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Schedule Facebook Posts

The curse of the businessman is that we never have enough time. When you’re the one managing multiple aspects of a business, it’s easy to put aside things that don’t seem as important—and social media is often one of those that gets lost in the shuffle. But social media doesn’t need to take a lot […]


The Google Author Tag

From Smart Solutions If you use Google a lot, you’ve probably seen Google Author show up on your SERPs. As a matter of fact, one study noted that about 17% of queries will result in at least one Google Author post showing up. Webmasters in every industry are realizing the benefit, and adding the Google […]


Google Drives Joins the Online Storage Providers!

Google’s newest product was announced just yesterday morning, and people across the Internet are excited about the online storage service that will most likely be Dropbox’s biggest competitor. But before we throw out Dropbox, let’s compare the two—is Google Drive really any better than Dropbox? Features of the Newest Online Storage Service Google Drive Free […]


New Google Glasses – Google’s Augmented Reality Glasses

They brought us an email system, a robust map of the world, mobile payments, cars that drive themselves, a new social network, and they entertain us every holiday with a new Doodle, so naturally, the next step in Google’s inventive journey would be… glasses? It sounds crazy, but unlike most of the announcements you’ll get from […]


Social Sharing Buttons – Why do we need them?

Last week, we discussed the value of adding social media buttons to your website. This week, we’re talking about the other side of adding social to your site—social media sharing buttons. While the icons will lead visitors to your business social media profiles, social sharing buttons will lead them to promote your website content on […]


Adding Social Media Buttons to Your Website

If your business has a social media profile or two, it’s time to move on from simply posting and hoping that people will click through to your website. It’s time to grow your fan base. Although the number of followers you have doesn’t necessarily equal traffic to your website, it does mean that you have […]


Using Google Email for Business

Gmail is part of Google’s Apps for Work product line, and is a robust and affordable email system that can use your custom domain so your emails are branded to you and look more professional. Your customers will place more trust in emails coming from yourcompany.com than from a gmail.com address. If you’re currently using […]


The Newest Mobile Payment Device

If you frequent food carts at lunch, buy your produce at farmers markets, or spend a lot of time at trade shows, you’re bound to have run into a mobile payment device. Quickly attached to a mobile phone or tablet, these mobile credit card readers are making their way into the lives of small, mobile […]


Reduce Bounce Rates with Website Heatmaps

Oftentimes, business owners are puzzled by high bounce rates on their websites. Despite quality products and relevant information, their bounce rates are often very high—a large amount of visitors are leaving the site quickly after just arriving. This problem can be remedied with a heatmap tool. The tool is based on an algorithm that predicts […]


How to use Meetup for Business Networking

Your business has a niche—that specific corner of the market that holds your ideal customer. Whether it’s college age girls or 60+ bird watchers, they are the people that help your business thrive. While other people may visit your business, your niche is made up of the people that have made your business what it […]