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Revamping Your Online Presence Through Website Redesign

Redesigning Your Website Can Give Your Spokane Business A Boost Online A website redesign can be a big project, and you might be putting it off due to the money and time it will take. Website redesigns are a scary thought for many marketers and executives. But the benefits usually outweigh the cost and hassles, … Continue reading Revamping Your Online Presence Through Website Redesign

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What IS An Affordable Website?

I’m just thinking out loud here so I may as well put it in a blog post. “Affordable” is a relative term: to some business owners, it may mean a $5k site, while others may flinch at paying $99 per month – I used that figure because I offer a fully managed website package at … Continue reading What IS An Affordable Website?

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Reviews Do Matter for Ranking in Google Local

I had a conversation on the phone today with a potential client. I tried to explain to this person how important a business’ online reputation is. How it may be at least as important to build AND market your reputation than to get ranked in the Google local 3 -pack! Sure, you need to be … Continue reading Reviews Do Matter for Ranking in Google Local

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Am I The Only Person in Spokane Without A Smart Phone?

Ok, I know I am not the only non-smart “mobile-device” guy/gal, but if today is any indication, I’m definitely in the minority! A short post for the talking about business category, as I am a few minutes away from fixing dinner and watching BBall on TV to see if Steph Curry has any magic left … Continue reading Am I The Only Person in Spokane Without A Smart Phone?

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Social Media Can Bring Your Small Business Website Juice And More Visitors

Making use of and implementing the power of social media is an integral part of our small business web marketing services. It’s just smart marketing — it’s what the search engines, namely Google, pay attention to, and it keeps growing. Here’s some social stats I found in a nice article that may enlighten you, if … Continue reading Social Media Can Bring Your Small Business Website Juice And More Visitors

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YouTube Live Streaming and How It Can Help Your SEO

I know that you have heard of YouTube, but do you know about YouTube Live and the far-reaching SEO benefits of using it to “Live Stream” your videos? The live stream part might throw some folks off. Yes, you can record a live Google Hangout and stream it to YouTube Live. That’s a great feature … Continue reading YouTube Live Streaming and How It Can Help Your SEO

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What Will Google Think of Next for Maps Listings?

What Will Google Think of Next for Maps Listings? Here’s a blog by Mike Blumenthal that I found funny, yet kind of weird. Seems Google is experimenting with the listings for mobile by adding gas prices to the 3-pack. OK, we’ll see if this sticks…might be helpful if you want the lowest price for gas, … Continue reading What Will Google Think of Next for Maps Listings?

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Can Video Marketing Help Small Businesses Get More Leads?

If you’re a small business owner/entrepreneur, then chances are you may get a little glazed over when someone starts talking about video marketing. You may have received a few dozen phone calls, maybe more emails, all telling you HAVE to use videos to market your business. Sure, you might say, people watch videos on YouTube … Continue reading Can Video Marketing Help Small Businesses Get More Leads?