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Is Search Engine Marketing Right for My Business?

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Business owners with an online presence may find themselves wondering if they really need SEM, or if they can just get away with optimizing their site. While search engine marketing may not be for everyone, it is certainly something to consider if you want to boost your rankings. Search engine marketing requires more advanced techniques [...]
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20 Online Marketplaces to List Your Product on Today

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You’ve spent the last year developing your new product. You know it will be the hottest, greatest, most-sought-after offering on the marketplace if you can just get exposure to the buying public. But, you have the resources to do little more than set up a retail website and work the free social networking resources to [...]
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How to Conduct Market Research With Surveys

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Surveys help measure attitudes toward your products and can assist with planning future products. Learn how to conduct market research surveys.
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How to Evaluate Your Market Size

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Whether you’re looking to launch a new business or expand your existing products and services, understanding market size is a crucial aspect of evaluating a company’s potential for future success. Market size refers to the number of potential buyers of a product or service in a given area. Determining your market size is a key part of the research stage of product development. When [...]
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Free Marketing on Facebook Is Dead. What Now?

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If you’re not paying for Facebook advertising, all that work you put into building a Facebook fan base on your company page is most likely not reaping the returns it once did. In 2012, Facebook said in a blog post that about 16 percent of a business’s fans saw its new content. “Organic reach” (the [...]
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Ready to Rebrand? Entrepreneurs Share Lessons Learned

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When your small business outgrows your original vision or your target market shifts, rebranding may be in order. But updating your image and messaging can be risky. So, how do you alter your approach without damaging your reputation or losing customers? Intuit Small Business Blog asked a few entrepreneurs who’ve successfully rebranded for tips on how [...]
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Social Media: Keeping Up With the Competition

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You want to keep tabs on your competitors’ social media activity, but staying on top of your own online initiatives and overall presence is already a time-consuming chore. How can you possibly manage to do both? By using an inexpensive tracking tool like Mention, Quintly, or Perch. These web-based and mobile apps capture mentions of [...]
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Building Buzz: How to Spark Word-of-Mouth Marketing

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Word-of-mouth advertising is 10 times more effective than a traditional ad, asserts Jonah Berger, a marketing professor and author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On. But, contrary to popular belief, less than 10 percent of those sought-after personal recommendations happen online. What makes people likely to talk about your business and share your digital content [...]