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Weekly Small Business Roundup – August 26, 2011

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Weekly Small Business Roundup

This week’s Small Business Roundup includes 6 ways to increase blog traffic, higher taxes for small businesses, and SMB social media statistics.

Six Steps to Increase Your Blog Traffic – Some really great tips you can use to get more visitors to your blog. Unlike a lot of articles, this one gives real world examples we can relate to our individual situation.

Higher Business Taxes May Follow Treasury‚Äôs Definition of Small – The Treasury Department is considering redefining what a small business is. In my opinion, they don’t go far enough. They are suggesting there be a “$10 million in annual gross income or deductions,” where there currently is none. Make sure to take in the statistics at the end of the article.

Create a Robust Landing Page Testing Strategy – This is an interesting article, worth a read if you are considering a landing page for a new product/service. It goes into pretty decent detail about how to go about developing a testing plan and what kinds of things to test for.

Why You Should Never Build Your Site on a Free Subdomain – I really couldn’t have said any of this better myself. The one thing the author doesn’t come right out and say that I would add is: using your own domain name is professional. Yes, anyone can buy a domain name and set up a website – but the fact that you’ve made the effort and branded your website (and email!) with your own domain name says a lot. I think it’s a given.

5 Time-Saving Tools to Add to Your Twitter Tool Belt – Use these tools to manage and maintain your Twitter account. If you are currently using Twitter or are considering using it for your social media strategy, definitely check these out.

47 Percent of SMBs Still Not Using Social Media. Oy. – Really great statistics from a recent survey of small business owners. Don’t miss the suggestions in the second half of the article for how to find the time in your busy day for social media. My biggest take away: if so few small businesses are using social media – then we have a huge opportunity! Can you be the first, or – better yet – the best, in your industry with your social strategy?

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Tech news is up later today. Have a great weekend!