Writing the book that will help traditional brick and mortar businesses move to a progressive internet marketing plan

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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Your Online Visitors

How To Follow-Up With Your Online Visitors

June 16, 2011

If an online visitor expresses interest in your company’s products or services, don’t let them slip through the cracks. Follow up right away to start building a relationship. Every single second that passes after a visitor has submitted a form or sent an email is a time delay that could cause them to contact another […]

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One Single Question

One Single Question That Could Change Your Company Forever

June 15, 2011

If you are pondering how to move your brick and mortar business to one that markets and competes on the internet, then I have a great drill for you and your company staff. Bear in mind, if you take this exercise seriously, it could change your company forever. It consists of answering one simple question, […]

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Landing Pages

Company Websites Need To Move Beyond The Home Page

June 14, 2011

A common mistake made by many brick and mortar businesses is based upon a belief that visitors to the company website will show up on the home page. So much effort is placed into creating a “pretty” or “cool” home page that the company website ends up being no better than an online business brochure. […]

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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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Feeling The Squeeze

Brick And Mortar Business Owners Are Feeling The Squeeze

June 10, 2011

If you own or manage a brick and mortar business, you might be bumping into a very real threat to your company’s existence, the Internet Squeeze. And just what is the internet squeeze you might wonder … The internet squeeze is the pressure that brick and mortar businesses are feeling on their bottom lines, cause […]

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Article Marketing Plan

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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Article Marketing For Backlinks

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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Building Backlinks: Learn From The Little Guys

June 7, 2011

Brick and mortar businesses can learn a lot from large corporations, and often times that is where we look for inspiration and ideas when growing our companies. But we can also learn from the little guys too, and today we’ll look at a search engine optimization technique that is used by many sole proprietor’s who […]

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Immediate Response

Immediate Response Team Needed For Internet Customers

June 6, 2011

After my last post about Why Are You Ignoring Your Internet Customers, I received a comment from a real estate colleague that included a great acronym that I will incorporate into The Internet Squeeze. The post was about the urgency required to assist customers online, because even though they take the time to leave a […]

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Internet Customers

Why Are You Ignoring Your Internet Customers?

June 3, 2011

A recent study of real estate brokerages showed that roughly one half of all consumer leads were ignored for more than 8 hours! Can you imagine being an internet customer and wanting to interact with a company online, but having to wait for more than 8 hours to get a reply? I don’t think so. […]

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Stages Of Buyers On The Internet

Use List Marketing For Top Of Mind Awareness

June 2, 2011

The comparison shopping stage affords the opportunity for your website to generate minor commitment levels from your visitors. Perhaps you offer volumes of information on “how to do something for some reason,” but to compare method A to method B, the visitor will have to provide a little information first before the tool can be […]

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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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Leverage Word Of Mouth Marketing

How To Leverage Word Of Mouth Marketing

May 30, 2011

Change has arrived, and companies can now utilize specific tools and applications on the internet to secure a long-lasting relationship with these customers, and leverage their satisfaction into future transactions and increased word of mouth business. The modern internet marketing professional continuously seeks new tools and methods to leverage customer satisfaction into additional selling opportunities. […]

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Gray Hat SEO Ideas

Be Careful With Gray Hat SEO Techniques

May 27, 2011

As part of your effort to transition your brick and mortar business to one that utilizes a progressive internet marketing campaign, you will (and have) encountered a lot of ideas and potential solutions for search engine optimization (SEO). We have written about the ways you should do this (White Hat SEO) and ways you should […]

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Brick And Mortar Business Leadership

Lead, Follow, Or Just Watch Us Pass By

May 26, 2011

If you are a leader in a traditional brick and mortar business, then you are faced with making the decisions that affect the very viability of your organization now and in the coming years. Whether you are the active President, CEO, or a member of the Board of Directors, it is time you recognize the […]

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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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Hire A Social Media Expert

3 Tips For Hiring A Social Media Expert

May 23, 2011

I was reading though some of my favorite blogs where I get a host of ideas for the Internet Squeeze and I came across a great read from Peter Shankman. He was ranting about the blindness of most business managers who still feel compelled to outsource social media. Whether it is a fear of getting […]

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