Ducky Small Business Promotion

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To commemorate National Small Business Week I wanted to share this small but snazzy marketing promotion I recently found.  It's fun, inexpensive and has the potential (with a little tweaking) to generate links, likes and positive business reviews. I did a bit of traveling recently and when I checked into my hotel, found this in the bathroom:     Here is what the front of … [Read more...]

Follow The Media For Links

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The Online News Association conference (#ONA12)  took place in San Francisco last week and all kinds of nuggets came out of it.  As a link builder I'm always interested to know what the media is interested in and the criteria they use to cover a story so I was eager to hear about this show.  Here are a handful of  things that made my linkey senses go all tingly: 1.  Jen Preston from The New … [Read more...]

And You’re A Dumb Ass. Link Building 20 Minutes Later

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Have you ever been in a situation where you have a conversation with someone, walked away and then 20 minutes later thought  "damn, I should have said"... <insert witty, super-snarky, something Tina Fey would say> comment?   I do, something like that happened to me this weekend.  I was irked at myself (again) for not having a better come back and while I was stewing thinking about … [Read more...]

Building Links, Gaining Trust

I found this little card in the bottom of my strawberry container, it's a promotional offer driving people to a website or asking them to call in and complete a survey in exchange for a $5 coupon by mail.       For such a little card the promotion sure packed a huge marketing punch.  Is there a way to use something like this to build links, drive traffic and build brand … [Read more...]

Recommendation for 2012: Better Labels, More Links

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  The Content Marketing Institute in conjunction with Marketing Profs recently released a study showcasing what "worked" in 2011 in regards to B2B content marketing and what they project will work in 2012.                 Two things in the report caught my eye:  the fact blogs showed a 45% increase and case studies showed a … [Read more...]