Do you know the three secret questions to ask a website developer if you’re in the process of updating your website (or building one for the first time)?
Last week, I saw a poll online that asked the question, “Is it necessary to have a website, or is a presence on social media sufficient?”. I thought the answer to this question was fairly obvious, but the responses were varied enough that I believe this question is worth asking again: Is it necessary to […]
Many readers of this blog know that I began my small business about two years ago, after having lost a job in the IT industry that I’d had for 12 years. Starting a small business any time is hard, but starting one when you no longer have an income is almost impossible. How do you […]
(This article has been updated to reflect current trends.) This morning, over coffee with my friend Casey, we got to talking about how each of us spends their time each day. Casey spends his time each day doing a lot of outbound telemarketing — I think his goal is to make 20 phone calls each […]
(This article was updated April 25, 2022.) You might not think a basket of vegetables is worth driving 484 miles, but when that basket of vegetables comes from a place that’s special to you, logic takes a back seat… ! I first fell in love with the town of Ithaca, New York, as a college […]
(This article was updated on April 19, 2022.) Can the Internet be used to promote a unique product? I first met the owners of 17th Century Suds about ten (10) years ago on a visit to Ithaca, New York. Andy and Wendy own a small company that manufactures organic soap and body care products. Their […]
This article has been updated to reflect changes in Google products. The constantly expanding number of websites out there, the growing “noise” online of those vying for your attention, and the ever-changing habits and behaviors of your target prospects, all contribute to make Internet marketing more challenging than ever. Yet the opportunity to differentiate yourself […]
We are all marketers. No matter what industry or profession we are in, each of us must market ourselves and our businesses. Marketing on the Internet includes developing an effective website. Each page of your website should focus on a singular topic. And because search engines are the primary way that people find websites, we […]