The beauty of marketing on the web is the fluid nature of the channel. We have the ability to evolve our web presence as we evolve our businesses. We can write and publish our content and continue to strengthen our messages as we learn what our target audience wants or needs. We can create offers, try them and if they don’t work, change as necessary. We are no longer on that elusive quest for perfection in the traditional sense.
Small businesses have many opportunities to increase online visibility and be found by their ideal customers if they just know where to focus. Since most of us have minimal resources to call upon, we need to be smart when selecting online marketing activities that deliver the best results for our efforts.
There are many people who offer online marketing services. There are also many people who call themselves online marketing experts because they know how to execute a particular marketing strategy like Google Ads or Facebook advertising. All good stuff and important because digital marketing is complex. But do these experts know marketing? Or are they experts in executing a particular tactic?
I get many calls from clients asking me about various companies claiming they can optimize their websites and guarantee first page placement on Google. After doing my usual research on these companies, I find reviews by unhappy customers who felt they paid a lot of money for less than stellar results.
If you want your business to be taken seriously, you need to take a serious look at your brand. In the overcrowded world of the Internet, your business must uniquely stand out from others in order to attract your ideal client. It’s not good enough to just be a different color in a sea of sameness, but to be memorable because you offer something others don’t.
For many thinking of starting their own businesses, the fear of finding clients can paralyze them enough to sabotage their efforts. Cold calling prospects can make some of us break out in a cold sweat. One of the things that I learned early on in my business start-up days is that there are other ways to find clients.
Since I published my previous post on Facebook Tagging, I’ve received many questions from readers about their challenges trying to tag photos on Facebook Pages. Many are confused over the lack of notifications, who can be tagged and when. So, I did a few Facebook Page tagging experiments across a number of different Page types to see how or if tagging worked. Here are my discoveries.
Facebook tagging links a person, page or place to something you post, like a status update, photo or app activity. Facebook tagging is a useful feature because it enables you to notify a person or a business when you post something that pertains to them, letting them know that they were mentioned and it makes the post more visible in the news feed to friends or fans of the person or business you tagged if the person has set the post to be visible to friends or public.
This is an off-topic post that I need to write to once again briefly explain my disappearance over the last month. Back in November 2008, I wrote about the loss of my Dad on November 10th. Two years and forty days later on December 20th, my Mom joined my Dad and hopefully spent Christmas with …
I’m not sure if you believe in spirits or angels, but I have to write about what happened today. So once again, forgive my deviation from my marketing posts. Maybe someone can help me understand what happened as I really can’t explain it myself. Although I’m Catholic and believe in my religion, I wouldn’t say …
This is an off-topic post to briefly explain where I’ve been for the last three months. I wish I could say it was a wonderful adventure, but it was not. It was life at its worse, but it is life and we all experience it. On November 10th, my Dad passed away after two months …