The impact of reviews on sites like Google, Yelp, and Facebook on consumer buying decisions.
A positive online reputation is one of the most influential tools a business has to attract new customers. The growing number of online reviews and review sites offers considerable benefits to both consumers and businesses. Potential customers utilize online reviews to make buying decisions quickly and confidently, so the online reviews for a specific business can be a game changer.
You have probably heard about WordPress, but what exactly is it, and should you use it? Starting a new website can be a daunting task. There are a multitude of decisions that have to be made as well as tons of different options available to you. Should you use a web builder or a managed service from your hosting provider? Do you need to hire a web developer, or can you do it yourself? These are just a few examples of the choices you need to consider before you begin the process.
Fortunately, we’re here to help aid your decision making process. In the following article we’ll go over one of the most popular options for creating and managing your website, WordPress – and why it might just be everything you’re looking for.
Do I Need an SSL Certificate for My Site?
In an age where anything can be bought on the internet and people are shopping online more than ever, security is paramount. One of the most popular options for securing your site is the SSL certificate, offered by many hosting providers as well as third party sites. They are simple, economically friendly, and a sign that your site can be trusted. This means that if you’re selling products online – or even just collecting data from customers – you should highly consider a SSL certificate. Continue reading
Have you noticed the invasion of video ads lately? Video ads are everywhere…they pop up when you’re trying to catch up on the daily news online, on your favorite websites, and they’re certainly taking over social media. Why? Because they work!
Since its creation, Google’s core search algorithm has offered the most relevant search results quickly and effectively. As efficient as their search engine is, Google is determined to add constant advancement to their search algorithm. When keeping your site up-to-date, you cannot rely on last year’s SEO ranking factors. When using SEO in 2017, it is best to use the most current ranking factors. While the entire list of ranking factors is enormous, here are a few of the most important. Continue reading
Just about every social media outlet offers some type of advertising option, each with its own unique requirements and abilities. Managing these advertisements takes work as work as well as money to fuel them and ensure their success. Don’t let that scare you. Social media advertisement is becoming one of the most effective ways to get your name out there and spread the word. Luckily, managing these ads doesn’t take up too much time either. Let’s take a look on how to advertise on two of the most prominent social media websites. Continue reading
The Merriam Webster definition of “Clickbait” is as follows: “something (such as a headline) designed to make readers want to click on a hyperlink especially when the link leads to content of dubious value or interest.” The fact that Merriam Webster bothered to give the term a proper definition goes to show how huge a thing clickbait has become in the world of social media. Continue reading
Take a moment to think about this question: What do you look for when you consider purchasing a product or service? Now, does your website provide the information your customers are looking for? If not, then you might have a big problem – your customers might not trust you to be the best person for them. Building trust through your website is important, because it builds your image, shows customers that you are reliable, and converts website views into sales opportunities.
If you’d like to increase the trustworthiness of your website, there are some simple but very effective things you can do. Continue reading
Are you having difficulty getting noticed? If your brand is sinking in a sea of adds, you might feel your business is about to take its last breath. But luckily for you, we’re about to throw you a PR life preserver, through the use of interactive content!
Advertisements are everywhere, and your customers are getting great at seeing past all the hype. The best way to reach them isn’t by throwing more of the same at them, but by being different and really engaging your potential customer. The best way to do this? Interactive Content. Continue reading
You’ve worked hard to build your business, one happy customer at a time. So, when a bad review comes along, protesting to the world that your business is lacking in some way, it can be very hurtful – and frightening. Poor online reviews can damage your reputation, costing you big time if they aren’t dealt with the right way. But, when handled well, you might be surprised to find that bad reviews can actually be a good thing. Read on to learn how. Continue reading