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Online Marketing Plans in
2013

What’s so Sexy
About SEO?
As Social Media Marketing gets all the buzz… is SEO Just An Ugly...
Short Answer...

Not a Lot ...

Until it Starts to

Work!
Today’s Learning
1. What SEO is.
2. Why I know a little
3. Where it fits into your marketing plans
4. Why digital marketin...
What is SEO?
Search Engine Optimisation
The process of tuning your website in;
to what your customers need or are
searchin...
Consulting Cumbria Ltd ?
We work closely with:
DotComSecrets, one of the top online marketing and
training companies in th...
Website Business Objectives
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•
•

•
•

Drive more sales of your products and services
Rank ahead of competitor X
Drive mo...
Digital Marketing is Tied to Our
Online and Offline Lives
•

•
•
•

57% of people talk to people more online than in
perso...
Online Marketing Stats
• Local search is still getting more important as slow
adopting areas begin to “get it”. Up 144% si...
Online Marketing Stats 2
ORGANIC SEARCH KEY FINDINGS B2B
• Google is responsible for almost 90% of all organic search, mak...
Online Marketing Stats 3

2013 State of Inbound Marketing Report © 2013 Hubspot.
Online Marketing Stats 4

2013 State of Inbound Marketing Report © 2013 Hubspot.
Online Marketing Stats 5
Social Media Lead Sources: Aren’t these Killing SEO?
Nope! All These Strands Work best When Co-or...
Your Online Strategy
The 3 Keys to Success Online
• Targeted Traffic: Steady/Ongoing targeted
traffic from multiple source...
Targeted Traffic: Keyword Research
Tuning the website in, to the questions your next
customer’s asking.
•Which keywords ge...
Attracting Targeted Traffic:
Orgasmic oops! Organic SEO
• Relevance: Good SEO is all about becoming
relevant in the eyes o...
Why Ranking Matters

Source: Slingshot SEO study 2011
Why Ranking Matters

Other things being equal; the higher you are the more clicks you get!

Source: Slingshot SEO study 20...
On-Page Optimisation: The Slightly Techie Way That
SEO Tunes You in to What people are Asking For!
•URL – yourwebsite.co.u...
Targeted Traffic: SEO Needs Backup!
• Offsite optimization
– Links from other trusted, authority sites
– Links and mention...
Targeted Traffic: SEO Needs to be Built Up
• Offsite optimization – Backlinks or getting
the finger pointed at YOU!
Creati...
What Mature SEO Can Look Like
Local SEO: Usually Much Easier!

But not if you dither!
Local Optimization
• Showing up in Local Search Results is Critical
– Well optimised listings in Google Plus Local, Yahoo
...
Local Optimization
Mobile Strategy?

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•
•

42% of mobile phone users have a smartphone
61% of those users conduct local search on their phon...
The Social Media Effect
Why Facebook? Because that’s where a lot of your customers are!

For different businesses, the
soc...
Why Facebook?

31,456,000
UK Users
December 2012
What can you do on Facebook?

• Be social / fun / off-beat
• Post or link to useful stuff
• Go multi-media – Images work
p...
What is the 2nd Most Popular Search Engine?

86+% of Online Users View Online Video
Each Month
People search with Keywords...
Why YouTube?
•#2 most used search engine (behind Google)
•20 hours of video uploaded every minute
•More video is uploaded ...
What videos should you create?

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•
•
•
•
•
•

Testimonials (client interviews)
Describe your creation, product or service...
What’s Your Strategy?
Looking Good is Important

Being Found is even more important!

Before you get your web designer to ...
Today’s Learning
1. Search Engine Optimisation is .
2. Why I know a little – experience with several companies
3. SEO and ...
 We are here to help you lift websites from obscurity.
 Generate the sales that your business depends on in

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SEO for a Visible Business: Enterprise start up seminar for Cumbria Chamber of Trade and Commerce

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What's So Sexy About SEO?

Not a lot until it starts to work!

Search Engine Optimisation is almost the Cinderella of online marketing for most small and middle sized businesses. It doesn't look as pretty as the beautiful website it underpins, it's often not as much fun as being sociable online and my goodness, it can be tedious. But if you put in the graft, structure the eyecatching website around the questions your audience are asking and use the language of your customer's searches when you are being sociable... then you start to win big time!

SEO for big websites, little websites and local businesses is something that should be part of the planning. Never mind that you'll have to set aside some budget... after all what's the point of a £5k website if it's invisible?

Pop along to see how Consulting Cumbria can help you to be found locally wherever you are!

http://consultingcumbria.co.uk

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  1. 1. Online Marketing Plans in 2013 What’s so Sexy About SEO? As Social Media Marketing gets all the buzz… is SEO Just An Ugly Cinderella?
  2. 2. Short Answer... Not a Lot ... Until it Starts to Work!
  3. 3. Today’s Learning 1. What SEO is. 2. Why I know a little 3. Where it fits into your marketing plans 4. Why digital marketing is so effective 5. Some statistics to illustrate why digital or “inbound” marketing is becoming so effective 6. Why keyword research is important to understand customer intent 7. The important elements on-page and off-page 8. Where mobile and social fit into the optimised web presence 9. What you need to consider
  4. 4. What is SEO? Search Engine Optimisation The process of tuning your website in; to what your customers need or are searching for: ...as opposed to you dishing out what you think they ought to be looking for!
  5. 5. Consulting Cumbria Ltd ? We work closely with: DotComSecrets, one of the top online marketing and training companies in the world. Jolyon Miller Our Customers Include: Digisol FX
  6. 6. Website Business Objectives • • • • • Drive more sales of your products and services Rank ahead of competitor X Drive more sales now, but also position yourself for future growth (it’s always easier to get ahead and stay ahead than it is to play catch up) Create a customized website that turns visitors to leads (and eventually sales). Dominate your market locally
  7. 7. Digital Marketing is Tied to Our Online and Offline Lives • • • • 57% of people talk to people more online than in person 48% of American and 43% of UK “young” people access “News” through Social Media 86+% of online users view videos online each month 97% of consumers browse online before purchasing locally (source: Google Places for Business)
  8. 8. Online Marketing Stats • Local search is still getting more important as slow adopting areas begin to “get it”. Up 144% since 2007. * • 54% of all consumers have given up the phone book in favor of online search for local products and services. (much higher for consumers under 40) Cumbria is behind the curve here, but even our Yellow Pages are withering away! • Mobile searches will surpass desktop searches by 2016 (likely before ) *Source: Localsearchstudy.com 2012
  9. 9. Online Marketing Stats 2 ORGANIC SEARCH KEY FINDINGS B2B • Google is responsible for almost 90% of all organic search, making it the single most important referring source of traffic (36% of all traffic comes from Google). • Organic search is still the #1 driver of traffic, accountable for 41% of all visits to B2B websites. • Branded searches (searches that include the name of the company) show the highest engagement of any other source (3.71 page views per visit) and account for 31% of all visits from organic search. 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report © 2013 Optify Inc.
  10. 10. Online Marketing Stats 3 2013 State of Inbound Marketing Report © 2013 Hubspot.
  11. 11. Online Marketing Stats 4 2013 State of Inbound Marketing Report © 2013 Hubspot.
  12. 12. Online Marketing Stats 5 Social Media Lead Sources: Aren’t these Killing SEO? Nope! All These Strands Work best When Co-ordinated. Q: Please estimate your company's cost per lead for each of the channels listed below vs. your overall average cost per lead. 2013 State of Inbound Marketing Report © 2013 Hubspot.
  13. 13. Your Online Strategy The 3 Keys to Success Online • Targeted Traffic: Steady/Ongoing targeted traffic from multiple sources to generate new customers • Conversions: An engaging website that turns visitors into customers • Repeat Sales & Referrals: A process for getting customers coming back again and again and telling others!
  14. 14. Targeted Traffic: Keyword Research Tuning the website in, to the questions your next customer’s asking. •Which keywords get the most searches / traffic? •Competitive analysis – am I just competing locally or am I taking on the whole UK or a global market? •Buyer keywords vs. DIY or sniffer keywords
  15. 15. Attracting Targeted Traffic: Orgasmic oops! Organic SEO • Relevance: Good SEO is all about becoming relevant in the eyes of the search engines and website visitors for your products/services. • Google and Bing are watching what happens when people visit your site! • Content: You become relevant by creating quality focused content on and off your site. Stuff that people might feel inclined to engage with and share.
  16. 16. Why Ranking Matters Source: Slingshot SEO study 2011
  17. 17. Why Ranking Matters Other things being equal; the higher you are the more clicks you get! Source: Slingshot SEO study 2011
  18. 18. On-Page Optimisation: The Slightly Techie Way That SEO Tunes You in to What people are Asking For! •URL – yourwebsite.co.uk/keyword-relevant-page-title •NOT yourwebsite.co.uk/dyno-gobbledygook/session_id=984r eCommerce sites beware! This is your 2nd Achilles heel. •Title tags- The most important single on-page factor! MOZ •Image tags – Tell the “Big G” what your picture is about –search spiders can’t “see” your super sensuous fashion shots. •Blog –regularly and create posts which use the target keywords in fresh, unique or well curated content. •Relevant Engaging Content (text – try making SEO exciting !)
  19. 19. Targeted Traffic: SEO Needs Backup! • Offsite optimization – Links from other trusted, authority sites – Links and mentions from social media posts – Reviews from customers on your website are useful – from social media and business listing sites they are gold dust! – Offsite optimization is all about links & social proof. (the right kind of links)
  20. 20. Targeted Traffic: SEO Needs to be Built Up • Offsite optimization – Backlinks or getting the finger pointed at YOU! Creating Content: articles, videos, blog posts, how tos, 5 tips, guest posts on other relevant blogs, contributing to e-mags which links back to you! Sharing Content: posting other people’s content to video sharing sites, social bookmarking sites, article sites (?), some social platforms etc.
  21. 21. What Mature SEO Can Look Like
  22. 22. Local SEO: Usually Much Easier! But not if you dither!
  23. 23. Local Optimization • Showing up in Local Search Results is Critical – Well optimised listings in Google Plus Local, Yahoo local, and Bing local are especially important to tie you to a place and identify you as a genuine local business. – Showing up in local listings and in organic listings will increase your click through rates (the number of people who click on your listing)! – Service businesses have a slight problem. Google’s terms and Conditions.
  24. 24. Local Optimization
  25. 25. Mobile Strategy? • • • 42% of mobile phone users have a smartphone 61% of those users conduct local search on their phone When they search they “Want it now!” Consider: A mobile responsive website or a mobile version of your site! Google has stated a preference for responsive, but the acid test is what do you want your visitor to do? • Source: Localsearchstudy.com 2012
  26. 26. The Social Media Effect Why Facebook? Because that’s where a lot of your customers are! For different businesses, the social media platform might differ but the rule is the same: Be where your customers are!
  27. 27. Why Facebook? 31,456,000 UK Users December 2012
  28. 28. What can you do on Facebook? • Be social / fun / off-beat • Post or link to useful stuff • Go multi-media – Images work particularly well • Run contests – rules apply! • Drive traffic for events/specials • Keep your business page and personal profiles separate(ish) • Rinse and repeat (?) for your other platforms
  29. 29. What is the 2nd Most Popular Search Engine? 86+% of Online Users View Online Video Each Month People search with Keywords as well... use the tags!
  30. 30. Why YouTube? •#2 most used search engine (behind Google) •20 hours of video uploaded every minute •More video is uploaded in 60 days than all 3 major US networks created in 60 years •Google LOVES video and is beginning to understand it – transcriptions! •YouTube helps boost Your SEO Efforts, it can boost your website’s authority and can help strengthen your Google + authorship
  31. 31. What videos should you create? • • • • • • • Testimonials (client interviews) Describe your creation, product or service Roving reporter 5 FAQs DIY Tips Grand Opening Videos Instructional
  32. 32. What’s Your Strategy? Looking Good is Important Being Found is even more important! Before you get your web designer to build that website: • Find out how your customers are searching for what you do. If you are a start up most of them won’t know your name! Keyword research pays off! •Work out what keywords show an intention to buy and build your website around those phrases. •Build a responsive or a mobile friendly website ESPECIALLY if you are local! •Be social! Work out where your audience hangs out and be there! •Invest as much in optimising and socialising as you do in the design of a website, the days of “EASY” online are disappearing fast, even in Cumbria.
  33. 33. Today’s Learning 1. Search Engine Optimisation is . 2. Why I know a little – experience with several companies 3. SEO and other digital marketing should be part of your marketing plan 4. Digital marketing is effective because everyone is so connected 5. Statistical evidence illustrates why SEO should be part of your “inbound” marketing 6. Keyword research, to understand customers; is important BEFORE you build the website. 7. There are important technical basics to attend to on-page and off-page that lift websites. 8. Mobile viewability and social media “signals” are crucial to an optimised web presence 9. What you need to consider before you ask the web designer to produce that gorgeous website.
  34. 34.  We are here to help you lift websites from obscurity.  Generate the sales that your business depends on in the most cost effective way.  Traditional advertising is not bringing the ROI that it used to  Optimised digital marketing is!  Call us to help you on your journey. 01228 907 795 Consulting Cumbria Ltd
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