Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hope you had a wonderful holiday and got what you wanted in your stocking.

Here is a great presentation on your 2009 Blueprint and are you ready to break the rules.


Great info on improving your conversion rate with testing.

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

First I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Here's a recap of things that happened in the Chicago SES.


PPC Landing page tips.


Tips for Local search.


Thoughts on what may happen in 2009


Design and your website.


Enjoy your week!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Hope you are having a wonderful day - we just posted some tips for having fun around the holiday time at our sister site -

Fun things to do during Christmas.

We'll be taking a few weeks off as we enjoy the holidays and we hope you do the same!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I hope you are having a wonderful day! Below is the video I promised. Sorry it is late, I hope that you enjoy it. We'll continue our video tutorials on Jan. 7th.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Hopefully you had a wonderful weekend - the weather has been pretty wild around here, as I'm sure it has been in many parts of the country. Last week was in the 20's, yesterday in the 60's, today the 50's, tomorrow the 30's. Hopefully you are warm, safe, and have power!

SEO opportunities in down economic times.


Ratings and reviews - how to join the conversation.


We hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Our microphone is kaput - so we'll work on getting that replaced - we should have the video for you by next week - if thing work out. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Good Tuesday to you -

Some good info on how to format your newsletters.


and if you're on shaky ground with your job here are some tips that may help you to be prepared.


Enjoy your day!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

We hope you are having a great week.

Some good notes on building a social community.


Check out twit plug for some help getting the twitter word out.


Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

As promised here are the first steps for making sure that you website is ready for any future changes. We'll be including a ton of different things, like adding video, using social networking and more. We'll work on adding videos to make it as easy as possible for you.

The first step in doing anything right is we want to be able to track how well we're doing. After all if we don't track things then how will we know when we're doing better.

The best way I've found to track things (and we've used them all ) is by using Google Analytics. It is super easy to use and tracks all the things we'll want to track. After all if you think about it don't you think they would include everything they find valuable in ranking your site?

Here is a video that will lead you step by step thru the sign up process.


Next you'll want to make sure to add the code to all of your web pages. It's pretty simple to do that and they give good instructions on how to do that within the analytics site. The most important thing is that we want to make sure that the tracking is on all the pages.

Steps for this lesson.
1. Create a google analytics account.
2. Add the tracking code to all of the pages.

That's it - we'll talk next Weds and using analytics.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Tomorrow we'll be starting our series on getting your visitors more involved with your website. Every Weds. till we're finished we'll provide you information that will help.

If you use Google analytics then you'll enjoy this article.


Some tactics you can use in an uncertain economy.


Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a great time with friends and family (and for once I didn't eat too much turkey).

Some good info on Designing your small business website.


Four things your ad should do.


Enjoy your day!