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SEO Tip: Content Is King

 

SEO Tip: Content Is King

On the internet, the rule is CONTENT IS KING.

Never less, always more. Don’t revise when you can expand. Do, don’t re-do, unless you feel that you absolutely must and if you have to re-do then add more than before.

That’s all very passionate but what does it look like in practical terms?

I’ll tell you:

That blog you’re not posting to? Going forward, load it with pictures. Every picture has a TITLE, an ALT tag (HTML for ALTernative text) a CAPTION and those TITLES, ALT tags and CAPTIONS include your keyword phrases appropriately and naturally.

Communicate your product or service visually. Show what you do. You can use before and after pictures, pictures of your staff, pictures of your products, pictures of happy customers and any other pictures you like that show off your work.

If a client is delighted with the your product or service, ask if it’s OK if you shoot a video of their testimonial for your YouTube channel. Clients are usually flattered that you asked and say yes. It’s OK if the video is not pro shot – actually, by survey a testimonial video has more credibility if it’s not pro shot.

While you’re talking to that happy Customer (which is fun because they love you) you can ask “Do you know anyone who might benefit from our services?”

Put the testimonial video on YouTube and I can optimize and popularize your video. Putting a link to a YouTube video on your blog will display your video in your blog and by including video it’s not just picture – picture – picture – picture etc.

When I say “you” above, I don’t literally mean you. Delegate as you see fit (sales people, marketing people, what have you).

You don’t need to take down old content, you can start using your existing blog for pictures and video without any announcement to do so.

Get a Mobile-Friendly Aggregator Newsblog accumulating relevant content for you which you curate by making comments and posting your own news. A Newsblog is part of your SEO strategy. Again, when I say “you”, I don’t literally mean you.

Whether you do some or all of the above, consider that CONTENT IS KING and think about what text, images and video you’d like to make available to the public.

Take care, be well, have fun,

Tom Jacoby
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Why Not Just Stick To Referrals For My Business?

Why Not Just Stick To Referrals For My Business?

Referrals (word of mouth) is the most hassle-free inexpensive form of advertising. Always has been and likely always will be.

So why bother to promote if you get referrals for most of your business?

It’s the chicken and the egg conundrum. Which comes first? You have to maintain enough traffic coming into your business to achieve the desired level of quality (by having proper staff and materials) to keep expanding. Otherwise the referrals dry up. The idea is to keep clients or customers coming in from every possible source, not just one source.

In the 21st century what do most of your “referrals” do when making the decision to see you or use your service or business? Answer: They Google your service and compare! I am willing to bet that if you asked every customer or client you have if they searched your product or service on the internet before arriving to you over 60% will say yes, whether they had you as a referral or not.

If 85% of your customers come from referrals and 15% come from other sources of advertising how does that compare with your profit margin? If your profit margin is within the 10% to 20% range (a usual amount for small to mid-range business) then the customers you get from advertising could represent a portion of that amount which puts you above the level of make-break.

It is all about return on investment. Sometimes the return on investment is not as apparent as we would like it to be. A simple question to your customers of “how did you hear about us” does not necessarily tell the whole story. An additional question “did you search our service on the internet (not just our website)” will give you more information.

There are many ways to determine if your investment in advertising is yielding you the return you want. With internet marketing you can use programs to track the amount of traffic you get from various keyword searches. There is not a foolproof method. In advertising your key is exposure. How much is the word out about your service (the more the better)?

Do all that you can to increase the referrals coming in. They are the best source of new business. Flank it with internet marketing and maintaining an excellent quality of service or product and you will be at the top of the heap, truly NUMBER ONE ON THE LIST.

Cheers,

Lori Jacoby
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People who are searching for your products or services on Google now are some of the hottest leads possible.

Whether or not you are engaging your public on the internet, I assure that your competitors are on it.

Your business needs to rank on page one of search results because your potential customers are using search engines.

The Yellow Pages is a paperweight. Put your business where people are looking.

Search engine optimization, Facebook and social media, blogs, email newsletters, internet listings for your business

Having a beautiful website is like filming an excellent commercial for your business. Being on page one of Google is like showing that commercial in prime time.

If you’re not on page one, we should talk.

You don’t have time? Fine. Pay my modest fee and I’ll train your staff to do this.

Your customers are on the internet.

Your business can be RIGHT THERE.

I can train you and/or one of your staff to take effective and inexpensive actions to put your business in front of your potential customers on the internet.

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Take care, be well, have fun,

Tom Jacoby
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