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100th Blog Post

Top 6 Blog Posts On The Internet Squeeze

July 13, 2011

This is a special day for the Internet Squeeze, as it is the 100th blog post that I’ve written as I continue to write the book for brick and mortar businesses who want to move to a new business model. Many companies are feeling the internet squeeze, and they know they need to make the […]

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Brick And Mortar Business Blogging

Brick And Mortar Businesses Do Not Need To Blog

July 7, 2011

While I believe that brick and mortar businesses must engage in a powerful content marketing plan, I rarely recommend a regular blog solution for most of these businesses. Blogging for the sake of blogging, as many people seem to do, has little value to a business that is trying to grow its customer base and […]

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Sales Leadership

It’s Time For Sales Managers To Address The Internet Squeeze

June 13, 2011

If you are a sales manager (or any subordinate leader) at a traditional brick and mortar business, I feel that you have a duty to push your company through a transition to an internet based marketing and product or service delivery system. Much of the senior leadership might have a difficulty seeing the internet squeeze, […]

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UAW

June 8, 2011

Redirect to Unique Article Wizard

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Comparison Shopper Tools

Use What You Know To Draw Customers To Your Website

June 1, 2011

Regardless of your industry, if you have been active and have a vast amount of experience, then most likely you have had this thought before … “I have heard or seen it all.” And if that is the case for you, wonderful! It is time to put it all down in writing and figure out […]

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Business Exercise

Use This Content Marketing Exercise To Attract More Customers

May 31, 2011

I have long advocated for companies to better utilize their personnel to aid in their internet marketing efforts. I suggest that all companies consider this easy exercise to start the process of improving the company website with brilliant content based upon the needs and questions that consumers will have about their products or services. We […]

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Forums Have Answers

Where To Find Answers To Your Content Marketing Questions

May 25, 2011

I am lucky that I discovered some good mentors (who do not even know they mentored me) when I was launching my content marketing plan four years ago. Though I did not know it, my real estate blog in Tallahassee was going to be far more than a leaf on the tree of my company’s […]

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Waiting For Thesis 2.0

Waiting For Thesis 2.0

May 24, 2011

*** UPDATE 9/24/2012: Thesis 2.0 will be released 10/1/2012. Those that buy Thesis prior to release date are grand fathered in to current lower price. You can read all about the new release at this Thesis 2.0 Review. If you are planning a new website and are waiting for Thesis 2.0, you might want to […]

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Ron Rice Happy Birthday

How Images Play Their Part In Your Sales Vortex

May 19, 2011

You can make some improvements to your search engine optimization and help build the gravity of your sales vortex by making small tweaks to your content along the way. One such tweak is optimizing your images (pictures) on your company website. Did you know that many people search for images when they are shopping for […]

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Enhancing Your Content Marketing

Tips On Enhancing Your Content Marketing

May 18, 2011

Yesterday’s post about the use of pictures to enhance a content marketing plan generated some good discussion about methods for making a website more engaging to visitors. I had posted links to this blog post on several different sites, and quite a few readers opined on enhancing content for better reader engagement. One such reader, […]

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A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words

The Use Of Visual Aids With Internet Marketing

May 17, 2011

Having a company website with brilliant content is very important if you want to win traffic from Google and the other search engines, but so much more needs to be done to capture the attention of the visitors to your site. This is just another example of how building a state-of-the-art content marketing website will […]

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Survey Says...

Ask Your Customers To Guide Your Content Marketing Plan

May 16, 2011

I was talking the other day with a business owner who was just entering the world of content marketing with his new company website. He has been a reader of the Internet Squeeze since the first week of publication, and he has embraced the need to move his brick and mortar business to the internet. […]

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A Squeeze Box

How To Get Everybody Involved In Your Marketing Message

May 13, 2011

I received a lot of feedback on my previous post which explained why everybody in the company needs to have a marketing mission. It certainly is not the way most companies are organized or planning to operate, but this element of the sales vortex is so vital that I felt a follow-up was in order. […]

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Sales Vortex - A Role For Everybody

News Alert – Your New Job Is In Marketing

May 12, 2011

Here’s the message on every company bulletin board (or intranet) across the US for companies that are moving their operations to the internet … “Your Job Is Marketing! Help Us Reach Out To Customers.” That’s right, regardless of your current role in the organization, you now need to understand that you play a pivotal role […]

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Alexa Ranking Report

Get Real Time Internet Marketing Feedback From Alexa

May 11, 2011

I was recently approached by Ryan Covino, an internet marketing consultant who specializes in training real estate agents to move their business online, to provide an interview about the Internet Squeeze. Specifically, Ryan wanted to know more about the book and what I am doing to help medium-sized businesses move their operations from traditional brick […]

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Creative Internet Marketing Pictures

Creative Internet Marketing For Under A Dollar

May 10, 2011

Too often, people who are not tech savvy believe they must spend a lot of money to obtain creative internet marketing materials. This post is going to show a “sliver” of the sales vortex in action, demonstrating how to spend less than $1 to create a promotional video to encourage people to sign up to […]

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Creating Billiant Content For Your Sales Vortex

Ideas For Creating Great Content For Your Sales Vortex

May 6, 2011

As you start to develop a plan for providing brilliant content to your readers as the “gravity” for your internet marketing plan, you might be thinking that it will be difficult to come up with ideas for what to write about on your site. Everybody who starts a content marketing plan worries about this same […]

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Planning Great Content Marketing

Creating Focus And Clarity In Your Content Marketing Plan

May 4, 2011

If you have decided to move your brick and mortar business to the internet, then you most likely are working to establish a content marketing plan. The Internet Squeeze has addressed several issues regarding the importance of providing brilliant content for the visitors to your company website, so today we will examine how to focus […]

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Free Tools For Content Marketing Image

Free Tools Offer Great Leverage To Your Content Marketing Plan

May 3, 2011

In a recent post on the Internet Squeeze, we covered how and why you should perform a SWOT Analysis as you prepare to evolve your brick and mortar business with an internet marketing plan. The SWOT analysis helps you gauge your current situation and how you stand to best take advantage of opportunities within your […]

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Campaign Plans Image

Campaign Planning: The Strategy That Creates A Sales Vortex

April 19, 2011

There are so many ways to drive internet traffic to your sales vortex that it is imperative that you prepare detailed campaign plans for the most important drivers to your sales vortex. A campaign plan is simply an organized vision converted into a sequence of actionable processes that must be performed in order to generate […]

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