As we enter a new year, there are undoubtedly many thoughts on your mind as a small business owner. You’re probably penning your 2014 business resolutions, dreaming of your hopes for the growth of your venture, and finalizing your upcoming budget. But as you look forward to the new year ahead, it’s key to not forget to look back.
A new year is the perfect time to reflect on the investments you made in 2013, particularly your marketing efforts. After all, if the marketing efforts you made in the past are not producing the ROI you need, why would you copy your marketing strategies in the new year?
When you think of social media campaigns conducted by businesses, chances are your mind first goes to business to customer or B2C ones rather than business to business or B2B social media campaigns.
While B2B social media campaigns may not be as widespread or high-profile as their B2C counterparts, when leveraged properly they can be instrumental in the success of a B2B endeavor, moving B2B pitches from face-to-face local encounters to global social conversations. Here are some tips your company should use for the most effective B2B social media campaigns.
Ask any small business owner the goals of their online marketing campaign, and increasing sales is probably high on that list. Online marketing can boost online lead generation, especially if your small business actively posts on social media, communicates with past and potential clients via email marketing, and directs customers to optimized landing pages with calls to action and contact forms.
But what good is it collecting leads online if you do not spend the same effort on converting those leads into sales? Your marketing is only effective if you put the time into courting and landing sales found via online lead generation.
You might think that you can apply the same principles of traditional lead conversion when converting online leads, but that is not true. Just as your online marketing strategies must differ from traditional ones, when courting leads online, you need to employ different tactics.
Although the Yellow Pages used to be a hot bed for business listings, there is nothing hot about their recent listing success — it’s all about online marketing.
The paid search experts and Google Adwords Certified Partners at Turn The Page spend a lot of our time conducting successful Google Adwords campaigns. But as we continue to help small businesses grow with pay per click advertising, we also encounter a slew of Google Adwords campaigns that simply are not effective.
Though the interface makes it fairly easy to create a simple pay per click advertisement, it is easy for small business owners to unknowingly commit Google Adwords sins. If you are currently conducting a Google Adwords campaign and not seeing the results you anticipated, it is time to reevaluate your ad and consider if you are making one of these seven Google Adwords mistakes.
A website is a valuable tool in your company’s toolbox. Why not show off those tools? A website is one of the first items that potential customers check when considering your company. Show them why to turn to you.
The SEO world is Buzzing with Hummingbird. Improving your results from Online Marketing has changed irrevocably with Hummingbird. Embrace the change and understand that there is opportunity in change.
Responsive Design V Mobile
The internet is littered with advice about the choice between whether you should have a website with Responsive Design or choose a separate website designed specifically for mobile. It is a very confusing picture with Google seemingly changing its position from year to year.
Website hosting services allow you to get a slice of the big, juicy apple that is the Internet. However, how big of a hunk or how sweet of a bite you get is dependent on the website hosting company you choose. When it comes to website hosting, not all pieces of the apple are sliced equally.
At Turn The Page, Duane Legill guides our paid search department, as one of his many hats. Recently, he started to notice a strange trend in paid search results.