November 27, 2017
How to Create and Optimize Title Tags for Your Website

How to Create and Optimize Title Tags for Your Website

One of the single most important actions to take for growing your business is optimizing your website. You must optimize it so search engines can learn […]
September 22, 2017
How to Increase Blog Traffic

7 Steps to Increasing Blog Traffic

When it comes to promoting your business blog, I’d love to be able to tell you that all you need to do is start writing blog posts […]
May 6, 2015

How to Increase Productivity in Marketing (Or Anything Else)

We often come across small business owners with a serious direction issue. They know they need to be marketing their business, but are torn in dozens […]
April 23, 2015

How to Set Up a Google+ Page For Your Business

We’ve talked a lot elsewhere about the importance of building your business a Google+ page. A Google+ page for your business makes sure the current and […]
April 25, 2014

4 Reasons Why Perfect Is the Enemy of Done

Many of the most successful people out there seem to be perfectionists, or at least that’s how it looks. You know the type- always working, sweating […]
March 4, 2014

How Your Small Business Can Give Back To The Community

Your community has supported you from the beginning. They’re your customers, they refer your business through word of mouth, and they want to see you succeed. […]
February 20, 2014

5 Things Weight Watchers Can Teach You About Marketing

Marketing your small business can seem like a daunting or frustrating process. How do you start? More importantly, how do you stick with it? Sometimes you […]
February 3, 2014

The Top 5 Misconceptions About SEO

When many business owners are told they should work on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), they start to get a little anxious. They’ve been told all manner […]
December 22, 2013

Viral Video Marketing- Roundup of 2013

Here at ThriveHive, we love touting the power of video for marketing. Video is a great way to really connect with your audience and show them […]
December 17, 2013

Remarketing- What It Is and Why You Should Try It

Does this sound familiar? You visit a website for a particular company and once you leave there are suddenly banner ads for them on seemingly every […]
September 12, 2013

Google Keyword Tool Alternatives

For a long time, I’ve been recommending to people the Google Keyword Tool to help with keyword research for search engine optimization. It’s free, easy to […]
August 9, 2013

Increase Traffic to Your Website- 5 Free Ways

Want to increase traffic? If you’re a small business owner who has just gotten your hands on your very first website, the first words out of […]
June 25, 2013
Competitive Intelligence lets your spy on the competition

Competitive Intelligence for Your Business

It happens to all of us. No matter how well your marketing is going, there’s always that one competitor who seems to be doing better. What’s […]
January 25, 2013
Use Youtube to help your business

Video for Small Business – How and Why to Do It

We’ve been telling our customers for ages that they should create a video and post it on their website. “It’s too expensive!” they said. “It’s too […]
January 22, 2013
Superbowl fans

How to Advertise Your Business During the Superbowl Without Spending $4MM

The Superbowl is fast approaching, and whether you’re a football fan or not, so are some of the most anticipated advertisements of the year. With the […]
January 3, 2013
Google Plus Local

4 Do's and 2 Don'ts For Ranking Well in Google Plus Local

As local search results become more and more important, business owners want to know how to get their listing to rank well.  To help you do […]
December 14, 2012
Generate phone calls from your AdWords campaigns

How to Generate Phone Calls from AdWords

Your business has a website, and you’re advertising online.  You have a form on your website that is collecting lead information from the people who visit, […]
September 21, 2012

Why Your Small Business Should Care About iPhone 5

This week Apple launched the new iPhone 5 along with an update to the operating system, iOS. If you’re not an Apple fan, you might be […]
July 25, 2012
Should you pay to promote page likes?

Should You Promote Your Small Business' Facebook Page?

Facebook offers a few different types of advertising, but one that caught my eye as being potentially helpful for a small business building their social presence […]
March 6, 2012
Google+ for Small Business

How To Create a Google+ Page For Your Small Business

Your business is active on Twitter, you’re posting regularly to Facebook, but are you on Google+?  This new social network may be the smallest of the […]
January 23, 2012
Twitter Checklist

10 Things Your Small Business Can Tweet About Today

When it comes to Twitter, one of the problems most small business owners face is “what do I tweet about?”  It’s a good question.  You’re busy […]
January 6, 2012

3 Steps to Better Search Engine Rankings Using Google Places

Do a search for just about any kind of business, add your city’s name, and you’ll see Google prioritizing local businesses in the search results.  You […]
September 19, 2011
Don't Build It

Don’t Build It – 5 Online Partners for Restaurants

As small business owners with limited resources, there’s often a feeling that we need to build everything ourselves. Paying someone else to do something you could […]
August 18, 2011

Is AdWords Express Right for Your Small Business?

For many small, local businesses, advertising on Google seems complicated, expensive and intimidating. There’s a lot to learn, and besides, there’s an entire industry built on […]
July 25, 2011

Twitter for Small Business: Keeping it Fun Keeps it Effective

After mentioning whiskey in a tweet several weeks back, I noticed I had picked up a new follower to my Twitter account. It was a stone […]