Online Coupons: Friend or Foe to Web Retailers?

There isn’t a human being on the face of this earth that wouldn’t mind saving roughly anywhere from 5-25% on his or her order every time they shopped online. Online retailers are well aware of this and tend to use coupon codes not only to reward frequent customers, but also to drive sales when they’re… Read more »

Yelp? We say YES.

Why? Great for the search engines (We have clients that generate 50% of their traffic from Yelp!) User reviews are priceless It’s Free! We all know that the cheapest and most effective lead generator is word-of-mouth. Well, on the internet, it’s called “word-of-mouse.”  And you know what; it’s having a significant impact on consumer purchasing… Read more »

Will Facebook Advertising Work for Me?

Before joining Compete Now, I spent a year as the lead consultant on a rebranding and e-marketing campaign for one of the leading online flower retailers. During my time in that position, I learned a thing or two about social media marketing that I will gladly share our followers in upcoming posts. A lot of… Read more »

What is web hosting? And how much does it cost?

Web hosting is real estate on the internet.  The larger your site is the more real estate it will need.  Variables like credit card processing and other complex features will also increase hosting costs.  Many small business sites only need basic hosting plans and too often they are paying ridiculous rates. Perfect example: I recently… Read more »