You capture leads online by offering something of value for free, in exchange for prospects’ contact information which they enter into a form on a Web page. Depending on your business, it can be a
special report, a buyer’s guide, a regular newsletter, a coupon, a free consultation or assessment, etc.
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Although we know Google is the number one search engine, most of us don’t know there are more than 50 other key online locations! You must be using these other locations to help Google rank your business so your target audience can find you.
We call these “Influence Engines” and they include:
- Local Search Engines like Google Places, Yahoo! Local, and Merchant Circle
- Social Networking Sites like Facebook, Yelp! and Twitter
- Internet Business Directories like Superpages.com and Kudzu
- Online Business Directories specific to your region or metro area
- Online Directory Assistance sites like 411.com, and
- Many category-specific directories relating to your industry
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Would you run just one ad in the newspaper and expect it to continue to generate calls or foot traffic? It’s the same thing online. You want people to find you when they’re looking online, which means you have to stay fresh!
Keep in mind that search engines and directories treat your messaging like grocery store produce. There is a “sell by” date on almost every piece of digital information. If you’re not putting fresh content on your shelves, you will lose to someone who is.
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Paid online advertising like Google Adwords (also known as pay-per-click advertising) can enhance your overall online marketing program but you shouldn’t rely on it exclusively.
Before you go spending money though, get an online marketing expert to help you research the best keywords to focus on for your ads.
Also, you should consider using Facebook ads, especially if you have a business page set up on Facebook. You can target specific locations, demographics, likes, etc. on Facebook that you can’t in other online paid ad services.
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Social media are online channels or services that people use to communicate with friends, followers, subscribers and others with like interests. They all have social features including the ability to “like” an- other member’s messages, rate a service, product or experience, post reviews or comments, etc.
The most prominent examples include YouTube (more than 300,000,000 visits each month), Facebook (more than 500,000,000 members), and Twitter (more than 200,000,000 members).
Another significant social medium for local businesses is Yelp! With 39,000,000 monthly visits, Yelp! combines local business listings with user ratings and reviews in a highly social environment that allows members to subscribe to other members’ reviews.
Go to Des Moines Social Media to watch a free video that explains how Yelp! Facebook, Twitter, and other Internet “influence engines” can help drive your business growth.
Let’s look at some telling statistics:
- 91% of Americans have mobile phones
- People send 152 billion mobile text messages each month
- 90% of text messages are read within one minute of receipt
Your messages, delivered judiciously and strategically, could turn a slow night or month into a bonanza.
For more information on how you can incorporate mobile marketing using text message lead capture and follow up into your marketing plan, text your name and email address to (515) 650-4132.
Example: (Text: Your Name xxxxxx@ yyyyyy.com where Your Name is your first and last name firstname.lastname@example.org is your email address.)
A couple of statistics are key to understand why online social media are critical for your business:
- 78% of consumers trust peer recommendations
- Only 14% trust ads
Your presence in social media, like your own YouTube channel or Facebook business page, establishes your business as a social authority. It engages your prospects and customers on their “turf,” instead of having to drive them to your Website to establish a relationship. You can communicate with them regularly and offer deals and specials as part of an ongoing conversation, instead of an occasional intru- sion. It also personalizes your business and makes it more likeable.
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This is really a myth-busting answer because a common misconception is that only young people are using Facebook, YouTube and other social media. The fastest-growing demographic on Facebook is 34 to 65 year-old women. When you consider the social network has more than 500,000,000 members, it’s a safe bet your customers are on there.
Another example is YouTube, which has become a household name and a common online destination. Who do you know who hasn’t watched videos on YouTube or searched for information there? With more than 300,000,000 monthly visits, it, too, is a safe bet for reaching your customers.
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With today’s technology it isn’t nearly as difficult as it was even five years ago. The development of easy- to-use, high quality video technology has changed that.
There are a few strategic elements you want to add to videos for marketing purposes such as the mention of an offer and a call to action. But an online marketing consultant can take care of those details for you.
Editing and distribution are areas that require some additional tools, but they have been vastly simplified for marketers in the past few years as well.
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The mini-site we build for you is specially optimized for the search engines (what we call “search engine- friendly), and most importantly, is designed to capture leads. We can always link it to your regular business web site, but we have tested these sites extensively and know they deliver results in the form of traffic and leads.
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