The 4 Best Places to Market Your Business Online

As online marketing becomes increasingly popular, there are more and more opportunities and places to market your business. As you find where your target audience is, you will figure out which niche platforms you should be advertising on, but what are the major platforms you should be on no matter what? Keep reading as I explore the top four places to market your business online. 1. Google The first platform you should be on is a slightly obvious one but

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Student Housing Edition: Brand Building Year Round

Marketing in student housing presents some unique challenges. First, you have a very niche demographic target. And second, unlike in traditional multifamily communities, the leasing season for student housing revolves almost entirely around the school year. That means that if you don’t meet your leasing quotas by the time housing decisions for the next school year are finalized, you may wind up with vacant units for the next 12 months. In some markets, this can be a tight window of

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7 Ways To Show Your Customers You Love Them

Any business will tell you that retaining customers is easier than acquiring new ones. And, it can be at least five times more costly to acquire a new customer than to keep one, making customer acquisition an important focus for any local business owner. So what can you do to build customer loyalty and show your customers you love them? 1. Create a Customer Loyalty Program Develop and execute a loyalty program that will keep your best customers coming back

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Best Practices for Creating Landing Pages that Convert

You’re probably doing everything you can to attract new consumers online, but what are you doing to get consumers to convert into a lead, either by calling, emailing, filling out a web form, or taking some other action? Because you only have a few seconds to capture consumers’ interest online, it’s critical that you present a quality landing page – the page that appears when a consumer clicks on an online ad – to help drive more conversions for your

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4 Reasons You Don’t Have to Be First to Win Search Engine Marketing

When it comes to investing in search engine marketing, the climb to the top of the search engine results can get expensive. You may be trying to drive more clicks from potential customers by positioning yourself as the highest bidder for keywords relevant to your business. But, having your ads placed in the first position doesn’t guarantee that your campaign is generating more qualified leads or more revenue for your business. There are several key factors you have to consider

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How To: Respond to a Negative Twitter Reply or Complaint

In the area of reputation management, we spend a lot of time talking about how to reply to negative reviews and complaints. But, what happens when someone posts a negative comment about your brand on a site like Twitter? Since Twitter’s structure and user experience is very different and more dynamic than a typical review site, there’s more potential for a negative comment to spread socially. But, due to the quick movement of content on the platform, responding as soon

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What Local Businesses Should Say to New Callers

5 Things You Should Be Saying to Prospects When They Call

A phone call is the number one conversion many local businesses want from their prospects. But, when they do call you, does someone answer the phone? And when your staff does speak to prospects, are they asking the right questions to qualify them and move them toward a purchase? For best practices on how to talk to prospects, here are the five call handling best practices every local business should follow. 1. Hello! The simplest answer is often the right

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5 Reasons You Really Need SEO

SEO is one of only two marketing methods a business can use to improve their chances of being found on the first page of Google, Bing, and other search engines. While PPC offers instant visibility for your keywords, coupling this strategy with SEO can improve your chances of driving users to your website and allows you to present users with a better experience overall. SEO is earned by creating a website that offers high-quality, relevant information for both searchers and

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5 Ways to Repair Your Online Presence Before the Holidays

The internet has become the go-to destination for holiday shoppers. They use it to research businesses or products, make purchases, and more. So, it’s the ideal time to make sure your online presence is in tip-top shape so prospects looking for your products and services see only the best about your business. And, it’s never too late to make sure your business is prepared! Update Your PPC Campaigns with Your Latest Offers One of the first ways prospects may interact

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7 Ways to Refresh Your Marketing with an Image Makeover in 2019

Kicking off the new year with a fresh presence online is a great way to jumpstart your online marketing efforts for 2019. One simple way to add a new element to your business web presence is with updated images. Try these ideas to refresh your marketing with an image makeover. 1. Update Your Professional Headshot A great, professional headshot is priceless – it can convey your personality and friendliness to consumers who are considering working with your business. And, chances

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