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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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The Secret O Marketing is Enjoying the Ride
Okay, the title to this post could very easily apply in a broader sense to the secret of life in general, but let’s stick to marketing for a minute. It’s funny how many small business owners I run across that claim that they just don’t get this marketing thing, or worse, they claim that they […]
Sending and Receiving Very Large Files
In a recent newsletter I listed 10 productivity tools I couldn’t live without. Today I’d like to talk specifically about one of those tools called DropSend. DropSend, as the name may imply, allows user to upload large files to either store or send to others. Sending files over one megabyte can be tough via email […]
Merchant Circle Offers Some Interesting Local Options
A new service called Merchant Circle launched this week and has some potentially powerful tools for local small business owners, particularly those lacking a strong web presence already. Merchant Circle has done something very unique in my opinion, they have taken some proven online advertising tools and married them with a local online network. When […]

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Video Ads All the Rage
Google launched a video ad option for AdWords this week and it is meeting with mixed reviews. Some Internet marketing types have been hailing video as the next coming of riches (they missed the blog thing so now they are trying to grab for the next train.) One sign that this is still a test […]
10 Essential Small Business Productivity Tools
In my weekly newsletter I profiled what I think are essential small business tools. These tools don’t all directly relate to marketing, but most perform a marketing function. You can view my 10 essential tools here. I cover things like project management, virus protection, file sending, spam blocking and keyword locating. You can subscribe to […]

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800 CEO Read founder visits the Duct Tape Marketing podcast
I had a great interview with Jack Covert, founder and President of 800-CEO-READ over on the Duct Tape Marketing podcast. CEO READ is a great champion of business books and authors and one of my favorite places to shop. Listen to this interview and hear how Covert accidentally came up with the name for his […]
Co-Branding to grow awareness and gain referrals
Partnering with other businesses, both on and offline, is a tremendous way to increase your brand’s awareness while gaining valuable referrals and exposure. You can use this strategy in many ways, but one of my favorites is to seek out a potential partner, one who serves your target market, and offer to provide a free […]
Book Yourself Solid with Michael Port
I interviewed Michael Port this week on the Duct Tape Marketing podcast. Michael Port is the author of Book Yourself Solid and one of the highest energy marketers you will find. Michael practices what he preaches in his very readable book and is kicking up quite a storm these days in marketing circles. Michael also […]
New Author on the Duct Tape Blog Channel
Rob Kirby has taken over writing the Design Matters blog here at the Duct Tape Blog Channel. Join me in welcoming Rob. Rob earned a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1992, and has served as a senior designer and art director for a number of companies including Nature’s […]

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