Start a blog on your small business website!

A blog is a good way to communicate with your website visitors.A blog can be a part of your social media program, a way to reach out and begin communicating with your web site visitors.

Your small business blog post can share something interesting, helpful, believable, and sometimes even something funny.

Pick a topic for your blog that you can relate to your small business.  Your blog topic should be something you know about, or you will have to do research just to find subjects to blog about.  For example, if your business installs gutters, consider blogging about home improvements.

Do some research on the Internet.

  • Find out which small business blogs / bloggers are rated most popular for your blog topic.
  • Read some popular blog posts.
  • If you can add helpful information to the discussion, leave a comment and a link to your web site. (It is considered bad manners to just leave a comment like, “Nice article.” or “Very informative.”. And then post your business name and web site link.)

A blog is a good way to communicate with your website visitors.Your blog posts can mix in a little marketing, advertising, and promotion, and should always include an easy path for web site visitors to contact you for more information.

Your goal should be to make new posts on your small business blog on a regular schedule, for example one to two times each week.  Regular posting also adds new content to your web site, which both visitors and search engines like to see.

What do you think ?  Do you have any other ideas to share ?

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Contact Jax SEO Works today!

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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.

Help your website grow your business ! Contact Jax SEO Works today !

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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A Lint Free Vent

A Lint Free Vent - mobile clothes dryer exhaust cleaning service.A Lint Free Vent is a mobile clothes dryer vent cleaning service, serving homes in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

Every day you use your clothes dryer, your dryer vent collects little pieces of flammable lint in the dryer and the exhaust ductwork. In addition to being a growing fire hazard, the collected lint increases the time it takes to dry items, and decreases the efficiency of your dryer. Getting an annual dryer vent cleaning by a mobile service like A Lint Free Vent will eliminate this hazard.

Eddie Kyles - Owner of A Lint Free Vent.Owner Eddie Kyles had a website built for his business, but then the company who built the site went out of business without letting Eddie know, and didn’t send him any information to access his website. When the domain became available again, Jax SEO Works helped Eddie secure his business domain name, and reliable GoDaddy hosting, and then built him a business website.

Now Eddie’s clients can read about his business online, and contact him with a message, whenever they choose to.

A cleaned dryer vent will help your laundry dry more quickly AND help protect your home from a dryer vent fire – good reasons to get your clothes dryer vent cleaned annually. Get convenient, mobile service. Just Call A Lint Free Vent – 904.537.1483.

And if you need help getting your small business on the internet, Contact Jax SEO Works; we like to help small businesses.

 

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Social Media for Business

Based on our research and experience, the first thing you should do for your small business is create a brand, figure out your target audience, and get your website created and launched. These fundamental steps put you ahead of many of your small business competitors.

  • You will need to keep actively feeding new, interesting, and helpful information to your website.

social interaction via social mediaTell people about your services – what you do and a little about the way you do it that makes your service stand out from your competitors. Do you wear face masks and booties to go into people’s homes? Are you and your technicians trained and certified by a well known resource in the industry? Do you have a special Quality Assurance team that follows up and checks every job? Your potential clients will not know all the bonuses that your service provides unless YOU tell them.

Tell about your products, or the products you use to perform your services, and be sure to let people know why you have found these products to do the best job. Does this product last for 50 washing cycles? Does your product provide a shiny surface without buffing? Write your descriptions as factual statements, adding data when possible for more credibility. Don’t write to sound like those annoying commercials that you don’t like to hear on the radio or television. You don’t like to hear those obvious sales pitches, and most of your website visitors don’t either.

helping handsThe next step is to add social media for your business.

Social media for business is just that – people getting social on different media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Each social media platform has its own personality. Some messages are better shared on one platform than on others. But the most important thing is to START!

On Facebook, you should start a personal profile about yourself, and a business page.  You can also create a personal profile and business page on LinkedIn. Twitter does not have business pages, so your Twitter profile should be a combination of your name and your business.
Please consider how what you are sharing with others (which may include current and potential clients) how what you are saying, and the photos you are sharing my be received.

“You never look good trying to make someone else look bad.” – Zig Ziglar

And please don’t start by setting up as many social media for business profiles and pages as you can. To be worthwhile, each social media account will need a regular visit and some interaction, so the more accounts you set up, the more you will have to keep up with.

It’s good to friend, contact and follow some other people and businesses that you do business with; they may share some good information that you would like to share too, and sharing like that is good for both of you.

Before you start posting status updates and Tweets, take a look at some of the messages shared by your peers, to get an idea of what is good to post. If you see a post by one of your friends that really impresses you, sharing or re-Tweeting it is OK. Just don’t always post information about your business, and don’t like or share EVERYTHING that’s posted by a friend or another business; too much is just too much. Share something funny, interesting, positive, or helpful most of the time. And you don’t have to post more than one or two messages. Every 4th or 5th time, you can share something interesting about your business.

From a helpful and recently re-posted article, Social Media Tips from Forbes magazine provides some more perspectives.

If you have questions about helping market your small business, please Contact me at Jax SEO Works.

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Jennifer Fond, NY and CT Esthetician

Jennifer Fond, professional estheticianWe help Jennifer Fond, professional esthetician, licensed in New York and Connecticut, with her website and digital marketing.

Jennifer provides a variety of skin care treatments in her Danbury, Connecticut studio, and in New York, including:

Facials

Sun Free / Sunless Tanning

European facial.Find out more about Jennifer and these restorative skin care treatments by visiting her Jennifer Fond website, or Contact Jennifer for questions or to make an appointment. Your skin will Thank You for it!

And if you need help getting your small business on the internet, Contact Jax SEO Works; we like to help small businesses.

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Jacksonville Yoga in Jacksonville Beach, FL

Yoga class at Jacksonville Yoga studio.We have helped Joyce Savitz, Owner and Certified Yoga Instructor at her Jacksonville Yoga studio, with her website and digital marketing.

Joyce teaches:

Yoga classes

Body Corrective Exercise classes

Medicinal Movement alignment classes

Rehydrate, Roll, and Yoga sessions for learning more beneficial foam rolling techniques

Joyce is also a licensed Massage Therapist, providing treatments to relieve stress, stimulate circulation, and relieve pain.

To find out more about any of these healthy, restorative services, visit the Jacksonville Yoga website or Call Joyce at the studio (904) 635-6762.

And if you need help getting your small business on the internet, Contact Jax SEO Works; we like to help small businesses.

 

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Promoting Your Small Business on Your Website

This may sound like a “no brainer”, but if you have a small business, you need to let others know what products or services you have to offer, and you do that by advertising on your website.

small business advertising - Tyler's TomatoesYears ago, the best way to advertise was in the newspaper.  Then the telephone book and yellow pages became a better way to advertise.  Now the internet allows you to share your information with people in your local area (and all over the world, if that is your market).

Of course, a cute kid helps even a wrinkly old cardboard sign get attention.

Your own website gives you a way to let others know about your products or services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; your website is like a tireless representative for your small business.

Word-of-mouth is always good advertising, and more popular websites also offer interesting, helpful information, and ways for your website visitors to interact and get social, like links to social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

And if you would like help marketing and advertising your small business better on your website, or even if you don’t have a website and want to get one, Contact Jax SEO Works, Rock My Image, or Key Theory to help you achieve your goals.

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Dan’s Floor Store of Ponte Vedra FL

Dan's Floor Store - storefront - Ponte Vedra, FloridaWe help Dan’s Floor Store of Ponte Vedra Florida with his website and digital marketing.

Dan DiCarlo is the Owner, Salesman, and Primary Installer and Refinisher of Dan’s Floor Store 904.887.8303.

Dan has has over 15 years of technical experience with installing tile and wood, as well as wood floor and wood stair tread refinishing and restoration of hard surface flooring.

From his Ponte Vedra Dan’s Floor Store showroom, he displays and sells a variety of durable hard surface flooring:

  • Engineered wood flooring
  • Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring
  • Solid wood flooring
  • Laminate flooring
  • Tile and Stone

Wood and Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring Installation

Flooring and Stairway Refinishing and Repair

Tile and Stone Work

And, Dan and his crew also restore, repair, and refinish old hardwood floors.

To make an appointment for a free consultation & get started on your wood floor, tile or stone project,

  • Call Dan direct (904) 887-8303.
  • OR Call the store (904) 825-2311.

And if you need help getting your small business on the internet, Contact Jax SEO Works; we like to help small businesses.

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A website can benefit a small business.

make your website stand out, like one sunflower in a whole fieldThe Internet is huge!

There are over 600 Million websites on the internet!

How can your website stand out among so many websites, to let people know about your small local business?

A well built and optimized website can help more people in your community find out about your business, and what makes your business special.

Anyone can have a basic website made and launched on the internet.

And who hasn’t heard promises to “Get your website on the first page of Google search results”?

What helps your website stand out from all of the millions of other website is when you put the facts about your small local business on your website, telling your story about your service or business, and what makes your business special.

No one  else can tell what makes your product or service special like you can.

  • Is it how you always have a fresh flower for each lady who comes to your store?
  • Do your service people put on a clean set of overalls and booties when they get to the client’s home?
  • Or do your service representatives roll out a durable carpet protector to make sure they don’t leave a trail across your living room?
  • Or that your business only uses lawn care chemicals that are safe for pets and kids?

You know what makes your small local business stand out, what makes it special, and Jax SEO Works can help you create a website or improve the one you have, to share that special message with your community.

Social media is an important way of letting your community know about you and your business.  Often, a Facebook page can help you share timely updates with potential clients – sales, specials, new products or services, new employees, and more.  People buy from businesses that they trust, and social media can help your community fans get to know you and build that trust.  LinkedIn profiles for a business owner and members of the business team can also help people get to know the people who make the business work.

Jax SEO Works is experienced in helping small local businesses get better results with their website, and build trusting relationships with their community using social media.

If you would like a website built for your business, or get your business website revised and updated, or find out more about getting started in social media like Facebook and LinkedIn, Contact Jax SEO Works today to get started !

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Choosing an effective topic for your website.

Narrowing down the competition

When potential clients use search engines to look for information on websites, they will find more website listings (more results) when the clients look for general terms. For example, if they search Google for “doctors”, they will find many, many listings.  If they narrow their search, to look for doctors in New York City (i.e., searching for:   “doctors new york city”) they will find fewer doctors’ websites listed.  And if you are one of those doctors, your opportunity to gain a new client has just improved, because your competition has been reduced.

looking for Mercury head dimesMake your topic more specific to stand out on the web.

The same concept can work for you and your website if you pick a topic for your website that is more specific about the business or product or subject of your website.

For example:
Topics:

  • Coin
  • Pets

Refined Topics:

  • Mercury head dimes
  • Red Cocker Spaniel Puppies

With an effective topic for your website, you reduce the number of competing websites, and you improve your opportunity of gaining new clients.

Are you thinking about launching a website for your small business, or have you launched a website, but you’d like to know if it is doing all it can for your business?  Contact Jax SEO Works! We have the experience in local digital marketing and we can help.

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