Category Archives: Competition Strategies

Beating the Competition Online: One Search Can Make the Difference

Kent Campbell — February 23, 2017 Follow @reputationx— February 23, 2017 The difference between character and reputation: Character describes one’s nature, but reputation reflects what people think a persons’ nature is. This applies to business as well. Search results can skew this so that one search result, accurate or not, can destroy peoples opinion of … Continue reading Beating the Competition Online: One Search Can Make the Difference

7 ways small retailers can compete with retail giants using Google Shopping

Think you’re too small to benefit from Google Shopping campaigns? Think again! Columnist Andreas Reiffen has some advice for smaller retailers looking to improve their Product Listing Ads. Andreas Reiffen on February 23, 2017   To a small niche retailer, it can seem daunting (almost pointless) to invest too heavily in Google Shopping. After all, … Continue reading 7 ways small retailers can compete with retail giants using Google Shopping

Big Brands Crushing Your Small Business? How to Compete Using SEO & Social Media

Justin Herring — February 2, 2017 Follow @justincherring— February 2, 2017 It’s frustrating, isn’t it? You know you’re selling a better product, one which not only performs better but has a genuine story behind it. You’re also running an ethical business. You give back to the community and truly care about your customers. But you … Continue reading Big Brands Crushing Your Small Business? How to Compete Using SEO & Social Media

Tried and True Referral Program Ideas to Outgrow Your Competition

Jessica Edmondson — January 19, 2017 Follow @ContentMktg2— January 19, 2017 Competition is a natural obstacle for any industry, but it also can facilitate inspired innovation (like referral program ideas) and help develop your most successful initiatives. However, outgrowing your competition requires a strategy. In its simplest form, consider how trees handle their natural competition. … Continue reading Tried and True Referral Program Ideas to Outgrow Your Competition

3 reasons why you can safely ignore your competitors’ traffic metrics

Competitive analysis can be helpful, but columnist Dianna Huff explains why it’s important not to get too focused on your competitors’ performance. Dianna Huff on January 17, 2017   Website traffic is one of those metrics small business owners use to determine if their website is “working” — along with the number of inquiries, leads … Continue reading 3 reasons why you can safely ignore your competitors’ traffic metrics

Best the Competition with a Compelling Value Proposition

Laura Patterson — January 6, 2017 Follow @LauraVEM— January 6, 2017 A compelling, meaningful and relevant value proposition enables you to increase the quantity and quality of prospective opportunities, gain market share in your targeted segments, and charge a premium price. Conversely, poor positioning contributes to long sales cycles, low close rates, customer confusion, channel … Continue reading Best the Competition with a Compelling Value Proposition