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I-marketing, and link building, and SEO writing…Oh my! The days of simply tacking an announcement on the post office bulletin board or buying an advertisement in the town paper and netting record-breaking sales are long gone. Today’s businesses, in order to be successful, are now required to reach potential customers through a wide variety of marketing approaches ranging from the world-wide web and social networking sites as well as tried and true venues like the printed word. Businesses must implement savvy SEO writing and marketing, a variety of link options, and assortment of ways to contact them-all while making the consumer feel important and special.
So what are some of the most effective ways to reach customers? Well, depending on who you ask the answers may vary, but one of the most consistent responses is that of social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter. These sites are easy to use and offer a greater customer base than by using snail mail, telemarketing, or even e-mail advertisements. If you are not familiar with the business opportunities available through these sites, then take some time in the near future to tap their potential.
Once a customer visits your site, you will want to keep them there long enough to seal the deal. You can do this through effective sales, maintaining an order history, suggesting related products or services or by providing quality reading material that align with your site’s products, services and interest. You can implement surveys or offer feedback forms, provide live chats or a customer review section but whatever you opt for, you want it to be easy for customers to use.
So get connected with the latest and greatest the Internet has to offer, be persistent in marketing and SEO techniques and watch your business begin to grow. No, it won’t happen overnight, but with perseverance and patience, you will see an increase in business.
Everywhere you look these days you are either hearing or seeing references to Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Google Buzz or an assortment of social media sites. After all, with life as busy as it is, getting together with a group of your friends is often a difficult thing to accomplish. However, with the popularity of social media sites-especially those like Facebook, you can not only catch with who live locally, but with friends and family you have not seen for many years.
In addition to playing a large role in how we connect with each other, Facebook, Twitter and other social sites have become a favorite advertising spot for companies of every size. Whether it is Coca-Cola or the mom and pop computer store downtown, people everywhere are making use of the far reaching power of social media site, and when you add in the potential websites like YouTube, the numbers are even greater.
When promoting your website and business, experts agree that along with well-used and maintained SEO practices, one of the best ways to promote your business is with social media sites. If you have not already learned to use these tools, then take a few moments to do so. It will take time to build a following, but the potential for profit and an increase in customers is worth the time it takes to learn. You can make your pages as basic or elaborate as you want, offer special “web-only” coupons, get customer feedback and get to know your fans. But no mater your approach, simple or over the top, time spent using social media sites is worth it.
If you are interested in using social media to build your business but do not have time to do it yourself, don’t despair. Using social media sites can take up a significant amount of time. If you don’t have time, or perhaps the personnel, to devote to social media, consider hiring someone to make Twitter posts, do Facebook comments and interact with site followers for you. Having someone whose primary responsibility is to interact with clients and potential clientele is a great way to make those you serve feel welcomed and wanted and can result in building a larger customer base as well.
Using social media is rapidly becoming a prime way to build your business. Have you made your mark on the social media scene? If not, it’s not too late! Do it yourself or contact Write Away Copywriting to do it for you.
There’s something special about summertime! Whether you love spending your free time catching some rays as you work in the garden or soaking up the sun as you relax in the pool, summertime is a great opportunity to unwind. However, summer brings more than fun in the sun. It is a time of planning for the months to come.
Just as the farmer or wise homemaker knows, the fresh produce of the summer must be prepared for use in the fall in winter, the wise business owner is always looking ahead for ways to sure up their business. That may be planning new strategies, finding a fresh way to showcase an existing product or service or perhaps it is to have a stronger presence on the Web. All of these steps and many more are great elements on which to focus.
One of the best things you can do is to keep your company name, services or products in the forefront of the web consumer is by ensuring that your website is ranking in the top pages of web searches for whatever it is that you provide. A great way to do this is by frequent blog posts. These can be something as simple as a few pictures, a video, client reviews or a adding a post about a topic related to your field.
You can also take advantage of the many benefits of social media. After all, with 600 million Facebook users, the multitude of LinkedIn users, millions of Twitter followers and sites like YouTube, Stumbled Upon, My Space and more, you can keep your company in view with just a few minutes a week. It’s up to you.
So, what are you using your summer months for? If you are looking to make your website more interesting, but have not invested a great deal of time in your blog, I would love to hear from you and help you start utilizing your blog post to add new content to your site and keep your page on search engine’s horizon. Contact Write Away Copywriting today to learn how we can help you.
Just because you have a blog spot on your website does not mean that you will automatically have a multitude of site guests. Many websites have blogs or news pages, but they haven’t posted anything in months! When this happens, the message is being sent that nothing is happening or that they are satisfied with the status quo of their company. And, unless you are having to turn away customers because business is so good you don’t wish to engage more clients, this is not likely the message you want to send.
So, how often should you post something to your blog? Ideally, at least once a month—not that one always manages to do that! Of course, even if it is only every 8 weeks, and then only a brief post, you are still showing signs of life. These signs of life, let the search engines know that you exist and will help your page rank higher on Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines.
You should also keep in mind, that blog posts do not have to be written content. It can be a cartoon, a picture, a video or perhaps taking a few minutes to post a client review. In addition, if you have a newsletter that is already being sent out, you can simply reformat –if desired- the newsletter and post it on your blog spot, thus getting two uses for one item!
Perhaps you truly don’t have the time, or even the inclination, to write blog posts each month. Then a great alternative is to hire a copywriter to write for you. In many cases, you can hire a SEO writer to create daily, weekly, or monthly posts for as little as $10 a post. And while you may think this is an unnecessary expense, consider this: Can you afford not to? After all, blog posts will engage site guests and ultimately result in more sales. So, that small expense for blog posts has now become a new account!
Don’t just have a blog spot or news page. Make use of this important element of your website. After all, content is king and a blog is one of the best ways there is to help build your site’s page rank. If you are in need of regular blog posts, but would like to have someone else do the writing, please contact Write Away Copywriting and get started today on building your blog!
In days gone by, if you wanted to advertise your business, it was necessary to spend large amounts of money on printed ads, signs, and media. And, while much of that still holds true today, these are no longer the standard in advertising. The newcomer to the advertising world is the internet. After all, many people are so busy with work, school, family, sports, etc. that spending hours at the store shopping for just the right items is time they don’t have. To counteract that, the wise service provider is including on-line shopping, customer reviews and coupons, all available at the click of the mouse. Consequently, one of the best ways to make sure that your website ranks high on a web search is through the use of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
By definition SEO is “The process of improving the volume or quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via “natural” or un-paid search results as opposed to search engine marketing (SEM) which deals with paid inclusion.” Ideally, you want your website to rank high on the list generated by web searches so that you will have more “hits” on your site. There are several methods that allow a copywriter to decide what the best words/phrases are to ensure high placement on this list. When you decide to upgrade (or build) your website, you will want to be sure that the content writer understands search engine optimization and will be employing SEO as part of their writing.
When it comes to the actual content of your webpage you can either supply the copywriter with the basic information you want posted and have them insert/edit it to meet search engine optimization needs or you can simply provide the ideas/products to be discussed and ask the copywriter to do the research. Depending on the method chosen, the copywriter will then begin writing your webpage content. If you opt to have the copywriter do the research, they will employ a variety of research methods ranging from the use of books and magazines, interviews, polls and web sources. Of course, the more work the copywriter has to put into the research and writing process, the more it is likely to cost.
Taking time to explain the needs of your webpage is important. Be sure that your copywriter understands what you are looking to accomplish. This will result in web content that is more pleasing as well as more SEO friendly.