Are Yelp Ads Giving Your Business Enough Bang for Your Buck?

Are Yelp Ads Giving Your Business Enough Bang for Your Buck_

At LinkNow Media, one of the questions that we receive most commonly from our clients is whether it is worth advertising with Yelp? In the past, the answer to this question may have been a resounding yes, but in recent years there has been growing concerns about the tangible benefits that can be gained from doing so. This article will assess the pros and cons of Yelp and provide our readers with a detailed breakdown about whether Yelp should still be the go-to option for small and medium sized businesses in the U.S. and Canada. One of the biggest issues about Yelp paid subscriptions is that more and more users aren’t sure if it is providing any more leads than their free listings. Again, we will look at the validity of this statement and assess what’s what. So, What Are Yelp Ads and Can They Help Your Business? To put […]

Eve Mendelovitch

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301 Redirects

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Have you ever clicked on a link to a website, only to see that link change in your address bar as the page loads? That’s a redirect. So, what is a 301 redirect? And does that mean there are multiple kinds of URL redirects? In fact, there are five types of redirects: 301, 302, 303, 307, and 308. But we’re here to focus in on 301. This redirect ensures that online traffic will reach the most recent version of a URL. Let’s say you created a page for your spa’s amazing manicure services, but then updated it and made an entirely new one. What’s going to happen to your backlinks then? If you don’t have a 301 redirect in place, they’re just going to take potential clients to an error page. By now this is starting to sound pretty important. But how do you work with these redirects? Behind the […]

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What Makes for Good Web Design?

What Makes For Good Web Design

Nowadays, there is no excuse for operating a small business with no website. It is one of the single most important assets that’s readily available to all industries. It can serve as a digital storefront, open 24/7, ready to advertise all that your business has to offer. And making one has never been easier. There are all kinds of different software service companies that will give you all the tools you need to create a website, or you could always hire a local web designer looking for some extra freelance work. LinkNow Media is ready to build you a website for your small business the second you get in touch with us! The point we are trying to make is there are no excuses for not having a website since there are so many different avenues you can pursue to create one. Sure, it can be a little nerve-wracking if […]

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SEO is Critical If You’re A Commercial Electrician

SEO is Critical If You're A Commercial Electrician

As a commercial electrician, you need every tool you can get to drive local business. Your focus is on helping people solve their electrical issues. So you may not give much thought to the importance of your website. Here’s why investing in your website and SEO can have huge returns. That’s understandable. It might just seem like an advertisement for yourself just ready to be viewed by everyone. If only it were that simple. The thing is, your website is more than just an online brochure. In fact, a well-designed website that’s strategized for SEO can generate a major number of leads and sales. And in the long run, it’s way cheaper than using traditional advertising. Here’s the bottom line. A commercial electrician must have a strong website to improve SEO. In terms of SEO, how does your website measure up? Well, first, let’s take a look at SEO. What […]

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7 Tips For SEO That Works For Small Businesses

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Looking for a boost in business? See how you can get SEO that works with these 7 tips for your small business. Are you aware of how important SEO (search engine optimization) is to your business? It’s not enough to just pull together some social media marketing tools to reach out to your targeted audience. Sometimes you need to delve deeper into what makes a website more desirable in comparison to dozens of competitors sites. What if I told you that having the right SEO that works can significantly improve your website generated revenue? Yes, adding strong SEO keywords that boost your page views will work. These are the 7 best tips for SEO that works for small businesses like yours. 7. Local Search Is Even More Competitive According to Search Engine Land, local search has dominated in 2017 has a highly competitive marketing niche. You need to continue to […]

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How to Use Online Marketing to Get More Customers In Your Restaurant

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In the restaurant industry competition is fierce. Find out how you can get ahead by taking your restaurant marketing online. The days when we looked up the restaurant in a massive phone book are gone. Today, the internet is our source to find a place for a quick lunch, coffee shop to work, or a restaurant for a family dinner. Digital media has changed the rules of restaurant marketing. And as an owner, you need to keep up the pace. Don’t spend your money on print or radio advertisement. Yes, it might be helpful, but it surely is not enough.You need to have an online presence. This is where your customers are. Your restaurant might be in a perfect spot, but as potential customers can’t find you online, they might never visit. 60 percent of consumers read the reviews of the restaurant or a cafe. And 84 percent trust them […]

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How SEO and Web Design Work Together To Boost Your Marketing

How SEO and Web Design Work Together To Boost Your Marketing

Have you seen what high quality SEO and web design can do for your business? Here’s how they work together to take your marketing strategy to the next level. So you’ve spent tons of time and resources on marketing activities for your small business. You’ve opened social media accounts, started using email marketing campaigns, and even have some paid ad campaigns running. BUT if you don’t have a great website, your marketing efforts could be for naught. “My website looks great,” you might be thinking. If it does, did you design in with SEO in mind? What every business owner should keep in mind is your marketing efforts are to drive sales and to drive sales, you should be pointing people toward your website. This means every social media account, email campaign, and paid ad should link the reader to your website. If your website is not designed well, those […]

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Local SEO Tips and How To Improve Your Small Business Rankings

Why You Need Local SEO and How To Improve Your Small Business Rankings

Local SEO Tips for Small Businesses It used to be when you started an organization, you did your advertising the old fashioned way. This meant newspapers, flyers, handing out business cards, sometimes just going door-to-door. With the arrival of the internet, these methods are now out of date. As of 2015, there were 3.26 billion internet users. This makes up 40% of the planet’s population! If a business owner wants to increase the traffic to their website or shop, they need SEO. Let’s jump into some of my favorite local SEO tips! Understanding why you need local SEO tips Just because you know SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization doesn’t mean you know why your business needs it. Just because you know the main purpose of SEO is a marketing strategy doesn’t mean you know how to begin using it yourself. When 93% of online experiences start with the use […]

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Explosive Twitter Growth for Small Businesses in 5 Easy Steps

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Grow your small business Twitter account in 30 minutes a day Last fall, I wrote a guest post at the Exodus Digital Marketing blog about how I had managed to grow LinkNow Media’s Twitter account from the 50-60 followers we’d had since the account was created in 2011 to over 900 followers in about nine months. You might think that this isn’t any great achievement – 900 followers isn’t exactly a huge number when compared to some other brands out there. But when you consider that I’m the only person managing our company’s social media and I’m only able to spend, at most, 30 minutes each day working on our Twitter account, growing our follower count by 1500% is actually pretty huge. Since then, our growth has accelerated. In just over four months, we’ve added another 750+ followers, and there’s been no sign of slowing down. With that in mind, […]

Lauchlin MacDonald

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Lauchlin is part of the content and marketing team at LinkNow Media. He has nearly a decade of experience in copywriting and editing, and spends way too much time on the Internet. He can be reached at lmacdonald@linknowmedia.com and @Lauchlin on Twitter.