Time for another brain dump! I have various random thoughts in mind and wanted to share them all with you. Don’t spend any time looking for the connection – there isn’t one! It’s just a bunch of stuff I thought [...]
We recently had the chance to surf the web and gawk at the type of sites out there. To tell you the truth, it reminded the team of the olden days – not necessarily the days of annoying, ugly websites, [...]
For the first time since Level343 opened its doors in 1998, we're closing for the holidays! There won't be a blog Thursday, but don't worry. We'll be back with fresh content, updates and general mayhem, Monday, January 2, 2012. In the meantime, we've started a quarterly enewsletter (first installment went out early this morning). We invite you to view the email in your browser and click on the subscribe link.
Today, we’re going to take a look at how YOU are inviting people to comment on your blog. The big question is, is it easy? Can they just comment, or do they have to jump through hoops, give you their first child or sign over their house to comment? It’s time for some tough love, people. There’s no other more off putting action than telling them they have to sign up to comment. When you get ready to comment on someone else’s blog, how willing are you to go through the song and dance you’re putting your readers through?
If you own a business and want it to succeed, you have to market it. That’s just Business Basics 101. Traditional marketing – direct mail, newspaper ads, t.v., radio, etc. – does the job, but it’s expensive and generally isn’t cost effective for small businesses. There are aspects of inbound marketing, however, that any business owner with a little time can do. – But why bother? What’s the value here?