Google rolled out a core update on December 3 that is so broad in scope it may rival the massive core update the goliath debuted in May (a mere seven months – and many lifetimes – ago). Googles’ December offerings are sure to reverberate throughout most (if not all) vertical markets, so let’s take a closer look and make sure to contact our digital marketing experts with any questions you may have.
It is fair to say that 2020 has been a game-changer in every industry, and digital marketing is no exception. Many office buildings, work floors, and other workspaces locked their doors and instructed their employees to set up shop at home. It was an eventuality that no one saw coming – and that many wouldn’t have considered possible before the pandemic. Fortunately, the resourceful and flexible digital industry – as a whole – has managed quite nicely. This isn’t to say, however, that it’s been easy or that there aren’t ways we can continue to stay nimble and to roll with the evolving landscape of the new normal.
In the digital shopping arena that is becoming increasingly more relevant, building online trust is critical. No one would argue with this sentiment, but figuring out how to foster trust in this nebulous arena is less clear. Fortunately, the precepts of successful marketing apply fairly evenly across the board and translate nicely to online marketing – especially with the application of savvy tweaks and nuanced adjustments that are in keeping with the medium and that experienced digital marketing specialists have on tap.
It’s clear that marketing matters and that content is critical to search engine optimization (SEO), but how do you quantify your return on investment (ROI) when it comes to content marketing. It’s a good question, and fortunately, there are guidelines that specifically address your concerns. The fact is that even many marketers aren’t sure how to address the ROI issue, and Content Marketing Institute shares that upwards of 40 percent are seriously invested in improving their ability to provide concrete measurement tools. While qualitative measurements can provide you with a sense of how things are going, they don’t have the gravitas of cold, hard numbers.
The term customer churn rate refers to the rate at which customers cease trade with a specific business during a specific period of time, and it naturally strikes fear in the hearts of business owners everywhere. A better understanding of why customers break up with you in the first place – and making adjustments in response – can go a long way toward improving your company’s bottom line. The digital marketing experts at The Web Guys are committed to putting our reserves of experience to work for your business.
Customers are great, but brand advocates are even better. When your customers are all in, they can be more influential than any old marketing strategy – completely free of charge. We naturally tend to put more stock in recommendations that come directly from people we know or are connected to, and customers who advocate on your behalf can be invaluable. For every customer advocate you have, you can bank on his or her social media connections, which can easily run to an audience of hundreds (or more, much more).
Google My Business is an effective tool that allows many, many companies to garner views from the vast throngs of online viewers. GMB, however, is only as powerful as you allow it to be. When you invest the time and effort it takes to optimize your GMB profile, you exponentially increase your chances of unleashing the power of GMB at full throttle. Because the devil’s in the details, invest some time and forethought in the creation of your profile and watch your world expand from there. Yes, GMB is powerful, but without your well-crafted input, it remains unplugged.
You recognize that better understanding how online queries related to know, do, and go can help put you out in front of your potential customers at every purchasing stage, but you might not know what to do with this information. The fact is that Google didn’t coin the term Zero Moment of Truth for nothing – it refers to that period in the purchasing cycle when the consumer is doing his or her research on a product. In other words, it’s that rarified moment that comes between becoming aware of an interesting product and interacting with a specific brand online – and it matters.
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.