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Online Marketing for Small Businesses with Google

March 6, 2011 7:02 pm | POSTED BY the-google-guy | 0 comments

Google’s Small Business Blog has created a newsletter called CLICK, which will offer insights and strategies to assist small businesses with getting the most value out of their online  and internet marketing efforts.

Click’s first monthly feature summarizes how small businesses can use location, social networking and google analytics to get a leg up on the competition.

  • One out of 5 local searches involve location, therefore small businesses need to take advantage of  local business listings and directories such as Google Places.
  • Satisfied Customers can be your best promoters and small businesses should take advantage of free social media and networking sites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to communicate with their loyal customers and utilize those customers to help spread the positive word about your business.
  • Use Google Analytics to better understand your customers and prospects be reviewing website data on what search terms users queried to find your site, what pages do users view the longest and the least as well as what page are users exiting your site. This knowledge can help you make better business decisions about what content is important and what keywords you should focus on to continue optimizing your site and improving user experience so that you can fine tune your online and internet marketing efforts.

Writing Better Headlines

Good headlines help grab attention. You don’t have to be a savvy copywriter to come up with better headlines. Test and optimize to see if you can improve your click through rates.
For example “Joe’s Gourmet Pizza” is descriptive; however try something like “Columbia’s Melt In Your Mouth Brick Oven Pizza” will help differentiate your ad and bring attention to your customers and prospects.

Life Saving Information Services

Learn how emergency service providers are using google and other technologies to communicate in disasters and humanitarian crises, like the recent earthquakes in New Zealand and Haiti.  Away from Google, I remember during the Haiti disasters where Twitter was used as a primary communication tool because of the real time dialogue and rapidness of communicating via 140 characters.

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Google Remarketing

February 15, 2011 3:51 pm | POSTED BY the-google-guy | 0 comments

Google Remarketing is a fairly new internet marketing strategy that Google has been offering through their Adwords platform for less than a year now. Remarketing is not a new concept as this ad serving technology has been around for years and offered on other ad serving networks.  Personally speaking, I’ve implemented this strategy for various clients through Yahoo and the Right Media exchange network, which they refer to as Behaviorial Targeting.

What makes Google’s offering unique is that there is a low cost of entry and this technology is now available to internet marketers and advertising companies through the Adwords platform and opens the door to offer remarketing or behaviorial advertising opportunities to prospects browsing the Google Display Network.  Yahoo and other major ad serving networks required a minimum of $20,000 per month which could be considered a hefty budget for some small businesses.

The concept is pretty simple.
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Seo Marketing source code housekeeping tips for non profits

December 21, 2010 5:37 pm | POSTED BY the-google-guy | 0 comments

Google has posted a blog article on seo marketing source code housekeeping tips for non profits. While the post is aimed at non profit organizations, these tips can be utilized for any business or organization who wants to improve seo marketing tactics and strategies to rank better in google or other major search engines. To view the entire article click on the link below

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SEO and Search Engine Marketing have come along way in 2010.  Google reflects on its 10 favorite Adwords innovations of 2010.  While it’s difficult to single out any of the SEM tactics, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on a few.

Google Product Ads – While Google Product Listing Ads is in beta and only available to a select group of merchants, any Adwords advertiser can take advantage of the Google product extensions.  What are product extensions?

Product extensions allow you to use your existing Google Merchant Center account to highlight your products directly in your search ads (and Google Images ads when opted into the Search Network). Product extensions will not appear on other Search Network sites, or on Display Network sites.

When your AdWords ad appears and your Google Merchant Center account contains a product that is relevant to the searcher’s query, product extensions may show the images, titles, and prices of your closest matching products with your ad. Your product offerings may be shown in a “plusbox” ad. When a user clicks a product image, they will be taken to the destination page listed for that product in your Merchant Center account.  If your business is interested in learning how to take advantage of google product extensions, then feel free to contact me.

Also as a google seo and search engine marketing insider, I will stay on top of the Google Product Listing Ads and keep interested parties informed when this is rolled out and available to more merchants.

Click-to-call Phone Extensions – With local seo and mobile marketing on the rise, this is a really neat new feature.  Say you are searching for a florist and your mobile browser returns the florists that are closest to you in proximity.  By having a click-to-call Phone Extension, you are able to click on the phone number without visiting the website and you place your order by phone.  Easy process and user experience and you make your significant other or mother extremely happy.

Remarketing – Really glad to see Google is now offering this product.  Many Ad Networks have been offering this for some time.  I’ve heard this referred to as behavioral targeting and basically Google drops a cookie on a search user’s browser when they visit your website after a search.  You may have searched for a florist and then clicked through and visited “abc florist company”.  You exit the site without making a purchase.  Now if you visit any other site within the Google content network, “abc florist company” has the ability to serve display ads in your browser on google content affiliated sites.  This is a really effective search engine marketing tactic when using display ads and geo-targeting. You can find the post to the entire article in the link below

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Google makes advances to Display Ad Builder for Search Engine Marketing

December 18, 2010 10:36 am | POSTED BY the-google-guy | 0 comments

Google has made significant advances for the Display Ad Builder for Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Professionals. Google has an ad display tool that allows you to build online display ads in minutes for free.

This display ad tool allows individuals or search engine marketing (sem) companies the ability to customize templates and reduce creative costs that can easily run thousands of dollars. Click on the link below for the entire article

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