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Marketing Ideas for Your Business

This may sound rather basic, but you can find lots of helpful marketing ideas on the Internet.

researching on her laptopSearch the Internet for online marketing and digital marketing, and also for the product or service that you offer on your website to find:

  • infographics, memes, articles, and lists
  • bulletin boards and forums, all discussing helpful ideas that may be used for improving your website.

The more you research, the more helpful information you will find. Often, you can find information that will spark ideas for a new advertising campaign, maybe a fresh outlook for the content about the product or service you offer, or a different application for your product or service, or find businesses to collaborate with for mutual benefit.

The main thing to remember is that you need to keep learning. You can’t expect the marketing ideas on the website that you built (or had built) five years ago to take care of you forever. Website maintenance – updating and adding new and interesting articles, checking for broken links, backing up your data files – that stuff is important. And you need to keep up with what is changing in your part of the business world, or you and your business get left behind. Remember Blockbuster video and game rentals? Now they have been eclipsed by Netflix.

Make it a habit to do a little marketing ideas research for your own benefit each day. Take notes of things you find interesting and each week, review your findings and decide which ones merit action and which ones are just good to know.

And the next time you socialize, either on the internet or “live and in person” you’ll also have some interesting information to share with your peers.

Is your small business website getting you the results you need? Do you get lots of website visitors, but very few people contacting you? Or do you get very few visitors to your website, and are baffled by your lack of visitors? Often Jax SEO Works can take a look at a website and make recommendations for several changes that could result in better responses from your website visitors. Contact Jax SEO Works – let’s get started!

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What is RSS feed and why do I want it for my website?

Many websites which share articles invite visitors to subscribe via RSS feed to get their articles regularly.  RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication, and is an easy way for your visitors to get articles from your website, as they are posted.

The RSS (Really Simple Syndication) icon.Feeds are a way for websites to distribute content to their viewers. This lets anyone keep track of a large number of their favorite websites or blogs, without having to remember to check each site manually or clutter their e-mail inbox. This streamlines online experience by aggregating content in one place to be read whenever they want.

Some websites even add RSS feeds from other, content-rich websites to keep new and interesting articles pouring into their websites.

Content writingHow will my subscribers be able to read my RSS feed?

If your website visitor subscribe to the RSS feed on your website, you should also suggest that they will need a news aggregator such as feedly, Google News, or Digg Reader.

If you have a WordPress website, you may be able to add an RSS feed plugin yourself.  Based on the development application used to create your website, you may need help from your web designer.

If you are ready to start improving your website, including adding a RSS feed, we can help.

Contact Jax SEO Works.

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Backlinks Help Your Website

Backlinks are hyperlinks back to your website from other websites.

backlinks to your website help bring more visitorsYou want your website to be ranked highly by search engines, so your site will be found on the first few search engine pages, and then visited.

How many other websites link to your website (how many backlinks you have) is one of the ways search engines evaluate the popularity of your website.

And backlinks from related websites (topics that are pertinent or similar to your website’s topic or could be connected to your website’s topic) are better than large numbers of links from unrelated sites.

  • Example: if your site is Bob’s Tree Service, you would want backlinks from chainsaw vendors and nurseries more than a link from a roller skating arena, but it is better to exchange links with fellow business partners in your community than not.

Anchor text (the words the reader sees in the hyperlink) are important to your readers and search engines, too.  Put descriptive words for readers to click on and search engines to followMake sure your readers see a connection from the anchor text words they clicked on to the page they reach (or they will think they were tricked and leave).


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Better Motivation

Sometimes all of us feel the challenges of our work are overwhelming – but we keep going, because that is the difference between us and our competition.

Keep going! Motivation!We know we have a dream of what we want to accomplish, and the only way to make that dream happen is to:

  • take a different perspective of our situation,
  • consider all of the good things we have going for us, and how far we have come,
  • then consider a few good things you can do today, and do your best.

What are some things you could do today?

  • improve your website to tell people what you do better than your competition,
  • communicate your brand with the public,
  • communicate with your customers using social media; give them a benefit for their business,
  • network with related businesses to for more benefit to your customers.

What helps you get motivated to follow your dream and make your business more successful? Share your thoughts about motivation with us.

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Make that difference in your business, in some other peoples lives. Be the man (or the woman) that makes your dreams come true.

Enjoy this short video, and then get started today.

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Article Comment Benefit

Your business can benefit if you take a few minutes to comment on a blog post, an article, or in a discussion.

composing on a laptopThis process can be informative as well as helpful to your business.  The more you comment, the more it helps.

How does this work? A portion of the basis for your business website’s ranking by search engines is the number of hyperlinks to your website. More links from related websites = better ranking. (For example, it would be better for your yoga website to have more links to it from articles about natural health and exercise equipment than from articles about motor oil.)

And discussions, posts, and articles from related websites can share knowledge that can be helpful to you and your business. And if you leave interesting, helpful, and informative comments, the others who read your comments will want to come to your website to find out more about your business.

Some blog posts, discussions, and articles have “do follow” links for their commenters. This means search engines will follow links in those comments to the commenters’ websites, and the commenters’ website will get credit for a link.


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There are some general rules for “nettiquette” (Internet etiquette) for leaving comments.
1. It’s nice to give your own name (or just first name or nick name) and what you do, but not to give your name as your product (“Zoomo Potato Peeler model 3.1”).
2. In your comment, respond to something specific about the post. If you agree, add to the conversation (from the article and the other commenters). If you disagree, try to express some aspect that you do agree with, and then try to disagree in a nice way, just like you were at a meeting and talking with others in person.
– It is NOT OK to just say “Hi! Nice article. Thank you!”
Brief comments like that with no content do not add to the conversation, and will probably not get posted.

“Do follow” links are part of the Web2.0 change and the social media evolution, in which the Internet becomes a place for exchange of your ideas and concepts.

Building backlinks (links back to your website) from related websites is part of a good SEO (Search Engine Optimization) plan for any website.

Do you have some other ideas for building links back to your small business website that have worked for you ? You can share your ideas with others here.  We’d like to hear your thoughts.

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Social Media Can Help Promote Your Local Small Business.

Get the New Year off to a Great start by getting your business involved in Social Media Marketing.

Small Business Saturday - logoLike Li Evans shared in her article on local small businesses and Social Media Marketing, “Small businesses have some huge advantages in social media over the Walmarts of the world. . . have a much easier time personally connecting with their audience because, more likely than not, they know the majority of them personally.

Those personal connections make it much easier to build your communities in social media sites . . . . People readily become your fan, recommend you to other local friends, and tag and submit their own photos that help promote your local business.” Read the rest of Li’s article at: searchenginewatch.com

Getting your business involved in Social Media Marketing may seem new and intimidating. But it can be easier than you think.  More social connections allow you to build a broad base of trust in you, your business, and your products or services. That base of trust can mean more customers for your business.

There is one thing that you DO NOT want to do with your business social media outreach. Don’t only share information with the intent to sell your product or service. Sell, Sell, Sell gets old. Better to “mix it up”. Share positive information of general interest to the local public (if you are a small, local business) from time to time.

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