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3 Simple Steps to Decoding a Better CTR

July 25, 2017 by BizTraffic Team


The goal of inbound marketing and SEO is to get people to your site, so increasing your Click-Through-Rate (CTR) is essential to the success of any digital marketing campaign.

Rich snippets, rich cards, and Accelerated Mobile Pages are all designed with this in mind.

All of these use HTML to provide a better user experience (UX) for the viewer and a better CTR for your business.

There are several tools to help developers (or dilettantes) create and refine schema code for snippets, cards, and AMP (there’s even a tutorial for AMP creation).

Implementing these types of code can significantly impact your site’s user experience, and the rewards can be substantial for both the user and the business, increasing page rank, CTR, conversions, and your company’s bottom line.

Here are three simple steps you can take to improve your CTR and add value to your SERP listing.

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Filed Under: web marketing, website design, click-through rate, CTR, marketing

How to Get the Most From Your YouTube Channel

July 18, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, if you’re not using video content to help market and sell your products or services, then your sales aren’t what they should be.

Advertising, product demos, how-to videos, reviews, Q&A sessions, vlogs (video blogs)... these are just some of the ways you could be using video to help boost your sales, engage with your customers, and increase your brand recognition.

Video can boost the CTR on your emails and landing pages, help your site rank higher in a search engine, and help convert customers. If you’re not using video as a part of your marketing strategy, you’re missing out on a lot of potential business.

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Filed Under: build your brand, SEO, content creation, YouTube, inbound marketing

Review You! How Customer Reviews Impact SEO and Sales

July 13, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

 

Customer Reviews are an essential part of most people’s decision-making process. 90% of customers read reviews before visiting a store or a website, and 72% won’t make a purchase without reading a positive review.

This means that almost all of your customers base their decisions (at least in part) on reviews they read online.

Spending increases by 31% at businesses with positive reviews as well, and an increase in rating of just one star on Yelp leads to a 5%-9% increase in sales.

With good reviews you can drive more traffic to your business, and that traffic will spend more money.

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Filed Under: brand perception, customer engagement, online reviews, SEO, reputation management

Fix It or Forget It? The Best Ways to Handle 404 Errors

July 11, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

The internet has at least 4.46 billion indexed pages currently active (this is most likely a gross underestimate). Millions of new pages are published every day, and millions of old pages are removed.

So what happens to the URL when a page is removed?

When a page is removed from a server, any links to that page usually become 404 errors (this is the default response for most servers).

There are many good reasons to make sure 404 errors are fixed, but what might surprise you is that there are also good reasons to let some remain.

We’re here to help you understand the best ways to handle a 404 error and whether you should fix it or forget it.

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Filed Under: SEO, user experience optimization, landing pages, user experience, 404 Errors

SEO: The Movie - The Review

July 06, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

 

SEO: The Movie is the movie about the history of SEO that you’ve been searching for. This movie is the brainchild of Ignite Visibility CEO John Lincoln, who decided that the thing we all needed to make our lives complete was a movie about SEO.

Sure this sounds crazy, but it turns out he was right. SEO: The Movie might not be this summer’s blockbuster hit, but for anyone curious about the history of the SEO industry, this is the movie for you.

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Filed Under: organic search, Google, SEO, keyword search, digital marketing

Social Media Companies Are Hoping You’ll Like QR Codes Again

June 29, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

QR codes never really caught on when they were introduced almost a decade ago. They were seen as a death sentence for any company caught using them.

Improper use of QR codes by marketers had a lot to do with it, coloring our opinions of this technology.

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Filed Under: Facebook, QR codes, social media, Snapchat, Buyer's Journey

A Guide to Inbound Calls, Outbound Calls, and Call Tracking

June 27, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

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Filed Under: dynamic number insertion, call tracking, inbound phone calls, call recording, Directory Listings

4 Easy Ways to Build Your Email Subscribers List

June 21, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

When it comes to getting visitors to sign up for your email list it’s not always what you ask, sometimes it’s how you ask it. When and where you place your CTAs can have a huge impact on lead generation.

We’ve put together a list of 4 easy ways to build your email subscriber's list without raising your bounce rate or killing your user experience.

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Filed Under: email marketing, email marketing best practices, Call-to-action, user experience, pop-ups

SWOT Analysis: A Complete Guide for Your Business

June 15, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

If you run a multinational conglomerate or a corner store, a B2B or a B2C, or anything in between - if your business makes, sells, or distributes a service or product - you need to be doing SWOT analyses.

SWOT analyses are a crucial part of understanding your business and its overall place in the market. If you want your business to get on top and stay there, a SWOT analysis should be the first step in your plan.

Before one dime is spent on a new marketing campaign, before any new product rolls off the production line, and at least once a year, a SWOT analysis should be conducted by your business.

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Filed Under: SEO, social media, website design, buyer persona, SWOT

Google Lens is Coming! How to Get Your Business 'Lens Ready'

June 13, 2017 by BizTraffic Team

With Google’s announcement about the introduction of their new Lens technology, the information available about your business online is becoming more important than ever.

Google Lens is an augmented reality feature that will work through your smartphone’s camera to provide users with real-time information about your business. 

Combining geotagging with image recognition, Lens will allow users to point their camera at your storefront or sign and Google will provide relevant information about your business.

Reviews, hours, and even reservation information can be displayed. If a user doesn’t like what they see, they won’t even need to slow down as they pass your business by.

Google Lens isn’t due to be released until later this year, so you still have time to get “Lens Ready”. We’ve put together a list of a few things you can do to make sure your business stays in focus.

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Filed Under: Google, online reviews, reputation management, NAP, Directory Listings