Inbound team put up an interesting article and video on Business Blogging about how to find beautiful images on Flikr.
The right image will make your blog more interesting, and can help you deliver your message to your readers.
Plus, you can get some SEO benefits:
- Visitors can better find your site via image search tools.
- By naming the images correctly, you’ll get more attention from search engines.
- Using keywords in image Alt attributes will help the search engine know about your content.
Finding images on Flikr is easy, and using them on your blog isn’t hard either. You just need to do it the right way!
What do you think? What’s your best idea for making a blog post more interesting and attracting the search engines?
Photo By: ell brown
John Jantsch of DuctTape Marketing wrote a recent post on Twitter and small business (http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/blog/2009/03/31/all-tweet-and-no-cattle/).
His main point is that small businesses should get the basics of business in place before chasing the latest hot idea or fad. I have to agree!
Execution is essential in effective marketing. No matter how clever the strategy or idea, it’s usually consistency and persistence that gets business results.
I think human beings want to imagine there’s a magical way to get results. And, the latest fad or technology gets annointed as “The Answer.”
Do you find yourself running around chasing the latest big thing?
Or, do you have a system for doing the boring things that will make a difference for your business?
Here is a 4:50 video demonstrating the new Outlook integration feature of Infusionsoft.
See the Video … (It’s best to click the Full Size button before watching the video.
Infusionsoft offers CRM features along with eMail marketing, follow-up automation, and a shopping cart.
Outlook integration lets you access the CRM features and link eMail messages to Infusionsoft — All without leaving Outlook!
It’s still a beta, and there are even some glitches in the video, but it definitely makes it easier to use Infusionsoft.
I just got back from InfusionCon, the Infusionsoft users conference. If you don’t already know, Infusionsoft combines CRM, eMail marketing, and a shopping cart all into one integrated system!
InfusionCon was interesting — Part multi-level marketing rally, and part how to really make marketing work for your small business.
There were plenty of great ideas, and I’m going to share the highlights with you over the next few weeks.
Here’s one great idea: Regularly schedule a marketing day to work ON your business. If your business is like mine, there’s just no end of things to do — Client projects, administration, sales follow-up, web administration, etc.
Infusionsoft let’s you automate your marketing and other aspects of your operations! Even though Infusionsoft makes a lot of things easier, you still have to write your copy and set things up. That where Marketing Days come in. You just have to schedule time to do this stuff.
I actually started my version of this idea before InfusionCon. I let all my clients know that I would no longer be available on Fridays unless there was a real emergency. I got very little resistance, and so far, there’s only been one “emergency” that took about an hour to handle.
In the 19th century, there wasn’t that much mechanization, and it was difficult to move large heavy things around.
The logging industry had an answer. They built roads of wooden tracks that were used to haul trees from the forrest. The wooden tracks were called “skids” and they soon discovered that everything worked much better if they greased the skids with oil. The logs would then slide smoothly down the road.
For many businesses, there isn’t that much mechanization used to attract prospects and turn them into paying customers! That’s why Greased Skid Marketing is here. To help small businesses grease the skids and smoothly move leads down the road to prospects and prospects smoothly down the road to customers.
Check this blog frequently as we will be providing free education on how to grease your customer acquisition process. Or, leave a comment on what you’d like to know!