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Resources and content for managed IT service providers to build out high performing websites and digital marketing infrastructures.

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Passive Lead Gen For Janitorial Supply Company

By Hunter Nelson | December 30, 2019

Southern Cleaning Supply is a janitorial supply company based out of Panama City FL. They provide cleaning supplies and equipment to local businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations in Panama City and surrounding areas. Southern Cleaning Supply has been in business for over 30 years but experienced an ownership change in 2018. Shortly thereafter, new management…

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Bid on Branded Keywords

By Hunter Nelson | December 19, 2019

Why are we spending money on branded keyword searches if we’re already ranking at the top of the page? This is a good question that clients often ask when getting started with PPC and one that has a number of compelling reasons to do so. In this post we will cover why you should bid…

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This Is Why Your Marketing Sucks

By Hunter Nelson | November 16, 2019

Marketing sucks when you take a piggish outlook to investing in it, which ultimately leads to poor ROI and frustration. If you’ve ever done any reading on investing in the stock market, I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “bulls make money, bears make money, and pigs get slaughtered”. Lately, I’ve been talking to a lot…

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Combat Contact Form Spam

By Hunter Nelson | October 4, 2019

There’s nothing more frustrating than opening up your email in the morning and seeing a new contact form submission has come in off your website and realizing its just another spammer sending you a pitch. Spam, especially in the United States, has become a serious problem. You’re literally being targeted by the entire world! It…

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Marketing Consultant For Small Business

By Hunter Nelson | October 1, 2019

It can be a tough reality to face for some small business owners, but eventually every business is going to hit a growth ceiling where networking and referrals will no longer be enough to move the needle. Hiring a full time chief marketing officer or other senior in-house resource to launch a marketing department is…

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High Bounce Rate? Digital Marketing is a Game of Inches

By Hunter Nelson | September 19, 2019

One of the first metrics people are going to look at when they start toeing the waters of web analytics is their bounce rate. If you’re just getting started on your journey to building an inbound pipeline chances are you’re suffering from high bounce rate and your trying to bring it down. In this article…

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The Ultimate Guide To Setting A Marketing Budget For IT Companies

By Hunter Nelson | August 19, 2019

Many IT companies get their start as a one-man operation and rely almost exclusively on word of mouth, referrals, and other organic offline means to get past their initial growth stages and establish a revenue stream. Once the initial founders outgrow their capacity and begin to hire employees, the need to develop a more formal…

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Why do I need a Privacy Policy?

By Hunter Nelson | July 16, 2019

Data privacy is a topic that is of growing concern to many consumers around the U.S. and you may have heard the term privacy policy a time or two in recent history but haven’t paid it much mind. If your just getting into digital marketing or are updating an existing marketing site you may be…

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What is Inbound Marketing?

By Hunter Nelson | June 12, 2019

Inbound marketing is the process of designing a marketing strategy that results in customers coming to you to do business. This is in stark contrast to outbound techniques which rely on you or a sales team reaching out to prospects to educate them about your services. Most business owners are familiar with outbound tactics such…

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WordPress Architecture For Beginners

By Hunter Nelson | April 21, 2019

I recently gave a talk at the WP Jax Meetup group on the WordPress Architecture for Beginners. This is a group I’ve been going to for about 9 months and have helped many people with WordPress related questions. Throughout that time I’ve noticed a ton of people tend to get really overwhelmed by files and…

Technology Marketing Blog Posts

Tortoise and Hare Software provides resources and content on our technology marketing blog to help companies such as Software as a Service (SaaS), Cybersecurity firms, Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and other technology service providers to build out robust inbound marketing infrastructures that drive more leads, create more revenues, and grow the top line of their business.

Follow along to learn more about building high performing websites, selecting marketing technology stacks, and creating lead generation mechanisms to drive your business forward.