Key #1 – You MUST Have a Website or Blog

Blogging, Marketing, Web Design
You're website or blog is your home It's still #1 - It still doesn't suck! I'm not kidding when I say this. You still NEED a website. In fact, I'll go one step further. If you are a local business, you need a blog. A blog is a website that is easily updated and can vastly improve your search engine ranking for multiple keywords. At the very least you should have a one page website that tells who you are, what you do and how people can find you. A blog can be added to your regular website if you have one, or an entire website/blog combination can be built for you if you don't have a website. For the rest of this discussion, when I say "website", I mean…
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Website, Social Media or complete Online Marketing Solution?

Website, Social Media or complete Online Marketing Solution?

Online Marketing, Social Networking, Web Design
Which is more important to your online marketing success - a great website or social media? Many businesspersons today feel that once they have a Facebook page, Twitter account or LinkedIn business page, the business will come to them. Just keep posting to the social media page and you'll have it made. Realistically, social media is a great tool for promoting your business. But it suffers from a few drawbacks. Items placed on social media have a short lifespan. Once it scrolls off of your friend's or follower's wall or page, it is usually out of their sight forever. Your need to keep repeating tips or instructions. It would be better to place the information on your website and link to it whenever needed. If you are using Twitter to…
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5 Signs That Your Website May Be Obsolete

5 Signs That Your Website May Be Obsolete

Web Design
Here are 5 signs that your website may be obsolete. If your website suffers from one or more of these shortcomings, it may be time to consider an update. 1. Your web site hasn't been updated in years. If you haven't updated the “look and feel” of your website for several years, it probably starting to look very dated. Design standards have changed over the years and whether or not you keep up with those changes detemines how visitors perceive your website and your company. Your content is another item that needs to be looked at. If it hasn't been updated in a few years, you probably need to review it for accuracy and make whatever changes are necessary to align it with the current products, services and standards of…
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New Look for Kentucky State BBQ Festival Website

New Look for Kentucky State BBQ Festival Website

WordPress
[caption id="attachment_1785" align="alignleft" width="150"] Click to Enlarge[/caption]We're proud to unveil the new look for the Kentucky State BBQ Festival website. A new theme, simpler navigation, a new header by Noel Engracia, updates upfront on the home page are just a few of the new features in the 2012 website. Six big buttons on all blog pages lead to the most visited pages on the site, making access to the most important information quicker and simpler. Pitmasters, Demos, News, Bourbon Barrel Art Project, Directions and the Schedule of Events buttons lead directly to pages and posts with more detailed infrmation on each of those activities. Sponsor and Vendors pages provide information becoming a Sponsor or Vendor, links to download forms and setup information for Sponsors and Vendors as soon as it…
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A New Study Reveals the Power of First Impressions Online | Entrepreneur.com

Web Marketing
If you think any old website will do for your business, read this.It takes less than two-tenths of a second for an online visitor to form a first opinion of your brand once they've perused your company's website, according to researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. And it takes just another 2.6 seconds for that viewer's eyes to concentrate in a way that reinforces that first impression.Read the rest of this story at:A New Study Reveals the Power of First Impressions Online | Entrepreneur.com.
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