If you want to expand your brand, increase sales, and grow your business fast, then you have to invest money into your marketing to make it happen.
You have to invest in digital marketing. Your business should be very visible in the online world.
Why? Because your potential customers have moved online. This is where they’re actively searching for products and services.
Search Engine Optimization
Ninety-one percent of your potential customers use search engines frequently. This explains why 94% of businesses rank SEO the highest with growing importance as a source of leads.
Can people find you on search engines?
Local search has grown 300%, from 1 billion in 2007 to 4 billion in 2013. Seventy-eight percent of local searches on a smartphone result in a purchase, and on tablets, 77%. Your potential customers are now using their mobile devices on-the-go to search for local businesses and buy things!
Is your website ready for mobile commerce?
Responsive Web Design
Is your website mobile responsive? 62% of companies reported an increase in sales after designing a mobile-friendly website. Global m-commerce sales reached $133 billion in 2013, and will reach $626 billion in 2018!
Social Media Optimization
Your customers are spending 1 in 6 minutes online on social networks. Do you have a brand presence on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and others?
Do it yourself or Leave it to the Professionals
Sure, you can do everything at the same time. From directing core aspects of your business: such as business development, finance, supply chain, production, marketing, and sales; right down to online marketing—Web Design, SEO, Local, Social Media, PPC, Online Reputation Management, and etc.
Do Something Now or your Competitors will Crush You
Many of your competitors are already into online marketing. They already have a responsive website. They are employing SEO, Local Marketing, Social Media Marketing, PPC, and ORM. They are producing, publishing, and distributing their content to expand their brands.
Doing exactly what they are already doing won’t be of much help. You have to take your marketing up a notch to surpass the marketing efforts of your competitors.
You have to carefully plan your marketing budget, and entrust your digital marketing to the professionals. This will allow you to focus on growing your business, keeping your sanity, and staying ahead of your competitors!
Increase in Marketing Budgets
Successful businesses calibrate their marketing budgets accordingly. Studies indicate that 60% of companies are planning to increase their overall marketing budgets for the year ahead. There was a 26% average increase in budgets, while 73% of these businesses increased their marketing budgets by 30%.
The same study indicates that 71% of businesses have increased their digital marketing budgets!
Basic Guideline on Marketing Budget Allocation
It is advised to invest at least 10% of your gross annual revenue into your strategic marketing plan. If you’re a startup or will be launching a new product or service, it is advised to invest as much as 20 to 30% of your projected annual gross revenue to really shake things up. Actual marketing budgets in certain industries can reach as high as 35%.
Yes. It Takes Money to Make Money!
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April 21, 2015—the date of the big Google mobile-friendly algorithm update.
Also known as the Google Mice Update, Mobilegeddon, or simply the mobile-friendly update, it is an algorithm update with significant impact that could lead to loss of mobile traffic and mobile customers for you—if your site isn’t mobile-friendly.
Google Pushes Websites to Become Mobile-Friendly
On November 14, 2014, Google launched its “mobile-friendly” label for mobile-friendly sites on all mobile device searches. Do a quick search using Google on your phone, and if the site is mobile-friendly, you will see the “mobile-friendly” label right under the Web address.
Naturally, if you are on a mobile device, you will click on results with the “mobile-friendly” label and skip the ones without it.
Now, with the Google Mice update, all websites that are not mobile-friendly will get pushed down to pages 20, 30, or 50—if not totally disappear from Google search results on mobile devices…forever!
Ease of use on mobile devices is the driving factor for this update.
However, if your site is mobile-friendly, you will most likely maintain your ranking on mobile search results. Heck, you might even move to the top of the search results!
It’s never too late to convert your website into a mobile-friendly website.
Contact us now for a free consultation, and let the Google Mice Update work for you.
Google is Increasingly Aligning Google Search with the Needs of Mobile Users
In November 2014, Google announced via its Webmaster Central Blog that it would start adding a “mobile-friendly” label to mobile search results to “make it easier for [mobile users] to find the information that they’re looking for”. According to Google, a web page is eligible for the mobile-friendly label if it meets the following criteria as detected by Googlebot:
The web page avoids software that isn’t common on mobile devices (ex: Adobe Flash)
The web page utilizes text that is readable without zooming
The web page sizes content to the screen so that users don’t have to scroll horizontally or zoom
Links on the web page are appropriately spaced so that users always tap on the correct link
The announcement further stated that Google was experimenting with using the mobile-friendly criteria as a ranking signal.
Fortunately, Google has given webmasters and entrepreneurs handy tools that will help them determine if their web pages/websites are deemed mobile-friendly by Googlebot. Webmasters and entrepreneurs who want to test some of their web pages can use the Mobile-Friendly Test, whereas those who want to test their websites can use their Webmaster Tools account to get a complete list of mobile usability issues using the Mobile Usability Report.
Google’s Mobile Search Results are Now Overwhelmingly Mobile-Friendly
Prior to the rollout of Google Mice, as much as 40% of all websites failed to meet Google’s mobile-friendly criteria. Though the update had the potential to drastically affect the mobile rankings of two out of five websites, the immediate impact of Google Mice’s rollout appeared to be insignificant.
While it’s clear that the immediate impact of Google Mice’s rollout wasn’t as severe as some predicted, some pundits say it’s because many webmasters and entrepreneurs heeded Google’s advice and invested in mobile-friendly or responsive web pages. Two months after announcing Google Mice’s rollout, the tech giant noted a 4.7% uptick in the proportion of sites deemed mobile-friendly, with Google “[hoping] to see even more in the coming months.”
More recent studies indicate that 83% of the time, the top result on Google Search is tagged as mobile-friendly, and the top three results are tagged as mobile-friendly 81% of the time. Meanwhile, for the top ten positions on the first page of Google’s mobile search results, an astonishing 77% of search results are considered to be mobile-friendly.
Go Mobile-Friendly or Watch Google Mice Chew Your Mobile Rankings
It is clear from these and other studies that Google is reducing the rankings of websites deemed non-mobile-friendly on its mobile search results. If your business website and other web properties fail to meet Google’s mobile-friendly criteria, their rankings on the mobile search engine results pages (SERPs) will be downgraded significantly.
Imagine a scenario in which your website and other web properties get pushed to pages 10, 20, or even 50—if not entirely disappear from Google’s mobile SERPs. Think of the catastrophic impact this would have on your traffic, conversions, sales, and revenue. Make no mistake: most of your competitors have upgraded their business websites to make it mobile-friendly.
Even if you offer the best services and products to your target market, or have a well-established client base, if your website and other web properties disappear from Google’s mobile search results, all the traffic, conversions, sales, and revenues that should have gone to you will instead go to your competitors. By failing to act in time by upgrading your website, you are essentially giving your competitors free business.
You’re great at what you do (and your customers know it). However, you probably don’t have the expertise that is needed to upgrade your website to mobile-friendly status.
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We’ll upgrade your website so that it adjusts and displays seamlessly across an array of devices, helping you target potential and existing clients who’re using desktop computers, mobile devices, tablets, and other devices.
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Make Your Website “Google Mice” Compliant ASAP, and avoid losing 50% or more of your traffic and potential customers!
You may ask, “What is ‘Google Mice’, anyway?” In a nutshell, it is an algorithm update that ranks mobile-friendly websites higher on mobile search results.
If you seek to increase your site traffic and convert more leads to actual customers, it’s high time that you heed Google’s call to go mobile-friendly. Now is your chance to rank on Google Mobile Searches through “Google Mice” compliance!
What is a Mobile-Friendly Website?
Studies have shown that there are now more mobile Internet users than desktop users, making it more important than ever for businesses to have a mobile-friendly website in place.
There are many elements that make up a mobile-friendly website:
Texts are NOT too small to read
Links are NOT too close together
Images and videos are scalable; videos are playable
Mobile viewport is set
A Mobile-Friendly Website is Built on a Responsive Web Design Framework
Responsive Web Design adapts itself to multiple screen sizes using the same URL, the same page, the same content, and the same code.
Having a Responsive Web Design means that your website responds to, or adjusts simultaneously to the size of the screen of various devices: a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone.
The key features of a Responsive Web Design are the following:
CS3 media queries and screen resolution
Why Go with a Mobile-Friendly Website?
If your website doesn’t load properly on devices like smartphones or tablets, your potential customers won’t be able to learn more about your products and services and buy from you. eMarketer reveals that the number of smartphone users worldwide is bound to surpass 2 billion in 2016. By 2018, the number will rise to almost 3 billion.
The message is simple: Your website must be mobile-friendly or a huge number of your visitors or potential customers will bounce off your website!
Mobile Internet Users have Outnumbered Desktop Internet Users
Let’s face it: In today’s world, we are doing almost everything on mobile. Year after year, there is a stable increase in the number of people who use mobile Internet instead of desktop.
According to a report by comScore, the number of mobile-only Internet users has already surpassed the number of desktop-only users. Indeed, you cannot simply ignore the ever-growing number of mobile users when marketing your products and services. You need to find a way to cater to their needs. You need to build a mobile-friendly website for your business.
Mobile Device Usage is Increasing
According to recent studies, smartphones and tablets pushed overall time spent online by 93% in just three years. Today smartphones and tablets drive nearly 3 out of 5 minutes spent with digital media.
Global Share of Mobile Web Traffic has been Skyrocketing
Consumers all over the globe are being increasingly dependent on mobile. The Asia Pacific region tops the list with the most share of mobile web traffic (39.1%), followed by the North American region (15.7%), Central and Eastern Europe (14.4%), Middle East and Africa (12.5%), Western Europe (9.9%), and Latin America (8.4).
Social Media Engagement on Mobile Devices and Tablets is High
Social media is a great way to build brand awareness and encourage customer support and loyalty. To learn more about your products and services, your potential customers are searching for you in various social platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn—and they do so using their mobile devices.
comScore indicates that more than half, or 55% of users choose mobile devices over PC for social networking. Fifty-three percent (53%) of smartphone users and 61% of tablet users read posts about you from people they know personally.
Your potential customers love to see interesting and compelling content about businesses. In fact, 37% of smartphone users and 51% of tablet users accessed photo and video sharing sites.
Forty-four percent (44%) of smartphone users and 49% of tablet users posted status updates. To broaden their knowledge about businesses, 39% of smartphone users and 47% of tablet users read status updates from organizations, companies, brands, events or products. Additionally, 37% of smartphone users and 46% of tablet users followed a link to a website posted by someone else.
Public figures and celebrities who are endorsing specific businesses on social media are also influential to mobile users, with 34% of smartphone users and 41% of tablet users reading their posts on their social accounts.
Twenty-seven percent (27%) of smartphone users and 35% of tablet users posted a link to a business website.
Lastly, 26% of smartphone users and 34% of tablet users received a coupon, offer or deal on their devices.
Mobile Usage has been Changing Market and Consumer Behavior
Purchases on mobile phones and tablets are set to double by 2018. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of smartphone searches and 64% of tablet searches for local business information result in a purchase, compared to just 61% of desktop searches.
Your Competitors are Going Mobile-Friendly
More and more of your competitors are converting their non-responsive websites to mobile-friendly ones, with 46% currently doing it and 30% planning to do it in less than 12 months.
The percentage of your colleagues who implement mobile applications, mobile versions of email, mobile messaging campaigns, location-based targeting, and mobile ads are also on the rise.
What are the Disadvantages of Not Being Mobile-Friendly?
In a survey done by Sterling Research and SmithGeiger for Google, 36% of the respondents say that a non-mobile-friendly site wastes users’ time, while 48% say that it annoys and frustrates them. Meanwhile, 48% agree that a company whose website didn’t load properly on smartphones doesn’t care about their business.
As much as half (50%) of the survey respondents, say that they will use a site less if it is not mobile-friendly. On the other hand, 52% say they are unlikely to engage with a company whose site brought a bad mobile experience.
What are the Benefits of Going Mobile-Friendly?
Potential customers agree that a mobile-friendly website is one of the most important factors they consider when engaging with a business. Here are some of the benefits of having a mobile-friendly website:
Your website looks great everywhere
Users have no need to zoom on smaller devices to read your content
Consistent and tailored user experience
Wider browser support
All pages are available on every device
It Provides Great User Experience
No need to maintain multiple versions of your website
No need to do SEO for multiple websites
Efficient crawling and indexing of search engine robots
Attain and maintain rankings on mobile searches
It Increases your Leads and Sales
74% of users are more likely to return to a mobile-friendly site
67% of users are more likely to buy if the site is mobile-friendly
62% of companies reported an increase in sales after designing a site for mobile users
Mobile Commerce share of E-commerce sales will jump from 15% in 2013 to 30% in 2018
87% of smartphone and tablet owners use a mobile device for shopping activities
63% of searchers use mobile devices to find local businesses
81% of tablet owners use their device for local search
78% of searches on mobile phone end in a purchase
It’s Great for Businesses
1 in 3 mobile searches are local
59% of users visit local stores after searching on mobile Web
17% of auto searches are from mobile
15% of finance and insurance searches are from mobile
30% of restaurant searches are from mobile
It’s clear from these that customers are searching and buying online using their mobile devices. Thus, you need to be visible on Google mobile searches!
Provide great user experience to a growing number of mobile users who will visit your websites. Be accessible to mobile users who are searching for your products and services and who are ready to buy!
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You want to get more customers. You want to increase your sales. You want to expand your brand. And you want to grow your business.
You have heard of many success stories about those who ventured into online marketing and you definitely want a piece of the action.
But you don’t know where to start. Like many others you may be clueless at this point—scared, or overly hesitant.
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Never heard of this before? We’re not really surprised—because agencies that do this are a rare breed.
There are hundreds of online marketing companies talking to you but you do not know who to trust. Possibly you have been burned before and now you’re extra careful.
Well, many business owners like you share the same hesitation.
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Without in-depth research and analysis, and without a properly aligned marketing strategy for your business, any online marketing campaign is bound to fail.
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Why do other marketing companies try to throw you into a marketing campaign right away!? Because they are not willing to do the ground work required to ensure a successful marketing campaign. The industry average for such a consultation is $1000, and most clients are not willing to pay this much before launching a marketing campaign.
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