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Bing: Gaining Ground on Google

by Frogtown

The December, 2010 report from HitWise shows Google accounted for 71.49 percent of all U.S. searches in January 2010, which is a one percent decrease from the previous month. The big news is that Bing increased its search market share 5% in the same period! While Google still reigns supreme, we need to keep our […]

Search Engine Wars: News from the frontline

by Frogtown

Google still reigns when it comes to the largest share of search engine traffic.  Based on the chart, there’s virtually no change from 2008 to 2009.  We’ll have to see if Bing can make a dent in Google market share.   Let’s take a look at how visitors are finding websites…. You can see how […]

Reward Twitter/Facebook friends with coupons

by Frogtown

We talked before about the importance of being present on Twitter and Facebook as part of your online strategy. Using social networks can certainly drive traffic, but perhaps its greatest potential is to build a loyal following, expand your audience and encourage consumers to convert. One such way to reach these goals is by offering […]

Create you own Google Profile

by Frogtown

With so much information online about people and companies it’s become quite common to simply “Google” someone when you want to know more about them. From a business building standpoint it’s good practice to own as much of the real estate that pops up under you name on page one as you can. Social media […]

Can Twitter Help My Business?

by Frogtown

Okay, I’m on Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and feeling pretty good about myself. But wait…now everyone is talking about Twitter.  Is this just another social media outlet I have to keep up with?  John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing fame has put together a free PDF called the Beginners Guide to Using Twitter for Business . […]

10 Ideas to build links and traffic

by Frogtown

Linkbaiting is a widely used term to describe strategies where new web content or services are created specifically to boost rankings through attracting lots of inbound links. Some argue that linkbaiting is an unnecessary term which just means ‘great content’. Nevertheless, it is a neat term that prompts marketers to focus their minds on what […]

Are multiple websites a bad idea?

by Frogtown

Publishing many web sites can be a very challenging process. There are times when organizations have a larger main site and decide to operate one or more smaller sites (aka microsites or minisites) as well. Other organizations publish a number of microsites without having a larger site at all. Whether publishing microsites are in violation […]

Supercharge your Business Card

by Frogtown

Your business card is a critical element of your brand. And, fortunately, it is also one of the most affordable. Do not make the mistake of ignoring your cards; they have to work hard for you. Business cards must not only give a good first impression, they also need to keep working long after you […]

New Year Website Checklist

by Frogtown

Here are 10 quick steps to help your website start the new year off right! 1. Review your company information If you have a staff listing or directory, is it up-to-date with correct names, titles, and other contact information? If you have an “About Us” page or something similar that discusses company history, make sure […]

Social Media and SEO – Two great tastes that taste great together

by Frogtown

Nowadays, it seems like everyone has a LinkedIn profile or a Facebook account. Both are popular — Facebook claims 140 million active users and is growing by about 600,000 users a day, while LinkedIn has more than 30 million members representing more than 150 different countries. You might be using these for the networking opportunities. […]