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Local Citations and How They Affect SEO
By Compete Now In Content, Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted February 16, 2017 0 Comments
For any brick-and-mortar business, listing your name, address, and phone number on your website goes without saying. It is extremely important that your current and potential customers be able to find you, after all. This information is known as a structured citation in the world of SEO (Search Engine Optimization). While it may seem like […]
Why WordPress is a Good Option for Your Business’ Website
By Compete Now In Uncategorized Posted February 2, 2017 0 Comments
WordPress is an open source content management system (CMS) for building professional websites; it is currently used by over 75 million sites. It is the particular choice of bloggers due to the ease of posting and the control over posting format. Over time, WordPress has evolved into a platform for creating beautiful and dynamic websites […]
Importance of Tracking Numbers on your Website
By Compete Now In Uncategorized Posted January 19, 2017 0 Comments
Traditional marketers used to eye content marketers askance because digital marketing was so easy to track. Good news for traditional marketers- now we have call tracking numbers. A tracking number refers to different toll-free numbers on different marketing avenues to see which does best. A good call tracking company, like www.calltrackingmetrics.com or www.callrail.com, provides the software-as-a-service […]
Do Multiple Domains Pointing to Your Site Help SEO?
By Compete Now In Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted January 5, 2017 0 Comments
It’s tempting to have a unique domain name for a special event or sale, and have that point to the landing page of your site. However… that may not be the best idea from an SEO point of view. How come?   Let’s explain this with an example: you have two domains leading to the […]
8 Sales Meeting Tips for Non Salespeople
By Compete Now In Uncategorized Posted December 22, 2016 0 Comments
As a business owner, you are all the parts of your business – bookkeeper, project manager, HR, and sales. Many entrepreneurs find sales to be the hardest part. It doesn’t need to be so daunting. There are a few points that are standard across the field of sales meetings, even client meetings of all kinds. […]
How to Choose which Social Media Accounts are Right for Your Business
Social media is the new marketing. With the popularity of inbound (content) marketing, social media is a great tool got getting your content to your target audience. That’s all well and good, but which channel should you use? Facebook Facebook is at the top of everyone’s list- 58% of American adults are on it. Providing […]
How Often should I Update my Website?
The easy answer: as often as possible! Whenever there is a change in your business – a new promotion, a new staff member, a mention in a news outlet – it should always be posted on your website so that your current and potential customers can be informed about what’s going on with your business. […]
Mobile Sites: a Primer
With the advent of the iPhone in 2007, smartphones have reached immense popularity. They have become a fixture in today’s society and practically instrumental to our everyday functioning (what would you do without your Calendar app?). It would only be natural that our internet surfing habits should be adapted as well. The first adaptation that […]
Blogging and SEO: They Go Hand in Hand
By Compete Now In Content, E-Marketing Posted October 27, 2016 0 Comments
Blogging has been around since the mid-90s. It originally started as a “weblog”, a way to catalog what one views on the internet. Today it has exploded to include opinions, essays, reports… any information that could possibly be of use to someone else. And every blog gets read by someone. So why are blogs so […]
Which Colors Should You Choose When Building Your Website?
By Compete Now In Content, Layout Posted October 13, 2016 0 Comments
Life is lived in color. We associate colors with feelings, places, even things and times of the day. A website, though a functioning thing of business, is also a piece of art. A good website is informative and functional; a great website is all of those things and visually pleasing as well. Your logo may have […]
Importance of Image Centered Content & Simplicity
By Compete Now In Content, Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted September 29, 2016 0 Comments
We live in an age of image-centered content. The written word is losing its significance and being replaced by illustrations that put information in an easy-to-understand format. Content with relevant images gets 94% more views than content without images (source: Kissmetrics). Even something as simple as putting a relevant photo or two in your blog […]
Reporting with Google Analytics (2 of 2)
In our previous post, we talked about the nuts and bolts of Google Analytics; here we’re going to talk about what you can do with all of that raw data. There are many custom report templates available for download around the web as well as tutorials for making your own. What sort of things can […]
What is Google Analytics, and How Does It Work? 1 of 2
By Compete Now In Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted September 1, 2016 0 Comments
Web executives have many tools available to them to track the effectiveness of their websites, not the least of which is Google Analytics. This freemium software is the top resource for tracking your site’s performance and customer demographics. It offers many great features, including: Insights into visitors. You can find out who your visitors are […]
Five Indicators That You Need a New Website
A website is the hub of all your marketing efforts for your business. Regardless of whether it is Google, Direct Mail, Social Media or anything else, chances are that your customers are going to end up on your website at some point. Once establishing your website, maintaining it is just as important. Often times, websites […]
What Is Market Retargeting?
Everyone has had that moment where an ad has popped up on their screen and thought “How did they know I was interested in that?” The answer is simple: market retargeting, also known as behavioral marketing. This is a process in which the advertising provider (Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) uses your browsing history and […]
How Do Websites Help Word-of-Mouth and Referral Business?
Word of mouth is a powerful marketing tool. According to the Nielson Ratings, people trust referrals from friends and family 92% more than any other type of advertising. Why? Because people trust the source of the referral. Traditional media advertising- be it print, television, radio, or cold calling- has traditionally been viewed with skepticism; it […]
Mobile Web Design – What You Need To Know
By Compete Now In All, E-Marketing Posted June 16, 2015 0 Comments
With the increase in mobile device usage the integration of mobile responsive websites are extremely important in order for companies to fully maximize their online presence. Mobile responsive design involves building a website so that the content and layout adapt depending on the size of the screen it is displayed on. For example, when a […]
How to Keep Your Old URLS with Simple 301 Redirects
Have you launched a new website recently? Well if you had an old website, chances are that the search engines are still trying to direct people to your old URLS and if you haven’t setup redirects properly, all that traffic is now being sent to dead links on your website. (404 Error Pages) Fortunately, there […]
Showing or Hiding Content on Mobile Responsive Website Design
There are many topics up for debate when it comes to website design and what really needs to be focused on. One thing that everyone can agree on is that having a mobile responsive website design is absolutely essential so that your potential clients and customers can consume your website content easily from a mobile […]
How to Change the WordPress Login URL
In this wordpress tutorial, I will demonstrate how to change the WordPress login URL for your website. The main reason to do this is for security reasons. Most of the time when a website is hacked, it’s because someone was able to get to the website’s login page and use a program to guess your […]
How to add padding around images in WordPress
In one of the relatively recent updates to WordPress, adding padding to images within WordPress. I know…WHY!!!! But please, don’t shoot the messenger. Although I am confident that WordPress will patch this in an update sooner or later it is still very frustrating when you need to work with it now. Luckily there’s a workaround […]
How to Add Columns to WordPress Pages with Shortcodes
Whether your trying to organize a team page or create a customized homepage there are many situations when you need to create columns within a wordpres page or post. The reality is that without the right plugin and know-how it can be really hard to do. In this week’s tutorial, we will give you the […]
How to Add Tables to WordPress with Images and Links
By Compete Now In All, Tutorials, Wordpress Tutorials Posted January 30, 2013 0 Comments
Tables can be a great way to organize all kinds of content throughout your website in a very efficient and aesthetically pleasing way. The problem is that while using wordpress, it isn’t always easy to add such tables without knowing a little bit of HTML and the proper plugins. The good news is that there […]
Adding WordPress Sidebar Links and Images
Even though wordpress is one of the easiest CMS solutions available, many users struggle to setup their sidebars the way they want because by default, the text widgets are made for plain text and to add any kind of styling, links or images, you need to code them in with HTML. Fortunately there is a […]
WordPress 3.5 New Features Highlights
By Compete Now In All, Web Knowledge and FAQS Posted December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Yup. WordPress just got that much better! Last week, WordPress rolled out an update which featured some new features that have users all over the world buzzing. In this post and video, I will quickly highlight a sampling of the most relevant features that anyone involved with WordPress should know about. 1. New 2012 theme Nice simplistic, wider layout […]
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