According to a recent report by Google, a whopping 97% of consumers will search for business information online. While a website acts as a 24/7 calling card for your business, there are several other things you need to set-up in order to have a strong online presence. Google maps is a powerful tool for business owners, particularity for anyone who owns retail-based businesses or restaurants. We reveal three reasons why every business needs to be on Google maps.
In order to have your business registered on Google Maps, you will first need to ‘claim it’ on Google Places. The Google places for Business tool lets you search for your business name and address, as it may already be registered by Google. If it is not showing up, you can follow the step-by-step instruction to register your business, and then claim it. Double check that all of your business information, links, opening times, and location on the map are up to date before you submit. Registering and claiming a business is free of charge, but you will need to have a Gmail account.
Attract New Customers
Perhaps the most obvious of benefits, is that a listing on Google Maps will instantly …
Successful marketing’s more than just a presentation of facts! Website content must sparkle like a gemstone, engage customers and reinforce brand.
But flowery writers beware! The best content’s actually very simple. The web’s a place for users to achieve goals and, faced with considerable choice, if you fail to capture your audience, a mouse click will direct them away to your competitors.
Your customers will quickly assess your site, deciding whether or not to stay. Attention-grabbing headlines matter but most users are content scanners for key words and phrases. Complicated writing and clever meanings are hard to understand, jargon’s mystifying but perhaps the biggest offender are boastful/clichéd claims rooted in your own opinions.
Don’t be fooled, however, into thinking your text should be so simple it’s boring. There’s a skill to making a simple message engaging and attention grabbing. For example:
“We buy and sell used cars” isn’t as engaging as “We’re wizards in the second hand car market” yet the messages are basically identical.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Keywords, titles and tags are attractive to search engines but there’s a skill using them. Keyword stuffing in your text is penalised by Google as duplicate content. Google likes …
Some customers never go back to a company after their first visits. Such clients already know what the companies offer, and it is important to try and bring them back. Remarketing entails an advertising and sales strategy that will help you maintain contact with customers after they visit your firm. It is a marketing concept that people engage in to bring back the customer for repeat business.
Main Reasons why your Business needs Remarketing
With remarketing, you will reach your clients when they want to buy and have been actively searching for products that are similar to what you have on offer. You will reach many customers, and if you are using Google search, you will get clients from about 2 million mobile apps and websites that are on the Google Display Network.
Remarketing channels also allow marketers to create multiple videos, image, and text ads that capture the benefits of using particular services and products. Some of the highly advanced remarketing channels will enable you to gauge the performance of your campaigns, the visibility of ads, and prices paid.
All Organisations can use Remarketing
Remarketing strategies are for you as long as your organisation can get information about customers. …
Conversion rate optimization (CRO) turns your website visitors into actual customers and this can happen on any page on your site including your blog page as well as on social media. CRO is the process of making your site hit the right mark, to increase the chances that your visitors will complete a specific action, such as buying something. The important elements of CRO are:
CRO should focus on trying to convert those visitors who are most important, i.e. those who intend to make a purchase. Targeting this group is known as segmentation, as opposed to a broad-brush approach by trying to optimise your site to convert everyone.
Content & Design
CRO can be achieved using marketing software to create smart content for specific visitors, reinforced through a targeted call to action. Good content needs to be focused, using concise, descriptive language and selective words. The design of your pages can also be tested and changed to see what works best. A design test should include page layout, colour, alignment and other factors which can impact on the number of clicks you get. Running A/B tests to determine what works best is an effective way to increase your conversion …