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Fast Google Business Profile (GBP) Website Creator Alternatives

For many years, Google Business Profiles included a convenient feature to automatically create a free Google Website. This free Google site used the data already populated into your Google Business Profile (formerly Google My Business) to build out a very basic...

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What Is Apple Business Connect and How Can It Benefit Your Small Business

Technology continues to evolve, and new tools emerge daily with the increased use of mobile devices and applications. Apple is one company that continues to develop tools to help its users access products and services they require from different businesses in...

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What Is Dynamic Number Insertion (DNI) and Why It’s Essential for Your Marketing Campaigns

In today’s digital marketing landscape, understanding the nuances of how your audience interacts, both positively and negatively, with your campaigns is crucial for success. As CEO of Igniting Business, a company dedicated to helping small businesses thrive through digital marketing services,...

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What Is a Primary Versus Secondary CTA (Call-To-Action)

Successful websites must have clear calls-to-action (CTAs) on each page. A call-to-action clearly guides and motivates users to complete a desired action on your website. However, there is a distinct difference between a primary CTA and a secondary CTA. Do you...

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How to Fix Google Business Profile (GBP) Verification Video Upload Not Working – Upload Failed

We’ve both seen firsthand and heard hundreds of complaints about Google’s video verification process for new business locations or locations requiring a re-verification. From our experience, there are two types of issues commonly encountered: 1) the video fails to upload or...

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What to Look for When Hiring an SEO Company

If you are considering hiring an SEO (Search Engine Optimization) company, we urge you to thoroughly understand these factors to consider before you sign on the dotted line. In full disclosure, Igniting Business does offer SEO Services, so there is certainly...

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Creating Infographics to Build Backlinks and Boost SEO

Infographics are visual formats that help readers absorb a lot of information in an attractive, creative, and exciting way and can liven up even the dullest of content. Additionally, infographics are known for being an effective tool that can communicate complex...

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What Is Phone Call Tracking and Monitoring Software?

Phone Call Tracking, also known simply as “call tracking” in the marketing world, is a methodology of tracking incoming lead calls and attributing the calls to specific marketing campaigns. Put simply, call tracking can help you determine what marketing initiative led...

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What Is Google’s SGE (Search Generative Experience) and How Will It Impact Small Businesses?

Google’s Search Generative Experience (SGE) is a modified search experience within Google which leverages cutting-edge, generative AI to dynamically respond to users’ queries. Essentially, Google Search will use its AI, powered by large language models (LLMs) to first, truly understand, and...

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5 Advantages of LinkedIn Advertising

For small businesses today, online advertising is crucial for success. However, with numerous online advertising platforms available, each offering their own specific advantages, determining which online advertising platform will work best for your small business can be challenging. Keep reading to...

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How to Optimize and Change Your Google Business Profile Logo Picture

Your company’s Google Business Profile (GBP) is typically a potential visitor’s first impression even before they decide to visit your website. Your Google Business Profile details show up on your Google Knowledge Panel (when someone searches your brand name), as well...

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How to Enable Free Google Shopping Listings by Connecting Your Shopify Website to Google Merchant Center

If you manage a website powered by Shopify’s e-commerce platform, you are likely looking for any affordable ways to boost your visibility within search engines like Google. Thankfully, Shopify and Google have made a unique integration available that can boost your...

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How to Easily Track Form Submissions on Your Website Without Google Analytics

Over the years, I've personally worked with hundreds of small businesses in 24 states, helping them harness the power of technology to achieve their marketing and growth goals. Today, I'd like to shed some light on a topic that's often either...

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How to Find and Select Quality Stock Photos for Commercial Use

If you’ve ever worked on building a website or creating a social media campaign, you’ve likely had to hunt for appropriate and engaging photos. Yes, we know in the ideal world that it would be best to capture original photographs either...

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What is Google SpamBrain and How Does It Prevent Spam in Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs)?

Spam is a significant problem in our digital world, ranging from spam emails to spam websites and more. Spam can be malicious, extremely misleading, or simply distracting. When it comes to spam websites in search results, Google has been steadily combating...

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Why You Should Fix Your Google Business Profile’s Map Marker (Pin)

Most marketing professionals have a base knowledge that having a well-optimized and complete Google Business Profile (GBP) is critical for SEO and online visibility. Search engine optimizers will often go to excruciating detail ensuring the data on your GBP is accurate...

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How to Update or Fix your Google Business Profile (GBP) Cover Photo

If your business has a Google Business Profile (GBP) listing (formerly Google My Business – GMB), you’ve likely encountered the dreadful issue where your cover photo seems to have a mind of its own. Perhaps, you’ve even used the GBP settings...

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Pros and Cons of Dark Theme Websites

As web designers who build custom websites for our clients, we encounter tons of different web design preferences, requests, and examples. One of the trends we are seeing more commonly is clients’ willingness to consider dark theme websites. In this post,...

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What are the Disadvantages and Limitations of Website Builders?

Do you need a website for your business? Are you thinking of using a website builder (i.e. Wix, GoDaddy Website Builder, Squarespace, etc.)? Before you start, do you know the disadvantages and limitations of most website builders? Website builders can certainly help...

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Why Consistent Company Branding is Vital

Undeniably, consumers have moved to an online world. The internet is where they shop, search for information, engage with their friends, and interact with businesses. There are countless places where a brand can have a presence online (and offline!). It’s critically...

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Why You Should Use WD (Western Digital) Red Pro NAS Hard Drives in Your Synology NAS

If you check out our other business tips posts, you’ll find out quite quickly that I am a tremendous fan of Synology NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices. This comes from our experience of successfully using Synology NAS devices at Igniting Business...

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