Whenever I describe ranking to my customers, I use the analogy of a boat race where Google is the ocean and all of your competitors are other boats. Some boats are bigger and better, some old and barely staying afloat. Meanwhile, the ocean is moving as well… with storms (algorithm changes), waves (search popularity crests and troughs), and of course the continued popularity of your own content. There are often times where I can identify gaps that allow us to walk right in and garner some organic search rank visibility, but more often it requires
The marketplace’s a tough experience, not just for the big brands but also for the average. Whether you own a huge business, a small local store, or an internet platform, your chances of climbing the niche ladder are slim unless you take good care of your customers. When you are preoccupied with your prospects’ and customers’ happiness, they’ll quickly answer back. They’ll offer you great benefits which are mostly comprised of trust, customer reviews, and eventually sales. In today’s post, I’m sharing 5 hints on how to leverage social media customer reviews to improve the
While many small businesses are abandoning Facebook, I’m always intrigued when I see something unexpected happen there for a client. Believe me, unless they’re paying to promote posts… I don’t set expectations too high. One of my clients is a family-run home services company that’s serves throughout the state of Indiana. They’ve been here for 47 years and have an incredible reputation. Recently, a hail storm hit a city just out side Indianapolis, called Greensburg. Amos Exteriors has been doing business in Greensburg for decades and the marketing and sales team went out full force
Do you know the difference between SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and SEM (Search Engine Marketing)? They are the two sides of the same coin. Both techniques are used to capture traffic to a website. But one of them is more immediate, for the short term. And the other is a more long-term investment. Have you already guessed which is of them is the best for you? Well, in case you still do not know, here we explain it to you. SEO deals with organic results; those that occupy the top positions of Google search results.
In the older days of marketing, back in the early 2000s, a few brave CMOs invested in some rudimentary tools designed to help better manage their campaigns and audiences. These hardy pioneers sought to organize, analyze and improve performance, and thus created the first marketing technology stacks- integrated systems that brought order, unlocked targeted campaigns, and personalized messages for better results. Considering how far the marketing industry has come in the past few years is similar to comparing that of quill and parchment paper writing to the evolution of the first printing press. The changes