Could Facebook Challenge Amazon in Online Commerce

So most of the talk lately has been whether Google+ will challenge Facebook in the consumer social media network space. Not going to happen! But… I would ask whether Facebook could potentially challenge Amazon in the consumer online retail space. Now there’s a battle I’d like to see. With just over $34 billion in online sales last year, a […]

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Two Google Updates and their Effect on SMB SEO

Google continues to make changes to their search algorithm that effect the way that small and medium sized businesses rank. While their changes make it difficult for SMB’s to compete for search engine ranking share there’s also an opportunity for those SMB’s that think strategically, and aren’t afraid of creating unique, custom content. Google’s Panda update […]

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A Google+ Fail – At Least I Think So

A couple blog posts ago my business partner Jason wrote about 5 Reasons Google+ will Fail and +1 Why it Will Succeed.  The main reason (that he touched on) Google+ will fail is that they are simply too late to the party. If Google had launched their social networking solution at or around the same time […]

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How to Be Relevant with Online Offers and Incentives

Offering something for free is great, and giving away an iPad as an incentive will probably get more people to sign up – but are those gimmicks building your brand and driving the right kind of people to your business? Relevancy hinges on knowing who you are talking with, not just what you are promoting. Creating offers and incentives […]

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Achieving Online Brand Visibility with a New Website

So you’re a small business and you’re trying to score some online brand visibility. The only problem is that you’re not Coca Cola, you don’t have a huge budget, and your website is brand new. What to do? Well short of hiring a specialist or agency like Digital C4, there are some things that you can do […]

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Social Media Marketing – Getting the Most from Google Reader

If you do any sort of social media maketing, or even if you don’t, you really need to be able to listen. Listen to what people are saying about you and your brand, your competition, and your employees. This is the only way that you can effectively position yourself and company to better take advantage of consumer […]

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Custom Content Creation Infographic

We provide a lot of custom content for a number of our wonderful clients. It’s both challenging and rewarding. Challenging because some of our clients have sophisticated technology products and services, and writing to that audience must be done carefully. Rewarding because if done well, the content helps create awareness that helps generate and build […]

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Measuring the Value of Social Media Marketing

I recently read a good blog at Search Engine Optimization Journal by Nick Stamoulis – Can Social Media Marketing Be Measured? He makes some great points that I feel are worth repeating (and elaborating on) regarding the measurement of social media marketing efforts. I think people and companies are getting too caught up in the measurement of ROI in […]

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