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2021 Marketing Planning Calendar – July through December

2021 Marketing Planning Calendar – July through December

One of my favorite tools we have created over the last few years is this handy planning calendar. The calendar includes all those special days of the year plus special themes for each month. We didn't get the full year put out this year. But we will next year!...

How To Find Great (FREE) Photos & Graphics Online

How To Find Great (FREE) Photos & Graphics Online

There are a ton of great (free) resources around the web where you can find amazing photos and video clips for free online! Here are my go-to sources for images and video when I can take my own.

Top 5 Strategies for Smart Cyber Security

Top 5 Strategies for Smart Cyber Security

1. Use Strong Passwords Enable 2-Step verification whenever offered by your online subscription or service. This will help protect you against fraud, identity theft and hackers.2. Keep your Software and Operating Systems Updated Yes, those annoying software updates...

2020 Marketing Planning Calendar

2020 Marketing Planning Calendar

Looking for the 2021 Version? Now available for July-December 2021   One of my favorite tools we have created over the last few years is this handy planning calendar.  The calendar includes all those special days of the year plus special themes for each month....

25 Ways To Promote Your Online Cattle Auction on Facebook

25 Ways To Promote Your Online Cattle Auction on Facebook

As the popularity of online livestock auctions continues to build, their is still a world of opportunity to take advantage of all social media has to offer! By using Facebook to promote your event, you will also be building brand awareness, developing a communication channel, and adding to your e-mail list. We have developed this list of 25 ways to promote your online cattle auction on Facebook.

2019 Marketing Planning Calendar

2019 Marketing Planning Calendar

Looking for the 2021 Version? Get July-December 2021 Here Once again we are providing a FREE download to help you with your marketing efforts in 2019. We have expanded our calendar to include more of those special days of the year. We have still included monthly...

2018 Marketing Planning Calendar

2018 Marketing Planning Calendar

Looking for the 2021 Calendar? Find it here: 2021 Marketing Planning Calendar --- Get a quick list of all the holidays, important events and special days in 2018 to help you plan your marketing strategies - all in one easy printable. Our 2018 Marketing Planning...

Business Mentors

Business Mentors

I was lucky enough to grow up with several business mentors in the family. Many of us have learned certain skills from special mentors or bosses over the years and I happen to be related to mine. My mom gave me hard work and passion, my dad taught me how to properly...

Ultimate 2017 Marketing Planning Calendar

Ultimate 2017 Marketing Planning Calendar

Download this handy reference for your 2017 marketing planning. Includes all the significant dates for 2016 including holidays, special sport events and special monthly designations.

10 Pages To Include On Your Website

10 Pages To Include On Your Website

So you are building a website or updating your outdated site. What should you include on your new site? The guys at Red Website Design created this cool infographic highlighting 10 pages you should include and we couldn't agree more. In fact just today as I was...

Essentials for a Perfect Small Business Website

Essentials for a Perfect Small Business Website

Building a website for your small business does not need to be overwhelming. Here are 6 essential elements to create an effective small business website. Get your information out there in a professionally packaged website. If you can't do it yourself, hire an expert...

Does Your Website Have Enough White Space?

Does Your Website Have Enough White Space?

While some businesses are tempted to cram as much information into a web page as they possibly can, sometimes less is more. Creating a layout with enough white space or negative space can impact the appeal of your site. Having a visually appealing website creates trust with the visitors and conveys you really have it together and present your information professionally.

5 Reasons a Video is Must on your Website

5 Reasons a Video is Must on your Website

Are you aware that adding a video to your website can increase your chances of a first page google result up to 53 times? Did you know that using video in emails can double your open rates? This infographic created by Explainify demonstrates why a video should be part...

7 Ways Wearable Technology Will Affect Your Web Design

7 Ways Wearable Technology Will Affect Your Web Design

If you haven't heard of types of wearable technology such as "Google Glass", then you should probably look into them and learn how they will affect expectations of your website. This infographic from Who Is Hosting This shows what different things wearable technology...

Keyword Research – Gaining the Right Traffic to your Website

Keyword Research – Gaining the Right Traffic to your Website

Are you looking to find out what your target client searches for on Google to create better content? An essential piece of the SEO strategy puzzle is keyword research. By imagining yourself in your client's shoes, you can better understand what they are thinking and...

The 411 on Eye Tracking – How Your Eyes Move On a Website

The 411 on Eye Tracking – How Your Eyes Move On a Website

When creating a website, it is important to be able to understand how your readers read and track information on a page, which can help provide better user experience to generate effective results. Website creation isn't just about the visuals and effect, it is about...

5 Reasons Why Email Marketing is a MUST

5 Reasons Why Email Marketing is a MUST

To communicate with current and potential customers, Email marketing is a great way to go. There are different sources you can use to tackle Email marketing such as MailChimp or Constant Contact and they're relatively cheap or free to use. If you are sceptical about...

200 Ranking Factors of Google

200 Ranking Factors of Google

"SEO is the process of improving a websites ranking on the natural (unpaid) listings on Google", according to Red Website Design. There are numerous things that are taken into account when Google considers where to rank a site both on your website and externally....

SOS! UPDATE YOUR WEBSITE!

SOS! UPDATE YOUR WEBSITE!

According to a recent survey done by Visible Logic, 80% of consumers choose a product, service or company over a competitor because it had a better website. Your business could be severely missing out if your website is below par compared to your competitors. Visible...

Crucial Web Design Stats of 2016

Crucial Web Design Stats of 2016

"My website was created only a couple years ago, I don't need to redesign it!" WRONG. Website design is fastly evolving amongst everything else in the digital marketing world. To stay on top of your game and continue to grow your website traffic, an update is...

Increase Website Traffic With Google Analytics

Increase Website Traffic With Google Analytics

Are you unsure how Google Analytics works? Are you looking for an increase in traffic for your website? Well, here's your quick guide to Google Analytics. According to Neil Patel of QuickSprout, looking at reports simply isn't enough. "You have to take the data from...

The Impact of Color on Your Website Design

The Impact of Color on Your Website Design

It is common knowledge that certain colors affect the moods of individuals. This idea can play a big role in effective website design. Having the right color scheme and placing certain colors in the different areas of your website could make a huge impact. According...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Higher Local Google Rankings

The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Higher Local Google Rankings

If you're looking to improve your SEO rankings, this post is for you. Businesses in a specific geographic area means that your SEO should be one of your main focuses for website marketing tactics. It is a process needed in order to get higher rankings on Google when...

Do First Impressions Really Matter?

Do First Impressions Really Matter?

As kids growing up, we were taught "not to judge a book by it's cover". This well-known saying may be practiced when it comes to meeting new people, but that isn't always the case when your website is being viewed. Having an attention grabbing website design is key...

7 Reasons Why You May Not Be Found On Google

7 Reasons Why You May Not Be Found On Google

Is google not indexing your webpage? There may be a few reasons why. According to Red Website Design, in order to place you in their search engine results Google needs to be able to “crawl” your website using a series of programs called spiders which move from link to...

A Comprehensive Guide to SEO For Beginners

A Comprehensive Guide to SEO For Beginners

If you are new to the world of search engine optimization (SEO), it is easy to get overwhelmed by the number of things to learn. There is a bit of learning curve involved, but SEO isn’t rocket science. You just need to master a few basic principles and you should be able to understand how it really works.

5 Ways to Extract Images from PDF’s

5 Ways to Extract Images from PDF’s

Using great images in your digital marketing strategy is a must! Finding images in the right format, size, and quality can be a challenge. Sometimes we have to get creative to get the photos we want and in the right format.

Modern Marketing Strategies

Modern Marketing Strategies

360 Degrees of Digital Marketing – These modern marketing strategies show a broad approach to marketing. Which ones are you skipping?

2016 Marketing Planning Calendar

2016 Marketing Planning Calendar

In an effort to help you plan better in your marketing efforts in 2016 we have created this 2016 Marketing Planning Calendar with monthly worksheets.

Common Website Security Terminology Defined

Common Website Security Terminology Defined

If you want to keep your website safe, it is important to understand the terminology used to describe the causes and effects of hacks. Software vulnerabilities and access control issues are two of the main causes of website infections, and in this post we will define some of the terminology

Google Tools for Churches (or any non-profit)

Google Tools for Churches (or any non-profit)

When it comes to companies that are online today few compare to Google. Their name is so common that it is synonymous with looking for information online. They’ve also built the world’s most popular email service. Sure, their attempt at a social media network largely flopped, but who hasn’t had a few failures?

10 Email Marketing Spam Laws You Need to Know About

10 Email Marketing Spam Laws You Need to Know About

Email marketing is such a valuable tool in your marketing strategy. It’s a way to directly talk to your customers in a place they’re happy to receive information, because they said “yes” to hearing more from you. They want to hear what you have to say, and since they gave you their data, you can send them relevant emails that fit their

Cyber Security & Keeping Your Business Safe Online

Cyber Security & Keeping Your Business Safe Online

Steps to Keeping Your Business Safe Online Tips provided by Stay Safe Online. ASSESS YOUR RISKS Smaller businesses have become bigger targets for cybercriminals because the bad guys know that they have fewer defense resources than large enterprises. Questions to Consider: What information do you collect?

Free Ways To Improve Local Search Results

Free Ways To Improve Local Search Results

Having your business listed with online business directories like Yelp, FourSquare, YellowPages, etc, is another great way to improve your local search engine results. Depending on your business type or industry these directories can be your biggest source of online traffic.

Why Data Security Is the Most Important Issue You Face

Why Data Security Is the Most Important Issue You Face

A great article by Michael Dell on Inc.com Cyber attacks don’t endanger only major corporations but also growing companies. What are you doing to protect yourself? As Dell has transformed from a products company to a solutions company over the past few years, our salespeople have had to

Best free step to improve your website search engine ranking

Best free step to improve your website search engine ranking

One of the best free steps you can take to get your business listed on Google and help your search engine ranking is to register with Google Places. It’s free, simple and only take a few minutes. By registering and verifying your business with Google Places your business will show up in local searches, maps and

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