Can I Delete a Bad Facebook Review?

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Question: “I just had an irrational person leave a bad Facebook review for something we couldn’t control. Can we remove it?” Answer: Technically yes, there are a few things you could do to remove the… Read more »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Important Are Reviews to Your Business? Even More Important Than You Think!

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Nearly 9 out of 10 people trust online reviews as much as peer recommendations. Online reviews have become the new social currency. If you’re business isn’t proactively developing online reviews, it’s time to start (here’s… Read more »

Happy Halloween!

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Fall is in full swing, and with it comes some of our favorite things including Halloween & trick-or-treating! For your business, this time of year also likely includes putting the final touches on next year’s… Read more »

4 Marketing Lessons from the iPhone 7 Launch

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You’ve seen the headlines regarding Apple’s iPhone 7 launch, and the new features the phone will boast. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of Apple or not…you probably have a certain level of respect for… Read more »

Marketing: Referral vs Inbound vs Direct – Which is the Most Effective?

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First, lets define what these three marketing strategies are.  I’ll go with Wikipedia here: Referral marketing  is a method of promoting services to new customers through referrals, usually by word of mouth.  Such referrals often happen… Read more »

The Importance of Location Specific Pages for SEO

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If you’re a business with more than one physical address, it’s considered a crime at BARQAR Marketing to not have pages on your site dedicated to those locations. Not only do location pages make it… Read more »

How Barenaked Ladies Made me Ignore My Principles

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I used to be an avid CD buyer (remember those?), and I used to shop at a big box retailer, let’s call them Big Blue, with some regularity. Now, mention Big Blue to me and… Read more »

Formula 1 Racing is a Sport of Precision

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Teams spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year to produce the best on-track product that they can. The ultimate goal of all this expense? Win a drivers’ or constructors’ championship at the end of… Read more »

Free Webinar: Harnessing The Power of Word of Mouth Marketing

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Want to drive more sales? Create more loyal customers? Turn past clients/customers into raving fans? Word of mouth is a very powerful influencer and when used the right way, can be an amazing marketing and… Read more »

Too Busy for Social Media? Consider These 3 Tips…

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Your time is valuable. And investing time in social media for your business is the key to success, right? (The correct answer is YES!) Simplify social media Yes, you need to invest in social media. But… Read more »