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Should You Use LinkedIn for Recruitment?

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Should modern, forward-thinking businesses consider using the professional and social network LinkedIn for recruiting? A number of business experts have recently voiced their views that it is no longer sufficient to post new vacancies only on conventional jobs boards. Although good old-fashioned recruitment advertisements continue to be effective, largely, the world of job recruitment is steadily changing and becoming more specialised.

New trends include moves towards algorithms that target specific profiles and individual skill sets, coupled with the power of social networks and the increased use of mobile devices. LinkedIn is powerful not only for attracting ideal customers but also new job applicants. It also provides a straightforward means to highlight your company or business online; LinkedIn Recruiter is particularly well suited for larger companies that find themselves who always keeping an eye open for new employees with top talent. Recruiter gives unlimited access to complete individual profiles, with advanced searches by various candidate criteria. Notably, some of this powerful functionality is limited in the free service.

Many businesses have reported success using LinkedIn for recruitment, especially for establishing contact with professionals who might otherwise not be easy to find through conventional means. Fifty InMails are allowed per month/subscriber; these …

Why Should Your Business Be Using Google Maps?

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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 …

How to Write Perfect Web Copy

Typing Laptop 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.

First Impressions

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 …

Have you Considered Remarketing Your Business?

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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. …