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Google’s Keyword Planner Now Combines Keywords for Search Volume

keyword planner search variantsGoogle’s Keyword Planner has been a staple for both advertisers and SEOs to get an idea of traffic volume for keywords.  This helps identify the keywords with the most traffic as well as identify keywords that have lower volume, which often means less competition.  But a major changes to Google’s Keyword Planner has made those traffic volume estimates much less valuable.

Last week, Google made a change to the tool where instead of showing individual keyword estimates for each keyword or keyword phrase, Google is now lumping in the data together, meaning Google will show identical estimates for similar keywords or keyword phrases – advertisers will recognize this as Google combining search variants.  You can no longer see individual estimates to see which of those has the highest volume and which the lowest, and valuable aspect for both advertisers and SEOs who are choosing which keywords to target based on volume .

This also has another major implication.  For those that don’t notice the change – or worse, pulling the data from tools that haven’t updated to take into account the change – this means that some advertisers and SEOs are grossly overestimating those numbers, since many tools will combine data, and there is no notification alert on the results to show that how Google calculates average monthly searches has been changed.  So the data could erroneously be combined, instead of noting that the estimates Google is provided are combined already for many, leading SEOs and advertisers to think search volume is far higher than it really is.

For example, here are the results for two keywords – SEO and search engine optimization.  Instead of reporting individually, they are now showing identical data, even though previously it showed the data individually.  For someone not paying attention, they could believe that these two individually have a search volume of 1,346,000 average monthly searches total.  But in reality, it is SEO and search engine optimization TOGETHER that have 673,000 monthly searches.

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However, there is even more problems.  There could also be ADDITIONAL keywords that are included in that 673,000 figure, but the Keyword Planner does not state this.  So estimates could be significantly off for someone thinking the total search volume just for “search engine optimization” keyword alone is 673,000 per month.

The Keyword Planner now seems to combine many search variants, including:

  • plurals with non-plurals for any word in the keyword phrase
  • acronyms with longhand version
  • stemming variants: -er, -ing, -ized, -ed etc keywords (ie. designer, designing, designed)
  • words that can be spelled with or without space (ie. car park and carpark)
  • words with and without punctuation (ie. kid toys and kid’s toys)

In some ways, it does make sense that Google is showing close variants with the same data.  But for some advertisers and SEOs, sometimes those close variants can have vastly different “real world” results, even if Google is now lumping them together.

This change could be connected to the fact Google also began restricting access to the Keyword Planner tool to those with active AdWords campaigns only, a decision they later seemed to backtrack on, changing the “requirement” to a “bug”.   And with Google using close variants in AdWords, then perhaps this change makes sense.  But for those who use it as a keyword volume tool, the value of this tool just diminished significantly.

Article Source: http://www.thesempost.com/googles-keyword-planner-now-combines-keywords-for-search-volume

This Digital Marketing Company Is the Best Workplace for Millennials

They represent 91% of the company’s 140 employees.
On the 11th floor of an office building in midtown Manhattan, Elite SEM’s employees have gathered in a conference room for a huddle.

It’s not the typical staff meeting. This one takes place via a Google Hangout. Elite, which has seven offices between San Francisco and New York City, allows employees to work from wherever they want, so several people are calling in from home. Since Google Hangouts are limited to 15 users per meeting, it presents a constant issue for larger conference calls.

The virtual huddle is founder and CEO Ben Kirshner’s method of ensuring everyone knows what’s happening across every division of Elite. The heads of each area – search engine marketing (the “SEM” in Elite’s name), social media, conversion rate optimization, and others – give status updates to the rest of the staff, which totals 140 employees. Near the end of the huddle, president and COO Zach Morrison, 31, breaks down company revenue by division.

That transparency is one of the reasons Elite ranks No. 1 on Great Place to Work’s second annual list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. Elite says 91% of its workforce is younger than 34 years old (the average age is 29). And according to surveys conducted by Great Place to Work, Elite’s millennial population says it also likes the company’s flexibility. They receive unlimited vacation time, which means they can take a month-long cruise as long as they’re bringing in clients.

“I responded to an email while on vacation and was promptly scolded by all four team members on the email thread,” one employee said on Great Place to Work’s survey, which reached more than 88,000 millennials at more than 600 organizations.

Kirshner hates meetings (“I think they’re a waste of time”), but Elite’s 38-year-old CEO recognizes the need for transparency because of his company’s complicated compensation system. Elite operates as a meritocracy, where employees (on top of a small base salary) get out what they put it.

“If Person A is managing $20,000 of billing a month and Person B is managing $10,000, Person A is going to make double Person B,” Kirshner explains. Muddling the picture is that the company’s performance also determines how much everyone makes. In the above scenario, both employees earn more if Elite is profitable; everyone makes less when business is down.

“It’s very complex, and it causes a lot of questions and concerns,” Kirshner says. “It’s not a normal compensation system, so it’s not very cut and dry. It’s variable.”

During the company’s ongoing rapid expansion, Kirshner and Morrison have had to adjust the profit-sharing system to account for new positions and a much larger staff. By 2011, seven years after Kirshner founded the company, Elite had 14 employees. It has since expanded more than tenfold and has seven offices, including locations in Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, and Toronto.

Management’s candor, combined with a willingness to adapt to what employees want, is the root of the company’s popularity among millennials.

“We’re never set in our ways,” Morrison says. “We’ve never just said, yeah, we have this great culture, so let’s just keep doing it like this.”

The never-settle philosophy comes from Morrison and Kirshner’s understanding that people aged 18 to 34 are grouped into one category – millennials – purely for the sake of convenience. There is no one-size-fits-all approach because, as Morrison says, “there are a million different types of millennials.”

For instance, Elise Del Rio, 25, joined Elite in 2014 and began on the client relations side before realizing she connected better with her coworkers than her clients. Del Rio wasn’t happy with her job, but rather than letting her leave, Elite’s management created a new position: training and development coordinator, Del Rio’s current role.

To tailor Elite’s culture to the desires of his employees, Kirshner simply asks them what they want. He first posed that question to his staff several years ago, before Elite ballooned to its current size. And because Elite started around the time millennials first came out of college, those were the people providing feedback.

Kirshner has continued the trend ever since. In 2014, he hired Mike Lopez, now a senior account manager in the Fort Lauderdale office. At his old company, Lopez loved his job and coworkers. But he disliked the boss, who would come in every day with his coffee and newspaper, walk straight to his office and shut the door, never to be seen again.

“That was, to me, a wake-up call,” Kirshner says. “I don’t have a private office, but I make it a point to walk around and say hello to every single person because of that.”

Morrison meets with every employee a month or two after they start and asks the same questions: what they liked or hated about their old company, what Elite is doing right and how management can improve. Kirshner and Morrison also do this periodically for long-tenured employees, allowing them to blend feedback from new and old workers.

“If you have a company that constantly has turnover and doesn’t have people that were there several years ago, [you] have no frame of reference,” Morrison says. “And if you don’t hire new people, you’re not going to have new ideas.”

Kirshner says he targets job candidates who have an “intrapreneurial spirit” – motivated self-starters who can help create new business opportunities for the company. Very few millennials have the financial stability to start their own business, but they can apply the same startup principles to a company that already exists.

“If you don’t have an intrapreneurial spirit, which is totally fine, you’re just not a good fit for us,” Kirshner says.

But does that create uncomfortable pressure to work all the time?

“No, not at all, because clients don’t expect you to respond on the weekend,” says Jason Lipton, 31, an account executive for Elite’s paid search division. “It’s kind of up to yourself to try to run the account, but nobody feels obligated. You can take your weekend off and not answer any emails and be perfectly fine, too.”

In many ways, Kirshner says, digital advertising never stops: the Internet is always on and the industry itself is in constant flux.

“I think our industry lends itself to millennials because with search and social media, there are changes every week,” he says. “It’s changing so quickly and money is shifting towards it so quickly that every day is a new challenge for what we do.”

To eliminate the temptation to stay tuned in during vacation or sick days, Kirshner sometimes has the IT guy change employee passwords. Though his own password, he says, is strictly off limits.

Article Source: http://fortune.com/2016/06/28/best-workplace-millennials/

6 money saving hacks for pay per click advertising

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is a very valuable advertising tool. Its effectiveness cannot be denied. It’s also a treacherously expensive tool if used incorrectly.

Spoiler alert! It’s very easy to screw up a PPC account – 80 percent of the organizations using PPC tools like Adwords are in fact doing it wrong – and at great expense to their businesses.

PPC was born a bit of an oddity. In fact, you may remember getting snail mail from Google offering you $100 of free advertising just to use it. Now most of the content above the fold on search result pages is paid for by advertisers like you. The platform looks easy to use – and in fact it is.

But that’s the trap. And a dangerous one.

It’s easy to use – but very difficult to use well. Without a lot of training, 99.9 percent of the time you’re going to waste precious marketing dollars using it. This fact leaves you with two options – either get yourself a well trained PPC consultant to manage your program or make sure you get well trained before using it.

In the meantime, here are six money saving hacks to help.

1. Don’t combine PPC search and display

Unless you’re making salad dressing I wouldn’t recommend trying to mix oil and water, and for the same reason, you should not combine PPC search and display campaigns. They are two totally different beasts with two totally different purposes and need to be set up separately (each requires special training to use as well).

Search campaigns are a good tool to consider when one wants to target searchers with intent to buy while display campaigns are often best for branding – for targeting buyers at an earlier stage in the purchase funnel. Because of these differences, the advertising message, target audience and over all approach you use, need to be different in order to be successful.

2. Those most likely to convert or buy

If you are like most of us, and you aren’t working with an unlimited budget you need to focus your campaigns on targeting those most likely to convert or purchase. Start with geo-targeting and change your Adwords target location settings from the recommended, “people in, searching for, or who show interest in my targeted location” to “people in my targeted location.”

Why would you change from the recommended setting? Great question…let me give an example. If you’re a restaurant or a retail store owner, you are better off spending your ad dollars targeting people living in your immediate area and who dine out or shop frequently. If you stay with Google’s recommended setting, you will well end up inadvertently targeting someone in a state like Florida, who is researching Hartford restaurants for a trip they may never take.

3. Listen to the data

No matter how clever and creative you think your ad is – listen to the data – if the data says it stinks, then it stinks. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a client create a text ad they thought was pure marketing genius only to have the data tell them otherwise and that’s OK!

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Use optimization methods like A/B testing, dynamic keyword insertion and different ad copywriting techniques to constantly tweak your message. The key is to differentiate your offer from your competitors. And remember, an ad might have a strong click-through-rate but if the clicks aren’t converting to sales you might want to rethink your message.

4. Use long-tail keywords

Use long-tail keywords whenever possible. Long-tail keywords are by their very nature more specific and therefore often produce clicks with higher buyer intent.

Take for example the keyword “glasses”… if that was all you bid on you could get clicks from people searching for “wine glasses” or “eye glasses” or even “magnifying glasses” and I doubt you sell all three.

By using a long-tail keyword like “women’s eye glasses” you are more likely to pre-qualify your clicks and save your money for the clicks that count.

5. Use negative keywords

While we’re on the topic of keywords… always, always, ALWAYS build negative keywords into your campaigns. Along with long-tail keywords, negative keywords help you weed out unwanted clicks.

When a word is added as a negative keyword, Google or Bing know not to serve your ad if a search query includes that word or words. By preventing your ad from showing in irrelevant search results, you’ll save money, and create opportunities to have your ad served only on searches that are actually relevant to your product or service and that could lead to a conversion.

6. Improve campaigns weekly

Make sure you are spending time every week improving your campaigns. Most times when an account fails or wastefully burns through a lot of budget it’s because the person managing the account isn’t spending enough time working with it. This point is really important. Unless you’re spending the time to consistently monitor and improve your campaigns, you will invariably waste money and miss valuable opportunities.

Beyond the tips you see here, there are other things to consider such as ad extensions, trying different keyword types and making sure your conversion tracking is turned on… oh and by the way, Google, Bing and others are always adding new features to improve user experience so staying on top of the changes is crucial.

PPC advertising is a great tool for advertisers – and one that can make a real difference to your bottom line.

Article Source: http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20160617/NEWS01/160619945/6-money-saving-hacks-for-pay-per-click-advertising

Online Marketing Requires Baby Steps Before the Black Belt

“If you’re not marketing, you don’t have a business.”

Josh Weidman, head trainer at REI 360, recently coined this phrase — and to Chris Haddon and Jason Balin, co-founders of Columbia, M.D.-based lending and real-estate companies Hard Money Bankers and REI 360, truer words have never been spoken.

“There’s really no excuse not to do marketing,” Balin says in this video.

The best marketing is about being consistent and building up slowly before becoming a black belt at it — that way you won’t get overwhelmed.

“The internet is changing on an hourly, daily basis,” Balin says. “Things that were relevant in SEO world a few years ago are not anymore. Social is changing constantly … you don’t have to do everything. Just pick two or three things that you’re comfortable doing — and just get started and do them.”

Watch more videos from the folks at REI 360 on their YouTube channel here.

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Article Source: https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/278196

MASTER INTERNET MARKETING WITH THESE USEFUL IDEAS

Some companies are able to last for years as modest but successful enterprises, while others remain on a smaller scale. The vast majority; however, fade into oblivion.Businesses overall have a high rate of failure, and that is especially true for online companies.Read this article to learn some Internet marketing tips.

If you belong to message boards, your link can appear in every single post, if you put it into your signature box. This is an easy way to passively promote your business without actively having to “talk it up” to others.

This helps them to feel more informed regarding the purchase they are considering. This tells them that you are just supplying information; the choice of whether to buy or pass.

Provide something really unique on your site.This can be a lot of traffic towards your site as people search for this unique niche.

You should invest time researching the design websites.

Regular blogging is an asset to any internet marketing with success. A high-quality blog is one more way to communicate with clients. In addition, you will eventually attract more visitors to your website because you are, in effect, which ultimately leads to more site traffic.

This can help new visitors understand what your company is all about. This will allow you highlight a specific product or service.

Article Source: https://scitechnation.com/master-internet-marketing-with-these-useful-ideas

Top 4 Reasons Why Microsites Are Revolutionizing PPC Marketing

The past few years have seen a significant evolution in PPC marketing, with more brands starting to use Microsites to serve as the new destination for traffic from their PPC campaigns. Instead of sending prospects to the brand’s main website or a landing page within the main website, more companies are creating dedicated microsites that serve only one purpose: to capture traffic from PPC campaigns and convert those prospects to take whatever specific action is the goal of the campaign. Microsites are giving brands a new level of flexibility, targeting, user engagement, and successful conversion in PPC marketing.

Below are the top 4 reasons why your brand’s next PPC campaign strategy should include microsites:

1. Microsites work better than landing pages.

The idea of having a dedicated place to direct inbound traffic from a PPC campaign is nothing new – but instead of a landing page that is part of the company’s main website, Microsites offer an added degree of focus and flexibility. With a Microsite, your brand team has the freedom to design the Microsite to look and feel totally different from the rest of your main site. You can focus the content on precisely the needs of users who are coming to the Microsite, without worrying that they might get confused, lost in the larger site’s navigation, or distracted by the surrounding content of your main site. With microsites, you can talk to the audience in a focused and highly relevant manner to give them exactly what they need.

2. Microsites deliver big results for brand building and conversions.

Microsites are narrowly focused on the needs of the user – each microsite has only one goal: addressing the immediate problem on the prospect’s mind. As such, microsites tend to achieve better results for engagement, brand building and conversions. Microsites can be designed to quickly and concisely spell out the key information, make the case for why the user should take the next step in the sales process (whether it’s to sign up for a newsletter, get a free download, or make a purchase), and then clearly show the user how to tap a button or click to take the next call to action. Microsites are a simple, elegant “conversion machine” to boost your sales results.


3. Microsites are better than landing pages at building trust with customers.

Consumers today tend to be distrustful of advertising. If they click on a PPC ad the link takes them to a cluttered, cumbersome landing page that takes a long time to load and is full of pop-ups, users are likely to get frustrated and immediately lose trust for the brand. Microsites tend to offer a much simpler, cleaner user experience that delivers relevant information quickly – and this has the side effect of building trust with buyers. With a microsite, you can cut to the chase and speak directly to the concerns of your PPC inbound traffic: you know that they already saw your PPC ad and decided to click on it, so your microsite can skip past the usual boilerplate and immediately pick up the conversation where the customer left off by clicking your ad. The nature of PPC campaign microsites is ideally suited to having a focused, efficient sales conversation – you know what your customer wants, and your microsite can immediately go deeper into showing the customer why your product or service is the right answer to their problem.

4. Microsites make it easy to build distinct campaigns.

As their name implies, “microsites” tend to be smaller and simpler than typical websites – and that means that they are faster and cheaper to build. Since microsites tend to have simple designs, limited features and not a lot of navigational complexity, they are also ideal for mobile devices and they load very quickly. Microsites are also ideal for creating multiple templates that can be used across multiple campaigns and A/B tested for multiple objectives and metrics. You can quickly create multiple versions of the same microsite and test it with different audiences, or test different stages of the sales process. Microsites are remarkably versatile, and can give you an experimental sales conversion test laboratory that exists separately from your main site.

For your next PPC campaign, use microsites to make sure that users who respond to your PPC ads are getting directed to the most relevant, useful and actionable information to address their needs. Microsites are the new standard and ideal best practice to speak to a highly targeted audience, track campaigns, launch new products, test new markets, and quickly generate leads and build brand awareness. Each microsite has a single purpose, but microsites can serve a broad array of purposes to help your brand grow.

Article Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kevin-rowe/top-4-reasons-why-microsi_b_10463116.html

AdWords Ads Coming To Google Local Pack

At SMX Advanced yesterday, Google announced that ads are coming to the local pack. That means one of the three local results in the local pack will be an ad and local SEOs need to make sure their clients show up in the top two local results, instead of the top three.

Joy Hawkins posted about this on Google+ and said:

Well….Google just announced at SMX that the 3-pack is going to start containing an ad soon. So instead of the 3-pack it’s going to be 1-ad + 2 organic listings. Yes, the ones right on Google search (not the expanded pack). Be prepared to try to get clients in the top 2 instead of the top 3!

There is a lot of concern over this news from the local SEO community. There is also discussion around this at the Local Search Forums.

Here is a mock up of how the ad may show in the local pack, at least, how I think it may show. Note; the ad label may be purple instead of green.

Forum discussion at Google+ & Local Search Forums.

Article Source: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-local-pack-to-get-adwords-ads-22275.html

Some Advice On Effective Internet Marketing Techniques

There is good money to be earned in online marketing if it is approached intelligently. There are so many ways to launch a company on the Internet, and they all require a significant amount of time and energy. Using time wisely is incredibly important.Read the ideas below on what you can use time management techniques effectively.

You never know when you stop. Make sure that you are organized and have everything ready to go when you are ready to get started in your venture. This can be very intense strategies and techniques. The effort you put in will pay off after awhile.

Advertise your company on popular sites. This investment can make a huge difference and get the name of your site and help your business grow.

One way to build your list of contacts is to develop a squeeze page. This type of page asks your site visitors to offer up their email addresses before they continue. You should offer them a promo item in return for contact information. This will help encourage them feel like they are getting something in return for giving up their valuable information.

Make effective use of email for marketing your business.You want the subscriber to feel like you are providing valuable information to them via email, not dismissed as spam. With an email newsletter, you can remain in touch with a customer for quite some time, and make him or her feel welcome to return to your website.

A great tip is to make your web page stands out. If you do not make yourself stand out in the sea of websites, people are more likely to remember it and link to it. One way to begin distinguishing your site stand out is to draw attention to a unique product or service.

Internet marketing should lead to further Internet Marketing. It sounds odd, but what you are doing is driving customers to your site to purchase your products, purchasing something and repeating the cycle.

You want to put new content on your site so that people can learn something new.

This will make your products and give them an additional reason to return to your site.

Emphasize how little time is needed to place an order, whether it is speed of order placement, speed of order shipment or the speed at which results can be expected when your service or product is used.

The internet has made doing business into an anonymous affair.This approach is especially important for small business owners who need to use relationship building and personal selling to retain customers.

Copying other marketers will get you far in your own marketing attempts. Search engines routinely filter out duplicate content, so copying will just hurt you in the long run.

To optimize your website for search engines, you absolutely must have unique, relevant and unique to your website. This is true for any online retailer that are competing to sell the same items as many other retailers online.You want to be unique and set yourself apart from the other sites, have a trusted employee write it or hire an article writer.

Good content is the backbone of a successful Internet marketing strategy. A fresh perspective can give you valuable insight into the effectiveness of your message.

Use headlines on your websites and articles. These headlines should grab readers attention and showcase products sold at your own site. You may even forgo the headline altogether and add a graphic of your product. Graphics are sometimes appear more professional looking than headlines.

Online marketing does not need to exhaust all of your spare time. Be smart about how you divide up your hours, and success will find you.

Why should you enter the 2016 Search Engine Land Awards?

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Perhaps the real question is, why wouldn’t you enter?

For the second annual “Landy Awards,” we’ve added more categories to highlight campaigns in various sectors of SEO and SEM, plus new team awards for both agencies and in-house search marketers.

Upon hearing that we were planning to add two new categories for In-House SEO and SEM Team of the Year in the 2016 Landy Awards lineup, Jessica Bowman, search industry veteran and expert corporate SEO trainer, jumped at the chance to participate as a judge.

Bowman regularly runs in-depth workshops for enterprise search marketing professionals in conjunction with our SMX conference series, with upcoming In-House Exchange events in Seattle and New York City.

While the focus of Jessica’s work is on helping in-house teams succeed, she sees the Search Engine Land awards as a valuable program for independent consultants and digital marketing agencies serving clients from large to small.

Bowman says internal teams at large organizations and well-known brands are often unable to tout their own work or share too many details about their results, so they typically avoid entering industry awards.

In the case of The Landy Awards for in-house teams and professional marketers, all data is considered confidential by the judges, and details can only be published with the permission of the applicant. But more importantly, Bowman stresses that these awards focus more on how teams operate to achieve maximum results, not just the bottom-line numbers.


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Here are all the other reasons Jessica is advocating for in-house marketers to take another look and consider entering the 2016 Search Engine Land Awards.

Reward excellence in operational performance

JB: The Landy Awards for In-House Team of the Year aren’t just about delivering exceptional results for your organization, but rewarding the efforts it took to get there. These awards primarily take into account factors such as:

  • overall team approach;
  • executive communication;
  • collaboration;
  • accountability;
  • ongoing education and training;
  • implementation of innovative strategies; and
  • executing best practices in search marketing.

Industry awards lend credibility

JB: Your peers on other teams will realize you know your stuff and as a result, you get a lift in clout and credibility. It’s the kind of cachet that a consultant has when they say what you have been saying, and now people want to take action.

Awards are a team morale booster

JB: If you’re a manager overseeing search, this is an incredible opportunity to earn recognition for your team by one of the most respected publications in the digital marketing industry.

Give your team kudos by applying for the team award in SEO or SEM.

Recognition makes top performers even better

JB: If you have someone on the team you want to recognize, this is the king of recognition. Nominate them for Search Marketer of the Year, a very prestigious award.

Just the fact that you were thoughtful enough to nominate them will often boost performance and re-energize them to perform even better.

Article Source: http://searchengineland.com/enter-2016-search-engine-land-awards-251471

How To Ensure Your Internet Marketing Is Working For You

What do you know about Internet marketing? Do you do regular research on this topic and continue to market your business? There are many resources available that will give you great marketing tips, shows, books, and videos. So how do you put all this knowledge to use to create your marketing plan? These tips will help you to your starting point.

You must take advantage of every software advancements that happen to be a successful in Internet marketer. If your customers use more advanced software than you do, the competition could leave you in the dust.Show that you are always on the cutting edge, and you will get respect.

It is imperative to use a client mailing list. Give your customers several opportunities to leave their email address part of the ordering process.

A flashy website might look pretty, but don’t overwhelm your readers with fancy tricks. You will have roughly five seconds to bring their attention of visitors to your site. If you can’t capture their attention during this very brief time period, chances are they’ll leave your website to find a better one.

Get customers to click ads by using discreet images that link to your product’s page. This does not look like an advertisement.

Your internet marketing efforts do not only have to be done on the internet.

Advertise your company on popular sites. This investment can make a big difference and get the name of your company exposed.

You should spend enough time researching the design basics of website building before starting your own site.

Consider adding a hub to your website where people can view all of your products.You should look to have a structured no matter how different your content is.

You would be hard pressed to find a large company who found “luck” and ended up being powerful and successful. Do you think Anheuser Busch just hit a stroke of luck with their soda drink idea?They put in long hours and effort to effectively market their product.

The internet has made doing business into an anonymous affair. This is especially important for small businesses that rely on networking and personal selling to retain customers.

Partner up with other online businesses to create interesting combination deals that will attract customers and help you can offer multiple products from multiple vendors as a bundle. You can link together accounts and make your sales volume by linking multiple markets. This is a great way to work with companies that are not rival each other.

You can anticipate more business if you provide several different ways for people to pay. While it might seem okay to just offer credit cards as a method of payment, you should also let people pay via online payments like PayPal and their own bank accounts.

It is important that you learn proper usage of HTML tags. HTML tags serve to indicate how important various content on specific pages of your site. Search engine bots will rank your website based on what these tags emphasize.

If you understand both their product and their methods, you can discover and make use of weaknesses and strengths that can make you a lot of money. This is essential for any marketing plan.

It might seem useful to have 256 different social media accounts, but if you can’t give them each plenty of time to seem active, it won’t do any good. Profiles that have no consistent updates are often viewed as no better than spam.

Develop your marketing plan and then slowly begin to put it into practice. It’s now time to apply the concepts you have read in this article to your business. Can you start improving your plan properly and smartly? If you can, then go!

Social Media Secrets Of Successful Business People

When you are creating a social media marketing plan for the first time, you will need a lot of good information in order to get started. There is an abundance of great information out there, but getting it is the challenging part.

When headlines or titles draw readers in to the point that they want to read more, you will keep the attention of your customers.

If you have included Twitter in your social media plan, write tweets that have interesting, relevant and vary in content. Tweet both tips and suggestions related to your type of business. Mixing both fun and factual tweets with the business promotions can help your audience focused on your feed.

Twitter is a more demanding network because it requires constant communication with followers, so make sure that you are social and communicate with your followers regularly. If someone asks a question about your business or offers feedback, and if questions are sent to you answer them as well.This will help you to establish and maintain a more solid foundation with your company and your customers.

Use social media marketing to create more user-friendly storefronts. As a supplement to your standalone site, you can easily make a Facebook storefront that can be accessed with ease from your posts.People that use Facebook often play around on the site and may run into your product selection, can browse the site and make purchases without ever logging off of Facebook. This allows you to communicate with the potential consumers without the need to ever leave Facebook and visit your main website.

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This will ensure that you don’t ruin your campaign total failure in lieu of resounding success. You must also respond to any negative comments or reviews. Conversely, if you respond quickly and appropriately, your customers might actually trust you more.

Facebook makes it very easy for your followers easily share your content. If someone comments on one of your posts, all of their friends will be able to see it.

Always respond to questions and comments posted on your social media pages. Check these sites more than once a day to see if there are any concerns you need to address.You can also choose to receive emails each time you get a new notification. Remember your response in a comment can be viewed by the public.

You can use the feature to post a new article, and it will appear as LinkedIn updated. This helps to save time and you’ll enjoy more exposure on LinkedIn.

You will not have a successful with social media promotion if you aren’t aware of your target audience. You must be aware of why these consumers are using the social network, how much time they are spending on this type of website and what kind of content they would like to see.

Ask your customers to detail their social media habits through a survey. If respondents express a lack of interest in social media, you can put your time and effort into other strategies.

Do some research about social networking. There are many resources available on the Internet to help guide you with these problems.


Social media is a great method of making your company branding. Your logo should serve as your avatar and/or background or profile picture. Maintain color schemes throughout your social media pages. Be consistent and you can employ branding to your advantage.

Staying informed is an easy way of increasing your chances to succeed in business. Advertising through social media can be quite confusing without the right information to guide you, however. Employ the techniques here, to be on your way to great success in your marketing efforts.