Posted on: January 9, 2021

Is your website getting forgotten about?

At present, there are so many different things that a business is having to content with that it is easy for the website to be forgotten about. If the website does not directly generate sales or is only a very small part of your sales then you may think that it is not all that important to keep it up to date, but this is incorrect. Many mor people are now using the internet to find products abs services they want and if they arrive on a site and the information is out of date they may not bother staying in the site. If the business has a number of people working for it the. You may want to designate one person that is responsible for updating the website. It may be that if you have no one available to do this or if the updates are complicated, you outsource it to a third part web agency to manage for you. Make sure you are adding new and relevant content as often as possible as this will ensure that the search engine such as Google revisit and crawl the site again. You may not want to keep changing you home […]

Posted on: December 8, 2020

Mobile marketing continuing to boom

Although many businesses have been hit hard by the Covid outbreak, mobile marketing is still seen as a great way to build your brand and encourage sales. Now more than ever, mobile marketing is really proving it’s worth and 49% of professionals are allocating more than a quarter of their marketing budget in to mobile marketing. Many expected to see a huge increase in the amount of money spent on mobile marketing year on year but with many businesses having to make huge cut backs, marketing in all areas has received a dent. It has been important to interact with potential abs existing customers in a socially distanced way, and mobile marketing is the perfect platform for this. With any investment, it is important to track your return and this should be easily done through statistics. If you use a third party or send out your mobile marketing messages or ads then they should be able to tell you how many people have clicked ok it abs then how many have gone on to make a purchase or an enquiry. This information is vitally important as it will allow you to make informed decisions on how to continue.

Posted on: November 8, 2020

How a new website can affect your rankings

Having a new website can be an exciting time but it can also be worrying especially if you currently have some great rankings. Launching a new site can see a temporary dip in your search engine rankings but this should come up again quite quickly once the site had been reindexed. The problems occur when there are parts of the site that are not working correctly or page redirects and permissions have not been set up as they should. If for example a robots file has been set up on the server asking the search engines not to index the site due to it being in development, and this file is not update when the site goes live you may find that the majority if not all of your URL’s do not get indexed. If they are not indexed then they will not show up in the search engine results pages and therefore your rankings will drop down. This can often be seen in a sudden drop in traffic to. Although this is easy to rectify, it is not easy for you to get Google or the other search engines to revisit the site. You can request this but it […]

Posted on: October 22, 2020

How to interact with your customers during the Covid pandemic

For many businesses’ owners, Covid has put a lot of pressure on them especially if they have had to restrict how and when they can do business. They may have mad to half their workforce in order to comply with social distancing or they may have had to shut shops or limit the number of people coming in. all of this will affect turn over and profits. If you are in this position then you need to ensure that you are doing everything possible to still be able to communicate with your customers and make it easy for them to buy your products and services. If you can, you should set up an online shop to sell from. This will limit the amount of contact you need to have with the customer and may mean that the sales process can still be completed easily if you have people working from home. People may be concerned about shopping online so be sure to give them reassurances such as free returns or fast delivery. This is likely to entice more people in to using your site. BE sure to give them multiple ways of contact you, so if your phone lines are […]

Posted on: September 30, 2020

Are videos useful for advertising products and reviews?

Video is being used more and more to advertise products or services, show people around your business premises or to show reviews / testimonials from previous customers. With face to face contact being educed now more than ever due to Covid, companies are looking for other ways in which they can communicate with their customers and video is one of them. Many initially discussions are being done over the phone or through video and even after a purchase has been made, video can still be used to gain feedback. If you have a product that you want to show in use, or a service which you can easily show the advantages of then video is a great way to do that. Many clothing websites are now putting catwalk videos on their website to really show customers how the clothing looks when it is on and how it flows when you are moving around. Another way to use video on your website is for reviews and testimonials. If you can get some of your customers send you a quick video, this can be uploaded on the website for others to view and is more likely to be viewed than a big […]