About Robert Metras

Robert is an experienced marketer and author. He helps businesses, professionals and organizations to raise their online visibility in local search and get more from their promotions and advertising and free use of search engine products.

Stock Images are Worth a Thousand Words

Stock Images Tell The Story In blogging it is important that you use images in the mind as well as those on paper to tell the story. The expression a Picture is Worth A Thousand Words is so true. Sometimes you can find just the perfect shot to convey your thoughts and sometimes you cannot. [...]

By | May 6th, 2012|Marketing Communications|0 Comments

SEO Tips- Speed Up

SEO Tips for the Need for Speed My No 1 SEO Tips towards speed. Page load time is important for your website and is becoming an item that Google is using in their ranking algorithm. When I say speed of load I mean how fast your website loads in a browser. According to SEO expert [...]

By | April 9th, 2012|Search Engine Optimization (SEO)|0 Comments

Green Your Guerilla Marketing Tactics

Green Guerilla Marketing Tactics My friend and mentor, master copywriter Ray Edwards passed a note on to me today about this new title out by the remarkable J. Conrad Levinson. Ray is the author of his own bestseller Writing Riches: Learn How to Boost Profits, Drive Sales and Master Your Financial Destiny With Results-Based Web [...]

By | February 22nd, 2012|Digital Marketing Strategies, Featured, Social Media|0 Comments

Social Media Automation -Distribution not Content

Social Media Automation - Distribution Social media automation is becoming more important as the number of different channels you are using grows by leaps and bounds. Just when you start to get things cranking on one site another pops up. I am not talking bout the flavor of the week type sites but some of [...]

Content Must Deliver Value

Why do We Produce Content with Value ?   It seems silly to ask this question but it is so important to outline that your content must deliver value to the reader,or they may not visit you again or find someone else who provides the information they are looking for. It is like meeting someone [...]

Infographics | Visualization for Business

Use Infographics for Your Business Infographics for business are becoming more popular daily in general use as a way to create information that is easily read and satisfies a strong visual identity. For example the Infographic below talks about the Evolution of the MBA and is used by the University of North Carolina to give [...]

Mobile Marketing Grows

Mobile Marketing Marches On Mobile Marketing is a new growth area for online advertising as well as communications with customers Smartphone and tablet use are some of the largest drivers of this phenomenon. The biggie ,Google saw a 440% increase in traffic from tablets on its AdMob network between Dec. 2010 and in Nov. 2011,according [...]

Online Marketing that Works

Online Marketing Has Many Guides My online marketing friend Oli Garder at Unbounce in Vancouver is one of the marketers that I like to follow because he is always providing excellent online marketing content that is informative and teaches. This process is in itself one of the best forms of marketing because it allows people [...]

Top Ranking in Google Places

Top Ranking in Google Places allows you Local Market Domination i If you’re a small business listed in Google Places who is looking to gain a dominant online presence in your local market – you’ve come to the right place. The Silent Seller prides itself both in its free information on this site – as [...]

Local Search Marketing Ideas

Local Search marketing Ideas This is a new service I am using that you might want to use for yourself if you provide information of value on the topic of your choice. It is a great tool for finding and curating items of interest to you and your readers. Local Search marketing Ideas on Scoop.it [...]