Google Business Tips to Double Your Online Traffic

Google Business Tips to Double Your Online Traffic

You know as small business owner and entrepreneur myself, I understand what it’s like to have little to no budget to market your business. You’re doing all the social media posts, your doing facebook, you’re doing twitter, yet you’re still not getting the results that you expect to be getting back. Well today I’m going to give you all the tips you need to double your online presence and get more traffic to your business. It doesn’t matter what you do. It doesn’t matter if you’re an attorney, if you’re a doctor, if you’re a real estate broker or if you have a brick and mortar facility. What ever it is you do, I’m going to show you the tactics you can use to double the amount of traffic you get to your website and to your business.

 

1 – The first thing you need to do is claim your Google plus business page. For those of you who don’t have gmail, you’ll need to get a gmail account. Google uses your gmail account to access every other aspect of their company; for example your email, YouTube and your Google plus account. So you will need to get a gmail account then you can create your business page and claim your business entity on Google, it’s really vital that you do that right away.

 

2 – The second thing you’ll need to do once you’ve created your page, is verify it. You’ll see a little check mark right next to your name that lets anyone searching for you know that you’ve been verified.

 

3 – So by now I know you’re starting to see a pattern here with Google right? Google is extremely important when it comes to ranking your business and getting found online. The third thing you’re going to want to do is get reviews for your page. See this little block right hereLocal SEO…and I go into this more extensively in my second video. But having reviews is critical to showing up in that little pack in Google searches.

 

4 – Submit local citations. Some of you may not know what citations are, basically citations are references, mentions of your business online. The phone number, the location address and so on. Citation sites are sites that you probably already know, Yellow pages, Yelp, white pages. Local online directories that list businesses and all their information so they can get found. You want to make sure that your business is referenced on as many of these websites as possible. Citations are a key component in the algorithm used by Google, Bing and other search engines to index websites. So, you need to make sure that you’re listed there. Businesses with more citations and back links tend to get higher ranking in search engines.

 Citation Sites

5 – Speaking of back links, now we’re on to number five. Back links are critical in ranking and rating your online presence, namely your website. You want to get back links from trusted, authority websites. Now what are back links…back links is exactly what it says, right? It’s a link back to your site from other authority sites referencing either the content on your site or some sort of information that’s on your site. So for example, let’s say you were a plastic surgeon and you wrote an article that the United States medical journal referenced on their site, linking back to your site. That would be an incredibly vital and important back link, and a good signal to Google that you’ve got some good content on your site that’s being referenced by another authoritative site.

 

6 – And how do you get back links? Good quality content being posted frequently. This is one of the best ways to get good back links. Producing quality content, blogging and putting videos on your site frequently is another signal to Google that there are new pages on your site that need to indexed.

Thanks for watching this video guys I hope you enjoyed it. But before you go, I want to give you an added bonus. If you click the link below and enter your email address, I’ll send you step-by-step instructions on how to properly setup your Google business page. You don’t want to miss out on this, because I’ll go over exactly what you need to do and the proper steps you need to take to set up your Google business plus page. And make sure it gets done the right way. Go ahead and CLICK HERE
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by Mike Watkins

Video Marketing Ideas for Business

Video Marketing Ideas for Business

Hey guys, Michael here with SuccessMediaSolutions.com,
and today I’m going to share with you some quick tips and Video Marketing Ideas for Business.
To entrepreneurs and business owners, if you’re not using video as part of your marketing
mix your competition will out perform and beat you. Online marketing with video is too
important to ignore. Watch the video below for more info –

Tip number 1 – Start a youtube channel. Youtube
is the number two search engine on the only topped by google, which owns youtube.
They get almost 4 billions hits per month, so the opportunity for search hits when you
have video is massive.

Tip number 2 – Now that you have a youtube
channel, you’ve gotta create content. Upload videos about your company, about what you
do and what makes you different. Make sure the content is entertaining, but informative
and engaging.

Tip number 3 – Optimize your videos. Some
of you may not know what I mean so I’ll explain. Optimizing
your video content is a way to make sure that it gets found in online searches. Be sure
the keyword of your video is in the title. Upload the transcript of what’s being said
in the video to youtube so it shows up in the closed captioning like it does here. make
sure your video is tagged properly and the description is thorough, at least one to 200
hundred words.

Remember folks, as a business owner, what got you here wont get you there.
What I mean by that is sometimes as entrepreneurs we get stuck because we keep trying to do
the same thing that brought us to a certain level of success, not realizing that we need
to evolve and grow to get to the next level. Please subscribe to my channel if you like
this content, I’ll see you soon.

by Mike Watkins

Facebook Turns Ten

Facebook Turns Ten

facebook turns ten 10

This week one of the most popular social networks in the world celebrated its 10th birthday. Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard college roommates founded facebook over a decade ago, and it’ s now a publicly traded company. In only its first decade, the website has become the most widely used social network, ever.

In 2013 facebook bought the very popular photo app – Instagram, which is wildly popular among smart-phone users. Unlike many other social networks, there is very little you can’t do on facebook, from sharing videos with friends and family, to advertising campaigns for your business. There’s a purpose for facebook in every demographic. This month C.E.O Mark Zuckerberg released a statement on the company’s facebook page stating that he is even more excited about the next ten years than the last. He also said, “Today, social networks are mostly about sharing moments. In the next decade, they’ll also help you answer questions and solve complex problems.” In other words, you can expect a major paradigm shift in the upcoming decade. Of course, like any other social network, the company will inevitably face the challenge of aging gracefully while keeping the interest of young users who are always looking for the latest and greatest thing. Even so, facebook has already left its mark on social media history, being the first to escalate so quickly and so successfully. The company is worth a reported $157 billion, which is far more than any other major American company that’s been around for a decade. Because of facebook’s success, Mr. Zuckerberg ranks as the 22nd richest man in the world, his net worth now stands at approximately $28 billion. Ironically, Zuckerberg’s salary as an employee of facebook is $1 per year. It’s estimated that he has already earned $3.4 billion since the beginning of this year. Which means 2014 looks to be a very promising year for Mr. Zuckerberg and facebook.

by Mike Watkins

Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

I was at a Realtor Association meeting recently when a fellow entrepreneur saw some of the apps on my iPad and proceeded to question me for 15 minutes about what productivity software  I use. I didn’t mind demonstrating the different applications to her.  So, I decided to produce the video below, with my top ten resources to help you with your business. I hope you find it helpful, ENJOY 🙂


 

CNBC                                                        – ELANCE

LIFEHACKER                                     – WHATSAPP

DROPBOX                                            – ALLTOP

HOOTSUITE                                        – FIVERR

HELLOSIGN                                        – YOUTUBE

 


by Mike Watkins

What to Do About MINIMUM WAGE

What to Do About MINIMUM WAGE

minimum wage, what are you worthWhen it comes to employment, I’ve always believed that you should develop skills that make you almost invaluable to prospective employers; skills that allow you to ask for, and receive fair pay. But I’m torn on the issue of wether the minimum wage should be raised. On one hand, I understand the plight of workers trying to feed their families on a minimum wage income. But the flip side is, the inevitable rise in costs of goods and services consumed by the very same people who earn minimum wage.

It’s a self-defeating proposition. 


Here at Success Media Solutions, we DO NOT pay minimum wage. We try to attract the highest quality candidate for the position, and offer salaries commensurate with an individuals skill and experience.

But enough about what I think, here’s a quick two minute animation that objectively outlines the minimum wage argument.  Check it out and share your thoughts on the debate.

by Mike Watkins