It’s time for a makeover

Web standards and web development technology are constantly evolving, making it essential for businesses to keep their websites up-to-date. One way to consider this is in terms of clothing. Sure, older clothes still fit you, but styles change over time, colors will fade, and your clothes will likely be damaged from years of wear and…

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Internet Stocking Stuffers: Gifts for Your Small Business!

‘Tis the season for shopping, gift-giving, and family traditions with unknown histories. Take stocking stuffers for example. Generally, decorative stockings are hung in the house and Santa fills them with small gifts on Christmas Eve. But not many people know how this tradition began. Here’s the scoop… The History of Stocking Stuffers The popular legend…

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“Trap” Easy as 1,2,3: Market Hardware staffers at trapeze class

Last week we shared our thoughts on daily deal websites and whether these are a good fit for your small business.  These online deal sites are a new way for consumers to purchase products and services at a deeply discounted rate.  As online deal websites grow in popularity, it seems everyone is taking advantage of…

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Groupon is exploding, does it make sense for your biz?

“Deal of the Day” Online Couponing for Small Business Most of us know at least one person who has purchased a super deal on Groupon. These “group coupon” services are exciting for consumers eager to take advantage of deeply discounted products & services. Groupon is most popular in retail, food & entertainment, and tourism. But…

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Market Hardware Celebrates 11.11.11 the Nerd Way

November Eleventh, Two-Thousand-and-Eleven. Better known as 11-11-11; a day that most people only celebrate as Veteran’s Day, but there were several other reasons to celebrate on this fine day. 80’s rock purists celebrate today as National Metal Day, with VH1 only playing heavy metal music all day (in the words of Nigel from Spinal Tap,…

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“Live Chat” is an easy & affordable upgrade for any website

  “Live Chat” is an easy & affordable upgrade for any website. I want to share an extremely positive experience I had with a big wireless provider the other day. My apologies to anyone with affection for their wireless company, but yes, my experiences with them have been mostly unfavorable. However, when I couldn’t figure…

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Social Media Skyrocketing

Social Media Skyrocketing Google+ reaches 50 million; Facebook responds with design overhaul Google announced last month that their search engine megaproduct, Google+, eclipsed 50 million users, having taken just 88 days to do so. In comparison, it took Facebook 1,325 days to reach the same mark. The fast growth of Google+ is sounding some alarms…

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Retention Marketing and the NFL?

If I hadn’t watched any NFL games this year, I would be shocked if you told me the Detroit Lions were one of the best teams in the league. I find it nearly impossible to keep track of every game even with today’s technology. However, as I found myself watching post-game shows and browsing game…

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iPhone 5 launch expected October 7

What is Market Hardware’s Web Digest? At Market Hardware our mission is to help you be an educated and successful web marketer. That’s why we created the monthly Web Digest – quick, easy-to-scan news from the world of Internet Marketing. The Web Digest is written by an “Expert of the Month” staff member who has…

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Beware of Domain Name Scams

Every week at Market Hardware headquarters we get inquiries from our clients asking about a mysterious “bill” regarding their domain name (aka website address). These “bills” usually come from a company with an official sounding name – Internet Listings, Inc. or something close – saying that they need payment quick or else the client’s domain…

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