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5 Ways to Stay Competitive in the World of Ecommerce Business

April 19, 2017

According to Forrester Research, online sales in the United States are expected to reach a remarkable $523 billion in the next five years, up 56 percent from 2015. Forrester also estimates that approximately 270 million shoppers will be shopping online by the end of the decade. Because a lot of new business owners are gravitating to the overall appeal of starting an ecommerce business, competition is becoming much tougher. Here are five ways you can beat your ecommerce competition. …

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Viral? That’s So 5 Minutes Ago

March 30, 2017
Viral? That’s so 5 minutes ago.

If you’re not using Reddit, you’re probably 6-8 hours behind on what will soon go viral. Reddit is a social news, idea, and media sharing/discussion website. Download a reddit client (on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac) for a more enjoyable experience. Why It Works Well Users can create “subreddits” for common interests. Subscribe to the ones that interest you. Users “upvote” and “downvote” posts, and comments. The users decide what’s relevant, great, fun, etc. Often, the comments to a post will…

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8 Shopify Tips to Sell More

March 13, 2017
8 Shopify Tips to Sell More

During the second quarter of 2016, Shopify's gross merchandise volume grew 106% year-over-year, totaling $3.4 billion. More than 275,000 online merchants use Shopify’s platform for their ecommerce business, and those numbers will only increase in 2017. To stay ahead of the growing competition on Shopify, you should know these 8 Shopify tips to sell more on ecommerce.…

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Digital Marketing

The Evolution of Marketing Over the Past Decade and Why It Matters

February 10, 2017
Marketing evolution

Can you believe it has only been ten years since the first iPhone went on the market in 2007? A decade ago, marketers were just beginning to tap into the power and reach of search engines, mobile devices, blogs, and social media. Nowadays, it’s impossible to think of marketing without thinking of digital tools and outlets, but it wasn’t always that way. Over the past decade, the evolution of marketing has occurred rapidly, incorporating SEO, social media and other new…

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How to Use YouTube for Your Ecommerce Business

January 24, 2017
How to Use YouTube for Your Ecommerce Business

According to Statista, almost 60 percent of Internet users in the United States had a YouTube account in the end of 2016. Additionally, there are over 1 billion unique users on YouTube each month. Those numbers will continue to rise in 2017 as Internet users continue to consume more video content. And with the rise of video content consumption on YouTube, it’s becoming critical for businesses to have a solid YouTube presence. To effectively grow your company, follow these tips…

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How to Make Your Mobile Marketing Strategy Stand Out

December 28, 2016
How to Make Your Mobile Marketing Strategy Stand Out

Here are just a few reasons why having a mobile marketing strategy is essential to the success of your business: Over 50% of searches are now conducted on mobile devices. There are over 2 million mobile apps to choose from on either Android or Apple devices. Conversion rates for mobile devices are outpacing desktop conversion rates at over 60%. Mobile offers are redeemed 10 times more frequently than print offers. Because many businesses are beginning to implement more robust mobile…

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Top Digital Marketing Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

December 12, 2016
Top Digital Marketing Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

As 2016 comes to an end, you need to stay ahead of your competition and know which digital marketing trends to expect in 2017 before you start celebrating the New Year. In the past year, we saw a lot of information about personalized content and an increase in social media ads. While those trends will persist in 2017, there are other digital trends that are beginning to gain traction.…

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Choosing the Best WordPress Theme for Your Business: The Ultimate Checklist

November 25, 2016
Choosing the Best WordPress Theme for Your Business: The Ultimate Checklist

When you create or update your website in WordPress, your first decision is to choose a WordPress theme for your business. A WordPress theme is the graphical interface that displays all the information for your website—essentially, the theme is your site’s layout. Unfortunately, choosing a WordPress theme is not as simple as picking out the one that’s the prettiest. While there’s no single best WordPress theme for business, you need to determine which is the best fit for your specific…

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