All too often, managers approach their web designers, marketing departments and copywriters, and ask them to optimize the website for SEO. The idea of course is to save money by avoiding the costs associated with employing or retaining the services of an SEO expert. However, the results are usually ineffective and wind up costing you both wasted time and money. Bad SEO can even affect your website negatively.
April 21st, 2010
While often very complex in their calculations and data processing, the critical operations performed by the major search engines in order to rank websites isn’t as lengthy as one might think.
April 21st, 2010
In the days of spam-riddled inbox’s, everyone has an opinion on how to raise the average conversion, the average sale, average open rate, or the average click-thru. Years of data from some of the best, and worst, companies who specialize in online marketing have been analyzed and published to help construct “best practices” for email marketers. For that, I say “Congratulations!” You’re on course to bring email marketing, a gateway of infinite marketing possibilities and unlimited ROI potential, to an “average” level.
April 21st, 2010
When it comes to Pay-Per-Click advertising it seems that there are those that spend a little and make a fortune and there are those that spend a fortune and make very little. Most of us are aware that those who are successful can find themselves with a very high return on what seems like a brilliant, across the board investment. However, in the face of being realistic we all know that sometimes we just have to find the most fiscally responsible method of advertising.
February 11th, 2010
Email marketing campaigns have emerged as a valuable marketing tool utilized to increase brand awareness, maintain high Internet visibility, and attract new prospects to a corporation’s customer base. However a corporation does not necessarily need to launch a heavy, ongoing campaign to achieve positive results, Email marketing comes in many shapes and forms, and can often be used on a daily basis.
February 3rd, 2010
Every new website is subject to the Google sandbox, otherwise known as age delaying. The sandbox is the virtual place Google puts new websites before it deems them eligible for decent search rankings. Although this age delay varies from site to site, on average new websites with new domains must wait six months before they will be allowed into Google’s coveted Top Positions club.
January 28th, 2010
That’s right. Today, even our elected officials tweet on a daily basis. Senators are on Facebook; Members of the House are on MySpace; and even certain governors are reaching out to their constituencies on Twitter.
January 25th, 2010
A first impression is just that, and you don’t get a second chance at it. That’s why the first time around your website has to captivate your visitor audience. Otherwise, with one click, off they go to another site that is more attractive, more relevant to them, and that makes more sense. After all, there literally are millions to choose from.
January 20th, 2010
If you’re targeting the twenty-somethings, you will have to disregard the old tried and true weekly circulars or direct mail pieces. These folks don’t look to the Sunday paper for great deals and discounts. Rather, they probably are checking their text messages for the best concert tickets available.
January 3rd, 2010
At this point in time, MySpace and Facebook have become household names. MySpace is still categorized a website for the younger generation whereby individuals can chat with their friends, meet new people, and share photos and links, while Facebook has emerged as a more sophisticated, streamlined version, utilized by young and old alike.