Small Business

Top 5 Reasons Why Local SEO Is Important to Your Business

Dominique Macartney

A study conducted by Hubspot discovered that 72% of people who conducted a local search ended up visiting a store within five miles. What’s more interesting is that 97% of people learn about a local business through the information they find online.

If you run a local store, or your business has a brick-and-mortar location, you are letting lots of opportunities pass you by if you don’t have an online presence. In fact, local SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) should be at the core of your online marketing strategies.

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What Are The Differences Between CRM And Marketing Automation?

Marama Carmichael

If you work in sales and marketing, it’s safe to assume that you’ve encountered the terms customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation software. It’s also safe to assume that you’re not entirely sure how they’re different from each other. Well, you’re not alone.

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5 Steps for Writing a Content Marketing Plan

Dominique Macartney

A business with an online presence knows that content is king. Without clear, concise content a business cannot reach the maximum amount of customers that they could be.

How does a business start with content marketing? The key is to create a content marketing plan. Here are the five steps to follow to create your company’s own content marketing plan.

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How to Get a Good ROI on Your Marketing Campaign

Marama Carmichael

When you’re putting good money into a marketing campaign, you expect a good ROI or return on investment. This is just good business sense for everything that you do.

When you hire a new person, you expect them to put in enough work to justify how much you pay them.

When you spend a lot of money on developing a product, you want the product to reflect that.

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Top 4 Ways to Build a Free Email List

Marama Carmichael

Email lists are essential for online businesses. It is a great way to stay in touch with your customers, without getting too pushy. Since most of your customers (and potential ones) have an email, it is a great way to reach them. They can open them whenever they get a chance.

You don’t have to worry about calling and interrupting them in the middle of dinner. Instead, they can open them when they have a few minutes.

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3 Tips To Develop A Healthy Business Ecosystem

Marama Carmichael

When you run a small business, you can get pretty caught up in its day-to-day functioning. You’re so involved in solving the problem you’re having right this minute that maybe you’re not spending that much time thinking about the future.

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4 Costly SEO Mistakes to Avoid in 2020

Marama Carmichael

Every business wants to appear first in search results. However, very few businesses know how to do it. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a massive industry that is worth more than 80 billion, according to Forbes.

To get yourself to the first page for your target keyword, you need a good strategy that is flexible enough to incorporate changes in the future. If you are not getting the results you want, have a look at these costly SEO mistakes and see if you are committing them. (more…)

4 Smart Social Media Marketing Strategies to Help Your Business Grow

Marama Carmichael

 

If you own a small business, you know you need to meet your customers and prospective customers where they are. And increasingly, where they are is on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

That’s especially true in Australia, where more than 60% of the population, about 18 million Aussies in total, are active monthly users on Facebook.  The same number are on YouTube, with more than 9 million sharing photos on Instagram, and more than 5 million on both Twitter and LinkedIn.

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4 Tips to Understand Your Customers and Satisfy Their Needs

Marama Carmichael

Have you ever asked yourself about the surest way to improve service delivery? Well, there is no single answer to your quest, but the road to better service delivery begins with understanding your customers.

When you understand your customers, you can tailor your services to meet their unique needs. When you fulfill the needs of your customers, they come back. Hence, a happy customer is a win for your business.

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How to Appeal to a Broader Audience with Exceptional Branding

Dominique Macartney

Your “brandmark” is the face of your company and the centre of your brand design. It represents your founder, product, services, and team all at once.

It dominates your website, is used as the icon for your mobile app, and is stamped on anything you provide. When customers enjoy and become committed to your brand, they begin to associate themselves with it as clients under one brandmark.

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