Will Your Website Be Found On Mobile Search? – Google Changes Coming April 21st, 2015

We’ve known for some time now of Google’s increased emphasis on mobile-friendliness in the search results. We’ve seen them testing out mobile-friendly icons and non-mobile friendly icons. We’ve seen them add mobile usability reports in Google Webmaster tools, and send mobile-usability warnings to webmasters with non-mobile friendly sites.

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Seminars offer help with social media marketing

Studies show more than half of small business owners are looking for help with social media.

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How One Small Business Became the Talk of Their Town with Email and Social Media

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Starting a small business is no small feat; especially when you’re working with a small audience.
Setting up shop in Collingwood, Ontario — a small town situated in Southern Georgian Bay — Dan Plouffe and Julie Card wanted to find a way to help small businesses connect with their local customer base.
With this idea in mind, they started www.mycollingwood.ca, an online portal where local businesses […]

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Answers to 20 of Your Top Social Media Questions

Here’s a roundup of the questions you asked about the top social media networks and some additional resources to help you approach social media marketing with confidence:

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Helping Your Small Business Go Social

Thanks to our friends at the Huffington Post for sharing great advice on helping your small business create a social presence.  Read below or click here for the original article.

If there’s one thing I’ve found from my time working with small businesses, it’s that marketing departments in smaller companies have embraced social media just as enthusiastically as enterprises. I looked up the stats (courtesy of BIA/Kelsey), and I wasn’t at […]

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How to Check Social Media Privacy Settings

We recently came upon this article from Social Media Examiner and wanted to share.  Take a moment to check your privacy settings with these easy tips.
Are you concerned about your online privacy?
Have you checked the privacy settings for all of your social media platforms?
Personal social media management is now more important than ever. As marketers, we’re usually out there promoting our business, yet we still need to be conscious of […]

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Hacking a Big Danger for Small Businesses

Great article from USA Today outlining the dangers of credit card hacking for small business.  Brush up before the holiday season takes hold…read below or click here for the original article.
Berkeley Varitronic Systems’ CEO Scott Schober uses a magnifier to look at a circuit board for a cellular telephone detector.(Photo: Mel Evans, AP)
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not just big businesses like JPMorgan Chase, Target and Home Depot that get […]

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Secrets Of Successful Small Business Owners

By Michael Glauser, Next Avenue Contributor – Forbes Online
The Silicon Valley approach for building companies has become the main strategy taught at many business schools. It goes like this: You create a prototype you can quickly test, preferably in the tech industry. You find a group of users and gain proof of concept. You raise capital and scale the business as rapidly as possible. You plan an exit strategy that may include […]

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The 7 Internet Marketing Tools Every Small Business Needs

By Brian Basilico – Business 2 Community
I was at a meeting this week with a new client who had a sixth sense that something was not right in “Internetmarketingville.” The problem wasn’t that they were not being found on the internet, it was that they were not in control of their own destiny because they were NOT paying attention to what was happening in Internetmarketingville. They were fed monthly reports that the […]

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Instagram Rolls Out Deeper Analytics for Advertisers

Instagram launched a suite of deeper analytics for advertisers on Thursday that are targeted to offer greater visibility into how their campaigns are performing on the network.

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