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JumpStartWeb offers social media marketing for Victoria small businesses 5 ways to generate excitement using social media Many local businesses create blog posts, videos, and other bits of enticing content to engage community and actually provide customers with useful information, and then use social media to get the word out. But Tweets and Facebook posts can often be a one-time thing that can get lost amidst the cacophony. So, here are 5 ways to generate excitement using social media and generate more clicks on your links! Bonus link: Google wants fresh content. Why? 5 tips for responding to negative customer reviews online If you have a business, people are going to talk about you online, and sometimes what they say may not always be positive. There’s a right way and a wrong way to address customer complaints on the web, so here are 5 tips for responding to negative customer reviews online. How to create a customer-friendly mobile website As more and more consumers go mobile to search for products and services (especially local services), local businesses can enjoy more opportunities to connect with customers – and more competition from other businesses. So, in order to not lose out on any opportunities, here are some tips on how to create a customer-friendly mobile website. Google Presents The Evolution Of Search In Six Minutes Do you remember the first time you used Google to find something? Can you remember all of the changes that have happened to Google Search since then? Well, to help you out, Google presents the evolution of Search in six minutes. It’s a great primer to businesses what matters to Google, and help them experience better results. For advanced web monkeys: how to get the new Google bar As part of Google’s ongoing efforts to clean up its interface (revamped Gmail and GReader are previous examples), Google has redesigned the “black bar” that used to appear at the top of the page. Instead of the horizontal black bar at the top of the page, you’ll now find links to your services in a new drop-down Google menu nested under the Google logo. However, the redesign hasn’t been made available to everyone yet, so here’s how to get the new Google bar. It involves copying and pasting some code in your web browser, so this hack is not for the casual user!