Building an online presence is not something that can be overlooked like in the past. Even established businesses need to amp up their online presence to stay ahead of the competition. Building an online presence has to be done over time as marketing is a process. The first aspect of the online presence that needs to be quality is that of the website. The last thing you want as a business owner is to have others immediately click off of the website due to thinking it is a joke as it looks so archaic. The following are tips to help your business the appropriate online business presence.
Use A Top Web Design Firm
Digital marketing agencies that have a background in web design can be incredibly valuable to partner with. The design of a website can increase the chances of a customer calling, purchasing, or setting an appointment. The best marketing teams won’t be able to overcome a clunky website that seems to go down routinely when a person is completing a purchase or submitting a contact form. The first impression that many will have of a business is its website which is why it needs appropriate investment.
Freelancers can be a huge help when it comes to generating content that goes on the website and on relevant publications in linkbuilding efforts. Hiring in-house content writers can be done but there will be a lot of hiring if the content projects continue to increase in volume. Freelancers can help with a number of things when it comes to online presence like responding to reviews whether they are positive or negative. Managing social media accounts can be done at a discount when compared to hiring a social media expert in-house that might not generate any positive results.
Target Industry and Local Publications
Targetting industry publications can help start building a brand image. Driving up search engine rankings is another huge part of branding as you want to be recognized for certain keywords. Ranking on the first page is going to vary in difficulty due to certain keywords being very competitive as conversions can be in the thousands of dollars. Personal injury law firms are a perfect example of those that have keywords that quite a bit of money is put into.
Email outreach is important but offering a piece of content a publication could benefit from is equally important. Most editors will accept outside pieces if there is little in terms of editing to do and the content is relevant to the publication. The more quality outside content an editor receives, the less that will have to be generated in-house. Asking an editor what topic that they would like to see covered can be another intelligent tactic. They might have something that they or their team has struggled to write in the past.
Building an online presence can take time and a bit of patience. Make sure the online presence is consistent in terms of brand message/tone. An online presence is something that will have to be maintained throughout the lifetime of the business.