Are you still in the dark ages fumbling around in the dark? And I don’t mean any of that frisky messing around with your spouse?
What I’m talking about is using old skool local newspaper and Yellow Pages advertising to get a stream of people phoning you about your services. Are you also aware that now fully 82% of new prospects that local businesses get are through search engines like Google?
Local Business Advertising
If you’re wondering how you get your website to the top of Google so you actually get noticed, then don’t worry! There are specific strategies that can be used to get your website noticed and have people ring your phone off the hook waiting to do business with you.
Maybe you have a website already and it’s just not getting the results that you set out for it to achieve when you (or your web designer) developed the site? Perhaps you don’t even know why your website isn’t getting you any customers? Well, the answer is undoubtedly… TRAFFIC! Or a lack thereof. You see traffic is the vital key ingredient of any successful online marketing campaign.
Local Marketing: Traffic simply equals people
I’ll give you an offline analogy to illustrate my point about traffic.
Imagine that you live in a large country house off the beaten track. You and your partner are desperate to sell the house and you decide to sell it privately to save on those expensive Estate Agent fees. After all, it could save you 10 grand on a 200K house, right? You decide to put a sign up outside “FOR SALE”. Hmmm, one issue… no-one is passing the sign in the middle of nowhere to actually see the sign which is supposed to be an advert for the sale of the property. The sign is effectively useless.
A website without anyone visiting it is effectively like that house in the middle of the countryside with no visitors. There is no chance of a sale (or any sales) without traffic (visitors) going to the website. The website can be the prettiest website in the world but with no traffic, it’s dead!
Most business owners know they need to become more internet savvy to keep up with the increasing demands of the modern world because they could be out of business in just a few years if they rest on their laurels and trust what worked for them in the past will continue to work. If your competitors implement these simple strategies and you don’t, you could be left “dead in the water”.
It’s certainly not your fault that you don’t know every traffic strategy on the internet. You can’t be expected to know all that stuff. It takes years of testing, trial and improvement, seminars, books and online video tutorials to learn all the information you need to create and manage successful websites and advertising campaigns. The truth is that small business owners are already almost super human with running their business operations during the day, balancing the books in the evening, ordering stock, dealing with tax returns, it just never stops. It simply isn’t your fault that you don’t know all these internet strategies.
To Your Online Success,
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