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5 Ideas that Show You are a Smart Marketer

IdeaFeel like shaking things up a bit? Want to impress your competition with your savvy marketing techniques? Would you like to draw more customers to you? Then check out the tips below.

5 Reasons Your Homepage Needs a “Call to Action”

Free report5 300x117Just what is a “call to action?” It is a technique marketers and advertisers use to ask you to do something specific and immediate. They want you to interact or buy…now. A call to action is designed to persuade and motivate as you:

  • read an advertisement or sales letter
  • hear a radio or TV commercial
  • visit a website or social media page

Are there Still Companies that Don’t Have a Website?

hyperlinksAbout the Author: Guest blogger Brendan J. Cunningham is a Licensed Professional Business Coach. You can reach him by visiting http://excelleronconsulting.com/

As a professional business coach who works with small to medium sized businesses, I am often approached when business slows and sales slip. Many people don’t seek the help of a chiropractor until they experience acute pain. As any doctor will tell you, pain is a symptom, in most cases, the last symptom. Sagging sales are very painful for a business and if the trend continues too long it can be fatal. But the question should be, why are sales falling in the first place? It could be many things but the first place I would look would be what the company is doing with respect to their marketing and sales.

How Can I Stay Safe Online and Protect My Identity?

hyperlinksWe love technology. It makes our lives easier, and it makes it easier to manage the various necessities. Can you imagine a world without online banking? I sure wouldn’t want to go back to writing and mailing checks each month. But in making information more attainable to us, it also makes it more available to the bad guys. Identity theft is a major problem affecting over 15 million Americans each year and costing financial losses exceeding $50 billion!*
So without going completely off-the-grid, how to we protect ourselves while still enjoying the best technology has to offer? There are a number of ways to protect yourself online and they all center on being careful, attentive, and thorough in your online dealings.

How to Choose a Great URL

7K0A0014 2 300x200Let’s start with the basics, what is a URL and why does it matter?
Your URL, or Universal Resource Locator, is the address where your website will live. If you want to be successful on the web this is where it starts. Your URL needs to be memorable, unique, and concise to best be found by your customers.

Here are 5 simple tips for choosing the perfect URL for your website:

How to Have Google Find Your Site – Quick!

map 300x160So you have a shiny new website and you are excited to start showing it off but when you search for it in Google nothing comes up?
Never fear, there’s a relatively painless process you can use to kickstart your site’s search results.

How to Use Social Media Effectively

social media peopleIf you were wondering how to promote your business using social media, here are 8 tips for you!

Mom and Pop Shops…a Personal Buying Experience

young couple entrepreneur jewelry storeI was at a wedding this past weekend; little did I know I would find inspiration for this week’s blog post. At dinner, between courses, my brother politely showed off his new watch, a birthday present from his girlfriend. We “oohed and aahed” at the thin gold link band and rectangular black face accented with gold markings. Wrapped around his wrist, it looked like it was custom made with one specification: sleek.

The Next Big Thing is Here…Google+

Google iconIs Facebook fun fading? Is Twitter too tricky? Well, there’s a new kid in town. And, it goes by the name of Google+. It is the latest Internet brainchild of the always innovative, often groundbreaking creative minds at Google. Considering that pedigree, we think you might be curious about Google+. We know we are. How does it affect small business marketing?

To Tweet or Not to Tweet

Shakespeare tweets1 300x236“To Tweet, or not to tweet, that is the question:
Whether ‘tis nobler to go without
The Tweets and updates of those of outrageous fortune,
Or to take up the cause, and share your thoughts
By day, by night; by sleep, by wake”

Twitter Launches “Places” Feature with Foursquare Integration

twitter bird white on blueTwitter Places is another step towards directly linking your business with your online identity and all your past and potential clientele. Now more than ever, having a solid grasp of social media is the most essential tool your business could have.

Call Quad-B at (716) 213-4444 and we can help you take control of the online identity of your business.

Twitter is ready to unveil its new and major foray into the world of geolocation: Twitter Places. This feature will highlight tweets around a given location. Desktop and mobile users can tag their tweets with existing Twitter Places and add new Twitter Places, too.

Why do I need a website?

More than 55% of small businesses don’t have a website. Many don’t see the benefit, or don’t have the time to commit to it. However, up to 85% of potential customers research a business online first. Without a web presence, those potential customers will likely find your competition online instead.

Why Your Grampa is on Facebook

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While many times we think of “Social Media” and we think of teens and young adults, some interesting results show that actually a large group of middle age "baby boomers" are taking to social sites like Facebook. While not in the majority, this research does show that your online business identity is becoming important...to users who previously did not care about an online presence at all.

A new study by the AARP found that more than a quarter (27%) of Americans age 50 and older use social networks with Facebook being cited as the most popular...

http://mashable.com/2010/06/15/aarp-baby-boomer-study/

You Must Be Jokin'

You Must Be Jokin'

Watch as members of the Quad-B cast sing from the heart to businesses who need a website re-design, in this parody of "Call Me Maybe" as made famous by Carly Rae Jepsen.

What People Are Saying About Us

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  • "As a small business owner, I have found Buffalo Wired's creation and working of our website to be one of the most successful investments we have made.COM_CONTENT_READ_MORE_TITLE

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  • "Buffalo Wired has perfected the rare art of customer service. The Buffalo Wired team shows the utmost patience and concern for the satisfaction of their customers...they will not stop until you are more than happy."

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  • "It is a pleasure doing business with Buffalo Wired. Their people are friendly and understanding. They take the time to listen so that they can accomplish the image that you want for your company’s website.

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  • "After failing with two other outfits to have my website completed and functional I spoke with Buffalo Wired. From our first meeting to working along with my web master and then onto completion, I felt at ease.

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  • "We had been unsatisfied with our prior web service but were reluctant to make a change because of costs and not knowing if the service and product would be any better. 

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  • "From a technological infant knowing just enough to get into trouble on my own computer, I am so impressed and grateful to Buffalo Wired for designing our new Buffalo Choral Arts Society’s webpage.

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