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Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. However, if you work hard at creating great original web content, it can be annoying to find that it's being duplicated on other websites. But what if you could turn Read more
If you have a local, “bricks and mortar” retail business, you may occasionally curse the competition the web has brought – but Facebook Deals can actually help you bring in more traffic, more new clients to your shop, restaurant, or entertainment venue. And it’s free, for now.
How Facebook Deals Works
As Facebook Director of Local Products Emily White explains in the video, the concept is simple. You can check your iPhone or Android mobile phone, and see a list of nearby retailers, restaurants, or entertainment venues. If a retailer is offering a Deal, you’ll see a yellow square, and can check out that deal instantly. You might find out that your favorite coffee shop is offering a free muffin with the purchase of a coffee, or that an item you’ve been thinking of purchasing is discounted. Read more
There’s a lot of confusion about websites, and every day I see the result of people spending absurd amounts of money on the wrong things. So what does your business website really need… and what doesn’t it need?
Your Website Has 9 Needs:
We’ll assume for the rest of this article that your goal is to draw targeted traffic that can convert to a cause or sale, who will find the site useful, informative, helpful or entertaining.
Basic On-Site SEO
You MUST have proper keyword usage, Title Tags, Heading Tags and Alt Tags for your site to rank well in search engines, and so be found. Read more
Many business owners and bloggers, and even web designers, forget that their viewers may not be seeing their site in the way they expect. Keeping screen resolution in mind really matters, especially if you work on a large monitor as I do.
If your site is unattractive or difficult to navigate for your client or potential client, they’ll leave. Read more
If your business is not on Facebook, what are you waiting for? Facebook is one of the two most highly trafficked websites in the world. The average American spends over eight hours per week on Facebook. Let’s talk about the first steps of how to use Facebook for business and create your very own Facebook Business Page.
A Facebook Business Page can be inexpensive to set up, maintain, and there are no user fees. Links from your Facebook business page can rank high on Google and other search engines, and the interaction and links from Facebook can help make your website successful. Read more
Today’s post is short – but since I had to hunt a bit to find out how to superscript in WordPress, I thought I’d put it here for you. One of my clients needed a trademark symbol displayed frequently on their site. Simple enough, but the WordPress default user interface doesn’t offer that feature. So how would I, for example, display Outcome MarketingTM?
Superscript in WordPress
Simple enough – to display Superscript in WordPress, you just add a < sup > code before the text in your HTML editor, and a < /sup > code after it. I added extra spaces so those codes wouldn’t mess up my text display, so see this image if what I mean isn’t clear:
If you’re a regular reader here, you probably either have a WordPress website, or plan to build one. I’ve made no secret of my belief that at this time, WordPress is simply the best tool for building a website for almost every small business. One of the reasons for that is that WordPress is structured to be easy for search engine robots to navigate. Also, when you create posts and pages, WordPress makes it really easy for you to take the right steps for search engine optimization (SEO).
Search Engine Optimization in Pages
Let’s review some of those steps today, to make sure you’re taking advantage of what WordPress can easily do to help your search engine optimization.
When you create a page in WordPress, the title of the page becomes part of your site navigation – your main menu. This means that it becomes an “anchor text link”, which is a valuable search engine optimization resource. An anchor text link is a link where you click on text and are taken to a webpage. You’re not clicking on the address of the page itself, you’re clicking on text which contains the address. Google and other search engines really like anchor text links, because they help clarify what the page is about.
It’s always a good idea, before you start any project or activity that requires some effort, to take a few moments to visualize what success would look like. There’s no question that this is important before you start the process of creating a successful website. So what would the requirements of your successful website be? Here are the ten requirements I think are most important for your businesses’ successful website:
Gets found easily by search engines, especially Google
Brings in targeted traffic (your “right people”)
Is easy to navigate and search
Is “sticky”. Visitors hang around and look at several pages of information
Showcases your products/services and evokes interest in them
Captures leads, to help you convert visitors to clients
Looks professional (design, lack of typos, writing style, no broken links)
Has an emotional feel appropriate to your business and you as an entrepreneur
Is easily maintained by you, keeping your costs down
Your business deserves some marketing attention in the coming year, and this is a great time to think about how you could do things a little differently from last year. If you’re not getting the outcomes you want to see, something needs to change. Doesn’t it?
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.“
– Albert Einstein
Part of the answer lies in planning your desired outcomes first.
This Isn’t About Goal Setting
Although it feels like it, we’re not talking about goal setting here. We’re certainly not talking about resolutions. In fact, this begins a little closer to a visualization exercise – but what it’s really about is taking back your power to choose. Read more
Testimonials are not only powerful marketing tools, they’re necessary ones. Testimonials are reassuring social proof that your business and your services deliver on their promises.
Gather Ye Rosebuds
Every satisfied client is an opportunity for a new testimonial. Ideally, you want to get those on letterhead at least – letterhead is much more powerful than plain text. Video testimonials are also very powerful, and even short audio clips can help drive your business. A Flip camera (or even your smartphone!) is a great tool for grabbing fast video testimonials. Read more
Naomi Dunford of Ittybiz just posted a game about making sure your readers understand your business. Since Naomi’s posting for the second time on this topic, and she’s brilliant at helping tiny businesses get less tiny, let’s play her game. What you need to do is copy the following questions into a document, and then <drumroll> answer them. Then, for big bonus points, make sure your website answers them!
What’s your game? What do you do?
Why do you do it? Do you love it, or do you just have one of those creepy knacks?
Who are your customers? What kind of people would need or want what you offer?
What’s your marketing USP? Why should I buy from you instead of the other losers?
What’s next for you? What’s the big plan? Read more