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Internet Marketing Budget

How Brick And Mortar Businesses Can Budget For Online Marketing

July 6, 2011

Brick and mortar businesses are feeling the internet squeeze, the shrinking of the bottom line due to an increased cost of marketing (due to the perceived need to be “on the internet”) combined with a reduced effectiveness of the sales force. Perhaps you are seeing this as well. Most companies know they need to step-up […]

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Use Video For Engagement

Video Your Message For Customer Engagement

June 30, 2011

I have some experience at creating videos for the web, and I can tell you that video should be part of your internet marketing plan. Different people like to communicate in various ways, so video adds another method for you to reach potential customers for your company. Nothing on the internet is more engaging or […]

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Don't Cop Out

Don’t Cop Out With Your Internet Marketing Plan

June 17, 2011

When many traditional brick and mortar businesses start their move to an internet marketing model, one of their first temptations is to offer discounts to entice new customers. I consider this a cop out of the worst order that will have a negative impact on their overall goal of building a better business model. So […]

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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 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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A Simple Starting Point For The Evolving Brick And Mortar Business

May 2, 2011

So you have a traditional brick and mortar business that you want to evolve to being a dominant local force on the internet, but you don’t know where or how to begin. The easiest thing to do is to “think like your customers” and go where they would go. Start by going to Google and […]

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Bottom Line Margins Being Squeezed

Are You Feeling The Internet Squeeze?

April 29, 2011

I am finding so many business owners are feeling the internet squeeze, they just did not have a clearly defined understanding of what they were experiencing. For readers new to The Internet Squeeze, this effect is the pressure that companies are feeling from the need to be involved on the internet without yet realizing any […]

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Permission-Based List Marketing Is The Bedrock Of Your Internet Marketing Plan

April 26, 2011

What would you do if somebody were to give you the list of a million people who had recently shown interest in something that related to your company’s products or services? More importantly, what would you do if everybody on that list voluntarily joined because they knew of you and thought of you as a […]

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Link Building Your Way To A High-Gravity Sales Vortex

April 22, 2011

As we continue our series of articles on how to implement a high-gravity sales vortex for your organization, it is important to know that each of these primary pieces of the puzzle are critical if you want to grow your company from a brick and mortar operation to one that dominates through a strategically balanced […]

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Organizational Buy-In For The Sale Vortex

There Is No Sales Vortex Without Organizational Buy-in

April 21, 2011

Marketing leaders must sell the sales vortex to the entire company, from the top-down, because without organizational buy-in, there can be no sales vortex. The complete application of a thorough internet marketing plan requires “all hands” to be involved and supportive of the new consumer paradigm. You will find that there is no way to […]

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Offline Marketing Can Greatly Enhance Your Sales Vortex

April 20, 2011

An effective offline marketing campaign can do wonders to fuel your sales vortex, allowing a brick and mortar business to transition from a dated business model to one that relies heavily on an internet marketing plan. The key is to have a specific routing plan for the traffic that you bring to your company website […]

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Social Media Provides A Pathway To Your Sales Vortex

April 18, 2011

If content marketing is the gravity at the center of your sales vortex, then social media represents the critical pathways to the center of your sales and marketing message. In our attempt to create a giant sales vortex on the internet for traditional brick and mortar businesses, every component must be in place to reap […]

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Content Marketing For The Sales Vortex

Brilliant Content Marketing Creates The Gravity For Your Sales Vortex

April 15, 2011

At the very heart and soul of the sales vortex that you are creating with your internet marketing plan must lie a plethora of brilliantly great content. The bulk of this is articles prepared by your organization that answer the questions that your future customers have during the process of learning how to buy your […]

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Implementing A Sales Vortex

Implementation Plan: Starting Your Sales Vortex

April 14, 2011

The transition from a traditional brick and mortar business model to one that features a strategic internet marketing plan is no small tasking, and business owners and leaders who are charged with this undertaking must be prepared for major change in operational imperatives. Creating a sales vortex does not occur overnight, but when this awesome […]

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The Sales Vortex: Get Started With A SWOT Analysis

April 13, 2011

Several readers who saw yesterday’s blog post on The Sales Vortex contacted me to ask how to begin this type of internet marketing process for their company. As with all successful ventures, its starts with a plan based upon a desired outcome. First things first. Are you committed to moving your brick and mortar business […]

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The Sales Vortex: Grow Like A Wild Fire Out Of Control

April 12, 2011

The sales vortex is a concept that brings all of your internet marketing together into a master strategy. This is the “eye in the sky view” of your entire internet marketing plan. It is how you incorporate everything that the Internet Squeeze exposes into a targeted marketing plan. Now that we understand that there will […]

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The New Vision For Brick And Mortar Business Marketing

April 11, 2011

As we start to bring the lessons learned from the Internet Squeeze to our internet marketing plan, we need to create a vision for how we see the online operation of our Brick and Mortar Business. How will we target our opportunities and what will we do to create a machine that attracts, nurtures, relates, […]

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Superb Internet Content

Offer Superb Content And They Will Come

April 8, 2011

The backbone to a great internet marketing plan is superb content. People (who might be converted into customers of your product or service) want information, and the purpose of your marketing campaign is to use this content to “herd” these folks to your website. Superb content is not a static concept. You do not write […]

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White Hat Techniques For Search Engine Optimization

Simple White Hat Techniques That Enhance Search Engine Optimization

April 6, 2011

As you discover the vast world of search engine optimization techniques, you will find that there are methods that Google (and other search engines) favors, and there are methods that Google frowns upon. White hat techniques are considered processes and techniques that Google thinks are fair and valid for establishing creditability for a web site, […]

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