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Curation vs. Aggregation vs. Syndication; Syndicating Your Content

In this curation, aggregation, and syndication series, we will be analyzing the difference between the three, while giving you benefits and tools to help you determine what’s best for your needs. We’ve all heard that ‘content is king’, and that the best form of SEO is creating and publishing great content. Well, sometimes the great content pursuit can feel overwhelming …

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Curation vs. Aggregation vs. Syndication; The Aggregating Solution

In this curation, aggregation, and syndication series, we will be analyzing the difference between the three, while giving you benefits and tools to help you determine what’s best for your needs. We’ve all heard that ‘content is king’, and one of the best forms of SEO is finding great content. Well, in this digital age, the great content pursuit can …

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Curation vs. Aggregation vs. Syndication; The Curating Process

In this curation, aggregation, and syndication series, we will be analyzing the difference between the three, while giving you benefits and tools to help you determine what’s best for your needs. We’ve all heard that ‘content is king’, and one of the best forms of SEO is sharing great content. Well, in this digital age, the great content pursuit can …

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Entreverge Award Nomination

Marketecs (FKA Strategic Office Support) is very excited to announce its nomination for an Entreverge Award! If you’re not from Maine, then you may not be familiar with this award or the event. It’s a celebration and recognition of ‘entrepreneurs on the verge’. PROPEL Portland’s website explains this award: “Since 2009, PROPEL has produced entreverge, our signature event to recognize …

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Case Study; the Power of Blogging

We have discussed the importance of blogging for business several times; now, we would like to share our actual results. Background We established our first website back in 2009. We had the standard components and utilized many of the basic ‘SEO best practices’; however, we were very inconsistent and minimalistic when it came to blogging. Like most small businesses, we …

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Practical Productivity: Work Smarter

Throughout this productivity series, we have mentioned many tools for improving your productivity. In an effort to help you find these tools quickly (essentially improving your productivity), we have put them all on this one list. Productivity tools to help you work smarter; Boomerang allows you to pre-schedule emails, can be setup to hide emails until you need them, and …

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Practical Productivity: Planning Ahead

A great way to overcome procrastination and improve productivity is to plan ahead, which is where the 6-P Formula comes in: “Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance” Plan for Tomorrow, Today The most important thing you can do to improve your productivity before you leave the office or sign off for the night, is to review your to-do-list and prepare …

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Practical Productivity: Reduce Redundancy

One of the biggest killers of productivity it redundancy. By performing the same task multiple times, you are not only wasting time, but you are also undermining creativity and ingenuity. Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. – Paul J. Meyer In order to become more productive, …

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Practical Productivity: Eliminate Distractions

At work, just like in life, distractions happen. The point is how well you manage them. Even though you have a smart phone, and it may be your connection to the outside world, we suggest you have set times for checking messages and emails. If left on, you may hear that all too familiar “ding!” from your inbox or see …

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Practical Productivity: Dominate Your Task Lists

Becoming an effective task master is an essential part of improving your productivity. Task lists are an essential part of being organized, but they themselves must be organized in order to be the useful tool they are intended to be. Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead …