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A Social Media Business Exercise That Works

June 24, 2011

If you are an “older” (meaning over 36 years old :)) business executive who has been hearing a lot about social media and wants to understand how it will truly benefit your business, I suggest you give this simple exercise a try. It is free, it will take 30 days, and at the end of […]

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Great List Marketing Isn’t An Accident

June 21, 2011

This is the third and final article in our brief series on list marketing. You should consider reading The Power List Marketing Tool For Your Company Website and How To Write A Strategic List Marketing Plan as solid background for this to make good sense. As the title to this post exclaims, great list marketing […]

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How To Create An Article Marketing Plan For Your Business

June 9, 2011

We have covered article marketing in previous posts as a highly effective method for created powerful backlinks to your company website, and if you plan to transition a brick and mortar business to the internet, then you must grasp the importance of obtaining many relevant backlinks. Creating an article marketing plan is one great way […]

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How To Create Hundreds Of Relevant Backlinks In Just 20 Minutes

June 8, 2011

Yesterday’s post about how to build relevant backlinks caused several readers to send me questions about how it all works. Apparently, they did not read through the free e-Book that was provided in the post 🙂 (you can now download the free e-Book from the sidebar of The Internet Squeeze). So this post will provide […]

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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What Every Internet Marketer Would Do If They Could Go Back And Start Again

April 25, 2011

If you were to talk to 100 successful online marketers and ask them “what is the one thing you would do differently if you could go back in time and just be starting off?,” the unequivocal top answer would be “I would start my list sooner.” For most companies, building a list of people who […]

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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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What The Heck Is Organic Traffic – And Why Does It Matter?

April 5, 2011

Traffic comes to a company website for a multitude of reasons, but the source is either paid (an ad was run, somebody clicked, and then they ended up on the site) or organic.  Organic web traffic is the visitors that you get through search engines because your company had a highly ranked page that the […]

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Search Engine Optimization For Brick And Mortar Businesses

A Simple Explanation Of Search Engine Optimization For Corporate Leaders

April 4, 2011

Corporate leaders who wish to find growth and success for their organizations are getting more involved in the marketing operations utilized by their companies. They recognize that internet marketing for businesses is far more than just a new advertising medium, it is the present and future marketplace for their company’s goods and services. For this […]

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Don’t Hire A Techie To “Handle The Internet”

April 1, 2011

There is so much information about the internet, on the internet, that it is no wonder that many a marketing professional just throws his or her arms up in despair and resorts to hiring a “techie” to “handle the internet.” But this is so wrong! Imagine establishing a branch of your English speaking company somewhere […]

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The Importance Of Marketing Metrics

March 25, 2011

“Measure twice, and cut once.” This rule of thumb was developed long ago by carpenters who observed that you can only cut a piece of wood one time. With internet marketing, the process of seeking new customers is similar to the carpenter who cuts a lot of wood, we want to measure, measure, measure. Our […]

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Passive Marketing: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

March 24, 2011

The primary goal of a marketing plan is to help an organization make sales, and it is no different with an internet marketing campaign. The campaign fulfills its mission by driving targeted traffic to the company website(s). All of the different work that a company does to drive traffic to the company website(s) falls into […]

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The 3 Stages Of The Internet Buyer

March 23, 2011

People will find your company website through many different channels and not all of them will be prospective customers for your organization. But the ones that are will arrive with various goals, and often times they will not be ready to make a buying decision. My study of the millions of visitors to my various […]

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