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Forum: General Offline Marketing 7th October 2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,960
Posted By BizPaul
I have one to add...

Those are 19 great ideas, but I have one to add.

One of my favorite products for generating traffic offline are temporary tattoos. They're affordable, easy to distribute and people love them. ...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 11th August 2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,533
Posted By BizPaul
I think the first step you need to do is...

I think the first step you need to do is research. Get to know your competition, learn every aspect of the merchandise, suppliers, shipping, etc. There is a lot involved when starting a new business....
Forum: New Member Introductions 6th July 2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By BizPaul
Welcome Kate. It's good to see a fellow Austinite...

Welcome Kate. It's good to see a fellow Austinite joining the forum.
I wish you luck in your new endeavor. How exciting!
:welcome:
Forum: Local Marketing 21st June 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,233
Posted By BizPaul
It would be fun to get some promotional products...

It would be fun to get some promotional products printed along with your other advertising materials.
Maybe some stress balls with medical-related shapes, such as, blood cells and anatomical hearts...
Forum: Direct Mail 16th June 2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,076
Posted By BizPaul
I personally think a full color, well designed...

I personally think a full color, well designed postcards is the way to go.
Catching the recipient's attention is half the battle.
Forum: General Offline Marketing 12th May 2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,443
Posted By BizPaul
Wink I think you should start by making sure you give...

I think you should start by making sure you give your customers a top-notch experience, this will naturally make them more apt to recommend your businesses.

I agree that it's also a good idea to...
Forum: Social Media 4th April 2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,484
Posted By BizPaul
I do a weekly "Hot Deal" tweet. It offers a...

I do a weekly "Hot Deal" tweet. It offers a limited deal on specific products that are showcased on my company's website. I also try to tweet industry news, blogs and any happenings I find...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd February 2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,761
Posted By BizPaul
This story has blown up all over the internet. ...

This story has blown up all over the internet.
It's pretty interesting to get a glimpse of how Google's algorithm works. Microsoft kind of shot themselves in the foot by copying Google's results...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th October 2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,698
Posted By BizPaul
Don't get discouraged Techmodi. I agree with the...

Don't get discouraged Techmodi. I agree with the others, it takes a combination of time and constant work to increase traffic. Just stay focused on creating exceptional content and actively advertise...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 1st September 2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,253
Posted By BizPaul
A lot of blogs no longer approve comments when...

A lot of blogs no longer approve comments when keywords are the user name. If blogs allow it, then it is just fine.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th April 2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,633
Posted By BizPaul
Don't get discouraged. Try resubmitting your...

Don't get discouraged. Try resubmitting your sitemap, focus on link building and continue your regular SEO activities. Your site will get crawled before you know it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th February 2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,422
Posted By BizPaul
SEOmoz is one of my favorite online resources....

SEOmoz is one of my favorite online resources. Lots of free info online. Never thought it necessary to buy a book.
Forum: Chat 6th February 2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,958
Posted By BizPaul
Ronald Reagan's Birthday

Today is Ronald Reagan's birthday. He would have been 99.

In 1984 he won 49 states and received 58.8% of the popular vote. In today's society, it's difficult to imagine another president ever...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 4th February 2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,114
Posted By BizPaul
Google knows all :) So long as you didn't get...

Google knows all :) So long as you didn't get banned, I wouldn't fret about it.
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 4th February 2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 32,063
Posted By BizPaul
Matt, you might play around with your bid amount...

Matt, you might play around with your bid amount and see how much your traffic changes my raising and lowering your bid.

You might try writing alternative ads and seeing which ad gets best CTR...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th February 2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,728
Posted By BizPaul
You would think that's true. And my main site...

You would think that's true. And my main site gets WAY more traffic from google organics than anything else. But on my little personal blog, bing actually drives more organic traffic. And I have no...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th February 2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,433
Posted By BizPaul
Her phrases are probably not all that...

Her phrases are probably not all that competitive. Wouldn't necessarily be very hard to get good SERPs for un-competitive phrases. But yes, links to help your SERPs. I'm guessing she already knew...
Forum: Copywriting 28th January 2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,250
Posted By BizPaul
I'm in complete agreement except that if you want...

I'm in complete agreement except that if you want the article to appear on YOUR site then you're risking it not showing up in the SERPs if it's posted elsewhere. Typically I'll look at doing two...
Forum: Social Media 28th January 2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,405
Posted By BizPaul
Last I knew folkd were no follow backlinks, so...

Last I knew folkd were no follow backlinks, so they don't help your SEO. Is this wrong?
Forum: Social Media 28th January 2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,390
Posted By BizPaul
Facebook and Twitter in particular have become...

Facebook and Twitter in particular have become powerful tools. I've got a friend who has hundreds signed up for their Twitters. Use it to promote their "special of the day". And Facebook is a great...
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