Here’s a suggestion: Draw up a list of the 30 most influential people in your marketplace. These people could include high quality prospective clients or maybe influential introducers; introducers are people who can recommend you to lots of buyers. Then, put a plan together that will allow you to EARN their attention. This targeted approach takes time, but the rewards are enormous. Don’t believe me? Okay, think how different your business would look, if you had already done this, and you could now pick up the phone talk to the most influential people in your industry! It’s a game-changer.
You might feel overwhelmed with all that you have to learn to make the most of this opportunity to market your business online. But you really have no choice but to get with the program—that’s where you’ll find your prospective customers.
Also, they launched a brand new Site Audit tool. They are still polishing it but it already gets some enthusiastic reviews. Unlike other tools, it does not just show you website errors and SEO issues and relevant recommendations. It lets you create your own issues and configurations for the site audit. I think it’s really great in the constantly changing environment of today’s SEO.
For example, some consumer have begun using ad blockers to prevent them from seeing ads while browsing websites (though Facebook is designed so that these technologies don’t work on their site). If people aren’t going to see your banner ads about your plumbing business, writing blog posts about common plumbing issues would be a good way to attract your target audience without relying on ads. It may be indirect, but content marketing works.
7. Bit.ly: A classic. Use it together with Google’s or HubSpot’s URL builder to make sure you track all your campaigns properly. It would be a shame if you couldn’t tell whether your social campaigns result in traffic and conversions or not.
It’s not breaking news. It’s not nonsense hashtags. Latest.is is an automatically generated list of interesting links on Twitter, surfaced through an algorithm that focuses on “the people that always tweet the best links – first” (no, it doesn’t tell you who they are).
Think of a blog as a tree trunk. Your individual blog posts are the branches that reach out into the corners of the internet and search engines. Users can find your branches and follow them back to your core site. That gives you a greater shot at leads and sales.
4. Locate your downloads folder and clean it out regularly. Whenever you download something from the internet it will be saved in your “downloads” folder. Many people don’t know that and they can never find what they’re trying to download. So they end up downloading 50 copies of the same file unaware that they are all being saved to their computer.
As you may know, influencer marketing is a worthwhile part of growing your brand’s reputation in the marketplace. With FollowerWonk, you can find relevant Twitter users n your niche, search bios, compare users, track followers, sort followers, and more.
“Authorship” is a Google product that allows you to claim authorship of content published on other domains and link it to your Google+ profile. When the search engine returns results, instead of a bland text link and a summary of the page, it will display a link to your Google+ profile and your profile picture. Through your profile you can generate traffic to your website and, by extension, to your dental practice. Here’s an example.
Annie, I can see why local online search results would be a major area of importance for online marketing. It seems like such an excellent way to increase awareness in your local area. I’d assume that this would work better for smaller businesses.