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Claim Your Business Page

Kate Gingold 0 3833 Article rating: No rating

Talk about your low-hanging fruit! Before you spend another dollar on advertising, check to see that your business is listed everywhere it should be. And once you’ve looked into the obvious places, take some time every so often to find the less obvious listings. You’d be surprised at how directories can help boost the visibility of your business – for free!

What Facebook’s Timeline Means to Your Business Page

Kate Gingold 0 8492 Article rating: No rating

If you maintain a Facebook page for your business the Timeline switch is going to make a difference. How much of a difference depends on how much you have already invested in your page. While Facebook has been warning us of the coming change for ages, the end is apparently nigh. Fortunately we have suggestions on how you can make the most of Timeline for your old business page – or for your new page if you never got around to creating one.

Shooting to Kill Your Target Market

Kate Gingold 0 2520 Article rating: No rating

How violent that sounds! Perhaps we need to lighten up a bit. In our quest to put into action all the marketing books, webinars, articles and presentations available, sometimes the emphasis gets skewed. We learn about “target market” and remember words like “laser,” “zero in” and “drill down.” But do these active words produce the actions we really want?

What Marketing CAN’T Do

Kate Gingold 0 4809 Article rating: No rating

Who can afford to throw away money? That’s why we study our ROI (Return On Investment). And when it comes time to plan our business budget we have to wonder: If I invest hundreds of dollars on my marketing, will I make that hundreds of dollars back – and more – to make a good profit? Or are marketing professionals just taking my money?

Creativity and Business

Kate Gingold 0 2563 Article rating: No rating

Creative people resist having to do “business” and business people are suspicious of anything that sounds “creative.” But the most successful entrepreneurs are creative people who embrace business and business people who think creatively. Are you using both sides of your brain to give your business the best chance at success? Is your website using both sides?

I’m Not Gonna Pay a Lot for this Website!

Kate Gingold 0 5618 Article rating: No rating

Meineke used that catchphrase years ago for their mufflers, but it’s certainly been applied to many other products since then. You may say the same for your next website—and then be bitterly disappointed. Or completely satisfied. So how can you know what’s “a lot” to pay for a website?

Here’s a quick breakdown of what to consider when planning your website so your budget goes toward the options that are most important to your business.

Baby Steps Website Resolutions

Kate Gingold 0 4686 Article rating: No rating

You know how it happens – you make grand plans on New Year’s Eve to completely overhaul your health, your house, your business. You start out strong but by February, you’re losing steam and by March your grand plans are merely guilty memories.

Improving your website is a goal that will pay you back nicely this year, so don’t sabotage your efforts by biting off more than you can chew. Taking these baby steps towards improvement means you might actually accomplish your goals –encouraging you to take a few more!

SEO First Steps for the Common Man

Kate Gingold 0 2714 Article rating: No rating

This article was updated on 3/13/2019 with the article entitled "Getting Started with Do-It-Yourself SEO."

Before you sign up with that Search Engine Optimization company that keeps calling  you, check to see if  you've taken these 5 simple first step. Easy to do on your own, it may give you the boost you’re looking for right now. You can always amp up your SEO with advanced professional services later.

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Microsoft SQL Server

James Nagy 0 5037 Article rating: No rating

At 11:00pm last night I was notified that one of my servers was having a problem. I run a couple of site monitoring tools and Simon was the one that picked up the problem first. I got online and started a remote desktop session to the server and it connected, which normally when one of my servers isn’t running properly a RDC will fail. However, it connected and presented me with the “I’ve just had an unexpected reboot problem screen” and wanted me to tell it what happened. Well at this point I had no idea and thought about the irony of that particular screen as I filled in “unknown” into the restart reason box.

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