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Here's why Your HTTP Website Losing Traffic

Here’s why Your HTTP Website Is Losing Traffic

Here's why Your HTTP Website Losing Traffic

In the past years, security in the digital space has become a prominent concern among online creators and consumers. More recently, we’ve seen new GDPR compliance requirements as well as many Google Chrome updates issuing security warnings to those who manage http websites collecting some sort of customer data. If you’re one of the web owners  who still haven’t upgraded to HTTPS, you may want to reconsider. Here’s why. 

According to Search Engine Journal, Google Chrome will show a prominent “Not Secure” message in the browser bar starting in October 2018. After October 2018 Chrome and likely all other Chrome based browsers will display enhanced security warnings that may create higher bounce rates for your site and concomitantly lower sales and conversions.

 

Benefits of Purchasing a SSL Certificate

 

These days, there’s nothing more important to your brand than being authentic and making your customers feel well taken care of. That is why security of their private information should be your top priority when managing your online business.  

When the SSL Certificate is implemented on your website, it establishes an online entity’s credentials for doing business on the Web. Such action promotes trust, protection, confidentiality and also, better ranking of your business in Google search. Win win! 

 

Ready to upgrade your HTTP Website?  

 

At Famous WSI Results, we are offering implementation on every page and handling redirects for $249 until July 31, 2018 (regular price: $299).*SSL Certificate fee not included – must be purchased by the client separately. 

Have more questions about the SSL Certificate and upgrading to HTTPS? Do not hesitate to ask! We are here to help you implement any necessary changes to your website. 

 

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 Advertising Tips

Tips for Using Facebook Advertising

Facebook Advertising Tips

Over the years, Facebook has proven to be the top social media platform to use for marketing and advertising purposes. Many businesses today know that by sharing relevant, engaging content, they can reach and build organic relationships with potential customers.

While there’s many ways you can use Facebook for your business, probably the most powerful and rewarding feature to focus on is Facebook Advertising. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss how to leverage Fb Ads in order to get the best return on your investment.

 

Facebook Advertising Tips

 

  • Target the Right Audience – Depending on the ad you create, you can reach millions of people but it doesn’t mean much if you don’t target the right audience. To determine who might want to engage with your content the most, look into Facebook’s Audience Insights. Make sure you pay attention to what other pages your target audience likes, what are their interests, job titles and what platforms they are engaging on.

 

  • Design an Appealing Landing Page Getting potential customers to click on your ad is just a start. Making sure they want to stay on your site to sign up for the offer is another thing. If you’re serious about getting good results from your Facebook Advertising campaign, design an appealing landing page that will make the deal so irresistible, the targeted audience would feel like missing out if they didn’t go for it. Things to remember when designing an appealing landing page: know your campaign’s goal (lead generation, sales, brand awareness, etc.), include engaging visuals, stay on brand and get rid of any distractions.

 

  • Look into Lead Ad Advertising – With Facebook Lead Ad targeting, you can reach the people most likely to be interested in your business and submit your form, so you can efficiently reach high-quality leads on Facebook. By clicking your lead ad, customers will see a form that’s already filled with info they’ve shared with Facebook—like their name, number, or email. Once you capture your leads, you can use the contact info to create Custom Audiences and Lookalike Audiences to remarket and find new customers.
    FB Lead Ads

 

  • Create an Eye-Catching Image – When you’re designing a Facebook Ad image, you have to meet certain requirements in order for the content to be approved. That’s because Facebook wants your content to stand out among others. To create an appealing image, don’t overcrowd it with a text copy (use Text Overlay Tool), look beyond the stock photo and always keep it on brand (colors, fonts, message, landing page, etc.)

 

  • Utilize Video in Your Facebook Ads – Video seems to hold a special place in the Facebook’s feed, so don’t be afraid to use it to your advantage! Video content has proven to bring better results and it’s simply because people love to watch vs. Read. If you’re able to grab your potential customer’s attention within the first 3-4 seconds, you’re golden.

 

  • Monitor Your Campaign and Adjust It in Real Time. – Don’t wait until the ad is over. Make sure to check your results frequently to ensure you’re getting the most out of the money you invested. If the existent campaign is not resonating with your audience, optimize your call to action or update your audience targeting requirements to reach the right people.
     

For more tips on using Facebook for business,

check out our tips and trick here. 

 

As a business, you can leverage Facebook to not only engage with your existing customers, but also to get a better ROI of your future campaigns. Have you started using your marketing budget on Facebook Advertising yet? If not, you’re missing a great opportunity!  

 

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

 

How to Prepare Your Business for GDPR

How to Prepare Your Business for GDPR

How to Prepare Your Business for GDPR

In case you haven’t heard, May 25th is the official date by which all businesses need to be ready to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What is GDPR? It’s a regulation approved by the EU Parliament in April 2016, which applies to any company anywhere in the world that stores or processes data of people who live in the European Union. If your business is not in compliance with GDPR by May 25th 2018, you might face hefty fines – up to $24million (20m Euros) or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is higher. / Read more about it here.

Why GDPR? 

This legislation intends to protect the data privacy for EU citizens and create consistent data privacy laws across Europe. If you’re already following the rules of the Data Protection Act (DPA), then you’re on the right path. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss How to Prepare Your Business for GDPR.

GDPR checklist

GDPR compliance list for businesses

Source: WSI World

Data Retention 

Speaking of data collection, it’s also worth mentioning the Google Analytics Data Retention controls. This feature gives you the ability to set the amount of time before user-level and event-level data stored by Google Analytics is automatically deleted from Analytics’ servers. These settings will not take effect until May 25, 2018, so you still have time to choose how long (from 14 months and up) Analytics retains data before automatically deleting it. 

  

Is your Business GDPR Complaint? 

Bottom line is the sooner you get your business GDPR compliant the better. To get you started, 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.  

Privacy Policy update deal

 See an example of  a Privacy Policy here.

 

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

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.   

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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

 

 

  

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What To Expect from New Facebook Algorithm

It’s a fact. Whether we like it or not, social media is in constant flux. More often than not, those changes affect the way marketers go about their digital marketing strategies. In other words, if you want to be successful in this business, you must stay on top of the ever-changing industry trends.

Speaking of changes, if you’re one of the over 2.13 billion monthly active Facebook users, you probably already heard of the big announcement Mark Zuckerberg made last month regarding new Facebook Algorithm. If somehow you missed it, below is the full copy of the statement responding to the major News Feed update. 

New Facebook Algorithm

Facebook Algorithm changes

 

The question you’re probably asking now is how does the Facebook Algorithm actually work? Here’s the best way to explain it:

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Screenshot from the Social Media Marketing World keynote session. Watch the full presentation here.

Well, if you remember the times when everything you posted on the platform was shown to your audience chronologically, we hope you know that’s a thing of the past. These days, Facebook News Feed is NOT based on time anymore. Instead, it’s all about the CONTENT you share. But not just any content… 

Part of the new Facebook Algorithm strategy is to spark meaningful conversations among people, aka your audience/ page followers. In order to do so, Facebook now wants you to only post content that’s relevant and valuable. What it essentially means is that businesses need to rethink their digital marketing strategies and don’t solely focus on promoting a product or service they want to sell. What they should do is forget the numbers and shift their focus onto meaningful community involvement instead. 

If you’re just trying to get a grasp of all the new Facebook Algorithm changes, we recommend watching this great Social Media Marketing World keynote session. During his presentation, Michael Stelzner, founder of Social Media Examiner and host of the Social Media Marketing podcast (also worth checking out), reveals in further detail how marketers should respond to the latest Facebook news and shares the hottest trends in social media based on brand new research from over 5,700 marketers.

 

WATCH: https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/smmworld/sample/ 

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Some important takeaways from the Social Media Marketing World keynote session: 

 

  1. Post a mix of good content – don’t link just to your own website. 
  2. Post content that’s relevant and sparks meaningful conversations. 
  3. Educate, entertain and inspire but don’t spam. Less is more. 
  4. Shift focus on Community Development not numbers. 
  5. Invest in Paid Advertising. 
  6. Utilize “See First” feature. 
  7. Use Live Video consistently. 

  

If you’re a business or a digital marketer who uses Facebook as part of your marketing strategy, we would love to hear your thoughts on this Facebook algorithm news! 

 

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 You Should Know About SEO if You Want Your Business to Thrive Online

What You Should Know About SEO if You Want Your Business to Thrive Online

What You Should Know About SEO if You Want Your Business to Thrive Online

If you own a business and know the importance of digital marketing, you probably already heard of SEO. It is a common expectation these days that Search Engine Optimization (SEO), if implemented right, will undoubtedly drive sales to your business.

Well, as digital marketers dealing with SEO tactics in daily basis, we’re here to tell you why that’s not always the case. Since SEO is one of the single most misunderstood elements of a maintaining a good website, in today’s post, we’d like to share a few fantastic industry insights from Sam Von Tobel, the author of 3 Common, Yet Unrealistic SEO Expectations article written for roundpeg.biz.

 

What You Should Know About SEO if You Want Your Business to Thrive Online

 

1. You will find much more success targeting less frequently used, niche keywords.

“Finding your way to the top of page one is a lofty goal that takes lots of time and effort. You give yourself a much better chance of rising through the ranks if you commit to generating relevant and high-quality content and have the patience to let your website grow.” Read more here.

2. If increasing sales is truly your goal, your focus shouldn’t be on SEO.

“With the misconception of SEO creating visibility also comes the assumption that visibility equals sales. More people are coming to your website, so that means they are going to buy from you, right?Wrong. Your landing pages not only need to be attractive, the content needs to be fresh and engaging and needs to drive action, whether it’s tempting them with more information with a click of a button, a free demo or providing them with something of value like a whitepaper or download. Read more here.

3. SEO is never “done.”

“SEO algorithms are pretty intricate and sometimes hard to get a grasp on. One thing that is certain, however, is that search engines definitely give preference to new, high-quality content. Constantly adding to your website, adding more content with the keyword or keywords you prioritize is the most consistent way to keep you ahead of the SEO game. That’s just one of the many reasons we emphasize the importance of blogging.” For more tips, go here.

As you can see, implementing SEO can be wonderful for your business – IF you have the right expectations. As a marketing agency in Delaware, we consistently stay up-to-date on the most effective methods of SEO, that’s why we call it Adaptive SEO. What works today, may not work a few months down the road. We monitor your advertising results through A/B testing and in depth analytics to get you the highest rate of return on your advertising dollars.

Need help with SEO? Contact us today!

 

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