I'm a fan of Mercedes-Benz cars but my experience with them as a company over the last few months leads me to the conclusion they are confused when it comes to using digital technologies for marketing. A bold statement I know so let me explain.
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If you embrace them, the digital marketing agency you choose to work with can play a pivotal role in your business growth plans. That's why it's a great idea to build a trusted partner style relationship.
There are many website visitor tracking tools on the market such as Lead Forensics and several others that help you identify the companies looking at your website. However, there's one company who offer this service, for FREE!
If you've read any of our blog posts in the past you'll be well acquainted with the importance of understanding your potential customers' problems, and researching what they search for, and creating useful content to attract them to your website. Unfortunately, that's not the end of it. How do you turn them into customers?
Remember that time you decided to run a marathon, didn't train, rocked up and nailed it? Or that time you bought a guitar and within 10 minutes you were knocking out killer riffs and writing songs despite never having played before? Thought not. Digital marketing, Search Engine Optimisation and web based lead generation are a bit like that and here's why.
One of the great spin offs for me from the SEO consulting work I do is I get to experience first hand the simple mistakes many businesses make with their websites. In this post I'm going to talk about three common issues and how to fix them.
Are you worried about your website? Do you think it's not performing? Before you say that it isn't working, you need to know what it was built to do. Do your expectations now match its original objectives?
In this article, we'll outline the FIVE things you must do if you want your website to generate leads. If you follow these steps you're guaranteed to see an improvement in the traffic and leads you get from Google™ and the other search engines. What's not to like.
A recent conversation with a potential client reminded me of one of the main reasons businesses fail when they embark on a project to increase the leads or enquiries they get from their website. In this post, I'll outline those reasons and show you how not to fall into the same trap.
This is an actual traffic graph of a real website that supports a real business, that employs real people. Can you tell when their new website went live? Yup, but why did this happen? Unfortunately for these guys, they have yet to recover from this Brexit style cliff edge but it was so easy to avoid it.
We talk a lot about lead generation websites, so in this video, Julie explains exactly what a lead generation website is and what it is not.
Many things in life come down to price. For products it's an obvious thing to look for the cheapest price for a specific item, after all, an iPhone 7 is an iPhone 7. It's not the same when purchasing services, but I think many people treat it that way. Agency A will get me leads from my website for £1000 per month, Agency B wants £3000 per month, I'll go with Agency A!
When people form relationships they generally take the time to get to know the person they're forming the relationship with. They might buy each other a drink, they may suggest a dance, they might suggest a future dinner date. It's how most people operate, the whole getting to know you thing. It's about investing your time wisely and carefully to make sure you're getting into something good. Although most people don't, it makes sense to do the same in business and here's why.
The old world order went something like this. If you had the money you employed an ad agency to create amazing adverts for your brand and these adverts were placed on TV, radio and in magazines. People saw your adverts, whether they liked it or not, and bought your stuff, which gave you the money to buy more adverts and so it went on. Seth Godin referred to it as the TV Industrial Complex. Then along came Google™ and technology.
In our post How To Build A Lead Generation Website we went into some detail about the whole Attract, Engage, Convert inbound marketing methodology. In simple terms, it's all about understanding your customers and their issues. Armed with this information you create a website that helps them, genuinely helps them, and this can in some cases lead to a commercial relationship.
Pretty much the only alternative is outbound marketing where you, in essence, buy people's attention with adverts.