Online marketing – it’s complicated. You’re looking for your piece of the pie, but should you be focusing on search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC), or some combination of the two? The fact is that, while many companies are looking to up their online game, most look at these as two separate and distinct entities, it’s actually more complicated than that. While SEO and PPC both stand alone in their own right, they’re also incredibly interconnected, and the best path forward is generally to think of each as an important component of a whole – a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Blogging isn’t something that is reserved for only the famous and super elite brands — it’s something that even small businesses should keep up with. But why should blogging be important for a website that’s main goal is to convert users? What if you just cast blogging aside for awhile? Well, I’m glad you asked. Here are the hard-hitting stats about companies who blog: Brands that create 15 blog posts per month average 1,200 new leads per month. Blogs give websites 434% more indexed pages and 97% more indexed links. Blogs on company sites result in 55% more visitors. So what happens when a business decides to quit blogging? WordPress developer Robert Ryan took this question to the test by abstaining from publishing new content to his blog for 251 days — and his results were alarming… Organic Traffic Takes a Huge Nosedive When Ryan quit blogging, his overall traffic … Continued
There is a slew of different ways to advertise your business online these days. How do you know which platforms are the best bang for your buck? Aside from AdWords, which you should definitely be running, Facebook comes out on top. The audience is far too large and the targeting is much too precise to be ignored completely. Here are three reasons why you should be promoting your business on Facebook. 1. Your Target Audience is Already There Pretty much everyone has a Facebook account these days. No, seriously. There are over 1.6 billion active users currently registered to Facebook. No matter who your target audience is, they are reachable through Facebook advertising. It’s simply a matter of targeting them. 2. Your Money Goes Further Gaining organic traffic through your business’s Facebook page is quite difficult these days. In fact, reaching your entire audience for free is nearly impossible. The … Continued
Has your lead generation come to a screeching halt? Does your website still look like it belongs in an era where neon color schemes were all the rage? If inbound marketing hasn’t provided the results you’re looking for, take your business to the next level by hiring a digital marketing company. So why should hiring a digital marketing agency be your next step? Let our very own team at The Web Guys give the rundown on the best reasons to enlist the help of an agency: 1) Experience & Training Becoming well-versed in all facets of online marketing, whether it’s social media, search engine results or website design, isn’t an overnight process. Although we wish that could be the case, digital marketing is an ongoing process that takes a high level of training, skills, and commitment. Also, it can be downright confusing. For example, take a look at what our … Continued
Modern business ownership is much more than setting up shop, putting an ad in the paper, and waiting for clients to find you. To really succeed, your business needs technical prowess and a strong Iinternet presence. At The Web Guys, we’ve discovered the perfect solution to maintaining your company’s online presence: Client Success Advisors. A Client Success Advisor is the secret to keeping your brand consistent across the search engine ecosystem. Let Us Be Your Guide When you partner with us for your digital marketing needs, you’ll receive much more than a website. A partnership with TWG means that you’ll have a staff of dedicated Client Success Advisors, ready to assist and guide you with various aspects of managing your Internet presence. From verifying that your business NAP (name, address, and phone number) is consistent and present on the web’s top business directories to keeping your website up- to- date … Continued
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For many businesses, the traffic coming to their website represents potential sales. But as digital marketing moves towards creating a more comprehensive experience rather than being only a sales funnel, it may be advantageous to explore ways to make connections with your website’s visitors. Having an About Us page is key to portraying your company as a client-focused business with actual human beings behind the wheel. Tell Your Story What sets your business apart from your competitors? An About Us page is the ideal opportunity to showcase your “P.O.D.” or Point of Difference. Whether your company’s story grew from humble beginnings and became a local legend or you run a nationally branded organization, there’s always a story to be told. Make sure users on your site are well-acquainted with the positive attributes of your company (including the people who work there) that make you the right choice for their needs. … Continued
As a form of online content, links provide a great value for users. Without links, a blog post is simply a dead end and may not be very helpful if people need more information than what is offered in the article. SEO industry experts often mention the importance of getting backlinks to your website, but should outbound links be totally left in the dust? What Are Outbound Links? First off, outbound links, also known as external links, are defined as links on a web page that link to pages on other websites. Examples of outbound links include press releases, industry-relative blog posts, and government regulations. While overloading your blog post with a large quantity of outbound links is not an effective digital marketing strategy, linking to other articles with high quality content can help provide additional sources for your audience. A big part of incorporating outbound links is understanding which … Continued
It’s 2016. Technology is all about efficiency, speed, and simplicity. Due to these changes in technology, a shift in attention spans is noticeable among web browsers. Everyone wants the right information and they want it now. Search engines recognize this trend. This is part of the reason why a video can do wonders for your website and its rankings. Here at The Web Guys, we firmly believe that adding video to a website is beneficial in more ways than one. 1. Videos Rank Higher in Search Results If you search for anything these days, most likely some of the top results will be in video format. This is because search engines recognize the power of video, and have been serving them up more and more with positive results. By this concept alone, the chances of your website ranking higher in the search results are inherently better if it contains video. … Continued
Now that you’ve spent a few weeks learning about digital marketing, it’s time to summarize the takeaways. It isn’t enough to know about each individual aspect; you should also understand how they connect and work together to provide the results you need to grow your business.Build a Solid FoundationThe foundation and beginning of your digital identity is your website. Design a professional, credible website you can be proud of that properly portrays your business. Make sure to make it “mobile-friendly” so it’s appealing from any device, and fill it with useful content that provides the experience your target customers expect when navigating a website.Get Found LocallyNow that you have the proper online foundation, it’s time to drive targeted local traffic to your website. That being said, not all traffic will do, because you offer a service or product in a very specific geographical area. Let the right customers find you by setting up and … Continued