Love on the Rocks: Is Valentine’s Day still lucrative for businesses?

Like a teenager plucking petals to determine if they have a shot, retailers have been doing the same with consumers for decades on Valentine’s Day. And over the past few years, they’ve landed in their good graces. But 2017 saw the first projected decline in spending for the holiday at $18.2 billion, down from a … Continued

Getting Started with Local SEO

SEO management can be complex and intimidating, and there’s a lot of misinformation out there. But there are simple steps you can take to make it easier. You may be aware of the basics, but if your services apply to a particular area, local search is where you can really cash in. And if you … Continued

How to Turn Loyal Customers into Brand Promoters

When it comes to long-lasting success for your brand, converting sales shouldn’t be your only benchmark. Maintaining loyal customers and converting them into advocates for your brand is an essential part of a thriving business. In fact, businesses with a large proportion of repeat customers have a revenue approximately 50% higher than related businesses with … Continued

A Search for More Intelligent Search Engines

Using a search engine to look up the history of search engines reveals everything you need to know about how far they have come, and how far they still have to go. In just over half a second, “search engine history” triggers an astounding 37 million results on Google. That’s almost double the total number … Continued

Lessons From Shake Shack’s Small-Business Strategy

Say what you want about the Motor City, but there’s no denying this: we have the burger game on lock. From Corktown to Greektown, mouthwatering burger joints pepper the city like park benches. There’s Green Dot Stables, Mercury Burger & Bar and Wahlburgers. Townhouse, Jolly Pumpkin and Gold Cash Gold. Sliders, cheeseburgers and patty melts. … Continued