So you want a new website and you need to choose a content management system (CMS)—a software platform that lets you easily manage and run your website. You’ve heard a lot about choosing an “open-source” CMS, but what does that even mean, and why should you care?
Here at Web Solutions, we build countless websites. All of them have different designs and functionality, but most have four behind-the-scenes elements that we recommend including on every site. They're not flashy, but they're important. Here’s what they are and why we include them.
A landing page is used to convert visitors into leads by completing a transaction or collecting contact information. When you create a call to action on your website, a link in a marketing email, a social post, or a PPC ad, the goal should be to take people to a designated website page to learn more. Whether the action is purchasing a product, signing up for a free trial, downloading a report, or requesting more information, the role of the landing page is to turn interest into action.
When it comes to marketing, email rules. Studies show email is the best way to build brand awareness, acquire new customers, and get the most bang for your marketing buck. But like all marketing, you’ll be more successful if you know what you’re doing. To get the most out of your email marketing campaigns, avoid these common pitfalls.
Facebook is the biggest social network on the planet, with 1.23 billion people using it every day. And that’s a good thing, because Facebook can be an inexpensive, effective way to connect with your target audience and promote your brand.
Google Analytics is an incredibly useful tool that helps you understand your audience, track how visitors use your site, and gain insights to drive improvements. It can do a lot to help your business, but it can't do everything.
Here at Web Solutions, we make it a priority to use our blog to share our marketing knowledge with our clients, and the world in general. Anyone is welcome (encouraged!) to link to our blogs, but the bottom line is that the content we create belongs to us.
Successful content involves more than just finding the right topics and choosing the perfect words. To be effective, content must not only be interesting and well-written, it must offer a good user experience as well. Here’s how to make sure your content is delivering an excellent experience for your readers.
In marketing, everything comes down to knowing your audience. SEO, user experience, conversions, content marketing—no matter what marketing tactic you use, the more you know about your audience, the more effective you’ll be at engaging their interest and turning them into loyal customers. But how do you get to know your audience, exactly?