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Sue Cockburn
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When it comes to your business website, Google recommends responsive design for making your site mobile-friendly. But being mobile-friendly, obviously, isn't the only thing you need to concern yourself with. 
Today I left a phone message for a local business owner/potential customer who has a website that was designed a number of years back. The website has 'good bones' – it is just a bit dated and is not responsive/mobile-friendly for a good viewing experience on mobile devices.
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An excellent article by Ted Rubin, well worth the few minutes it takes to read. Important information on developing a positive brand reputation. As applicable to the offline world as it is to the online. In a nutshell, "consistent customer experience is key," says Rubin.
What’s your brand reputation is in the digital space? Here are the factors involved in truly helping you connect with customers and develop a positive Social ID
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Do you use social for business or professional reasons? Take a few minutes to read this short and insightful article.
There is a lot of information and advice being thrown around when it comes to how marketers should handle social. That’s mostly a good thing, since we can all use more ideas and best practices about g
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How we handle employee mistakes has a significant impact on employee engagement.
Mistakes happen! Business owners make them and employees make them. And just as important as fixing the mistake is how we handle the situation. How we handle mistakes made by a staff member or
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Helpful tips and advice from Wistia, on how to shoot a good quality video using your iPhone.
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The Guardian increased its app's overall rating from 4.0 to 4.4 on Google Play and captured users who are 10 to 20 times more engaged than web users. Learn how in this Android Developer Story.

More details and resources on the Android Developers blog: http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-guardian-understanding-and-engaging.html

#GooglePlay   #AndroidDev  
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While social networks are 'rented space', most small businesses, and non-profit organizations, would be foolish not to, take advantage of Facebook and other appropriate social networks.

Just as foolish would be neglecting the online space that is owned by your business or non-profit: your website!

Your website, working together with social media, can do far more for your business or charitable organization than either of them can do on their own.
http://growingsocialbiz.com/its-not-all-about-facebook/
Having recognized the opportunity afforded by social media, be careful you don't fall into the trap of thinking that marketing today is all about Facebook.
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Today's the day Google makes mobile optimization an SEO ranking factor! Is your website ready?
Google is making changes to its algorithm that will give a search engine edge to websites they deem mobile-friendly, optimized for viewing on mobile devices.
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If your website isn't mobile-friendly it's time to make it so. That is, if you don't want your site to rank lower on Google when searches are made by users on mobile devices.
Are you looking for a leg-up when it comes to your website ranking with search engines? A good place to start is ensuring your website is mobile optimized. Is your website mobile-friendly?
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Pay attention to these 7 areas when managing your social networks.
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Too often I hear website owners say things like “now that I’ve built my website I need to get some SEO.” (actual quote) I suppose this is a natural thing to think after working hard to build a website, only to realize that the site doesn’t have any visitors. It must be comforting to think [...]
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  Shopping 21st Century Style In the good old days a website was not a 'must have' for business. The print yellow pages and traditional advertising was where it was at! Peopl
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In today’s online world, everything we do reflects on our business. Visitors to our website and social networks, those who view both our print and online marketing materials and advertising, need to see our brand consistently represented across all platforms. We help micro and small business owners accomplish this.

Our services include marketing, social media and website consulting, content creation and design services.
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Marketing Your Business: It's Not All About Facebook
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Building Your Brand: It's About More Than Your Logo
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Who Made Up The Rules Around Social Engagement Anyway?
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SEO Is Not a Condiment for Your Website | WP Apprentice
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Too often I hear website owners say things like “now that I’ve built my website I need to get some SEO.” (actual quote) I suppose this is a

Your Business Website: Shopping 21st Century Style
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Shopping 21st Century Style In the good old days a website was not a 'must have' for business. The print yellow pages and traditional advert

5 Tips for Responding Positively to Negative Online Comments
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In business, you can't get ahead by ignoring what's being said about you online. Use these 5 tips to successfully navigate the treacherous p

The Opportunity In A Customer Complaint | Sue Cockburn | LinkedIn
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"Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer repre

Key to Building Strong Customer Relationships | Social Media Today
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Building great customer relationships requires a team effort. But a team effort alone is not enough. There are certain keys to building grea

The Key to Building Strong Customer Relationships | LinkedIn
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Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals. – Jim RohnSavvy b

Google dials back Google+ integration with search results
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Searches will no longer show author photos or number in their 'Circles' - which Google says will create better experience and little effect,

6 Easy Ways To Help People Find You Online | LinkedIn
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Building an online presence for your brand is hard work. Especially social media. It's not a 'set it and forget it' strategy. Not only does

Employee Engagement | Social Media Today
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The Chairman and CEO of Gallup, Jim Clifton, wrote an interesting article recently titled, "Employee Satisfaction Doesn't Matter". In the ar