So you finally got your website up, running, and ready for client/customer interaction but what comes next? Many people think you just stop there and let the website do its magic. However, one of the best things you can do to increase customer interaction and referrals is to add videos to your website yet many find the idea a daunting one. I am here to tell you that it does not have to be hard at all and, in fact, it can be quite a lot of fun too. So here are five ideas to get you started. […]
Over the years Facebook has become a staple in the daily lives of most Americans. In that time, Facebook has made a wide variety of updates and changes to meet the needs of its users. With such a large portion of the population using Facebook, it has become a must to use this tool to reach more potential customers for your business. For a long time, users were creating “pages” for their businesses that were actually Personal Accounts, and using them to gain traction in the online market. As more users created these sorts of pages, Facebook took notice and began to guide them towards the use of a tool that better catered to a business’ specific needs rather than the workarounds that they had been using. While some businesses try to hold on to the idea that using a personal page for business is better, Facebook has taken a more aggressive stance against this, saying “It’s against the Facebook Terms to use your personal account to represent something other than yourself (example: your business), and you could permanently lose access to your account if you don’t convert it to a Page.” (Facebook.com/help). Keeping this in mind, we will go over some of the other differences between the two types of accounts and show why you should choose to create a Business Page for your online marketing needs. […]
Since the creation of Amazon, online shopping has become the most convenient way for people to order everything from gifts to groceries, clothing, furniture and more. However, Amazon isn’t the only way to shop online anymore. Facebook has introduced a new “Shop” section that can be added to business pages, allowing customers to purchase products right from your page. The question is, can this new type of shop increase your sales? The answer is yes. Keep reading to find out how. […]
Part of being successful in any business is staying ahead of the competition. Technology is constantly developing and it can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends in website development, social media platforms, digital marketing strategies, and more. There are many great resources for staying informed on best practices for your business that can be found in all forms, from podcasts and blogs, to newsletters and e-books. However, business owners are busy folks, and it can be hard to carve it large portions of the day to read long articles or listen to an hour podcast. For those of you who are always on the go, try following these 10 Great Twitter Accounts to keep you informed and aware of the latest news, advice, online tips, and strategies for your business. […]
Pinterest should be one of the top contenders as a marketing avenue for your business.
According to Salesforce, which has access to Pinterest’s user data, Pinterest accounts for approximately 23% of social media-inspired sales. Assuming your target market fits Pinterest’s demographic (70% female, average age of 40), here are 17 ways to use the service to promote your business in 2017 (and beyond).
Social media has come a long way since the original MySpace or Facebook days. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for people to have multiple social media accounts that they post to once, twice, sometimes three times a day. These new platforms including Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, and Instagram, just to name a few, each have their own features that can help your business achieve different goals. However, not every business is right for every type of social media. Keep reading to find out if Instagram is right for your business.
If you’ve got a business that fits Pinterest’s demographic and focus, your online store needs to be there. This social network consistently drives referrals, traffic and sales to websites. But what you really need to know are two things:
- Is Pinterest right for your business?
- If so, how can I use Pinterest effectively?
An effective marketing campaign takes time to build, a lot of data, and near perfect execution. The online marketing world is more competitive than ever, with hundreds of businesses competing for the same customers. A Google AdWords campaign has become a necessity for survival in today’s competitive market, but what about ad campaigns on Facebook?
What’s the first thing you do before you buy something or go to a store?
According to the experts at AdWeek, 81% of shoppers do online research on the company or product they are considering BEFORE they make a purchase. A major part of thisresearch process consists of reading online reviews. Whether we like it or not, reviews are one of the most important and trusted resources that people take into account when choosing where to shop, eat, or do business.
As a business owner, reviews are extremely important to your reputation, and they simply can’t be ignored. Your goal should be to generate positive reviews from your customers. But how? How do you get someone to go home and write a review after a good experience? What do you do when someone gives you a bad review?
Don’t worry, keep reading and we’ll answer all these questions for you.
But first, the key to your reputation starts with YOU. […]
At some point in your online life you’ve probably visited a website where a form popped up asking you to fill out some basic information: name, email, phone number, etc. Maybe you’ve never filled one out, or maybe you’ve filled them all out (which is why you spend the first 15 minutes of your day deleting promotional emails from your inbox). Either way, you understand the concept.
These forms, a.k.a. lead forms, are actually a tool that website owners use to get more information about their current customers or new customers. They also allow website owners to stay in contact with customers, keep them informed, or provide them with certain benefits. […]
Without delving into a deep thesis on the basis of human interaction, I think it’s safe to say that people want to feel a sense of community. We, as consumers, tend to define ourselves based on what groups we belong to and what products we buy. Are you a Mac or a PC? Do you drink Coke or Pepsi? Any big fan of Coke will have plenty of reasons as to why they won’t drink Pepsi and vice-versa. We tend to find ourselves segmented into niches of things that we like.
Enter: Brand Identity