About Rich Brooks

Rich Brooks is president of flyte new media, a Web site design and Internet marketing company in Portland, Maine. Flyte works with small businesses to build professional Web sites that often include e-commerce, Flash and content management systems. They promote their clients' sites through search engine optimization, e-mail marketing, business blogs and social media. You can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/therichbrooks.
9 Mobile Marketing Ideas That Go Beyond Your Website

So, you’ve got your mobile-friendly website all set up. Your site—built on a Responsive Web Design (RWD) framework—is now optimized …

15 Ways Video Helps You Generate More Online Leads
Are you ready for your close up?

Video improves your search engine visibility

11 Tools to Help Your Small Business Go Digital
Digital Tools Make Us More Efficient And Profitable
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Looking to make your small business more “digital?”

How Your Small Business Can Create Content That Attracts New Customers
Start By Creating Value
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Online lead generation is critical to every small business.

Designing Your Small Business Website for Your Ideal Customer
Redesign Your Site For Increased Traffic And Conversions

How do you design a website that will attract, engage and convert your ideal customer?

How To Improve Your Focus For Small Biz Success
Start With The Basics
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As I watch our athletes compete on the world stage I’m astounded by the level of dedication they needed to …

The Joys of Working With Small Business Owners
Where would business be without them?

Almost every day a small business owner comes into my office to share his or her dream with me. Sometimes …

Understanding the Financials of Your Business
Why Are So Many Of Us So Bad At It?

Hello. My name is Rich and I don’t understand my business’s financial statements. Sounds like an introduction at a 12-step …

Building Your Business Through Your Website


If you’re looking for effective website strategies to build your business, here’s a start: Immediately address the needs or problems …

Searching Your Company In Twitter

Dear Rich, Good Webinar on Twitter last Thursday – I picked up some good tips. After your presentation, a question …

Small Business Owners Should Consider Gmail As Their Primary Email Tool

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There’s a number of reasons small business owners and entrepreneurs should consider Gmail as their primary email tool: Great spam …

Small Businesses And Social Media

I am in transit coming back to NC from Las Vegas following my trip to PubCon which is presented by …

Small Businesses And Social Media

This month’s issue of flyte log is entitled Does Your Small Business Really Need a Social Media Strategy? I bring …

Cheap Small Business Web Sites

In today’s Small Business section of the Wall Street Journal is an article called Creating a Successful Site for Almost …

Small Business Owners Need Vacations Too

If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner like me, you probably find it difficult to take time off.  Before …

Getting Removed From Search Results

Most people I talk to want more search engine visibility, not less. Still, every once in a while I get …

When the Prospect Tells You They’re Going Elsewhere

First off, let’s give props to any prospect who takes the time to tell you that they have chosen someone …

Do You Know About These Small Business Blogs?

Dave Cosper has put together a post called Best Small Business Blogs You Might Not Know About over at America’s …

Keeping Your Web Traffic

Are you getting people to your Web site just to see them click away before visiting a second page? Do …

Driving Demand with Online Video

I have a pile on my desk. You know the kind. The kind where you put important but not urgent …

The Potential and Pitfalls of Mobile Marketing
Using SMS to Market Your Business

Earlier this week I attended a fascinating seminar put on by the Maine Marketing Association on mobile marketing. Specifically, Andrew …

Business Blogs: Value vs. Cost
There is a Difference....

If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur you should be asking the question: should I blog? While I’m a …