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Prepare a Killer PR Story in 3 Steps

You have worked months on preparing your new product and are ready to announce it to the press. Your press release is ready to go, complete with search engine optimization (SEO) keywords. That’s fantastic… but don’t expect a lot of publicity just from sending out your release. Don’t get me wrong. You need to send [...]

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Did You Get a LinkedIn Invite Today?

“Melanie, I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.” Of course you would. But who are you? How many of these invitations do you receive? Well, LinkedIn, www.linkedin.com, is a great, social-media tool for networking, staying in touch with key contacts and more. But if you just send out random invitations, you [...]

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How Much Are You Paying for SEO?

Ugh! I just had a long conversation with another small business owner who was ripped off by several, search engine optimization (SEO) firms. I hear this all the time, and it breaks my heart. As a fellow entrepreneur, I know how important it is to get value out of all the services you purchase. How [...]

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The Top, Two Words for Small Business Success

If you are just starting a business, you are probably overwhelmed with information and a huge, “To Do” list. If you are like me and have been in business for several years, you are probably swamped right now with end-of-year activities. Well, whether you are a new entrepreneur or a seasoned pro, it can be [...]

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Is PPC Part of Your SEO Plan?

Are you getting ready to launch a big, Google Ad campaign just because you think it might work? Well, it may be just what you’re company needs to boost online awareness. But before you begin your pay-per-click (PPC) campaign as part of your search engine optimization (SEO) process, there are three main questions to ask [...]

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Are Your SEO And PR Results Scary?

Happy Halloween! Have you added search engine optimization (SEO) keywords to your site but aren’t seeing results? Did you send out a press release to hundreds of reporters without receive one phone call? Are you ready to “throw in the towel”? This may be scary stuff, but don’t stop now! While you may think you [...]

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Push Past PR and SEO Frustration

I have been on the phone since 5:00 a.m., and it’s now 11:00 a.m. I just got a major media-venue to agree to an exclusive story about my client. But, it’s been one hour since I spoke to him, and I haven’t heard back… what gives? I call him up, and he says he has not [...]

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Have A Better Website in 30 Minutes

Don’t have much time and need to update your Website? No worries. Here are three things you can do to add valuable information to your Website in 30 minutes, or less: 1. Add a Link to Cool Information. Did you just read an interesting article in the newspaper, a news item on an industry site or [...]

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3 Quick Ways To Boost Awareness Now

Are you a new business owner struggling to increase sales, handle public relations and get new customers to come to your site? Well, here are three, free tips to help you get noticed by the media and the search engines… fast. 1. Write An Article. Want to share some valuable information with potential customers? Write [...]

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Got a Call-To-Action?

Are you staring at a blank screen ready to write some search engine optimization (SEO) copy for your Website? Hold on! You need a call-to-action for your SEO copy first! Before you start writing, you should know exactly what you want site visitors to do on that page of your Website. Do you want them [...]

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Learn More About Your Customers with These SEO Secrets

In a recent blog, I focused on how it’s important to provide value to your customers in your search engine optimization (SEO) copywriting efforts. You can ask your customers what they want via surveys to get some good information, but there is also another way to get information from your customers. Uncover SEO Secrets with [...]

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Are You a Big, SEO Panda?

Google’s Panda Update has caused quite a stir in the search engine optimization (SEO) world. Basically, Google changed it algorithm so that the Websites that provide value rise to the top of search-engine listings. And the content farms posting articles, Website pages, blogs, etc. filled with massive amounts of will be penalized. While this update [...]

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What Do You Want From Your SEO Press Release?

When you think of public relations for your business, the first thing that probably pops into your mind is to write and post a press release. Well, if you want to build attention online, a press release with search engine optimization (SEO) keywords is a great place to start. However, if you are a new, small [...]

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Simple Tips for Summer Sales

Now that warmer weather is upon us, you may want to increase sales now so you can enjoy more time away from the office this summer.  With this in mind, here are three actions you can take right now to start making more money from your business: 1. Update Your Website. Now, I’m not talking [...]

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Secrets to A Good SEO Keyword List

As an entrepreneur, you are probably bombarded with e-mail messages every day with someone telling you how they “get your site to the top of the search engines.” Well, if you’re like most business owners, you don’t have the money to pay for a search engine optimization (SEO) service.   Well, SEO does not need [...]

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Got an Action Plan?

Congratulations! You turned your idea into a business, and it’s time for the big launch. Now, you have public relations activities, SEO copywriting, marketing, social media, and other, activities to handle. It can be overwhelming… especially, if you are working with a small team. Well, don’t worry. All you need is some organization and to… [...]

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3 Simple Steps to PR Success

Did you remember to add PR to your marketing plan? Public Relations (PR) is all about communicating a specific message about your products and services to a targeted market, especially the media. Basically, if a reporter writes a feature story about your business, your site traffic increases. Plus, this media clip provides third-party credibility you cannot [...]

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Is Frustration Getting In the Way of Your Success?

Your phone stops ringing. You don’t get a response for your proposals. The competition steals your business. Yep. We’ve all been there. It’s not fun, but frustration is a part of business. Instead of taking it personally, you need to move on to the next opportunity. And this can be easier said than done so [...]

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