Category Archives: Business Tips

Signs Your SEO Campaign Is Failing

Signs Your SEO Campaign Is Failing

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is something that all businesses need to be concerned with today. After all, getting to the top of Google and the other search engine results pages can be exceptionally valuable for any company. Because of this, a lot of people have invested heavily in SEO services. However, simply handing over your money and then forgetting about it does not come advised. You need to make sure your SEO campaign is working. Are you benefitting from more views and more customers? Read more...

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5 Classic Books On Lead Generation

Sales LeadsThe whole point of marketing is to generate leads. Lead generation can be defined as the initial interaction between a potential customer and a business offering some type of product or service, capturing that person’s attention and persuading them to be interested in said product or service, and eventually convincing them to buy. Leads produce interested potential customers, interested potential customers are converted to buyers, and sales lead to profits. Business 101 right?

Except it’s not that simple anymore. There was a time not so long ago when all a business had to do to generate leads was to take out some ads in the Yellow Pages and the local newspapers and some magazines, maybe do some direct mail marketing, and perhaps some radio and TV commercials. But things have changed. Read more...

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The History Of Snapchat, And Why You Should Care

The History Of Snapchat, And Why You Should Care

In a world awash in social apps, and more being created almost every day, Snapchat stands out as one of the most successful, in the top five in fact, right up there with Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and the biggest of them all, world-conquering Facebook. Launched in 2011, by the latter part of 2014 the app had 30 million active users and 60 million downloads, and over 40% of 18 year-olds in the United States were using Snapchat on a daily basis, multiple times per day in fact. The Snapchat saga is an interesting and informative story for any would-be Internet entrepreneur, a rags-to-riches (well, sorta) tale full of ups and downs, mostly ups, and infighting. Read more...

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Get More Sales Leads With These 8 Killer Ideas

Pitch: 8 Campaign Ideas to Drive Sales Leads

With millions of companies worldwide available at our fingertips, standing out from the crowd and boosting sales leads can quickly become stressful and at times, overwhelming. When you want to maximize your appeal and online reach, get creative with your next campaign idea. Creative campaigns attract new users and provide incentives to make a purchase from loyal followers. While there is no one-stop solution for driving additional sales leads (as companies vary by industry), there are a few ideas to brainstorm with and keep in mind before launching your next digital campaign.  Read more...

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Local Search Optimization Tips For 2018

Local Search Optimization Tips For 2018

2018 is proving to be yet another year of rapid change for digital marketing strategies. The explosion in the use of smartphones and other mobile devices over the last five years is one of the primary driving forces of this change, drastically altering the way consumers find, research, and purchase goods and services. More than ever before, it’s vital to have an effective local search engine optimization (SEO) strategy in place. It could even mean the survival of your business.

2018 Local Search Statistics

Some eye-opening numbers showing the importance of local search SEO for SMBs, from surveys of PC users as well as mobile users, gathered from various online consumer research firms: Read more...

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Should You Use NPS or Google Reviews? The Answer Is Both!

Should You Use NPS or Google Reviews? The Answer Is BothEvery business wants to know how their customers really feel about their products and the quality of their customer service. Although there are many ways to measure the performance of a business, customer satisfaction is where the rubber meets the road. No matter how effectively the rest of your company operates, if your customers aren’t happy, you’re in trouble.

One popular way of measuring a company’s customer relationships is Net Promoter Score (NPS). Over two thirds of companies listed in the Fortune 100 use the NPS metric to assess customer loyalty and satisfaction, as well as many SMBs. But it has its limitations. Used as part of a comprehensive customer feedback program, it’s proven itself to be a useful and valuable tool. The problem is that businesses count on NPS to do more than can realistically do, to the detriment of other important metrics, especially Google reviews. This is a mistake, and we’ll take a look at why. Read more...

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How Do I Boost My Facebook Reviews?

How Do I Boost My Facebook Reviews?

We work with thousands of business every day, and one of the most common questions we get asked is, “How Do I Boost My Facebook Reviews?”. Before you begin enjoying the benefits of Facebook reviews, you must first convince customers to write them. Here are some tips to boost your Facebook reviews and increase consumer confidence in your company.

1. Set up your Facebook page to allow reviews from customers

If you don’t add the reviews section to your Facebook page, your customers won’t be able to leave any feedback. Check your page to make sure reviews have been enabled. If you find that reviews are not enabled on your page, simply go to your page’s settings, click “Edit Page” and select “Add a Tab.” Click the “Add Tab” button next to “Reviews.” Read more...

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How Do I Boost My Google Reviews?

How Do I Boost My Google Reviews?

Google reviews are quickly becoming the way customers choose which company to do business with. In fact, as many as 91 percent of customers who are looking for a local business read their reviews online to compare them. Because of this, we are often asked, “How do I boost my Google reviews?” If your business doesn’t have any reviews yet, your company may be overlooked by customers who consider it to be a gamble compared to other local businesses who have positive reviews posted. So, how do you get more positive reviews in order to remain competitive? Here are a few ways to boost your reviews to make your company more prominent as well as more successful.  Read more...

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Claiming And Maintaining Your Online Business Listings

The Benefits Of Claiming And Maintaining Your Online Business ListingsIf you’re the owner of a small to medium business these days you almost certainly have multiple online business listings. But a lot of SMB’s fail to realize that there could be dozens of listings for their business out there on the Web that they didn’t even create. What’s worse, you have no control over these listings, and they can say anything they want about your business, unless you take the time to claim them as your own.

You might think it’s a time-consuming hassle to track down all your business listings and then go through the process of claiming them. But the fact is that claiming a listing is usually a free and simple procedure, there are many benefits to doing so, and potentially some very serious consequences if you don’t. Here’s a quick look at some great reasons you should be claiming your online business listings. Read more...

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GDPR & Privacy

GDPR

GDPR, also known as the General Data Protection Regulation, is a regulation recently passed throughout the EU that protects the data of consumers collected by corporations and businesses alike.  With the outrage of the Cambridge Analytica data breach via Facebook, more users than ever have become increasingly alarmed over their privacy rights and controlling their own data. With GDPR in place beginning May 25, 2018, companies are required to abide by a set of strict rules and regulations, helping to contribute to the overall control and protection of millions of users around the world. Read more...

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