Your Online Referral Sites Are a Must

It’s not enough to just have a presence on Houzz, AngiesList and Porch. You have to do it right and always stay up-to-date. A couple of years back, you created accounts for your business on Houzz, AngiesList, or Porch. Now what? It’s not enough to display a bunch of pretty pictures on these sites, then…

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Update your copyright date automatically

It’s a new year, so why does your website still read © last year or worse? Most web site owners forget to update their copyright date. And it’s easy to understand why. For most sites, the footer, where the copyright date usually sits, is below the fold and in small type anyways. But for site…

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Off-Page SEO Best Practices

When it comes to SEO strategies, I like to categorize my thinking for them majorly into 2 categories; on-page, and off-page optimization. On-page optimization entails any efforts done on the website to enhance its chances of being ranked at the top (ie. proper key words, titles, images, etc.), while off-page optimization efforts are done outside of…

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3 Social Media Techniques That Work

Looking for new ways to jump start your social media engagement? Whether your goal is to spread awareness or grow your audience, better engagement is your key to success. Here are some ideas that you are free to try: Listen to your audience | #hashtags: Your audience is the greatest asset for your business campaigns….

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SEO Quick Tips: How to search on Google

If you are like me, you use Google as your go-to-search-engine SEO platform, and you find yourself using it many times during the day. Chances are, unless you’re a technology geek like myself, you probably use Google in its simplest form and wasn’t aware of some of the “secrets” to properly use it when strategically…

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2016 Social Media Image Dimensions Size Guide

You work really hard with adding social media into your marketing efforts, and you start to get frustrated with having your images being cropped wrong by Twitter and Facebook, or an image is Blurry on Instagram or Pinterest. Retaining brand consistency when posting on social media is important when communicating online, but it’s not just your message…

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5 Ways to Combat Negative Reviews on Yelp

You’re going out with a bunch of friends and you are looking for a place to eat after a long game of softball. You whip out your smartphone and search for nearby restaurants. You find a couple of suggestions that you run by your buddies and the first thing they ask is, “what do people…

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Tips for Using Instagram for Business

With a community of over 300 million active monthly users, Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms with high engagements, and yet is still a very untapped territory for most businesses. But like approaching any social media platform it is important to do a bit of research and then create a strategy before jumping right…

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The importance of updating WordPress Plugins

I love WordPress – in fact it’s my Content Management System (CMS) of choice. And with the popularity of WordPress being used, the people that develop WordPress work very hard to release new versions of their software every so often to give users access to new and improved features and to patch up any security holes…

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