Why Your Business Needs Editorial Content

Today’s consumers are smart, savvy, and more sophisticated than ever when it comes to buying things. The internet has made comparison shopping trivially easy — but it’s also opened the floodgates for all kinds of hazards: Spam websites, shady fly-by-night merchants, and shoddy knockoff products galore. The result is that if you’re lucky enough to … Read more Why Your Business Needs Editorial Content

Small Business Owners Deprioritizing Blogging (And That’s a Bad Thing)

I really liked what Daniel Newman had to say about small business blogging in the Huffington Post. To wit: Since there are a million experts that will tell you how to use social media, I want to focus on something that can truly help your business reach a targeted audience and drive more readership, build … Read more Small Business Owners Deprioritizing Blogging (And That’s a Bad Thing)

3 Ways to Humanize Your Brand Online

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Dale Carnegie said it best: “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” Attracting new customers and retaining existing ones requires more than simply pushing out marketing messages and waiting for results. Consumers are … Read more 3 Ways to Humanize Your Brand Online

Why You Should Use Google+ and Authorship on Your Company Blog

If you’ve done a Google search lately, you’ve likely seen some little pictures of authors next to certain results in the search engine results. Called “authorship,” it’s part of the Google+ project, and it’s no longer only being used by early adopters online. The transition from Google Places to Google+ business pages marked the beginning … Read more Why You Should Use Google+ and Authorship on Your Company Blog

5 Great Reasons to Add Interviews to your Company Blog

Too often, company blogs can feel like a one-man show, with the same voice providing the same information to employees and potential clients over and over again. One way to break things up is to occasionally feature an expert on your blog. By choosing a person who has experienced in your field — and isn’t … Read more 5 Great Reasons to Add Interviews to your Company Blog

Is Your Blog Boring? 5 Tips to Spice it Up

Just when we thought our attention spans couldn’t get any shorter, along came micro-blogging. In 140 characters or less, people can tell readers all about how great dinner tasted or what they think of the latest political scandal. So why, in the breakneck social networking world, would people take the time to read 300 to … Read more Is Your Blog Boring? 5 Tips to Spice it Up

Can an Internal Blog Boost Employee Morale?

Internal newsletters have long offered a great way to share information inside a company. Published by employees, for employees, these publications can help workers feel more involved in the business’s day-to-day operations, boosting overall morale. But as attention has shifted toward the internet, the company intranet has taken the place of those newsletters. Enter the … Read more Can an Internal Blog Boost Employee Morale?

No Habla Espanol? Expand Your Reach by Becoming Multilingual

Many small businesses gear their websites to the customer next door, keeping in mind the local community. But in a nation that is becoming increasingly multilingual, can small businesses afford to assume everyone who views their site or sets foot in their storefront speaks English? The U.S. Census says no. In 2009, 20 percent of … Read more No Habla Espanol? Expand Your Reach by Becoming Multilingual