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SmartFinds is a web-marketing agency with over 20+ years experience in the Internet industry. As a full service, broad competency and experience agency we are able to become our client’s strategic partner managing all aspects of the digital presence, technologies and vendors.

Powerful Social Media Marketing Nurturing Gets You More Results

A noticeable change in social media marketing is the overuse of automation tools like Hootsuite or SocialOoomph. Businesses have turned social media automation into something that seems to resemble broadcast radio. Posting large volumes of tweets and updates happen fast with automation tools. Now imagine every business, regardless of their industry, doing the exact same thing. Automated postings have inundated social communities to a point that no one is listening anymore. Unfortunately, businesses have overused social media automation tools to be the end of their marketing efforts. They are seeking efficient (not necessarily effective) ways of getting their message out, in a fast manner, and do so at a low cost. Low cost to these businesses includes low to no labor. Of course, these quick tactics are not effective and do more harm than good. The question we have to ask ourselves is how effective is broadcasting your message in bulk? How effective is it to wait for people to come to you? With every business broadcasting to the social communities, how likely is it for someone to listen on the other end? It is more likely people have become numb to the broadcasts and do not even recognize there [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:22:59+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Articles, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, LinkedIn Marketing, Marketing, Smartfinds, Social Media Marketing|Comments Off on Powerful Social Media Marketing Nurturing Gets You More Results

Digital Marketing Contract Your Business has With the Internet

A prospect recently asked what type of agreement our digital marketing agency uses for web marketing projects. My response was not expected in this phone conversation. I explained to the prospect our agreement with them was less of a concern. The real agreement they should be asking about is the one they have with the Internet. As you can imagine there was a pause in the conversation. What agreement with the Internet? The individual I was speaking to is a baby boomer like me. As we've learned about my generation, the perspective of web marketing is not what it should be for the present day. Rather their understanding relates better to traditional advertising channels like print, radio, and TV. Meaning the term marketing and advertising are identical to this generation. Traditional media is only about advertising. Marketing activities the Internet medium has opened up is not familiar to this generation. We do need to acknowledge, this generation has the authority and responsibility of marketing budgets. At the same time, we have a new marketing medium this generation does not understand well. Thus, they like to have short start and stop points in the form of campaigns. This generation has a [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:04+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Articles, Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Smartfinds|Comments Off on Digital Marketing Contract Your Business has With the Internet

3 Important LinkedIn Tools Your E-Commerce Business Needs

If you think LinkedIn Tools is only for business-to-business networking then you need to get better acquainted with LinkedIn for e-commerce. There is more to LinkedIn than resumes and people seeking for jobs. Granted LinkedIn isn't necessarily about direct sales. Consider expanding your network, opening up new opportunities and letting Google gather more information about the products on your e-commerce website. Let’s start with the basics. LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) operates the world’s largest professional business network with more than 450 million members in over 200 countries. Professional people are joining LinkedIn at a rate of more than two new members per second. Sometimes we need to overcome old information and adjust our perspectives in order to understand if new developments can benefit us. In the past couple of years, LinkedIn Tools have enhanced the services available to companies and members. These LinkedIn Tools include integration of Sales Navigator, Slideshare, Learning for skills, and Talent Solutions for companies. Understanding How To Use LinkedIn Tools For Your LinkedIn Company Page Your LinkedIn Company page raises brand awareness, provides updates about your company, promotes career opportunities in your company; educate potential customers on your products and services. Additional information includes links to your [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:05+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, LinkedIn Marketing, Marketing, Practical Ecommerce, Smartfinds|Comments Off on 3 Important LinkedIn Tools Your E-Commerce Business Needs

Using Expert Tools Will Insured A Well Performing Website

Expert tools in the world of information makes managing a website's health and performance easy. A business has many performance tools to choose from. These performance expert tools help a company improve their web presence. A healthy website has improved search engine visibility, speed and include improved user experience. The most important thing to remember is these expert tools are free! You will find they recommend corrections to improve various web and website metrics. After all, you spent time and money to build a website to make you proud. The website looks the way you desired. The website has the information you want to present to visitors. What do you need, right? A healthy functioning website will have many advantages. The advantages include higher conversion rates from website visitors, higher search engine rankings, and improved digital marketing performance. The below-listed expert tools provide a wealth of information. You can be downright foolish to not take a few minutes to learn about these tools. After all, who needs a well-performing website, right? Let’s take at look at the technical items Google is looking to be included with a healthy website. Then we can review tools, which will ensure you are meeting [...]

By | 2016-09-24T15:08:30+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Articles, Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engines, SEO, Website Development, Website Marketability|Comments Off on Using Expert Tools Will Insured A Well Performing Website

Google’s Penguin Algorithm With New Real-Time Results Now Released

It has been two years since Google updated the Penguin algorithm. The most significant change is Penguin runs in real-time, meaning the algorithm is no longer an add-on. Penguin will make decisions at the time of a search. This, also, means the Penguin algorithm no longer will receive updates, as it is part of Google’s core algorithm. August and September months have historically been when Google makes these changes impacting the search engine ranking positions (SERP) of websites. Including Penguin into the core algorithm, means the changes will happen immediately. You’ll know if you’ve been affected…NOW! Understanding The Google Penguin Algorithm? Google Penguin was a filter to run as part of Google’s ranking algorithm. Penguin was introduced in April 2012 designed at decreasing the SERP of websites using spamming techniques. These methods violate Google's Webmaster Guidelines with gimmicks like manipulating the links and volume of links pointing to a web page. "Steps To A Google Friendly Site" gives good points to staying on Google’s good side and staying out of black-hat SEO tactics. Google;s Announcement Of The Penguin Algorithm 4.0 "Penguin is now part of our core algorithm" is the headline on Google's Webmaster Central Blog. Here is the most [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:23:09+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Articles, Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engines, SEO, Smartfinds|Comments Off on Google’s Penguin Algorithm With New Real-Time Results Now Released