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SEO for the Common Man

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This article was updated on 3/6/2019 with the article entitled "Getting Started with Do-It-Yourself SEO."

Paying for Search Engine Optimization?
Getting what you paid for?
Wishing you could afford SEO?
Trying to do it yourself?

Or are you just ignoring the whole SEO discussion entirely?

Read on for a few simple tips that help you figure out what you have, what you need and how to make it happen.

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A Report on the DNN Conference

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Jim and Don represented Sprocket Websites at the DotNetNuke World Conference in Orlando last week. Immersed in Everything DNN, they were like a couple of kids at a Disney park!

While they both did some tweeting and blogging during the conference, now that they've come down from the mountain-top experience and are back in the office, Jim and Don discussed what this first all-DNN conference was like.

Wooing Web-Savvy Shoppers

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This article has been updated on 11/13/2019 with the article entitled “Prep Your Website Now for Holiday Shopping."

Yes, the Christmas displays at the mall were set up already weeks ago, but now that Halloween is officially behind us the holiday shopping season begins in earnest.

The Internet can help your business rack up new sales. And it can rob you of sales, too. Are you doing what you can to attract new customers while keeping the old?

Website Horror Stories

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In honor of the Halloween season, we'd like to share some terrifying tales that happened to some perfectly ordinary business owners before they became our clients. Like any good horror story, the scariest part is that you've heard about frightening events like these happening to people you know. In fact, these horrible things could happen to you!

So turn down the brightness button on your monitor, huddle up with your marketing manager, and prepare to be terrified!

Who Likes Turning Away Clients?

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This article has been updated on 4/03/2019 with the article entitled “Offering Affordable Websites Today for Tomorrow’s Clients.”

We, and many of our friends, were once fledgling entrepreneurs with huge dreams and teeny-tiny budgets. In those early days we shopped for price and bartered for services so we really empathize with the struggling start-up who comes to us asking for website assistance.

But the correct business decision would be to turn these folks away and we just couldn’t. We had to find a way to help.

This Is Social Media Week!

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Not just one of those made-up-for-marketing-purposes "holidays," Social Media Week is a biannual, world-wide event for everyone from beginners to experts.

Take a look at what’s scheduled here in Chicago, or see what’s happening in more than a dozen cities around the globe.  You can even listen to educational sessions live from the comfort of your own desk throughout the week.

Events like this get you educated, energized and empowered! But then next week comes and you start questioning: Is social media really worth my effort?

The Case for Digital Sharecropping

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Attributed to Nicholas Carr five years ago, the term "digital sharecropping" has once again been a topic of discussion in recent weeks. Seems sort of appropriate since this year is the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, a time in our history when sharecropping was most prevalent.

Comparing sharecroppers of the 1860's to digital sharecroppers of today is an interesting exercise with some conclusions that may surprise you.

Yellow Pages: Going Green, In the Red?

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Advertising in the Yellow Pages used to be a no-brainer for businesses. Do you have a Yellow Pages phone book in your office or at home right now? When was the last time you used it? Here are some interesting statistics you may not have seen about the Yellow Pages.

3 Tips for DIY Webmasters

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This article was updated on 2/6/2019 with the article entitled “New to Updating online Content? Hacks to Make It Look Good!""

It’s the typical Good News / Bad News scenario.

Good News for busy small businesses or non-profits with tight budgets: With Content Management Systems, anyone can update their own website!

Bad News for busy small businesses or non-profits with tight budgets: With Content Management Systems everyone has to update their own website!

Being a DIY Webmaster can be frustrating. Here are three tips to help you easily deal with CMS quirks.

Christmas in July

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With the heat wave we've been experiencing in the Midwest it may be hard to contemplate Christmas, but now is the perfect time to plan your holiday marketing. Summer vacations often slow things down in the office which frees you up to do some creative thinking.

Regardless of whether you're a retail or a service business, you can put holiday marketing to work for you. Here's how one of our clients does it:

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