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What Is the Most Agrivating Part About Dealing With a Body Shop or Insurance Company?
Asked by Glen, Wauconda, IL on Sep 20, 2017 • Tagged in Research
    Kristen Fowler from Tate's Creek Pet Sitting
    Lexington, KY • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, September 23, 2017

    As far as body shops, and car repair places in general go, my main complaint has been the sexist treatment I have received from the male employees. I am a woman who... (more)

What Do You Do With a Past Client Harassing and Defaming Your Business and Good Name?
Asked by Robert, Montreal, QC on Sep 22, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

What do you do with a past client harassing and defaming your business and good name. I am at the end of my wits. Over 20 calls, as many emails and now slandering my... (more)

    Kristen Fowler from Tate's Creek Pet Sitting
    Lexington, KY • 2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, September 23, 2017

    As someone else suggested, this person's problem is likely something other than your business, and they have just adopted this method of venting to try to make... (more)

Is Tweeting Dead?
Asked by Robin, Oxnard, CA on Sep 19, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

To be honest, I've never gotten the hang of Twitter... don't know hashtags from hashbrowns! (Guess with a name "Robin" I've been tweeting pretty much all my life.)... (more)

    Tim Wygal from Tims's Art Creations
    Lexington, KY • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, September 22, 2017

    Answered you own question, sounds like. Strike a balance, phone calls get to the point quickly, electronic messages, especially emails with the same information... (more)

    RG Conlee from Tylark
    Lexington, KY • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Tweeting is not dead, but may or may not be viable for direct customer communication. It is viable for exposure of your brand as is LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.. Its... (more)

Google Ratings and Reviews
Posted on Jul 17, 2015 • Tagged in General Discussion
Alignable members are weighing in with their opinions on Google. Have you rated Google yet? Add your rating and then check out other member's opinions and share your... (more)
    James McWhorter from SpiderSavvy
    Lexington, KY • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Reviewed on Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Google is a big part of my life. I use their services everyday; whether it's researching the latest trends in Search Engine Optimization or checking my email through... (more)

How Do You Get Listed Today in Google Search? I Used to Be on Page One Now I Can't Be Found.
Asked by Bill, Deltona, FL on Sep 19, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

I've gone to a mobile friendly site, I use Google tools every week and I have a SEO program on all 5 of my websites. Still I'm nowhere to be found unless I type in... (more)

    James McWhorter from SpiderSavvy
    Lexington, KY • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, September 21, 2017

    Hi Bill, one more thing. You'll want to get an SSL certificate on your site by next month. Google will be cracking down on sites without one in Oct.

    James McWhorter from SpiderSavvy
    Lexington, KY • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Hi Bill, I mirror most of the comments below.

    If you send me a message and tell me the keyword you used to rank for, and your domain name I can do a quick SEO audit... (more)

What Type of Digital Assets Are Necessary for Building Traffic?
Asked by Miquiel, Seffner, FL on Sep 21, 2017 • Tagged in Business Website
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    James McWhorter from SpiderSavvy
    Lexington, KY • 0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, September 21, 2017

    This is a concise answer but true; none-the-less.

    Increasing organic traffic, and domain authority, are achieved by solid keyword research, content creation, and... (more)

Which Came First, the "Chicken or the Egg"... The Client or the Referral?
Asked by Suzy, Potomac Falls, VA on Sep 19, 2017 • Tagged in General Discussion

As a small business owner, trying to expand my business, I am learning more about networking within my community, which is how I came to this site. It seems that I... (more)

    Dana Martin from Dana Martin Studio
    Lexington, KY • 1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    I've found that the best way to stand out is to be different. Figure out what makes your business unique, and use your uniqueness in all your marketing. Hint: It... (more)

How Important Is Financing When Starting a Business?
Asked by Joe, Vista, CA on Sep 16, 2017 • Tagged in Asking for Advice

According to SBA site - Businesses need to exist for an average of 2-3 years before getting a small business loan. In 2013 small businesses made up 99% of employer... (more)

    Carrie Black from Elite Funding Group LLC
    Lexington, KY • 8 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    There are many funding options out there for businesses with shorter time (less than two years) in business but, truth be told, they are never the cheapest or best... (more)