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New Year, New Goals, New Strategies.

The start of a new year almost always brings new goals and ambitions, and the inevitable promises that come with the changing calendar. We all make solemn vows to be more productive, spend less time browsing Facebook, and to eat more kale. Well, ok. Maybe not more kale.

For small business owners, the new year often brings new business goals, such as making better use of the Internet tools and resources that make up the backbone of a business’s online presence.

Successful business owners know that the Internet can bring customers to their doorstep if they can harness the power of digital tools such as SEO and social media strategies. But, these are not always easy concepts to learn, especially for people who already have a heavy workload.

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Marketing Your Website in 2018 – Episode 5: The Last Blog Post

Ok. Just to be clear, this is not the last GreenCup blog post. Just the last blog post in this series. All good franchises must come to an end. Unless you have a huge catalog of superheroes, in which case you can just continue to recycle them over and over again by writing sequels and prequels until the cows come home.

Do the cows ever actually ever come home? Nevermind. Back to the serious stuff.

Our Marketing Your Website in 2018 series began on a distant planet, far, far away and comes to an end with this last, solo thought about marketing concepts in the new millennium.

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Marketing Your Website in 2018 – Episode 4: Your Customers. Find Them, You Must

Last month, we discussed SEO and the importance of being found in the vast digital sea called the Internet. We talked about the importance of SEO, which helps to propel you to the top of the Google, Bing, or Yahoo search pile. However, there are billions of other websites out there that are all competing for the same potential customers, so you can’t just wait around patiently and expect your phone to start ringing off the hook. Especially if you have a unique product or service.

If you are selling toasters, you might have some first-class SEO working for you so that your product pops up when people search for toasters. But, if you’re selling Turbo Electric Banana Peelers, you better go out and find the people who need Turbo Electric Banana Peelers – and let them know that your product exists.

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Marketing Your Website in 2018 – Episode 3: RU N2 SEO? If not, you should be

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Search – the New 411

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away called Stanford University, Google was born and the word Search took on a whole new meaning. Google redefined the way we seek out resources in the vast and confusing warehouse called The Internet.

Google’s search efficiency turned their name into a commonly used verb. How do we find something now? No one says “Oh yeah, search for that on the internet and see what you find.” Instead, they say Google It.

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Marketing Your Website in 2018: Episode 2 – Attack of the Phones

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In 2016, mobile devices became the number one source of web traffic worldwide. People were approximately 51% more likely to use their phone to access the web than their desktop computer, and the number has only risen since.

As mobile devices become more powerful and full-featured they seem less like phones and more like the Sci-Fi communication devices seen in movies since Star Trek debuted the tricorder. Today’s phones are more powerful than the Nasa computers that put people on the moon, and brought them back. That’s the part that always amazes me. Getting them there – point and shoot. Getting them back, now that’s an incredible trick.

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