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Why You Should Care About the Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS

If you’re in charge of your own standalone IC Site or client sites that have forms on web pages that are HTTP (not HTTPS), you might have received an email from Google Search Console warning you that starting October 17, 2017, these pages will be marked with a ‘Not Secure’ warning in Chrome.

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Do you manage websites that are HTTP and have pages with forms capturing some sort of customer data (eg. contact us form)?  If yes, this notice is very important for your case and you should definitely care about the difference between http and https. Why?

It might seem so sudden, but the Google’s plan to change labeling HTTP sites as non-secure has been gradually taking place since January 2017, following the change of Chrome 56. In recent statements, Chrome explained this initiative as cracking down on HTTP infractions with credit cards and passwords. Passwords and credit cards are not the only types of data that should be private. Any type of data that users type into websites should not be accessible to others on the network, so starting in version 62 Chrome will show the “Not secure” warning when users type data into HTTP sites. – Chromium Blog


 

So what’s the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

Whenever you’re visiting the HTTP site, you sit at your browser and interact with data. However, how the data travels from Point A to Point B, or even if it travels at all, is none of HTTP’s concern.

It’s similar with HTTPS, BUT when security is a must, HTTPS differentiates one sender and receiver from another. The SSL actually encrypts the coming and going data. This means that SSL uses a mathematical algorithm to hide the true meaning of the data. The hope is that this algorithm is so complex it is either impossible or prohibitively difficult to crack, therefore making data submitted through HTTPS web page (contact details, credit card info) more secure.


 

How to avoid these warning messages?

  1. Host with a dedicated IP address.
  2. Buy a Certificate.
  3. Activate the Certificate.
  4. Install the Certificate.
  5. Update your site to use HTTPS.

 

If you migrate your site from HTTP to HTTPS, Google treats this as a site move with a URL change. This can temporarily affect some of your traffic numbers.

See the site move overview page to learn more. Also, here is more information on Google Search Console recommendations about https.


 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

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Improve Customer Engagement with Video Marketing in 5 Steps Famous WSI Results

Improve Customer Engagement with Video Marketing in 5 Steps

Improve Customer Engagement with Video Marketing in 5 Steps Famous WSI Results

 

Are you looking for powerful marketing tools to instantly (and successfully) connect with your customers? Online video is now very accessible and hugely popular! It is repeatedly proving itself as an effective way to improve customer engagement, increase brand awareness and attract search engine traffic.

So what are you waiting for? Consider investing in a video campaign to help drive traffic and conversion to your business.

Need more help figuring out how to do it? The following 5 tips will help prepare you for a successful video marketing campaign.

 

Improve Customer Engagement with Video Marketing in 5 Steps

 

If you are not investing in video as part of your digital marketing strategy, you are missing a great opportunity to engage your target audience, expand your brand and boost sales.

If you would like help implementing video marketing for your business, get in touch!

 


 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

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3 Ways to Qualify Existing Leads with Video Data

3 Ways to Qualify Existing Leads with Video Data

3 Ways to Qualify Existing Leads with Video Data

As marketers, we know video is an important marketing tactic to engage with your visitors and spark purchase intent. If you read our last post on the 3 different stages of the potential client’s journey, then you also know about the pivotal role that video can play in your marketing automation.

Are you looking for ways to secure your leads using existing video data? In today’s post we’re going to share 3 ways how you can use video data to qualify your potential leads.

 

3 Ways to Qualify Existing Leads with Video Data

 

  1. Segment your contacts based on the videos they’ve watched.

See which videos your leads are watching, allowing you to better understand your customer acquisition funnel, work out which videos are helping drive conversions and craft more personalized follow up emails.

  1. Consider video heat maps directly in contact pages.

Find out how much of a specific video your leads are watching and whether certain groups of users are engaging with your content.

  1. Map your video content to the buyer’s journey.

Remember those 3 stages of client’s journey? Always try to organize your videos according to the awareness, consideration and decision stage of your viewer.

 

IN CONCLUSION

Not all video data should be treated the same way. Some videos should be considered more important than others when it comes to lead scoring. Learning how to score and prioritize your leads will ensure better results and your team closing more deals in the future.

 

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Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

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Successful Video & Marketing Automation in 5 Steps

Successful Video & Marketing Automation in 5 Steps

At this point, you know why Marketing Automation is so important. You understand why video is a great communication tool. You’ve seen how goals influence marketing automation, and how video can be incorporated into those goals.

Last time, we talked all about why using videos and Marketing Automation is beneficial for your business. Today, we are going to dive in deeper and discuss Successful Video & Marketing Automation in 5 Steps.

 

Successful Video & Marketing Automation in 5 Steps

 

  1. Center it around the Story, Not the Sale. There is a heap of sales clutter on the Internet that is actively annoying and repelling your customers. Don’t let your brand be that guy – instead, your video should be centered on the story and not the sale. Remember, the same rules that apply for written content marketing apply for video marketing – concentrate on the value you’re providing for your customers.
  2. Make it the Best 10 Seconds Ever. 1/5 of your viewers will click away from a video within 10 seconds or less. Short and to the point. Get right to the grit of the tale and manage expectations from the outset (within the first 5 to 10 seconds). Try sparking your audience’s curiosity by asking questions and using teasers to hook their attention right away. Your video should immediately convey its value and answer that “why should I watch it?” question that will be on your audience’s mind.
  3. Lighten Up and Stop Being so Boring! Encourage your video creators to be creative and take risks. Think your B2B audience can’t handle humor? Don’t feel constrained by what’s gone before you in your industry and don’t try to emulate your competitor’s stiff tone and drowsy script. Stand out and take a chance on being funny.
  4. Optimize for Search. The first thing you should do to derive the maximum SEO value from your video (before you upload your video to any sharing sites) is to host it on your own domain. It’s important to enable embedding on your video as this will help you increase the likelihood of receiving inbound marketing links. Ensure that your videos are tagged with relevant keywords and fully explained with fleshed out descriptions and unique titles. Keep this rule in mind: it is had a box, it has a purpose – Google needs you to fill it out to help you rank.
  5. Educate and Prove Yourself. Did you know that 65% of your audience are visual learners? One of the most powerful methods you can use for video marketing is to educate your audience. Teach your customers how to use your product or service and provide useful tips on how to make the most of it. Or, create a webinar to showcase your industry knowledge, position your brand as a thought leader, add value to your consumers’ lives and collect leads in the process.

 

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Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

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How To Use Video Content with Marketing Automation

How to Use Video Content with Marketing Automation

Using Video with Marketing Automation

Marketing automation has been around for years, and video has been around even longer. But using these two tools together is uncharted territory for many businesses. You probably have some questions.

If you’re reading this article, chances are you already know how important video is to your marketing strategy. By combining video and marketing automation, you’ll be able to take your video marketing to the next level by sending the right video, to the right lead, at the right time.

 

What comes first, the video or the automation?

How does each part assist the other? How do I set this up?

Marketing automation (also called lead nurturing) is one of the fastest growing areas of digital marketing. It’s an important channel to optimize to help you grow your business.

We discussed benefits of using a Marketing Automation software for your business in our latest blog post, which you can read here.

 

So how Using Video with Marketing Automation can benefit your business?

 Marketing Automation and Video Content

Video Content and Marketing Automation

 

Why You should use video with Marketing Automation

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Stay tuned for part 2 of Using Video with Marketing Automation. Next month, we are going to go more in depth with what are the best practices for successful video marketing and how you can nurture your leads with video content.

 


Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

Famous WSI Results 302-407-0430

info@FamousWSIResults.com

Marketing Automation

5 Reasons Why Your Business Could Benefit from Marketing Automation

Staying up to date with the ongoing marketing trends these days means constantly researching, learning and trying new techniques and tools. The workload and responsibilities of a modern marketer change just as fast. Think of Facebook or Instagram. The new updates roll in so often that if you logged into your account after 6 months of absence, you probably wouldn’t even recognize the platform anymore.

Same goes for digital marketing. The tools and strategies are evolving every year, and it’s the marketers’ job to know how to manage it all.

For the last few months, we’ve been discussing the benefits of having a Mobile App and why it is crucial for your business to tap into that platform (read Mobile Apps for B2B companies and retail stores). This month, we will be exploring yet another digital strategy that’s absolutely worth considering and implementing. Let’s talk Marketing Automation, shall we?

 

Marketing Automation

 

In simple words, Marketing Automation is a software thanks to which you can automate your marketing actions. Think of email marketing, CRM, social media, phone campaigns, digital advertising and many more other channels combined into one marketing effort.

Since Marketing Automation system is doing great so far (91% of the most successful users agree that it was “very important” to the overall success of their marketing across channels), here are 5 more reasons why your business could benefit from it.

 

5 Reasons Why Your Business Could Benefit from Marketing Automation

  1. Time management. Marketing automation allows marketers to recognize a specific target and then tailor the content in order to reach that customer. Such shift in focus allows users to quickly determine prospects that can be converted.
  2. Improved Communication. With a marketing automation software, you can spot your hot lead right away, which makes it easier for emailing and following up once the potential client or customer is still hooked on your content.
  3. Personalization. Marketers connect with unique customers through tailored content based on their profile data and purchasing behavior. If the lead is getting more personalized content, it is very likely to spend more time on your website.
  4. Organization. Thanks to Marketing Automation, sifting through leads can be done in a more organized, quicker and efficient manner across multiple channels. Same goes for distributing content.
  5. Customer Loyalty & Retention. In 2017, it costs more to seek new customers, as opposed to retaining the loyal ones that you already have. Marketing Automation is said to deliver even better customer experience across all channels.

 

There you have it. Marketing Automation is here to stay, so it’s time to optimize your strategy and watch your results skyrocket! Are you ready?

If you’d like to learn more about this topic, stay tuned for more content as we will be discussing more Marketing Automation in the coming weeks.

 


 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

Famous WSI Results 302-407-0430

info@FamousWSIResults.com

B2B Mobile Apps Delaware

7 Great Mobile App Features for B2B Companies That Will Make Their Clients Smile

Have you been considering building a mobile app for your B2B Company? Many deem that mobile apps are more for B2C businesses. Not true.

While it is easy to see great value of a mobile app for a B2C business, such as streamlined ordering, push notifications and the ability to offer incentives to customers through loyalty programs. With B2B marketing, it gets a little more obtuse on what the value can be for developing a mobile app.

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A well-designed B2B mobile app can give a great ROI and help build a clientele base that is loyal and easily accessible. If your business is in manufacturing, a mobile app can be useful to clientele who may be researching your product. There is the added benefit of streamlining the ordering process. A regular client could place orders based on past ones easily from anywhere.

Likewise, imagine how empowering a mobile app could be for your sales team. They will have easy access to CRM information, such as sales, marketing, quotes and invoicing that they can conveniently share with prospects and clients.

Do you want to stay ahead of your competitors? If your current mobile strategy does not include Mobile Apps, now is the time to consider investing in one. In today’s post, we are sharing 7Top Reasons Your B2B company  can absolutely benefit from a Mobile App.

7 Great Mobile App Features for B2B Companies That Will Make Their Clients Smile:

  1. Promotional Features: If your business holds special events, such as trainings, seminars, symposiums, or promotions, a mobile app can be invaluable by allowing you to showcase key information & promotions, track attendees and post comments or updates.
  2. Newsletter Sign Up: Entice clients to sign up for your mailing list in order to get exclusive updates, industry based news, special offers or notifications. By becoming an authority in your industry through sharing valuable content, you will develop a trust and reputation which translate into sales.
  3. Appointments and/or Consultations: Your clients will appreciate the ease with which they can schedule appointments or consultations. Your sales team can utilize this feature to schedule appointments with clients and prospects, helping to get more business on the books.
  4. Push Notifications: Send exclusive messages directly to your clients’ phones. Push notification can utilize geo-fencing marketing technique to target clients based on their location.
  5. Merchandise or Invoicing: Build your own marketplace or integrate with your current online store. Customize your products and descriptions, accept payments in-app (set up shipping and taxes) and add an option for pick-up or virtual delivery, if your product is digital.
  6. Loyalty Programs: Even a B2B can benefit from creating a loyalty program rewarding repeat clients with incentives, coupons or promotional items.
  7. CMR System: Easily connect with, manage and contact clients. View your app’s user-base and their locations. Easily access all orders or see how users interact with your app.

The best way to develop a B2B mobile app is to thoroughly analyze your business and think creatively about what types of mobile app features will best serve you and your clientele.  Customizing and testing your mobile app will add true value to your B2B mobile marketing, creating a streamlined process for you and your clients.

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple, a full service advertising company in Delaware, are offering a chance to win a free mobile app for one lucky business through the end of June.

Will it be you?

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5 Reasons Your Delaware Retail Store Needs a Mobile App Now

5 Reasons Your Delaware Retail Store Needs a Mobile App Now

5 Reasons Your Delaware Retail Store Needs a Mobile App Now

Ecommerce has been making strides in the digital marketing industry, and it’s time for traditional retail stores to acknowledge it. Considering the digital era we live in now and how fast it changes, the shopping experience will only continue to evolve for both the shops and the customers. Needless to say, it’s only smart for retail businesses to face this problem sooner rather than later.

Do you want to stay ahead of your competitors? If your current mobile strategy doesn’t include Mobile Apps, it’s time to consider why. In today’s post, we’re sharing 5 Top Reasons Your Delaware Retail business absolutely needs a Mobile App.

 

5 Reasons Your Delaware Retail Store Needs a Mobile App:

  1. Personalized experience  A mobile app will not only enhance your customers’ in store experience, but also cater to the tastes and needs of each one of them. With an app, you can keep the customers informed about the latest inventory based on his/her interests. That’s added value to your relationship with the customer! Not to mention, it’s uber convenient, too.
  2. Increased Customer Engagement – Your relationship with the customers doesn’t have to be limited to the times they visit your store. Thanks to a Mobile App, you can offer special deals to your clientele, give them wishes on their birthday or other special occasions. All this engagement adds up and may result in impulse buys from the customers.
  3. Direct Marketing Channel – Unlike traditional marketing channels, Mobile Apps have a wider reach and can be integrated on multiple marketing sources. They also allow you to run flash sale campaigns that attract lot of sales these days. The biggest advantage? Your marketing campaign would run 24/7, so you can be visible to your costumers at all times!
  4. Personalized Loyalty Programs & Rewards – No better way to reward your users! Consumers are much more inclined to download and use your app if they know they’ll be rewarded. Also, the great thing about apps is the fact they give marketers the power to create a personalized rewards program based on the individual costumer.
  5. It’s fun. – Let your costumers be more interactive with your brand! There’s nothing better for branding than showing off your fun personality and let your customers relate.

 

Can you see how a mobile app for your Delaware retail business could come in handy? Mobile apps mean more awareness and reach for your business and which can result in more loyal customers and increase in sales.

Apps are handy, and the businesses around the world are taking notice of that more and more each day. What about your Delaware business – is it ready to embrace the mobile app revolution?

 

Check out some of the Retail Store Mobile Apps developed by Advertising Is Simple below.

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DB Tailors Mobile App developed by Advertising Is Simple Delaware

 

Want to win a FREE Mobile App for your Retail Store? They are giving away 1 fully developed app featuring up to 12 functionalities!

Check out this link for more information on how to enter.


 

Famous WSI Results and partner Advertising Is Simple are a full-service marketing agency located in Wilmington, Delaware, helping small to mid-sized businesses with all their digital marketing, radio and television advertising needs. Get in touch.

 

Famous WSI Results 302-407-0430

| info@FamousWSIResults.com