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Online Marketing is Taking Lead: Digital Marketing Expectations For 2016

Online Marketing is Taking Lead: Digital Marketing Expectations For 2016

By 2016, mobile advertising spend will surpass both social media and email advertising. Brands realize the growth of mobile and want to capitalize on potential customers who may be making purchasing decisions on the go. Think about the millions of Americans with cell-phones in their hands 24/7. They stay current on trends, pay their bills, make purchases, book trips and restaurant reservations with a click of a button. If your company does not have a mobile friendly site, you are potentially losing out on extra traffic converting to $$ every single day. Search advertising market share will fail by 2016. Although search ads will remain the largest segment of online advertising (hitting $33 billion), it’s share of online ads will fall from 55 to 43%. Display ads offer more image-oriented messaging than direct-response search advertising. By 2016, display advertising spend is expected to reach $28 billion and 37 % market share. Even when you post on social media, you receive more exposure to a post when it is attached to an image. Consumers are drawn first to an image, then they read. However, your content should be the reason why they ended up on your landing page to begin with. E-mail marketing will account for the smallest market share of online ad spend in 2016 with just 3%. E-mail marketing is very important for businesses because it’s a cost effective way to constantly keep in touch with those that are interested in your services. They came to you and will most likely return or refer a friend – but they may not remember the number or address. A smart monthly...
Content Marketing 101

Content Marketing 101

The ever-expanding digital landscape is continuing to alter consumers’ behaviors and disrupt a broad range of industries. As a business owner, it’s your job to make sure you keep up with all of these changes. You may want to develop a relationship with clients by saving their e-mails for a campaign, writing blogs for your website to establish credibility in your industry and so on. But what if you don’t know how to write well or even the basics of content marketing? What if you don’t know if your website is optimized well enough for you to pop up on search engines?  (It’s not your job to know either!) Luckily, you’ll turn to us at MYiNK and we’ll explain each step thoroughly. Here’s an overview: By definition, search engine optimization (SEO) is the art of improving a website’s organic ranking in search engines. You shouldn’t care about rankings, you should care about revenue. And Digital Marketing is much more than just ranking. SEO is just one small part of the puzzle because you have to convert that traffic – and conversion optimization requires the ability to split test (which requires a working knowledge of web design and copywriting). The difference between a poorly optimized website and an optimized one could be 2-3x your revenue. That’s why multi-million dollar companies constantly split test even the smallest things –  like the color of a button, or the placement of text, or where users are clicking on their website. Even if you’re a local business and each new client brings in about $1,500 in revenue. If your website attracts 1,000 visitors, a 3% increase in...
What Makes the Best Website Content?

What Makes the Best Website Content?

The best website content MUST be comprised of useful, credible, friendly and original material. These four components, when combined, can help bring your website the traffic you need. Customers want content that teaches them something new, answers a question and/or helps them make a buying decision. By being useful, you are building trust and goodwill, both of which influence whether people will buy from you. Your customers want credible information – content they can trust. You will become credible by continually producing useful and original content. In the meantime, use your “About Us” page to establish initial credibility. That page is extremely vital for prospective clients who are interested in your business but want to know a little more about your history and what credibility you have earned in the industry you’re in. The proper balance of content on this page will either make the prospective client turn into a customer or make the individual turn back and click on another website from the search engine results. Even if a topic is covered elsewhere, if it is relevant to your customers, create some sort of original content about it. This makes your site a one stop source of information – and a great way to drive continual traffic. To help make a topic more original, give your own unique insights and thoughts on it. Share your opinions and express your concerns/thoughts on the matter. Discuss and review other posts on the topic (also known as content curation). Lastly, your content must be friendly – to both people and search engines. Writing in a “forced” way just to please search engines...
6 Ways To Create The Most Engagement On Your Facebook Like Page

6 Ways To Create The Most Engagement On Your Facebook Like Page

Many of our business clients turn to us for answers to all of their social media questions. We are constantly asked, “How can my business page on Facebook get faster likes?” The problem is in the question – you cannot get organic likes quickly – the process takes time. As a business owner, you must first answer several key questions: What is the reason you want more likes on your Facebook page? Since different brands have different objectives, is yours to drive in-store sales? Increase online sales? Launch a new product? Build awareness? Many businesses don’t know the answers to the questions. Many are desperate enough to purchase fake likes – not understanding that it does absolutely no justice to their page since no one is truly engaged in their content.  These individuals are perfectly content with seeing thousands of fake likes as long as their page looks like there’s an audience. That’s a major no-no. We pride in taking smart steps towards assisting our clients build a real audience – one that is truly engaged in what they have to offer, their business and their products. Once you begin to develop a small group who will start to like and follow your posts, your real audience will soon fill-up their seats. Focus on what you post. Photos get 53% more Likes, 104% more comments and 84% more click-throughs Length of your post. Posts with 80 characters or less get 66% more engagement Post content. “Question” posts get 100% more comments. Posts that spark dialogue receive 100% more comments than non-question posts. Focus on when you post. On weekdays, Facebook activity peaks around 3pm/EST. There are...
4 Tips To Help You Create A Professional and Polished LinkedIn Profile

4 Tips To Help You Create A Professional and Polished LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is the most popular online professional networking platform today. It has more than 200 million registered users worldwide. LinkedIn allows you the option to showcase your professionally written resume by MYiNK Services and allow administrative professionals in the field you are interested in take a look and connect with you almost immediately – for free! To begin, you first need to sign up for a LinkedIn account and then create a polished profile. Here are a few tips from the professionals at MYiNK Services to help you create and maintain a LinkedIn profile: Profile Picture: It is crucial for your profile picture to be as professional as possible. We recommend a head-shot which will automatically showcase you as a professional to those searching. You want to stay as far away as possible from any selfies and family vacation pictures where you can’t be seen up close. You have to remember that with LinkedIn, you have to maintain a professional and polished look – personal social media along with selfies should be on FaceBook and Instagram only. This doesn’t mean your profile has to be boring, you can have several elements on LinkedIn reflect who you are – we’ll show you how in the next few points. Professional Experience and Education: You shouldn’t write out your entire resume word for word – write about your current and previous positions and include a few bullet points for each experience. Some LinkedIn users drown their profile with twenty bullet points of their job experiences and it automatically takes away from the balance a professional profile should possess. Once you’re done with that...
You Don’t Have An E-mail List For Your Business?

You Don’t Have An E-mail List For Your Business?

Business owners are wondering why they are unable to have repeat clients, why they can’t keep in touch with existing clients, and why no one knows about the new product they just launched. The problem is not having an e-mail list! An e-mail list of your clients is extremely vital in today’s market. An e-mail campaign allows you to keep in touch with clients, promote your new services, and send out promotions during the holiday season. Possessing an e-mail list is priceless. Not only does it have a high conversion rate, but as you build up your list, you can continually monetize it by pitching multiple products. Think of Amazon. What’s the one way they get millions of customers to continually buy more products from them? By e-mailing them offers on a regular basis! Some people think that by posting on different social media websites, they are promoting their business and their services. The problem with that is – it’s very easy to scroll down and ignore a post, but when you receive an e-mail, whether you want to or not, you will acknowledge the e-mail and read it before you delete it! If you don’t currently have an e-mail list, don’t worry. You can begin to go through your e-mails (outbox/inbox) and save the existing ones in an Excel Spreadsheet or on a document file. In your store you can begin with showcasing a printed paper with your company logo, on a clipboard perhaps, asking for a name and e-mail. Place it by the register or somewhere easy for the eye to see. Mention the new direction you are heading towards to your employees....
10 Questions To Expect At Your Next Job Interview

10 Questions To Expect At Your Next Job Interview

Most of our clients haven’t been to an interview in years and get anxious just at the thought of one. We always re-assure our clients to have no fear, gather their thoughts and boost their confidence by giving them a list of questions to expect at a job interview. Of course this isn’t a script that all of your potential employers will have on hand when interviewing you, however there are definitely certain questions you most definitely won’t be able to avoid at a job interview. Most of the time, people get nervous because they don’t know what questions may be asked or what to even expect. Other times, people aren’t confident in answering questions about themselves within seconds of being asked a question – knowing a potential job is on the line. Here are 10 questions to expect at your next job interview. Feel free to write down the list and master answering each with confidence. Even if the questions won’t be exactly the same, you’ll have a better idea how to answer them. Make sure not to repeat exactly what is written on your resume because your resume is for the employer to look at and formulate questions from – refer to the resume but don’t read off of it! Question 1) What attracted you to our company? Use this question to show off your knowledge about the company. Do your homework by gathering vital information about the company. How many locations do they have? What’s their main export? What stood out most about the company that you can discuss? Question 2) Can you tell me a little about yourself? Don’t...
4 Tips to Enhance Your Product Description SEO

4 Tips to Enhance Your Product Description SEO

If you are building your online/e-commerce store, here are 4 tips to help you enhance each product description’s search engine optimization: 1) Length: The length of your descriptions have to be short and sweet – enough to inform the client of the product and enticing enough to want them to purchase the item(s). This will benefit both your users and search engine spiders. 2) Original Content:  Writing enticing and original product descriptions for  your e-commerce business can definitely increase sales. Additionally, possessing original product descriptions on your website can help you avoid Google’s “Farmer algorithm” penalty – which affects retailers that copy and paste product descriptions from their competitors. 3) Order of Word Appearance: Place the broadest term you want to rank first in the product title. For example – Tiffany & Co 925 Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet. 4) Searching by Solution: People are visiting your website seeking the right solution – if they are ending up on a page that is user-friendly and possesses enticing content, they won’t hit the ‘back’ button and continue their search on Google. But rather, they will begin on your page as a visitor and end up as a customer – showing Google your rank is properly placed and lessening potential clients to turn around and search elsewhere. Collectively, these tips will allow your product detail pages to be seen as relevant not only to search engine spiders, but to your website visitors. Entice them with your knowledge of your products through your descriptions – show your uniqueness with your quality and they’ll realize you’re better than the competitor. Copying and pasting other’s descriptions...
Is Your Website Helping or Harming Your Business?

Is Your Website Helping or Harming Your Business?

A website gives your business an online presence. These days, a professional and functioning website is crucial to every business owner. However, the way a website is both written and designed can either help your business grow or definitely harm the way your business is portrayed to the online world. People form instant opinions with a click of a button. If your website does not possess key elements and use-friendly features, within a few seconds a potential customer will click the backspace button and search for someone else. Your website has to reflect your brand, logo, theme, services, expertise, etc… You have to make people feel as though they have entered a different world – your online world – and be so interested in your services that they pick up the phone and head your way. Your online presence and your actual business (storefront, office, company, etc…) have to work together. Just like you replenish your store’s visual merchandise, you have to constantly replenish your online content. Potential clients are supposed to read your website pages to gain an interest. In reality, your content is so poorly written, that they begin to realize your mistakes and imperfections convey carelessness in your work. As a business, you must prevent mistakes from blemishing your company’s overall impression.A paragraph or page that is full of errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation is difficult to read and undermines the credibility and authority you have worked hard to achieve for your business. Your reputation suffers if your website, e-mails, letters and other documents are poorly written and possess typos and grammatical errors. In addition to being a necessity, editing...
Why You Need Original Text On Your Website

Why You Need Original Text On Your Website

An online presence is key to a successful foundation to your business. If I can find you online and like what I see, why wouldn’t I contact you, go to your restaurant or make a purchase? The combination of your website pages have to help your theme/vision for your brand and be so professionally written that the client will have no doubts in doing business with you. A flawlessly expressed, beautifully conceived promotional message and enticing website content for your business can work wonders for the value of your company in the eyes of potential clients. Compare a flawlessly composed introductory brochure to an unimpressive About Us Page full of archaic words and ancient idioms. There is a lot that potential clients can easily gather about your company from the quality of writing you send their way and form instant opinions. Having original content on your website allows your business to establish creditability. When you gain a following based on your text alone, it shows that people are beginning to trust you as the professionals in the industry you are in. If you copy and paste other people’s information, that only makes you and your business look bad and gives those companies you took the content from twice the amount of exposure. You might ask, “Well, most people find it extremely difficult to express on paper what they know in their head.” That is definitely understandable and true. However, those people can take the load off their shoulders and hire a professional copywriter to help them and their business gain the exposure it deserves – through enticing and original content. Most...
The Importance Of A Cover Letter

The Importance Of A Cover Letter

Many clients often come into our office wondering what the importance of a cover letter is. They have definitely heard about it but are not quite sure why they need one or even what it is supposed to look like. Cover letters are an introduction to who you are. It is a document (formatted like a professional letter) that is submitted with a resume and a job application which explains your credentials and interest in the open position. Within the body of the cover letter, we highlight your strengths and in essence explain what the employer will most likely see on the next page of your application – your resume. A professional resume uses a specific language and key words which are not necessarily written in full sentences like in a cover letter. At MYiNK, our cover letters are a blueprint for employers to get a good enough idea to who you are, to want to turn the page and read your resume and call you for an interview. Our cover letters are enticing, bold, and truly capture your strengths and capabilities within 3-4 paragraphs. We take the time to meet with our clients in order for each cover letter and resume to stand out and highlight everything they have achieved in their career. Possessing a strong cover letter and resume allows you an opportunity to showcase your strengths, accomplishments and credentials – the only other step that remains is to secure an interview and you’re one step closer to that new position you’ve been praying for. To make an appointment today for a brand new resume packet, revise an outdated one, or...

 

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