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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

Here Are Our 2019 Digital Marketing Predictions

Here Are Our 2019 Digital Marketing Predictions

Here Are Our 2019 Digital Marketing Predictions

Can you believe it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018? As we close in the fourth quarter, we can’t help but reflect on this part year. There was surely a lot going on in the digital marketing world! From Google Chrome security updates, Facebook and Instagram algorithm changes to rise of new smart technology, we can’t wait to see what 2019 digital marketing tactics are going to trend!

Speaking of the new year, do you have your new marketing strategy in place? If you still haven’t thought of new digital marketing trends that 2019 might bring, here are our predictions: 

 

2019 digital marketing trends to watch out for: 

 

  1.  Optimize Content for Voice Search – Now is the time to brainstorm new keyword strategies that will cater to all those customers who love using the latest smart technologies (Alexa, Siri) in their search queries.
  2. Diversify Your Content Strategy – In the past year, digital creators and marketers focused more on long-form content (+2,000 words) to rank higher in search. However, it’s been proven that blogs or articles don’t have to be long to be considered valuable. That’s why it’s good to focus on both short and long-form pieces in the new year, so you can cater to those with shorter attention spans as well.
  3. Consider Influencer Marketing – This form of marketing/ advertising will only continue to grow in the next year. Partnering with influencers and content creators to promote your products or build brand awareness is an excellent and effective way to organically reach more valuable customers.
  4. Produce More Video Content – Video is already getting a boost in search from all voice queries, so don’t neglect it in 2019. Producing video content is a great way to liven up your marketing strategy!
  5. Invest in Chatbots – According to Forbes, research “predicts that the chatbot industry will grow significantly as enterprises are enabled to substantially reduce operating costs”. Needless to say, consider investing in this kind of a 24/7 customer service representative to take your business to the next level in 2019.

 For more on the future of marketing, please read this WSI article. 

 

Can you see these digital marketing trends to grow in popularity in 2019? What are your predictions? We would love to hear your thoughts! 

 

Do you want to take 2019 by storm?  

Contact Famous WSI Results! Our mission is to increase our clientele’s brand awareness through the use of proven marketing techniques and unparalleled customer service in order to create a greater return on your investment.

We specialize in internet, television, and radio advertising, and are particularly vested in search engine optimization, website design, mobile website design, pay-per-click campaigns, 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

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 easier? 

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

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

5 Benefits of a Good Website Design

5 Benefits of a Good Website Design

5 Benefits of a Good Website Design

Did you know investing in a good website design early on is one of the smartest things a business can do? Why? Because there’s no better way to quickly inform your customers who you are, what you do and how you do it better than your competition.  

Research shows that a user/ potential customer can form an opinion about your online presence in about .05 seconds once the page loads. That means what they see online can either make or break your business! If a well-designed website is not you first and foremost marketing tool at the moment, we’re here to tell you it’s time to change your approach! Here’s 5 more reasons why a good website design is important for your business growth: 

 

5 Benefits of a Good Website Design

 

  1.  Better Branding. In simple words, your website should act as an extension of your brand. To leave a lasting impression on your visitors, invest in a professional looking website with clear call-to-actions for potential customers. Also, keep in mind that if your web presence doesn’t transfer to a good experience on mobile devices, about 50% of your visitors will most likely think you don’t care about them. 
  2. Higher Google ranking. By creating a responsive and mobile-friendly website, you will have greater success in reaching more potential customers. Implementing SEO and creating quality content tells a search engine like Google that your website is relevant, therefore more people need to see it. Result? Higher rankings!
  3. Data-Driven Results. Use Google Analytics (for free) to learn how your users are interacting with your company’s website and then improve their experience accordingly. Trust us, your website will prove invaluable in providing data about your customers and their buying behaviors! 
  4. 24/7 Accessibility. With the help of a good website design, business owners are able to create a user-friendly and welcoming online environment where visitors can get useful information any time of the day. 
  5. Better Customer Service. One last thing to remember when it comes to a good website design is that it should be all about the user! That means easy navigation, clean layout, visible contact information, up to date links and of course, quality content. Your clientele will NOT be impressed with a dated and poor functioning website! Remember, first impression counts! 

 

As you can see, a good website design has the potential of becoming the most effective marketing and branding material your business can use.  

 

RELATED POST: 7 Steps to Making Your Website a Success

 

Are you ready to invest in a good website design? 

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