Social Media Marketing

Social networks are important to your marketing and SEO. It never hurts to use to many social media outlets but not all social media sites are created equal. The most important social media site for local businesses is Google Plus followed by Facebook and Twitter. Linkedin has some value and Pinterest is starting to gain strength with Google. With the Exception of Google Plus none of these social media outlets are worth a dime if you are not posting content to them on a regular basis.

This video displays how important social media is in todays world.

What is Facebook?

What is Twitter?

What is LinkIn?

 

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Search Marketing

Search marketing is the process of gaining traffic and visibility from search engines through both paid and unpaid efforts. Search Marketing by Design focuses its efforts on: Google Places/Maps, Google Adwords, Google, Bing and Yahoo organic search.

Free Search Engines

Google Places/Maps (Soon to be Google Local)

The Yellow Pages are dead and Google Places for Business is the new Yellow Pages. Google Places/maps is one of Google’s three search engines.   Google Places helps you get your business found on Google. It also allows you to connect with your customers and let them know the latest information about your business. Google uses data from many sources to compose local business listings. Each listing includes information from one or more sources, such as third-party providers, user edits, and verified business owner records.

 Google Search

Google Search is the most-used search engine on the internet, Google’s algorithm does several hundred million queries each day through its various services. The main purpose of Google Search is to hunt for text in publicly accessible documents offered by web.

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Bing Search 

Bing Search is the newest contender in search with %17 of all searches.

 

Yahoo Search

Yahoo is the oldest of the search engines with 12% of searches and they are loosing market share annually.  The most recent video I could find about Yahoo search from Yahoo is three years old. This is just another example of how out of touch Yahoo is to the market place.

Paid Advertising (PPC)

Google Adwords

AdWords is Google’s online advertising program. AdWords lets you reach new customers and grow your business. you can choose where your ad appears, set a budget you’re comfortable with, and measure the impact of your ad. There’s no minimum spending commitment. You can pause or stop anytime.

Facebook Ads

Facebook ads come it two forms PPC ads and sponsored stories. Facebook ads can be very successful for the right niche, but in general the ROI is not as good as AdWords. One of the most successful Facebook campaigns I read about was a campaign by a plastic surgeon. If your goal it to get more likes Facebooks ads works well for that. I have done that for many of my clients.

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Free Directories

Yelp (directory listing)

Yelp is a local directory that is driven by consumer reviews. As much as consumers love Yelp many businesses owners hate Yelp and their management team. It is a good idea to have a Yelp listing it you are in retail, food service or hospitality. But I would never suggest paying for any Yelp service the ROI has yet to be justified in my experience.

YP (directory listing) YP is the old Yellow Pages online. It is good to have a YP listing to  boost your SEO but never pay for a listing on YP.

 

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Website Design

At Search Marketing by Design we create websites that look great and are search engine optimized. Your company’s web design needs both of these characteristics to succeed in the online marketplace.

The first step in our web design process is always a consultation with you to discover what it is that you need your website to do for you. We work with you to seamlessly integrate your branding design into your web design, or perhaps you need a little help developing your brand. Through the use of Reticular Activation System Marketing we can develop a marketing strategy that will set your business apart from your competition.

We want the look of your website to be something you can be proud of, but even more important than your websites look is its optimization. Search engine optimization is the art and science of making your website ”search engine friendly” so that it achieves a high ranking on the proper search terms. Although the concept of search engine optimization  is relatively simple, the actual process of optimizing a website for high page rankings can be complex and requires considerable skill and expertise.

To get more information on how Search Marketing by Design can create a unique web design for your business, fill out the form on our contact us page.

 

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