If you own a small business, odds are you have a website. If you invested the time and money to make that website the best advertisement for your business—one which drives sales and helps your business grow—odds are you want people to see it. Here’s the rub: if you don’t also invest in effective search engine optimisation (SEO), they’re not going to find your site online. Period.
Social Media Marketing: 4 Mistakes That Can Stop Success
Social media is the wave of the future, and any business looking to reach an audience and make money has at least a few social media profiles. However, while it is possible to reach a massive audience via social media sites, it isn’t easy. A business has to say all the right things, do all the right things, and even then it needs a lot of luck to take-off. But, while social media marketing success is hard, it’s a great deal harder if you shoot yourself in the foot. Which is why you should avoid the following mistakes. (more…)
Content Marketing: 5 Questions You Need To Answer
Content marketing is a pretty basic strategy. Put simply, you create some kind of content (a video series, comic, blog, music, etc.), and you put it out there free of charge. The hope is that, as you gain an audience, that audience will begin to see you as an expert. You’re buying their goodwill, and when it comes time for them to make a purchase they’ll be more likely to go to you than to a company they have no previous relationship with. (more…)
10 Ways to Get More From Your Facebook Marketing – Pt 2
5) Stand-Alone Link Posting
Facebook marketers are continually looking for the best post configuration formula to get the most clicks, and one has been found. When comparing posting content with links, content without links, and links without content, it was found that linking without content was by far the most successful. Provided, of course, that your link automatically loads an image with an engaging title for whatever (blog article or news story) you are linking to.
10 Ways to Get More From Your Facebook Marketing – Pt 1
When you’re trying to build a name for yourself or your brand on social media, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. The constant chatter, drama, leading news stories, and e-celebrity splashes can easily drown out a mild-mannered account looking to build some community awareness. Among the big names in social media, Facebook has always been a leading member of the pack and the most attuned to the needs of businesses as well as individual users. (more…)
Wave of the Future and the Now: Marketing Automation
Marketing automation is indeed the wave of the future in business marketing. It simplifies the basic and redundant tasks that otherwise take up a lot of time during the day by making them automatically done on a schedule. This eliminates, for example, having to manually go in and click what emails and posts need sent out. It’s already done, and the day is freed up in the process! (more…)
Developing Your Inbound Marketing Plan
Having an inbound marketing plan for your business is a sure way to build a strong customer base and keep the stream of new prospects flowing. Let’s break down the inbound marketing strategy into three main components: Creating buyer personas, developing your content plan, and publishing your content. (more…)
Updating Your Web Design and Web Presence in 2018
Websites created in the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s all look very different, and when a customer happens upon a website from another era, they can immediately tell. If your business website is from a different decade, or even has just not had a lot of sprucing up in the recent years, there are a few valuable new website features that could dramatically increase the impact of your site. (more…)
SEO Tips for Your Business
Marketing can be complicated. There are so many businesses competing for the attention of millions of people searching for information online. You need to find a way to stand out above your competition.
Search engine optimisation, otherwise known as SEO, can really help. It basically means that you are using the search engines to your advantage. Ignoring SEO can be a big mistake.
Unsure where to begin? Here are some SEO tips you can use for your business.
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