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Keeping Your Community Super

By on Apr 12, 2014 | 0 comments

There is so much today being made of shopping local, buying local, local this and local that. Often times, depending on the city where you reside, once you are off the beaten path of heavily traveled streets, many times the best unfound local business are found. So, how do you find them? Our time seems so limited that the art of exploration is often not an option we consider. There is an importance of community/citizens needing to better understand the importance of local commerce, over the BIG business stores found in the strip centers, malls etc… Small business America accounts for more than 55 percent of our employment. This is very important to the community and can we really expect to find all these gems by exploring? or expecting the business themselves to advertise out to us? This is an unnecessary cost that the business has to absorb while trying to stay competitive with...

It’s Time to Post Launch News

By on Sep 25, 2013 | 0 comments

It’s been a while; but with good reason! We have been busy preparing for all kinds of celebrations. Most importantly, we launched Cloudknocker.com and took it out for its first public ride in celebration of Parker Oktoberfest in Parker Colorado. Now… maybe indicative of what we stand for, the vendors we have on the cloud as businesses had deals they were raining down to festival goers for the weekend. However, perhaps the deals were a bit to good! It rained so hard they cancelled the festival on Saturday after only 3 hours of open activity. But Sunday was back to normal and we gained great momentum with sign ups to the platform! Let’s talk about the businesses that also launched with us that day. Today we will focus on Structure CO. This is actually a high performing real estate couple flying under the Remax flag. But we now have them on Cloudknocker since they do a...

Who Got Robbed?

By on Jul 7, 2013 | 0 comments

In my years of monitoring and researching the internet’s impact on marketing/advertising, I have seen many a progression in usage and costs. I recall only 3-4 short years ago, that I would manage adword campaigns for clients and labored at the thought of increasing a keyword bid from 10 cents to 15 cents in order to achieve a page one display on a search. Today, those same keywords are going anywhere from 5 to 9 dollars and sometimes higher on really specific ones. A pretty steep price to pay just to have someone click on an ad and arrive at your site. No guarantees of contacting you, staying on your site, bookmarking you etc… My son started a business as a group insurance provider in Texas. I developed a site for him, really concentrated on SEO, placed analytic’s on each page and then ventured into placing a select adword campaign for him in his location radius. Wow....

What’s In a SmartPhone Today?

By on Jul 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Sit at your desk with your PC or laptop on and you can access pretty much anything you want on the internet. If you are being sent all kinds of prompts to play this video and take that survey or click here to do this and that, then at least you can leave the page or walk away from the computer altogether to take a break from the craziness. A mobile phone today is basically a computer in hand. And because it is mobile, it makes it hard to just walk away from it, short of turning it off. Fortunately, there is limited ads so far when accessing sites from your smartphone. Many sites are not mobile friendly, take forever to load and are hard as heck to manipulate around in order to find what you are after. You can easily click/touch one wrong thing and  boom , you are taken away. Tablets are a bit worse off, as they are merely smaller versions of a laptop is all. While we think we have it...

Small Town Penalty? Not On Our Watch

By on Jun 28, 2013 | 1 comment

Does it feel sometimes like small towns are simply overlooked when it comes to marketing and advertising in today’s internet hyped world? Seems so. At CloudKnocker, we intend to make this go away for good. As long as there is an internet connection (and most certainly should be if you get a mobile connection) we will be infiltrating the small town markets just the same as large cities. I like to think of it as ” No town left behind”! Often times,  businesses are passed over by travelers driving to a destination who simply hold out from stopping to refuel or thinking to catch a snack or larger bite to eat due to a towns minimal size when driving pass them on the highway. Think about your business – on a network that the people can access, anytime, anywhere they happen to be traveling. They see a small town coming up in 8 miles and they plug in the name and the...