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This article has been updated on 4/18/2019 with the article entitled "Beginners Guide to Facebook Marketing: Using Facebook to Benefit Your Business"

With over one billion users, Facebook is by far the top social media network.  There’s no point, really, in me rambling on about why Facebook can be a great tapped resource to your business – with one billion users, it speaks for itself.  There may be, however, a few ways to use Facebook for your business that you might not have considered before.  If you’re new to Facebook, these are a few tips for your business marketing that you might not yet know about.  If I put my little disclaimer stamp on this post it would read, “Note: I’m still navigating my way around the deep Facebook waters myself.  These are a few tips I’m looking into now and hoping that they might bring me a little more success.”

Are Your Customers Mobile?

Seeing is believing, and you'll make your website mobile too!

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Since surveys show that 54% of us check our phones even when lying in bed ( Lookout.com ), the chances are very high that your customers are mobile users, too. OK, lying in bed doesn't sound very mobile, but they're using their mobile phones then. Think "convenient", "personal", "handy." Then think, "is my business ready for them?" Take a look at these statistics – and this cool way to display them!

Lights, Camera, CONTENT

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This article has been updated on 3/21/2019 with the article entitled “Keep Your Website Content Fresh to Stay Searchable"

When planning out how you’re going to pull your website together (and even after you already have it all together!) remember something very important, the content on your site is absolutely one of the most important components.  I’m not going to pretend that all of you know what SEO means, because I didn’t know what it meant before either.  SEO is search engine optimization.  Basically, search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. are out there scouring the web trying to find some relevant, fresh, and substantial content to fill their searches with.  What does this mean for your business website? UPDATE YOUR CONTENT, do it often, and keep it relevant to what your customers are looking for. 

Solving Mobile Website Pains

3 Things for all Website Owners to Consider

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You're involved in running your business and don't have time to spend worrying about how to make your website look good on mobile devices. We get that. But there are some basics that deserve your attention. 

Color Me Successful

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Think you’re ready to take the jump and design your own website?  What’s next?  Choosing a color palette!  This is a much more important step to designing your website than you may think.  Arguably, one of the most important aspects of any design is its colors.  Sure, you want to gain some attention with your color choices but, you also want to make sure that it’s positive attention. 

Twitter Newbie

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This article has been updated on 2/20/2019 with the article entitled “Quick Tips for Twitter Beginners"

Well folks, we've reached over 220 twitter followers this week.  You may think, well... that's an odd number to be excited about.  But to a twitter newbie such as myself, every single last one of those follows ignited a little "woo hoo!" from the inside.  Prior to starting with Sprocket Websites, I didn't have a twitter account.  So, when asked to start up a twitter page for Sprocket Store, I said, "Sure! No big deal!" and thought, "gulp."  Before this, I hadn't even browsed into twitter to poke around or see what the buzz was about.

Getting Bloggy

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This article has been updated on 1/24/2019 with the article entitled “Blogging for Business"

It seems like everyone these days has a blog. Apparently, now I am also included in the ‘everyone’.  I myself was introduced to the wonderful world of blogging about a year and a half ago.  The blog that started the obsession is a DIY home renovation/design blog that I love and my husband hates because of all the extra work (remarkable and innovative ideas) that now fill up his Sundays.  Lucky for him, once I popped into the blogging world, I discovered an internet Mecca.  You would not believe how many people there are commenting, entering prize giveaways, reading, and BUYING because of these blogs.  It is literally another civilization that you can, and I often do, get lost in for days.  Why does this matter to you?

Getting Started

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Breanne Bannon 0 4523 Article rating: No rating

The great beast that is the internet is a tricky business tool to maneuver, especially for those of us who aren’t as computer literate as others.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great asset to all of us; however it can be slightly daunting to sit back and look at the scope of what you’re trying to accomplish with your business.  Where to start?!  - is a common and completely reasonable question.  There are so many paths to take to make sure your business is a success, but figuring out which will have the greatest payoff can take some good old fashioned trial and error. 

Goin' Mobile!

Remember that song? Guess again!

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The Who defined "Going Mobile" forty years ago, but today's "mobile' is less "groovy" and more "confusy."

Feeling overwhelmed by the options? Here’s a quick primer of what “going mobile” means to your organization’s website.

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