Fueling Your Small Business Fire
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Fueling Your Small Business Fire

According to Forbes, on average during 2015 businesses with less than $5 million in annual revenue experienced 7.8% annual sales growth. Is your small business feeling that growth? Odds are if you are a small business retailer, the answer is not so much.

There are a number of strategies small retailers can employ to stoke online sales growth. Here are few ideas to get you going. Try them out and see which of these best help you to reach your ideal customer.
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An SEO Boost from Google+

All marketers know that SEO is important.  But what’s a marketer to do if he/she doesn’t have the ability to update website content and metadata on the fly to improve rankings? Sounds like crazy talk, right?  How would a marketer NOT have that access?  Sometimes websites, especially very complex ones with many integrated systems, live in IT instead of Marketing and any changes to website content or metadata need to follow a formal request process.  So what’s a marketer to do to improve SEO?  Head to Google+!

I know, I know.  You’re saying, “WHA??? But no one uses Google+ except for IT peeps, marketing/social media geeks and photographers. Why would I spend my time and effort there?”  It can certainly be frustrating to invest the effort in a social platform where audience growth is slow and engagement is few and far between.  While G+ doesn’t have nearly the usage that Facebook does, there are still millions of people who use the social network each day.  According to a recent New York Times article, Google says that the platform has 540 million monthly active users, which does pale in comparison to the 1.2 billion who visit Facebook.  But the real value of Google+ is in the SEO weight it carries.

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