Tag: Technology

Google: The New Yellow Pages

      A recent survey shows that, of the 61% of global Internet users who research products online, 44% begin by using a search engine.  In the US alone, 90% of that search engine traffic is controlled by Google, which has truly become the new Yellow Pages.  But here’s the key number for your business:  […]

3 KPIs You Need to Measure Every Month

  “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”  This old business adage is as true today as it ever was, but now far easier to put into practice. With a free tool like Google Analytics, you can determine the effectiveness of your website and online efforts through ongoing measurement of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). If […]

The 3 Keys to Defining Your Brand

  Your brand is a lot more than a logo.  It is what defines you, your product, and your service.  It is the encapsulation of all that you stand for, how you relate to others in the marketplace, and how your customers perceive you. So, what are the 3 keys to defining your brand? Position […]

Using engagement analytics to understand what drives customer engagement

  I came across an interesting report a few weeks ago that offers an in-depth exploration into how to use engagement analytics to better understand what drives customer engagement with your brand and how you can use this information to improve your company’s revenue stream. For the uninitiated, engagement analytics give online marketers the ability […]

Blogging to Grow Your Business

Building a better business blog requires a strategic approach to each post you write, but fortunately for all of us time-strapped entrepreneurs, that strategy can be distilled to two simple concepts:  blog often enough to leverage the traffic multiplier, and help Google help your business.  Today, we offer a quick-start primer on how to craft […]

Growing Your Brand on a Global Social Web

  Daymond John, Founder, President and CEO of the FUBU clothing line, knows a thing or two about branding.  Growing up in Queens, NY, John made and sold tie-top hats on the streets; the FUBU line evolved from these beginnings to become a six-billion-dollar fashion empire.  Branding is, by his own admission, one of John’s […]

SEO and Google Penguine: An Update on What’s New

           Recently, Matt Cutts, head of Google’s anti-SPAM team, presented at SMX Advanced Seattle and provided an update on Google Penguin, the search engine giant’s latest SPAM-tackling algorithm. At the conference, Cutts reasserted that Penguin is designed to “tackle low quality content” and should not be viewed as a “penalty.” Cutts then went on […]

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