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Marion Jacobson

Editor, writer, web developer, SEO expert. It's all about the content with me. Founding editor of this blog. Connect with me on Twitter! Find me on Google+

Articles by Marion Jacobson

Is That Phone Call Really from Google?

Many small businesses across the country report continuing to receive calls from telemarketers claiming to be Google. Although this...

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When Can You Use Other People’s Content on Your Blog?

I recently had a friendly email exchange with a small business owner who had published one of our blog...

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How Do You Start a Business Blog?

Some of the most frequently asked questions from small businesses involve blogging. Should I have a business blog? YES!...

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We Asked Our Clients: Are you blogging?

We were curious to find out if our clients are using blogging as a marketing tool for their small...

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The Evolution of the B2C Marketer [Infographic]

“Put the customer first.” “Put yourself in the customer’s place.” “Good service is good business.” There are many, many...

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We Asked Our Clients: How are you using Social Media?

We were curious about how our local business clients used social media, so we conducted a survey, asking them...

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We Asked Our Clients: Tell Us About Your Websites

We recently surveyed small businesses, asking them to tell us about their websites, how they use them, how effective...

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Veterinarian Websites – What Does Google Look For?

As Google tweaks its search algorithm, different ranking factors come into play. Right now, Google displays their local listing...

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How do YOU Market Your Business? Two Non-Typical Ideas

The Fox Valley area, west of Chicago, is home to a number of great towns similar to many you...

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The Importance of Customer Loyalty [Infographic]

Did you know that 82% of small business owners say that loyal customers are the key to growth? And...

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Yes, Virginia, People Still Use Phone Books [Infographic]

We sometimes hear from folks who tell us that we are “crazy” or “out of touch” or they want...

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Help Your Website Help Your Business

Of course you have a website for your business, but is it little more than a static placeholder online?...

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Your Business Needs Google Reviews Now More than Ever

If you search on Google for a location-based business, you have undoubtedly seen what’s called the “seven pack” of...

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Stop Annoying Your Customers with Email

I’m a loyal customer of beauty products from an independent consultant who does home parties. There are several products that she sells that...

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The ABCs of CRMs – and How to Jump Start Your Business

Customer Relationship Management – CRM – everyone’s talking about it, yet it means many different things to many different...

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What are the Best Times to Post on Social Media? [Infographic]

The day of the week and the time of day that you post to your various social media accounts...

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We Asked Our Clients: What are your advertising/marketing plans?

This month we surveyed small businesses, asking them 7 basic questions about their advertising/marketing strategy right now and for the...

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Is Your Auto Repair Website Female Friendly?

Did you know that most women would rather go to the Dentist than have to take their car in...

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Summer 2015 and Small Business [Infographic]

According to a recent survey by Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for...

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Anatomy of a Killer Blog Post

We’re pretty pleased (and proud of the fact) that our blog keeps attracting great traffic, and we keep a...

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Being Environmentally Responsible [Infographic]

As a publisher of yellow pages directories, we often get questions about our environmental practices. We also get people...

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