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Summer Vacation Ideas On A Budget

Summer Vacation Ideas On A Budget

By Lacy Langley June 23, 2014

Summer vacation time is here and generally, that makes the wallet cringe. With the economy still on the slow rise people are traveling more, but are being a little more cautious. If you are in this situation, but want to …

Stamps Increase: USPS Seeks To Raise The Price Stamps Increase: USPS Seeks To Raise The Price
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The USPS is seeking to increase the price of stamps, which will certainly be disapproved of by American citizens. The postal service is planning a 3-cent increase, which would raise the price to 49 cents, in order to mail a …

Will Obamacare Cause Gov to be Shut Down? Will Obamacare Cause Gov to be Shut Down?
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After the fiscal cliff crisis talks in late 2012 to early 2013, another budget crisis is the last thing anyone wants to hear about as we near the end of 2013. Unfortunately, House representatives are talking of a partial government …

Food Stamps Cut: $4 Billion Cut by House Food Stamps Cut: $4 Billion Cut by House
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Millions of people could see their food stamps benefits decrease or go away after the House voted for $4 billion per year for the next 10 years in food stamp cuts. House Republicans introduced the new legislation earlier this week, …

NPR Buyouts: Plan To Cut Staff By 10% NPR Buyouts: Plan To Cut Staff By 10%

NPR announced on Friday that it will attempt to reduce its staff by about 10% through voluntary buyouts, in order to balance the budget. NPR is a very popular source of news and entertainment for many people, and it is …

McDonald's Crazy Budget Blowback McDonald's Crazy Budget Blowback

Social media channels blew up last week over McDonald’s putting out some training materials for its employees that included a sample budget to help them learn how to manage their personal income. Why would everyone have a problem with one …

Limbaugh “Ashamed” of the U.S. Over Sequestration Limbaugh “Ashamed” of the U.S. Over Sequestration
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This week conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh embarked on a tirade during his show and ended up admitting that he is “ashamed” of the U.S. The host blasted the issue of sequestration, calling it a repeat of other “crises” …

Obama Says No Google Or Facebook Without Govt. Obama Says No Google Or Facebook Without Govt.

President Barack Obama is in full campaign mode. The one thing that he will preach to his supporters is that the Republicans are trying to gut the government. He said that under the Republican budget “the government is shrunk to …

Department of Defense Releases 30 Year Aviation Plan Department of Defense Releases 30 Year Aviation Plan

The department of defense released their 30 year plan for the entire fleet of aircraft currently available to the Department of the Air Force (DoF), Department of the Navy (DoN-includes the Navy and Marines), and the Department of the Army …

NASA Faces The Biggest Budget Cuts In Four Years NASA Faces The Biggest Budget Cuts In Four Years

NASA will be forced to operate on a budget of just over $17 billion next year after being asked to reduce their spending. This is their biggest cut in four years and Bill Nye, CEO of space exploration group, The …

Minnesota Government Shutdown Prompts Strong Twitter Response Minnesota Government Shutdown Prompts Strong Twitter Response
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It looks like the battle of the budget has claimed the state of Minnesota, or the government at least. But many on Twitter are quick to point out that although state parks are now shut down over the holiday weekend, …

How Much Should You Spend On SEO?
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It’s a tough question, especially in a bad economy.

The question really begs another question – what is your goal for your site?

If you are operating it as a real business where you hope to either supplement your current income or rely on it as your sole source of income – then you need to be prepared to invest in search (it’s often the foundation of your marketing and a consistent source of regular traffic).

You can invest time or money and in most cases, you usually need to invest both.

Why CMO’s Prefer Short Term Marketing Strategy In This Economic Climate

 

Considering the Leap Into Social Media Marketing

Lately we’ve been working with quite a few CMO’s at companies that are considering the leap into social media marketing, many of which are in the process of choosing a social media agency, nailing down scope of work, and all of which are still unsure if it will be a good or a bad investment.

To be honest, this is a scary leap for marketers, who are being pushed from competitors and internal staff to enter this space , and who then feel the inevitable pressure to quantify their results.

Budget Crunches Nudge Shoppers Online

Although many shoppers will have less to spend during this holiday season, some of that money will find its way to online retailers.

Google’s Little Ad Budget

The Associated Press has an article about Google and the fact that the company barely advertises, especially when compared with its competitors.

Small Biz Has An Attitude About Search
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Though the small and medium business (SMB) market has a handle on the importance of a website, nearly six out of ten are not actively doing search or other types of online marketing.