Obtaining backlinks is an important part of building out your SEO strategy. When you have a fair number of backlinks from reputable sites, it signals to Google that your site is reputable, too. By establishing yourself as a trustworthy presence on the web, you’ll find your pages getting prioritized in Google’s rankings, ahead of your competitors that are relative unknowns in the Googleverse.
But the prospect of having to round up backlinks can be intimidating. How do you get people to link out to your content, anyway? Well, in many ways, it’s a lot like networking. Here, I’ll show you how to apply your existing networking skills to your backlink building efforts.
Some time ago, I posted a poll on my social media page asking business owners “Who is the hero of your business? You or your customer?” It surprised me that half of those who participated did not vouch for the latter.
For the longest time, we’ve been so accustomed to seeing “About Us” sections on websites reading things like “our company has been the industry’s pioneer,” or “we are committed to providing only the best,” or “our product solves problems and reduces costs.” Although there may be truth to all these, shining the spot light on your company instead of your customers is a huge mistake. You can tell these stories with as much zeal and confidence as you’d like, but it will not make customers like or trust you.
For someone so passionate in your area of expertise, it’s usually not writing that forms the bigger challenge when it comes to blogging. In fact, the bigger challenges happen to lie in the other related tasks such as brainstorming ideas/topics, figuring out optimum posting times, the best keywords, themes, CTAs, etc. And yet, all these tasks are crucial to a successful blog (and business).
There’s a lot of interest from businesses in what new marketing tactics and tools they can use. I must say that since few marketing strategies really die out completely, the important point here is to focus on what works for you and what is the most efficient use of your time. Regardless of what technologies we use to generate leads and promote our products and services, our focus remains on our audience. As business owners, we need to continue to monitor the behavior of our audience and tailor our strategies and tactics to suit their information consumption behavior.
Some small business owners are intimidated by email marketing. Having to write an individual email is scary enough if you don’t consider yourself a writer. The thought of sending an email out to an entire mailing list can be downright terrifying!
Fortunately, the perfect email is about more than just writing. And even for the written elements, once you’ve figured out the essential components, it’s easy for even those more timid writers among us to excel.
Responsive websites are a necessity in today’s digital marketplace. That isn’t surprising when statistics state that 51% of time spent online in most countries, took place from a mobile device, rather than a personal computer. Your website should be mobile-friendly and responsive any time a user visits. Otherwise, you’re turning business away at the first click.
You put a lot of time, effort, and money into developing a website for your business. So you want to be sure that it’s capturing people’s attention and giving them the information they need to feel good about doing business with you.
But no one can learn what you’re all about in a second or two. You must hold visitors’ attention long enough for them to learn what they need to learn about your business. And while you can’t control a stranger’s attention span, there are things you can do to encourage your audience to stay on your website longer.
We all know that an unhappy customer is a bad thing, but how doyou achieve providing the best customer service possible? The key to providing excellent customer service is to, first of all, think of providing more than just service. Think of providing an experience that makes your customers want to work with you for years instead of a one-time transaction.
Over the past couple of years, we’ve built quite an awesome community through our marketing programs. We thought it would be a great idea to bring everyone together again for a chance for a refresher course on growing their businesses. It even turned out to be a great chance to network! So, on the 1st of April, we held our first “Community Workshop” titled “How To Keep a Customer for Life.” Let us share with you a little of what we learned that day.