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Call To Action Is Now Allowed On Facebook Cover Photo

  Something that frustrated and baffled business owners was Facebook’s ridiculously restrictive rules for cover images. They just made this wonderful prime real estate available and quickly fenced it off from it’s obvious use. The good news is we’ve recently gained some freedom to capitalize on the primary conversion tool, the Call To Action. How […]

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Don’t Let Facebook Break Your Eggs

Broken eggs

You’ve heard about putting all of your eggs in one basket and you know the consequences. Yet I’ll bet you’re still doing it anyway. Relying on Facebook for your business can result in waking up one day with half (or more) of your business gone, Poof! And there’s almost nothing you can do about it. […]

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Do you want to increase sales? Stop Selling!

Online marketing is not as easy as it seems it should be. There’s a whole lot more to it than just sending an email or writing a post for your site or social media. Years of traditional sales and marketing concepts being drummed into your head could make this hard to accept. This is going […]

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Why Would You Want To Join Your Mailing List?

FOR A MOMENT I want you to forget about the customer. I know that’s a heretical statement but bear with me. What do YOU do with the mass mailed advertising YOU receive? Do you eagerly run into your house from the mailbox with a stack of flyers, postcards, and letters addressed to you “or current […]

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Dynamic Site And Your Sales Funnel, A Dynamic Duo

There are times when you can’t adequately explain in depth and detail everything that the prospect wants to know. That can be your location, a trade show, or just a chance meeting. If they are at your location, you can feel around to find if they are right now buyers. If they are anything but, […]

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More Traffic Does Not Equal More Profits

The logical argument is that the more people who are exposed to your message, the more people you will have buying your product/service. Here in the real world, logic does not always apply.   Why doesn’t more traffic equal more profits? The simple answer is traffic is nothing more than people moving through your website, […]

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A Facebook Fanpage Is Not The Small Business Marketing Silver Bullet It’s Made Out To Be

Don’t get me wrong. A Facebook fanpage is incredibly useful and powerful if it’s understood and used properly.   There has been a lot of hype concerning Facebook, fanpages, and timeline lately that begs to be clarified and put into proper perspective. There are too many people selling services based on Facebook as the new […]

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Traffic Taco Dog

There was a commercial for taco bell in the ’90’s that had a chihuahua trying to capture Godzilla. That’s kind of like how businesses are with Internet traffic. Except it’s good that Internet traffic won’t stomp you flat like a bug. It just squirts through your grasp like water though. But think, What will you […]

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Posting articles regularly – Don’t let your business health lapse

need to exercise

I am finally getting back into my exercise and healthy(er) eating routine. How does this apply to business, and more specifically your business? It’s easy to make excuses and not do the things that we need to do in our personal life and in business. Things like exercise and posting articles are parallels between what […]

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

I don’t particularly like not leading by example so in this case I have to make clear why I am doing what I warn other business owners not to do. Specifically I am talking about being political or using controversial subjects in my business writing. You can do this but have no illusions, you will […]

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