Articles about marketing, including social media, networking, advertising, and other forms of customer outreach.

How I Reached the 2nd Page of Search Results | The basics of SEO, and some easy-to-implement tips for your own website or blog | Jenn Wells Design

After years of hanging out on the relative obscurity of page 5, I’ve finally bumped my search rankings up to page 2! Obviously, there’s more to do. I’m still working to attain that desirable first page spot, and to achieve it for a wider range of keywords. But I thought I’d take this opportunity to celebrate and to tell you which SEO techniques worked for me.

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Doing Business the Un-Businesslike Way | A less traditional way of doing business that doesn't involve cold calls or hardballing customers | Jenn Wells Design

We live in a world of cold calls, automatic email subscriptions with every purchase, and formal networking events fraught with the frenzied exchange of business cards. We’re told that the “new, exciting” way to do business is really just the way we’ve always done business, but with higher confidence, savvier tactics, more pizzazz.

Ramit Sethi is a great resource for this type of business success. In his blog, books, or workshops, advice can be found for scripting the perfect responses, handling negotiations, and providing exactly the right amount of information at the right times. His success is proof that this style of business can and does work.

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