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02
Jul

Instagram Hashtags – Why is Instagram So Important as a Social Media Marketing Tool?

As most of you know, Instagram has a feature that allows you to hashtag the pictures you share. Tagging is a good thing when it comes to social engagement in general but also in business. Here’s why…

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18
Jun

Governor Dayton shuts down Amazon Associates accounts in Minnesota

DFL Governor Mark Dayton shuts down Amazon Associates accounts in Minnesota; cuts revenue, increases taxes

Marketers beware. With the recent Minnesota state tax collection legislation, signed by DFL Governor Mark Dayton, Amazon is forced to shut down all Amazon Associates accounts in the state of Minnesota. Aside from the unconstitutionality of this legislation, it is particularly frustrating for OxRun as we have setup a number of Amazon Associates accounts for our clients, generating additional revenue streams for their businesses from their web traffic.

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05
Jul

New Perspective Senior Living hiring Director of Sales and Marketing

One of our clients, New Perspective Senior Living, is hiring for a new Director of Sales and Marketing. Their corporate headquarters is in Eden Prairie, MN 55344.

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17
May

How to Use Pinterest for Your Business Brand

I was on the Hugh Hewitt national radio show a few nights ago talking about Pinterest. So after being on the show I got to thinking how important Pinterest will be for both media and business.

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08
May

10 Best Ways to Build Inbound Links

What are inbound links? Inbound links are incoming links to a website or web page received from another website or web page; Also known as backlinks.

A business that doesn’t generate inbound links is like a car without gas: it exists but doesn’t work. So how can you generate links?

Inbound links are the key off-page search engine optimization factor. The more links you have pointing to your site, the more traffic and better rankings you can secure through search engines. Inbound links bring three major benefits to your business:

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01
May

Pinterest: The Definitive List of the Best of the Best Pinners

Today I am working on a labor of love. You may know I am a Pinterest-aholic. Yes, I am addicted to Pinterest. I call Pinterest visual crack, it is that addicting to me and I am sure it is that addicting to some of you as well. It is so addicting that some of us have created Pinterest Anonymous. Yes you can hear it now. “Hello, I amWayneand I am a Pinaholic,” “HiWayne.”

So today I am going to feed my addiction. I am going to create a list of the best pinners for each of the most important categories. Of course, there are a million possible categories so I will start with a list that is most interesting to me. I invite you to give me feedback on the category lists so that we can create a list of the best possible categories.

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24
Apr

101 Top SEO Tips – The Definitive List

With the internet search engine positioning being so competitive, we all know how important search engine optimization (SEO) skills and techniques are. What I mean is using the tips and techniques of search engine optimization to get found in Google and other search engines.

What I am attempting to do here is created the definitive list of SEO tips and techniques for helping you to get found online.

These tips are not in any particular order. These tips and techniques should apply to any web page or Blog post that you create so here we go.

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23
Apr

10 BEST WAYS TO GET FOLLOWERS ON PINTEREST

You may have heard some rumblings about the popularity of Pinterest. Either you have read about it in the Social Media Rags or you are completely addicted to Pinterest as your daily source is “Visual Crack”. Whatever the case may be if you are honest with yourself you know you have asked, “Self, how can I get more followers to the cool stuff that I am posting on Pinterest?”

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19
Apr

10 Reasons Why Your Website Must Be Mobile Enabled

Smartphones Are Taking Over

I am sure you are hearing the reports about Smartphones and the great technical gadgets used for searching the internet. The explosion of mobile device usage is mind boggling. Let’s take a look at what is actually happening.

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16
Apr

Rework – One of the Best Business Books I Have Ever Read

I picked up the book Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson some time ago but had never taken the time to read it. This weekend I decided to dig in and get started with it. To my amazement I could not put it down. I have never come across business book before that draws you in and keeps you hooked like this did. I flew through the book in only a few hours which never happens with business books.

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