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    • Preparing Your Small Business for the 2022 Holiday Season

      Who’s ready for the holiday season? Even if you could use more time to prepare, there’s no stopping this time of year! And this season will be like no other. According to a report in Business Wire, U.S. holiday gift spending may drop by $30 billion. The biggest drops are expected to come from clothing ...
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    • Simple Steps to Performing an SEO Audit

      An SEO audit is a way to check how your website is performing and prevent spam. It’s important to do SEO audits often, as Google changes their algorithm frequently. By auditing your site, you can make sure that you’re following the best and latest practices for SEO. You can conduct an SEO audit on your ...
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    • Top 5 Email Marketing Tips from the Experts

      Did you know that 84 percent of consumers check their email at least once a day? This provides an easy opportunity to connect with your audience and keep them up to date on what’s happening with your brand. Email marketing can also be a great alternative to other channels, as data privacy will become even ...
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    • What is Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)

      Conversion rate optimization (CRO) is used to increase the percentage of visitors who take a desired action on your website. This is an important metric to know, as it tells you how engaged your prospects are. Many marketers associate a conversion with a sale, but a conversion is really any desired action that a person ...
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    • Zero-Party Data vs. First-Party Data – Understanding the Difference

      There are different types of data that drive personalized experiences, such as third-party data, first-party data and zero-party data. All types of data are important and have their own unique purpose. But for this post, we are going to focus on zero-party data and how it relates to first-party data. As this Forbes article suggests, ...
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    • Are You Using Google Ads_ You Should Be!

      If you want to start capitalizing on the number of searches that take place daily on Google, there is a way to do this: sign up for Google Ads. As Google’s online advertising platform, this program allows you to create online ads to reach audiences that are interested in your products and services. The Google ...
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    • 5 Reasons to Promote Your Small Business on Instagram

      Facebook is typically the most popular social media platform for small businesses because it’s user friendly and familiar. But as time goes on and small businesses grow, they can expand their presence onto other social platforms like Instagram. Currently, there are 2 billion monthly active users on Instagram for your business to target, so this ...
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    • Grow Your Small Business Online with These Tried-and-True Tips

      Grow Your Small Business Online with These Tried-and-True Tips
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    • 5 Easy Steps for Performing a Competitor Analysis

      A competitor analysis is one of the best tools you have! It involves looking at everything that your competitors are doing and seeing how your business stacks up. There are a lot of good reasons why you should perform an analysis of your competitors, such as when creating a new internet marketing strategy or identifying ...
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    • How to Still Gain Organic Reach on Social Media

      Many people wonder if it’s still possible to gain organic reach on social media. The answer: it’s difficult but possible. In 2021, organic reach on Facebook was down to 5.20%. So, if you have 650 people who follow your page, only 30 to 35 people will see your post. With organic reach and organic engagement dropping, ...
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