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Archive for February, 2009

Possible Insight into Buying Search Terms for Search Marketing

Recently saw a new stat released by Hitwise regarding habit patterns of people entering search terms. It appears from the data that people’s search techniques and practices are getting more sophisticated. Here’s how: Search terms are getting longer. Notice in the chart below the 22% increase in search terms of 8 words or longer. This [...]

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Giving is the new taking….

There are precious few examples of corporations ditching the greed and embracing generosity. President Obama’s speah highlighted a CEO who distributed his bonus across his workers (past and present) – who does that??? (a true leader) And what an incredible example for the larger companies to follow. Countless individuals have already started giving, of course: giving is the new [...]

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Invention of the Week #13: Itsy Bitsy Spider Saved!

Ever call in your spouse, the one without the fear of spiders, to help escort the creepy crawley little monsters outside? � Inventors Karen Quigg and Anthony Allen have patented a device that could save you arachnophobes countless nights’ sleep and put you in caring control of spider “situations” in your home. They’ve worked closely [...]

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Creative Business Model: Knitting Grannies

Modeled after Swiss and Danish efforts which sell knit goods handmade by real-life grandmothers, French based Golden Hook is a company that lets customers design their own hat and then choose the grandmother they’d like to knit it. The Concept: Customers choose a hat—classic, long or Peruvian, with pompom or without.  Customer choose a blank hat or [...]

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11 Reasons People Leave Your Website

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into building your website. And for good reason — it’s an important part of your marketing portfolio and helps you to build the bottom line. With this in mind, it’s critical that your small business website keep new visitors on the site and not drive them away. [...]

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