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the internet squeeze

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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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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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Why You Must Think Like Your Internet Customer

March 22, 2011

If you want to sell something, think like your internet customer! By walking in the shoes of the consumer, an individual or organization has the ability to reverse-engineer the entire consumer experience and build an electronic delivery system designed to exceed the expectations of the customer. Prior to the internet, sales managers had a devil […]

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Word Of Mouth Advertising Is Back!

March 21, 2011

I do not proclaim to be a student of the history of advertising, but I think it is an important discussion point in our journey to understand why we have seen companies struggle with adjusting to the new marketing paradigm. Advertising most likely got its start when the first caveman had something of value that […]

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The Convergence of Marketing, Advertising and Sales

March 18, 2011

If you are like most people, you often think of marketing and advertising as the very same thing. But historically, this has not been true. Companies often times lost control of the linkages between marketing and advertising, and to this end, lost control of the processes for delivering the most “marketing bang” for the “advertising […]

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Social Media For Business Applications

March 12, 2011

Social media for businesses is the newest wave sweeping through corporate America and companies are trying to figure out how to implement (or if to implement) a social media plan. As we discussed in yesterday’s post “Social Media – The Shopping Mall Analogy,” a lot can be learned by examining a shopping mall analogy when […]

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What Is The Internet Squeeze? – sponsored by Oxycodone

March 4, 2011

The internet is wide-open in most industries, and the early adapters are going to be un-challenged in the early stages as traditional methodologies continue to force companies into a squeeze. Perhaps you are already beginning to see the internet squeeze effect?  Before I explain everything to you, I want to thank oxycodone for not only […]

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Introducing The Internet Squeeze

March 3, 2011

I have always been a student of the game. Whether the game was football in college or tactics in the Army, I have always wanted to gain any advantage that I could by being better armed, better trained, and better informed than my competition. The same is true in business. I like to pay attention […]

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