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Directory Listings

How Claiming Directory Listings Can Help Your Company?

Directory Listings

Using online properties to effectively develop a stellar digital reputation is a marathon, not a sprint. Getting your house in order (your website, your social media accounts and online business directory listings) is a good place to start. Having a consistent and diverse reputation management plan will keep your business and brand on topic and on the positive side of your audience.  

However, ending there is not going to help you create the lead generation that will help you to grow your online presence. The key to marketing success is constantly updating, adapting, measuring, analyzing and tweaking your strategy to better optimize your results. 

While SEO is in a constant state of flex, it is something you cannot afford to overlook. There is a lot of factors to consider well before you claim your share of the marketplace. First, let’s discuss directory listings and how they play a big part of getting your business a great online presence. 

Directory Listings

If you want your company to rise in rankings on search engine results pages, take the time to claim your business directories as soon as possible. Think of it as yellow pages in a phone book. You want potential customers to know everything about your business in the most accessible way to get more leads. That’s why online directories are so important for your business.  

Things like your company address, phone number, email address and website link should be consistent and updated regularly so any potential customer or client can find your business right away. Some popular websites to list your company information include Google My Business, Manta, Yellow Pages, Yelp, Facebook, Bing Places and Better Business Bureau. 

Taking the time to claim your local business directory listings comes with many more benefits for your company. Besides helping your customers find you, you are also able to reach more people who are looking for specific services. How’s that for a FREE advertising opportunity? Yes, you read it right FREE, business directories are one of the most cost-effective marketing tools ever. 

 

Related: How to Kickstart Search Engine Optimization for Your Local Business

 

Needless to say, being properly listed in directories and using adaptive search engine optimization can be a game changer when trying to grow your business.  Your business needs to be found! 

At Famous WSI Results, we simplify the complicated process of managing and verifying directory listings that are pertinent to your industry and location. We also optimize the directory listings with targeted keywords, optimized images and video. 

If you have and questions or would like to find out more about how FWSIR can help you compete in the digital marketplace and manage your online presence, get in touch! 

 

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

 

Google My Business Service Feature

Are You Using Google My Business Service Area Feature?

Google My Business Service Feature

Looking to find more customers for your service-area business? Google is making it easier now for businesses that service a particular area to get discovered by consumers searching for services like theirs online in Google Maps and Search. 

Does your business serve customers within a specific service area? If the answer is yes, you should go ahead and update your Google My Business listing asap. Listing your service area helps let customers know where you’ll go to visit or deliver to them. 

Here’s who should be using the Google My Business Service Area feature: 

  • A business that visits or delivers to customers, but doesn’t serve customers at its business address (e.g. a cleaning service). 
  • A business that serves customers at its business address, but also visits or delivers to customers (e.g. a restaurant that also delivers food). 

How it works? 

You can set your service area based on a specific city, postal code, or other areas that you serve. However, it’s important to note that you can no longer set your service area as a distance (mile radius) around your business. If you previously did so, you won’t be able to edit it now. Instead, you’ll need to specify your service area by city, postal code, or other areas. 

Google My Business service area

 

Keep in mind the following when updating your Google My Business Listing: 

  • If you don’t serve customers at your business address, leave the address field blank and only enter your service area. 
  • If you serve customers at your business address but also have a service area, enter both your address and service area. 

 

Related Post: What are Google Brand Accounts and Why Should Have One

 

Need help managing your Google My Business listing? Contact Famous WSI Results today! We are your local Delaware digital marketing experts!  

 

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

 

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5 LinkedIn Business Tips to Use Now

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Over the years, LinkedIn has become a resourceful platform not only for individuals looking for work but also for businesses trying to market their brand. Since this specific medium has always been rooted in networking, its marketing potential turns out to be so valuable these days. 

Is your company actively present on LinkedIn? 

There are many ways you can market your brand online. Here’s how you can use LinkedIn, the largest business networking platform in the world, to increase your share of the marketplace:
 

5 LinkedIn Business Tips to Use Now

 

  1.  Complete and Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile – The first impressions are everything. Not to mention they affect your search ranking score. Do yourself a favor now and make sure your work experience is up to date so others can quickly find out about your company, products or services you have to offer. Don’t forget to add you company profile to the page as well! 
  2. Connect with Others – While you should link up with those you already know, LinkedIn is a networking platform so don’t shy away from accepting invites from new people! The more you expand your network, the more marketing opportunities you get! 
  3. Be Creative – There’s over 500 million active users on LinkedIn. Find a way to stand out! Write a compelling bio, share insightful articles, include videos from your business and don’t forget to include a call to action! 
  4. Pay It Forward – Recommending others can be the greatest thing that ever happened to your business. A good old ‘word of mouth’ is still a powerful way to provide testimonials while marketing your business at the same time! 
  5. Join Targeted Groups – LinkedIn groups are a great way to focus on your niche. Use them to connect with others, spread your message and brand your business! 

  

There you go! Use these 5 tips and take your LinkedIn Business profile to another level! If you need help managing your business account, don’t hesitate to contact Famous WSI Results.     

 

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

 

Pinterest Advertising

What You Should Know About Pinterest Advertising

Pinterest Advertising

If you own a business, you probably already understand how an established online presence can benefit your brand. Social media is not only a free tool for marketers and business owners that can be utilized to bring more brand awareness, but it can also be a vital element of any advertising efforts. 

Do you want to bring in more leads and get your products or services in front of the right eyes? Consider investing in Pinterest Advertising! Here’s how. 

 

What You Should Know About Pinterest Advertising

 

  1. Pinterest for Business – Before you do anything, make sure to switch your account to a business one so you can access specific features like analytics and the Ads Manager.
  2. Goal setting – What do you want people to do after they see your ad? Choosing your goal should be based on what’s most important to your business for this each campaign.
  3. Targeting – Take time narrowing down your ideal target. You should strive to reach the people on Pinterest who are most likely to show an active interest in your ads. Your targeting options can be determined by certain keywords, interests, demographics or placements. You can also use individual targets or combine multiple approaches.
  4. Budgeting – You can select a lifetime option if you want us to use your budget evenly in a chosen timeline. Pinterest will automatically adjust budgets based on how much there is left to deliver. If you select a daily approach, you will only use a specific amount you want to spend each day.
  5. Pin Success – You should promote Pins that are already doing well to reach even more people. Visit your Analytics board to see what’s performing well. Remember to ONLY promote content you own, and make sure every Pin links to a website. 

 

There you go! Use these 5 easy steps and take your Pinterest Advertising strategy to another level! If you need help managing your business account, don’t hesitate to contact Famous WSI Results!

 

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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.

 

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

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Are You a Potential Cybersecurity Victim?

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Do you know the status of your cybersecurity? How about that of your business? If you aren’t sure of the answers to these questions, you could be making a big mistake. One that may cost you sensitive information, or worse, the data of your clients.

You’ve seen the news recently: hacks and data breaches have resulted in millions of pieces of information getting stolen by cybercriminals. And here’s the hard truth about the data that nobody wants to talk about: the victims are never going to get it back.

Unfortunately, your fears aren’t unfounded. According to former FBI agent and friend of WSI, Scott Augenbaum, cybersecurity costs will reach 1 trillion dollars in five years – and it still won’t be nearly enough to stop cybercriminals!

There’s no denying it: navigating the digital world with caution and awareness is a necessity for businesses, both now and into the future. The only way to avoid becoming a cybercrime victim is by taking preventative measures. 

Cybersecurity eBook

If you want to protect your sensitive accounts and information – and the data of your clients and partners – this cybersecurity eBook can help you do that.

 

Download the WSI eBook: 

5 Cybersecurity Threats Your Business Can’t Afford to Ignore!

 

The primary goal of the 5 Cybersecurity Threats Your Business Can’t Afford to Ignore eBook is to amplify the message that cybersecurity is important for every business that uses digital technology. In addition to learning about the 5 cybersecurity threats you can’t afford to ignore, resource also includes:

  • A Cybersecurity Self-Check Test
  • A Password Creation System
  • Cybersecurity Do’s and Don’ts
  • A Basic Cybersecurity To-Do Checklist

We know the digital world can be a scary, confusing place sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be. With the tips, checklists and password creation system in the cybersecurity eBook, you and your business can once again feel safe using the power of the Internet and digital technology.

Download your copy now

If you have and questions or would like to find out more about how Famous WSI Results can help you avoid being a cybersecuriyt victim, get in touch.

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

 

dedicated landing page higher conversion

Here’s How a Dedicated Landing Page Can Get You More Leads

dedicated landing page higher conversion

Did you know creating a dedicated landing page for your advertising campaigns can lead to higher conversion rates? Website conversion centered on improving your current marketing materials and catering to your current clientele can really pay off.

If you’re here to find the answer on how to turn site visitors into paying customers, you came to the right place.  Here’s how to create a dedicated landing page for a successful campaign.

 

The Anatomy of a Landing Page That Converts

  • Cater to a specific goal and audience – Since each marketing campaign is different, your dedicated landing page should be too.
  • Have a single CTA – A clear call to action button can increase conversions by 62%! A well-designed landing page is much more likely to convert visitors into leads when there is one CTA (call-to-action) and less clutter.
  • Keep it simple – Confusion does not equal conversion. Potential customers will more likely leave the landing page before finalizing the deal if the page seems confusing or complicated.
  • Include video content – People are reading less and watching video more. By adding some short explainer videos to your landing pages, you stand to have a higher success rate.
  • Run A/B Testing – Measuring is an extremely important part of the process. Measure and test multiple landing pages for the same goal against each other – and then use the one that gets the best results!

Having the ability to focus visitor’s attention on the end goal and removing all distractions is every marketer’s dream. That’s why understanding the basic best landing page practices is so important!

Need help with creating a dedicated landing page? Contact us!

 

Famous WSI Results is 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.

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

2019 Voice Search Optimization

How to Master Voice Search Optimization in 2019

2019 Voice Search Optimization

Voice search has been making strides in the recent years and we’re not surprised. After all, it is a more convenient way for customers to find what they’re looking for online. Not to mention, it’s way quicker to ask your phone for an answer than it is to type it out. The more important question now is: have you incorporated voice search optimization into your SEO strategy yet?

If the answer is no, don’t wait any longer. According to ComScore, by 2020 50% of all queries are expected to be voice searches. More interestingly, 30% of searches will take place without a screen.

As a business owner or marketer, you probably wonder now what are the best ways to master voice search optimization this year? We have the answer.

How to Master Voice Search Optimization in 2019

  1. Focus on Question Phrases – Surely, voice queries contain conversational words and are longer but that doesn’t mean you need to use long-tail keywords in your content. Instead, think how your audience speaks about your business, products, and services to come up with the best keyword strategy.
  2. Answer the Public – Not sure what questions people are asking regarding your industry? Answer the Public is a great resource to use when working on your copy. Just make sure you’re including the question and the answer in your blog posts or company listings.
  3. Claim your Google My Business Listing – If you’re trying to target local customers, you need to make sure they can find you first. For example, when someone uses voice search to find an “ad agency in Delaware”, hopefully your business will come up thanks to the keyword strategy you have in place. However, if a potential customer wants to find ”ad agency near me”, this is where your claimed Google My Business listing can help. Make sure your business is up to date with correct address, contact info, open hours and website link to get the most out of local SEO benefits.
  4. Be Mobile-Friendly – Let’s be honest, attention spans are only getting shorter these days. Time to make sure your website is up to speed! Being mobile-friendly also includes easy navigation and clear web design. To check how your website is performing on mobile devices, you can use Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test Tool.
  5. Focus on Featured Snippets – You know those highlighted points on top of your search page? This is where you should aim to appear! This so-called “position zero” is a prime real estate for voice search. While there’s no definite answer on how to get there, you can certainly help it with your conversational tone and relevance of copy. This is why it’s so important to know what people are looking for! Remember to utilize Answer the Public platform when creating your content or working on your Google listing bio.voice search tips

Need help with voice search optimization?

Contact Famous WSI Results! Our mission is to increase our clientele’s brand online exposure through the use of proven SEO techniques and unparalleled customer service in order to create a greater ROI.

We are particularly vested in search engine optimization, mobile website design, and original content management in order to help our clientele claim their share of the marketplace.

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com

competitor analysis

Here’s Why Your Business Needs to Invest in Competitor Analysis

competitor analysis

Imagine this. It’s a new year and you are a small business owner. You are committed to taking your business to the next level and trying new marketing tools to achieve your goals. However, you are unsure of how much you should be spending. Should you run the risk of spending too little, causing yourself to be overpowered by your competitors with larger marketing budgets? Or what about the risk of overspending and a possibility of losing your leads to those who are quicker than you? This is where competitor analysis comes to play.

There is no exact science to what your business should be spending on marketing/ advertising, but through a thorough competitor analysis, you’ll have a good starting point.

 

COMPETITOR ANALYSIS

You may be wondering what exactly is a competitor analysis? In short, it is a report that is a compilation of what your competitors are doing online. Such research outlines their strengths and weaknesses, but most importantly, the opportunities and potential your business has to be successful in the digital realm.

If you’re still wondering whether your business needs to invest in a competitive analysis in 2019, here’s another good reason. Unless your competitors employ a dark web wizard who is able to hide all of their online actions (which I guarantee they do not), they are leaving a small digital footprint from which we are able to draw and interpret data from. We are also able to compile estimated search volume and bid prices for specific keywords on major search engines. Not to mention, generate an intelligent estimate as to what your competitors are spending on a monthly basis for certain keywords.

competition Analysis

Are you wondering how this helps you?

Well, with this data we are able to guide your marketing investment decision based upon what available marketing dollars you have. More simply put, we consider your available budget and suggest the route that is most beneficial for your business. This saves your business from failures such as getting caught in the middle of an unwinnable pay-per-click war with a competitor with a substantially larger marketing budget than you.

 

Ready to invest in your future?

Famous WSI Results is proud to offer a competitor analysis from now until 1/31/18 at half the cost! For $495, we will put forth our proven and tested practices towards giving your business the competitive edge it needs to take the next step in 2019.

 

Famous WSI Results | 302-407-0430 | info@FamousWSIResults.com