I rolled out the updated Denver Data Solutions website a couple of weeks ago and I’m couldn’t be more excited about the new look and feel! I’ve gotten lots of great feedback too so appears to be a winner!
One thing I’m most excited about is the content management platform I selected called Composite. It is an open source .NET-driven CMS and I love it! In fact, I love it so much, Denver Data Solutions is now an official partner. If you haven’t heard of it yet, here is the skinny:
Composite C1 is a free Open Source Content Management System built for Marketing and Web Professionals looking to create new websites for companies using the latest Microsoft technologies.
The system has been awarded with top ratings and glowing reviews and is recognized for being an easy to use yet professional system that fulfills the needs of the hardcore developers, but still remain friendly and accessible for the editors. That is why more than a thousand users from Australia to USA install Composite C1 each month.
Composite C1 is completely free. Out of the box users have access to a fully functional CMS and the option to add free packages such as SEO-assistant and social add-ons or commercial packages including newsletter services and event calendars.
Composite also offers a commercial license with benefits like product warranty and a selection of professional services in the form of support, training and upgrade tools.
Visit www.composite.net for more information.
So visit our site at DenverDataSolutions.com if you’re looking for an affordable solution for web design with a content management system.
Going forward, I’ve decided that I’ll start concentrating on more developer-specific posts/content on my personal blog here at MattVegas.com and will concentrate on non-technical posts/content via DenverDataSolutions.com!
So if you like what I’ve posted on this website, please visit DenverDataSolutions.com and start following me there! My major goals for the first quarter of 2013 have been accomplished and now it’s time to start concentrating on some serious blogging!!!
(NOTE: This is a guest post written by Entrepreneur and marketing guru Danny Iny — Co-Founder and CEO of Firepole Marketing. Learn more about Danny at the end of his article.)
A lot of entrepreneurs have a problem with marketing.
~It isn’t that they don’t understand it.
~It isn’t that they’re afraid to try new things and step out of their comfort zone.
~It isn’t that they’re unwilling to invest time and money into it.
~It isn’t that they refuse to seek the advice of experts.
The problem is that it’s too simple.
Now, that may not sound like a problem, but believe me, it is.
via Small Business + Small Marketing = Really Big Losses – Forbes.
So much noise in the world. So much chatter.
Most of it sounds like the adults speaking on Charlie Brown: “mwa mwa-mwa mwa mwa”
But sometimes between all the mumbo-jumbo comes ear piercing wisdom. Yes — pure unfiltered advice in search of a landing pad in the brain of startup entrepreneurs.
And so my question when having an audience of rock star entrepreneurs is always this:
“If I were a 20 year old just starting my first business; and you could give me only one piece of advice or wisdom; what would it be?”
Having landed smack dab in the middle of a ton of smart, well heeled entrepreneurs at a recent live event in Scottsdale, Arizona — I asked my question.
Low and behold, 18 entrepreneurs fired off 20 bits of wickedly good advice for all of us.
Let the wisdom begin…
via 18 Entrepreneurs Share Their Top 20 Tips – Forbes.
I get called frequently by local companies wanting a quick fix for local rankings. In many cases, they discover that local SEO doesn’t equate with a cheap shortcut to high rankings. Increasingly, local SEO is about ongoing, consistent online promotion activities. That’s where blogging comes in.
Good blogging doesn’t have to be a back-breaking enterprise. It will require some effort and/or some cost, depending upon if you outsource it or if you do it completely yourself.
Why Blogging Is Your Secret Weapon
via Can Blogging Be Your Secret Weapon For Local SEO?.
Google has been pumping out research and speaking at industry trade shows trying to educate advertisers and agencies about the growing importance of mobile in the consumer path to purchase. One of the “best practices” advocated by Google, as well as those experienced with mobile paid search, is to separate PC and mobile campaigns.
However new data from Wordstream indicate this is only happening in about 5 percent of cases.
via Data: Only 5 Percent Of Search Advertisers Follow Mobile Best Practices.
6 Reasons Your Business Should Invest In Mobile Now
In the 90s, the Internet emerged as the new technology that was going to transform our businesses, and ultimately our lives, forever. The financial markets got overly excited, which then led to a market craze. At the same time, many business owners remained cynical about the Internet’s impact, and didn’t react enough or at all.
A few years later, online companies like Amazon, eBay, Expedia and Netflix consolidated and grabbed hold of a huge part of the business of both big companies (such as Barnes & Nobles, Best Buy, Blockbusters, etc.) and small businesses alike, as consumers massively transitioned from offline to online researching and shopping.
We are now at the beginning of a transition that will likely be even more disruptive than the “offline-to-online” shift: the transition from browsing the Web on personal computers to mobile devices. It’s happening at an astonishing speed. And yes, it’s going to have a big impact on every industry — including your own.
Here are 6 critical reasons why your business should hop on the mobile train before it’s too late:
via 6 Reasons Your Business Should Invest In Mobile Now – Forbes.
Successful Facebook Marketing Requires A Community
Justin Lafferty on November 9, 2012 5:51 PM
For years, social marketing was largely spurred by brands. But now, a company can’t just push a message on Facebook and expect its fans to buy into it. As social customer engagement platform Get Satisfaction points out in its newest white paper, creating a cohesive network of fans who are willing to talk to each other about the company is the next step for brands to succeed both on Facebook and other social networks.
In a recent white paper, Get Satisfaction breaks down the history of social marketing into two generations: first and second.
via Successful Facebook Marketing Requires A Community – AllFacebook.