There are quite a bit of shady SEO practices that should be avoided at all costs if you want to make sure that you are obeying search engine guidelines which are critical to your success as an MSP. Part 2 of our Black Hat vs. White Hat SEO blog series will go over the tactics you should be avoiding: Black Hat.
You may have heard this joke before: where should you hide something that you don’t want people to find? The punchline that goes with it: you hide them on the second page of Google.
When it comes to marketing your MSP, there’s good SEO, and there’s bad SEO. Knowing the difference determines whether your search engine optimization strategy sets your company up for long-term ranking growth...or failure.
What made online marketing a boon for businesses was the capacity to provide nearly real-time, focused search engine optimization (SEO) results. SEO can provide a wealth of information about user engagement, which - combined with this ability to acquire and analyze data quickly - can turn marketing and promotion on its ear.
When was the last time that you Googled your company? What about the last time that you navigated from your company’s homepage to each of your service pages? Your company blog? Your About Us page? What do those pages look like? When were they last updated?
Forms are a must-have on any website, but especially for B2B companies. The added convenience that they provide allow you to collect more leads and move these leads more quickly through your sales funnel, while at the same time providing a positive user experience for the person who can fill it out versus having to use other methods to contact you.
Despite reports to the contrary, 404 errors do not directly hurt your SEO and marketing practices. They can, however, indirectly cause issues. We’re going to examine how, but rest assured Google doesn’t look at a 404 error and take points from your site as if it was a punishment.
After writing and designing your whitepaper, it’s time to get it added to your website and start promoting it. The third and final part of our Marketing with Whitepapers series will discuss best practices in regards to doing that, and further steps you need to take to make sure that your whitepapers stay relevant.
When managing hundreds of websites for managed service providers (MSP), security is paramount. An MSP can’t preach strong security practices to their clients while having problems with their website. These days, hackers are aggressive and relentless when it comes to using exploits to test your security. So much so that even when applying multiple layers of protection across a site, the server, and keeping everything patched, threats can sneak in. This is why it is critical to have a first line of defense; in this case, a CAPTCHA.
To get the most out of your digital marketing, it’s important to have a quality website. Part of that goes into having the best content management system (CMS) that gives you the ability to create a rich, intuitive website that creates a positive experience for visitors.
Smartphones have changed the way the world works. More specifically, they have changed consumer behavior. Consumers today are close to - or, may already be at - the point of “content shock” where they cannot consume more content than they already are. This means that, as a brand, you may only have a few seconds to capture the attention of a prospect.
In this six-part blog series, we’ll explore the key metrics you should be looking at when trying to determine how to improve the ROI of your marketing. Here, in Part 1, we’ll examine the top five metrics you should be looking at in regards to your company’s website.
Your clients want to learn as much as they can about you before they make the decision to do business with you. This means that they will be scouring your website in an attempt to learn as much about you as possible before they decide to actually reach out to you. One of the places they’re almost guaranteed to visit is your ‘About Us’ page. Are they going to like what they see?
The world is changing rapidly. Business decision makers can access information about your company like never before. It’s likely that not every decision maker is sitting at their desk at work, researching you from the comfort of their desktop computer. They may be at home, sitting on their couch, doing that research from their smartphone or tablet.
When business decision makers are attempting to look for an MSP in their local area, they are not picking up a phone book like they would have 30+ years ago. As you probably already know, they are using the internet instead. Specifically, more than 70% are starting the process through a simple Google search. Assuming you set up your SEO right, your website will probably be somewhere on the first page of results.
Personalized and customized content and services are everywhere, in both the B2C (business-to-consumer) and B2B (business-to-business) markets. As a result, any B2B audience you’re trying to target is going to be primed to be more responsive to personalized, direct engagement. To take full advantage of this phenomenon and its benefits, you need to make sure that the epicenter of your marketing - your website - is offering a personalized experience to your audience.
When seeking out information about your web visitors and audience, your forms are one of your best, and most crucial, tools. Admittedly, this does rely on your audience filling out your forms, which you can make more likely through particular best practices and design choices. In this blog we’ll review a few of these practices and choices to optimize the effectiveness of your forms.
Question: What is the purpose of a landing page? The answer: a landing page is designed to achieve a specific marketing goal--usually something along the lines of collecting contact information, driving traffic, or pushing for a purchase. However, before you just throw some text and a form on a page and call it a day, you should know that there is a process to creating an optimized, more effective landing page.
Landing pages are an essential piece of any online marketing strategy, but only if they’re put together properly. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss the ins and outs of creating landing pages that encourage conversions.
A website makes an excellent marketing tool, but in order for this to be the case, it first has to be accessed by your desired audience. In order for this to be most likely to happen, you need to make sure that your website plays well with mobile devices. Here’s why.