Are you spinning your wheels trying to figure out what this connection thing is all about? In this Tuesday Tip we want to help you get a running start.

Connecting to other merchants isn’t just about quantity. Be strategic and make a bigger impact for both your businesses.

  • Meet people who get you. Find a business just like yours in another area. You can trade tips, tricks and promotion ideas to get more customers through the door without needing to worry about competition. Are you a salon in Miami? Find one in Seattle. Landscaper in Spokane? Meet a guy in Austin! MerchantCircle gives you access to business owners all over the country!
  • Connect to business that can help. Find other local business owners who share the same customers and cross promote! Are you a wedding photographer? Meet your local baker. Give those brides a discount for using your recommended MerchantCircle partners.
  • Meet the neighbors! Find out who your closest business neighbors are and get connected on MerchantCircle. Run a big block sale or plan a parking lot party. Create coupons on MerchantCircle for your event- then wrangle in the customers with one-stop, discount shopping.

Build your online presence AND your customer base with MerchantCircle.

If you have an account Start connecting now!

If you DON’T have an account sign up here

Tagged with:  

Fresh relevant unique content is key to any website or blog optimization. If you want to stand out in the crowd you must be different. Trying to create content that is interesting and informative that hasn’t already been beat to death on other sites can be very challenging. Changing your thought process while writing an article can help you be a bit more creative.

One method is to ask questions and and then give a detailed answer. Always try to think of the 5 Ws; Who, What, Where, When, and Why. This can help set up a format for asking yourself the questions.

Always summarize at the end of your article. Give a definitive overview. This  will help put your entire article in perspective for your audience and enable them to assess what they have read. Having an overview also reiterates the conversation within the article. Having read something more than once also helps the element of retention.

So to summarize, always use fresh, unique, relevant content. Have a plan of attack when beginning to write your article, and always summarize what you have written.

 

Tagged with:  

Thanks for visiting. Please comment below.

Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing love blogs. As the search result showplace evolves and real time search takes center stage, it has become more important than ever to have a repetitive online presence.

Search engines are constantly changing their algorithms to bring YOU – the searcher, the most relevant up-to-date information possible. As with social networking being a real-time format for information, so has blogging. A blog is nothing more than a web log (hence the name blog), of information pertaining to a specific subject.

Using a blog for SEO purposes can be very beneficial for both your readers and your search engine positioning. By offering well written, informative, and unique content to your readers, they benefit by having  the information they are looking for, and your search position benefits by having more traffic on your site. It’s a win win situation.

Tagged with: