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Fascinating and Motivating Stats about Online Marketing

Yes, Statistics can be fascinating! And if they help move you into action, they can be motivating. These are all stats that I think should motivate the small business marketer to get bizzy! One that really shocked me was nearly 1/3 Continue Reading

10 Reasons Why I Use WordPress (and You Should Too)

 Every Website is built on one platform or another: the tool used to build and maintain the website. In years past it might have been FrontPage, Dreamweaver, Cold Fusion (CFM), ASP or even old-fashioned html. During the last 10 years Continue Reading

Walking Mountains Science Center Uses WordPress in Fresh New Way in Avon Colorado

I recently completed a unique WordPress project for Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon Colorado.  Walking Mountains has a large touch-screen LCD screen mounted in their exhibit hall: a perfect place to provide information and education to the adults and Continue Reading

WordPress User Group – Roaring Fork Valley – Glenwood Springs Colorado

Calling all WordPress enthusiasts in Glenwood Springs... and the Roaring Fork Valley.  We have started a WordPress Users Group for Glenwood Springs and the surrounding area.  The meetings are scheduled at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library for the Third Tuesday Continue Reading

Online Marketing Workshop Series for Professional Service Firms

I am kicking off an entire set of monthly workshops in January. These workshops are targeted at B2B and B2C professional service firms. Whether you are an attorney, realtor, accountant, architect, engineer, consultant or financial advisor these workshops will show you Continue Reading

SEO Class Resource List – On-Site and On-Page

During my SEO class at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) last week we focused on On-site SEO.   On-site SEO (as opposed to Off-site SEO) is all the things you can do to your website to help it perform better in Continue Reading

Review of Screaming Frog SEO Spider Tool by ScreamingFrog

Before optimizing any website, it helps to have a big picture view of the website.  How many pages does it have?  How are the titles and meta descriptions? Are there broken links?  Site audit software is required for this job. Continue Reading

WordPress Classes at Colorado Mountain College

During the Winter of 2014 I am teaching two sets of WordPress classes at two Colorado Mountain College campuses: Glenwood Springs and Edwards. WordPress is a powerful website management tool that anyone can use to design, build and manage a Continue Reading

Buffer App Scheduling Tool for Social Media

The modern small business manages a set of social media websites that typically include Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. Managing all of these social media accounts takes time and energy, but there are tools out there that can help you Continue Reading

Boost Your Google Visibility by 179% with Local Search Optimization

Local search optimization is targeted at consumers searching for a business category by location, such as “Glenwood Springs Lawyer.” Digital agency SIMPartners released a study that tracked 315 local businesses who optimized their local search and enjoyed 179% boost in Continue Reading

Bidsketch Client Proposal Creation Software Review

Does your business need to create proposals to win new clients and new deals?  Like me you probably  struggle with creating proposals.  You want them to look great and reflect your professionalism... but you don't want to spend hours making Continue Reading

Top Priorities for Starting Your Online Marketing Campaign

I was meeting with a professional services company this week that has only a minimal website and no online marketing plan.  The big question is "Where do I get started?"  What are the basic building blocks that should be put Continue Reading