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Small Business Marketing Study

With close to 99% of US businesses being classified as a small business (those with less than 500 employees), standing out among their competition can be challenging. The following data from a 2016 small business study by Leadpages and Infusionsoft shows that Small businesses are falling behind when it comes...

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The Ultimate Guide to Billboard Advertising for Small Business

Billboard advertising is an art form in America that has been around for over a hundred years, and billboard signs have become a major part of American culture. You can watch commercials on TV, but you are just as likely to remember billboard you see on the side of the...

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The Ultimate Small Business Guide to TV Advertising Basics

According to Cengage Learning, television advertising still rules when advertisers make media purchases. Approximately 40 cents of each dollar spent on advertising derives from TV advertising. Television advertising enables marketers to reach local and national viewing markets. The largest share of TV advertising revenues are generated by businesses or organizations...

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The Ultimate Direct Mail Marketing Guide For Small Businesses

When starting a local small business, one of the channels  that can be used to help target local areas around your local business, and jump start your brand awareness campaigns, is direct mail. Using direct mail in parallel to digital channels such as SEO, Email, and Content Creation, as well...

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17 Ideas to Market Your Small Business Online

For big businesses, marketing is a breeze. There’s a large advertising budget to dip into, making it easy to get noticed both online and out in the world. However, for small businesses, marketing isn’t so easy. It’s difficult to compete with larger brands and it’s hard to market with just...

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How To Get More Facebook Likes Without Buying Them

A full 80 percent of businesses use Facebook in their marketing strategy. This is no surprise since the website has over 1.2 billion monthly users. As some marketers have discovered, though, it can prove very difficult to attract new followers without paying a social media expert or Facebook to get...

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How To Get More Twitter Followers Without Buying Them

Social media has developed a life of its own in the past few years. No one could have predicted how powerful a tool it would have been in marketing, politics, and in serving as the definitive voice for a generation of people. At the end of the day, social media is...

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How To Get More LinkedIn Followers and Connections Without Buying Them

Have you ever wondered how to get a ton of LinkedIn followers and connections without paying for them? LinkedIn company pages are a great thing for brands to have. You can share information and updates without forming two-way connections, as you have to do with your regular LinkedIn profile. Plus, LinkedIn...

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10 Simon Sinek Videos That’ll Change Your Business & Life

People ask why we like Simon Sinek so much, maybe because he aligns with our own beliefs about the direction businesses should take, or in his words, "he believes what we believe". Maybe it's because we are an endorser (non paid) of his business and marketing methodology and thus want to...

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11 Lessons My Father Taught Me About Managing & Leading Teams

This is not going to be the traditional type of post where I write about SEO, Content, Infographics, or Web Design, but instead a look back at what I have learned from my father about managing and leading people. Preface My father grew up in Ridgewood, NJ. His father was a brilliant...

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A Beginners Guide To Understanding The Agile Method

The Agile Method is a particular approach to project management that is utilized in software development. This method assists teams in responding to the unpredictability of constructing software. It uses incremental, iterative work sequences that are commonly known as sprints. Agile Process and Method Overview Below you will find an overview of...

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Googlebot Persona: The Evolution of Google’s SEO Crawler

Over the years, as we all know, SEO has evolved. With that evolution of SEO, I think it's also time to think of Googlebot in a new light. The fundamental concern with Googlebot being a robot is it assumes at a core level that if you put the same thing...

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A Charles Darwin Quote Explains Why Most Big Companies Fail

This post is more of an observation than a data driven SEO article as we usually post on Linchpin SEO, but I think it holds some weight when it comes to SEO in general for big companies. The post will be centered around the following quote by Charles Darwin (English Naturalist...