Well-respected brands can charge extra for their products. Ever since there have been mass media, that has been true. That’s why Coca-Cola costs more than a store brand. That’s why Nike sneakers cost so much. Any business, even yours, that makes a name for itself can use its good reputation to charge higher prices. This […]
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We recently saw the announcement of a training product on the topic of using TiKTok to build traffic to your website. TikTok is a growing social media platform. Wildly popular in China, it has spread around the world. It allows users to create musical clips, short clips up to 60 seconds. It has various special […]
In America, today is Thanksgiving Day, a holiday near the end of the year (originally, this time of year was chosen becuse it was after the Fall harvest), when we pause and reflect on the many good things that we have enjoyed during the year, and we give thanks for them. Of course, not everythng […]
Many of our readers know that their productivity (getting the work done as efficiently as possible) is an essential factor in their level of marketing success. Waste hour on one task and another one gets pushed off till the next day. If that happens often, blogs don’t get updated, ads don’t get written and sales […]
In the USA, today is known as Independence Day, remembering the struggles beginning in 1776 for freedom. Other countries have a similar celebrations of their own history and the foundation for their modern society. In the American case (perhaps others, too), the purpose and the mission of the struggle was well-defined in advance. They were […]
In our industry, there seem to be a lot of them. Just remember what Will Rogers said, “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it in your back pocket.”
From the November 2018 edition of Reader’s Digest: Tired of boiling water every time you make pasta? Boil a few gallons at the beginning of the week and freeze it for later.
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
The European Union has a directive requiring media companies such as Google, YouTube, and Facebook to avoid having materials with copyright protection on their sites without explicit permission from the copyright holder. Indeed, all websites are required to follow the same rule; it’s just that the major sites that allow the general public to post […]
Last year, Google announced that it was raising the importance of page speed in its ranking algorithms. It had determined from user research that Page speed was becoming increasingly important to Google search users, so Google took action on these results: 1. In January, 2018, it made page speed a top ranking criterion for desktop […]