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Here you will see the most recent videos and posts in the Charles E. Snyder III Marketing Blog.  Otherwise known as the semi-intelligent, semi-coherent ramblings of a genius.  Or maybe a madman, depending on who you ask.  And from time to time there will also be some good stuff from our other team members too.

All of the new content being posted will be mainly focused on direct response marketing and related topics.  Our blog also covers topics about social media, search engine optimization and public relations.  We also discuss customer service, blogging and brand-building to name just a few.  But everything relates back to direct response marketing in one way or another and how you can profit.  We promise you.

PLEASE NOTE: With the change in business name, all of our content prior to March 2017 has been removed.  However, we will be revisiting many of those topics in future posts and videos.


Our Most Recent Blog Posts

More Live Streaming Fails

More Live Streaming Fails

More Live Streaming Fails Charles Snyder Raw #68 - More Live Streaming Fails.  Since I am pretty sure that my cameras
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My Brain Hurts

My Brain Hurts

My Brain Hurts Charles Snyder Raw #67 - My Brain Hurts.  It's training Tuesday for me and my brain hurts too. 
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1 Minute Marketing Tips Rebooted

1 Minute Marketing Tips Rebooted

1 Minute Marketing Tips Rebooted 1 Minute Marketing Tips #1 - 1 Minute Marketing Tips Rebooted.  So I have been talking
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Relaunching 1 Minute Marketing Tips

Relaunching 1 Minute Marketing Tips

Relaunching 1 Minute Marketing Tips Charles Snyder Raw #66 - Relaunching 1 Minute Marketing Tips.  Since we're ready to Relaunch 1
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The Age Of Video Marketing

The Age Of Video Marketing

The Age Of Video Marketing Charles Snyder Raw #65 - The Age Of Video Marketing.  I stumbled upon an article on
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Facebook Ad Creation

Facebook Ad Creation

Facebook Ad Creation Charles Snyder Raw #64 - Facebook Ad Creation.  Since we finally got the Free Marketing Readiness Worksheet completed,
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Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished

Mission Accomplished Charles Snyder Raw #63 - Mission Accomplished.  Since we finally got the Free Marketing Readiness Worksheet fixed and published,
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Free Marketing Readiness Worksheet

Free Marketing Readiness Worksheet

Free Marketing Readiness Worksheet So have you ever wondered if digital marketing and online advertising were right for you?  Are you
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Landing Page Problems

Landing Page Problems

Landing Page Problems Charles Snyder Raw #62 - Landing Page Problems.  Sometimes, shit just doesn't work right and it's a HUGE
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Shyness Doesn’t Make Money

Shyness Doesn’t Make Money

Shyness Doesn't Make Money Charles Snyder Raw #61 - Shyness Doesn't Make Money.  Since fear of public speaking is pretty high
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Focus On Your Customers

Focus On Your Customers

Focus On Your Customers Charles Snyder Raw #60 - Focus On Your Customers.  People sometimes ask me why it's so easy
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Ow My Ankle

Ow My Ankle

Ow My Ankle Charles Snyder Raw #59 - Ow My Ankle!  So I'm on my daily walk today and I think
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Our Funnel Of Many Videos

Our Funnel Of Many Videos

Our Funnel Of Many Videos Charles Snyder Raw #58 - Our Funnel Of Many Videos.  Today I talk a little bit
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50th Episode Special

50th Episode Special

50th Episode Special & Announcements 5 Minutes With Charles #50 - 50th Episode Special & Announcements.  Since my 50th birthday as
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Commit To Consistency

Commit To Consistency

Commit To Consistency Charles Snyder Raw #57 - Commit To Consistency.  So far today, there has been a lot of great
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Monday Marketing Updates

Monday Marketing Updates

Monday Marketing Updates Charles Snyder Raw #56 - Monday Marketing Updates.  After a crappy weekend and even crappier Monday morning, I'm
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Public Figure Page Launched

Public Figure Page Launched

Public Figure Page Launched Charles Snyder Raw #55 - Public Figure Page Launched.  I totally did not pay attention to the
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Content Production Updates

Content Production Updates

Content Production Updates Charles Snyder Raw #54 - Content Production Updates.  So today I wanted to talk about something other than
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Delete Facebook – Not Yet

Delete Facebook – Not Yet

Delete Facebook - Not Yet 5 Minutes With Charles #49 - Delete Facebook - Not Yet.  I noticed last week that
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Even More Facebook Follies

Even More Facebook Follies

Even More Facebook Follies Charles Snyder Raw #53 - Even More Facebook Follies.  So it may seem like things are starting
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Training Tuesday Nuggets

Training Tuesday Nuggets

Training Tuesday Nuggets Charles Snyder Raw #52 - Training Tuesday Nuggets.  Since I've spent most of the day learning, I'm taking
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More Thoughts On Facebook

More Thoughts On Facebook

More Thoughts On Facebook Charles Snyder Raw #51 - More Thoughts On Facebook.  So the frenzy over Facebook pulling third-party advertising
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50th Special Episode

50th Special Episode

50th Special Episode Charles Snyder Raw #50 - 50th Special Episode.  I made this special edition of Charles Snyder Raw because
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Facebook Freak Out Continues

Facebook Freak Out Continues

The Facebook Freak Out Continues Charles Snyder Raw #49 - The Facebook Freak Out Continues.  Today I continue discussing the Facebook
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Freaking Out About Facebook

Freaking Out About Facebook

Freaking Out About Facebook Charles Snyder Raw #48 - Freaking Out About Facebook.  So today I continue the discussion about so
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More Facebook Follies

More Facebook Follies

More Facebook Follies Charles Snyder Raw #47 - More Facebook Follies.  So I had something of a rant yesterday and needed
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I’m Going To Offend Somebody

I’m Going To Offend Somebody

I'm Going To Offend Somebody Charles Snyder Raw #46 - I'm Going To Offend Somebody.  No seriously, I am warning you
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Monday Challenges

Monday Challenges

Monday Challenges Charles Snyder Raw #45 - Monday Challenges.  Staying focused on your goals is the difference between success and failure. 
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More On Our Publishing Process

More On Our Publishing Process

More On Our Publishing Process Charles Snyder Raw #44 - More On Our Publishing Process.  I have nothing too overly pressing
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Back-Links vs Content

Back-Links vs Content

Back-Links vs Content 5 Minutes With Charles #48 - Back-Links vs Content.  Every so often, we get some great questions from
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Our YouTube Process

Our YouTube Process

Our YouTube Process Charles Snyder Raw #43 - Our YouTube Process.  With nothing too pressing on my mind today, I wasn't
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Manipulation Games

Manipulation Games

Manipulation Games Charles Snyder Raw #42 - Manipulation Games.  You are being emotionally toyed with and so am I.  Politicians, fake
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Testing A New Setup

Testing A New Setup

Testing A New Setup Charles Snyder Raw #41 - Testing A New Setup.  I'm actually using the same camera as I
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Live Streaming Fail

Live Streaming Fail

Live Streaming Fail Charles Snyder Raw #40 - Live Streaming Fail.  I'm having one of those days where things just do
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WordPress Themes

WordPress Themes

WordPress Themes 5 Minutes With Charles #47 - WordPress Themes.  I admit it, I love using WordPress for a lot of
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I Think I’m Sick

I Think I’m Sick

I Think I'm Sick Charles Snyder Raw #39 - I Think I'm Sick.  I'm feeling cold, achy and I have a
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Undies and Hard Drives

Undies and Hard Drives

Undies and Hard Drives Charles Snyder Raw #38 - Undies and Hard Drives.  My fiance' is probably going to kill me,
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WTF WordPress

WTF WordPress

WTF WordPress Charles Snyder Raw #37 - WTF WordPress.  So my schedule is way off today.  I had a few unexpected
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The Fart in the Jar

The Fart in the Jar

The Fart in the Jar Charles Snyder Raw #36 - The Fart in the Jar.  I try to keep things focused
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Don’t Be Vanilla

Don’t Be Vanilla

Don't Be Vanilla Charles Snyder Raw #35 - Don't Be Vanilla.  Hey, I love vanilla ice cream, so don't get me
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I Enjoy Helping Others

I Enjoy Helping Others

I Enjoy Helping Others Why do I do what I do?  My answer is simple but how I arrived at my
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Practice Practice Practice

Practice Practice Practice

Practice Practice Practice (Recording Yourself)! Charles Snyder Raw #34 - Practice Practice Practice.  Since I have been talking about recording yourself,
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Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking for Marketing and Sales 5 Minutes With Charles #46 - Strategic Thinking for Marketing and Sales.  So aside from
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Be More, Do More, Have More

Be More, Do More, Have More

Be More, Do More, Have More Charles Snyder Raw #33 - Be More, Do More, Have More.  Today I have been
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Seagate Sucks

Seagate Sucks

Seagate Sucks Charles Snyder Raw #32 - Seagate Sucks!  I purchased a 4TB external USB hard drive about four months ago. 
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Data Recovery

Data Recovery

Data Recovery Charles Snyder Raw #31 - Data Recovery.  So I've been dealing with a lot of stupid stuff that just
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More Computer Problems

More Computer Problems

More Computer Problems Charles Snyder Raw #30 - More Computer Problems.  It seems that this deployment has been plagued with computer
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Tired In Santa Barbara

Tired In Santa Barbara

Tired In Santa Barbara Charles Snyder Raw #26 - Tired In Santa Barbara.  Well maybe a better title would be Not
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Drawing A Blank

Drawing A Blank

Drawing A Blank Charles Snyder Raw #25 - Drawing A Blank.  I'm late getting Monday's installment posted because of some laptop
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Always Be Selling

Always Be Selling

Always Be Selling 5 Minutes With Charles #45 - Always Be Selling.  Over the past few years I've talked about always
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On Assignment In Santa Barbara California

On Assignment In Santa Barbara California

On Assignment In Santa Barbara California Charles Snyder Raw #24 - On Assignment In Santa Barbara California.  So after traveling for
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Marketing And Sales

Marketing And Sales

Marketing And Sales Charles Snyder Raw #23 - Marketing And Sales.  So foremost on my mind today is Marketing And Sales.
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Habits For Success

Habits For Success

Habits For Success Charles Snyder Raw #22 - Habits For Success.  I've been toying with the idea, but Mike Arce is
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Be Entertaining

Be Entertaining

Be Entertaining Charles Snyder Raw - #21 Be Entertaining!  Almost every business video out there is boring as hell.  So it
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Perfection Is Deception

Perfection Is Deception

Perfection Is Deception Charles Snyder Raw - #20 Perfection Is Deception  So, are you lying to yourself?  And have you fallen
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Get Creative

Get Creative

Get Creative Charles Snyder Raw - #19 Get Creative
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Injured Firefighter

Injured Firefighter

Injured Firefighter Why do I do what I do?  The answer is simple, but how I arrived at that answer is
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Marketing Plumbing

Marketing Plumbing

Marketing Plumbing Since publishing my last 5 Minutes With Charles video - Building Your Marketing Foundation, I have received a few
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More On Toastmasters

More On Toastmasters

More On Toastmasters Charles Snyder Raw - Episode #18 More On Toastmasters
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Practice Public Speaking

Practice Public Speaking

Practice Public Speaking Charles Snyder Raw - Episode #17 Practice Public Speaking
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The Death of Text?

The Death of Text?

The Death of Text? I found this little bombshell over the weekend... New York Times gets it sorta right and only about
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TGIF

TGIF

#15 - TGIF Thank God It's Friday!  Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday.
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Making Things Easier

Making Things Easier

*As in making them easier for us.  We will not be producing written articles with these videos in order to
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Building Your Marketing Foundation

Building Your Marketing Foundation

Building Your Marketing Foundation Since I created and published Build A Solid Marketing Foundation, there has been a good amount of
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Celebrate Every Win

Celebrate Every Win

Celebrate Every Win As I work towards my personal and professional goals, I feel it is important to Celebrate Every Win. 
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Maintaining A Positive Business Mindset

Maintaining A Positive Business Mindset

Maintaining A Positive Business Mindset If you are anything like me, Maintaining A Positive Business Mindset every day is not one
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Build A Solid Marketing Foundation

Build A Solid Marketing Foundation

Build A Solid Marketing Foundation Let me cut right to the point today and get right into my thoughts today.  For
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Take Imperfect Action

Take Imperfect Action

Take Imperfect Action Today I talk about the need to Take Imperfect Action and creating progress.  I have found that there
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Prioritize Your Business Day

Prioritize Your Business Day

Prioritize Your Business Day With all the distractions and daily busy work, I had to regroup today.  I needed to take
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How To Find Customers Online

How To Find Customers Online

How To Find Customers Online I get asked How To Find Customers Online a lot and people want to know what
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More Thoughts On Re-Branding

More Thoughts On Re-Branding

More Thoughts On Re-Branding Today I share some More Thoughts On Re-Branding my business and the issues I have encountered.  In
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Re-Branding Your Business Takes Time

Re-Branding Your Business Takes Time

Re-Branding Your Business Takes Time As the fog and sleepiness left my brain this morning, I found myself puzzled.  I was
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Make Offers To Increase Sales

Make Offers To Increase Sales

Make Offers To Increase Sales Hey gang, hope you had a great weekend, but it's Monday so I am back to
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Make Stuff Happen

Make Stuff Happen

Make Stuff Happen Something has been on my mind all this week.  While making these videos, writing articles and other work,
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Stop Whining About Facebook

Stop Whining About Facebook

Stop Whining About Facebook There, I just said it, stop whining about Facebook and the death of organic reach.  As I
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Eliminating Business Distractions

Eliminating Business Distractions

Eliminating Business Distractions Today I thought a good topic would be talking about eliminating business distractions and a few that I
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Life Balance

Life Balance

Life Balance Achieving life balance is part of my recently published 2020 Vivid Vision.  For my first two videos in this
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Feed Your Brain

Feed Your Brain

Feed Your Brain Yesterday I talked about my Vivid Vision for my company and learning from others, titled Staying Focused.  Late
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Staying Focused

Staying Focused

Staying Focused Keeping on task and staying focused can be a challenge for us all.  Today started off as one of
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Facebook Kills Organic Reach

Facebook Kills Organic Reach

Facebook Kills Organic Reach Have you heard the news?  Have you seen all of the buzz lately?  Forbes, The Wall Street
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Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018! With 2017 winding down fast, we wanted to get some updates out and wish you Happy New
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Updated Company Intro Video 2018

Updated Company Intro Video For 2018 We updated our Company Intro Video for 2018.  The new year is fast approaching and
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Merry Christmas Digital Marketers

Merry Christmas Digital Marketers! We have just one thing to say to all of you (our valued customers and fans), Merry
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Boosting Posts On Facebook

Boosting Posts On Facebook Time and again, people ask me about boosting posts on Facebook.  Sometimes I hear questions that are
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Black Friday 2017

Black Friday 2017 Happy belated Thanksgiving!  Today is Black Friday 2017 and I wanted to share some thoughts and news with
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80 Days of Hell

80 Days of Hell After nearly three months of working the Hurricane Harvey disaster, I am back home. During my time
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200 Posts Still Growing

200 Posts Still Growing I'm not sure how I missed this until now, but I just realized we passed 200 Posts
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15 Common Digital Marketing Mistakes

15 Common Digital Marketing Mistakes A few weeks ago I gave a free webinar based on 15 Common Digital Marketing Mistakes
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Get Attention Quickly

Get Attention Quickly In the information age, you only have a few seconds to capture someone's eye and keep it!  So
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What Do I Blog About?

What Do I Blog About? There is no doubt, the single common question we see most often is, what do I
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Digital Marketing Basics Part 2

Digital Marketing Basics Part 2 In this second part to the original Digital Marketing Basics article, I will build upon the
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Digital Marketing Basics

Digital Marketing Basics Are you looking for a simplified guide to digital marketing basics for your business?  In 2017, digital and
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Are Back-Links Still Relevant?

Are Back-Links Still Relevant? I have been getting a lot of questions about SEO strategies for link-building lately.  One such question
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Are Directory Listings Still Helpful For SEO?

Are Directory Listings Still Helpful For SEO? I'll spare you the 5 minutes of my video and even the rest of
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Life Happens

Life Happens Hey, I know you are no stranger to Life Happens.  Unfortunately, neither am I.  It has been a very
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When To Fire A Customer

When To Fire A Customer When to fire a customer is no doubt a touchy subject for many people.  Definitely for
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Why Free Traffic Sucks

Why Free Traffic Sucks Welcome to Episode #30 - Why Free Traffic Sucks!  As I mentioned previously in Episode #26 -
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Groupon Warning

Groupon Warning When you decide to market online, let me give you a Groupon Warning!  First and most important, make sure
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Important SEO Tips

Important SEO Tips Yes you guessed it - it's time for another 5 Minutes (for the most part) With... well me. 
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WTF Is A PBN?

WTF is a PBN? WTF is a PBN anyway?  What are PBN back-links?  How do you create PBN back-links?  What are
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Free vs Paid Traffic

Free vs Paid Traffic Let's face it, everyone likes getting something for free - I do too.  So we took this
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How To Get Traffic Effectively

How To Get Traffic Effectively The question was as follows: What is the most effective way to increase traffic to a
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Some Tough Love

Some Tough Love Let me be honest with you for just a moment and give you some tough love.  I create
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Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day 2017 Because Freedom, isn't free!
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Why Is No One Calling?

Why Is No One Calling? That's a question I see or hear far too often from hard-working business owners like you
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Business Is A Team Sport

Business Is A Team Sport Have you ever heard the saying, entrepreneurship is the loneliest sport in the world?  I have
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Social Media Marketing 101

Social Media Marketing 101 Not everything is what it seems, especially when it comes to marketing and advertising online.  That got
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Develop Your Niche

Develop Your Niche Today I address a question sent to us from Chris H., thanks for sending it in.  He wants
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Success Is Like An Onion

Success Is Like An Onion It's funny how every day conversations get me to thinking about life, love, business and marketing. 
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Steven D Testimonial

Steven D Testimonial Steven D testimonial comes to us after more than 10 years of providing a number of vital services. 
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Multiple Domain Names

Multiple Domain Names In this episode, I address a question from a gentleman in Brazil.  (Wow, freaking Brazil!)  And his question
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Digital Marketing Works

Digital Marketing Works No matter which way you slice it, digital marketing works.  From now and into the future, you will
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How To Get 100 Leads Per Month

How To Get 100 Leads Per Month Today I address another burning question that is on just about every business owner's
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Social Engagement

Social Engagement The question today is: "How do I encourage website visitors to share my content?"  In other words, I am
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5 Minutes With Charles Returns Monday

5 Minutes With Charles Returns Monday WOOOOOOO!  What a crazy-busy week this has been, but happy Friday everyone!!!  But no worries,
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Marketing Reality Check

Marketing Reality Check It's time for a marketing reality check.  A marketing reality check in the form of what it means
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Keep It Simple Stupid

Keep It Simple Stupid Today, I address what sometimes people think is a good idea - having more than one blog. 
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Call To Action

Call To Action What is a Call To Action?  How do I make a Call To Action?  What is a CTA? 
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Solve A Problem

Solve A Problem Many times I hear questions that start to sound a lot alike.  What do I blog about and
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More On Business Blogging

More On Business Blogging After the previous video, I had a lot of requests for more information related to blogging for
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5 Blogging Facts

5 Blogging Facts Today's installment addresses 5 key facts about business blogging that every business owner, marketer and sales representatives absolutely
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Create A Solid Foundation Of Content

Create A Solid Foundation Of Content I am often asked, what is your best way to drive more traffic to my
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Leveraging Your Content

Leveraging Your Content We are often asked what businesses and business owners should blog about.  The simple answer is that it
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Digital Marketing-It Isn’t Rocket Science

Digital Marketing: It Isn't Rocket Science Look, I've been seeing a lot of complaints about Digital Marketing lately and much of
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Do Your Marketing Homework

Do Your Marketing Homework I can't stand cold-calls!  I hate making them and I sure as hell hate getting them too. 
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Earning Trust

Earning Trust Is your marketing trying to sleep with your customers on the first date?  Marketing is kind of like dating
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Don’t Be A Weirdo!

Don't Be A Weirdo! In 2017, almost everyone has a website.  Well at least in the eyes of the younger generations
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Content Marketing

Content Marketing In order for you to successfully do content marketing and SEO, you need to be obsessed with creating content. 
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Search Engine Optimization or SEO

Search Engine Optimization or SEO Hey, thanks for checking out my very first video blog on Search Engine Optimization or SEO! 
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Company Introduction Video

Company Introduction Video I'm super excited about the re-branding of my company and the new website!  One of the things I
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Re-Branding Our Company

Re-Branding Our Company River Valley Hosting & Web Design is now Charles E. Snyder III Marketing.  We decided Re-Branding Our Company
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Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy New Year 2017! Happy New Year 2017!  Have a happy and safe New Year's Eve!  But more importantly, here is
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Customer Testimonial: Larry W.

"Thanks again.  The website looks and sounds great.  The presentation banners look GREAT!!!  I received this e-mail just yesterday from
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Customer Testimonial: Bob C.

"When it comes to Search Engine Optimizations, you sure know your stuff!  You guys were instrumental in helping me achieve
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Customer Testimonial: Paul R.

"I have been with a lot of web hosts, and I honestly can say you are the first that hasn't
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Customer Testimonial: Mike E.

"You guys are the best!  My site has awesome uptime, and the support has been fantastic.  I'm always amazed when
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Customer Testimonial: Sean T.

"I'm emailing in to thank your staff for walking me through the setup of my forum.  You guys went above
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Customer Testimonial: Jay I.

"I would like to thank your company for being so patient with me.  When I signed up with you I
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Customer Testimonial: Cindy S.

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