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Forum: Local Marketing 18th November 2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,480
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Agree that optimizing your business for Google...

Agree that optimizing your business for Google Places, also local SEO (list your address, etc.)

There are also LOTS of local online directories where your business can appear (like BING, Yahoo,...
Forum: Print Advertising 18th November 2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 13,152
Posted By Diane Seltzer
I think that sounds like a good idea - I have...

I think that sounds like a good idea - I have been thinking about building a card that pulls together all the sites that I manage (been also thinking about a website for them all too, but that's...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 13th June 2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,106
Posted By Diane Seltzer
I have been managing email newsletter programs...

I have been managing email newsletter programs for years - as a corporate marketer, and now for myself and my clients - and it is definitely a worthwhile time investment for generating leads/sales as...
Forum: Social Media 13th June 2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,291
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Good article - I do agree that many small...

Good article - I do agree that many small businesses overlook the need for guidelines that most big businesses surely have in place.

I have a few recent articles that put a spin on this topic:
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th May 2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By Diane Seltzer
ahhh... the age old question... I started...

ahhh... the age old question...

I started off on Blogger years ago because I thought it would be "easier" but now have been transitioning all my sites to WordPress. I like that it is supported by...
Forum: Ecommerce 27th May 2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,066
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Looks great - I like how the subhead is red and...

Looks great - I like how the subhead is red and appears above the fold - catches your attention... and the rotating quotes are short and to the point.

Since your envelope products are somewhat of...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 27th May 2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,401
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Thanks - yes, I did hear that the SEO All in One...

Thanks - yes, I did hear that the SEO All in One plugin was good for Google News... their is also a "Google News Sitemap" plugin that comes recommended from several sources, so I'll give both a try....
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 25th May 2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,717
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Multi-Revenue Stream Plan

I would suggest a multi-revenue stream plan around your topic of interest... it will also help jump-start things for you.

1. Start a personal blog with a custom domain name. It will take time to...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 25th May 2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,401
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Tips For Getting Listed On Google News?

Interested in some advice and tips from anyone that has a website listed on Google News.

I have a new site that I am working on that will be a multi author site and I would like to try to get it...
Forum: Social Media 25th May 2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,208
Posted By Diane Seltzer
I say Google+ is good for B2B because I see far...

I say Google+ is good for B2B because I see far more businesses and professionals wanting to network getting on board with Google+ right now then individuals or "consumers". And I think the main...
Forum: Social Media 18th May 2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,208
Posted By Diane Seltzer
I like different social networks for different...

I like different social networks for different reasons... but I have to say G+ is becoming one of my favorites.

I am mainly B2B so I don't do much marketing on Facebook (honestly its starting to...
Forum: Social Media 14th May 2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,319
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Comparison chart

Interesting that you ask, I actually created a very simple chart that compares social media sites with marketing opportunities for B2B and B2C.

I have received a lot of good feedback from another...
Forum: Small Business Finance 6th May 2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,582
Posted By Diane Seltzer
I am pretty sure most of them do not charge a fee...

I am pretty sure most of them do not charge a fee for the card reader or activations - its the credit card processing fee where they make their money. So check out the processing fee % and whether or...
Forum: General Offline Marketing 22nd April 2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,423
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Earth Day - Marketing Your Business As Eco-Friendly

Today is Earth Day and the perfect time to think about your green marketing strategy.

Each year the desire for consumers to "go green" increases... so there are opportunities for new green...
Forum: Reviews 19th April 2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,499
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Very nice! Not sure how big your print run...

Very nice!

Not sure how big your print run may be, but I just got a notice that Google is ending their affiliate program July 2013... if you are in the affiliate biz you probably know that, but...
Forum: Website Development 19th April 2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Yes just pick the right package that offers...

Yes just pick the right package that offers unlimited domain hosting.

I use HostGator and they have a plan that is less than $10/month where you can host as many domains as you want - pretty...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 16th April 2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,345
Posted By Diane Seltzer
First of all - you are very ambitious for a your...

First of all - you are very ambitious for a your age... so good to hear!

Secondly, I would say target busy working families or seniors - this type of service is perfect for them. Not sure flea...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 15th April 2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,340
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Interesting post, and I agree carpetnj - ...

Interesting post, and I agree carpetnj -

Saw a lot of this in my internet days and corporate marketing days... they bring in the so-called superstar CEO and expect him to work miracles. And...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 9th April 2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,519
Posted By Diane Seltzer
I did the same thing - messed around with...

I did the same thing - messed around with MailChimp & then realized free version doesn't have an autoresponder.

My personal pick is VerticalResponse because they are packed with features and are...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 9th April 2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,446
Posted By Diane Seltzer
I think you would have to give them rights to...

I think you would have to give them rights to post on YouTube, websites, social, etc. Businesses are always looking for content for these purposes so a nicely packaged video at a good price that can...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 9th April 2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,314
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Also consider what your customers originally...

Also consider what your customers originally signed up for when they got on your newsletter list - if you promoted it as weekly and then suddenly move to 3X a week they are likely not going to be...
Forum: Success Stories and Profiles 28th March 2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,326
Posted By Diane Seltzer
PR Tools to Toot Your Own Horn

Update on my book....

PR Tools to Toot Your Own Horn was just announced as a WINNER in the marketing category for the 2013 Small Business Book Awards!!

Here is the link to the announcement:...
Forum: Success Stories and Profiles 28th March 2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,975
Posted By Diane Seltzer
PR Tools to Toot Your Own Horn is a WINNER!

thank you to ALL that voted!!

I am thrilled to say that my book is a top category WINNER in the Small Business Book Awards!

Here is the announcement listing PR Tools to Toot Your Own Horn as...
Forum: Success Stories and Profiles 25th March 2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,975
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Final 2 Days to Vote

It is the last 2 days to vote for my book in the book awards...

I REALLY appreciate a quick click on VOTE to help me win!!
...
Forum: Social Media 18th March 2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,552
Posted By Diane Seltzer
Well the answer is always - whereever YOUR...

Well the answer is always - whereever YOUR customers are located...

But in my opinion, the best for B2B is LinkedIn because it is focused on business. And then Twitter is a close second.

The...
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