Posts by Larry Alton

About Larry Alton

Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business, and entrepreneurship. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

4 Ways for Franchise Owners to Leverage Social Media

For most business owners, especially new entrepreneurs, social media is a mouth-wateringly powerful tool. It can instantly connect your brand with millions of people all over the world, give you key insights into your target market, and best of all—it’s …

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4 Tricks to Immediately Increase Ecommerce Conversions

As a whole, the ecommerce industry is anything but stagnant. It’s a dynamic space that’s constantly evolving, thanks to an influx of new technologies and customer desires. For individual brands and websites, it’s necessary to stay on top of these …

5 Obstacles to Successful Data Management in Your Marketing Campaign

Marketing campaigns run on information. The goal is to create messaging that reaches and influences a target audience, but if you don’t know who your audience is, how they’re consuming media, or what could influence them, you can’t do your …

4 Tips for Increasing Trust on Product Pages

So much effort is put into driving customers to product pages that it would be a shame to lose them after they arrive. A high bounce rate on a product page clearly indicates that something is wrong with your web …

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Smart Money: Financial Considerations For Online Advertising

Imagine you’re planning a vacation. You’re trying to set a budget for the trip, and hotel costs are high. Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to pay for a room? Could having an RV save you some money?

Unfortunately, …

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Facebook: The Key to an Effective Social Strategy

Every social media strategy is different. Following a mold or completely copying your competition’s plan won’t do you any good. You must develop a strategy that’s reflective of your brand’s voice and appropriately targets your audience.

With that being said, …

5 Ways To Use SEO To Concentrate On a Niche Audience

5 Ways To Use SEO To Concentrate On a Niche Audience

There’s a lot of information out there about SEO. A lot of it is dated. A lot of it is incorrect. And a lot of it deals with general SEO for general purposes. But especially if you’re a company that’s …

Strategies and Techniques for Marketing an Online Course Offering

Strategies and Techniques for Marketing an Online Course Offering

Businesses should always be looking for ways to develop additional revenue streams, especially when they’re natural to the core value offerings already being presented. And while there are many different options for creating alternative revenue streams, one option that’s conducive …

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3 Ways Your Content Marketing Strategy Can Be Improved Today

If you have plans for your business to find long-term success, you’ve likely already been working on a content marketing strategy for some time. With the amount of people using the Internet to do research, find information and make purchases, …

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5 Online Privacy Tips For Security Dependent Industries

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Privacy is important for everyone. Privacy is important for businesses. And privacy is of particular importance for security-dependent industries like the medical sector, the financial sector, and the military sector. But even with all of the importance put on those …