ReachLocal Review 2017

Naturally, small business owners are careful about how their marketing budget is spent. These dollars need to be stretched as far as possible and generate the greatest benefit for the business. Unfortunately, these small business owners are targeted and taken advantage of by large, global “marketing” companies looking to make a quick and easy profit. […]


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Why You Need to Shop Locally On Small Business Saturday and All Year Long

My love for small businesses and entrepreneurship all started in a small coffee shop in Connecticut where I held my first job. Aside from the free coffee and access to cupcakes, I had the opportunity to see how a small business could benefit a local community. Through this experience, I saw how massive of an […]


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Sales Tactics That Are Too Scary to Ever Use

We’ve all dealt with our fair share of sales people. As persistent and pompous as some may be, our world wouldn’t be the same without them. Businesses wouldn’t be thriving, products and services wouldn’t be sold, and we wouldn’t know about how awesome product XYZ is and why we need it TODAY! In the sales […]


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7 Social Media Blunders That Will Make You Scream 

We’ve all seen social media fails. With the freedom that social media provides to users, it is all too easy to royally mess up online. From unfortunate spelling errors to embarrassing family photos, there are far too many opportunities for individuals and businesses to ruin their reputation online via social media.  For Halloween, we’ve compiled […]


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Frightening SEO Tactics That People Still Use

Halloween and search engine optimization have something in common – both can be quite frightening. With regards to SEO, many people are scared of either getting started or losing hope about half way through starting their strategy. While that is scary in its own way, that’s not the spine tingling part of SEO I’m talking […]


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The 5 Step Plan to Using Pinterest for Small Business

Why is Pinterest such a hot topic for businesses lately? It might have something to do with the mass amount of traffic it can send to your website, the ability to communicate and engage with fans, and the opportunity to extend your brand online. Dependent upon the nature of your small business, you can potentially […]


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Here’s How to Get a Jump on Your Black Friday Marketing Strategy

Doesn’t it seem as though the big brands have a hold on Black Friday? People camp out in line for hours on end just to get their hands on a 75% off blender, video game, or the latest movie release. It seems a bit over the top, and some stores are taking a stand against […]


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5 Questions to Ask Your Target Audience on Your First Date

As the Content Manager at Titan Web Marketing Solutions, I write a lot. Part of my job includes developing a message and tone for client marketing projects. Our clients come from a wide array of industries, which means I have to write for a variety of audiences. Whenever we start a project for a new […]


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4 Ways to Use Your Company Blog to Drive Leads and Boost Sales

Digital marketing budgets will rise 10 percent this year, with content marketing techniques such as blogging consuming the second-largest percentage of expenditures, behind digital advertising. Blogging is the highest-priority content marketing task for one in four marketing agencies, according to a HubSpot report, and marketers who emphasize blogging are 13 times more likely to see […]


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Social Media Ad Targeting – Creepy or Incredibly Beneficial?

Take a quick scroll through any of your social media channels. Amongst the never-ending feed of dramatic statuses, pictures of food with vintage filters, cute animals and viral videos, you’ll find advertisements directly targeted to you. Targeting your ads on social media is no longer a mystery. Instead, brands now have more information about their […]


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