The Cost of Marketing

I have meet with hundreds of small business owners for many different reasons, for everything from websites to marketing. Do you know how often someone moves forward with a marketing package? 1% of the time! Do you know why? It is always the same reason. They have put so much money into getting everything else…

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A New Email Scam

I receive just as many spam and scam emails as everyone else. I like to share some of the new ones so that you can keep your eye out. This is the first time I received one like this with an actual calendar invitation as well as the email.  It seems they are trying to…

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Small Business Networking In Santa Fe

Networking is one of the best ways to grow a small business in Santa Fe. I have continued to grow my business year after year with networking and referrals. Here is a partial list of networking organizations in Santa Fe. Each offers different activities and some charge fees for membership. I recommend trying out a…

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Top Passwords in 2015

I do an update on this post almost every year. Here is a list of the most used passwords in 2015. If you use any of these passwords, change them immediately—and I mean right now! 123456 (Unchanged from last year’s list) password (Also unchanged) 12345678 (Up 1 spot from last year) qwerty (Up 1) 12345 (Down 2 from last year)…

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What to do when someone asks to guest blog

Marketing blogs often suggest guest blogging on other people’s websites or having guest bloggers on your own site. Guest blogging can be beneficial for a number of reasons. Blogging on someone else’s site can give you credibility as well as a link back to your own site, which helps with SEO. Having guest bloggers on…

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Social Media Cheat Sheet

Facebook Image Sizes Cover photo815 px wide x 315 px tall Profile image180 px wide x 180 px tall Highlighted image1200 px wide x 717 px tall Shared image1200 px wide x 630 px tall Twitter Image Sizes Header photo1500 px wide by 500 px tall Profile image400 px wide by 400 px tall Feed photo440 px wide by 220…

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High Bounce Rate in Google Analytics

I used to tell all my clients that if you have a high bounce rate in Google Analytics, there is a good chance there are issues with your site: broken pages, broken links, no call to action, or no visual appeal. That all changed this year. Starting in January, all my clients’ bounce rates doubled.…

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WordPress Security and Usernames

WordPress security or any website security is a real issue. I have had 5 customers sites hacked this past year. There are three main reasons that hacking happens: WordPress and plugins have not been updated. Poor password Poor username Today I will focus on just the issue of poor usernames. What do I mean by…

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Add More Social Buttons to Weaver

Just a quick post today. There post will only pertain to you if you have the Weaver Theme Installed and want to add more social buttons. Log into your WordPress Dashboard In the left hand column go to Appearance and click SHORTCODES+Pro Click on the tab called SOCIAL BUTTONS. It was purple last time I checked.…

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Fake Domain Name Renewals

At one point or another you may have received a letter in the mail looking a little bit like this or something close to it. Be aware that this is fake! Your domain may be up for renewal but it is with the company you originally purchased it often times the same as your website…

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