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5 Irresistible Lead Magnet Ideas for Local Businesses

Everybody knows that if you place a magnet close enough to a metal object, the object will be drawn to the magnet without resistance. That’s basic science even though it might seem like magic. What if you could adapt the principle of magnetism to your business? The truth is, you can. Lead magnets are commonly used to attract leads. The problem that some local businesses have is that they’re not sure which type of lead magnet will prove to be irresistible to their target audience. One reason for the confusion is that many of the online resources about creating lead […]

How GDPR Affects Your Small Business

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What does a European Union law about privacy have to do with your small business? That might seem like a ridiculous question to ask, but it’s not. The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR for short, went into effect on May 25, 2018. And with privacy issues in the news on a near-daily basis, with the recent Congressional hearings about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, you can’t afford to ignore the ramifications of GDPR for your business. You could keep your head buried in the sand – but that’s not a good idea. Here’s what you need to know about GDPR. […]

Are All Your Locations Visible on Google? Here’s How to Make Sure

Optimizing a website is both a science and an art. It can be a challenge to get even one page to rank when you’re operating in a competitive niche. But what happens if your business has multiple locations? Here’s a hint: If you don’t give each location a chance to shine, people won’t be able to find you online. For obvious reasons, that’s not a good idea. You need your target audience to be able to find you. The trick? Knowing how to optimize your website so that each location gets its turn in the spotlight. Here’s how to do […]

Can Social Cards Help You Attract New Customers?

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It’s gratifying when someone links to one of your social profiles. It’s free advertising – and what’s better than that? You might not have a huge marketing budget. One free link could translate to thousands of dollars of business. But… What is the link that displays saying about you and your business? If it’s generic-looking, it might not be saying much. The solution is to come up with a way to display a killer image, some compelling text, and call to action whenever anybody links to your website or social profiles. In other words, it’s time to create some social […]

6 Ways to Use Psychology to Hack Your Target Audience’s Brains

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What if you could control the way your audience reacts to your website and content? It sounds like something out of a Frankenstein story – or else a terrifying, dystopian tale that could keep you awake at night. Right? Well… maybe. But the truth is that it’s not as manipulative (or scary) as it sounds. The human brain is capable of creative and innovative thoughts. But – it’s also subject to a slew of weird glitches called cognitive biases. Cognitive biases are basically mental shortcuts. They’re hard-coded into our brains, so much so that even people who understand them can […]