Small Business

5 Tips For Increasing Your Social Media Impact

Dominique Macartney

So, you finally got your business onto social media, did you? You’ve got a Twitter account, a Facebook page, a LinkedIn profile, and you’re ready to go.

Maybe you’ve been at it for a little while, though, and you’re noticing something… the numbers just aren’t adding up the way you’d hoped they would.

If you’re planning on popping the hood, and see if you can locate what’s sapping all your social media energy, here are some things you need to keep in mind for improving your effectiveness. (more…)

Tips to Get Started with Instagram for Your Business

Marama Carmichael

In order for your business to be as successful as possible, you need to market it on a regular basis. Because it is free to use, social media is a very common way for even the smallest business to reach millions of potential customers.

Due to its visual nature, Instagram is a popular site. It allows you to post pictures of your business, behind the scenes, and even things about yourself and your brand.

So, how can you get started? Here are some tips to help.

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Why Your Business Needs a Blog

Dominique Macartney

As a busy business owner, you probably feel like you can’t put anything else on your plate. However, if you are not marketing your business, it won’t continue to grow and prosper.

Unfortunately, most business owners only market their business when it is slow. Then, things pick up and they don’t have the time to continue to advertise their business. This leads back to slow times. The cycle continues.

Because of this, you should be finding ways to market your business every day. One really good way to grow your business is by blogging. Here are some reasons why you should start blogging for your business. (more…)

SEO: 5 keys to being found on Google

Marama Carmichael

The keys to SEO – What every business owner needs to know about how to be found on Google.

SEO or (search engine optimisation) is a pretty complex topic. There are over 200 “ranking signals” that Google uses to decide what to show when people search for something. It can be overwhelming. BUT here are 5 key things that even the most Google phobic business owners need to know that will unlock the power of Google.

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4 Elements Mobile Customers Want from a Checkout Experience

Marama Carmichael

When it comes to online retail, a successful operation is all about adapting to trends. Platforms, purchasing habits, customer engagement – all of these different elements are evolving rapidly, and being able to cater to these demographics effectively and quickly is crucial.

And the better the customer experience is, the more likely they are to come back.

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SEO: Setting up Shop Next to the Internet’s Main Entrance

Marama Carmichael

SEO is critical in the business world today – it can help drive organisational growth, increase sales, and build your customer base. Yet it still remains an abstract concept for many business owners and entrepreneurs alike. They realise its importance, but struggle with understanding the finer details of how it works. Perhaps you too would like to learn more.

This article answers the following questions: What is SEO? How does it work? And why does it matter so much? Armed with this knowledge, you will be better equipped to make better business decisions for your company.

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Getting a Slice of the Festive Halloween Market

Marama Carmichael

Halloween is a time for scary costumes, silly jokes, and a lot of festive activity. For some, the entire month of October can be seen as one big celebration. Here in Australia, we may not be as crazy about Halloween as our American friends, but it’s still a great opportunity to stand out and promote while having some spooky fun.

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Content Marketing is Like The Trojan Horse

Marama Carmichael

Modern-day consumers are desensitised to advertising. From the sad soundtrack that tugs at your heartstrings to get you to donate money to a good cause… To the pulse-pounding cinematography that turns a car commercial into a miniature action movie… The audience has built up walls to resist these kinds of advertisements.

They know that whoever runs the ads is trying to sell them something, so they tune-out. They switch channels during a TV commercial break, they ignore pop-up ads online, and they let radio spots go in one ear and out the other.

Your customer base has built up walls against traditional marketing that can make getting them to listen, much less make a purchase seem almost impossible.

Until you bypass those walls, anyway. And that’s where content marketing comes in.

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How Interactive Marketing can Enhance Your Small Business

Dominique Macartney

The Basics of Interactive Marketing

 

Interactive marketing promotes your business in a way that grows the relationship with the consumer. It provides a unique experience to your customers. They can engage and interact in the real world.

It’s known as engagement or experiential marketing. It works to enhance other forms of promotion such as website discounts or clearance sales.

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5 Things to Consider When Redesigning Your Website

Marama Carmichael

In this digital age, businesses rely a lot on their websites to make sales, boost their market dominance, and satisfy their customers. However, you need to ensure that your website appeals to your customers and has enough information to help them make purchase decisions. If your website is not helping you reach your business goals, you will have to redesign it. Here are five things to consider when redesigning your website: (more…)

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