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How to Convert Leads Fast with Hybrid Blogging

By Virteom
August 12, 2019 Category: Marketing, Social Media, Content

Marketing is not the same as it was twenty years ago when you could just post your sign on a billboard and have the customers come rushing in. Now marketing is much more strategic, and it requires a more technology-oriented approach. Our team at Virteom has a deep-rooted understanding of how to use technology and marketing to help your business flourish! Digital Marketing In 2019 The secret to converting your leads faster is with smart online marketing techniques that work for you 24/7. One tool that we offer at Virteom is Hybrid Blogging, a video and an article posted to your website that does all of the work for you. How Does Hybrid Blogging Work? The goal is to have you come in every two months for a one-hour recording session. During this session, you talk about all of the products and or services you can provide to you potential customers. From this session, we create eight short videos about your company, explaining why people should choose you. Then every week, we post one

Free Website and Digital Marketing Consultation in Avon, Ohio

By Virteom
May 22, 2019 Category: Marketing, Tips

Web design can be a scary thing for many business owners, especially if you dont know muchabout computers, the internet, computer science, any of that! Digital marketing can be a scary thing too. We all have our strong suits and web development, design, and digital marketing are our strong suits at Virteom! We understand that it can be stressful and time-consuming to try to figure out your website by yourself. And, we know working with some marketing companies can be a bust, but Virteom gets the results you want! That is why we are offering a free consultation to our prospective clients! Three Major Concerns of Working with Web Developers: Case of the missing Web Developer? It is not unheard of for many web developers to go MIA. Either they take too long to get back to you, or they dont ever get back to you. At Virteom, we keep regular business hours and have a customer support desk that is monitored by our entire tech staff. We work when you do so making changes to your website

The All-In-One Marketing Booster

By Virteom
May 08, 2019 Category: Marketing, Boosters

Are you a business owner struggling with marketing for your company? Cant find the time or dont know how to create your own content for your website? We understand that one of the biggest issues business owners face is with content creation, and that is why we developed the All-In-One Marketing Booster at Virteom! What is the All-In-One Marketing Booster? This marketing plan allows us to create content for you and boosting your marketing to help you obtain new leads and strengthen your current customer base all-in-one! Video Creation Statistics show that e-mails are more likely to be opened if they have a video embedded in them; 200-300% more likely in fact! Additionally, you have an 80% higher chance of conversions on landing pages.These statistics show that video is an effective form of communication from a business to its customers. It is much more consumer friendly and more engaging! Video creation is the first step of our All-In-One marketing plan. All you have to do is schedule

Sure, Your Website is Pretty But Does It Tell a Compelling Story?

By Virteom
May 01, 2019 Category: Marketing, Tips

Of course, design is an important part of a successful website but the fact of the matter is that the story you tell on that website is what matters the most! Your customers want to know why YOU are the business that it going to help THEM. Over the last 20 yearswe have been building websites and what we have noticed is that everyone is more concerned with how their site looks rather than the value that it is providing. But, trying to keep up with a pretty website is a vicious cycle. The Three-Year Death Cycle If all you are worried about is a pretty website, youre going to want to change it every couple of years to keep up with the times. But, every three years you go back in to re-beautify your site and yet it still doesnt bring in any leads. At Virteom, we refer to this as the Three-Year Death Cycle. Amazons Website Take a look at Amazons website. It is one of the most cluttered, no-frills websites around, but what it excels in is providing value to its customers. This is one

Hybrid Blogging and How it Promotes Your Business

By Virteom
April 24, 2019 Category: Tips, Marketing

Hybrid Blogging is the focus of our Sonic Marketing Boost here at Virteom! What is a Hybrid Blog? Everyone knows what a blog is. Its basically an article on a specific topic, maybe a picture or two thrown in for reference. But there is nothing really capitating about a traditional blog anymore. These days, we consume most of our information through video, whether its on the tv or the internet. A hybrid blog is a combination of a short video and an article which recaptures the information from that video. Why Hybrid Blogs? Hybrid blogs are a revolutionary way to share information with your customers without the hassle of writing your own content. Not only do you get the ease of sharing what your business is about and what makes it unique, but these hybrid blogs can make your website rank higher on SEO platforms such as Google! In addition, hybrid blogs are overall just more consumer friendly! Content that is accompanied by a video is much more digestible for viewers and more captivating.

How Discovery With Virteom Helps You Define Your Business

By Virteom
April 11, 2019 Category: Tips, Marketing

Building a website can seem like the most stressful element of your business. However, it does not have to be! Virteom is a technology and marketing firm that specializes in developing websites and applications for all types of companies. Working with Virteom makes developing your site a piece of cake. We have a variety of different boosts and packages to really customize your experience, but we always start with a client discovery. What is Discovery? Our Discovery consists of an executive pre-brief, leadership cross analysis, persona development, and site map creation. These steps help us streamline your experience at Virteom and allows us to develop the product you want! Executive Pre-Brief The executive pre-brief is the first step of our process where we take all of the leaders in your company, and we individually have them fill out their answers to our discovery questionnaire. Leadership Cross-Analysis Once everyone has their responses in, we then do a cross-analysis of on each

What is Hybrid Blogging?

By Virteom
August 30, 2018 Category: Tips, Marketing

When you promote your business, it is imperative to set yourself apart from the competition. Developing an effective marketing strategy is vital to the success of your business, and doing something different will help increase interest in your company and improve the likelihood of conversions. There are many different ways that you can promote your business, and it can be difficult to know where to start. Working with a skilled marketing partner can help you use all your outlets efficiently and direct you in different ways that will set you apart from your competition. One way to do this is with a term coined by Virteom hybrid blogging. What is Hybrid Blogging? Blogs are essential for todays businesses. If you think about it, majority of the pages you land on after Googling something is a blog. If youre a current Virteom customer, then youve probably heard CEO Dan Carbone talk about blogs and SEO in terms of frogs andlily pads. (You know, he gives you his whole spiel to think of your

You're too Busy for Marketing - and We Know Why!

By Virteom
April 30, 2018 Category: Marketing

We know why you arent marketing: youre running a business. Your time is literally your money and the money of everyone who works for you, and nothing eats up the hours of the day like running a business. When the buck stops with you, schedules need to be made, books need to be balanced, payroll needs to be in on time, supplies need to be ordered and products need to keep moving out steadily. On top of all that, you still have to deal with daily decisions that cant be planned for. Being your own boss has its drawbacks, and a premium on time is probably the most significant. The problem is your business still needs to market, because marketing wont happen by itself. Fresh original content needs to be posted to the business blog, social media needs to keep turning out fresh, useful information to your followers, and you need to continue to build your brand even as you get business done. How do you do that with all the responsibilities and time constraints you already have? Thats where we

Effective Video Marketing Grabs Attention and Boosts SEO

By Virteom
April 05, 2018 Category: Tips, Marketing

A television show, movie, video game they all hold our interest. And, while most of us love a good quality program, even the less-than-stellar options keep our attention at times. Incorporating video marketing into your marketing strategy capitalizes on this draw. Why Video Marketing is Important to You Videos hold human attention longer than our usual eight second, similar-to-a-goldfish span. Elevating us to new heights, video marketing interactively engages your audience, raises brand awareness and prompts lead generation. EyeView Digital suggests that landing page videos boost conversions by 80 percent. Increased time spent on your branded page, the trust raised with your audience and capitalizing on our human preference for having material fed to us (rather than reading it) gives video a leg up. But theres more. Check out this HighQ infographic for the stats on why video must be an integral part of your marketing strategy this year. How Video Marketing Fits Your Strategy Incorporating

3 Ways to Think Like Your Customer for Digital Marketing Success

By Virteom
January 09, 2018 Category: Tips, Marketing

Sometimes, the most valuable things cannot be measured. Gone are the days of a brands marketing strategy being only about the metrics and products or services. Marketing can be an impossible game to play as its based on assumptions. As our CEO Dan Carbone once put it, Its really just guessing and testing. However, the secret to success here can be simplified; Think Like Your Customer. Many businesses know that this is easier said than done, but once you have it down, everything falls into place. Many companies put a lot of resources into finding out their target market, the ideal customer. Some companies, dont put a focus on determining their buyer personas at all. Whether you have or have not pinpointed who your true audience is, understand that knowing who they are and how they behave is half of the battle. You have to put resources diligent effort into understanding who the people are that you will truly help with your business. Once you know who your buyers are, the rest flows naturally,

The Importance of Link Building

By Virteom
December 26, 2017 Category: Tips, Marketing

Link building is an important aspect of SEO marketing. If you have not yet employed link building strategies in your marketing structure, you are possibly missing out on potential business. Using link building strategies will help you create high-quality SEO marketing campaigns that will help your business thrive. But, first you need to understand what it is and how to use it. What is link building? Link building is a strategy that that gets web pages to link to each other by acquiring hyperlinks from other websites and apply them to your own site. It helps users navigate between different pages on the Internet. They also help search engines crawl between the pages on your website. There are different ways to build links. But, if you can master at least one of them, it can catapult you ahead of your competition.In the United States, the interest for link building has grown 43 percent since 2005. How are links created? Since links are at the crux of link building, it is important to

3 Google AdWords Hacks To Increase Conversions For The Long Term

By Virteom
December 19, 2017 Category: Advertising, Tips, Marketing

Google AdWords is THE online advertising platform to getyour product out there in front of millions of viewers and help you edge out the competition online. Whether youve already started dabbling in AdWords or are new to the AdWords game, you want to make sure its going to provide valueand be worth your time. To determine the value of AdWords for your business, you have to do some research into the keywords and competitiveness of your industry. To help you prepare for your preliminary research, lets break it down: Heres how it works: Google displays ads in a text format and posts the content you create within the Googlenetwork through search results. This gets your information to users all over the internet and more specifically, users who have searched for your keywords that you targeted. You bid for keywords against other competitors, so there are industries with more expensive keywords and some that are cheaper. If you dont see an immediate impact on your conversions (the ad clicks

7 Things Business Owners Need to Know About SaaS

By Virteom
December 05, 2017 Category: Tips, Marketing

Software as a service (SaaS) is something that you need to utilize for your business. Moving into 2018, SaaS is a growing industry that business owners all over the world are taking advantage of. You can grow your company, automate operations, increase your marketing efforts long-term with shorter-term input, and keep financing costs low with vendors. Today, well look at the 7 things you need to know about SaaS. As a business owner, understanding software as a service can bring you to prosperity and profit. But first, lets tackle what SaaS means today and how to use it profitably. What is SaaS? Its a type of product -- think of it as software delivery -- where all you need is the internet and place to browse to take advantage. This is not something new, but does stand to take over what used to be extensive hardware, heavy internal investment, hosting, IT, and more. All of those things ( more) will be taken care of by your SaaS vendor, the expert on the software because they do more

Create Landing Pages that Convert

By Virteom
October 24, 2017 Category: Tips, Content, Marketing

Every nano-second on the web counts. Creating landing pages that score leads and sales brings a high return on investment and after all, thats the benefit of online marketing. But what strategies earn you the biggest lead in the game of online marketing? Lets take a look. 1. Know Your Team Strategies which work for one team, fail for others. One jersey does not fit all. Think about it: Your call-to-action (CTA) or goal, reader or user, product or niche are all unique. Your strategy must address these factors. Craft strategies which target your specific audience and reach your goals. At Virteom, our Persona Development helps you identify your buyers for your marketing strategy. Creating campaigns for different buyers and following the funnel with a landing page tailored to them as well not only leads to more conversions, but better-quality leads. 2. Spell It Out Fans in the stands know that cheers and chants that are short and spell things out reach the teams ears and engage the

Chatbots are on the rise -- and that's good news for you

By Virteom
October 03, 2017 Category: Tips, Marketing

Over the past few years, a new trend has been gaining steam online: chatbots. Theyre a type of artificial intelligence that can hold conversations with people in a realistic and human-like manner. In 2016, chatbots seemed to explode onto the scene as a new interactive marketing and customer service tool and this year, theyre only growing as new uses and environments start cropping up.. how are chatbots used? Typically, business chatbots have been used in a customer service capacity when you visit a website, a chatbot in the corner will pop up and ask you if you have any questions. This type of user engagement has worked well in the past, especially as it helps users save what can be a significant amount of time waiting for a customer service representative to become available simply to answer a routine question. But now, chatbots are moving into an even more personalized realm conducting routine activities for their users, from paying bills to scheduling meetings to ordering online. For

Creating an A+ Blog that Ranks High and Provides Value

By Admin
September 05, 2017 Category: Marketing, Tips, 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: Tips, 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

Why you should be using Twitter Polls

By Admin
January 31, 2017 Category: Social Media, Marketing

In an age where social media reigns supreme, not having and properly utilizing social media accounts is akin to business suicide. One highly underutilized tool to help your business expand is a Twitter Poll. These polls are fantastic because they are easy to use and help you get in touch directly with your customer base. So perhaps you are new to the social media scene or just havent utilized Twitter very much. Here are a few ways to help you triumph on Twitter and why you need to use Twitter Polls. Real Time Feedback Maybe you are live streaming an event or a product release, but you need or want instant feedback on your product. Twitter polls are great because they reflect in real time how people are thinking and feeling. Or perhaps youve recently had a big development or software update to your product and want fast customer feedback. Twitter polls help you connect with your customers faster than ever. Connect to Current Topics Youve probably seen or heard of hashtags. In case

What is a Landing Page?

By Olivia Justice
December 13, 2016 Category: Tips, Marketing

More people are taking their marketing efforts into the digital realm, from Google Adwords and Social Media campaigns to email marketing. This shift is causing an increase in demand for lead generation landing pages. This unfamiliar term may stir up many questions: What is a landing page? What do landing pages do? How do I write content for landing pages? All of these questions can be extremely overwhelming and delay your online marketing efforts, and are likely to lead you to ask a question of your own: Where do I start? A great place to start would be to get a grip on what a landing page is, what your goals are, and to know who youre marketing to. What is a landing page? So, what is a landing page, anyway? A landing page is the page your customers will land on after they click on your online marketing campaign. They may be directed here from your Google Adwords, Facebook or Twitter ad, or from a link in your email marketing campaign. Whatever it may be, the purpose is lead generation,

3 Reasons Your Small Business Needs Google Adwords

By Admin
December 08, 2016 Category: Marketing, Tips, Advertising

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

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