Social Media

What is Social Media?

Social networking is used by 79% of the United States online with the majority utilizing social media networks on their mobile phones. By tapping into native feeds and reaching potential customers when they are not looking to buy, you can get considered at any point in a potential customers buying journey.

What Kind of Social Traffic do You Need?

Consider different traffic channels as they best fit your business goals and needs.

Facebook

One of the largest social media companies in the world, 2.7 billion people in the world are online here.

Instagram

With a focus on media content, the half a billion people on Instagram could be the right demograph for you.

LinkedIN

LinkedIn has the smallest crowd listed here at 260 million but is a niche social network for professionals.

Snapchat

If your target is under 25 then you should consider getting started on Snapchat. Tricky network but very rewarding.

Starting on Social

Social Profiles online have a special setup for a business. While utilizing your personal profile definitely is part of a good organic social media campaign, it is equally  important to fill out as much information about your business as possible on your company’s social media page. Basic areas such as business name, address and phone number should be accurate and uniform across all your profiles. More advanced areas like a service or product menu and uploading photos or offers often can have a deeper impact in the amount of people you reach.

Paid Ads

Most popular among paid forms of advertisement we see are boosted posts. Don’t use these unless you really know what you’re doing. Targeting parameters can be tricky and nothing is worse than paying to reach the wrong audience. Well, almost nothing, not marketing your business at all could be worse. With the right targeting parameters you can however, reach highly interested people on a daily basis. 

Scale & Grow

Once you’ve began attracting followers and connections on these platforms, harvest the data and find out more about who your company resonates best with. Utilizing the data from paid and/or organic campaigns you will want to double down on the areas that you are doing best in. 
 
Harvesting data should be the primary point of any beginning campaign over the first 30 to 90 days of the campaign. Value in running ads is not just the initial conversion but the data that will allow you to buy more of the right traffic at a lower overall cost per lead or sale for your company.
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Layered Dominant Marketing

Showing up once on the first page of Google is great, showing up several times within the local map pack, organic rankings, review and social sites is even better. We practice authority marketing as well when it comes to search engine marketing. When you’re able to show that your company is not just another option on the first page of a search engine but instead the best option, this will not only improve your campaign but also improve your ability to convert traffic into paying customers.

Use More Than One SEO Strategy

By making certain that you are using multiple strategies that do not interfere with each other you can make the most aggressive efforts possible for your company. Using local directory citations to build a safe foundation of beginning links for a new E-Commerce website would be one such example. Always starting with any project with a focus on on-site optimization methods is a very important step as well. Relying on an assorted style of back-links is also an opportunity for a stronger profile. As long as you are continuing to provide relevance and value to the search engine visitors who find you you will win consistently.
 

Disavow Unhealthy Links

One often overlooked area of concern for any search marketing campaign is to remove the liability associated with having poor or spammy back-links. These kinds of links could accidentally appear over time or be maliciously put there by a competitor. Some of the ones we see often are websites in a foreign language that you don’t service or websites with a list of thousands of other website links that you are listed on. By submitting a list of unhealthy links like this to Google you can request that your website not be penalized for these links existing. While you can also attempt to reach out to the webmaster where the back-links exist, most of the time you will not get a response in a timely manner. Creating a disavow file may sound daunting but the process is fairly simple and can be done for most web properties within an hour or so.

FAQs

Search engine optimization is the practice of optimizing your business online for higher rankings and more traffic. Popular areas of optimization include on-site, local, organic, national and back-linking. Whether your business is just starting out or you’ve been around longer than a century, people make new purchasing decisions online more than any other avenue of consumer outreach.  

As an alternative to paid search traffic as a search user acquisition channel, often times the cost per acquired lead is just lower. In comparison to paid search traffic, well maintained search engine marketing campaigns can lead to long term traffic growth as well as a dependable ongoing supply of new potential buyers for your business.

Not limited to any one tactic or strategy, search engine optimization is best defined by the intent of the actions of a digital marketing strategy to obtain better results from popular search engines than any one specific service. 

Not all back links are created equal. There are plenty of unsafe and potentially harmful back link strategies. One good guide on safe back links is to look at whether the website they are on is industry related to the site it is linking to. Another good point is to only use back links that are surrounded by a body of content that would also be highly relevant to your website’s content. We do not use any unsafe or potentially harmful sources for back links we create and have thorough testing measures in place to safeguard our campaigns. 

Yes you certainly can. To this end, we have created several free downloads on our website to assist you in this endeavor. However, when attempting to do your own search engine optimization you should understand that the majority of your time in the beginning will be learning what the right steps are to take, followed by the time it takes to learn how to implement the right steps you have found. We work often with companies to train their staff in house to internally manage parts or all of a search engine marketing campaign.

We like to refer people that ask for free tools to audit search engine optimization to moz.com as well as a free chrome extension called SEO Quake developed by semrush.com. Another great and free tool for testing speed and performance of your website would be tools.pingdom.com. Website speed and performance often times has a harsh impact on optimization campaigns if highly sensitive areas are not taken care of before trying to get more traffic.

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