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February Content Ideas for Blogs and Social Media

Friday, January 31st, 2014

February Content Ideas for Blogs and Social Media

When you think about February, you may think about love, hearts, and chocolate. You might also be wondering how that relates to your company. We are here to let you know that there is a lot more to February that can bring you good, high quality content. If you strive for content that is above par, then you can reach a new level of customers that you might not have imagined possible. We offer a list of over 250 content ideas with 5 featured ideas to get you started with your internet marketing plan. February is  the shortest of all the months, so spend that time wisely with  content that will mean something to your target audience.

Feel free to leave us comments with your additional ideas of how one of these content ideas works for you!

Featured Content Ideas

1. Movie Review

Is there a movie out there that focuses on your industry? More than likely your answer is going to be yes. The more important question is do they accurately depict your field of work or are they completely off base? By nature, people are curious and they want to know the ins and out of how a company works. For this content idea, we suggest you review an industry related movie and compare and contrast real life to what the movie shows. Give them a behind the scenes look of what it’s really like to be forensics anthropologist or whatever it may be that you specialize in.

2. Love your “____”

In honor of Valentine’s Day, pick one of your popular products that your customers love and promote it as a marketing campaign. For example, if you were a shoe store  you may say “Love your Feet” and then ask for people to post photos of their favorite pair of shoes they bought with you on your social media page.  Another example would be a pet store saying “Love your Pet” and requesting photos of people’s pets in their cutest outfit or with their favorite toy.  If you owned a jewelry store, you might say “Love your Significant Other” and have your followers share their favorite pair of earrings or necklace that was handpicked for them by the one they love. The possibilities are endless.

3. Join in on International Expect Success Month

Write a blog that explains why you expect success this month due to the latest release of a new product or service. If it’s been on the market for a couple of months now, go into detail of how this product was successful to your clients.  Throw in a few testimonials in there to validate their stories. If your product has yet to be released, describe how successful you envision the product to be. Make your customers want to wait in line for it the day it’s released by showing how valuable it will be. Instill that anticipation of success in your product before it’s released and you’ll be sure to have a valid reason to “expect success.”

4. Challenge your Customers

Come up with a challenge that will inspire your customers to take it. Have the challenge last a week or the entire month. For content purposes, the longer you can make the challenge last the better. For example, let’s say you are a tomato company and you challenge your customers to eat healthier by adding a tomato in at least one meal a day for the month. This challenge can increase your sales because they will need to buy more tomatoes. It will also provide you with content for the whole month. You can be posting an encouragement to keep the challenge going by providing recipes that call for tomatoes, the health benefits of eating them, a type of tomato cut they should try that day, ect… Obviously, we don’t all sell tomatoes so apply this challenge to your company to increase the demand for that month on your product or service.

5.  Celebrate International Networking Week (3rd-7th)

Networking is a great way to bring in new business and to make business connections. Find a way this week to network with other local business online. Create content that is specifically tailored to creating a community  that will bring all your businesses together. Explain to them how you help each other out and why they should connect with you.  Give them a reason so compelling they will want to join in. Then, if you haven’t already start online communities or groups where you can freely share your business with one another in hopes of bringing together a partnership.

Celebrations by Month:

Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Monty
African American History Month
AMD / Low Vision Awareness Month
American Heart Month
American History Month
Bake for Family Fun Month
Berry Fresh Month
Canned Food Month
Celebration of Chocolate Month
February is Fabulous Florida Strawberry Month
Great American Pies Month
International Boost Self Esteem Month
International Expect Success Month
International Friendship Month
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month
Youth Leadership Month
Library Lovers Month
Marfan Syndrome Awareness Month
National Bird Feeding Month
National Black History Month
National Cancer Prevention Month
National Cat Health Month
National Cherry Month
National Children’s Dental Health Month
An Affair to Remember Month
National Embroidery Month
National Fiber Focus Month
Worldwide Renaissance of the Heart Month

 

National Fondue Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Heart Healthy Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Mend a Broken Heart Month
National Parent Leadership Month
National Pet Oral Health Care Month
National Prevent a Litter Month
National Senior Independence Month
National Snack Food Month
National Sweet Potato Month
National Time Management Month
National Weddings Month
National Wild Bird-Feeding Month
National Wise Health Consumer Month
Pet Dental Health Month
Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month
Potato Lovers Month
Relationship Wellness Month
Responsible Animal Guardian Month
Responsible Pet Owner Month
Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Spunky Old Broads Month
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Unchain a Dog Month
Wise Health Consumer Month
Creative Romance Month

Celebrations by Week:

Week of February 1st-7th: African Heritage & Health
Week of February 1st-7th: National Patient Recognition
Week of February 1st-7th: Solo Diners Eat Out
Week of February 1st-7th: Women’s Heart Week
Week of February 1st-7th: World Interfaith Harmony
Week of February 2nd-8th: Boy Scout Anniversary
Week of February 2nd-8th: Burn Awareness
Week of February 2nd-8th:Children’s Authors & Illustrators
Week of February 2nd-8th: Dump Your Significant Jerk
Week of February 3rd-7th: International Friendship
Week of February 3rd-7th: International Networking
Week of February 3rd-7th: National Green Week
Week of February 3rd-7th: National School Counseling Week
Week of February 3rd-7th: Pride in Food Services Week
Week of February 7th-14th: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness
Week of February 7th-14th: Have a Heart for Chained Dogs
Week of February 7th-14th: Risk Awareness
Week of February 7th-23rd: Winter Olympics XXII
Week of February 8th-14th: Love Makes the World Go Round, but Laughter Keeps Us From Getting Dizzy
Week of February 9th-15th: Children of Alcoholics
Week of February 9th-15th: Freelance Writers Appreciation
Week of February 9th-15th: Jell-O Week
Week of February 9th-15th: National Cardiac Rehabilitation
Week of February 9th-15th: National Pancake Week
Week of February 9th-15th: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Week of February 13th-19th: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness
Week of February 14th-17th: Great Backyard Bird Count
Week of February 14th-21st: National Nestbox
Week of February 14th-21st: NCCDP Alzheimer’s & Dementia Staff Education Week
Week of February 15th-22nd: National Entrepreneurship
Week of February 15th-22nd: National FFA
Week of February 16th-22nd: Brotherhood / Sisterhood
Week of February 16th-22nd: National Engineer’s Week
Week of February 16th-22nd: National Justice for Animals
Week of February 22nd-March 2nd: Jewish Book
Week of February 23rd-March 1st: National Eating Disorders Awareness
Week of February 23rd-March 1st: Peace Corps Week
Week of February 28th-March 4th: Carnival (Rio de Janeiro)

1st Week of February: Agriculture
2nd Week of February: Great American Pizza Bake
2nd Week of February: Homes for Birds
2nd Week of February:National Crime Prevention
2nd Week of February: Kraut and Frankfurter
3rd Week of February: Child Passenger Safety Awareness
3rd Week of February: Pay Your Bills Week
3rd Week International Flirting Week
Late February – Early April: Collegiate Safe Spring Break Programming

Celebrations by Day:

February 1st:
National Baked Alaska Day
National Freedom Day
National Girls & Women in Sports Day
National Wear Red Day
Serpent Day

February 2nd:
Bonza Bottler Day
Candlemas
Groundhog Day
Heavenly Hash Day
Hedgehog Day
Super Bowl Sunday  (1st Sunday)
World Wetlands Day

February 3rd:
Cordova Ice Worm Day
Give Kids a Smile Day
National Carrot Cake Day
National Carrot Day
The Day the Music Died

February 4th:
Homemade Soup Day
National Create a Vacuum Day
National Stuffed Mushroom Day
World Cancer Day
Thank a Mailman Day

February 5th:
Disaster Day
National Chocolate Fondue Day
National Primrose Day
National Weatherperson’s Day
World Nutella Day
Western Monarch Day

February 6th:
Lame Duck Day
National Chopsticks Day

February 7th:
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
Send a Card to a Friend Day
Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day

February 8th:
Boy Scout Day
Molasses Bar Day
Kite Flying Day

February 9th:
National Bagels and Lox Day
National Kite Flying Day
National Toothache Day
Pizza Pie Day

February 10th:
Clean Out Your Computer Day (2nd Monday)
Cream Cheese Brownie Day
Oatmeal Monday (2nd Monday)
Umbrella Day

February 11th:
Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
National Inventor’s Day
National Make a Friend Day
Peppermint Patty Day
White T Shirt Day

February 12th:
Darwin Day
Lincoln’s Birthday
National Lost Penny Day
National Plum Pudding Day
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

February 13th:
Get a Different Name Day
National Tortellini Day
World Radio Day

February 14th:
Valentine’s Day
National Creme-Filled Chocolates Day
National Donor Day
National Ferris Wheel Day
National Pet Theft Awareness Day
Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.)

February 15th:
International Angelman Day
International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day
Lupercalia
National Gumdrop Day
National Hippo Day
Remember the Maine Day
Susan B. Anthony Day
World Whale Day

February 16th:
Daytona Pole Day
Do a Grouch a Favor Day
National Almond Day

February 17th:
Washington’s Birthday
Champion Crab Races Day
My Way Day
National Indian Pudding Day
National PTA Founders Day
President’s Day  (3rd Monday)
Random Acts of Kindness Day
World Human Spirit Day

February 18th:
Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane Day
Daisy Gatson Bates Day
Drink Wine Day
National Battery Day
Pluto Day

February 19th:
Coast Guard Reserves Birthday
Iwo Jima Day
National Chocolate Mint Day
Single Tasking Day

February 20th:
Love Your Pet Day
National Cherry Pie Day
Northern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
World Day of Social Justice

February 21st:
Card Reading Day
International Mother Language Day
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
National Sticky Bun Day

February 22nd:
Be Humble Day
Founders Day  (World Organization of the Scout Movement)
International Sword Swallower’s Day (Last Saturday)
National Margarita Day
Open that Bottle Night (Last Saturday)
Walking the Dog Day
World Thinking Day

February 23rd:
Curling is Cool Day
Diesel Engine Day
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
National Banana Bread Day
National Dog Biscuit Day
Pinocchio Day
Play Tennis Day

February 24th:
National Tortilla Chip Day
National Trading Card Day

February 25th:
National Clam Chowder Day
National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day
National Pistol Patent Day
Quiet Day
World Spay Day

February 26th:
For Pete’s Sake Day
Inconvenience Yourself Day (4th Wednesday)
Levi Strauss Day
National Personal Chef’s Day
National Pistachio Day
Tell a Fairy Tale Day

February 27th:
International Polar Bear Day
National Chili Day (Last Thursday)
National Kahlua Day
National Strawberry Day
National Polar Bear Day
No Brainer Day

February 28th:
Floral Design Day
National Chocolate Souffle Day
National Public Sleeping Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Rare Disease Day

Need help connecting with new customers online? Our Internet Marketing services include SEO, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing and more! Contact us at 520.664.2324 or click here to get in touch.

Resource:

Holidays and Observance. (February 2014). February Holidays. Retrieved from http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/february-holidays.html

Employee Spotlight: Jameel

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

This month’s employee spotlight features our Project Manager, Jameel. He is more than deserving to to be recognized for the work that he does for this company. There is no doubt about it that Jameel works hard for our clients.

Let’s take a closer look into what Jameel does as part of the Go Web Solutions’ team. He wears many hats. The first hat that he wears is important to the success of our client websites. He starts with the planning of the website to have a timeline of when each step needs to be completed by. Then he takes it a step further by implementing the timeline through website development. Jameel take the custom web design done by our graphic designer and turns it into website. He brings the website to life with hard work and coding. Jameel is the reason your website functions the way it does. To see those real life websites, visit our online web design portfolio.

Jameel also wears the support hat for the company by working with our hosting customers. He spends the time to figure out any website or email errors that may arise and tends to them in a timely manner to get them up and running as quickly as possible.

The last hat that Jameel shares with part of the team is the maintenance of a website. If you have changes that need to be made to your website to either update it or allow for it to function smoother, Jameel will be there to put the pieces where they need to be. Your website will feel brand new.

One of the website projects he is currently developing is highly interactive with a search map function for three separate entities.With Jameel’s precise planning and expertise, this website is coming together perfectly to fulfill the client’s wishes.

If you would like to own a custom designed website from Jameel, contact the team to discuss your design ideas at 520.664.2324 or alexis@gowebsolutions.com.

Plan Ahead for the Perfect Website

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Plan Ahead for the Perfect Website

When planning out that you are in need of brand new website or a redesign to market your company, there can sometimes be a pressing deadline of when you need everything completed. That deadline might be a launch of a new business, an upcoming event, a trade show or convention, a conference, a business anniversary, or an important business meeting with strict expectations. How do you plan for such a project and most importantly, how much time should you allow for this project to be completed?

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.”

Once you have decided that you are in need of a website or need major changes to to the original website, then you need to start the planning on your end right away. There are a lot of elements to consider when mapping out your website design. First, consider the purpose of the website and who you are targeting.Think about what you want your website to say about you and will that message be identifiable to your target audience. Is this vision going to reach your buyer persona? Have that clear cut vision before doing anything else. Otherwise, you will struggle in trying to continue on in the process of your website development. Plus, it will make the next stages flow easily.

Decide what pages you want and the general idea of the content and features that will be listed on each page. If it will help, draw the navigation out to clearly visualize where to place the content. If you want to save time during the web design process, write out all of your content ahead of time. Although, it’s not necessary to have all your content completed beforehand, and your web design company can assist you if you get stuck. Even having some semblance of content will give you a direction.

Have an idea of how visual you want your website to look. Consider elements such as a mobile friendly or interactive version of your website. If you can find examples those are always best. Some web design companies also offer a web design portfolio of their work where you select websites as an example of how you want your website to look. These examples will serve as a guideline of where you would like your website to be.

The final pre-planning you want in place is figuring out your budget. Plan out your budget for what you can realistically spend with some leeway for any necessary additions you may need or want to add on.

How long does a new website take?

Every project has a different timeline according to what all their site entails.  We recommend that for the majority of our customers that you start the planning 6 months prior to the date you need the website completed by for that big event or business launch date. We are not saying that it will take 6 months for a completed timeline. What we are saying is that you want to be so prepared that you have a website in advance so that you can rest easy that your website is completed in time, and it gives you time to market it through other venues in the meantime leading up to that big date creating a buzz for your company.  If you wait until the last minute, you may find that a website company cannot complete the website by your requested date due to their current projects. The project could also be held up if they are waiting to receive your content. To ensure that you get what you need without the added rush factor, plan ahead.

If for some reason the longer timeline does not work for you due to an unexpected event or need to have the website right away, then there are always ways to work together. If the deadline is impossible to make, then the project can be looked at in different phases to give you something tangible to work with for that day.

If you need assistance in the website planning process or are ready to start your new website design, contact the team at Go Web Solutions for more details at 520.664.2324.

Consumers Love Helpful Tips

Monday, January 20th, 2014

You’re probably thinking to yourself, how does a blog about helpful tips in my industry relate to marketing and how can it help me? Well, let me ask you this, do you think our weekly marketing tips are helping you? If you answered yes, then maybe it’s time you put these tips into practice. If you want to reach your consumers, than you need to think like them. If you were in their shoes, would a helpful tip or bullet point list inspire them to try your product or service? Absolutely it would!

We live in a society where there are literally thousands of people who can do exactly what you do. There are so many options to choose from that it can be overwhelming for the everyday consumer. Make it easier for them by teaching them how to use your product before they buy it or providing them with a tip that will make their experience better.

The other component to consider is to make sure they see it! In a visually centered world, there is no room for boring content. Make your list pop by adding a graphic or photo that relates to your tip, creating an infographic that easily navigates your bullet points, a video showing how to use it, or a SlideShare that catches attention. Try all the options to reach a broader scope of people.

We understand that compiling and disbursing content can be overwhelming, that’s why we’re here to help with our internet marketing packages that will focus on drawing in new customers with powerful content ideas such as this one. Contact us for more information on how we can grow your online presence.

 

Write About What You Want Your Readers To Hear

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Write About What You Want Your Readers To Hear

What’s the purpose of your blog? Take the time this year to review and reevaluate what your target audience wants. Read through your blog as if you were your customer. Think about what you would want to take away from reading those blog posts. Is the point clearly stated or do you have trouble deciphering your own words? What does your blog reflect about your company and does it provide value to your readers?

For this week’s marketing tip, we want to give you ideas for writing a blog post that will answer those lingering questions your customers want to know. Once you’re through with these steps, you will be writing in a way this year that will appeal to your readers. You will be writing about what you want your readers to hear, not what you hope they take away from your post.

The first step is finding out what your customers want to know about your company, your business, or your product/service. The best way to do that is to ask them. You can find out what they want to know by writing a blog or by doing a survey or questionnaire. Another way is have an open forum on your website where people can leave their questions or comments. If none of these ways leaves you with the information you need, then do some digging. Comb through your previous blog comments, emails from clients, and take notes from your phone conversations to track the most common questions or concerns you receive.

The second step after figuring out what it is most your customers want, is to formulate a blog topic that will not only answer their questions, but go above and beyond. Provide them with an answer that will knock their socks off by giving them something practical they can use or take away from the post. Most importantly, write the response in a way that gives them the answer YOU want them to hear. A blog post needs to be beneficial to both your customers and your company. You are taking the time out of your busy day to write the blog and you want it to be well worth it in the hopes of receiving new long-lasting business.

The last step is making sure your target audience sees that you took the time to answer their questions and write a blog they actually want to read. It cannot be said enough to promote your blog! Post it on your social media, send it in an email, and mention it to others every chance you get. The best part is since your blogs all now provide answers to your customers’ questions, you can direct them to your blog every time they have a question that you have written a blog post about. Go a step further and send the blog to a past request for the answer to that question and see how surprised they will be to see you remembered.

If you know what answers you want to write about, but need assistance in formulating them into a blog post, then check out our monthly blogging package that will provide you with custom blogs based on the topics you want to cover.

Happy New Year from Go Web Solutions

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

We wish you a Happy New Year! Our office is currently closed today and will re-open tomorrow.

Ring in the New Year by Building Followers

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

When venturing into the social media world, there is always the added challenge of wondering how to build more followers. Building your audience is an essential step to reaching more people and gaining more business.Without your followers you are not going to get a large return on investment through using social media. It will have the same impact as you would if you were to tell all your great ideas to an empty room. So, how do you fill up that room with the right people? We are going to let you in on a few secrets that can bring more followers, page likes, and +1’s to your page.

Follow, Like, and +1 Others

When using social media, you get what you give. Meaning, if you want other people to like or +1 your page, then find others who you want to connect with. Many times people will follow you if you follow their page in return. In that same regard, people who follow other businesses may find your business and want to connect with you because they trust that company. If you follow an industry leader and engage with them, you will open the doors of opportunity to bring in new followers and new business. The same will be true if you connect to other business professionals in your community that you can send and receive referrals to one another. Whoever you choose to follow, the key is find people who you believe will bring value to your business, whether it be a new lead, a business connection or someone who will enhance your social media presence.

Join Groups, Communities, and Lists

Get your name out there by joining different groups that will either be made up of your target audience, in the same industry as you, or offer networking opportunities. Think in terms of how these groups can generate leads. If there isn’t a group that will fit what you’re looking for, then create your own and invite current customers, business connections, and industry leaders. Each social media site has a different name for these groups, but they all offer the same significance to you in getting connected and broadening the scope in which your content can be shared.

Advertise Which Social Media Sites That You’re On

Tell people that you have a Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Pinterest account. It’s as simple as that. There are many ways for someone to say “Like us on Facebook” so don’t be afraid to use different tactics. We find the best way to advertise that you have a specific social media account is to make it known on your website with social media buttons that they can click on and open to your profile page. What could be easier than that?

Another highly successful approach is by adding those icons to all of your marketing materials. The Twitter bird is universally recognized and when adding it to your business cards, commercials, brochures, or billboards, you are requesting people to follow you. Why not utilize the blank space on your marketing to advertise another way for your future customers to connect to your business?

With these three secrets to building more followers, you will be able to ring in the new year with more followers than before and expand your business leads.  If you need help building more followers, contact the team at Go Web Solutions to manage your social media sites and you will  see an increase in your ROI in no time.

January Content Ideas for Blogs and Social Media

Monday, December 30th, 2013

It is that time of the month again where you can come to us to find content ideas for every day of the month. This month is even more powerful than before with close to 300 ideas to choose from, there is sure to be something for everybody! Take advantage of these national days as a way to market your business, whether you offer a sale or just mention another reason for them to choose your business, you are still adding much needed content to your blogs and social media to create more presence.

Not every idea will suit your business, so don’t be afraid to do some exploring this new year and be creative with the ideas that present themselves. Add your own unique twist to the idea and make it your own.

Remember to leave us a comment on additional ideas you have or a great way to expand and promote one of the ideas listed below.

Featured Content Ideas

1. Interview An Expert

Involve another person in your content by interviewing someone in your industry who is a known expert and has a lot of clout.  Ask them the questions that most people ask you to get their perspective on the topic. Get some powerful  reusable quotes from them that can help fill up your content. Ask them their expert advice. This content idea is similar to having a guest blogger except you get to interact with them. Make it a dual partnership by asking to interview someone from out of state in the same industry who is not your competitor. Take turns asking questions where you both have content to write about and can link each other’s responses to your blog and social media. Your audience will see the connection you have with this expert and how they respect your ideas as well.

2. Read & Review

Read a book related to your industry. As you read it take notes and highlight key phrases and concepts. Once you’re finished reading this book, write a review of it with both the main idea of the book and your personal opinion on why it depicts your industry the way it does.  Make corrections as you see fit or highlight a certain section that says exactly what you have been saying all along. If you are feeling really eager,  read two books on the same topic and compare them.  The best part about this idea, is that it never gets old and you can set this idea up as a weekly, monthly or yearly content idea.

3.  Business Prediction for 2014

As we head into a new year, there are sure to be changes within your industry whether they are good or bad. Based on your knowledge of the industry and what you have seen in the past, make a prediction on what the new year will hold. You might have even heard rumors of what’s to come and have an idea of what to expect. Predict whether this new change will be successful or not or how it will best be used. You could also take this a different direction and give a preview of your business changes in 2014 and ask your readers their predictions on it.

4. Brand History

Ever wonder how a company came up with their brand? Every business has a brand and how they came to where they are now.  Take away the wonder and tell your story. If it’s interesting explain why you came up with the colors that you did, and your vision for your company logo. Let everyone in on the secret to your brand and they will feel like part of the company. Everyone loves a good story.

5.  Celebrate “National Be On-Purpose Month”

Take time this January to give a purpose to everything you do. Use this as a content idea by involving your readers on what you plan to do to be on purpose that will benefit your clients and customers. Some examples would be to be on purpose in responding to clients more efficiently, making online payments easier, providing resources to them, connecting with them more often on social media, ect… Think of how more productive you would be if everything you did was on purpose and you had followers to support you in this mission.

Celebrations by Year:

International Year of Crystallography

International Year of Family Farming

Celebrations by Month:

National Bath Safety Month

National Blood Donor Month

National Braille Literacy Month

National Hobby Month

Hot Tea Month

National Oatmeal Month

National Soup Month

Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

Apple and Apricots Month

Artichoke and Asparagus Month

Be Kind to Food Servers Month

Bread Machine Baking Month

California Dried Plum Digestive Health Month

California Restaurant Month

Celebration of Life Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Eye Care Month

Family Fit Lifestyle Month

Financial Wellness Month

Get Organized Month

Human Resource Month

International Brain Teaser Month

International Change Your Stars Month

International Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month

International Creativity Month

International New Year’s Resolution Month for Business

International Quality of Life Month

International Wayfinding Month

International Wealth Mentality Month

March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month

National Be On-Purpose Month

National Birth Defects Prevention Awareness Month

National Book Blitz Month

National Candy Month

National Child Centered Divorce Awareness Month

National Clean Up Your Computer Month

National Egg Month

National Fiber Focus Month

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

National Mail Order Gardening Month

National Meat Month

National Mentoring Month

National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month

National Physiotherapy Month

National Polka Music Month

National Poverty in America Awareness Month

National Radon Action Month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

National Skating Month

National Stalking Awareness Month

National Staying Healthy Month

National Thank You Month

National Train Your Dog Month

National Wheat Bread Month

Prune Breakfast Month

Retail Bakers Month

Rising Star Month

Self-Help Group Awareness Month

Self-Love Month

Shape Up US Month

Thyroid Disease Awareness Month

Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

Tubers and Dried Fruit Month

Walk Your Pet Month

Celebrations by Week:

Week of January 1st-7th: New Years’ Resolution

Week of January 1st-7th: Celebration of Life

Week of January 1st-7th: Diet Resolution

Week of January 1st-7th: Silent Record

Week of January 2nd-8th: Someday We’ll Laugh About This

Week of January 5th-11th: Home Office Safety and Security

Week of January 5th-11th: National Folic Acid Awareness (2nd week)

Week of January 5th-11th: National Lose Weight – Feel Great

Week of January 5th-11th: National Pizza

week of January 8th-11th: Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration

Week of January 8th-14th: Universal Letter Writing

Week of January 11th-17th: Cuckoo Dancing

Week of January 17th-23rd: National Fresh Squeezed Juice

Week of January 18th-19th: Bald Eagle Appreciation

Week of January 18th-25th: International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Week of January 18th-26th: International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness

Week of January 19th-25th: Healthy Weight

Week of January 19th-25th: Hunt for Happiness (3rd full week)

Third Week of January: World Kiwanis

Week of January 19th-25th: National Activity Professionals

Week of January 19th-25th: National Certified Nurse Anesthetists

Week of January 19th-25th: National Clean Out Your Inbox

Week of January 19th-25th: National Handwriting Analysis (4th week)

Fourth Week in January: National Irish Coffee

Week of January 20th-24th: No Name Calling

Week of January 20th-24th: Sugar Awareness (3rd work week)

Week of January 26th- February 1st: National Meat (4th week)

Week of January 27th- 31st: International Printing

Week of January 27th- February 1st: National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Celebrations by Day:

January 1st:

New Year’s Day

Apple Gifting Day

Bonza Bottler Day

Commitment Day

Copyright Law Day

Ellis Island Day

First Foot Day

Global Family Day

Mummer’s Parade

National Bloody Mary Day

New Year’s Dishonor List Day

Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day

St. Basil’s Day

Z Day

January 2nd:

Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day

55 MPH Speed Limit Day

Happy Mew Year for Cats Day

National Buffet Day

National Cream Puff Day

National Motivation and Inspiration Day

National Personal Trainer Awareness Day

National Pet Travel Safety Day

National Science Fiction Day

January 3rd:

Festival of Sleep Day

Fruitcake Toss Day

Humiliation Day

J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Memento Mori Remember You Die Day

National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

National Drinking Straw Day

January 4th:

Trivia Day

Dimpled Chad Day

Earth at Perihelion

Free Flower Basket Day

National Spaghetti Day

Pop Music Chart Day

Tom Thumb Day

World Braille Day

World Hypnotism Day

January 5th:

National Bird Day

National Whipped Cream Day

January 6th:

Bean Day

Cuddle Up Day

Apple Tree Day

Epiphany, or Three Kings Day

National Shortbread Day

National Thank God It’s Monday Day (1st Monday)

National Weigh-In Day (1st Monday after New Years)

January 7th:

Old Rock Day

Distaff Day

Harlem Globetrotter’s Day

I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day

International Programmer’s Day

National Tempura Day

Orthodox Christmas Day

January 8th:

Bubble Bath Day

Male Watcher’s Day

National English Toffee Day

National Joy Germ Day

Show and Tell Day at Work

January 9th:

Play God Day

Balloon Ascension Day

National Apricot Day

National Static Electricity Day

National Take the Stairs Day

Panama’s Martyr Day

January 10th:

Houseplant Appreciation Day

Peculiar People Day

Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

Save the Eagles Day

January 11th:

Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend’s Day

Amelia Earhart Day

Hot Toddy Day

International Thank-You Day

Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day

Milk Day

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Secret Pal Day

January 12th:

Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day

National Pharmacist Day

Curried Chicken Day

Work Harder Day

January 13th:

International Skeptics Day

Make Your Dream Come True Day

Coming of Age Day (Celebrated in Japan on the 2nd Monday)

Make Your Dreams Come True Day

National Clean Off Your Desk Day (2nd Monday)

National Peach Melba Day

Poetry Break Day

Rubber Ducky Day

Stephen Foster Memorial Day

January 14th:

Dress Up Your Pet Day

National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

Organize Your Home Day

Orthodox New Year

January 15th:

National Hat Day

Humanitarian Day

Strawberry Ice Cream Day

Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day) (Eve of January 15, 2014 to Eve of January 16, 2014)

January 16th:

National Nothing Day

Appreciate a Dragon Day

International Hot & Spicy Food Day

Religious Freedom Day

January 17th:

Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

Ben Franklin’s Birthday

Ditch New Years Resolutions Day

Hot-Buttered Rum Day

Judgement Day

Kid Inventors’ Day

Lee Jackson Day (State Holiday in Virginia)

January 18th:

Thesaurus Day

Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie’s author A.A. Milne

National Sanctity of Human Life Day

Peking Duck Day

January 19th:

National Popcorn Day

Confederate Memorial Day

National Gun Appreciation Day

National Popcorn Day

Robert E. Lee’s Birthday (State of Florida)

World Religion Day (3rd Sunday)

January 20th:

National Butter Crunch Day

Penguin Awareness Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday (Celebrated on the 3rd Monday)

Inauguration Day

National Bill Cosby Sweater Day

National Cheese Lover’s Day

National Coffee Break Day

National Disc Jockey Day

National Granola Bar Day

Penguin Awareness Day

Robert E. Lee Day  (States of AL, AR, MS) (3rd Monday)

January 21st:

National Hugging Day

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Civil Rights Day

Idaho Human Rights Day

New England Clam Chowder Day

Rid the World of Fad Diets & Gimmicks Day (Tuesday of the 3rd Full Week)

Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 22nd:

National Blonde Brownie Day

National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day

January 23rd:

National Pie Day

National Handwriting Day

Measure Your Feet Day

Rhubarb Pie Day

Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day

Women’s Healthy Weight Day (Thursday of the 3rd Full Week)

January 24th:

Beer Can Appreciation Day

Compliment Day

Belly Laugh Day

Change a Pet’s Life Day

National Peanut Butter Day

Prophet’s Birthday

January 25th:

Opposite Day

A Room of One’s Own Day

Burns Night

National Irish Coffee Day

National Seed Swap Day (Last Saturday)

Observe the Weather Day

January 26th:

Spouse’s Day

Australia Day

National Peanut Brittle Day

National Pistachio Day

Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement

January 27th:

Chocolate Cake Day

Punch the Clock Day

Better Business Communication Day (4th Monday)

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (Last Monday)

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Thomas Crapper Day

January 28th:

Fun at Work Day

National Kazoo Day

Christa McAuliffe Day

Daisy Day

National Blueberry Pancake Day

National Data Privacy Day

Rattlesnake Round Up

National Pre-school Fitness Day

January 29th:

National Puzzle Day

National Corn Chip Day

Kansas Day

National Carnation Day

Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday (1929)

January 30th:

National Inane Answering Message Day

National Croissant Day

World Leprosy Day

January 31st:

Backward Day

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

Brandy Alexander Day

Chinese New Year

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Resources:

Holiday insights. (December 2013). January, 2013-2014 Bizarre and Unique Holidays. Retrieved from http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/january.htm

Holidays and Observance. (December 2013). January Holidays. Retrieved  from http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/january-holidays.html

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Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

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Spruce Up Your Marketing to Get Noticed

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Spruce Up Your Marketing to Get Noticed

When creating your holiday cookies, you want them to look and taste just right. What you don’t want is a bland cookie with no trimmings. Who would want to eat that? Think about your marketing for a moment. Does your product or service shout “Pick Me!”, or does it kind of sit there, like that plain sugar cookie that gets left on the plate, never to be eaten?

The same is true when it comes to your goods and services. You can have an awesome product or service, but who is going to know if you don’t catch people’s attention? Sadly, you can even have a better service, and still lose customers to your competition because they make theirs look better.

Start attracting more customers by showing off your product or service. What makes it so special? It might be you have a secret ingredient that nobody else has. Do you offer a larger variety of styles than your competitors? Do you provide more services to give your clients every possible way to succeed? We recently started working with Jan at Fix My AC LLC, and what makes him special is very clear; 1. He gives very personalized service, and 2. He doesn’t sell people unnecessary services. Jan is very clear with customers on these two points, and it gives him a definite advantage over his competitors. Telling people what sets him apart on his website, on the phone, at networking events, and on all his advertising is a key strategy for him to win business.

Whatever it is that makes your company stand out, showcase it. Shout it if you have to! If you don’t tell people why you are different, you’re just like all the other cookies on the plate.

Here’s something else to consider: A delicious, beautifully decorated cookie does nothing if no one knows where it’s at. This is the very reason why SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is important. The SEO will direct more people to your cookie making it easier and faster to locate you above your competitors. Are you making it easier for your website to get found or are your customers giving up because it takes too much time and work to locate you?

Like the perfect holiday cookie, your product/services should be presented with a beautifully designed website that shows off your best attributes. Getting your website in front of the right visitors is key. These are our top 5 most proven ways to market your business online and build an online presence. All of these concepts combined will truly market the perfect gift you have to offer that beats all the other cookie cutter gift ideas.

  1. Create a visually appealing, informative, and functional website that encompasses who you are and what you do with a way for you to bring in new leads.
  2. Optimize your website with search engine optimization to get your business found faster and easier.
  3. Sign up and interact on social media websites such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
  4. Write a blog with industry related topics that will be both fun to read and helpful to your target audience. Show them that you are an industry leader.
  5. Have a newsletter sign up on your website and generate new emails with content that is valuable and noteworthy.

For more ideas on how make your cookies extra fancy and get them in the hands of hungry customers, contact us at 520.664.2324 or alexis@gowebsolutions.com.