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Paul Chaney
Works at Chaney Marketing Group
Attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Lives in Lafayette, LA
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Should a small business blog? Opinions vary. Here's what ten marketing experts and veteran business bloggers had to say.
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On April 21, Google changed the game on mobile-search, factoring in mobile-friendliness into its ranking algorithm. Small businesses must have a mobile version of their website if they expect to continue ranking well. http://goo.gl/fPYhF8
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Restaurant owners and managers can't afford to turn a deaf ear to what customers say on rating-and-review sites like Urbanspoon, others. Here is a list of seven such sites where restaurants can read reviews and, in some cases, respond by claiming their business listing. 
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Smaller businesses don't have to rely on paid advertising to promote themselves on Twitter. Here are four ways they can do it for free. 
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An exhaustive list of website performance improvement tools designed to increase search engine ranking and create a better user experience. 
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Good SEO calls for business owners to play four roles: webmaster, journalist, social media manager, and conversion analyst. This article outlines the importance of each and the reasons why. 
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Learn the basics of Facebook advertising in the first part of this series from our social media marketing expert +Rodney Hess.
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Our email marketing contributor, +Denise Aday, provides a wide array of email marketing tips centered around how to build a subscriber list.
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Helpful advice from +Jason Kintzler, PR pro and founder of +PitchEngine on ways small businesses can use public relations in the era of social media.
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Here are six marketing platforms and apps that can save small business owners time and improve their online marketing efforts. 
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My friend +Ines Hegedus-Garcia is a gem. She allowed us to tell her story over at +Web Marketing Today.
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Internet marketing consultant, freelance writer, author and speaker
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Online marketing, social media, social commerce, content marketing, digital marketing strategy
Employment
  • Chaney Marketing Group
    Principal, 2010 - present
  • Bizzuka
    Internet Marketing Director, 2007 - 2010
  • Blogging Systems
    Vice-President of Business Development, 2005 - 2007
  • Radiant Marketing Group
    President, 2004 - 2005
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Lafayette, LA
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HIckory, MS - New Orleans, LA - Tupelo, MS - Meridian, MS - Tallahassee, FL
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Internet marketing consultant, writer and author. Really nice guy.
Introduction

Paul is a Principal at Chaney Marketing Group (CMG), a boutique agency that provides integrated online marketing solutions built on the concept that quality, optimized content framed within the proper context drives sales conversions.

Paul’s 17 years of experience, coupled with his passion to help businesses learn how to use the Internet to market their business more effectively, has gained him a reputation as a knowledgeable, trustworthy resource.

He is the author of four books on the topics of business blogging, social media and social commerce, and is a long-time blogger and freelance writer who contributes to a number of online publications. 

His portfolio includes Practical eCommerce, where he is a contributing editor on the topics of social media and social commerce. He has also written for Digital Innovation Today, MarketingProfs and was a blogger for Weblogs, Inc. Recently, he became a columnist for ClickZ.

Paul has worked with MarketingProfs, American Marketing Association, The Knowledge Engineers, Intel, Microsoft, the US Department of Commerce, and the University of Louisiana Lafayette to provide digital marketing training for SMBs, advertising agencies, corporations and non-profits.

Paul sits on the board of advisors for the Women’s Wisdom Network, the Social Media Marketing Institute, and SmartBrief on Social Media.

He is a sought after speaker on Internet-related topics and, since 2005, has conducted numerous webinars, workshops and seminars, including the first ever business blogging seminar to be held in Asia. In 2011, Paul was invited by the U. S. Department of Commerce to lead a series of social media workshops to business owners in Ukraine.

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Happy husband to Amie and father to Alan and Jonathan.
Education
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    Religious Education, 1980 - 1985
  • William Carey College
    Music Therapy, 1975 - 1977
  • East Central Community College
    Music, 1973 - 1975
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With just a little effort Breauds could be a great restaurant. The servers try hard but could benefit from training. The food isn't bad but $53 for a filet with lump crab (it was listed at "market price" and, yes, we should have inquired as to the price before ordering) is way out of alignment with the market or the verall quality of food and service. I want this restaurant to be all that it could and should be but its not there yet. Therefore, I can't recommend it, not if you're expecting a first rate fine dining experience.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I enjoyed a great meal tonight. I had the Rainbow Trout as my entree. But what really put the place over the top for me was the salad and dessert bars. (The salad bar comes with the meal.) The salads were very fresh and the choices were many. The same holds true for the dessert bar. But what really topped it off was the service. I was waited on hand and foot, as if I were the only patron in the place! I tip my hat to Rich for his outstanding job.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The store puts a strong emphasis on providing quality customer service. For example, never has there been a time when I've asked any one of the employees for help finding a product that they did not personally take to its location. Often - and I experienced the at another supermarket in town - the employee will point in the direction of the product or provide the location (aisle 12 on the right). Not Super 1. They take you to it!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I'm a fan of Don's Seafood Hut. The food is very good and you can always count on its quality and consistency. Plus, I love their Old Fashioned! It's a regular hangout for my wife and I.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I love their donuts. One is like eating a meal. A not very healthy meal, but a meal nonetheless. Plus, the staff operates like a machine. Otherwise, they would never be able to handle the lines of people that often extend out the door.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
BurgerSmith passes itself off as a gournet burger restaurant. However, it's lacking in several areas. If you're looking for a great burger, go to Ground Pati.
Food: GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
What makes Americas Coffee House a favorite spot for me is the owner, Floyd. He provides friendly, personalized service. He knows my preferences and the drinks I like. You don't get that with chain places. Plus, he's friendly and courteous to boot.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago