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Customer Submitted Photos

customer submitted photos on wordpress website

If you would like to have customers submit photos to you, it has never been easier. Photos of customers, your products, services, and stories are an invaluable asset to any company or organization. When you make it easy for them to submit them from anywhere, at anytime, from any device, you increase your chances of getting more photos and customer engagement. WordPress with Gravity Forms plug-in makes this a very simple process. Using Gravity … Continue reading...

3 Things You Should Know About Search Engines

Search Engines have become part of our every day life. Google is both a noun (the name of the company) and an action (every day we hear someone say, "Google it"). Google alone averaged 5,922,000,000 searches per day in 2013. One of the biggest things I have learned while working in SEO is that most people have no idea what happens when they search. So today I bring you the 3 things you should know about search engines. … Continue reading...

Best Email Practices While You Are Away

Email communication in business is a staple. It is our go-to for communicating with both individuals and groups of people. It seems with this particularly harsh winter a record number of people I do business with are heading "out of the office" to warm and sunny destinations. You may also be out of the office on a medical leave or even just a day filled with appointments.  Best practices suggest that you create an automatic reply to serve those you do business with while you are away. A … Continue reading...

3 Website Mistakes That Hurt SEO Efforts

Earlier this week Jackie wrote about 5 mistakes that businesses commonly make on Facebook. I figured I would keep that theme going and share the 3 most common SEO mistakes that prevent websites from performing well in search results. I see these 3 website mistakes that hurt SEO everyday. Don't worry, if you are doing any of these they are easily fixable. … Continue reading...

5 Facebook Page Mistakes you Better not Make

Getting your brand to stand out on Facebook takes some planning, consistency, and creativity (here is a helpful blog post about getting seen in the Facebook newsfeed).  But the reality is, that if you are not putting time and efforts into your Facebook marketing, that you can just as easily stand out for the wrong reasons by making some critical Facebook Page mistakes. Facebook Page Blunders to Avoid 1. Any Profile Photo will do Sorry, you do need to be picky about how your 180x180px profile … Continue reading...

How to Set Up Email on Your Smartphone

Vivid Image clients are provided with an email hosting service; Rackspace. The use of email for business has not diminished nor has its importance. Instead, it continues to be a very effective, secure and important communication tool in the workplace. Statistics show that more than half of us use our phones to read email, and of the 42% of us who own tablets, email is the top activity reported. Question: My company just provided me with a new Smartphone.  How do I set up Rackspace email on my … Continue reading...

Google+ and YouTube For Small Businesses

When Google announced that you would need a Google+ account to comment on YouTube videos in the fall of 2013 many took to the web to voice their concern. Anger surfaced in many forms, petitions against Google were passed around the web, conspiracy theorists posted blogs about the evil ways of Google, and ironically enough many posted YouTube videos to voice their frustrations. Like most things on the web this frustration passed quickly (I think we all got distracted by a cat video) and having … Continue reading...

7 Ways to Dissolve Writer’s Block

If you are a writer or blogger, you have probably  experienced it. Sitting in front of your computer with the blank stare and motionless hands. Yes, most of us have hit that writer's block before, and it is frustrating.  Here are some ways to step away from your project for a bit, and come back with more creative words to write. Overcome Writer's Block 1. Get Organized Above all, you need to have your writing resources organized. Jot down all your writing ideas and deadlines in one spot, and … Continue reading...

How to Write an “About Us” Page That Doesn’t Stink

Your business has a culture. You may or may not be aware of what it is, but it definitely exists. Taking a careful look at your "company culture" will help define the first impression you want to make to someone who is going to look at your "About Us" page for the first time and make a decision on whether or not to take another step toward learning more about you, contacting you, and eventually doing business with you. An "About Us" page has a BIG job to do. It needs to quickly establish … Continue reading...

Customer Testimonials and the Social Media Hub

In your marketing toolbox, you probably have some customer testimonials – maybe some that you received by email, through your social media sites, or a review site. If you are missing this tool, it is never to late to start collecting them. This post by Beth also offers some ideas on questions to ask your customers to start the process. Ideally, you would want to have a library of customer stories and testimonials on your website. Writing a blog post to share a customer story is a great way to … Continue reading...

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Customer Submitted Photos

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3 Things You Should Know About Search Engines

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Best Email Practices While You Are Away

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3 Website Mistakes That Hurt SEO Efforts

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5 Facebook Page Mistakes you Better not Make

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How to Set Up Email on Your Smartphone

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Google+ and YouTube For Small Businesses

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7 Ways to Dissolve Writer’s Block

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How to Write an “About Us” Page That Doesn’t Stink

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Customer Testimonials and the Social Media Hub

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