Blogging is one of the best, and easiest, ways to get your website noticed. With many e commerce platforms now offering a built-in blog, and with many plugins available, there is no reason not to reap the many benefits that blogging can offer your business.
Writing a blog for your website is fantastic for search engine optimisation (SEO), which has fast become the holy grail of internet marketing. Search engines award priority to sites which provide regularly updated content which is relevant to visitors and has a high engagement rate. A few years ago the search engines’ comparatively primitive algorithms used to respond to techniques such as ‘keyword stuffing’, resulting in reams of poorly written content spread throughout the web. Modern algorithms are far better designed and respond best to genuine, relevant and interesting writing making a high-quality blog essential for a successful site.
As well as being well placed in search listings, your website needs to offer something to keep visitors from clicking away. If you don’t offer anything other than a product and a price then your visitors will have no reason to stay on your website unless you’re literally the cheapest company in the world. A well …
Social media marketing has got to be one of the most effective ways of gaining recognition, sales and a reputation for your business in the digital age. The funny thing is, there are still a large number of business owners, managers, and directors that are still not taking advantage of this revolutionary new way of marketing. Gone are the days where you needed to print off thousands of flyers to gain any interest in your business, we now have access to customers, clients, and potential business partners from all around the globe, at our fingertips.
A great example of capitalising on this vast access is to utilise social networking sites, such as Twitter to your advantage. We are going to focus on live tweeting an event in this article, and the benefits it can bring to your business.
What Is Live Tweeting?
Live tweeting allows you to share whatever is happening at your event, e.g speeches and quotes that may be heard, and generally any information unfolding as part of the event. With the use of hashtags, you can reach a large audience that could lead to increased traffic to your website.
Local SEO optimises local results for search engines but myths exist that need to be dispelled if local SEO is to be properly understood. Here are the most common myths, followed by the reasons why they’re untrue!
1. If you don’t claim your local page, your business won’t be visible online
This simply isn’t true because if you do nothing to your local listing, your verification status is unlikely to affect your ranking.
2. Removing a “My Business” listing on Google deletes your entire Google listing
If you delete your local listing it becomes unverified but doesn’t completely disappear. It will continue to appear on Google Maps and in search results provided the details and categories are intact.
3. Google views ‘Professional/Practitioner’ as duplicates, hence, they can be removed
Listings are often created by Google for professionals in public-facing roles, e.g. doctors, therapists and lawyers. However, some professionals try to erase these. The truth is, Google will only delete them if the person isn’t in a direct public-facing role, e.g. an administrator.
4. Relocating your business means you have to close your listing for your previous location
Google My Business & Google MapMaker …