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Forward Thinking Web Solutions is about helping you ATTRACT, CONNECT and KEEP your customers through using online tools. The purpose of this blog is to help provide ideas for being effective online and using your time and money wisely.

The Ultimate SEO Checklist

The Ultimate SEO Checklist
I'm amazed at how many times I speak with a small business owner who says that they paid for SEO.  When I visit their site and take a quick look around I notice that even the simplest things are not completed.  Websites are often missing Title Tags, alt descriptions and more.  These are all important elements of your website that hel...
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Should My Campground use Google+?

Should My Campground use Google+?
Google+ has been in the news lots lately.  Some think it is dead a a social platform.  I disagree.  I've spent the year learning and using Google+ which included becoming a Local Google Business Consultant through Plus My Business.  I've also had the opportunity to speak at 5 Camping in Ontario (Ontario Private Campgro...
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3 FREE Time-Saving Social Media Tools

3 FREE Time-Saving Social Media Tools
“97% of Marketers currently use social media— 85% of users aren’t sure what social media tools are the best to use.” (Social Media Examiner - 2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report ) As a small business owner you juggle many roles on a daily basis. You oversee marketing, sales, maintenance,&nbs...
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Don't Give Up: You Can Make Twitter Work

Don't Give Up: You Can Make Twitter Work
 “Studies show that 60% of people who try Twitter quit after the 1st week.” Mark W. Schaefer (@markwschaefer) I love being on Twitter! Daily, I enjoy learning, interacting, meeting new people and sharing with others on the micro-blogging social media platform.  I strongly believe that as a...
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6 Steps to Help Improve Your Campground Website

6 Steps to Help Improve Your Campground Website
1. Review Current Analytics Data - If you currently have an analytics program like Google Analytics installed on your website you have a head start.  Login into your Google Analytics account and mine the data that you currently have. See how visitors are finding your website, how long...
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One Important Tip to Protect Yourself from SEO Scams

One Important Tip to Protect Yourself from SEO Scams
I get angry when small businesses are taken advantage of. For the last several days I've been working with one of my campground clients who apparently signed up for some type of SEO service that guarantees a first place listing in Google.  What they don't tell you is that it is for your Campgro...
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