Internet Users Will Surpass 3 Billion

Internet Users Will Surpass 3 Billion

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Back in 2010, NeONBRAND reported that the world would reach 2 billion internet users by the end of the year, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Now 4 years later, the ITU expects that we’ll break 3 billion by December 2014. That means 40% of the world is connecting with one another on the … Continued

Smart Marketing: Nourish the Consumer

Smart Marketing: Nourish the Consumer

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A shared keynote at this year’s Pubcon reminded SEO companies that smart marketing is all about helping consumers. Businesses that share valuable, original content with consumers are achieving marketable success. In a sense, winning SEOs practice “the more you give, the more you shall receive.” NeONBRAND takes a look on how this helpful strategy can improve your business. … Continued

Big Companies Suffer Data Breaches

Big Companies Suffer Data Breaches

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Home Depot’s crushing data breach this September has put billion dollar corporations on their toes.  Beginning in April of this year, the malware known as Mozart–a corporation specific computer contaminate–went on a 5 month infiltration of Home Depot’s cybersecurity system. Experts project over 56 million customers were affected. That’s over 15 million more than last December’s … Continued

Critical Elements of a Great Brand Logo

Critical Elements of a Great Brand Logo

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Many business owners think they own their brand, but in fact, that is not the case. A brand is the general public’s image of your business, and you only can hope to influence that image in a way that you want relevant consumers and potential customer in particular to think of your business. One of … Continued

Enforce Copyright Protections Through the DMCA

Enforce Copyright Protections Through the DMCA

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When you produce online content for your website, blog, social media or another outlet, the moment you publish the content, you own it. Thank goodness for Copyright Protections. That ownership applies to any content posted online, whether it’s a blog post, photograph, infographic, video or another type of online post. Protecting your online content is … Continued

Tracking URLs Help Identify Traffic Sources

Tracking URLs Help Identify Traffic Sources

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Tracking online marketing activity and the sources of useful and relevant online traffic can be done easily with some basic online tools and a little effort. Tools needed to track URLs include published content with a live URL link, the free Google URL builder, and a free Bit.ly account. The URL builder enables site owners … Continued

4 Digital Marketing Tips to Get You Back on Track

4 Digital Marketing Tips to Get You Back on Track

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Marketing is such a different animal than it used to be. What used to be as simple as buying ad space in a newspaper or recording an ad for the radio turned into full on production with the invention of the television. Add to that the ever growing advertising “free-for-all” that is social media, from Facebook … Continued

How to Hack a WordPress Site

How to Hack a WordPress Site

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I was working late on a client’s website a couple nights ago, when I closed out and rushed home so that I could make it in time for dinner. After an amazing dinner prepared by my wife, I pulled up my client’s website on my phone to make sure the responsive design was looking the way … Continued

Improve Website Visibility

Improve Website Visibility

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Among all the issues that face a business owner, trying to improve website visibility probably doesn’t get thought about all too often.  Even here at NeONBRAND our own website visibility is sometimes left forgotten as we’re busy working on everyone elses! Now that we’ve recognized the problem, how do we fix it? Improve Website Visibility: 2 … Continued

Five Easy Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Website

Five Easy Ways to Get More Traffic to Your Website

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We know you want to encourage more traffic to your website; our tips will help you generate traffic quickly. If you’re like a lot of business owners, you likely depend on your site to market your business, offer product and service information and notify your customers of current events or promotions. But is your website … Continued

Running a Logo Contest on Fiverr.com

Running a Logo Contest on Fiverr.com

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We recently started a new project and as with most new web projects, we needed a new logo. We’ve used sites like 99designs.com and hatchwise.com in the past but had limited success and the price can be a bit high. So this time we decided to come up with something a little different. If you … Continued

Online Marketing Strategies: What NOT to Do

Online Marketing Strategies: What NOT to Do

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Maybe those Mayans are onto something. And if you’re of the mindset that the world as we know it is ending next week, then by all means, DO everything we’ve listed below to watch your marketing strategies flush down the proverbial tube. However, if you’d like to make it your most successful year yet, steer … Continued

No Time for Marketing?

No Time for Marketing?

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When you’re running a business – especially your own, you probably find that all too often there aren’t enough hours in the day. With payroll, taxes, staffing, operations, products, vendors and countless other factors to worry about, it’s amazing if you can even find the time to actually market your business. Unfortunately, marketing is a … Continued

Five Tricks for Promoting Your Website Online

Five Tricks for Promoting Your Website Online

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You’ve done your research, implemented your SEO keywords, continue to update your content, but what else can you do to promote your website online? Well, we have a few ideas. Unfortunately, we live in a world where information never sleeps, so your web promotion can’t either. Use a few of our tips below to keep … Continued

Sponsorships

Sponsorships

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Peanut butter and Jelly, Sonny and Cher, cookies and cream: some things just go together. And when it comes to your business, NeONBRAND is here to find out who and what goes well with your project – with our specialized sponsorship services. Understanding the ins and outs of your business and products is crucial to … Continued

Advertising on a Digital Level

Advertising on a Digital Level

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Step back, Super Bowl ads! Social media is the new player in the ring this year, as the shift toward online advertising continues to take root. According to a new study by the IAB, businesses are pulling funds from their TV advertisements to boost online marketing. Why’s that? Studies show that consumers have a higher … Continued

Insight for Business

Insight for Business

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Think it’s all about the Benjamins? Think again (although a few crisp hundreds never hurt anybody). But as it turns out, integrating social media into business isn’t all about making profits. In fact, that’s one of the least important results around, according to a poll released on Marketing Pilgrim this week. Among the top motivators … Continued

Goal! Tips for Successful Business Goals

Goal! Tips for Successful Business Goals

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While there may still be a few weeks left in 2010, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about 2011 – at what that might mean to your business. In fact, December is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and assess what worked for your business and what—umm—didn’t. And since the New Year … Continued

Driving responsibly? Progressive wants to make sure.

Driving responsibly? Progressive wants to make sure.

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Car insurance company Progressive has found a new way to give its customers deep discounts when appropriate: It’s giving drivers tiny devices that plug into their cars; if the devices show the driver is responsible, he or she could get up to 30% off insurance rates. Snapshot Called the “Snapshot” program, this plan is currently … Continued

Social Media and Sales

Social Media and Sales

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Can Social Media really help sales? The simple answer is of course yes, but probably not quite the “yes” that you are wanting. Social media is rarely, if ever, the direct sales channel itself. Social media can increase the likelihood of sales through better targeting, more consistent touchpoints and availability of information, establishing affinities and … Continued

Online Experts

Online Experts

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Expertise for Hire. Whether you’re ordering a wedding cake or searching for a new employee, the lesson is simple: People will pay for expertise. Whether painting your home, repairing your car or – cough, cough – handling your social media, customers demand things done right – especially if they’re paying for it. That’s where your business and its expertise … Continued

‘Tis the Season of Thanksgiving

‘Tis the Season of Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving often brings up images of family, food and fun, but do we really know why we celebrate Thanksgiving, and how it all began? Well here is an excellent video from History.com that helps explain some of the traditions behind this wonderful holiday. Our Suggestion? Try to take it easy on the turkey!