5 Reasons Why You Should Encourage Online Reviews

April 24, 2017

A couple walks through the door of your restaurant, are greeted warmly by your host or hostess, seated promptly, receive excellent customer service, and are delighted by the dishes you’ve quickly placed in front of them for their meal. What that couple doesn’t know is that you’re fully staffed, fully stocked, and don’t have many […]

5 New Facebook and Instagram Features You Shouldn’t Miss

April 17, 2017

If you use social media channels for marketing your business, staying on top of new features that are consistently rolled out for platforms such as Facebook and Instagram is important. Facebook bought out Instagram in 2012, and since then the popular photo sharing application has gone through a rebrand and introduced new and helpful features […]

Want to Grow Your Business in Bangor? Try Local Networking!

April 3, 2017

If you’re a business owner in Greater Bangor, you’ve probably experienced the friendly reception from locals when you open your doors for the start of the business day. Bangor is a great place to live, for children to grow up, and for starting a business. Because we’re such a tight-knit community, it’s important for small […]

How to Manage Your Pay-Per-Click Campaign

March 8, 2017

If you want your pay-per-click campaign to succeed, you need to consistently monitor and manage it. Because the bidding auction is continuously changing with the addition of new advertisers and keywords, managing these campaigns can require some additional knowledge. There are multiple ways to ensure that your campaign is performing its best. Here are five […]

5 Blogging Tips to Improve SEO

March 3, 2017

Do you have a brand new website? Ensuring your web pages are optimized for search engines is the first step in the search engine optimization (SEO) process. Choosing relevant keywords, making sure those keywords are repeated through your content, and specifying title tags, meta descriptions and more can give your website a solid foundation to […]

5 Free Graphic Design Tools to Up Your Visual Game

February 27, 2017

High-quality graphic design tools are expensive – there’s no question about that. If you’re a business on a budget, but need great design to help with your marketing efforts, you might be wondering where to find the best free graphic design tools. There are a ton out there, but these stand out from the rest […]

How to Do Keyword Research for Pay-Per-Click Advertising Campaigns

February 6, 2017

If you’re new to pay-per-click advertising and want to get started on a campaign for your business, the first and most important step is learning how to do keyword research. Keywords are  relevant words to help people find the products or services your business offers.  Your selection of keywords can include a combination of single […]

Getting to Know Gmail Sponsored Promotions

February 2, 2017

About two years ago, Google opened Gmail Sponsored Promotions, also known as GSP, to all advertisers. Gmail Sponsored Promotions are advertisements that show up in personal Gmail boxes in the social and promotions tabs. Here’s an example of a couple that showed up in the promotions tab of a personal Gmail inbox:

Understanding Paid Search Advertisements in 3 Easy Steps

January 25, 2017

Paid search advertisements are a form of marketing within the sponsored listings of a search engine. These can be charged in one of two ways: by paying each time your ad is clicked or each time your ad is displayed. Pay-per-click, also known as PPC, is the most common form of paid search advertising and […]

3 Tweetdeck Basics for Your Business

January 23, 2017

There are many tools available to help you manage your social media accounts. There are some that are more useful than others – like Hootsuite, a platform that allows you to schedule posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram simultaneously and far into the future. Tweetdeck is much like Hootsuite, but just for Twitter. If […]