Creating Local Landing Pages That Actually Convert

Local landing pages often lack substance. Small business owners that are accustomed to doing everything themselves take on the task of web designer and content creator too often. The trend of small business owners doing everything, from marketing to sales and making service calls is common.

Local landing page design for better conversion

But when a landing page doesn’t convert properly, this leads to lost sales – not acceptable for a growing business.

Local searches lead to 18% of consumers making purchases compared to just 7% for non-local searches. So, how do you optimize your page to convert local searches?

Cover the Basics First

The basics matter a lot, and this means doing a few different things:

  • Optimizing pages based on visitor data
  • Focusing on page loading speed
  • Add in meta data

Landing pages must be optimized for mobile.…

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Participating in a Trade Exhibition Overseas? You Need a Local Exhibition Stand Supplier

Are you planning to participate in a trade exhibition soon? There are actually a thousand reasons why you should seek the services of exhibition stand suppliers. Here are some tips for you.

Exhibition stand attendees

For you to come up with the most effective marketing strategies, you need to rely on a number of resource, both in and outside the organization. When your company wants to introduce new products or venture into new markets, you need to consult a number of field experts to give you the best advice on how to go about your ideas. This is no different when it comes to organizing for trade show exhibitions.…

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5 Actionable Techniques to Improve your Outcomes with Content Marketing

Content marketing has captured a lot of attention these days. It has become one of the most notable digital marketing strategies used nowadays and for good reason.

Content marketing techniques

There are different forms of content that can be published and it costs only a fraction of other marketing methods. In addition, the conversion rates that marketers see through content marketing are six times higher than that of traditional marketing. Therefore, using content marketing has become crucial nowadays. However, the benefits can only be reaped if it is used in the right way. The content you create should be interesting and engaging to give you the results you want.…

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5 Things to Check to Avoid a Reprint

When you work in a printing company as long as I have, you start to see patterns develop. I have seen the same mistakes occur ad nauseam, and I have seen my fair share of reprints.

I am here to tell you that most printing mistakes can be easily avoided.

Printing business

photo credit: Ms. Tharpe / Flickr

Don’t make the fundamental mistakes detailed below, and save yourself from the wasted time, money, and endless headaches caused by reprints.

1. Use the Correct Color Mode

In the printing process four ink colors are mixed; cyan, magenta, yellow, and black; to create your desired colors.…

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3 Tips for Keeping Your Business Open During Construction

For many businesses, it feels like the stars have to align just perfectly in order for you to feel like your business is running successfully and that things are going well. And while this can happen occasionally, more often than not, all things related to your business likely won’t swing your way. Especially when there’s construction surrounding your business, whether it be through renovations of your own or road construction being done around you, it can seem like your business can’t possibly stay afloat.

Retail space construction

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help your business to keep functioning through all the mess.…

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It’s Time to Take Cybersecurity Personally

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) routinely delegate cybersecurity efforts to an information technology department or outside specialists. Given an SMB’s typically limited resources, method is understandable.

Cybersecurity education

However, the scope of cybersecurity threats and hacker sophistication have increased over the past several years. And that increase is forcing the evolution of an SMB’s cybersecurity function. In other words, cybersecurity isn’t just an IT issue. It’s a matter that the entire business and all its employees should address.

Cybersecurity as a Business Issue

Believe it or not, cybersecurity is a holistic issue for SMBs. To prove this, all you need to do is look at how your business is managed:

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FAQ Pages: Does a Business Site Really Need to Include FAQ Pages?

Businesses always try to keep their costs down, and one of the most common errors I see is creating a generic website. I have seen big local businesses with the worst websites I have ever seen – it’s like a look back into the 90s.

Typography is non-existent, pages aren’t responsive, and key pages are missing.

A page that a lot of business opt not to include is the frequently asked questions page, or the FAQ page.

But does this really matter all that much?

Yes.

Frequetly Asked Question (FAQ)

FAQ pages can be a very powerful tool for a business, and this tool helps in a variety of ways:

  1. Tells visitors more about your business
  2. Demonstrates your business’s expertise
  3. Lowers customer service calls and emails

Businesses make a huge mistake by not planning out their FAQ pages.…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Leasing a Car for Your Business

A business lease, also known as business contract hire or BCH, is when an individual leases a car under their business. As long as the individual owns a company or is registered as a sole trader, they may have access to special business car leases options.

Fleet car leasing

Choosing to lease a car as opposed to buying or renting one brings with it many benefits. It will be much more-cost-effective, you can include maintenance packages so you are never hit with extra costs, plus you may be entitled to some tax credits for your business.

Before entering into lease, it’s important that you research business car leasing so you know exactly what to expect.…

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How to Make Your Marketing Message for Building a Rideshare Business

Referral networks are wonderful tools to help speed up growth and expand the range of influence an individual or company requires to increase their client base. However, having successful referrers aid, you reach clients will only go so far. You will need to supplement the refer network with a strong presence.

Rideshare marketing message

Your marketing presence will include several initiatives that you will have to create and adhere to, and one of those initiatives will be your message.

Just to understand what we mean by the message:

  • Your corporate message tells everyone who you are, what you are selling and what makes you stand-out you from your competition.
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4 Things You Should Know About Being a Landlord

Being a successful landlord involves more than simply collecting the rent each month. Understanding legal requirements, adapting to problems, and being compatible with many different personality types are all essential skills.

Landlord

Not only skills, you also need tools to manage and market your property better. For example, you should use websites that let you to advertise rental property for free. You should also use property management apps that can help you with rental management, maintenance, and so on. And don’t forget, there’s a toolset that’s called social media.

As you can see, being a landlord is not everyone’s cup of tea. …

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