5 Reasons Local Brick and Mortar Florists Rule!

5 Reasons Local Brick and Mortar Florists Rule!

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In a world where consumers are continually bombarded by robust marketing tactics generated by behemoth mass marketing giants like Proflowers, 1800Flowers, FTD and Teleflora, it can be difficult for the local brick and mortar florist to stand out. Changes in the way the industry now operates have had a serious impact on both the overall […]

[Poll] What Tools Do You Use for Social Media URL Tracking?

[Poll] What Tools Do You Use for Social Media URL Tracking?

Direct Traffic Stats from Google Analytics.

Finding out how your website visitors are getting to your website is probably the most important thing you can monitor when running an Email, SEO, Pay Per Click or Social Media campaign to drive traffic to your website.  While Google Analytics is a great tool for getting this type of information, without proper URL tracking, […]

3 Types of Blog Spam Comments, How to Spot Them and Why You Need to Protect Your Blog

3 Types of Blog Spam Comments, How to Spot Them and Why You Need to Protect Your Blog

Spam Blog Comments

While I don’t want to make this blog at all about spam, it seems that as an internet marketer, I get all the good ones!  While spam comments for most people might seem just like an annoyance, there’s a few reasons we should all moderate our comments before allowing them on our site, even if […]

30 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts [Infographic]

Here’s a great infographic detailing 30 ways to promote your blog posts.  I actually learned a lot from this myself, so I thought my little network might benefit from seeing it too.

10 Reasons Local Search is Easier for Small Business [Rebuttal]

This morning I received a blog post from Wordstream in my email.  Wordstream is a search marketing company that provides Pay Per Click account management services and the information they provide, for the most part is very useful reading in a very noisy internet marketing world.  By no means is this post to single them […]

SEOmoz Discount from Mighty Deals – Expires Oct 17-2012

Anyone who is interested in search engine optimization and tracking your website’s stats for rankings and social media should check out SEOmoz. They’re currently running a deal over at MightyDeals.com that includes 3 months of basic service for $99.00.  This is a 50% off deal and is a great way to get started and gives you enough […]

The Death of SEO: Why SEO Will Never Die [INFOGRAPHIC]

I came across this infographic today and like it so much, that I thought I’d share it. The reason I like it so much is that I’ve actually met every person on this list, and can be blamed for actually being the people on this list at one or more times during my career. Enjoy! […]

GoDaddy System Outage Apology #FAIL

GoDaddy System Outage Apology #FAIL

GoDaddy Apology

On Monday, GoDaddy, whom we’ve all heard of had a serious outage of their service that took out millions of websites, including this blog and some other properties that I manage and host as a reseller for GoDaddy’s domains, hosting and other stuff.  The outage didn’t really make me all that up-tight.  In fact I […]

Email Spam Tactics and What to Look For to Protect Yourself

Email Spam Tactics and What to Look For to Protect Yourself

Facemail Spam Email

This is not related at all to local SEO, but I received a spam email the other day from a fairly clever email spammer that I thought I’d write about.  For the few minutes to write this post, I hope I can help at least a few people in the war against spam. Here’s a […]

5 Minute Blog Post Optimization for Local SEO

One of my favourite follows for both local and non-local SEO is Matt McGee from the popular Small Business Search Marketing blog.  Over the past couple of weeks, Matt has been writing a series of blogs related to SEO for small business blogs.  The third instalment in the series is a very tightly written blog […]