When’s the last time you made a purchase based solely on a written description of an item, without seeing at least a picture of it? If you want a particular haircut, are you more likely to try to describe it in detail to your hairdresser, or simply bring a photo to your appointment?
If your small business has a verified Google My Business listing (and it should), you now have a new tool to reach potential local customers with fresh, relevant content about your business. Google Posts, once only available to a small group of organizations, are now available to all small businesses using Google My Business.
Running out of ideas for interesting social media posts? There’s no question social media is an important marketing tool for businesses, but it’s not always easy to come up with something fresh and different to keep your social media audience interested. Give your social media posts a makeover for 2018 with these 7 content categories that are proven to increase shares and conversions.
While celebrities and individuals account for a lot of live video traffic, businesses are also jumping on the live video bandwagon. Not only is live video a great way to reach customers and personalize a business brand, live video gives businesses a low-cost way to increase engagement with their target audience. According to Facebook, users spend triple the amount of time watching live videos compared to prerecorded, and comment 10 times more.
Here’s how to make live video work for your business.
Search engine optimization (SEO) used to be fairly straightforward. Figure out what keywords people are using when searching for something related to your site, then make sure you use those keywords in your website content.
But the way people use the internet is changing, and SEO is changing and expanding to accommodate the different ways people are searching for information online. To make sure those searchers find you, make sure your site is optimized for these three search types.
With Google tweaking its algorithms almost 600 times a year, it’s hard to be 100% sure you’re using the latest SEO best practices on your site. You could be inadvertently making SEO mistakes that could cost you traffic, conversions, and revenue. Here are 15 SEO mistakes that could be hurting your site's performance, and how to fix them.
Creating valuable content for your target audiences is a great way to promote your thought leadership, improve search engine rankings, and attract and retain customers. But creating content is just the first step—getting that content in front of your audience is just as important, if not more so. After all, your content won’t do you any good if no one sees it. Here’s how to make sure your content gets seen.
Using your employees in photos and videos—in everything from social posts to annual reports to product demonstration videos—is a great way to show your company’s personality. But using photos or other personal representations of your employees might get you into trouble if you don’t understand the risks and take steps to protect yourself.
It may seem like Twitter is getting all the action these days, but social media users spend more time on YouTube than any other social media platform. Despite YouTube's popularity, only 6% of small businesses have a YouTube channel according to the 2017 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor. Here’s what you need for a successful YouTube channel to promote your brand and build your business.