Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) means ranking a website highly in the search results with the intention users will click through to the website. This means discovering users keywords to help gain a good index position.
What are Search Keywords?
Keywords are easily understood; most searchers try the shortest possible combination of keywords in their search. Unfortunately, every SEO expert knows this and they are also trying to rank for individual words and short phrases. To compete, website owners usually need large budgets.
The best option is to rank for long tail phrases of up to 9 words. Once the website ranks for long tail keyword phrases effectively, the next step is to shorten the phrases. A good SEO is able to compress the time until a website competes for higher traffic keywords considerably. It is therefore very important to know the main topics the website covers.
Choosing Keywords to Rank Your Website
For established websites one of the best keyword research tools is the analytics software already installed for tracking user interactions. This has the very distinct advantage of seeing at a glance, often in real time, which keywords were used to find the website, and the page the user …
Email marketing is only effective if it is done in the right way. Most people ignore marketing and newsletter emails, but if you give people a tangible benefit for opening your emails, you may see more success. Growing your email list using Facebook can be very effective if you conduct your campaigns in the right way.
A Short Disclaimer
Every country has its own laws on sending emails, so please check them out before you start gathering email addresses. UK best practices suggest you cover yourself with a double confirm system. The person agrees to receive emails, and then you send them an email where they click a link to confirm. Incidentally, this also lower the chances your emails will end up in their junk folder.
Show People a Preview and Have Them Sign Up For the Rest
Use your Facebook profile and fan page to give people a sneak preview of your content. Tell them that if they sign up to your email list that you will email them the rest of the content or a link to it. This is a simple and effective method, but try to use it with circumspect. If all people see are previews …
Social media connects people together, helps them share their interests, encourages two-way communication and builds trust. It is one of the most powerful tools available for building a strong sense of belonging and collaboration. It is not a replacement for traditional marketing tools and techniques, but it can help you to extend your reach by making connections in your community. Here are four ways you can incorporate it into your local marketing strategy.
Search for Your Community
To network with your local community, you must first find them online. On Twitter, simply turn on your location settings and you will be presented with search results that correspond to the activity of Twitter users in your locality. Alternatively, use the advanced search tool to enter keywords such as the name of your nearest town or try out third-party apps that let you search for trending topics in your area. On Facebook, set up a fan page as a “local business” and add your physical address. Use the search function to find fan pages, groups and events in your locality and make your presence known by leaving friendly comments on their walls.
Know Your Hashtags
Once you have tracked down your local …
The number of shares you get, “likes” you get or re-tweets you get is no real indicator of your success. It is the same as saying your brand has grown because this month you handed out more leaflets than last month.
Your best bet is to think of social media posts in the same way as you think of leaflets being stuffed through letterboxes. A high quality leaflet that speaks to your target audience will be far more effective than a poorly constructed and hastily created leaflet. The same is true for social media posts.
Choose networks that have higher concentrations of your target audience
Most start by favouring Facebook because it has the biggest audience, and though it is good to have a Facebook Fan Page for your brand, it is not a good idea to concentrate your efforts there by default. For example, Pinterest is over 90% women, and Facebook has a higher amount of pre-teens and tweens.
Google+ is for people in their late teens up to early sixties, and YouTube is for most people over the age of 17 and under the age of 70. Concentrate your branding message to places where your target audience congregate, …