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Originally presented on Friday, March 16, 2012, these slides present an overview of online marketing and how business owners should market their products and services online. ...

Originally presented on Friday, March 16, 2012, these slides present an overview of online marketing and how business owners should market their products and services online.

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  • 43% of all searches on Google are related to searches for local services or businesses – (comScore Networks). 97% of consumers use the Internet to find and research products or services in their local area - (The Kelsey Group). 82% of people performing an online local search follow-up via an online inquiry, phone call or visit to an offline local business. This means these searchers decide which local business to spend their money at by the businesses they find on the Internet - (Local Marketing Source).
  • 43% of all searches on Google are related to searches for local services or businesses – (comScore Networks). 97% of consumers use the Internet to find and research products or services in their local area - (The Kelsey Group). 82% of people performing an online local search follow-up via an online inquiry, phone call or visit to an offline local business. This means these searchers decide which local business to spend their money at by the businesses they find on the Internet - (Local Marketing Source).
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Cutting edge marketing for local businesses Cutting edge marketing for local businesses Presentation Transcript

  • Cutting Edge Marketing for Local Businesses Edward Niu 510-592-4351 edward@ilnenterprises.com Text EDNIU to 72727
  • What We’ll Cover Today...  Is Online Marketing Right for Your Business?  Pros and Cons of Traditional vs. Online Marketing.  How to Build Your Online Marketing Plan  The Four Pillars of Online Marketing  How to Choose the Best Method to Market Your Business Online  Big List of Resources  Action Plan
  • Online Marketing For You? If you have a product or service to sell… YES! We do need to decide on the type of online marketing though…
  • Why…
  • Why…43% of all searches on Google are related tosearches for local services or businesses97% of consumers use the Internet to find andresearch products or services in their local area82% of people performing an online localsearch follow-up via an online inquiry, phonecall or visit to an offline local business.
  • Pros & Cons of OnlinePros Cons More people turning  Seems Technical? to online sources  “One More Thing To Measurable ROI Worry About” Make sales while you  Expensive? sleep  Web Presence Needed Diversity of marketing methods DIY possible Keep ‘em Coming Back
  • What’s The Plan?1. Attract More Customers Which ones though? Aim for high-end BUYERS.2. Have Existing Customers Buy More
  • What’s Your Market Who’s Your Typical Customer? Who’s Your Ideal Customer? What would they search for online? What “keywords” would they use?KEYWORD: The word or phrase that someone typesinto a search engine in order to find informationrelated to it.
  • Market ResearchFind the Keywords for Your Business… Google Adwords Tool Free Wordtracker Alexa
  • Competitive ResearchFind out what your competition is doing… Quantcast.com Compete.com Alexa.com Spyfu.com KeywordSpy.com
  • The Sales Funnel Followup BuildTraffic Lead Magnet Or Relationship Sale : Take & Analyze Metrics
  • Traffic – 4 Major Sources Paid Traffic Organic Traffic, i.e. “Free” Traffic Social Media/Social Networking Mobile
  • The Sales Funnel Followup BuildTraffic Lead Magnet Or Relationship Sale : Take & Analyze Metrics
  • Lead MagnetFreemium Model:Provide Valuable Content for Free in order togain contact information & build relationshipLanding Page:Webpage whereby incoming Traffic ofVisitors are directed. Should FOCUS onone primary goal.
  • The Sales Funnel Followup BuildTraffic Lead Magnet Or Relationship Sale : Take & Analyze Metrics
  • How to Follow Up  Email & Autoresponder (Aweber, MailChimp, ConstantContact)  Social Networking (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest)  Video (YouTube, Screen Capture)  SMS Text  Blog  Phone  Direct Mail (sendoutcards.com)
  • Building the RelationshipThe Fortune is in the FollowupMake a Friend, Make a SaleKNOWLIKETRUST
  • Sample Sales Funnel
  • The Sales Funnel Followup BuildTraffic Lead Magnet Or Relationship Sale : Take & Analyze Metrics
  • Tracking & Analytics Simple Method: Tell your staff to write down where people came from Google Analytics Link tracking - Pretty Link, Aweber Full Sales Funnel Systems  Infusionsoft & ComF5
  • Traffic – 4 Major Sources Paid Traffic Organic Traffic, i.e. “Free” Traffic Social Media/Social Networking Mobile
  • Which Traffic Method?Very Individual ChoiceQuestions to Ask:1. What’s the purpose of my marketing?2. How much is my marketing budget?3. How much time can I spend?4. Should I outsource the work?5. How should I build my customer relationship?
  • My Recommendation Paid Traffic First Test your landing page & lead magnet Once you know it’s good, drive more traffic & improve conversions (split test) Pick retention marketing method as well Email or text works in most cases
  • Pay Per Click At the top & right of the search engine results pages (Google, Yahoo, & Bing) Embedded into websites Should be labeled as an Ad (or Sponsored Ad) Facebook has Ads too
  • Pay Per View Cost Per Media (Impression) aka CPM  Cost per 1000 impressions  Can get super low cost per click values Adware  With the installation of free software like a toolbar or game  Displays targets ads
  • Search Engine Optimization SEO is the art of “optimizing” the ranking of a website by fully complying with the search engine algorithms. Two types: On-page and off-page SEO  On-page: What can be changed on the website  Off-page: Increasing the number of quality links back to the website designated for SEO Authority Home Site Page “Backlink” http://HomePage. com
  • SEO: Where to Get Links Bookmarking Sites  Look for highly ranked Article Directories Sites for backlinks Press Releases  Highlight Keywords in Video Sites your backlinks Forums  Don’t Link Spam Blogs Social Networks Local Directories Software Directories
  • Local Search Marketing Microsoft stated that 53% of its mobile searches have local intent. Local Search Marketing boosts the likelihood that local online searchers find your business Google Maps, Bing Business Portal, Yahoo Local Mobile-Ready Websites Claiming or Creating Local Directory Pages Getting Customer Reviews Online
  • Social Media Marketing Social Networking and Social Media are HUGE portals to massive audiencesFacebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Craigslist All of these sites offer different marketing capabilities Some of Better than Others for certain industries Good to Have a Presence Everywhere
  • What is Mobile Marketing? According to the Mobile Marketing Association, mobile marketing is: “a set of practices that enable organizations to communicate and engage with their audience in an interactive and relevant manner through any mobile device or network.”
  • Don’t Leave Home Without
  • Mobile Marketing Methods  QR Codes  SMS Text Marketing  Mobile-Ready Websites  Mobile Ads  Social Mobile Location- Based Services  Mobile Apps
  • Some Thoughts… Marketing is more about being “Top of Mind” and “Exbranding” Your Business  More Exposure Points  Multiple Platforms – Mobile & Online Use Your Imagination  Not confined to just a website anymore  Ask How, not If  Combine Technologies
  • Action Plan Customers are searching for your business right now! 1. Decide to use online marketing in your overall marketing plan 2. Do Your Market Research3. Start with ONE online marketing method4. Sketch out your sales funnel5. Determine your metrics (success/failure)6. Do It Before Your Competition Does
  • Bonuses Plus: Ed Niu’s Big List of Resources
  • Q&A Edward Niu Text EDNIU to 72727 510-592-4351 edward@ilnenterprises.com Facebook.com/edniu LinkedIn.com/in/edwardniu