Product Descriptions for your eCommerce Website

Posted by on Jul 24, 2020 in SEO, Website Design |

If you want the best eCommerce website, you need to ensure that quality web design, quality images, and excellent product descriptions form part of your content marketing strategy. Your product descriptions need to tantalise your audience with emotive language that highlights the details, features and benefits of your products while keeping it easy to read.  Aspects to consider when crafting product descriptions for your eCommerce site:    Write for a specific buyer persona  Create a buyer persona by breaking down the characteristics of your potential customers and define the product features they would be most interested in. Show some personality in telling your product story  Telling the product story should fill any gaps the customer has about the product. Write where and when the product should be used, how it works and what benefits it will provide.  Watch your tone  The product description should use natural language, like a conversation you would have with someone else. The tone must also be natural and in line with the general tone of your brand.  Make it digestible  Make the product description easy to scan by using short paragraphs, bullet points, different size fonts and lots of white space.  Never forget SEO  Search engine optimisation (SEO) is one of the best ways to attract new customers to your pages and product. Use great keywords for quality SEO.  Amp up the quality of your visuals  A great image draws the eye faster than a great product description. Use quality images to show the customer the key features of the product and complement the product description.  While web design and content marketing go a long way to present your products and information in a readable and visually pleasing manner, your product descriptions are essential to convincing the audience to buy your product. For more information, visit WSIOMS to create an eCommerce website that has web design, SEO, and content marketing at its core.  Please follow and like...

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How to become an SEO professional

Posted by on Jul 20, 2020 in SEO |

SEO is a key part of every digital marketing strategy and campaign. If you want to become an SEO professional, you need to understand not only search engine optimisation (SEO), but also the services that complement SEO such as social media marketing and content marketing.   What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is necessary for potential customers to find you on the internet and to be considered ‘relevant’ by major search engines such as Google. SEO requires keyword research, keyword placement and high-quality, engaging website content. Local search, through which customers in your local area can find you – as well as Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising – also form part of SEO.    What skills does an SEO professional need? There are eight top skills every SEO professional needs: Critical thinking to understand the steps required towards a solution. The ability to do keyword research and write content. Technical and programming knowledge to understand what the developer is thinking. Social skills to get along with others, build relationships and learn new things. Knowledge of Adobe or Google Analytics to pull data and a basic understanding of business KPIs.  Be good with Excel to manipulate data for the insights you need. Adaptability, motivation and drive to put the client first and build revenue. A sense of humour to not let the fast pace of the industry get you down. What makes social media marketing and content marketing important to SEO? High-quality, engaging content on websites and social media platforms, done regularly, results in search engines recognising these pages as a valuable content-rich site. By optimising this content with relevant keywords, organic (free) focused traffic will be driven to the specific website or social media pages.  “ A social media marketing strategy must be well-thought-out and be accompanied by conscious online reputation management. Contact us today to find out how WSI OMS can help your South African business with SEO.   Please follow and like...

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Online tools for digital marketers

Posted by on Jul 15, 2020 in Digital Media Marketing, PPC, SEO, Social Media Marketing |

Whether you’re a small business owner or a digital marketer working with a limited budget, you’re most likely trying to get the most value for your money when it comes to online marketing tools. Luckily, there are some great tools available to help you with most of your marketing activities, and many of them are free or incredibly affordable.  Online tools that every business owner or digital marketer should know of:   SEO Tools  SEO Book Tools The latest tools from SEO Book will provide you with all the benefits of the expertise from across the marketplace. The site offers training courses, as well as audio and video content on the latest updates within the SEO marketplace. It also lists the latest tools for growing companies. SmallSEOTools Whether you’re looking to check the authority of a particular domain, conduct a reverse image search for your SEO campaign or check Alexa rankings, the options available through SmallSEOTools.com will provide the ideal resource.  SEOToolSet SEOToolSet focuses on the in-depth data that your SEO campaigns need to thrive. Tools include the latest reporting options to gain insight on elements such as link analysis and domain indexing. The data revealed by these tools can help keep your firm moving forward toward its SEO objectives and driving efficiency within your campaigns. Raven Tools From finding and fixing errors within your SEO campaigns to getting rankings from Google, the options within Raven’s tools will keep your campaigns moving successfully forward. Raven’s standalone site-auditor is a great tool to quickly find and eliminate SEO flaws that could otherwise see your content penalised within the rankings. WebCEO WebCEO’s suite of SEO tools will provide you with enterprise-level features for comprehensive SEO campaign management. The company also offers tools for link detoxing and local SEO campaign management to keep your company connected to your local audiences. Tools for content marketing  Outbrain Outbrain helps optimise your content, amplify content reach, and ensures it connects with relevant audiences across your marketplace. You’ll achieve higher engagement across your campaigns and thereby maximise revenue growth over the long-term. Curata Curata is the ideal tool for a streamlined content production and analysis process. The solution helps you to drive content ideation while giving you clear data on the types of content most valuable to your qualified audiences. It also allows you to build a predictable content supply chain that takes pieces from the draft stage through to analysis and their use within the conversion optimisation process. Ahrefs Content Explorer Through the Ahrefs Content Explorer, you can learn the most popular content on any topic. The tool allows you to use filters and sort information via language, traffic, backlinks, and word count among other...

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Track These KPIs in your Email Marketing Strategy

Posted by on Jul 10, 2020 in E-mail Marketing |

A successful email marketing campaign gets recipients to respond to your call-to-action by clicking the provided link and following your action prompts which may include signing up for a mailing list, making a purchase or downloading content from your website. The best way to gauge the performance of your email marketing campaign is to track relevant metrics so you can improve your strategy.  The key performance indicators (KPIs) in your email marketing that you should be tracking:  Emails Open Rate Open rate indicates how many recipients opened the email because they were interested enough in the content to read all or some of the email. To improve the open rate, make sure your sender name is credible, the subject line stands out, and the emails are sent at the optimum time and day. Click-through Rate   Click-through rate indicates how many people clicked on links in your email, are engaging with the content and want to learn more about your brand, products or services. To improve the click-through rate, make the email mobile friendly and keep the message simple with a clear call to action. Unsubscribe/Marked As Spam/ Complaints  Unsubscribe/Spam Complaint Rate indicates what is not working with your email campaign. You do not want your email marketing campaign to irritate current or potential clients. To improve this rate, relook content, sending frequency and make it easy to unsubscribe.  Conversion Rate  The conversion rate is the most critical email marketing KPI as it indicates how many recipients completed the desired action after opening the email, whether making a purchase, filling out a form or signing up for an event. This rate directly impacts your return on investment (ROI). For help with your marketing automation and creating a consistent content marketing plan that will improve your return on investment, contact WSIOMS. We’ll help you to create email marketing campaigns that result in conversions and brand loyalty.  Please follow and like...

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New online marketing strategies you might not know about

Posted by on Jul 6, 2020 in Online Marketing |

Online marketing, otherwise known as digital marketing, is an absolute requirement for any business today. Partnering with a digital marketing agency can help your business keep up with the rapid pace at which digital marketing techniques and tools change. Here are new online marketing strategies you might not know about. Consumer privacy Consumers want to know the data they share with your business is safe.  Privacy and security breaches by global brands such as Facebook and Google mean companies must be even more committed to improving and protecting their systems to ensure consumer privacy. Marketers need to work with colleagues to mitigate the potential impact of security breaches and reassure customers, through continued communication, that their data is indeed safe. Conversational marketing Conversational marketing brings together the swift consumer adoption of smart speakers, innovation in search query processing, conversational interfaces and messaging. As many consumers use mobile messaging for increasingly complex conversations, conversational marketing can deal with routine enquiries. Partner with customer experience experts to learn if this kind of technology will alleviate customer frustrations.  Real-time marketing Real-time marketing offers real competitive advantages as marketers combine behavioural analytics and marketing automation to ensure customers see the right message at the right time. Build speed and rapid response into the entire consumer lifecycle to streamline the buyer journey and get buyers to purchase quickly. Know Your Customer (KYC) There seems to be a decrease in the effectiveness of traditional customer identification methods such as cookies for tracking, making media return on investment (ROI) determination more difficult. Emerging technologies are however being developed to improve security, reduce fraud and improve insight about customers across multiple devices.   The digital marketing services offered by WSI OMS include website design, social media marketing, email marketing, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), content marketing and even online reputation management. Our focus is on providing valuable, cutting-edge and measurable digital marketing solutions. Contact us today to improve the digital marketing of your business. Please follow and like...

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