We often use the terms “social” and “SEO” in the realm of online marketing, but recently the terms have also been morphed together as “social SEO” to create a relatively new phenomenon. Social SEO is the concept that activity on your social media platforms plays a huge role in your website’s search rankings. Here are some ideas for how to use social media to your advantage in order to increase your ranking.
Most entrepreneurs spend a lot of time and money trying to get consumers to visit their website, which is definitely an important endeavor. However, getting a customer your website is only half the battle. Once a customer gets to your site, there are a number of important strategies in order to get them to stay there. Here are some great ways to get people to stay on your site and purchase your services.
Isn’t it amazing how far we have come since the days of advertising in phonebooks and newspapers? Not to say there isn’t a place in this world for print marketing, but how cool are all the emerging internet tools that help us distribute information? Not only does internet marketing make it easy for consumers to find information, but it also gives businesses tools that help them connect with their clients on a personal level.
It seems there are a million ways to try to get noticed on the internet, and focusing your efforts on reaching the right crowd can be overwhelming. The good news is that those who are thriving on social networks like Twitter and Instagram are following a few simple rules to expand their reach. Gaining fluency in the language of hashtag really isn’t as difficult as it seems as long as you follow a few rules.
Ranking on Google Maps is one of the most cost effective ways for any business owner to find targeted customers. While you definitely want a high Google Maps ranking, not all of the same old SEO tricks work on Google Maps. Here are some quick tips to help you rank high while avoiding mistakes that may result in a penalty. Read On
It turns out more and more peeps are turning to Instagram all the time. In August of this year, Instagram even beat out Twitter for mobile users. That’s right. According to comScore, Instagram had about 7.3 million daily mobile viewers, while Twitter had about 6.9 million daily mobile users. What does this mean for businesses? It’s time to consider jumping on the bandwagon.
As of December 13, 2012, Google Maps is officially live for iOS users. This means iPhone and iPad users now have easy mobile access to Google Local search maps, ratings, reviews, and step-by-step voice directions. This is great news for any business, as your local search marketing efforts will pay off ten fold.
This is written as an opinion counter-point to Paul Boag’s “The Inconvenient Truth About SEO,” an op-ed piece over at Smashing Magazine.
Google has long told business owners to always “do what’s best for the user” and that Google will catch up. Paul Boag echoed this benevolent sentiment recently when he wrote “We should be optimizing for people. After all, that is what Google is trying to do.” Boag goes on to speak of the evils of SEO and how these wicked companies are all just out to trick Google. If only these companies didn’t exist, perhaps we could finally reach the blissful Goo-topia for which we all yearn. Read On
Is your business on the map? Last year Google noted that nearly half of all searches from mobile devices have local intent. More people are searching for products and services close to their current location, and it’s no wonder Google is favoring local results in their search results. When your business is visible to this increasing online demand, customers can get directions to your store, customers are more willing to buy, and your reputation thrives.