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How to Verify Your Business on Facebook
 August 02, 2017
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How to Verify Your Business on Facebook

If you own a business page on Facebook, you may have heard about being Facebook verified. What appears to be a simple check mark next to your business's name, the purpose it serves means so much more.

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Blog Author
 Kyle Hovanec
kyle@jm2marketing.com
Customer Service
Are you breaking SEO laws?
 July 31, 2017
 Views: 60

Are you breaking SEO laws?

One of the factors of search engine optimization or SEO within Northwest Indiana and beyond is there is a good way to do SEO and a bad way. The good way is known as white hat SEO and the bad way is known as black hat SEO. One way to think of the good vs bad debate is either following the law of the search engines or deciding to break it. If you are in a small city like Valparaiso Indiana or a big city like Chicago Illinois the rules and laws governed by the search engines need to be adhered to if you want to move up on the search engines.

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Blog Author
 John Marx
john@jm2marketing.com
CEO / Owner
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Small business is changing the world
 July 30, 2017
 Views: 108

Small business is changing the world

How fun would it be to be the richest man in the world even for just a day? If you ask Jeff Bezos he can honestly say due to his company Amazon making a difference in the retail sector. Wal-Mart, Target, and others have been retail leader's due to their physical stores where we consumers can go in and purchase what we need with instant gratification. Amazon started in 1994 selling out of his garage. It seems many start out of their garage or out of their home if they don't have a garage that have become successful businesses. Some of these businesses we know nationally, like Amazon, while others are local versions making a positive difference in which they server.

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Blog Author
 John Marx
john@jm2marketing.com
CEO / Owner
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Ways to increase your Domain Authority (DA)
 July 29, 2017
 Views: 97

Ways to increase your Domain Authority (DA)

You have a business that you want to grow. You want your business found online ahead of all your competitors. There are many factors that are involved to get your domain found online and above your competitors. A key piece of information is your domain authority often called DA. There are many aspects that you can do to help improve your DA. In this article, we will list several ways to improve your DA which can give you the potential (keyword: potential) of moving your rankings up in the search engines.

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Blog Author
 John Marx
john@jm2marketing.com
CEO / Owner
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SEO
Twelve elements to have an effective website
 July 28, 2017
 Views: 78

Twelve elements to have an effective website

Having a website that is effective is a requirement of any business that wants to grow. If you are from a small city like Valparaiso Indiana or a large city like Chicago Illinois you need a website (and social media) that work together to tell your story. But why is it important for both small and big cities alike? We all can understand the big city as there is a lot of competition, big budgets, and a desire to grow to be bigger. Well, big city folk, the small city and small towns want the exact same thing and often have as many competitors and many times even more demanding customers. In big cities, you have companies that often have large marketing budgets and in small cities and towns you have a lot of startups that want to grow and become bigger than they are today. Big and small cities want to grow, make money, and contribute to their local economy. But what is needed for a website to truly achieve these results? This is something we are continually asked and we are going to cover twelve items that are required to have an effective website.

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Blog Author
 John Marx
john@jm2marketing.com
CEO / Owner
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10+ Best practices on how to blog
 July 14, 2017
 Views: 119

10+ Best practices on how to blog

A blog is a great way to showcase your expertise, cover topics that wouldn't otherwise be a good page on your website, goes in greater detail than a specific page on your website, shows your passion, and provides fresh and relevant content for your users (which makes the search engines happy). We often hear that you should blog, and we agree with that. What is often missed is how do you blog, why you should blog, what do you write about, and what are the best practices when it comes to blogging? We'll cover each of the major items that we cover for our clients.

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Blog Author
 John Marx
john@jm2marketing.com
CEO / Owner
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20+ SEO Checklist for new & existing websites
 July 11, 2017
 Views: 156

20+ SEO Checklist for new & existing websites

When it comes to websites one of the first questions we think about and our clients ask is what is the best way to get on page 1, position 1, of Google. That answer is simple. Follow all the best practices Google Webmaster Tools recommends. These best practices will let you know you need quality content, not 'break the rules', write for humans (not computers), and have an easy to use navigation structure that answers the questions your visitors want to know. Sounds simple, right? Well, it is! With some time, effort, and a dedication to grow your business you can do it as well. In this article, we'll cover what you need to do for new or your existing website.

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Blog Author
 John Marx
john@jm2marketing.com
CEO / Owner
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SEO
The Power of Paper over Technology
 June 28, 2017
 Views: 131

The Power of Paper over Technology

As a company, we strive to be paper free yet when you walk into our office you will see a lot of it around. We know that a business without paper would be a business that doesn't exist even one that strives and lives to be as much paper free as possible. We pride ourselves on protecting the environment through every step we do. Every piece of paper is re-used, recycled, and is typically gotten in a recycled state. Many of us have tablets that have pens for note taking but that is not always the most convenient option when you have a flash of an idea pop into your head. What can a simple piece of paper do for your business that a more efficient computer can't? Let's find out.

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Blog Author
 John Marx
john@jm2marketing.com
CEO / Owner
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New Changes for Facebook Business Pages
 June 28, 2017
 Views: 115

New Changes for Facebook Business Pages

You might have noticed some changes with your business's Facebook page recently, specifically with the cover photo. Facebook business pages will now have a series of wording that goes across the front of the image or video (more on that later) that serves as a brief description of what your business is about.

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Blog Author
 Kyle Hovanec
kyle@jm2marketing.com
Customer Service
Why Chatbots Aren't Worth It
 June 26, 2017
 Views: 87

Why Chatbots Aren't Worth It

At first, an automated system designed to answer all of your client's wants and needs, both good and bad sounds amazing. Having the ability to address concerns at any day and any time is the kind of customer service all businesses strive for. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is as automated responders or chatbots while getting better, still, pale in comparison to good ole flesh and blood human customer service.

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Blog Author
 Kyle Hovanec
kyle@jm2marketing.com
Customer Service
Article Writing Scam with SEO
 June 25, 2017
 Views: 87

Article Writing Scam with SEO

Recently we have seen an influx of search engine marketing (SEM) 'experts' pushing article writing to achieve page 1 results on the search engines. This can boost you in the first few months (sometimes even for a year or two -- this is more rare). This type of trickery people continue to do as it does work in the beginning. Once you are caught by the search engines you will start to not only drop in your search engine ranking but more importantly be penalized for doing these 'spam tactics' that were designed to trick the search engines. In this article, we are going to dig into what article writing or article marketing is and how it can hurt your business

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Blog Author
 John Marx
john@jm2marketing.com
CEO / Owner
Article Tags:
SEO
What to Include in Your Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Website to Increase Tours and Proactively Build Goodwill with Medicare A Patient Prospects
 June 21, 2017
 Views: 103
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Business Development