Your Website’s Mobile Speed Is Very Important

Posted by Colleen Frye & filed under Mobile Marketing.

Google has just revealed that the Speed Update, previously made public in January of this year, is rolling out for all users as of this week. While page speed has been a large ranking factor on desktops for quite a while, this is officially the first time it will have an actual  impact on mobile… Read more »

Social Media Marketing – Bare Necessities for Small Business

Posted by Colleen Frye & filed under Social Media Marketing.

Social media for local businesses can often seem like a daunting task. Between employee management, bills, keeping the business up and running, basically putting all your sweat and tears into your organization, the last thing you’re thinking about is social media. We get it! Upright Communications is here to be your social media expert at… Read more »

Online Lead Generation That Works

Posted by Colleen Frye & filed under Business Growth.

When someone hears the words ‘lead generation’, it can often be seen as an intimidating phrase. To us, lead generation is where we excel. But why do so many businesses and owners alike, get anxious when they hear such a term? According to Hubspot, ‘lead generation is the process of attracting and converting strangers and… Read more »

Developing an Effective Small Business Blog Strategy

Posted by Colleen Frye & filed under Local Search Focus.

If you are running a small business, chances are you’re probably asking yourself if online blogging is worth your time and effort. We believe the short answer is ‘yes’. Blogging on a regular basis can seem daunting, but it can actually be a very easy, relatively inexpensive way to enhance your inbound marketing efforts. There… Read more »

Quick Social Media Post Ideas

Posted by Colleen Frye & filed under Social Media Marketing.

Like most businesses, your organization is listed on a multitude of social media channels and it’s hard to keep up! Let’s say you’re posting two to four times a week on behalf of your organization. That’s over 200 social media postings that you have to come up with per year! Not only do you have… Read more »

Top Digital Marketing Strategies for Local Businesses

Posted by Colleen Frye & filed under Digital Marketing.

We get excited when anyone asks how us how we can help improve their overall digital marketing strategy! Regardless of whether you’re a small, medium or large-sized local business, digital marketing can help you gain more business and maximize your sales. For a local business doing most if not all their marketing, online, it’s important… Read more »

How to Determine If A ‘Free Audit’ Email Is Accurate

Posted by Colleen Frye & filed under Digital Marketing.

This is something we address regularly with our clients. It can be tough for folks to determine if a no-obligation audit email is actually legitimate. Do you know how to tell if an audit email that you received is spam or not? Every month, we receive a forwarded email from our clients that says something… Read more »

Small Business Mobile Apps: What You Need to Consider

Posted by Colleen Frye & filed under Mobile Marketing, Small Business Focus.

A new survey reveals some interesting findings about small business mobile app trends. According to 2017 survey done by Clutch, the development of mobile apps has become a bigger priority for small businesses. This is not surprising considering that smart phones are now the primary source of information and communication for an ever-broadening range of… Read more »

Google Developers – Job Postings for Search

Posted by Colleen Frye & filed under Local Search Focus.

As business owners & managers, you can appreciate it when we say, ‘It can be really hard to find a great, new hire’. Whether you’re hiring for your company regularly or you’re seeking new hires every couple years, it can be an arduous process. Our clients often contact us to help them cast a larger… Read more »