Join Francois’ SEO webinar on staying ahead of Google updates

Posted by on Jun 1, 2020 in Digital Media Marketing |

There is a lot of uncertainty with Google ranking factors currently, which is driving the SEO industry crazy. The search engine giant continuously introduces new updates, which can make it seem like an overwhelming task to keep up. I will be hosting a webinar entitled Stay Ahead of Google Updates and Prepare for SEO Today and Tomorrow on Tuesday, 2 June at 18:30 GMT+2. During this webinar, you will learn that SEO is much more than “if I rank #1 for my product/services keywords then I win; If I don’t, I lose” and think beyond keywords. Some of the topics I’ll discuss during the webinar include competition monitoring, content strategy, website health, keyword visibility and page performance. How do I check my website’s health? Healthy websites are key to improving organic traffic results. I’ll show you the indicators of a healthy website. How does content impact my SEO strategy? Using a pillar content strategy, you can publish ‘topic-based’ content to support your SEO. I’ll show you how this approach works. How do I improve my page performance and keyword visibility? During the webinar, I will also show you how increased organic traffic to your product or service page can improve your page performance. You will also learn why it’s better to focus on multiple keyword phrases for each product or service – not just a select few. Continuing with the old school SEO mindset will just set you up for failure. Join my one hour tomorrow to find out how you can prepare for SEO today and in the future. Save your seat now. Please follow and like...

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Digital marketing services you didn’t know your business needed

Posted by on Jun 1, 2020 in Digital Media Marketing |

As we all know too well, the scope and best practice guidelines of the digital marketing world are forever changing – even more so in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic. So, considering the state of the world and the many businesses trying to get back on their feet, which digital marketing services are the ones that should be a top priority going forward? We break it down for you below.  SEO  SEO is at the heart of every successful digital marketing endeavour. It refers to ‘Search Engine Optimisation’ which involves optimising your website in such a way that it adheres to best practice guidelines as set out by Google. This could mean posting engaging, relevant content on your website, reducing page loading times, link building, and generally doing everything in your power to boost user experience.  Content marketing  Speaking of posting engaging, relevant content on your website, that is where content marketing comes in. The secret is to craft content, whether text, image, or video, to which your target market will easily relate and that they will thoroughly enjoy. This can prove a lot more challenging than you might expect, especially if you are not naturally good with your words or a whizz when it comes to capturing video footage.  A good idea, in current times, is to create content detailing how your brand plans to deliver goods ordered online safely and with social distancing in mind. You will need to reassure most customers of these approaches and safety measures to encourage a final conversion.  PPC  PPC, or ‘pay per click’, advertising is an excellent way to get potential customers onto your website and, hopefully, making a conversion. You can embrace PPC either via Google and other search engines where you essentially pay to have your ad appear at the top of search engine search results, or you can embrace it via social media. If you opt for the latter, your ads will appear on your potential clients’ newsfeed or when they are watching video content. Instagram and Facebook ads have proven to be especially beneficial for businesses big and small in recent times, so be sure to dedicate the majority of your marketing spend there.  The great thing about PPC is that it is easy to target your ads based on various criteria, whether it be demographics, interests, the specific device on which they are browsing (mobile marketing is huge right now!), or previous internet activity.  You can even target consumers who have visited your website but have failed to take the desired course of action. This type of targeting is known as remarketing and is a PPC essential for maximum profitability.  WSI OMS is a digital...

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SEO Services: Google’s opinion on website quality

Posted by on May 26, 2020 in SEO |

Your website page quality (according to Google) is one of the most important factors that need to be addressed by your SEO services partner. If Google rates your website as low-quality, you won’t rank high on the search results for their audiences which means that you might be practically invisible to your ideal clients. Here’s what you need to know about Google’s quality standard. How SEO Services influence Google’s rankings As an SEO services provider, we have come to realise that many people think that more content on their website is better, but this isn’t the case. If your website is filled with low-quality content, then even if there is lots of it, it will send a really bad quality signal to Google. If, for example, you are answering commonly asked questions in the form of a blog post, but the content is poorly written and people quickly click away from the page, Google will notice. Google is very focused on the user experience and they keep track of how people interact with the content on your site. If you have authority content on your website, then you will have a higher chance of sending positive signals to Google. The best way to determine a page’s quality is to focus on engagement metrics such as the following:  Total visits Internal and external links Pages per visit – if a website visitor clicks through to other pages, then it is a good sign. Some of the offsite metrics that you can measure include:  Page authority Social shares Google considers a number of factors when determining the quality of a page. They are:  Unique content (including unique words, phrases and sentences) Links to the page Links from high quality websites to your pages The Page Answers the Query: Google can determine whether your page answers the searcher’s query by analysing the journey the searcher took to find your website. If the searcher enters a query into Google and finds your page, then goes back to Google with a completely different search term, then they will deduct that the information on your page answered the searcher’s query. WSI OMS offers SEO Services, SEO optimisation and link building services to businesses and brands of all sizes, in all industries. For help with your SEO Services, contact WSI OMS today. Please follow and like...

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Here’s why your PPC advertising isn’t performing

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in PPC |

If you want to bring viewers to your website’s landing page or ecommerce products page, pay per click advertising can help you to bump up the amount of traffic quickly. But what can you do if your pay per click advertising strategy isn’t performing as well as you expected? This guide will provide common issues and how to solve them.   Why is my PPC advertising strategy not working?  Your settings are not correct Many times, when we check a client’s PPC campaign that is underperforming, the settings are off. Perhaps you are targeting the wrong location or the budget you have set is incorrect. It’s possible that an ad group didn’t get turned on. The first thing you need to do if you notice that a PPC campaign isn’t working is check your settings. You’re not redirecting your audience correctly If you are marketing a specific service or product, then you shouldn’t direct search engine users to the home page of your website. Make sure you have a high impact landing page that is professionally written, compelling, and gives your potential client all the information they need to do business with you. Each ad group should have its own landing page for the best results. Keep your website’s navigation simple so that they can find what they are looking for, information about the credibility of your brand, shipping information, and anything else they might want to know. You’re not looking at local factors  All pay per click advertisers want the lowest possible cost per click (CPC), but it is virtually impossible to keep the costs at bay if you ignore local factors. Localize your PPC campaigns to ensure that you not only have local vendors in the areas that you are targeting, but that you are using everything from the right lingo and slang to the desired suburb areas. You’re not getting genuine visitors  Whether you are advertising on social media or the major search engines, there will likely be networks that distribute your ads. Some of these networks are fraudulent, which means that the traffic they send to your website and landing pages are fake. Ensure your ads are distributed to the right network so that you get genuine visitors. You’re not setting up negative keywords There are many keywords that you do not want to rank for. Perhaps you want to avoid ranking for keywords such as ‘second hand’, ‘new’, ‘free’, or a specific color. Include all the negative keywords that you don’t want to rank for to prevent your ad from being triggered by these words. Need more help with your pay per click advertising strategy? Contact WSI OMS for information on our PPC advertising...

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Content marketing: Prioritise the quality of your product descriptions

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in Copywriting |

One of the most important aspects of any inbound marketing strategy is copywriting – and product descriptions are something that needs an equal amount of attention as blog posts or your About Us page. You want to describe products that are appealing and that lead to sales. How do you create strong product descriptions? Here are some key points to incorporate into your writing. Write for your audience It may seem obvious, but many people fall into the trap of writing for themselves rather than their audience. How much do you know about your market? Do you know what they want and how your product will fill those needs? Are your descriptions speaking to that? Know your audience first, then write for them – this should make the process of content creation a little more straightforward. Ease buyer’s guilt Here’s an interesting truth about consumers: they all suffer from buyer’s guilt. Even as they click on something they really want, they feel some hesitation, especially if it’s a treat for themselves. Part of your product description’s job is to remove that guilt and make customers feel good about completing the purchase. You can do this by reinforcing the one-time-only nature of the offer (even if this is not the case). Let them know they are getting a bargain, give the product an air of exclusivity and highlight the utility and/or satisfaction they will get from buying it. The client needs to feel that the price they are considering paying is worth it. Use words but create images The copy in a product description is not just about listing the attributes of the product in a generally informative but boring way. It is a matter of drawing a picture for the customer, setting the scene, evoking the need and instantly demonstrating how the product will satisfy it. Be creative, not just descriptive. Paint with your words. If you need a professional to give your marketing copy a boost, WSI OMS can help. We are  a leading digital marketing agency that creates copy for all kinds of uses, including, but not limited to, inbound marketing. Contact us for more information. Please follow and like...

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