A SIGN IN A SHOE REPAIR STORE IN VANCOUVER THAT READ:
"We will heel you
We will save your sole
We will even dye for you."
AT AN OPTOMITRIST OFFICE:
"If you don't see what you're looking for, You've come to the right place.”
ON A PLUMBERS TRUCK
"Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.”
AT A TIRE SHOP IN MILWAUKEE
"Invite us to your next blowout.
ON AN ELECTRICIAN'S TRUCK
"Let us remove your shorts.”
IN A NON-SMOKING AREA
"If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and will take appropriate action.”
AT A CAR DEALERSHIP
"The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment.”
OUTSIDE A MUFFLER SHOP
"No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.”
IN A VETERINARIAN'S WAITING ROOM
"Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”
AT THE ELECTRIC COMPANY
"We would be delighted if you send in your payment on time.
However, if you don't, YOU will be de-lighted.”
IN A RESTAURANT WINDOW
"Don't stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.”
IN A CHICADO RADIATOR SHOP
"Best place in town to take a leak.”
And the best one for last...
SIGN ON THE BACK OF SEPTIC TANK TRUCK
"Caution - This Truck is full of Political Promises"
-- reprinted from Yankee Magazine
We Cannot Stress Enough - Do not respond to telephone soliciting about your Google Business Listing!
They will insist they are calling on behalf of Google. But they certainly are not.
If you need work on your Google listing or need help verifying your site, there are plenty of local agencies that will help you with that. These telephone solicitors can get pretty intense and play on your emotions about your business listing, and yes, most of the time they can get your website to Page 1.
For a Day.
Then, it's going to cost you a pretty penny to keep it there.
In reality, Page 1 in Google is different for every one and even varies depending the device you are using. It changes when you are in a new location and also considering your individual internet habits, you will be viewing something similar, but rarely in the exact same, as the person next to you.
So really, unless you are Nabisco and have a national audience, and over a million dollars allocated to this annually, it really doesn't make any sense to listen to these national/international marketers. More importantly, you need to concentrate your $ on building your local audience.
We've decided the best answer for a Google solicitor is: "I've already hired someone for this. I'll know in a couple of months if it's working. Call me back then."
So please, just search around, call your local chamber, or ask another businesses in your area who they use to boost their Google ranking. Hire someone you can see face to face. ...and NEVER give private info over the phone just so they can "run a report" for you.
Don't forget there is always the REAL WAY to move up on Google listings. That is to have as many people as you can find Like, Comment, and Share the useful information you have posted. YES, THAT IS THE ACTUAL WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN.
Returning all Print Materials that come across my desk to (508) 123-4567 format from all previous fun versions like 508-123-4567 and 508.123.4567 Why? because all the phone apps read the parenthesis as a phone number to auto dial and save to contacts options. Who wants to actually punch in the entire phone number? urghh...
The funny part is...the parenthesis are for (optional) and where we are based here in Massachusetts, the area code is NOT optional. We need to use the full phone number with area code, even if we want to call someone on the next block. But here we are still....adding the parenthesis back in to all our customers' documents.
Ready to choose a domain name? Go for .com if available.
Com stands for Commercial if the .com version of the site is available, grab it for your business.
Org stands for Organization so grab .org if you are a group or club or non profit that does great things for the community.
What about .net? Well, if your .com is taken, you can have 2nd place with .net. Just be sure your businesses are compatible if someone types the .com when they are looking for you the first time around.
Why is it that we can never really rest? Hello Social Media!
So you leave your phone on all night...in case of emergency. Really? Guess what, you never really approach rem sleep with your phone on. Experts relate this to a new mom listening to a newborns cry.
High School and College Students especially, will check & probably respond to, every last beep and answer every last text, immediately at any time of night.
So why are we anxious, cranky and downright irritated in our daily lives? Because we have not actually rested, in well, since the start of social media!
US Dollar worth $1.00 = 38¢
Credit card charge of $1.00 x compound interest 18% for years of carrying a balance. pay back on that dollar about - $3.50.
Soooo, if you kept cash money. That is, if you got paid in cash, paid your expenses in cash and your true asset was the cash left over. Then that cash money is a great lifestyle!
This mumbo jumbo is a reality check for Americans everywhere.
credit: Jane Sass
Facebook Likes from your Personal Page count, but Facebook Likes from your business page do not count as likes on that page's tally. Even though you will not help increase the numbers on a page, many people Like anyway so they can stay updated and see posts on their wall instead of going back to that page to see what that business is up to. Do you really have time for that?
The CMYK color model (process color, four color) is a subtractive color model, used in color printing, and is also used to describe the printing process itself. CMYK refers to the four inks used in some color printing: cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black).
CREDIT TO: CMYK color model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMYK_color_model
So the truth is, you really don't need to care about it at all. However, YOUR MEDIA ASSISTANT will care and prepare your documents in CMYK, in RGB, or in any other format you'll need. Leave it to us.