July
2
2014

7 Tips for B2B Telemarketing That Rocks Your Revenues

Telemarketing is a powerful tool for generating and qualifying business-to-business leads, as well as setting appointments, but only if you do it right. So how do you get the most out of your B2B telemarketing program? Follow these 7 tips and you’ll be well on your way to success.

  1. Do it with Dedicated Agents
    Many companies outsource their telemarketing to a teleservices company; however, they may not be aware of how the telemarketing agents work. In many teleservices companies, telemarketing agents are expected to work for several clients at the same time.
    The company may believe this maximizes output, but it doesn’t lead to the best quality calls. While we might think that multitasking works, in reality the brain can only store five to nine things in short term memory. And you need at least that many nuggets of information just to handle one campaign for one client.
  2. Leap Over the Language Barrier
    Business-to-business telemarketers are often working with complex products that have a lingo of their own. So you don’t want to add any more language barriers. The best way to do this is to assure that agents’ native language is that of their target audience. Also, you’ll want to get them up to speed on the buzz words that relate to the product or solution they are calling about.
  3. Train Your Telemarketers
    Hire well-educated telemarketers who are rimed to soak up training on new products and industries. Then train them on product selling points, frequently asked questions, customer pain points, competition, target industries, and your company’s value proposition.
    Also, teach them about the power of your CRM system, how to use it best and the value of capturing all critical information.
  4. Go Unscripted
    Consumer marketers work tirelessly to hone their scripts and capture every nuance for a persuasive sale. But a script doesn’t work in business-to-business telemarketing. That’s because conversations need to focus on the prospect and solving their problems. You want agents to have free-flowing conversations and this cannot happen if they are supposed to read a script word for word. Instead, give them some talking points, and, as I said before, train them well.
  5. Listen Actively
    Let your telemarketers know that their prime goal is to ask questions and listen. It’s not until they truly understand the prospect’s problems and goals that they can craft a solution and explain how it will help.
  6. All Telemarketers Act as Part of Your Company
    It doesn’t matter whether you’re using outsourced telemarketing agents or your own internal staff; anyone who makes calls for you has to represent him or herself as part of your company.
  7. Respond in Real Time
    If your company is receiving inbound Web leads, set up your processes and systems to pre-qualify those leads online and respond to those with a high level of interest within 5 minutes. This will multiply your opportunities.

Jeff Kalter is CEO of 3D2B, a global business-to-business telemarketing company that bridges the divide between marketing and sales. He leads customer acquisition programs for Fortune 500 companies, and is passionate about building strong business relationships through professional phone conversations.

May
9
2014

Email marketing is alive in 2014

If you are a small to medium business owner then you know the importance of having current and fresh customer leads to grow your revenue. With all the different paths that customers can now take to shop, research, and interact online your focus has to be sharp and know who you are going after. Simply putting up some banner ads, creating a Facebook page, or putting a spot on the local radio station is not enough. Having a targeted approach that will be more specific to your target audience is crucial in today’s crowded online space. At  http://www.listgiant.com you and your company can uncover lists and other online marketing solutions that are tailored to your particular niche. With a company that will provide email and mailing lists where they guarantee to meet the industry standards. It is estimated that email marketing still generates over $67 billion in sales so the proof is there that this is still a valuable channel to reach your customers. Even with the best lists you also need to understand the best ways to get that potential customer to open the mail.

direct marketingCreate a sense of urgency around the particular piece and have a call to action. You would be surprised how many mailers or emails go out that do not ask for anything in return. Using a solutions provider like ListGiant they can understand the importance of several vertical markets and can have their team put together the best overall approach for your business. They sell to medium to Fortune 500 companies and no matter if you are looking for direct mail or telemarketing lists they have the answer. There are ways to use your social media channels to funnel in prospective customers that are interested in what you have to say or sell. Remember that no matter how you reach out to the customer try and make it as personal as possible and always respond to any request to show that there is a human on the other side of the mail piece.

January
2
2014

Join Launch Your Life Academy

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December
29
2013

three tips on SEO reseller options

Some of the tips that we have found most successful are the following:
1) creating unique content sites where you place affiliate ads and PPC ads such as Google Adsense. There are specific solutions to help White label SEO partners to grow their brand and affiliates. At  HubSHout they offer   seo friendly cms  solutions to help your business grow whether through organic or paid search solutions. The push for many of them is that you will make a few dollars a day by driving traffic to your site through updates in your content as long as it is focused on s specific niche and then having people clicking on those ads. Then to make the real money you need to create hundreds of these sites and this is where it can be confusing.

2) Spend money on various Adword type systems by purchasing keyword traffic that will drive customers to your site for less than what you would receive if they happen to click on one of your ads. Even for terms like 2014 goals you can start low and slowly build links. This can take a huge amount of time and resources if you not sure if what you are doing.

3) The last point and one that we have recently become aware of becoming a SEO reseller where you can use the expertise and technology of a proven firm to help your own business as well develop a SEO business of your own. At HubShout they provide seo software where you can get a tailored dashboard so that it shows your business logo and creates a theme and look that you desire. They supply all the reports so that all you have to do is help your clients grow their business.

September
1
2013

Simple Ways to Handle Non-Paying Clients

Anyone in business right now will be experiencing financial problems caused by the economic climate. If that’s not enough there are always additional financial problems to deal with that are a result of clients that don’t pay you the money you’re owed. All businesses can experience this problem from time to time and as a result the cash flow of the company suffers. If you find yourself trying to get paid money you’re owed from a reluctant payer, there are a few ways you can deal with the situation.

Never Let it Lie

The most important thing for you to do is remember that you have every right to get paid. You provided the agreed service or product and now it’s time for the client to pay up. It is important that you establish the process you will follow even before you find yourself with a client who isn’t paying you. Decide how long to wait before you give them a call, create a template of a letter and an email and learn how you can get legal help.  Set out your procedures and include them in your terms and conditions.  Clearly display your terms and conditions on a page of your website and include them along with your contract when you begin working with a new client.

Get In Touch

You need to speak to the client to find out what the problem is. The best way to do this is to give them a call as they cannot simply ignore you once they have picked up your call. Ask questions such as:

  • Were they not happy with the service or product you supplied
  • Ask if they are having problems paying
  • Try to agree a date when the payment needs to be paid by. If this date comes and goes, give the client a call the following day and investigate. If they are unable to commit to a date, inform the client you will call them the following day once they have had time to check their calendar.

Always remain polite and professional. Sometimes the client will simply have forgotten or is just waiting for some money to come in themselves.

Avoiding the Problem

If you are fed up of suffering from the stress and lack of cash flow caused by non-paying clients, you must evaluate your systems. Introduce credit checks; make it clear in your discussions prior to agreeing to the contract that you expect to be paid on time. You can also charge interest for late payments and ask for deposits to be placed before you begin work. Remember, you are running a business and therefore you must have systems in place that will help you to maintain your business and grow.

Once you have new systems in place it is worth looking at your options. One method that is used to speed up the cash flow in a business is recruitment factoring.  Once you have established worthy clients, use factoring to receive instant payments for your invoices and simply repay the amount once the client has paid by the agreed date. Don’t let invoices and clients cause your business problems, find solutions that work.

August
17
2013

Reaching more customers through tested email lists

There are numerous ways to help boost your marketing. With solutions partners like List Giant you can choose from business leads or consumer leads tailored to your specific market requirements. We found a few tips that can help you get started with your email marketing campaign and help it be successful:

Embrace mobile!

“Make sure the emails are mobile friendly,” Callarman says. She adds that a whopping 80% of people say they’ll delete an email if they can’t pull it up on their mobile phone. With smartphones permeating our everyday lives, mobile accessibility and mobile friendliness cannot be overlooked.

Craft great subject lines AND first lines.

You put the effort into creating a great subject line that will inspire clicks. Callarman says to put that same effort into the first line of your body copy. “The first line in your email should be as relevant as the subject line.  The subject line is a promise to your readers, don’t let them down.”

Keep left.

Placement is everything in an email blast. Take a fresh look at your email template and see where your most important information and copy is placed. Callarman recommends placing the most important content on the left.

Choose your subject line copy carefully.

If you’ve already begun testing subject lines, use your successful opens to inform the words you use in your future subject lines. Callarman notes that B2B companies tend to have the best open rates for emails with subject lines containing ”money,” “revenue ” and “profit.” If you’re a B2B or B2C brand starting from scratch, you can find a place to start with these recommendationsread more…

July
20
2013

A classic antiquarian book collection in the making – maybe

A classic antiquarian book collection in the making – maybe

Barnes and Noble leather bound kids’ classics book collection could become one of the sought after collectable antiquarian books of the future. On the other hand they may just disappear and become one of the millions of book titles which, although old, will end up being only worth the future equivalent of a couple of pounds at a car boot sale. However, would Adam Ferguson have guessed that a single volume of his Essay on the History of Civil Society, written in 1767 would be worth over £9,000 at 2013 prices? Probably not is the answer.

An Essay on the History of Civil Society, one of many antique leather bound books now worth a fortune

Image attributed to Classic Rare Books

Adam Ferguson

Adam Ferguson was by no means a character who stood out from the crowd during the period when he lived. Yes, he was a professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Nowadays, we might refer to him as an intellectual historian. His role in the Scottish Enlightenment movement of the 18th century was neither any more nor any less than that of his contemporaries.

During his period he was soon forgotten much like his contemporaries as time passed and thinking evolved. However, nowadays he is considered as ‘the father of modern systematic sociology’ and is probably one of the reasons leather bound books attributed to him are worth an absolute fortune.

 

Rare book prices

Rare and antique books do not follow a path, whether that is how in demand they are as collectables, or indeed the price they fetch. That is to say one book written and published in the same year as Ferguson’s (1767) may be worth merely a few tens of pounds, at best a few hundred. An example of one such book is ‘Travels’, written by Jonathan Carver and published in 1766, 1767, and 1768. An example of this book is likely to fetch no more than £2,000 – £2,500.

Maybe it is because this book is an adventure which, while being an exciting factual read of the time, is now no longer relevant to modern day travel in North America. The value of an antiquarian volume can be dictated by many factors, not least the impact which the book had in literary circles of the time. Another factor is also how relevant the book may be to current thinking in the modern world.

Other factors which help dictate the price a book will fetch at auction or on general sale are as follows:

  • Topic
  • Author
  • Condition
  • Current demand
  • Publishing house

Current demand is an interesting one. Demand for an author may be subject to fashions of the time. A three volume original set of first edition Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien would have cost a few tens of pounds when first published in 1937. It is only in recent years however that the price has sky-rocketed, due in part to the popularity of the genre buoyed by the movie franchise.

Whether the Barnes and Noble leather bound kids’ classics book collection will ever be in the same league as the aforementioned volumes it is difficult to say. My bet is no; but then, I buy books to read, not sit around on shelves gathering dust – and these books, according to the kids, are a pretty good read.

 

July
8
2013

Importance of market for new business

Setting up a small business is difficult in itself but maintaining momentum and building your business is even harder. An essential part of expansion is being able to reach a wider range of potential new customers without alienating current clients. Too many small businesses allow the latter to happen whilst desperately courting the former and end up in a worse position than before. A key issue that small businesses face is how to attract new interest, secure customer loyalty and oversee day to day operations with a limited budget. The fact is that there are ways businesses can expand their customer base without blowing the budget.

Make the most of what you’ve got

Your employees should always be one of your business’s biggest selling points. Representing the company, they should be in tune with the ethos being created and the messages being delivered at all times. Although all of this can be achieved in a subtle way, some businesses may find a more obvious approach can work wonders in expanding client reach. For example, asking employees to display the company name in their car windows is a great idea for free advertising. If your company is in the service industry or your employees are regularly in contact with customers you might consider introducing a uniform bearing the logo and name of the business. You need not turn your employees into head-to-toe walking advertisements, but if they are there and if they are willing, they are a great resource for promotion in the local area.

Creating a support network

Businesses of all sizes will benefit from the knowledge, contacts and support of a wider industry network; this is especially true and all the more important when it comes to a business in its infancy. In addition to garnering contacts in the same sector as your own, there are other less obvious avenues to pursue that can result in profitable affiliations. One such example is working with local or national charities. Volunteering your products or services to charitable fund-raising events creates a superb opportunity to promote your business. Not only will this open up a marketing opportunity to those in attendance at the event but it might even reach a wider market. Charitable functions tend to receive media attention meaning that your business can too. Far from exploitative, these are relationships that benefit both business and charity and as such should be seriously considered.

Engage with customers

In addition to attracting new customers, maintaining current client loyalty is very important. Repeat business is often the lifeblood of a small business so communicating with your customers is key. Many companies have benefited from the introduction of incentive schemes and others have had results from reward initiatives. However you decide to connect with customers old and new, having a relevant customer database such as that provided by Refreshed Direct is an absolute must. Whether its e-mail or a good old-fashioned postcard, making sure information reaches the right people is essential.

Saira Holmes writes regularly on the topic of business start-ups for a range of websites. She supports small businesses, helping them to grow and recommends the expertise of companies such as #Space & Time when considering expanding marketing campaigns.

June
27
2013

5 Things You Didn’t Know About File Sharing

Backing up the files on your computer is essential. This is doubly true if you use your computer to work from home. The last thing you need is for the project you are working on to disappear because of a virus. However, you may not be sure exactly how to back up your files. You may not want to buy extra equipment to back up your files. So what can you do? Well one thing you can do is back your files up on the Internet. Here are some details about online file sharing and how it can help your business.

File Sharing Can Save You Money

When you use the Internet to store and share your files, you save money. With online file sharing, you do not have to spend a lot of money on things like flash drives or external hard drives. You can just store your information on an online file sharing site and you will be able to share documents easily among st your staff and clients.

Online File Sharing Can Save You Time

Doesn’t it drive you absolutely nuts when you have to wait FOREVER to attach a file to your email message? If you use online file sharing, you won’t have to attach files to your email anymore. You can just add the file to your online file sharing service and then share the link to the document with your client or staff member.

File Sharing Can Free Up Space on Your Computer

If you use online file sharing sites, you won’t have to store as many documents on your computer. With online file sharing sites, you store the documents online instead of on your hard drive. This helps you free up space on your computer so your computer will run better.

Online File Sharing Is Secure

Online file sharing is more secure than you would think. Online file sharing sites such as ShareFile.com by Citrix make sure that your information is secure. They would go out of business if their clients’ files weren’t secure. The online file sharing system at ShareFile.com by Citrix, for example, gives users the ability to send and receive files with up to SSL/TLS 256-bit encryption.

Online File Sharing Is Easy To Use

Online file sharing is not as complicated to use as you might think. If you know how to upload a document to an email program, you can use an online file sharing site such as ShareFile.com by Citrix. Online file sharing can be used by newbies and experts. This is important because you don’t want to have to spend a lot of time training your staff on software.

Having backups of your documents is not optional these days. You need to be able to access your files in case something happens to your computer. Using online file sharing is one great way to back up your files and make it easy to collaborate on projects. Online file sharing erases some of the headaches that come with trying to share a document amongst different staff members. Be sure to check out an online file sharing service today to start enjoying some of these benefits.

June
14
2013

Get a great deal at DealDash

Fathers Day is fast approaching and if you are looking for that special deal on the latest iPad for dad then you may want to check out deal dash.com They are one of the most established penny auction sites established in 2009.Here is how How DealDash Works. You sign up for free account and then purchase bid packs which you use to bid on items. The price goes up by one penny with each bid and if you are the last bidder when the timer runs out you pay that amount shown. There are more than 800 auctions sold per day and they even offer free shipping. I like their policy of no jumpers. What this means is that only bidders that place bids early in the auction can bid towards the end. This means there are less bidders to compete against and someone coming in at the last second can’t still an item. With their Buy it Now feature if you do not win an auction you can use the Buy It Now option and get all your bids back for free. This helps to create a more fair way to bid and purchase and item.

About DealDash:
They offer a 100% money back guarantee on your first purchase so that if you are not satisfied you can rest assured that you will be taken care of by their staff. You can chat with their live customer support which is rare on many of these types of site. They offer deals on electronics and lots of other items are always running sales on bid packs. Through Fathers Day there are some bid packs that you can for as little as .19 per bid. Their site is Verisign trusted and McAfee Secure so there are no downloads needed and you know that your purchases are secure. Lastly, they have over 1.1 Facebook likes and DealDash Ranks as number 1 most talked about brand in the world on Facebook. So you can jump on Facebook and see what others are saying. It is free to sign up and you can watch a few of the auctions and they have a blog where they post helpful hints. Try them out today and maybe win something cool for your father at a really great price.

May
20
2013

Five Perfect UK Family Holiday Destinations

The UK serves as vacation destination that can accommodate any type of traveler be it a business traveler or an occasional vacationist. The destination has some of the best hotels in the world and you can also get to see some of the most spectacular scenes whilst visiting. The following are some of UK’s top destinations for the whole family:

London

A trip to the UK would be certainly incomplete without visiting this vibrant English capital. Located on River Thames, the city is the capital for both England and the United Kingdom and it is the largest city in the United Kingdom. The global metropolitan city offers a wide range of activities for tourists to do and this makes it the most visited city in the world. The most notable ones are Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, the Piccadilly Circus, the Palace of Westminster, Trafalgar Square, the British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and many other world-famous landmarks. It’s a centre for fashion, history and art, a must visit.

Snowdonia National Park

Located in North West of Wales, Snowdonia is the largest National Park in Wales. It offers a wide range of everything including moors, wetlands, mountains, lakes and beaches. Its home to the highest mountain in England, Snowdon (1,085m) and the largest natural lake in Wales, Llyn Tegid. Snowdon offers a lot of activities for visitors to partake. One can take long walks or do watersports that include surfing, white-water rafting and surfing. The Snowdon Mountain Railway also offers rides to the summit of the Snowdon. For the history lovers, there are castles, churches and burial chambers from the Stone Age.

Canterbury

Besides being stunning, Canterbury has fascinating history that had played a major role in the history of England in general. It is located in South East of England and has 2,000 years of history. It was named a Heritage City because of its heritage and history. Besides having the best cricket ground in the world, Canterbury has a breathtaking cathedral that is one of its main attractions. Visitors have options of climbing the West Gate Towers for panoramic views, take spooky Canterbury Ghost Tour, or taking river tours.

Edinburgh

This vibrant capital of Scotland is both richly endowed in history and beauty. It is the second largest tourist destination in the UK after London. There are a variety of things to be done and enjoyed in Edinburgh including trips to castles, country parks and yacht trips on the Royal Yacht Britannia. The capital, which was the inspiration for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, is an explorer’s paradise with its history and intrigue. There are major events taking place throughout in the city throughout the year which include sightseeing tours, ghost walks, theaters, walking trails and cycling.

Dublin

This beautiful, old capital city dates back to over 1000 years and has magnificent attractions to its name. Dating back to 1904, the Guinness Storehouse is certainly Ireland’s most recognizable attraction. This is the home of Guinness, the world famous beer. Other attractions include the Dublin Castle (build in 1204 by King George), the Four Courts, the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the General Post Office (Best known for the Easter Rising in 1916) and the Custom House, a magnificent architectural jewel on the River Liffey. For travelers wanting pickups or information about schedules, the Dublin airport contact number is found on the airport’s website.

May
16
2013

Guidelines on How to Have a Vintage Style Home

Your home is an extension of yourself and the culture your family has. It is one of the few places on Earth where you can show your true nature. Thus, it is a common act to decorate the home with ornaments and styles that bring out your personality.

Classic and Elegant

One of the most popular styles today is vintage. The vintage style is often described as classic, elegant, and, to some extent, nostalgic. Many people consider the 1940s to 1950s to be the vintage era; this is the reason why most items that are called vintage are from this decade.

However, the vintage style of today has been adapted to suit the needs of the modern world. The combination of the modern and vintage styles makes it attractive for many people. This is just the general concept of the vintage style. You are free to create your own brand of a vintage-themed home, one that would suit your needs and tastes.

Vintage You Go

If you want to change your home to have more vintage interiors but are having problems in doing so, then here are some tips and reminders that could help you out:

  • Wooden Furniture. You can start by looking for aged wooden furniture. You can always find this kind of furniture at your local thrift store. Make sure to choose a classic design that is more intricate. This type of furniture was prominent during the 1940s. Just make sure that you find functional and sturdy ones to avoid spending too much money on replacements in the future.
  • Colours that match your style. Another aspect that you should look into is your furniture and decorative items’ colour. You might want to choose a colour that is in the neutral to pastel shade. Make sure to avoid vibrant colours, since these are often associated with the modern style.
  • Floral Designs for your home. For your sofas, upholstery, and even your wallpaper, you might want to invest in those that have floral designs. Since floral designs were a big hit back in that decade, you might want to check items with doilies and crochet finishes as well.
  • Decorative and Functional Pieces. The vintage style combines functionality and style. You’ll now have an excuse to bring out those floral cutlery and utensils. If you have a big enough budget, you might want to add glass vases, tall lampshades with fabric covers, old paintings, large bowls, and other items that could add to the classic, old style you are aiming for.
  • Online. Before you go hunting for items outside your home, you might want to check online, where you can get ideas and even items at a cheaper price.

 

These are some of the things that you should consider when you want to have a vintage-themed home.

 

Things to Consider

If you want to have a vintage home, you might want to ask yourself these things first. How much are you willing to set aside for the project? Do you have the time to renovate your home or are you going to hire someone to do it for you? To what extent will you want to change your home?

It is essential to ask yourself these questions to help you narrow down your goals when it comes to changing your home’s interior. Changing your home’s interior style can be quite challenging, but it is a rewarding task that should be done.

May
16
2013

Choosing the Right Security System for Your Business

How to Choose the Right Security System

No matter how large or small your company is, you must have the right security system installed to prevent theft CCTV surveillance system cameras keep your company fully protected 24/7. Surveillance security systems are easy to monitor and can record all activities taking place inside and outside of your office. Advanced technology allows you the flexibility to adjust the view and image quality with a few a quick tap on a smartphone. Companies spend a great deal of time, research, planning and money into security systems. Security analysts spend countless hours scouring the internet to learn more about security system technology. A high quality access control panel allows authorization of entry, so you’re always in control of who enters the company premises. Infrared LED provides you with a vision in the dark, which is essential if you work during the late night hours. You can also magnify the images to see more details.

Access control systems use your hand as a digital point of entry and exit. Each set of palm prints are unique, so burglars cannot forge a person’s identification that way. Access control systems require a password, PIN or fingerprint, depending on the complexity of the system. If digital fingerprints are not required, employees will be given a unique identification password to enter the system. Large scale corporations routinely use access control systems to verify new and existing employees. Terminal servers are added during the installation process. These devices convert serial data for transmissions. Professional locksmith companies fully construct the access control panel to meet the specific requirements of the company. Access control panels have a wide network, which works in any given environment. Everything is controlled by computer and can be accessed via smartphone anytime. IT departments are generally in charge of software security technology. If there are any bugs or flaws within the system, they must contact the company which installed them to have it repaired.

Professional security technicians measure the square feet in larger companies to get a better understanding on how to set up the technology. A highly valued commercial locksmith in fort worth (for example) can work together with your IT department to discuss technical detailing. Smaller sized businesses don’t have the same requirements as major corporations, which means they spend far less on services. A simple surveillance camera might be all you really need if you run a general store or business practice. Security systems are very individualistic, and vary in size. An intercom system would be greatly advisable if you run your business from your home or from a commercial building. It’s always important to know who you buzz in before you press the buzzer.

Choose Quality and Performance Over Cost

Another important factor to take into consideration is cost. If you operate a small sized business, you might not have the money to spend on high tech security systems. The good news is that you really don’t need to spend a fortune to get a high quality security system installed. A good locksmith company with a valued reputation will give you direct feedback and analysis on an inventory of security systems. You can learn more in depth details about the technology involved in the specific security system you choose from. Consult with a professional to get a better description of services and cost. Remember, when it comes to your safety and well-being, you should always choose quality and performance over cost!

May
7
2013

Generate targeted traffic without having to pay?

Savvy digital marketing companies are cottoning on to the fact the only way to encourage new business is to offer a taster, a trial of what they can and do deliver. If anything this weeds out the ‘men form the boys’ to coin a phrase. Achieving a top front page Google listing as well as receiving increased traffic and conversions, clients of such agencies begin to realize a coveted first page ranking is possible.

Nervous twitches appeared overnight

Since the changes which were implemented to the Google search algorithms (you know, Panda and Penguin) many companies saw their websites slide down the rankings. Many previously Google top ranked web pages lost their coveted page one ranking, and yet they had not changed any of their activities. And that is where the problem lay; old activities and tried and tested practices no longer worked.

For many website owners and webmasters, this was a difficult situation to find themselves in. The faith they placed in their SEO agencies seemed to have been misplaced. For many this was a truism. However, there were (and still are) content marketing agencies which seriously research emerging trends and maintain their finger on the pulse of search engine and internet marketing. For them the answers were simple; for the less well prepared agencies nervous twitches appeared overnight.

Not recovered

Some agencies have not recovered from this downturn in events; indeed, there are many which have fallen by the wayside as a result of their inability to maintain their clients’ website rankings. As a result, nervousness entered the market and has remained to this day although there are content marketing agencies which buck the trend. Companies such as Ocere Digital offer pay for results SEO as a ‘taster’ of what they can do for owners of website businesses.

Within an agreed timeframe and with an agreed keyword or phrase, these agencies deliver on their promise of a front page ranking and increased traffic. As a result of the agreement, should the promise fail to be delivered, you would pay nothing.

However, don’t think you can demand the earth for nothing, after all these agencies have to make a living. You will get a realistic service; and that is the entire point of the exercise. By showing and delivering on a promise, you the client will understand it can be done and that search engine and content marketing does work.

Even if you do not have a website up and running, merely consulting such an agency will enable you to get the set up right in the first place before the site is launched. Making the right decisions now and engaging an agency which delivers on its promise augers well for the future.

Nothing succeeds like success

From the point of view of the agency, statistically website owners usually tend to stick with a winner for the medium to long term. It is a win-win situation for all concerned, one which is grounded in deliverable, proven results with no catches.

Graham Green is a freelance writer, blogger and owner of two online businesses. Engaging a pay for performance SEO has been the most productive element to promote and improve sales.

April
24
2013

Hiring Google Adwords Services to Promote Your Businesses

Google Adwords is a pay per click advertising run by Google. It is a veritable and cheap means of popularizing your brand among the internet users and increasing the flow of traffic to your website. In Google Adwords, relevant ads are placed by Google on the right side of the web pages of the contextually targeted third party (the publishers) and next to the search results. Through this service, businesses promote their brands among internet users when they are performing Google search on their products. It is a veritable means of getting wider audience since up to 80% of the internet surfers view the ads.

Outsourcing your Google Adwords campaign

There are many individuals out there who will like to promote their businesses using Google Adwords but they do not know how to go about it or they lack the necessary skills for using the service effectively. Such individuals or businesses can still promote their brands, products and service by outsourcing their Google Adwords campaign. Outsourcing Adwords services will benefit you in a number of ways. Before looking into these advantages, let’s first look at what Google Adwords outsourcing means.

What is Google Adwords Outsourcing?

In the common language, outsourcing means contracting work out or hiring a person to provide a service for you. Google Adwords outsourcing therefore means hiring an expert online marketer/company to provide you with Adwords services. There are many professional internet marketing firms that provide such services to businesses that need them. These professionals have a deep knowledge of these advertising services. If you hire their services, they will provide Google Adwords management services to you meaning that they will run and optimize your Adwords campaign on Google to ensure that you gain enough traffic in your website through their services. Hiring this type of service will benefit you in many ways. Below are some of the benefits you will derive from it.

Benefiting from the outsourcing company

As it has been said above, the outsourcing companies have professional online marketers that help them to manage their client’s Adwords campaign. If you outsource your Google advertising services, you will benefit from the expertise of the company. They will apply their experience and skills in promoting your business through their service.

  • Gives you time to attend to other things

Effective Google Adwords management requires time. Most online business owners may not have the time to run this program effectively. But if you hire a professional, you will have time to do other things. The outsourcing company you hire will run the campaign for you.

  • Determining the actual performance of your Adwords campaign

If you are managing this service by yourself, you may not be able to evaluate your marketing campaign in order to determine its performance and effectiveness. But the company will do it for you.

Other benefits include

  • Conversion optimization
  • Researching the keywords in order to use relevant keywords
  • Monitoring the behavior of visitors to your site in order to make adjustments that will enable them to increase the visitor’s experience.