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Internet Marketing, SEO & Social media for creative businesses

Webyogi provides creative digital marketing consultancy to start-up & small businesses, public & health sector, arts marketing, educational, social enterprises, ethical businesses and not for profit organisations.

Are you ready for the convergence of social media, search and digital marketing? Facebook, Twitter, Quora, Linkedin and Foursquare are turning internet marketing on it’s head. How can you make sure  your marketing strategy is ready to cope?

Whether you want to improve your SEO, create an online marketing plan, manage your own website contentget on  Twitter we provide a range of internet marketing services web design, blog, email, search engine and social media marketing services to meet your business objectives.

We have lots of experience in digital marketing and we speak plain English. We provide full integrated Internet marketing services :-

Our approach is ethical, flexible and honest tailored to your budget, needs and customers. Contact us here to find out more.

Can the internet make you rich?

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ITV’s tonight programme this evening explored how the internet is opening up new avenues for budding entrepreneurs to make their fortunes online  in these recessionary times.

Most of the entrepreneurs in the programme simply had a good idea and used the web and social media to exploit it. Take Lauren Luke’s You Tube video make up tutorials – Brilliant! – I’ve subscribed and i didn’t even realise i needed to.

When the internet first came around it was synonymous with porn, online dating and dodgy websites that sucked. How things have changed, nowadays  :-

• there are 42 million online shoppers in the UK
• 71% growth in the last 2 years
• Now 17p in every pound is being spent online (almost twice that of the US).
• £68.4 billion UK trade is expected to be done on the internet in 2009 compared with only £87m in 2000

What strikes me is that the people who are successful are authentic, real and practical. Social media channels simply enable entrepreneurs to promote ideas, products, messages or behaviors and spread them like viruses –  as Malcolm Gladwell so eloquently describes in The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Image the potential that Crowd Sourcing brings for business and social change…

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Blogging for beginners

blogging4beginnersBeen showing a colleague today how to set up a blog. It’s so exciting to see people dive in and explore the wonderful world of the blogosphere. There are lots of blog hosting services (places where your blog will live) to start blogging on. The most popular ones are Blogger, WordPress and TypePad but there are many more. I use WordPress, it’s easy to use and get started, just sign up and experiment. I am not a expert blogger but here are some tips i have come across recently that i have found useful …

– Keep it simple – Start with an easy to use blogging tool like WordPress

–  Pick topics that you are passionate about –  you’ll find people with similar interests to connect with.

Interact – Make sure your blog has a comments feature – when someone leaves a comment email them or leave a reply.

Think about the purpose of your blog – Decide what you will and won’t write about and stick to it.

Read other blogs and link to them – Blogging connects people thinking through similar issues.  Link to them, add your own ideas, leave comments. Technorati is the place to start – have a look at the top 100 list and subscribe to feeds you find interesting.

I use my blog as an online reference library to note posts and links that i love. Here are some links to blogging resources that i have found useful …