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You Do Not Need a Website

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What?! We know, you’re reading the headline again and wondering, “Did they make a typo? Did someone hack the blog?” Surely, we don’t mean that your business does not need a website—because we are in the web marketing business, after all.

But we’re serious. You do not need a website.

(Take a deep breath.)

What you do need is an effective online business. Believe us, there’s a difference. Continue reading You Do Not Need a Website

Why Your Website Needs Ongoing Strategic Updates

By Craig de Fasselle

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Successful websites are relevant, fresh and give visitors a reason to return time and again. Achieving this requires more than slapping together a site using some keywords, graphics and content that promises quality products at a low price. (How many times have you heard this claim, anyway?) Maintaining an engaging website is a commitment if you expect it to inspire visitors to act, and search engines to respond favorably.

Even if your site is not a news hub, you need to refresh the content regularly to keep the information relevant. Even if your products and services always stay the same, you still must focus on keeping your website content updated and effective.
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Why Search Engine Marketing is Better for Small Business Than Social Media

 

Why SEO is better than Social Media for small business
SEO Trumps Social Media for Most Small Businesses

While they are not mutually exclusive, many small businesses are making a mistake by emphasizing social media versus search engine marketing (SEM for fans of acronyms). True, Fortune 500 companies are pushing social media to engage people, but they already have the brand recognition and resources for an effective social media campaign. If you’re a small business, odds are your priority is to get new customers.

Here are three reasons why search engine marketing trumps social media:

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Should Your Website be Mobile Friendly?

Responsive design web site that works on desktop, tablet and smartphone
With the introduction of the iPhone and iPad, there has been a rapid proliferation of smart phones and tablets in recent years. As of October 2011, according to comScore research, seven percent of all web traffic in the USA was from these handheld devices. Many predict handheld browsing will dominate within the next few years.

So what makes a mobile-friendly site, and does your site need to be “mobilized?” Continue reading Should Your Website be Mobile Friendly?