web marketing

June 3rd, 2011

Finding Value in Meta Description Tags

When conducting a search in the search engines, the first thing you see is the title of the page, beneath the page title is a short description of the website. The description of the website is also known as a Meta Description Tag. Meta Description Tags are optional tags found in the head of a website that tell the search engines what your website is about.

June 3rd, 2011

What is Pay Per Click Advertising?

Pay per click advertising (PPC) is an Internet Marketing avenue that is used to direct visitors to your website. The advertiser pays fees to the search engines based on bids placed on keywords which are specific to your business and target market. A website that uses PPC will have a list of keywords and when a keyword search query is done on one of your targeted keywords a relevant advertisement will appear.

May 26th, 2011

Is My Print Advertising Working?

I speak to all kinds of business owners on a daily basis. Sometimes it’s very clear how I can help them, and sometimes it takes a bit of time for me to figure out how I can provide them with a service or product that they can make use of.

May 23rd, 2011

How Fast Does SEO Increase My Website Traffic?

How fast your website traffic increases from SEO depends on many different variables. Of course the first and most important variable is how much SEO are you, or the agency you hired, doing?

May 11th, 2011

Common Sense Marketing Strategies For Your Website

This week I thought I’d do a little simple education for those of you who are in the business of selling anything on the Internet. Whether you are starting a website from scratch or you’ve been on the “on-line” (as some of the old timers still call it) for awhile, I’m betting dollars to doughnuts that’ll you will be able to use at least one of my suggestions below.

May 10th, 2011

What Is A/B Testing?

Part of my job here at Active Web Group is to help business owners fully understand the limitations of current website designs they may have, or help them to improve upon what they’ve already done so far. Sometimes it’s helpful to use analogies. Think of your website visitors as a river, and you are trying to build a Dam to make the water go where you need it to go. The question here is, how do you know the best terrain to make the river travel?

May 6th, 2011

Common Mistakes When Managing PPC on Your Own

People often make common mistakes when making the decision to advertise their company and the products they sell through Pay-Per-Click advertising on the Internet. They look at what is entailed in creating a Pay-Per-Click program and decide to manage it themselves. When at a glance, it might seem simple, but there is so much more to it than just slapping in some keywords and an ad and letting them ride.

May 5th, 2011

What is the Right SEO Budget?

Selecting the right SEO budget for your business can be a tricky task. Let’s first assume that you will select the correct SEO company and they will, at least, do an decent job on getting you rankings. We will save the selection process and expectations for another time. You need to determine your SEO budget before you go out and hire a professional SEO agency. The right SEO investment for good search rankings varies for every company.

April 27th, 2011

How A Website Can Be A Great Salesperson

Recently, we’ve all heard someone complaining about the economy and its effect on everything. I agree, money is tight all around, however it does not mean that people aren’t spending it.It just means you have to be more creative in attracting the “buyers” out there. Internet Marketing is a function of simply two things; making sure you’re getting as much targeted traffic as possible, second and very important, to make sure you’re converting that traffic at as high a percentage as possible.

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