Cross-post Your WordPress Content to Facebook

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Do you want to automatically cross-post your WordPress content to Facebook? If so, you’re in luck because yesterday Facebook launched a new WordPress plugin to do just that, plus more:

Why Your Local Business Needs to be on Google+ Local & Not Google Places

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If you run a local business and you had a Google Places page then you were already ahead of much of your competition. Having a Google Places page used to be a smart move (if done right) not least because when the eight out of 10 people (Comscore) who want something locally do their research online – [...]

Put Your Small Business on the Map: With BatchGeo

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What if… How useful would an online map be for your customers? Driving directions or a store locator perhaps: with popup details at each place? What if a customer could use a map on your site to route them in their car using their onboard GPS? What if you could visualise on a map where all [...]

How I Got a 500%+ Increase in Traffic – by Moving Domains

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I made some small tweaks to this site last night… …when I checked my Google Analytics this morning, I was amazed to find that organic search traffic had increased by more than 500% overnight. The background Before getting carried away, I want to make a few things clear: This site is only 5 weeks old [...]

How to Rock Your Digital Music Business

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Are you an aspiring and talented musician? This article will help you to use the internet to spread your music, find your true fans, and build a business that looks after itself – and you. Not so long ago if you wanted to make a living from your music then you’d have no option but [...]

Lessons on “Intimacy” from an Indian Rock Band

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I was lucky enough to catch India’s leading contemporary fusion rock band Indian Ocean perform live this week in New Delhi. The last time I was in India was 12 years ago! Formed in 1990, music critics have described the band’s music as “Indo-rock fusion with jazz-spiced rhythms that integrates shlokas, sufism, environmentalism, mythology and revolution.” Indian Ocean describe themselves [...]

Why Your Small Business Should Be On Pinterest

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Oh no! There’s a new social network in town. If you’re still trying to get your head around Google+ then this one is simplicity itself. Not only that, but in January, it drove more referral traffic than LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Reddit & MySpace combined. And, it’s growing its percentage share of total referral traffic faster than [...]

5 Ways for Local Business to Thrive in the Digital Era

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The other week, Amazon launched a new mobile app. It’s called Price Check and it’s got many local businesses and retail trade groups angry and running scared. It’s available in the US now and will be rolled out elsewhere over the coming weeks. The Price Check app lets smartphone users photograph, describe or scan the [...]

10 Ways to Attract Customers to Your Local Business

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More and more customers now start their journeys to local businesses, online. Not just from a desktop computer at home or at work, but increasingly from on a smartphone, tablet or laptop. There has never been a bigger opportunity for you to attract more customers to your local business. But … how do you get your business [...]

How Do You Know What Your Customers Want?

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I’ve almost finished reading The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. Great book. And apparently it’s all the rage in Silicon Valley. The book is invaluable for anyone creating (& hoping to sell) products or services in conditions of extreme uncertainty. In the current economic conditions that’s quite a lot of us, don’t you think? The key [...]