How to Capture Web Based Leads

The golden ticket for small businesses is having and utilizing web based leads. These are people who willingly submitted contact information to your business through a form on your website (have we mentioned how all businesses need one?). The most awesome part about these types of leads is they are from people who are already interested in your product or …

Manage Your Online Reputation – 4 Tips for Small Business Owners

How well do you know your business’s online reputation? Part of what we do is help maintain and manage our clients’ online reputation. Before an initial visit with prospective clients, we investigate that particular business’s internet presence. We use keywords, just like anyone searching for a product or service, and see what pops up. Whenever we find negative reviews, our …

Benefits of Google AdWords

Benefits of Google AdWords for Small Business Owners Google AdWords are another way for small business owners to advertise products and services to a wide range of potential customers. In the first two parts of our Search Advertising series, we’ve shown the benefits of Search Advertising and Social Media Advertising, and also the specific advantages of running Facebook Ads. In the third …

Benefits of Facebook Ads

Benefits of Facebook Ads for Small Business Owners Facebook is for more than just socializing. Did you know that when you run a Facebook Ad for your small business that it will be exposed to 155 million people in the United States? Is your newspaper and radio ad doing that for your small business? How do you know? When running …

Search Advertising and Social Media Advertising for Small Business

Part One: Benefits of Search Advertising and Social Media Advertising – Google AdWords and Facebook Let’s face it, in order for people to know about your business you have to advertise. The traditional word of mouth and print ads are going by the wayside and in the age of mobile phones, Facebook, and Google more and more customers are using …

Mobile Websites Do’s and Don’ts

7 Do’s and Don’ts for Mobile Websites Mobile websites are now a must for businesses. According to comScore at the end of January of 2012, 234 million Americans age 13 and over use mobile devices. That’s just in the United States. The days of only having a static website are over. In order to reach more potential customers, businesses need …

14 Small Business E-Commerce Tips

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Small Business E-Commerce Sites Shopping online has become the norm for almost everyone world wide. We deal with e-commerce on a daily basis. We also deal with the frustrations of trying to purchase an item or items from a site that just makes it incredibly difficult. The most frustrating of all? Not being …

15 Pro Tips for Restaurant Websites

When searching the internet, the majority of restaurant websites have many commonalities. First, many restaurants have no website at all. They are not even on Google Places. Second, if they do have a website then it is poorly designed. It’s full of Flash and important information can’t be found easily. Part of running a good business is projecting and maintain …

Fitbit: 10,000 Steps and Beyond

Review of the Fitbit Ultra I have covered lots of different topics in Distillery Web Design’s weekly blog. From the most recent concerning Search Engine Optimization (or how your business is found online) to Facebook tips, marketing ideas, and health tips. Today, I am going to switch it up and talk about my newest gadget the Fitbit Ultra by Fitbit. …

7 Steps ALL Small Business Owners Should Follow for SEO

One of the things we do here at Distillery Web Design and Marketing is to help small businesses in the Lebanon, Springfield, Camdenton, and Lake Area of Missouri reach their full online and social media potential or steer them in the right direction. There is so much to running a small business. Most people at some point in their lives …