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Category: Google AdWords

5 Things To Know Before Advertising Online

By Virteom
February 06, 2018 Category: Marketing101, Online Advertising, Google AdWords, Social Media Ads, Advertising, Paid Ads, PPC

Online advertising meets consumers where they hang. Its effective and its success continues to grow with the explosion of technology and SaaS platforms. There are hundreds of strategies to online advertising and many places you can post ads. So where do you start? Your Online Advertising Options There are many places to advertise online but for our purposes here, we are going to break it down into two ad types: Passive and Active Advertising. Think about these from the customer perspective; are they finding your ads in passing or are they searching for the answer? Active Advertising Active advertising means that the user you reach is actively looking for a solution to a problem. These are typically Search Ads but can also be found on sites like Yelp or Angies List. Have you noticed the results labeled Ad at the top? Search engine ads come up when you search for something on Google (or any search engine) and are based on PPC (Pay per click). Something to keep in mind here is that

3 Reasons Your Small Business Needs Google Adwords

By Admin
December 08, 2016 Category: , Google Adwords, Online Marketing, Digital Marketing, SEO

One of the most powerful tools for your small business doubles as a noun and a verb: Google. On any given day, how many times do you use Google to quickly look something up? How often have you heard someone say to someone else, Just Google it? The behemoth tech company rakes in more than $60 billion a year thanks to its ad banners (and hundreds of other endeavors) and has one of the simplest tools available to help intrepid entrepreneurs everywhere: Adwords. You have no doubt heard of Googles Adwords services. Here are a few reasons your small (or even medium to large) business nees Google Adwords!: 1. Front Page Positioning This alone is worth the cost of Googles advertising service. Using Adwords will help ensure first page returns for your ad. The best place to hide a dead body is on the second page of Google because no one will ever look there. This is a joke, of course, but its so true. Think about your own Google searches. Have you ever clicked beyond the first page, let alone

Category: Content

How Can a Content Style Guide Boost Leads?

By Virteom
August 09, 2018 Category: Content

Forget the sales pitch, people want content. Eighty-four percent of consumers expect content creation from brands, even from emails. Millennials distrust ads and ad blockers are the norm. This data means you need a content style guide to maximize your results. What is a Content Style Guide? If content is king, a content style guide is its chief advisor. For any and all content you publish or post as a company, this key document defines the Voice: Rhythm and language of your brands personality. Tone: Adaptation of your voice to different platforms. Style: What your content looks like i.e. formatting, grammar, etc. It clearly explains what your brand is and how to best express it through copy. It offers both an overview and detailed direction to writers, video producers and all other content creators. The foundation of quality content starts with a well-researched content style guide. How Does a Content Style Guide Help? Your brand consists of visuals and content both equally important

Creating an A+ Blog that Ranks High and Provides Value

By Admin
September 05, 2017 Category: Blogging, Marketing, SEO, Content

With a lot on your mind, you pour your heart and soul into blog post after blog post. You post all the new events, awards and recognition your company gets. Isnt that quality? No fluff topics. No sales pitchy posts. Just trustworthy, heartfelt content. Unfortunately, even this noble foundation leaves many blogs unread. To create an A+ blog that ranks high in search engines, your content needs to provide value and speak to readers by doing the following. Feed Your Audience What It Wants Great content means little if it only has meaning to you. To draw readers in, you need to give audiences what they want to read. Look for trending topics, provide solutions to reader problems and answer their questions with your blog posts. Become a resource for your current customers and readers and future ones! To accomplish this, you need to do your research. Use Google Trends to find up-to-date topics based on search volume. Look to Quora, LinkedIn Answers and other such sites to identify

The Consequences of an Online Ego and Not Addressing the Customer

By Admin
June 21, 2017 Category: Think Tank, Marketing101, Online Marketing, Content Marketing, Marketing, Content

Set Your Pride Aside! There are certain mistakes that instantly kill the purpose of a marketing campaign and excessive boasting is one of them. A boastful and self-centric online presence highlights a lack of understanding of what customers want. So, while marketing may be all about putting a word about who you are, what you do and how well you do it, too much boasting can destroy your online image altogether. How do you get customers to choose you without talking about your capabilities and accomplishments? Bragging Ends up Costing More Than Youre Getting Businesses need to understand that the purpose of branding is to highlight the value their service/product holds for the customer. It should be about What You Will Get rather than What We Do? A simple change of subject can make a world of difference. Blowing your own horn is a sign of ego and customers arent attracted to big-headed brands anymore. One of the worst mistakes companies can make is putting no focus on building a connection

Own Your Own Content

By Dan Carbone
September 24, 2012 Category: Content, Marketing, Social Networking, Think Tank

In case you were not aware the next big buzz phrase is Original Content. In fact some have come forward and claimed this to be a bigger moment than SEO. So what does it all really mean to you? Lets take a closer look at what is meant by owning your own content. Most of this movement stems from Google. Google is basically dinging websites if it finds duplicate content on the web. So if you are just borrowing someone elses content and placing it on your website you may not be doing yourself any favors. Try and place your content within a domain that YOU own and with hyperlinks that YOU control. Are you the Owner? Why did I underline and stress YOU? There is this trend or should I say movement where persons and organizations are utilizing third party blogging services to store their original content. In some cases persons or organizations are spending hundreds and even thousands a month to store this newly created content on the web. The issue with this model is the content owner

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