What is Domain Authority and How Should You Build It?   

Two trillion and over: That’s the number of searches conducted by people on Google. These are people who search with intent. This includes the intent to buy products or services and also others gain information on specific areas related to those products or services.

Naturally, many of these searches are going to be related to the industry that you are present in – are you tapping into them?

Google Search Statistics

Personally, when I started my startup, making my website search-friendly wasn’t my first priority. Fast forward a couple of years and it is one of my top goals for the year. I realized one important but obvious truth the hard way: people don’t like being sold.

Of course, sales continue to be a very important part of my organization as it is for most. But making the sale to a customer who has come to you vs. you going to them, has very different dynamics.

In this context, I would like to explore one of the most critical parameters that can help you adjudge how you will perform in search: Domain Authority.

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A Quick Guide to Ecommerce SEO for Amazon Product Pages

Ecommerce SEO for Amazon

Amazon’s sales numbers make it one of the world’s leading eCommerce retailers. This figure only represents the company’s net sales. It will not be surprising if its gross sales are considerably more than this figure.

Thanks to its optimized product pages, Amazon was able to build and maintain its top position in online retailing. The optimization of its product pages plays a critical role in achieving its sales objectives year by year.

To be effective, Amazon has been following tried and tested rules of product page optimization. The results have shown their effectiveness. This article will delve deeper into this subject and will show you some tips on how to effectively optimize your product pages in Amazon.

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7 Creepy B2B Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them?

B2B Marketing Mistakes

74% of the B2B customers conduct half their research online before they complete their purchase offline.

If you look at buyer dynamics, as stated by the research above, you will know how much B2B marketing matters if you want to convert higher. A good start to your marketing efforts helps you reap the profits, either through good customers, leads or increased profits. You need to place your marketing efforts in tandem with your goal if you aim to grow your business.

Why do most companies in the B2B sector fail to achieve growth or, are unable to convert their leads into customers? 60% of B2B marketers have no strategy that they can incorporate into the business strategy. Yes, they have not planned their marketing efforts.

Even among marketers who do have a strategy in place, there are few who don’t know what will work, and which channels to accommodate for the efforts.

The biggest mistake any marketer can make is to not have any strategy. This can be the scariest part of marketing, as you don’t know what to do and how to go about your marketing efforts.

In many cases, you can fail with a strategy, if you fall prey to one of the seven mistakes that we have curated for you. Avoid these mistakes and you should do just well.

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4 Advantages & 3 Disadvantages of Being an Influencer

Advantages & Disadvantages of Being an Influencer

We look up to influencers and aspire to have the sort of lives that they have. The luxury, free gifts, continuous travel, etc. all make the grass seem greener on their side. However, that’s not completely true.  

Being an influencer has a lot of advantages. However, there are many disadvantages as well that you need to take into account. Although the glamor attached with the influencer way of life appears rosy, it’s the nature of being an influencer that makes it difficult too.  

Let’s take a look at both the advantages and disadvantages of being an influencer.

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How these Brands Make Billions By “Shocking” Users

Shock Marketing

Consumers in 2019 are deadly.  They’re skeptic, ask a lot of questions, and have a zero-tolerance policy for bullshit.

What’s more, the competition is intense, so you’ll have to go above and beyond to reach your target market.

Enter: Shockvertising, a creative marketing tactic that deliberately violates the norm to create a trendy “buzz” effect. The goal is to break the status quo and instead “shock” the target audience—but in the right way.

But this is easier said than done.

Shockvertising is a powerful marketing strategy, but leveraging controversial topics is no easy feat. That can go wrong than right (more on this later).

In this article, I share my insights on shock advertising and furthermore, talk about brands that have successfully shockvertised their target audience.

So, let’s get started!

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How to Retain Your Customers Through Marketing

Retain Your Customers Through Marketing

Acquiring a new customer costs five times more than keeping an existing one, according to a report by Invesp, and when businesses increase customer retention rates by 5%, they boost profits by 25-95%. 

To create successful customer retention campaigns, businesses should consider where customers are in the sales funnel and market with personalized information.  

Digital marketing agencies can be a helpful option for companies who have fewer resources to create a campaign on their own. 

In this article, we share strategies to help you resell your current customers. You can use the information to build a marketing campaign that focuses on increasing your retention rates.

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5 Early Warning Signs of a Brand Crisis You Need to Act On Immediately

Brand Crisis

It’s a competitive business world out there, and you cannot afford your brand to take a hit or to fall behind. That said, it’s only natural for every brand to reach a certain point in its lifespan when making a radical change, or simply evolving, becomes imperative.

Fail to evolve with the times, the prevailing trends, and the values of your demographic, and you will lose brand trust and loyalty. And boy, are there a lot of trends that demand of global brands to make a positive change.

Unfortunately, though, even the most experienced business leaders can miss some of the early warning signs of a brand crisis, whether it’s a lack of brand awareness, a shift in the company’s culture, diminished lead generation, negative customer sentiment, or other.

With all of that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the warning signs you need to act on as quickly as you can.

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Everything You Need to Know about Google Local Services Ads

Google Local Services Ads

If you have never heard of them before, this is the perfect time to learn about Google Local Services Ads that are placed right at the top of search results. You should care because when LSAs are present, 25.3 percent of clicks go to paid results. But, when these are absent, the number goes down to 14.6 percent. 

Google Local Services is a pay-per-lead advertising platform that was initially called Home Services ads when it began as a beta test back in 2015 in the San Francisco area. Back then, businesses had to complete a screening process before they could secure a listing under these Home Services ads.  

The screening process checked if the licensing and insurance requirements were met and carried out criminal background checks for employees. When consumers look for a contractor through these ads, they could call a business directly or compare the pricing form up to three businesses. 

Since then, the look and the process of Local Services ads have changed. A consumer can no longer request an online quote or select multiple businesses to request quotes. Currently, the only option available to consumers is to directly call businesses to compare services quotes. One process has stayed the same through the transition to Local Services Ads- companies still need to pass Google’s screening process.

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