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2011

Should I be Paying for SEO?

Why Pay for Online Marketing - My Business Already Makes Money So you have a great website. Your business is making money and is even profitable in this crazy economy. Good for you. So what's all the buzz about online marketing and SEO? Why do businesses pay for it? Bottom line: to stay ahead of the competition, you need to maintain a healthy website and implement an online marketing program in-house or with an online marketing vendor. If you don't - your competitors will pass you up. Do I re.... read more

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Negative Press: Burning Brands and Dollars

Burning money
Over the last year, the online marketing community has been abuzz with talk about using negative press to boost one's rankings in search engines like Google. It all started with a New York Times story about a man whose horrible customer service skills and illegal actions had supposedly boosted his rankings in the search engines. The general proposition was that links are good for search engine rankings, and making people extremely angry is one way to get them to link to your site. The issue a.... read more

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Content is King Of the Web

You may have heard the phrase, "Content is king." Well-written content on your website doesn't just appeal to online searchers; it also has a positive effect on search engines and rankings. In many ways, the quality of your website's content can either draw people in, or turn them away. If the content on your site sparks the interest of your online audience, they'll be much more likely to stay on your site, and ultimately convert. How Does Your Content Measure Up? If an internet searcher vi.... read more

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Downy Screw UP! The PR Blunder of 2011

Downy screwed up! If something is going well with your product line, you don't have to change it. Downy recently changed their "original" fabric softener only to find that customers are upset with the change. What's worse, instead of just making a new product to test the market with, they replaced the original. I think they could have learned from other brands like Pepsi and Coke, that you just don't mess with the original that loyal customers are used to. I would call Downy the the ma.... read more

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