Time To Start Your Holiday Email Campaign

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I have never been a fan of anything Christmas before Thanksgiving, but since that’s not terribly practical, I think that not sending Christmas email before Halloween will have to do. These days, many businesses will say that I’m wrong, but I am personally annoyed by Christmas advertising before November 1. Well, it’s Nov 1 and […]

How To Get Unexpected Customers

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A little while ago I noticed on Twitter a post by a local SEO company that was trying to get Pittsburgh to #1 on Google for the term “best city in the world”. I realized that this was more about them than Pittsburgh, but I was a hometown boy who likes his city and thought […]

Make Sure Recipients Can Read Your Email

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My wife got a newsletter today from Bath & Body Works. She gets them quite often, but I haven’t really looked at them before. I use Mozilla Thunderbird for our email program and have the images turned off for most everyone. The first thing that I though of is “Wow this sucks, I can’t read […]

What To Send In A Newsletter

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I had a customer who wanted to start an email newsletter last year. I installed a mailing list management program and then spent quite a bit of time explaining how I thought sending it should be done. I wanted to pass that information along so I wrote a series of posts on how to start […]

Is Social Media Worth The Time?

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I have had an account on FaceBook and LinkedIn for quite a while now, but only recently have I started to use them. I also thought about Twitter, but decided that I really only have the time to concentrate on one of them. I picked LinkedIn for that because I thought it was geared more […]

Think Before You Email

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I was speaking with a customer the other day about ways that he could use email marketing to promote his business. He was belt tightening like most businesses today and he finally realized the possible value and low cost of this kind of promotion. When I first built his site he asked for and I […]

Does Your Business Website Generate Business?

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I can’t tell you how many sites that I have seen and made where the owner puts up a site and expects the world (with billions of web pages to visit) to beat a path to their door. They never make any changes or even look at it and then wonder why it fails to […]

Make It Easy To Contact You

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Recently I had a very bad service experience with Comcast Cable. It was so bad that I dropped them and closed my account. Then just the other day I get an email newsletter that was highlighting next months programming. I had never actually opted in to their newsletters (but didn’t opt out either) and usually […]

Great Plug-ins For Word Press

I replied to a Craigslist ad the other day for someone looking to update their website. They replied that they wanted several things: google ads mailing list where people can sign up for promotions, news etc take questions from people and compile into a newsletter to be sent out do surveys do podcasts sell ebooks […]

Your First Email Campaign – Post your old newsletters

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I think that an email newsletter is a wonderful way to build your business. You could do it the easy way and hire me to design and run your campaigns or you can do it yourself. Either way an email marketing blitz is inexpensive and can still be one of your most effective marketing tools. […]

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