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Our Most Popular Blog Articles for Entrepreneurs of 2016

Our Most Popular Blog Articles of 2016

In 2016 we wrote many blog articles dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners learn how to get leads, drive sales, and boost profits.

While I always get excited from the feedback I get from our readers, there were several articles that really got a lot of buzz and shares.

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So I thought you might enjoy a replay of our best blog posts of the year.

Here’s 15 stories that readers loved most!

  1. Using Your Story for a Stronger Audience Connection – How Stories Greatly Enhance Your Business Brand Positioning

    Have you incorporated your story into your business marketing?
     
    I recently attended a live event, WOW – Women of Worth, at Harrison Hot Springs where several women took the stage to inspire, educate and motivate the audience.
     
    Each of the guest speakers had their own unique story to tell, which captivated the audience and left us wanting to hear more.
     
    What these women did so masterfully was incorporate their story into their presentation. By doing this, they quickly drew in the audience and built a strong “Know, Like and Trust factor” with them.

    » Read “Using Your Story for a Stronger Audience Connection” Here

  2. Christmas, New Years, and Valentine’s Day. Check out these 10 Marketing & Social Media Tactics to Boost Holiday Sales

    Tis the season for holiday sales!
     
    Shoppers are flocking online in search of gift giving ideas. According to Mashable, “65% of shoppers tap social media looking for the perfect gift… and two out of three shoppers purchased a gift they found via social media.”
     
    So what are the best ways to cash in on seasonal sales with your business?
     
    Whether you are a service-based business or sell products, here’s some suggestions to get in the spirit with holiday sales.

    » Read “10 Marketing & Social Media Tactics to Boost Holiday Sales” Here

  3. Want to Build an Award-Winning Business? Here’s 14 Strategies to Help Get You There

    14 Strategies We Attribute to Our Recent Business Excellence Award
     
    Out of the blue, I received an email from the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce one day notifying me that eVision Media was nominated for a 2016 Business Excellence award.
     
    Say what?
     
    Once I got past my shock and disbelief that they must have the wrong Susan… it began to sink in that someone out there thought we were worthy enough of this nomination. Wow, what an honour!
     
    Part of the nomination process consisted of a 30-minute interview in front of a 3-judge panel. Imagine being forced to actually brag about yourself for a half an hour!
     
    Talk about squirming in my seat!
     
    Fast forward to last week where the awards ceremony took place. Much to my relief, our category was  up first so I could relax the rest of the evening.

    » Read “What it Takes to Create an Award-Winning Business” Here

  4. Want to Save Time with Social Media? Here’s the 5 Top Time Saving Social Media Management Tools

    Sharing content regularly on social media is critical for staying top of mind.  Yet many businesses struggle to find the time to do daily social media posts.
     
    While sharing timely posts live is important, pre-scheduling social media posts using social media management tools helps you save time.
     
    But with all the tools out there, how do you know what the right one is for your business?
     
    Here’s some of our favourite social media management tools you’ll want to check out:

    » Read “5 Top Time Saving Social Media Management Tools” Here

  5. Ready to Grow Your Business?

    Here’s 5 Members Every Growing Business Needs on Their Team
     
    Many businesses begin as a solo-entrepreneurship. With one person who has a vision, passion and skill that compels them embark on a journey so they can make a difference in the world and build a successful business along the way.
     
    But the truth of the matter is, no one can build a successful, thriving business singlehandedly.
     
    One person can’t possibly possess all of the skills needed to carry out day-to-day business and marketing operations. Not well anyway.

    » Read “How to Take a Solo-Entrepreneurship to the Next Level” Here

  6. To Do Social Media or Not To Do Social Media… That Is The Question. Here’s the Answer

    As a business owner and solopreneur, it’s really important to know that the time, energy, and resources you invest in your business provides a generous return on investment.
     
    Social media platforms are a powerful tool that can help you market your business, but unless you know how to use it to generate tangible ROI for your business, is it really worth it?
     
    This article will provide you with a clear breakdown of all the information you need to make the best decision for your business.
     
    How Much Time Does Social Media Require?

    » Read “Is Social Media Really Worth it for a Small Business?” Here

  7. Attract your Dream Clients. Here’s How to Find Ideal Clients Online

    5 Important Steps for Defining Your Niche Market
     
    I talk a lot to clients about branding and finding their niche but this can be quite challenging to new entrepreneurs or even seasoned business owners when it isn’t clear what their brand is or who their ideal clients are.
     
    New entrepreneurs have a vision of how they want to help people and have a gift they can share that will help solve their problems, but they struggle with getting the right message to the right people who can benefit from their services….

    » Read “How to Find Ideal Clients” Here

  8. Try these 10 Essential Website Update Hacks to Help Boost Sales

    When was the last time you updated your website?
     
    It saddens me to say that I have many clients who have all but abandoned their website once it was launched. They either get too busy to think about it or worse, don’t realize how important it is to the success of their business.
     
    Remember your website is out there promoting you and your business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year long. So if you’re one of those people that never gave your website a second thought once it went live, then please keep reading.

    » Read “10 Essential Website Update Hacks to Help Boost Sales” Here

  9. Want More Clients? Here’s How to Get Clients Fast Using Warm Letters

    Are you keeping your business a secret?
     
    You may think you are doing a great job on social media, networking, and marketing online to grow your business.  But you may not be utilizing your very biggest asset… and that is your own personal network.
     

    Most of us have established a network of at least 250 people.  It’s important to keep in touch regularly with your network to stay top of mind.
     
    And the best way to do this is with a warm letter.
     
    Below are tips on what to write in a warm letter to send our to your personal network of friends and colleagues.

    » Read “How to Get Clients Fast Using Warm Letters” Here

  10. Do you get distracted easily? Here’s The Entrepreneurial Bright and Shiny Object Syndrome Exposed

    What You Need to Know Before You Sign Up for Yet Another Program
     
    There’s an insidious travesty happening in the entrepreneurial world and I’ve stayed silent about it long enough.
     
    It’s time to expose what’s really happening to unsuspecting entrepreneurs and business owners when it comes to seeking the perfect answer to their business needs.
     
    You probably already know it as chasing after the bright and shiny object syndrome.
     
    It happens when the perceived need to learn more, be more and do more outweighs the need to actually get clients and run a business.

    » Read “The Entrepreneurial Bright and Shiny Object Syndrome Exposed” Here

  11. If Your Newsletter Open Rates Suck, Try This Format

    7 Important Format Components to Include In Your Information-Based Newsletter
     
    I sign up for a lot of digital newsletters. Mostly because I anticipate one of these three benefits from being on that person or company’s list:

    • Receive details on sales and discounts
    • Be entertained or inspired
    • Learn something of value

     
    Most people are like me and will gladly provide their name and email address for at least one of the above benefits.

    » Read “Creating An Effective eNewsletter Format That Gets Read” Here

  12. Here’s 12 Tips on Driving More Traffic to your WordPress Website

    We all want websites that are search-engine friendly. But sometimes when you are busy it’s easy to publish a new blog post and be off to the next thing on your to do list.
     
    Over time, this can really hurt your SEO efforts.  That’s why I’ve put together this short hit list of things you can do to boost your WordPress SEO.

    » Read “12 WordPress SEO Hacks to Boost Your Business Website Traffic” Here

  13. Leverage your Intellectual Property. Here’s What To Do With Old Content To Keep Building Brand Exposure

    I’ve been producing a lot of content over the years: articles for our blog as well as these videos. I also used to post a lot of eTips that would be put on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn as well as quotes and inspirational messages.
     
    I realized I need to commit to doing something more with all of that older content. There’s a whole library of assets that I should and will continue to use in my content marketing efforts.
     
    So today’s tip is to not forget about the old content that you have.

    » Watch “What To Do With Old Content To Keep Building Brand Exposure” Here

  14. Rock Facebook Live! Here’s 10 Facebook Live Hacks You’ll Want to Know About

    With zillions of marketing messages a day, people are bombarded with social media updates. How can you get your posts to stand out?
     
    Facebook Live brings fans right to where the action is.

     
    There is nothing more exciting than sharing fun updates and trends via live video. So how can you tap into the power of this incredible marketing tool to skyrocket your business?
     
    Here’s 10 ways to rock your marketing with Facebook Live:

    » Read “10 Facebook Live Hacks You’ll Want to Know About” Here

  15. Stay Safe: Follow these 7 Tips to Protect Your Website from Hackers

    We have all heard in the headlines about major companies like Chase, Target, and Home Depot having data breaches with Ashley Madison being one of the latest high-profile victims.
     
    The threat to small businesses on experiencing attacks by hackers is very real and not something to ignore.  In fact, according to a 2013 survey by the National Small Business Association over 44% of small businesses have had their systems hacked.
     
    The Dangers of Not Protecting your Systems

    » Read “7 Tips to Protect Your Website from Hackers” Here

Which are your favourite? I’d love a little feedback so feel free to comment below with your thoughts.

What would you like to learn about in 2017 to reach your business goals.  Give us your most pressing marketing, website or social media questions below and we’ll write about them in the coming year!

To your success,

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About the Author, Susan Friesen

10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum ResultsSusan Friesen is the founder of eVision Media, a boutique web development and Digital Marketing firm of over 15 years that specializes in designing, building and marketing professional, unique websites for entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations.

Visit www.ultimatewebsiteguide.ca and grab your FREE "Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Website's Profitability - 10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum Results".

5 Tips to Thrive the Holiday Season both Personally and Professionally

5 Tips to Thrive the Holiday Season both Personally and Professionally

As much as there is the call for celebration and frivolity, there is arguably more stress and discontent during the holidays.

If you’re lucky, you may be able to survive the pressures of family gatherings and giving while trying to end the year with your business in the black.

But it would be so much better if we could all thrive and thoroughly enjoy the season as it was meant to be and sail into the new year.

I was given the time and space to reflect on this conundrum (more on that later), and I came up with these tips to make the best of this holiday time.

  1. Make self-care a priority. This is the number one rule in my book. And the stress of the holidays is a sure test of how well you are taking care of yourself.
     
    Make sure you get plenty of rest and eat as healthily as possible (in between the occasional holiday treats). If you’re like me, limit alcohol and sugar to reduce physical stress on your body. Give yourself a spa day to have a truly, luxurious time to relax and recharge.
     
    My new practice is around wellness. So, it seems rather poetic to have been knocked to my knees with a painful illness – shingles.
     
    Then I remembered from my mentors that illness is the universe trying to tell you something. For me it is to take a step out of the crazy world, stay present, and use the space to listen.
     
    So if you find yourself sick, give yourself the time and space to heal and get curious to what message it brings.
     
    Bottom line for your business: When you can stay healthy and relaxed during the holidays, your perspective on your business is clear and open. And the tricks you use to de-stress now can be used any time you’re feeling stressed at work.
  2. Be flexible and forgiving. This is definitely not a time for perfection or high expectations for everyone and everything to work out. Things happen (see #1 above).
     
    Understand that every one of us is trying to do our best to make the best of the situation. With so much change and uncertainty in the air, it’s important that we are open to things happening differently. Because the one thing that is for sure is change itself.
     
    Bottom line for your business: The mix of holidays and year-end business affairs can create a challenging time – if you let it. It’s important that you honor and support your staff and clients in finding that balance.
     
    Things might need to be re-negotiated in order to get a better outcome. In addition, I find the week between Christmas and New Year’s as a great space to get my business affairs in order, so that I feel more in control and can plan ahead.
  3. Be open to changing rituals that work for you. Ever since my parents past, I have been experimenting on different ways to celebrate the holidays. Last year, I politely declined family invites and took my dog to the coast for Christmas.
     
    Changing rituals may also include rethinking the art of giving. It seems lately that the consumer-driven way of shopping for a gift has overtaken the intention of giving.
     
    For years, I have been giving home-made, home-grown gifts of honey, garlic, horseradish and biscotti because these are gifts from my heart and home, which is far more satisfying – for both parties.
     
    Bottom-line for your business: If you sense there is a system or process not working for you (which means for your clients as well) in your business, perhaps it’s time to bring it forward and work with your staff or clients on coming up with a better plan for all.
  4. Celebrate the winter solstice. You know that most (if not all) the holidays at this time of year originated from the celebration of the light at solstice.
     
    The best way to honor the seasonal shift from the dark to the light is to go outside and observe the beauty of nature – the snow (or rain), the moon, the stars, the trees, the birds.
     
    At night, light a fire or candle or hang star lanterns in your window. Of course, song and dance are completely appropriate!!
     
    This beautiful interlude can set a celebratory mood and intention for the coming gatherings and celebrations.
     
    Bottom-line for your business: This time of reflection and looking forward to the light returning is a perfect space to set intentions for the success of your business in the new year. Make sure you ask yourself what would bring more light to your work so that your business brilliantly shines in the next 12 months.
  5. Plan your next vacation. Yes, it’s important to ponder on plans for the new year, especially around your business. But don’t forget to plan your trips and vacation time.
     
    This is the ultimate step in self-care and wellness, and it is something to look forward to in the coming months. See if you can plan for a quarterly break, even if it is a long weekend.
     
    Bottom-line for your business: Consider going on a personal retreat in January where you can continue the work from the solstice and develop an annual business plan with target dates and measurements of success.

So, which tips are you going to try out this year? Do you have any that you could share?

Be well and see you next year.

About the Author, Elizabeth Walker

Elizabeth Walker

Elizabeth Walker is known as a "natural" in reinventing herself. After nearly 25 years as a consulting urban forester, and more recently a farmer and blogger on sustainability and permaculture, she is exploring ways to help others become the best of themselves with her unique Alignment Magic system.

She looks forward to identifying and engaging her ideal clients through nature-based coaching and mentoring and help them achieve abundant and sustained health, wealth and happiness in their lives. For more information, visit her website: earthbodywellness.net


Why Paying it Forward Reaps Many Rewards on Social Media

Why Paying it Forward Reaps Many Rewards on Social Media

6 Ways You Can Pay it Forward on Social Media

How would you like to be the reason someone smiles today?

Doesn’t it feel wonderful and causes you to smile when you’re acknowledged for an accomplishment? When someone is truly kind to you without any intention of reciprocation?

I recently discovered just how wonderful that feeling is.

When eVision Media won an Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence award at the end of November, my Facebook feed was inundated with hundreds of likes, congratulations and well wishes. It truly was overwhelming to be the receiver of such incredible heart-felt wishes!

Being on the receiving end of such attention was not only flattering but also had me deeply touched that so many people thought kindly of my team and I.

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So much so that it had me ponder my own actions, or inactions as the case may be, on social media.

How many times did I scroll past someone sharing their good news… too busy to pause long enough to congratulate them?

How many times did I simply hit the “like” button and move on after someone posted a huge victory of their own?

Too many times.

So many that I made a decision to change that and this article urges you to think about your own actions on Social Media too.

Now I make a conscious effort to pause long enough in my busy day to spread a simple message of kindness on my social media channels. Whether it’s a quick “Congratulations!” or a response to a question I can help with, I know my acts of kindness are paying it forward for all the kind acts I’ve received over the years.

Will you join me?

Here’s 6 Ways You Can Pay it Forward on Social Media

  1. When you see someone sharing good news, don’t just hit the “Like” button, go that extra mile and leave a comment about how happy you are for them. It’s ok that you don’t know this person personally, it’s social media where your online connection is all that’s needed to pay a little kindness forward.
     
    This simple gesture can make a big difference in the other person’s life. You have no idea what they are going through and your message of kindness could make their day.
  2. When someone retweets or shares your content to their followers, send them a message of thanks.
     
    Your acknowledgement will go a long way in their eyes, and they will remember how kind you were to them and will encourage them to continue their acts of sharing kindness.
  3. Retweet and share great content of others and be sure to give them credit for posting such great stuff.
     
    This kind of acknowledgement could be all that’s needed to give them the confidence they need to keep creating good stuff.
  4. Participate in contests that you really wish to be a part of. A lot of thought and planning goes into setting up a contest so show your appreciation for the opportunity to win something and submit your entry.
     
    Imagine if you were holding a contest and how much excitement you would feel when you see so many people participating. Share that gift of excitement to others.
  5. Tell someone you appreciate them. It doesn’t have to have any strings attached… simply let them know how much you admire them and appreciate being connected with them on Social Media and why.
     
    Wouldn’t it be great to receive such an unprovoked message? You can make someone else feel great too – how cool is that!
  6. When you see someone is struggling or has asked a question you can answer, help.
     
    Sharing your expertise with others is a wonderful way to pay it forward and help someone else out at the same time.

By making a conscious effort in performing these acts of kindness on social media, you will not only help make the world a better place (after all, doesn’t the world need more kindness in it?) but you will also see a positive shift both personally and professionally in your own life.

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There are plenty of other ways you can pay it forward and share kindness with others on social media. Help me grow this list by posting in the comments section below your own ideas. And don’t forget to implement them!

To your success,

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About the Author, Susan Friesen

10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum ResultsSusan Friesen is the founder of eVision Media, a boutique web development and Digital Marketing firm of over 15 years that specializes in designing, building and marketing professional, unique websites for entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations.

Visit www.ultimatewebsiteguide.ca and grab your FREE "Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Website's Profitability - 10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum Results".

Why You Need to Stop Using Gmail for Your Business Email Address

What kind of email address are you using for business? Are you using Hotmail, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo or email? Any of those free email services?

If so, keep reading because I want to implore to you to stop using your personal email addresses for business purposes!

The biggest reason for avoiding using a personal email address for business is that it does not present you in a very professional light.

When you’re sending a professional based email to a prospective client, existing client or to vendors and resources, anything to do with business correspondence, when they’re seeing it’s coming from a personal email address like Gmail or Hotmail, it does not present you in a very professional light and it actually has a detracting affect on their perception of how professional you are.

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So if you want to be presented as a professional business person that you want to be taken seriously and want people to spend money with, then you need to have a professional domain-based email address.

Assuming you have a website, every website has a domain name: www.whatever.com or .ca etc and that domain name can be used to create you a professional email address.

Fr instance, my email address is “Susan at eVisionMedia.ca” where our domain name is the “eVisionMedia.ca” part of it. If you typed “eVisionMedia.ca” into your web browser you’ll get our website.

It is very straightforward and simple to create an email address that matches your domain name. If you’re not sure how to do it, ask your web developer or VA to do it. It happens at your web server account and they can set that up for you.

I understand using a Hotmail or Gmail etc. is handy because you can access it from any browser, but your domain-based email address can also be set up in Gmail but you want to make sure it is set up as a POP3 or IMAP account so that when you hit reply to somebody who has emailed you, you’re replying from your professional email address not your Gmail address.

Another thing you can do is set up your email address as an IMAP account and that way it can sync up to all of your devices. This means you can check your email in Outlook on your desktop computer, on your smart-phone, on your iPad – they will all sync together, which is really handy.

The way that works is all of your emails, all that data is stored on a cloud server and that data automatically feeds to your devices that are set up with that email address. With this in mind, there’s really no reason for you to be using a free email service for business use convenience sake only.

Get your web developer to set you up with a proper email address and forget about using those free email address accounts because it’s hurting your brand reputation.

For more information, read this: Proof Why Using Your Personal Email for Business Is Hurting Your Credibility

I’d love to hear what you think – are you using a personal email address for business? Share your response below in the comments section or if you have a question, I’d be happy to answer.

To your success,

P.S. Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Our “All Under One Roof” boutique web development and digital marketing firm can help you make your vision a reality.
CLICK HERE: www.eVisionMedia.ca

About the Author, Susan Friesen

10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum ResultsSusan Friesen is the founder of eVision Media, a boutique web development and Digital Marketing firm of over 15 years that specializes in designing, building and marketing professional, unique websites for entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations.

Visit www.ultimatewebsiteguide.ca and grab your FREE "Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Website's Profitability - 10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum Results".

12 WordPress SEO Hacks to Boost Your Business Website Traffic

12 WordPress SEO Hacks to Boost your Traffic

We all want websites that are search-engine friendly.  But sometimes when you are busy it’s easy to publish a new blog post and be off to the next thing on your to do list.

Over time, this can really hurt your SEO efforts.  That’s why I’ve put together this short hit list of things you can do to boost your WordPress SEO.

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Schedule these tasks in your calendar to make your blog traffic soar!

  1. Post New Stuff Regularly

    Google has a bias towards fresh content. Part of Google’s algorithm looks at how new the content is and gives preference to more recent results. So publishing original content on a regular basis is important.
     
    Also size matters when it comes to content. Generally longer content ranks higher than shorter content.  So strive to make your post at least 500 words.

  2. Create a Keywords List

    If SEO is a priority, then you’ll want to develop a keyword list.  This is basically a list of keywords and phrases that describes your products and services. These keywords should include words from search terms that are more likely to be used to find your offerings online.
     
    Google has some incredible tools to make keyword research easy including Google Search, Google Suggest, Google Instant and Google Wonder Wheel.
     
    Hint: if you want a really targeted keyword list, hire an SEO expert

  3. Install an SEO Plugin

    This will allow you to set keyword-rich custom titles and Meta descriptions for your posts for search engines.
     
    A couple of popular SEO plug-ins to consider are All in One SEO Pack and WordPress SEO by Yoast.
     
    Again, this is something your web designer or an SEO professional can easily install for you.

  4. Hand Submit to Search Engines

    What good is a site if no one can find it? That’s why getting listed in Google and the other popular search engines and directories is one of the most effective ways of getting free targeted traffic to your website.
     
    You have probably seen lots of automated submission services where you pay a small fee for them to submit your site to hundreds of search engines. These services not only won’t help – they can actually hurt you.
     
    Almost all of these free directories never send an actual visitor to your website and getting links from them can hurt your ability to rank in the real search engines like Google and Bing.
     
    The best practice is to manually submit your site to search engines yourself.  WordPress makes this easy once you set up an account in Google, Bing and Yandex Webmaster Tools.
     
    If unsure, just ask your webmaster or SEO Specialist to set up these accounts.

  5. Add Tags to your Posts

    WordPress, straight out of the box, comes ready to embrace search engines.  The tags features is one of those SEO friendly features you should take advantage of.
     
    Be sure to add relevant keyword-rich tags to every post you publish.

  6. Leave Comments on Other Blogs

    Start linking more to other people’s posts on their blogs and encourage them to link back to you.
     
    One search engine factor that Google considers is backlinking.  A website that has more backlinks is considered more of an authority site and gets higher rankings.

  7. Block Spam Comments

    When people leave comments on your blog, it counts as content to Google.  So if you have a website about DIY crafts and someone leaves 5 comments about “cheap enhancement pills’ that ruins your keyword relevancy and hurts your rankings.
     
    So blocking spam comments from posting to your blog will improve your SEO – as well as make your real blog readers happy.

  8. Internal Linking

    One easy way to get more traffic is to add internal links to your blog posts.
     
    For example if you have an article on Overcoming Your Resistance to Blog Writing, then at the bottom of that article you can post links to “Other Related Articles You May Enjoy”: 4 Content Marketing Trends for Business Owners in 2017 and other related articles. WordPress SEO by Yoast does this automatically for you as you can see at the bottom of this post.

  9. Use Image Alt Tags

    For each image you use in your post, ensure you add the Alt tag to help them rank better in image searches. This is another excellent place to put relevant keywords.
     
    Google has an image search function that works in pretty much the exact same way as the webpage search with keywords and relevance.  So adding Alt tags helps Google find and include your images when someone does an image search.

  10. Tweak Blog Post Titles

    If you quickly wrote titles to your blog posts before, take time to review them first before publishing.
     
    Your  blog post titles are vitally important to your SEO rankings so compare the keywords used to your keyword list and make your blog titles more keyword rich.

  11. Add Social Media Sharing Buttons 

    When Google sees a blog article is getting a lot of posts and shares on social media, it boosts the ranking of that blog post.

    So making it easy for readers to share your posts helps others Tweet and share your great content!

  12. Update Your Theme

    Not all WordPress themes are SEO Friendly and the free WordPress themes may be hurting your search engine rankings because of this.
     
    Having a premium WordPress theme ensures your content will be indexed by the search engines, since the developers have taken special time to optimize every aspect in terms of both security and SEO.
     
    It’s smart to make sure your theme programming isn’t bloated with inefficient code that slows down page load times. We find this a lot with purchased themes and that’s why we only provide custom designed and built WordPress themes for our clients.

  13. Ready to Hit the Top Pages of Google for Your Best Keywords? We can help!

    eVision Media offers WordPress SEO Services.  We are experts in optimizing WordPress sites to rank higher in the search engines. Contact us today to find out more how to boost traffic and rankings with SEO strategies for WordPress (and other sites!) today.

    To your success,

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    About the Author, Susan Friesen

    10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum ResultsSusan Friesen is the founder of eVision Media, a boutique web development and Digital Marketing firm of over 15 years that specializes in designing, building and marketing professional, unique websites for entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations.

    Visit www.ultimatewebsiteguide.ca and grab your FREE "Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Website's Profitability - 10 Critical Questions You Must Ask to Get Maximum Results".

eVision Media Shines in the Spotlight as a Business Excellence Award Winner 2016

eVision Media Shines in the Spotlight as a Business Excellence Award Winner 2016

ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA – November 30, 2016 — eVision Media of Abbotsford, British Columbia was presented with the Business Excellence Award by the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce in the Home-Based Business Category.

Over 500 guests came out to celebrate this year’s 21st Annual event that took place on November 24, 2016 at the Tradex Trade & Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford. The Business Excellence Award recognizes winners who are Leaders in their industry with a commitment to Customer Service, a concern for the Community, and a passion for Innovation.

This year, the Abbotsford Chamber presented awards for 12 categories including home-based-business, retailer, manufacturing and production, agricultural and agri-business, consumer services, business services, young entrepreneur of the year, non-profit organization of the year, new business of the year, and established business of the year and more.

“We are proud to be honoured with this special recognition'” said Susan Friesen, Owner of eVision Media. “We are excited to be among local business leaders who have displayed excellence in service and contributed so generously in our communities.”

The mission of the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce is to represent, serve and connect their approximately 700 members to build and sustain a thriving business community.

Abbotsford Chamber President Josh Bach said, “Abbotsford is such a tremendous place in which to work and live. This year we received 90 nominations for the business excellence award, which were carefully considered by our panel of Board members to select winners for each of the categories.  We are excited for our members to continue to be “The Voice of Business” in Abbotsford.”

The recipients of the 2016 Business Excellence Awards are:

To find out more about the Abbotsford Business Excellence Awards visit the chamber website here: www.abbotsfordchamber.com/business-excellence-awards

To learn more about eVision Media’s services, visit their website at www.eVisionMedia.ca that includes an informative business and marketing blog providing tips and strategies for entrepreneurs and business owners.

About eVision Media

Founded in 1999, eVision Media is a full-service British Columbia web development and digital marketing boutique firm offering website design, graphic design, branding, social media, SEO/SEM marketing, copywriting and business mentoring.

Contact Information:
Susan Friesen
eVision Media
Phone: 604-855-4643
E-Mail: susan@evisionmedia.ca
Website: www.evisionmedia.ca

Joshua Bach
2015/17 President
Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce
604-859-7187
Website: www.abbotsfordchamber.com