It’s been another big week here at Evolve Systems. We’ve successfully rolled out a new product (Evolve Vault – our online cloud based disaster recovery program), launched a new website for a client (My Family Entertainment, powered by our shopping cart solution X-Cart), worked on dozens of other websites and helped many of our clients with their SEO and online marketing efforts!
Shameless plug: May 16-20 is Small Business Week. Constant Contact, whom we use for most of our newsletters and newsletter marketing campaigns, is hosting a number of events throughout the nation celebrating the week. In Minnesota, May 19 is the day that Constant Contact is hosting an event to honor and support small businesses:
Join us for a power packed morning as part of Small Business Week as we gather in Bloomington, MN. to celebrate Small Business and the great organizations and companies that train, educate, nurture and support them.
Let’s Get Down to Business and Crack the Code on Small Business Success!
Evolve Systems is looking to have a representative at this event. Interested in joining us? Give Evolve Systems a call.
We love the website Daily SEO Tip. Yesterday’s post on How To Use Social Media For Local Business Marketing is a gem of a post.
The role of social media in ensuring any local business campaign is unarguably necessary. However, some marketers go overboard with their Twitter and Facebook accounts, and they start to neglect the other tools which have been proven to bring about positive outcome with regards to local business marketing. Although having social media as a part of any business’ local marketing plan is undisputedly crucial, there is also a need to look and utilize other platforms as well.
It is very easy to get carried away with all the hype that revolves around social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. With 500 million users worldwide, it is natural for why a lot of entrepreneurs put their trust in Facebook. But for all the buzz surrounding Facebook, blogging and message bulletin boards has been the most effective for businesses in 2010. However, Facebook is hailed as the most used social media venue according the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research Study which was released in January 2011 with 71% of respondents using this social networking site. Twitter followed with 59% and then blogging at 50%. Although 85% of the survey’s 500 respondents did find Facebook successful, this figure was still not enough to overtake blogging and message boards.
Also on Daily SEO Tip, as part of the age old debate…Does Adding Keywords To Your Title Tag Really Help?
Your company should be active on Facebook. GetElastic has some tips on how to get your Facebook efforts to be noticed and show up in people’s feed.
And for you youngsters out there…here’s a how-to video on how to use a typewriter.
Have a great weekend, everyone! And remember to go see Thor if you haven’t yet. It’s really, really good.