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featured snippets and Google update 2020

Latest Google Update & What You Have to Know About Featured Snippets

featured snippets and Google update 2020

As you know, regular Google updates are nothing short of unusual to see for a digital marketer. Last year, one of the biggest changes that affected website rankings across the board was definitely the https update and the SSL certificate requirement for all companies who were conducting business online. In 2020, Google is taking a closer look at Featured Snippets. 

What Are Featured Snippets? 

Featured Snippets are designed to provide a searcher with an answer that is relevant, concise and conveniently visible. Essentially, they provide every user with adequate solutions without having to click for specific results. If your website appears on top of Google searches, it’s called a position zero. Being in the center of searches is highly beneficial for getting organic traffic and thanks to featured snippets, in the past websites were able to appear on the first search page more than once. 

This year, Google is trying to declutter page one search results. In other words, URLs elevated to position zero with a featured snippet will no longer appear anywhere else on page one. This clean-up is known as deduplication. 

What does that mean for users? 

Quicker searches affecting in finding clean, relevant information. For marketers, this may not be the best news as it may limit the chances for higher organic traffic, click-through rates and more exposure.  

What can you do to alleviate the effect of these changes?  

Keep creating relevant, unique and interesting content! Focus on providing useful answers for all queries and don’t forget about voice search optimization! 

 

Need help?  

Contact Famous WSI Results today! We help small to mid-sized business owners who are too busy running their businesses to focus on their marketing and advertising efforts. We specialize in Internet, TV, 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.    

 

Get in touch: 

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

 

Digital Marketing Strategy in 2020

5 Steps to Figure Out Your New Digital Marketing Strategy in 2020

Digital Marketing Strategy in 2020

New year, new digital marketing strategy! Now that we’re halfway through the first month of 2020, it’s time to talk about your business. Analyzing your business is the first step to understanding your plan of action. 

Are you wondering where to start? Here’s what you need to take into consideration before you figure out the best digital marketing strategy for your business. 

 

5 Steps to Figure Out Your New Digital Marketing Strategy in 2020 

 

  1. Digital Audit – There’s always room for improvement and your business online presence is no exception. When was the last time you updated your website? How about your online directories? Taking care of your online properties strengthens your SEO, which results in generating more leads for your business!
  2. SEO Audit – This is when you determine which keywords bring you the most traffic or which web pages attract relevant traffic to your site. Tools like SEMrush work great to figure this out on a page by page level. Once you figure out the list of your best keywords, make sure to go over your meta titles, descriptions, headings and content for each webpage to see where you can improve.
  3. Content Audit – Think of your content as a marketing opportunity to reach your potential clients. What you put out there has a great power to take your clients from the awareness to the decision stage. Does your current content provide value, relevancy and include a call to action?
  4. Social Audit – What social media channels are you currently using? What type of engagement is your business getting? How about your followers and online reviews? Once you figure out which platforms are generating the most interactions, you will know what social media channels are worth your money and time.
  5. Insights Audit – Monitoring your website each month is crucial to know how your digital marketing efforts are supporting your business objectives. Free tools like Google Analytics are easy to use and the data they provide can help you make informed business decisions in the future.

As you can see, the first step to creating a comprehensive and successful digital marketing strategy in 2020 is looking at a big picture. Once you audit all of the mentioned avenues, you will have a better understanding how you can improve your strategy so your business can thrive! 

Need help? 

Contact Famous WSI Results today! We help small to mid-sized business owners who are too busy running their businesses to focus on their marketing and advertising efforts. We specialize in Internet, TV, 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.   

Get in touch:

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

 

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

 

How to Kickstart Search Engine Optimization for Your Local Business

How to Kickstart Search Engine Optimization for Your Local Business

How to Kickstart Search Engine Optimization for Your Local Business

There are many Search Engine Optimization tactics and at times it has frustrated even digital marketing professionals to determine which one of them work and which don’t. One thing is clear, though. Google is rewarding those websites that are optimized across the board for all types of devices including mobile and desktop.  

What local businesses need to realize is that an effective digital marketing strategy is a lot of various tools, of which the main ingredient is SEO that need to be implemented in a cohesive manner to achieve marketing harmony.  

Does your business website indicate a positive user experience at the moment? If you’re not sure, here are 5 SEO essentials that are sure to kickstart higher search rankings for your local business. 

 

How to Kickstart Search Engine Optimization for Your Local Business
 

  • Updating your local directories and verifying your site on online listings such as Google My Business, Yelp, and Manta. 
  • Having a secure website that loads quickly and is easy to navigate both on a desktop and mobile devices. 
  • Implementing meta data for each page and including ALT tags for each image. 
  • Establishing a sitemap to identify the type of website page. 
  • Consistently sharing wellwritten and original content that is valuable to readers. 

The bottom line is, you can get great results for your Delaware Business if you start using these 5 steps right away to attract more search traffic to your website 

 

Need help with Search Engine Optimization? 

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about how Famous WSI Results can help you rank your business higher in the search engines, get in touch. 

 

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

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

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:

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