On 17 December 1997, science fiction and literary enthusiast Jorn Barger sat down at his computer and retitled his online diary – a collection of his musings covering everything from AI to James Joyce – to ‘weblog’. It was a blend word combining the phrase ‘logging the web’.
For small businesses, a top Google ranking is a major factor in getting found by prospective clients, and a driver of potential revenue. So I thought for today's article we would explore some of the practical things you can do to optimise your website and boost your search ranking results.
It’s a conundrum that can be the difference between profit and loss for small businesses: which social media platform should I focus my efforts on?
I love the Olympics. To see world-class athletes giving their all in pursuit of their dreams is both powerful and inspiring. I suddenly become enthralled in sports that I would normally never watch. Sure, I may not know all the rules - but if there’s an Aussie involved, I ride every bump with them.
I was watching a replay of Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers win his gold medal last week, and it occurred to me that there is an intrinsic link between the Olympics and Inbound Marketing.
It sounds crazy, right?
But when you consider that both are rewards for continuous effort, hard work and dedication, the two share distinct parallels.
I think it’s an important lesson for any small business embarking on the Inbound Marketing journey. Like a swimmer completing lap after lap in the pool, the results won’t always be immediate. But with hard work and genuine commitment, you will eventually see reward for effort.
If you run a small business, you’re well aware of the constant work it takes to generate leads, close customers, attract new customers and keep existing ones happy. It’s a perpetual challenge, not made easier by fluctuating economic conditions and changing consumer attitudes. And it’s not doing much for small business confidence.