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[Content Newsletter] Make the Most Out of Your Day

Happy Friday! We hope you all have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. It’s time to brew a fresh cup of coffee (or tea!), grab a comfy chair, and dig into the latest at Surefire Local. Here’s what we have going on… When you are looking to get the inside scoop on Google Ads… …

By Michelle Lettmann | 5 months ago |

What is Your Out Of the Office Message Marketing Strategy?

Wanted to share this video of a campaign from BURGER KING® Belgium. As part of the ad campaign, Burger King built a website so that people going away on vacation could give their colleagues or anyone receiving their Out of Office message a coupon for a free Oreo Shake or a burger. The video has gotten a lot …

By Shashi Bellamkonda | 7 months ago |

Google’s Jamboard Helps Remodelers and Designers Show Their Concepts to Customers

Google this month launched several hardware products launching a strategy that goes far beyond being just a search engine. Google launched Google Home, a speaker that easily answers your voice questions and controls your home devices, and Google Wifi, a network of devices to give you better wifi coverage at home.See more devices at See more …

By Shashi Bellamkonda | 2 years ago |

When POKÉMON GO Monsters Hide in Your Remodeling Project

It’s hard to miss all the recent chatter about POKÉMON GO – the augmented reality app that gathered millions of fans in such a short time. Yesterday Dr. Alan Glazier, our resident expert on Marketing for Eye Doctors, told us that his practice Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, Rockville  saw a lot of new …

By Shashi Bellamkonda | 3 years ago |

Helping Local Businesses Reach Customers Online And Grow : Chris Marentis

[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvBfMpR6NEg&start=2&autoplay=1″ width=”440″ height=”380″ autoplay=”yes”] Chris Marentis has been working with local businesses for several years and helping over 2400 local businesses grow. Listen to his tips on local internet marketing and how Surefire Local grew to be the #1 Local Marketing Cloud. Chris shares his knowledge of internet marketing and new trends and writes …

By Shashi Bellamkonda | 3 years ago |

5 Google Changes for Home Services Businesses

Coming soon after the announcement of the reorganization of the structure at Google and formation of a holding company Alphabet are 5 things that we thought are noteworthy for you: New Street View app from Google Map In a post on the Google Maps blog, Google announced that they are retiring the separate photosphere app. …

By Shashi Bellamkonda | 3 years ago |

Lessons For Small Business from Alphabet’s Google Announcement

Today the founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced a restructuring of Google. The holding company is  Alphabet  and Google becomes one of the companies owned by Alphabet. Google  started as a search engine and is now in a lot of different businesses – as Larry mentions in his blog post –  Life Sciences (that works …

By Shashi Bellamkonda | 3 years ago |

Social Media Marketing: 4 Reasons To Launch Your Social Web Campaign Now!

Social media marketing is the hottest “business reality-show” that’s generating leads for businesses of all sizes. As every business owner knows, leads are the lifeblood of their companies. Getting a consistent flow of profitable leads today is hard. At a time when customers use social networking to search, discuss and explore new ideas and opportunities, …

By Chris Marentis | 9 years ago |

Social Media Training and Analysis: Social Marketing Success in Only Two Easy Steps

Proper business marketing requires having a system for your content development and proper keyword use. Read below for some valuable tips. Content Development If you want a successful small business, you will need to have a set of certain marketing strategies in place. The first part of your marketing plan should focus on content development. …

By Chris Marentis | 9 years ago |

Internet Marketing For Small Business: Don’t Be Left Behind With Your Traditional Marketing Strategy

Attention Small Businesses: The old way of doing marketing doesn’t work anymore. Still relying on ‘advertising’? You’re sunk – unless you learn the new way of reaching your market. Imagine a 28 year old starts a business competing in your market. You spent years building a brand and reputation in your community. One day, you realize …

By Chris Marentis | 9 years ago |

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