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We at Central Penn SEO think this is really cool. What makes Google Instant different from the Google of the past? Google Instant shows dynamic results as you are typing.  No need to even hit Enter. This leads you to the information you are searching for even faster than before.
Another key technology in Google Instant is that it can predict your remaining search query before your even done typing! You can scroll through those predictions and see results in real-time. According to Google, Google Instant can save the searcher approximately 2 -5 seconds on every search.
What exactly does this all mean? In short, Google has once again made fast search ever faster. More than ever it is going to be important for businesses to produce New relevant Web Content Daily to stay relevant on Google Instant Search.
Staying up-to-date with Blogs, Social media, and Optimized websites are not just going to be recognized as activities business should follow, these activities will be considered essential to running your small business. . The most successful businesses may tell you they already are.  They understand who to use of these powerful Internet Marketing tools show them the most  ROI for their  Advertising budgets.

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How to utilize Facebook Places and your Small Business:

Using Facebook Places

  • Most Importantly Own Your Place
While some, perhaps your competition, will be slow to embrace Places, it is yet another opportunity to drive the message of your brand. Be the first to go through the process of Claiming Your Place so that you can manage how it’s being read by those who are checking-in or are curious because they’re seeing their friends Check-in at your Place. Add some personality to add authenticity and give yet another reason to visit (beyond meeting with you).
  • Study Your Competition
Keep tabs on the way your competition is using Places and be ready to make counter-offers via advertising, which I’m sure will be available soon, to those who are visiting your competition.
  • Be Aggressive, Seek the Check-Ins
Make no mistake, you want people to Check-in at your Place which will broadcast to their network that your Business matters enough to that person to physically visit. Therefore, be proactive and ask visitors (and staff) to participate by checking-in. If possible, stage an entire area of the room where folks are asked to “Check-in” with a cut-out of your brand for a photo-op, to collect swag, or simply engage them with a playful little ask. Forget the guest log – replace it with your public Facebook Place.
  • Seek User Engagement on Check-ins Interaction is Key
Every piece of content you add to Facebook is an opportunity to get engagement – – and you absolutely want those who check-in seeking engagement from their community to help spread your Place even further through the Social Graph. Perhaps you could hold a contest where if a user is able to get 50 “Likes” on a check-in you reward that person with a great piece of swag.
  • Have Users Tell Stories About Your Place
Like a recommendation on LinkedIn, ask your clients or top customers to give a review of your place. Ask them to share a story about your Place — perhaps a great idea session you all had or a gathering where they connected with someone really great. Tap into the emotions that make your place unique.
Anytime Facebook launches a feature that could potentially change the entire world overnight, it’s important to ensure you’re comfortable with embracing that feature by checking out your Facebook Privacy settings. And most importantly have fun and make money!

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These days everyone is talking about Facebook. Facebook’s story has its own feature film on the way and over 500 million users. Along with Twitter, Facebook is the premier social media implemented by business all over the world. Everyone from small mom and pop restaurants to huge chains such as Target use Facebook for their marketing needs.  While Facebook and Twitter are great services to start using for real time internet marketing, these services should not be considered a final destination.

You might be thinking, “Why deal with other Social Media services if Twitter and Facebook are considered best?” or perhaps, “My business doesn’t have the time or the resources to keep up with multiple Social Media tools. Wouldn’t it be simply easier to utilize the services that reach the most people?”

Why not use only the premier social medias? Let’s think broader for a minute.

Before Enron went bust, its stock was considered the cream of the crop. Maybe cream of the crop isn’t the right terminology. It was on FIRE. Massive returns quarter after quarter. Enron stock could not be beat. So what did a handful of investors do? They put all their eggs in the Enron basket in the hopes of continued huge earnings. After all, Enron made money in the past.What’s the worst that could happen?

Then a bomb went off. Enron was fudging the numbers. The stock tumbled and some investors lost everything. While it’s a shame that these investors lost their life savings, one has to wonder why wealthy, well educated people didn’t think to have diversified portfolios. The only thing I can come up with: It just seemed too easy.

It’s true that only implementing Facebook and Twitter would be easier than having a “diverse portfolio” of Social Media tools but it’s not the right way to go. While Facebook and Twitter are currently “on fire”, that’s not to say there won’t be new major players. By only using currently dominate social medias, you are putting all your eggs in one basket.


This is where Central Penn SEO comes in. We understand that diversification is the only free lunch in Real time Internet Marketing. Technology is constantly evolving with in Social Media. Search engines change Keyword ranking Algorithms every few months. A Business needs to react at a drop of a hat. In a global economy that moves fast, we at Central Penn SEO know we have to move faster. We stay ahead of the trends and are committed to satisfying our local customers by providing services that offer the best rewards. While Social Media and Search Engine Ranking Dominance is not something that can be achieved overnight, we can provide your business with the tools necessary for the further success of your business. For more information, please contact us for a Free Consultation.

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Next month the IPhone will be able to be used in the worlds most populated nation for the very first time.  The Chinese super giant Unicom, the largest telecom company in China, has signed a 3 year exclusive deal with Apple for the rights. Could this be the spark for QR in the United States?

While QR is growing in the United States, It has yet to pop into domestic mainstream usage. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges facing QR in the United States is the absence of a simple universal QR app. But one has to wonder if the entrance of the IPhone into China might change all of that. Unicom has 141 million subscribers, many of whom have been waiting to get their hands on an IPhone for YEARS. It is not an incredible idea to think that a universal QR app would be in development for the IPhone 4 in China. It is also not a far reach to think that a successful universal QR application in China would eventually reach IPhones in the U.S. and perhaps other smartphone platforms such as Droid.

QR Potential

While this is all speculation at the present time, the potential of QR codes in the U.S. market is undeniable. Here are some recent examples of how QR codes have been used in the US:

  • Those in the education industry have found that using QR flashcards is a high-tech way of keeping students interested in their college studies

  • Instead of printing as many business cards, companies have begun to encourage their employees to have QR codes on there business cards so interested parties can scan the information to there smart phones

  • QR Billboards, like the one above, have been surfacing more and more all throughout the country.

  • QR code are even appearing on TOMBSTONES in the U.S. so that onlookers can read more about those who have passed.

Do QR Codes have what it takes to go mainstream in the US?

In a word: YES! It is only a matter of time. The bigger question should be: Is my small business ready for the QR revolution?

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Aardvark: Questions and Answers

Social Media Tools

Aardvark is a Social Media site that allows the user to ask questions and receive answers in Real time by other users. When you sign up, the site asks you what topics you would like to answer so the questions of other users can be matched to your expertise and vice versa.
To give an example of how promising this is I’ll give a personal example. This morning I used Aardvark to ask a fairly specific Social Media question and I got a respond back by a man in the U.K in seven minutes. If that’s not the speed of modern business, I don’t know what is.
Once someone answers your question, your can rate it by how helpful it is. Aardvark will ask:
Was Johnny’s (or whoever’s) answer helpful?  Yes * Kind of, But not for me * No
This helps regulate the site and helps keep people with bad information away from your important questions.
The Aardvark concept is really great because it allows you to present yourself as an expert in the field. Suppose someone asks a question specific to your business and you respond in a timely manner. You now have an individual who appreciates your incite and will call on you if further questions arise. Being helpful right off the bat is not a bad way to be perceived by anyone, especially if it’s a question pertaining to your specific business.

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Social Networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace have revolutionized marketing. There is no doubt about it. When a business is able to integrate Social Media technologies into their Marketing Strategies, the possibilities are endless. Here is some information you may not know about Facebook and MySpace.

About Facebook

Quick Facebook Statistics:

  • There are more than 500 Million active facebook users and half of those users log in daily
  • The average Facebook user has 130 Facebook friends
  • There are over 100 million active users currently using Facebook through their mobile devices.
  • Those who use Facebook on their smart phones are twice as active on Facebook than non-mobile users.
More Facebook Statistics 2010
What does this all mean? It means Facebook is a force to be reckoned with. There are 500 million active users on Facebook. 500 Million. This is a huge number of potential customers that are right at your fingertips. Facebook was originally designed for college students but since its inception has grown to cover a wide range of age demographics. This makes Facebook an excellent Marketing Tool for many services and products. Myspace was considered the “top dog” of Social Networking until Facebook users surpassed MySpace users in April of 2008.

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Central Penn SEO is growing fast! Every week we are picking up more and more Pennsylvania Small Business owners who are looking to grow their Online presence. Through Central Penn SEO and their Intense Search Marketing Programs Pennsylvania Business owners will embrace the New Age Marketing Technologies for their companies.

In 2010 advertising in Print Media and Radio is a thing of the past. The return has diminished to the point of no return. Why pay for a Classified when Craigslist is Free. Central Penn SEO will cost you Less than Traditional Advertising with more than twice the average return of Print Media or Radio. Internet Radio and Real Time Apps on your iPhone or Android are the future of radio.

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