Over the years, Facebook has proven its ability to really understand its audience. While we appreciate Facebook's commitment to our wants and needs, there's one thing that's always been missing: the Dislike button. Because really, we can't like everything all the time, right?After years of refusal, Facebook recently announced that the … [Read more...] about Facebook Announces ‘Dislike’ Button In Development
Can Your Customers Trust Your Website?
We're hearing more and more frequently about hackers breaking into a company's back end systems and stealing customer information. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to protect and secure customer information and keep hackers at bay. How confident are you that your business's website is protecting your most important asset - your … [Read more...] about Can Your Customers Trust Your Website?
What’s The Big Deal About a Little Mobile ‘Buy’ Button?
Google recently debuted a new mobile feature called "Purchases on Google," which makes buying products directly from mobile search advertisements easier for consumers. Consumers turning to Google for search on their mobile devices now see a "buy" button in select promoted results. When consumers click on the button, it takes them to a page where … [Read more...] about What’s The Big Deal About a Little Mobile ‘Buy’ Button?
Top Four SEO Trends for 2015
Google is now better able to reward high-quality Web content that is relevant to a search query, and less dependent on traditional signals, such as keywords, according to a recent report from Searchmetrics and detailed in this article by MarketingProf's Ayaz Nanji.Below are four key search engine optimization (SEO) lessons from the report, as … [Read more...] about Top Four SEO Trends for 2015
Increase Your Web Traffic with SEO for Your Images
by Jeremy Taylor, Constant ContactThree billion — give or take. That’s how many searches Google runs every single day. 40 percent of those return images.And with image searches becoming more commonplace, optimizing your images for search has become an essential tool for getting your business in front of new people.While it’s particularly crucial … [Read more...] about Increase Your Web Traffic with SEO for Your Images
Do You Know the 10 Best (and Worst) Performing Words in Email Subject Lines?
If you want to boost engagement with your email campaigns, it helps to say "thank you" in the subject line. In this new Marketing Prof's article, research writer Ayaz Nanji breaks down a recent report from Adestra on the best and worst performing words to use in your email subject lines.The report was based on data from more than 3 billion … [Read more...] about Do You Know the 10 Best (and Worst) Performing Words in Email Subject Lines?
How to Get Found Online
Miranda Paquet, Constant Contact Questions about Social, Search, and Online Listings Search and SEO1. How can I use keywords to get more people to visit my website?Start by making a list of terms (shoot for about 25) that are relevant to your business’s products or services. Think about the words a potential customer might use to find your … [Read more...] about How to Get Found Online
Why Website Visitors Aren’t Joining Your Email List (And What You Can Do About It)
Ryan Pinkham, Constant Contact When it comes to growing your email list, it’s hard to beat the exposure your website can provide.Think about it — why do people visit your website?In most cases, it’s to learn more about you, your business, and the products and services you have to offer.Many of these people will navigate to your website directly, … [Read more...] about Why Website Visitors Aren’t Joining Your Email List (And What You Can Do About It)
A Beginner’s Guide to Google Analytics
Natalie Denyse, Constant ContactYou invested time, money, and other resources into setting up a website for your business.It looks great and you’re excited about having a place for people to learn more about your business.But now that it’s setup, are you able to answer these important questions?How many people are visiting your website?What pages … [Read more...] about A Beginner’s Guide to Google Analytics
The Ultimate Guide to Growing a Massive Email List
Ryan Pinkham, Constant Contact How many of the people who visit your website or come into your store on a daily basis actually end up joining your email list?What if you could double, triple, or even quadruple that number?What would that mean for your business?Growing a massive email list may seem like a lofty goal, but remember: you already have … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Growing a Massive Email List
9 Expert Ways to Grow Your Email List with Facebook
Miranda Paquet, Constant Contact “We’re finding Facebook to be less and less of interest to us because of the way they changed their algorithms for how our posts work…we found out that without paying for their marketing program, it doesn’t work for us.” Like many small business owners, Chris Iousa is wondering if it’s time to call it … [Read more...] about 9 Expert Ways to Grow Your Email List with Facebook
4 Tips for Click-Worthy Emails
Email marketing remains one of the most effective methods of marketing to customers and prospects. In fact, recent studies show that more than 82 billion consumer emails are sent every day! So what can a business owner do to stand out in this virtual tsunami of messages? This recent MarketingProfs article by Emily Konouchi looks at ways to increase … [Read more...] about 4 Tips for Click-Worthy Emails
Optimize “Old” Blog Posts to Maximize Search Results
This week we are sharing a unique tactic for increasing blog traffic to your website: optimizing the older blog content on your website. The following information is excerpted from a recent article by Pamela Vaughan, published on HubSpot Blogs. Click here to read the full article. * * * The Blogging Tactic No One Is Talking About: Optimizing the … [Read more...] about Optimize “Old” Blog Posts to Maximize Search Results
Cyberbullying: Protect Yourself, Your Family and Your Business
What You Should Know About Cyberbullying Online, safety is key. You browse the internet with anti-virus programs, avoid suspicious email attachments and guard your personal information. But a quick click away or a program can’t protect you from the greatest online threat: cyberbullying. But what should you do when you encounter it? Here are a few … [Read more...] about Cyberbullying: Protect Yourself, Your Family and Your Business
4 Simple Steps to Creating Landing Pages that Convert
It is easy to get dazzled by latest marketing tools and techniques. You stay current on all the latest innovations from the marketing world and attempt to implement everything you’ve learned on your landing pages at once. This is a huge mistake. Using new techniques is good, but you shouldn’t blindly follow every new trend that surfaces. A recent … [Read more...] about 4 Simple Steps to Creating Landing Pages that Convert
10 Simple SEO Mistakes to Avoid
by Jeremy Taylor, Constant Contact You have a website and you want people to see it. The trouble is, you have an awful lot of competition. If the world wide web is a beach, the websites on it are grains of sand. So how do you make sure your grain is the one your target audience finds? Avoiding these ten SEO mistakes is a great start… 1. Focusing … [Read more...] about 10 Simple SEO Mistakes to Avoid
12 Changes That Will Impact Your SEO Strategy
Written by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), published on HubSpot Blogs SEO is a moving target that can really affect your business. This means that as a startup founder, you need to be prepared to make your strategy work no matter what Google enforces. We asked 12 entrepreneurs what trends they have noticed in the past year and how they have … [Read more...] about 12 Changes That Will Impact Your SEO Strategy
Is Your Blog Getting Lonely? Eight Tips To Rekindle The Love!
by Susan Solovic for Constant Contact Are you and your blog having relationship problems? I’ve seen it so many times. Here are the common troubles I’ve witnessed: You know you should have a blog, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet, You started a blog, but have lost your motivation and are letting it slip, and You want to love your blog, but … [Read more...] about Is Your Blog Getting Lonely? Eight Tips To Rekindle The Love!
6 Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Use Online Marketing to Reach New Customers
by Ali Hyatt, Constant Contact As a small business, online marketing often provides the most cost-effective methods for attracting new customers. But any form of marketing — whether it’s online, print, television, or direct mail — usually costs something and it can be hard to find the resources needed to spread the word about your … [Read more...] about 6 Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Use Online Marketing to Reach New Customers
Understanding The SEO Journey – Old vs New SEO
As an online marketing agency, SEO is a common topic of discussion around the BizzyWeb office. This recent blog post published on Webbiquity.com by guest author Jack Dawson is an informative and easy-to-understand explanation of old versus new SEO. * * * by Jack Dawson Everyone implementing SEO usually has the same question – how long before I rank … [Read more...] about Understanding The SEO Journey – Old vs New SEO
Create the Perfect Offer: 4 Questions You Need to Ask First
by Constant Contact Special offers have played an important role in how small businesses attract new customers and bring in repeat business since long before the term “online marketing” ever existed. Before email or Facebook, Twitter or Google, there were coupons in the local paper, annual sales at the local retail store, and news of special … [Read more...] about Create the Perfect Offer: 4 Questions You Need to Ask First
Extra! Extra! Dave Meyer Featured in New Business Minnesota
Projecting a great image to your customers is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to grow your business. If you use the right tools, you will present your company as a trusted resource and professional solution provider. It can seem daunting to create a professional-looking website, get your social media set up and generating leads, and … [Read more...] about Extra! Extra! Dave Meyer Featured in New Business Minnesota
Seven Tips for Effective Local SEO
This week we're sharing an informative article on local SEO published by Marketing Prof's Arundhati Sriraman. * * * SEO can be time-consuming. Why? Because if you're ranking well in searches, your competitors won't take it lying down; and if you're not ranking well, you shouldn't take it lying down... Moreover, SEO is ever-changing, and keeping up … [Read more...] about Seven Tips for Effective Local SEO
BizzyWeb Achieves Master Certification with Constant Contact
Jen Meyer, Vice President of Marketing at BizzyWeb, has become Master Certified by Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than 600,000 small organizations worldwide. To achieve this Master Certification, the highest level of Constant Contact’s Solution Provider partner education, Meyer has completed a rigorous curriculum … [Read more...] about BizzyWeb Achieves Master Certification with Constant Contact
Local Family Gets “Crashed” With Help From The Chuba Company
Be sure to tune in tonight for a special Major League Baseball edition of DIY Network's Bath Crashers! See how one local family gets the Target Field-inspired bathroom of their dreams with the help of the talented craftsmen at The Chuba Company. Watch a preview of the show here, or get more information on the episode and show times here. … [Read more...] about Local Family Gets “Crashed” With Help From The Chuba Company
New Research Pinpoints The Best Days and Times to Post Content [Infographic]
Deciding when to post new content to social media channels can be a bit of a guessing game. "Never post on a Friday or Monday," say some. "Post content first thing Monday morning so people see it right away when they get to work," say others. It seems everyone has an opinion on the optimal day and time for best results. We were excited to … [Read more...] about New Research Pinpoints The Best Days and Times to Post Content [Infographic]
Email Marketing: Finding the Click-Through Sweet Spot
Email marketing continues to be one of the most effective online marketing tools for businesses of all sizes. But what makes a small business customer click on a link when reading an email? Constant Contact® reports that its "latest research reveals the ideal number of images and lines of texts small businesses should include in email marketing … [Read more...] about Email Marketing: Finding the Click-Through Sweet Spot
What’s New for Facebook? Notable Notes from Facebook F8 2015
Facebook F8 is an annual conference for developers creating products and services for the world's biggest social network. For the rest of us, it is a sneak peek of the cool new things we can expect to see from Facebook in the upcoming year. This year's conference included a number of notable announcements that made one thing clear: Facebook is … [Read more...] about What’s New for Facebook? Notable Notes from Facebook F8 2015
Big Changes in Mobile Search Coming April 21 – Is Your Website Ready?
Google recently announced that on April 21 it's making mobile-friendliness a ranking signal for searches performed on mobile devices. Mobile-friendly sites use responsive design, an approach to web design aimed at creating an optimal viewing experience (easy to read with minimal resizing or scrolling) across a wide range of devices (from desktop … [Read more...] about Big Changes in Mobile Search Coming April 21 – Is Your Website Ready?
6 Ways to Promote Your Next Event
by Erik Mintz, Constant Contact With any event, whether it’s a class, seminar, open house, fundraiser or something in between, the ultimate goal is to get as many people as possible to attend. There’s no point in planning a free or fee-based event if no one shows up. To get the most out of your efforts, here are six ways to maximize registration, … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Promote Your Next Event
5 Hot Trends for 2015: Which Will Benefit Your Business?
by Susan Solovic, Constant Contact Predicting trends is always risky business. However, I’m confident the five I’m enumerating here will definitely command their share of headlines over the next 12 months and beyond. But frankly, whether I — or anyone else — publish an “X Number of 2015 Trends” article is not important by itself. Any value lies in … [Read more...] about 5 Hot Trends for 2015: Which Will Benefit Your Business?
5 Questions to Simplify Your Marketing and Help You Reach Your Goals
by Ryan Pinkham, Constant Contact Let’s face it — marketing isn’t always as simple as we’d like. While you probably know all about the different tools that are out there, and have likely experimented with different strategies for reaching new customers — it can still be difficult to come up with a plan that works for you. Some days you may … [Read more...] about 5 Questions to Simplify Your Marketing and Help You Reach Your Goals
SEO Strategies to Boost Your Business
With continuous updates to mysterious and complicated algorithms, SEO has changed significantly over the years. It's no longer enough to load up a page with a bunch of keywords and wait for your page rank to climb. That just doesn't work anymore. Check out this handy infographic created by digital marketing guru Neil Patel for a quick breakdown of … [Read more...] about SEO Strategies to Boost Your Business
Create the Perfect Offer: 4 Questions You Need to Ask First
by Ryan Pinkham, Constant Contact Today, there are a number of new ways businesses can run special offers that just a few years ago would have seemed impossible. This is great news for small business owners looking to grow their business and increase foot traffic throughout the entire year. But, it also introduces some new questions that need to be … [Read more...] about Create the Perfect Offer: 4 Questions You Need to Ask First
BizzyWeb Expands with Acquisition of Tech Nick Creative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHAMPLIN, MN, February 11, 2015 – BizzyWeb, a leading web design and digital marketing strategy agency, announced today the acquisition of Tech Nick Creative’s web hosting and design business. The growth-focused acquisition bolsters BizzyWeb’s position as a leading web design and digital marketing agency in the Minneapolis-St. … [Read more...] about BizzyWeb Expands with Acquisition of Tech Nick Creative
Hurry! FREE Storage Offer From Google!
Today is Safer Internet Day, and in recognition Google is giving away 2GB of additional (and permanent) Google Drive storage space to users who do a quick security settings checkup on their account. It's easy - just complete the checkup by February 17, and Google will give you a permanent 2 gigabyte bump in your Google Drive storage plan. Google … [Read more...] about Hurry! FREE Storage Offer From Google!