Tag Archives: Savvy

What Do The Olympics Have To Do With Marketing?

Millions of people around the world tuned into the Games of the XXVII Olympiad for the extraordinary displays of physical strength and prowess offered by the world’s greatest athletes. They weren’t disappointed.

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Top Ten Quiz: Is Book Coaching For You?

Athletes get top dollars because they use coaches. So can you who want to write a book to get the good word out to help others, to illustrate you are the savvy expert in your field, and to create ongoing monthly income that boosts your speaking or coaching business.

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Get FREE Web Tips From Your Competition

I knew this one would get your attention. How can you, the savvy business entrepreneur, get FREE ANYTHING from your competition? The answer is simple: Google!Yes, there are many things that Google can solve. As listed above, they are providing their users with endless utilities to help you in your web search. So how can they help you with your site? Watch this: Go to Google (http://www.google.com) and type in the following, exactly as shown, using your business URL in place of the examplelink:www.yourwebsite.comThe results show you a listing of all sites that link to your site. While chances are your competition will not be listed, you can get an overview of the ‘type’ of websites that link to you. If there are a bunch of similar sites, that can help you with your marketing and target advertising in the future.Now here’s where the fun begins. Now that you know who links to you, check out the competition. Put in those guys down the street who provide the same service you do.link:www.theirwebsite.comWho’s linking to them? Are there some big names listed that you WISH were linking to you? You may find out that getting your name on that list is easier than you thought. Sometimes a simple email to the webmaster will get you added to the list. The more quality businesses that link to you, the higher your search engine results climb.Are there businesses that link to your competition that you didn’t know exist? Maybe you can get a cheaper rate on parts, or better service from a vendor on that list. The possibilities are there, investigate!Want another idea? Go to your competition’s website. Are they offering a service ONLINE that you only wish you could? Are they offering a custom login or other special feature that you don’t have? Maybe you should consider offering those items to your customers.

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