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The Ultimate Guide to Small Business Keyword Research

Keyword research is an important strategic marketing practice that, when thought of correctly, never really ends. While many people think of this…

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6 Email Marketing Myths You Can Ignore
Email marketing has been around for a long time, and consequently, people have developed a lot of opinions about what works and what doesn’t. However, as the digital marketing landscape has changed, some things about email marketing that used to be true are no longer so. And there are some things that have always been […]
Weekend Favs June 8
My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source […]
Why A Small Business Needs A Responsive Website
Responsive websites are a necessity in today’s digital marketplace. That isn’t surprising when statistics state that 51% of time spent online in the United States took place from a mobile device, rather than a personal computer. Your website should be mobile-friendly and responsive any time a user visits. Otherwise, you’re turning business away at the […]

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Creating Exponential Growth Through Hard Work, Not Magic
Marketing Podcast with Brad Sugars Podcast Transcript On today’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast, I visit with Brad Sugars. He is the founder, chairman, and president of ActionCOACH and the co-author of the book Pulling Profits Out of a Hat: Adding Zeros to Your Company Isn’t Magic. ActionCOACH boasts a team of over […]
Best Practices for Keeping Your Email List Nice and Clean
If you’ve been in business for a while, you’ve likely built up a quite a long email list. Email remains a convenient, effective way to reach prospects and customers, so it’s great to have a lot of names to send offers and updates to. However, if your marketing emails are getting low engagement, it may […]

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Weekend Favs June 1
My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source […]
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How to Think About Hustle
Marketing Podcast with Neil Patel Podcast Transcript The word hustle sometimes gets a bad wrap. In days of old, it conjured up thoughts of getting hustled, as in a scam. Even today, its meaning can get lost in a work-all-day-and-night, Gary V kind of hustle. But I think there’s a middle ground—more like Charley Hustle—the player […]
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How to Give Your Content CPR
Markeing Podcast with Laura Belgray Podcast Transcript There are at least 2,193 ways to make your content better and the best copywriters know them all. However, there are just three things that every marketer must master to dramatically improve their copy. Your web pages, brochures, and emails must have Clarity, Personality, and Resonance (CPR). Review every […]
Is Organic Social Media Marketing a Thing of the Past?
The world of social media is constantly changing and evolving. What was an effective marketing strategy two years ago would not garner nearly the same level of success today, and in the past year we’ve seen marketers make a major push towards paid social media. According to a survey from Social Media Today, 68 percent […]

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