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legal compliance and user trust

What Does Legal Compliance and User Trust Mean in 2018? 

legal compliance and user trust

So far, 2018 has been a big year for enforcing legal compliance (GDPR) and user trust (HTTPS), which are both critical elements to running your business online these days. The important question to ask now is: When was the last time you updated your website? 

If lately you’ve been noticing less traffic and conversions, it’s time to make changes. Without these important updates to your website’s functionality, you’re doing your own business a disservice. Here’s what you need to take care of immediately. 

 

GDPR (legal compliance) 

The sooner you get your business GDPR compliant the better.  According to this regulation approved by the EU Parliament, any company in the world that stores or processes data of people who live in the European Union needs to be in compliance with GDPR by May 25th 2018. Otherwise, you might face hefty fines – up to $24million (20m Euros) or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is higher 

Now, how to get your business compliant with GDPR? First, assign someone on your team responsible for reading the provisions of the GDPR to fully understand the requirements and specific circumstances your business might be involved with. Then make sure all your employees are aware of the new laws.   

Bottom line is, you need to immediately update your Privacy Policy and have it visibly displayed and easily accessible on your website. See our example here.  

Next, you need to inform your online visitors of the cookies available on your website and give them a choice to opt in or out. 

It should look similar to this: 

user trust cookies

User Trust and Data Security 

Data security has been the top concern in 2018, and it all comes down to establishing and maintaining user trust. Google Chrome announced a lot of changes to their online functionalities, especially regarding old http websites. The question is: Have you implemented the SSL Certificate on your website yet? 

What is SSL Certificate? 

According to Go Daddy, a certificate serves as an electronic “passport” that establishes an online entity’s credentials when doing business on the Web. When an Internet user attempts to send confidential information to a Web server, the user’s browser accesses the server’s digital certificate and establishes a secure connection. 

4 Benefits of Upgrading Your Site to HTTPS

(what you see when you enter old http websites) 

 

In other words, if being authentic and making your customers feel well taken care of is your top priority, this update is crucial to running your business online. Trust, confidentiality, protection and better search (SEO) are some of the major benefits of upgrading your old http website to https.  

 

Need assistance with implementing all necessary changes to your website? Contact Famous WSI Results today! 

 

At Famous WSI Results, we look to partner with our customers to help make their advertising dollars go a long way. By implementing a few reputation-protection measures and taking the time to consciously monitor your online reputation, we lessen the chances of having to spend countless dollars cleaning up your reputation.

 

Get in touch:

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

 

facebook template

Choosing the Right Facebook Template for Your Business

facebook template

 

Managing a Facebook business page can be intimidating, but thankfully there is a certain feature that can guide you through this process. We’re talking about a Facebook Template! Choosing the right one for your business can be detrimental to capturing leads, so make sure you give it some thought before you start setting up your business page. 

If you’re a Facebook Business Page admin or manager, you probably received one of these messages from Facebook recently:

 fb template update

The primary benefit of updating your current template to the one that suits your business the most, is the fact your customer will have a better understanding of what you have to offer as soon as they land on your page. 

If right now you’re not sure what Facebook template is best for your business, here’s a breakdown of each option.

Facebook Templates 

 

  • Standard Template 

Good for all Page types, with buttons and tabs to help showcase what’s important to you. 

  • Services Template 

Designed to help people find your services and get in touch. Recommended for most businesses. 

  • Business Template 

Designed to help you manage your business, including ways to post jobs and special offers. 

  • Shopping Template 

Designed to showcase products and make it easy for people to shop online. 

  • Video Page Template 

Designed to showcase video content on your page. 

  • Politicians Template 

Designed to help politicians reach their supporters and communicate their message. 

  • Restaurants & Cafes Template 

Designed to highlight photos and important info about your menu, hours and location. 

  • Venues Template 

Designed so you can highlight useful info like your venue’s hours, location and upcoming events. 

  • Nonprofit Template 

Designed to highlight your cause and encourage people to fundraise and donate to your nonprofit. 

  • Movies Template 

Designed to highlight show times for your audience. 

 

Want your customers to connect with your business faster and more easily? 

If you haven’t updated your Facebook templates before August 23rd, 2018, don’t wait any longer with making any necessary changes. The process is easier than you might think! Once applied, you will not only enhance the user’s experience but also make sure your business mission is loud and clear. 

Need help? Contact our social media experts at Famous WSI Results!

 

At Famous WSI Results, we look to partner with our customers to help make their advertising dollars go a long way. By implementing a few reputation-protection measures and taking the time to consciously monitor your online reputation, we lessen the chances of having to spend countless dollars cleaning up your reputation.

 

Get in touch:

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

6-Teachable-Networking-Tips

6 Teachable Networking Skills to Use at Your Next Business Event

6-Teachable-Networking-Tips

Networking may not be your favorite thing to do, but it sure does prove great results when done right! Such opportunity to make new connections whether just on a personal or business level should be treated as privilege, not a chore.  

If networking makes you feel uncomfortable, here are 6 attainable ways to make your next business event a success. 

 

6 Teachable Networking Skills

 

  1. Don’t just hang out with the people you already know. Yes, making connections with strangers may be out of your comfort zone but nothing good will ever happen for your business if you stay in your own bubble. To ease into networking at the business event, find someone who’s standing alone and make them feel special by starting a conversation. Typically, high-traffic areas such the bar or food table are great for networking.
  2. You’re not there to do business. Networking is a social and business gathering but you’re not there to just sell your products or services. Make sure to establish a relationship first so you can hopefully gain long-term clients in the future.
  3. Focus on 2-3 quality interactions. Listen when you join a conversation, then show you were listening by asking follow up questions. Make it about them, because it shows you care about making a meaningful interaction.
  4. Give more than take. You’re not there to just collect the business cards, so make sure you get to know people and leave a good lasting impression about you and your business. Ask questions and how you can help the people you’re talking to rather than making it all about yourself.
  5. Make notes on business cards. If you’re having trouble remembering people, write down important facts or things they mentioned on the business card they gave you. It will help you remember next time you see each other or when having a phone follow up.
  6. Set up at least one quality follow up meeting. Do it within the first 48 hours of meeting before they completely forget about you. 

 

Whether you follow our networking tips or not, make sure you don’t go to your next business event without a plan. Your goal should be to make meaningful interactions and earn an opportunity to meet again. Will the people you give your business cards to become your potential clients? You won’t know unless you try! 

 

If you’re a business owner in Delaware or Philadelphia area who needs more business coaching and networking tips, join Joe White at the monthly Goldmine Network Lunch in Wilmington, DE. There is no charge to attend and plenty to learn!

 

At Famous WSI Results, we look to partner with our customers to help make their advertising dollars go a long way. By implementing a few reputation-protection measures and taking the time to consciously monitor your online reputation, we lessen the chances of having to spend countless dollars cleaning up your reputation.

 

Get in touch:

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

Online Reputation Management

Online Reputation Management Elements + Client’s Success Story

Online Reputation Management

Many businesses never even think about their online reputation management. This is a costly mistake because one negative review, if not addressed, can have a huge impact on a company’s revenue.

Let’s be real, every brand comes across a disgruntled customer at some point. In the old days before the Internet and social media, it was easier to contain bad service or faulty product complaints. The conversations were usually held privately and as long as both parties came to an agreement and felt that the solution was fair, that was the end of it. However, nowadays your company’s online reputation is of intrinsic value to your business and should be nurtured.

Dealing with negative reviews online is just one way to proactively manage your brand’s reputation. Below are all the steps equally important when trying to influence customers feedback:

Online Reputation Management

So how can we make a difference working with your business? Watch this video of one of the WSI’s client success stories to better understand how we can help you!

 

Online Reputation Management (Client Success Story)

 

 

At Famous WSI Results, we look to partner with our customers to help make their advertising dollars go a long way. By implementing a few reputation-protection measures and taking the time to consciously monitor your online reputation, we lessen the chances of having to spend countless dollars cleaning up your reputation.

Get in touch:

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

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6 Tips for Using Pinterest For Business

Pinterest for Business Advertising Is Simple

If you’re an online creator, we hope you already recognize the big potential and opportunities that Pinterest for Business can bring to your brand. Using this platform as part of your social media strategy is a huge advantage! Why? Because besides the obvious – traffic and website clicks, Pinterest is also a great platform to upsell your products!  

Want to know how to get your products or services in front of the right eyes? Keep reading for 6 best practices on using Pinterest for business. 

 

6 Tips for Using Pinterest For Business 

 

  1. Set up a Business Account. This is where the magic happens! Once you convert your regular account to a business one, you will get the access to all the analytics you’ll need. 
  1. Include a call to action in your bio. Any time you get the opportunity to share an opt-in or a link to a special deal you’re currently running, take it!  
  1. Use Boards to target your audience. If you didn’t know that before, it’s time to cleanup your boards a bit. Your Pinterest page should resemble exactly what your business can do for the people that end up pinning your content. 
  1. Design shareable pins. It’s always worth taking a bit of time designing pins that are shareable! What does that mean? Good design elements (not too crowded), catchy titles and most importantly – a vertical shape – the longer the better. 
  1. Utilize appropriate keywords and hashtags. You should know that Pinterest is a search engine and should be treated as such. Take time looking up what phrases in your niche people search for to determine which ones will work best for your business. 
  1. Keep an eye on your analytics page. Once again, this is where you’ll find out what your dream audience looks like, what content they pin the most and what areas you should focus on! 

There you go! 6 easy yet oh so rewarding steps for taking your Pinterest for Business to the next level. If you need help managing your business account, don’t hesitate to contact Advertising Is Simple. 

 

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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

10 Marketing Tips for Using Facebook Live

10 Marketing Tips for Using Facebook Live

10 Marketing Tips for Using Facebook Live

In light of all the Facebook algorithm changes that were recently announced, there’s one thing you can do now as a business to better market yourself on this social media platform. Get on Facebook Live. 

While we understand doing Facebook Live videos/ chats may be intimidating at first, we cannot stress enough how important it is to use this feature to your advantage. By doing so, not only will your business get ahead of the others, but you will also be able to connect with your audience/ customers in a way you’ve never done before. 

So where do you start? We’ve compiled the best 10 tips for using Facebook Live, so you can get on it as soon as possible! 

10 Marketing Tips for Using Facebook Live

 

  1. Make people aware of when you’re going live ahead of time.

    Teasers are proved to bring higher engagement, so make sure your audience knows exactly when you’re going to broadcast. Don’t forget to check your Facebook insights to determine what’s the best time to reach your people or better yet, do a poll and ask them directly!

  2. Promote, promote, promote.

    Don’t let people forget about the upcoming live session! Make sure you boost some posts or run a Facebook ad about the event. Don’t want to spend money on promotion? Change the Facebook cover on your business page for the one with all the FB Live details and cross promote on other channels/ website/ newsletter.

  3. Write a compelling description before going live.

    Let people know why you’re going live and what you’ll be covering ahead of time.

  4. Go live with a strong WIFI connection.

    There’s nothing worse than losing touch during a live session or breaking up and not getting your point across. ALWAYS make sure you have a great Internet connection before you’re going live.

  5. Ask your viewers to follow you to receive notifications when you go live. 

    Facebook Live tips

  6. Once you’re live, acknowledge your viewers frequently.

    Say hello to commenters by name and to respond to their comments.

  7. Be authentic.

    Going live is a great opportunity to see the face behind the brand, so make sure you live a great impression! The more comfortable you feel in front of the camera, the better your connection will be. That’s why it’s important to practice your talking points before the live session.

  8. Broadcast for longer periods of time to reach more people.

    The longer you’re live, the more likely people are to discover and share your video with their friends on Facebook. Also, don’t get straight to the point once you’re live because your audience might be tuning in late. The minimum time you should be live is 10 minutes, but you can go up to 4 hours at a time.

  9. Be creative and go live often.

    That’s the best way to keep your audience engaged.

  10. Optimize Your Live Recording.

    You’re worried not enough people tuned in to your live stream? Facebook Live videos are immediately archived, so you’ll most likely get more views later on. To keep the interest, add a comment after the live event thanking everyone for watching. Make sure you encourage further comments and follow -up questions to get more news feed activity and engagement. Ask your audience to share the archived copy of the video that will be in the timeline.  

 

The bottom line is, using Facebook Live should be fun for both you and your audience! It’s really the best way to show your audience behind the scenes and to give them a chance to connect with your business on a more personal level. There’s really nothing better you can do to better market your business in this space! 

Have you ever used Facebook live before? Tell us about your experience! 

 

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

 

 

What are Google Brand Accounts and Why Should Have One

What are Google Brand Accounts and Why Should Have One

Google Brand Accounts

 

There’s no denying that Google likes to constantly improve its formula in order to stay relevant and bring its users the best search results possible.  

While that kind of commitment to excellence surely is applaudable, it also means we need to keep abreast of every change Google suggests. That is if we want to get the most out of this platform. 

So, what’s new with Google lately? If you haven’t heard about the new feature called Google Brand Accounts, we’re here to tell you all about it.

What Is a Google Brand Account? 

First of all, a Google Brand Account is NOT to be confused with Google+ pages or Google My Business. 

With this new special kind of account for your business or brand, you can publish posts in Google My Business, which appear immediately under your Google Listing in the right-hand corner.   

what-is-Google-Brand-Account

You can use certain Google services (e.g. Google+, Google My Business, YouTube) with your Brand Account to create an online presence. If you ask us, that’s really an excellent tool for building SEO and promoting brand specials! 

These services can help your business or brand communicate, connect, and share important information with customers and fans.

How Brand Accounts differ from regular Google Accounts?

A Google Brand Account can have multiple owners and people who manage it. You and others can jointly manage a Brand Account through your own Google Accounts. You don’t need a separate username or password for it. 

In addition, to manage who can see and interact with your content, it’s important to make sure you adjust each service’s settings. 

 

Needless to say, if you still haven’t taken advantage of what Google Brand Accounts have to offer, don’t wait any longer! If you need more information regarding the set up and maintenance, please visit this link or call us for help! 

 

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

 

 

  

How To Get Your Videos Ranked on YouTube

How To Successfully Rank Videos on YouTube

How To Successfully Rank Videos on YouTube

Every video content creator or marketer at some point dreams of one thing – to rank videos on YouTube. But did you know 60% of YouTube views come from Google searches? Since Google is the world’s largest search engine plus it owns YouTube, successfully getting your videos ranked on Google will ultimately get it ranked on YouTube as well. 

Ready to learn how to get there? Here are some tips of getting your videos ranked on YouTube. 

 

How To Successfully Rank Videos on YouTube

 

  1. Keyword relevancy – This may sound almost too obvious but your video has to be about what the viewers want to see. Use only one keyword per title – any more may dilute your chances of getting found and ranked by Google.   
  1. Authority –  It means you’re generating enough videos in a certain field for you to become a go to source of knowledge in that matter. How to establish yourself as authority? Try waking up early and making 5+ videos in your related field.  Then release one video each week one the same day and at the same time to generate traffic and followers.   
  1. Engagement – Google wants to see engagement with your video preferably within the first hour of publishing your content. This mean receiving likes, dislikes, comments and shares counts toward your engagement rates.  Don’t worry about a bad comment, they can sometimes increase your engagement more than a good comment! This is due to the amount of additional comments that tend to follow a bad comment, by other viewers either agreeing with them or defending your recently published content. Makes sense? 
  1. Uploading – The way you upload your video to YouTube is also important to your video getting ranked. You want your primary keyword, which is your video’s title, listed at the top of the description. Beneath it, include your website’s full URL, making it as easy as possible for viewers to get to your website. Then create a description, 200-400 words stating what your video is about. Following your description is a great place to add a call to action.  You then want to list your name, your company’s name, website, and social media links.  

 

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 with ranking your videos on YouTube, 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.

 

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