Talking Monkey Media partners with the Chesterfield Food Bank

We are super excited to announce we have partnered with the Chesterfield Food Bank to provide all of their web services by donation. We have already begun work converting their current Wix website to Wordpress. This conversion will allow for new updates and features on the CFB website. In turn this will help the CFB Read More

Affordable Web Design

Website projects can become very expensive undertakings when left unchecked and open-ended. Over the years, I have heard a wild variety of website quotes given to the every day small business, landing in the 5 to 6 figure range. That's nuts! While creating and maintaining a website is a critical part of running any modern Read More

The 11 Important Components of a Small Business Website

Thanks to the advent of the Internet, connecting with prospective customers represents a different type of proposition than it once did. Even small businesses and start-ups need to have a website that handles a number of critical functions, including acting as a marketing tool, point of sale, means of contact and source of information. While Read More

How to Claim Your Local Business Listings

It should come as no surprise to small business owners that customers are increasingly looking to the Internet and phone apps for information on a business before they purchase services and products. The numbers are pretty convincing. 94%1 of Business to Business purchasers use online research before buying. 70%2 of U.S. households now use the Read More

How I completely rebuilt our local SEO service

Today, I am pretty excited. The time has come to launch our fully revamped local search marketing service. While our previous local SEO service returned successful results for our clients, I knew it could be better. In order to ensure the success of our clients I had to evolve our local search offering. I am Read More

The Downfalls Of Using Free Website Builders

It is all too often that we see many individuals, and sometimes even companies, fall prey to advertising claims and marketing pitches of free website builder providers.  For most of these subscribers, pricing or cost has become the primary consideration without placing ample value of specific repercussions of using these types of services. There is Read More

Widget Logic plugin presentation: WordCamp Richmond

Here is the short presentation I gave on the Widget Logic plugin at Wordcamp Richmond(Nov 12, 2011). Great event, was a pleasure to be a part Read More

Richmond, Va – The City For Small Business

For those who are unfamiliar with Richmond, it is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  It is an independent city which means it does not fall under the jurisdiction of any county.  This means that Richmond small business owners pay their taxes directly to the city and benefit directly from the city’s laws on Read More

The Google Panda Update vs The Small Business

If you pay any attention to search or tech news, then you have probably heard the term  “Google Panda Update”. While its hard to keep up all the changes to the secret Google search algorithm, the Panda update is a major change to the way search results are calculated. The Google Panda Update is trolling Read More

New custom TLD’s Explained in 6 minutes

There has been quite a "buzz" about the recent announcement by ICANN on the new custom TLDs.  To catch everyone up, TLDs are Top Level Domains currently located at the end of domain names.  Ex:.com, .net, .org  Up till now, there has been a predefined set of TLDs you can use to create your domain Read More

Lies that Search Marketing Companies tell

I found this article written by AdHustler, a well known internet marketer in the affiliate space.  Unfortunately, he hit the nail on the head with this post.  We have heard some pretty far fatched "facts" when it comes to Search Marketing.  Its a shame to see the smalll business get taken by misinformation. As AdHustler Read More

Local Search: Google adds Service Areas with its transition into Google Places

As always, Google is improving.  This time the improvement is within the realm of local search.  The Local Business Center is now, or rather becoming, Google Places.  Let's get right to the meat of the improvements:  Service areas: If you travel to serve customers, you can now show which geographic areas you serve. And if Read More