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Why You Should Make a Virtual Tour for Your Business

Why You Should Make a Virtual Tour for Your Business

Why You Should Make a Virtual Tour for Your Business

If this digital era taught us anything, it’s that first impressions are everything. This is why video content, going live on social media or a virtual tour that resides on your business website is one of the most powerful marketing tools these days.

Over the years, we’ve discussed how important video marketing is and how it can help your brand grow. Today, we want to take it a step further and talk about the benefits of a virtual tour and why you should consider investing in one for your business.

What is a Virtual Tour?

A complete 360° tour consists of several panoramic images which are edited and seamlessly connected into a single piece. While Google Street View can introduce you to the place’s exterior, a 360° virtual tour allows you to get inside.

 

Benefits of Making a Virtual Tour for Your Business

 

  1. Stand Out Among Competition – With the abundance of digital options to market your business these days, being able to stand out is what will get you noticed. Since not all businesses include a virtual tour as means to introduce potential customers to their brand yet, this is your chance to gain a competitive edge in your industry.
  2. First Impressions Matter – By adding a virtual tour on your Google My Business page, website or social media, you give your audience a visual idea of how your business looks and feels like before they even visit the actual location.
  3. Boost Your Local SEO – Optimized visual content ranks really well when it comes to search engine optimization. When you add a virtual tour to your website and local directories, you have a higher chance to stand out and get noticed online!
  4. Save Time and Money – Adding a virtual tour to your online presence is one of the most efficient and engaging ways you can market your business. It’s not only inexpensive but it’s also a great feature that will serve you for years to come!

The best thing about a virtual tour is that nearly any business can benefit from it. Whether you want to educate, engage, bring in more customers or simply build trust, this is a sure way to do so!

 

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. Get in touch.

 

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

 

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

 

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

How to Achieve Excellence in eCommerce and Expand Your Marketing Reach’

Grow Your Business By Selling Online

As the age of the internet progresses, we have all changed the way we shop over the last decade. Amazon’s steady rise as the eCommerce giant has highlighted that consumers are increasingly looking for the convenience of online shopping.

Why would we drive 30 minutes to a shopping mall to purchase an item that we don’t immediately need when with the simple click of a button, we can have that same item delivered at the same price or possibly even lower to our door within 2-3 days? That is why eCommerce is growing at 7 times the rate of brick-and-mortar stores.

Now is the time for traditional retail stores to combine the best of both worlds and step up their marketing efforts by selling online. Putting the right eCommerce platform in place by understanding your customer needs is imperative to creating a successful online business.

While the online competition is big, a small retail business has just as much chance at success online if it does its homework and puts into effect an optimized eCommerce site focused on conversions and offering an outstanding customer experience.

Watch our video on ‘How to Achieve Excellence in eCommerce and Expand Your Marketing Reach’

If you would like help setting up an eCommerce site in order to grow your business, get in touch:

MDoyle@FamousWSIResults.com | 302-407-0430 | www.FamousWSIResults.com