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Marketing Insights

Top 3 Things Clients Want on Your Website

Posted by Nick Rojas

Now more than ever, your website is one of the most important pieces of your brand’s visibility. In previous years, it wasn’t too rare to find that a business’ website was nothing more than a kind of online business card, not something used as a vehicle and central point for growing sales and exposure. Now, whether it serves to sell products online, showcase your company’s track record, or keep customers and clients up to date on your business, having the right elements on your site is crucial.  

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Topics: Online Marketing, Ecommerce, Website Design, Mobile Marketing

Avoid These Common Google AdWords Mistakes

Posted by Karen Kerski

It is one of the most powerful tools for advertising small business and won’t take a big investment to get more traffic to your website. Google AdWords gets you first page position immediately. You can target your advertising dollars towards prime customers. A small investment gets you in front of “your target” that you have qualified as ready to purchase. PPC can provide a steady stream of visitors to your site, prospects who are searching for your product or service. Google doesn’t require a minimum spend like newspapers, TV or radio. It all makes sense to market with Google pay-per-click, but beware that you don’t make these mistakes that waste those precious marketing dollars. If you plan to create your Adword campaign yourself you need to ask "How to manage Google Adwords?"

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Topics: Online Marketing, Inbound Marketing, PPC

3 Tips For Better Content

Posted by Don Keller

Did you know that you only have approximately 10 seconds to get a customer's attention? While quality web design has a lot to do with this, many underscore content's role in customer attention, retention, and continual organic traffic and turnaround for your business. Often, content is underscored in the grand scheme of web marketing strategies.

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Topics: Online Marketing, Inbound Marketing

Avoid These 4 Content Writing Mistakes

Posted by Karen Kerski

Your published content whether it is your blog, website or your email correspondence creates an impression on your readers. Have you seen comments on posts criticizing spelling or grammatical errors? So many feel that we can write as we would talk or take notes. That may be acceptable with a close friend or someone you work with in a casual setting, but for people who are not in your profession it leaves them out of the conversation or worse. They are unimpressed with your knowledge and professionalism so they move on to a competitor who they feel has better writing skills.

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Topics: Online Marketing, Website Design, Inbound Marketing, direct mail

Top Tools to Boost Your Social-Media Productivity

Posted by Karen Kerski

Nearly every business includes social media in their marketing mix. Larger companies have the man power or budgets to allocate to their SMC. As a business owner your goal is to find where your prospects are online so you can be in front of them. A social media consultant can assist with targeting your efforts to get the most from your SMC investment. Every ones customers are active on some social platform even if their age demographic is 55-64. That age group is the fastest growing segment on Twitter.

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Topics: Online Marketing, Social Media, Inbound Marketing, SEO

Choosing a Social Media Consultant

Posted by Karen Kerski

Are you using social media to promote your business successfully? Or are you still watching unsure of the advantage your company will gain? I only advise social media when a company has their other advertising plans working well. That includes that their website is built well and has optimized SEO and PPC marketing efforts.

I am going to make a statement you rarely, if ever, will hear. Social media may not be right for you, for your business, because you can get greater ROI elsewhere and/or you aren’t prepared to execute it regularly.

Social media success depends on regularly posting to the networks that your customers are on and developing a loyal following. In all honesty, it is not quick or easy though in theory it is simple. Determine which social media has the biggest audience of your customers and engage them there. Sounds easy but it can use a lot of time with difficulty in measuring results. Measuring results is more than how many people saw your post.

Coca Cola was one of the first brands to embrace and use Facebook and other social platforms to market their brands. 2 years ago they evaluated their efforts and Ad Age published that Coca Cola found the social media attributed to “0” sales. That’s correct. Their big efforts on Facebook did not achieve any sales of their product. They were ok with that because their efforts on Facebook and other social media sites is to increase brand visibility and engagement.

Please continue reading because you have to define the results you want from social media before interviewing consultants. If they tell you they can show results quickly it may not be the results you expect.

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Topics: Online Marketing, Social Media, Inbound Marketing

5 Mobile Advertising Trends in 2015

Posted by Karen Kerski

It's not a choice or something to be left on the future to do list. Your website has to function on a mobile devise. Not only will your visibility and sales be affected but you can expect Google to impart penalties. The growth of mobile activity has trended up steadily and over the last year we have seen certain industries cross the line where mobile visits exceed traditional computer traffic numbers.

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Topics: Online Marketing, Mobile Marketing


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