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Get the Buzz on What Hummingbird Means for Small Business Owners

Get the Buzz on What Hummingbird Means for Small Business Owners

By on October 27, 2013 in Websites and SEO, What We Do with 2 Comments

If you haven’t heard, Google recently changed their search algorithm, a move that will effect over 90% of all queries.  That means if your small business website hasn’t been optimized with “white hat” SEO techniques, you might have to revamp your content.  If you’ve been working with an SEO company or keeping up with the […]

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Being a Woman in a Man’s world

Being a Woman in a Man’s world

By on October 20, 2013 in Random Thoughts with 12 Comments

Is it really a man’s world anymore? It used to be that the painting trade was predominantly an occupation for men. There is a lot of physical labor involved that, in the past, was believed to be beyond the general capabilities of the women. I worked on new construction jobs with my husband 30 years […]

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Reconciling Reputation Management with Local SEO

Reconciling Reputation Management with Local SEO

By on October 12, 2013 in Websites and SEO with 3 Comments

I’ve been talking about reviews and reputation management a lot lately. And because I work with both local SEO companies and reputation management companies lately, I’ve had the chance to be exposed to the sometimes contradictory advice that both types of companies offer. It might not be a surprise to learn that most of the […]

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Creating a Contest on Facebook: Should You Make a Timeline Contest or an App Contest?

Creating a Contest on Facebook: Should You Make a Timeline Contest or an App Contest?

By on October 4, 2013 in Social Media with 3 Comments

Third-party apps were the gold standard (and only applicable method) of holding Facebook contests. However, the new changes made two additional options: timeline contests and Facebook app contests. For many painting businesses it can be difficult to determine which one to utilize. Timeline Contest Timeline contests will suit small businesses better than it would suit […]

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Facebook’s New Contest Guidelines and How They Benefit You

Facebook’s New Contest Guidelines and How They Benefit You

By on October 1, 2013 in Social Media with 0 Comments

Facebook has been intent on keeping promotions to a minimum throughout the past several years. A company could only promote themselves and hold contests and sweepstakes through the use of third-party apps. Users were unable to like or comment on these links to enter themselves as part of the promotion. Businesses struggled to utilize the […]

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