Saturday, April 28, 2012

How To Support Your Community and Help Yourself

Did You Know There is a National Trend Happening Right NOW!

I am talking about a relatively new trend called "Cash Mobs".
If you have never heard of this, you are not alone. "Cash Mobbing" is being done all over the country and right now it's not getting a lot of media attention.

What is a Cash Mob?
A Cash Mob originated from the "Flash Mob" craze we experienced a few years back. A "Mob" would show up at a predetermined location; sing, dance, perform and then disperse.

Now all over the country and even the world, "Mobs are showing at predetermined locations and spending money. What's so great about this is, Cash Mobbing is being done at local small businesses. In today's economy, the small business owners are getting hit the hardest, and having a "Mob" show up at their storefronts with $20 or more to spend is a great boost for these struggling owners.

What are the Rules?

There are only a few rules:
  1. Spend $20;
  2. Meet three people you didn’t know before;
  • HAVE FUN!!!
Why Should You Bother?
You are a part of your community, and every business you support with a little infusion of cash, helps the community at-large.
After all they are your neighbors, friends, and family struggling to stay afloat.  GIVE THEM A LITTLE HELP.

How Can You Participate?

Groups are forming daily and are starting to appear on the social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.

Search Facebook and Twitter for cash mob and you will see a list of people and pages discussing their experiences and information on the next Cash Mob in their local community.

Are You A Local Shop Owner?

There is no money required from you. You only receive a few day's noticed that you are about to be "Cash Mobbed". Shops are usually selected by the existing groups who vote and talk up a business.

There is a way however to get your business name out there on the social outlets.

Here's a contest where you submit you name and give a short description of your business and you could be selected.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Google Analytics - Are You Using This Free Tool?


If you have a website, hopefully you are getting daily visitors.
If not this is a later discussion. Ok, back to the issue. Visitors are getting to your website. Do you know where they are coming from and what they are doing after they get there?
Take a look at this funny video on Google Analytics

Here some important questions you need answers to:
1. How many visitors
2. What pages do they see
3. How long do they hang around
4. How are they getting to your site
5. Are they organic or paid

Google has a free tool available to anyone who has a Google Account and it's called Google Analytics. 

Although at first glance it can give your hives; if you really want to discover pertinent information about your visitors, I recommend you study and delve into this tool.

The Google Analytics tool will return to you valuable information;   from how many visitors to referring sites.

We need all the help we can get on website SEO, keywords, page depth, and a large number of factors in increasing our internet presence.
Discover the favorite keywords searchers are using to get to your site; Find out if they are looking at your other pages,  and how long they are staying around(Bounce Rate).

Go ahead sign into your Google account and install the Google Analytics tool today. You will be surprised and how this tool can help you in your internet marketing efforts.

I hope you find this information helpful.
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Why Aren't You Using Google?

Can Your Potential Customers Find You On Google?

Google is the number one search engine in the world!

What about YOUR world? Do you have Google Places Listing?

Check out this video from Local Business Consulting on Google Places with some real examples of places listings, and how essential this free tool can help your business to be found when potential customers do a Google Search.

Check out our website for this month's special  Google Places Account Setup/Website Analysis Combo