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Sounds like it should come from the matrix right?
Well the truth is this is actually happening right now everyday to over a billion people and yes there is a team of engineers that help with this process everyday.
Companies Like Google (shocker)
And the list goes on, But why? Short answer is it is extremely profitable that is why.
Did you think those notifications from facebook were just there?... Interesting
What if i told you they were there to guide you everyday
As a digital marketing firm I realized this along time ago, and I drew a line in the sand and said do not cross this. And because of this, we are not a big marketing firm.
But I can sleep at night knowing that I am not manipulating my ad dollars and am ethically getting results for my clients.
A simple way to know this is happening to you, is to look at your news feed and then you see a story that just get’s you pissed. Did you think that was an accident? Hmmmm interesting
Still don't believe me? Ever heard someone say my god i was on youtube and got sucked into the youtube black hole. Where you end up watching stuff that you never had any intention on watching.
Still don't believe me? well i have a video so it must be true.
So what is the point of this story? Attention? Yes kind of, and hopefully the realization that your thoughts are being manipulated by the best engineers in the world. I myself have deleted Facebook app, and others from my phone. And you will be shocked at how quiet it becomes.
And hopefully people will start to wake from this digital comma and focus on true problems in this world. That was the point to this post, you see as a digital marketer i need results for my clients. But will not sell my soul to do so.
The truth is when someone new enters into this game they only have one thing on there mind, landing that big commission and moving on. But after a few years in this space, I can tell you that most will never see a dime. That business model of pay only if it coverts will not work period. As with most offers out there that will only covert if there is a sale of (insert product) The truth is as a marketer your almost wasting your time and the company does not care if you make a dime, because in the end they are out nothing if you even do get a sale.
The truth is, I have switched my business model to pay per call. And why is this?
The pay per conversion model does not work, we had end users who would pay at let’s say three minutes. And they hang up @ 2:49 and call the lead back. So guess what you get nothing.
Most marketers out there always assume they are going to get what ever is offered on Offer Vault, and other sites. The truth is if you go out there you will find better deals for your self. And not be a slave to the peanuts the circus is offering. Separate your self from the low end firms and cut your own path.
So no matter your niche, you can find higher payouts for sure no matter what. You do not need to be on the payroll of any of these firms out there. You’re a marketer and trust me when I say they are making way more than you. The game is rigged and they do not care how much you spend. Once you separate your self from the bullshit, you will see a whole new world open up that will make marketing fun again.
So why did I write this piece? I was fed up with all these firms out there just putting the screws to the guy who thinks, shit man I made 700 bucks this week. But the truth is did you? Once you factor in advertising, and YOUR TIME. What did you really make? I hope this piece will make you sit back and question every offer you have seen come across. Most will just take the path of least resistance and go with the rest of the sheep. While those who carve there own path will prevail in the end.
Best of luck to all the marketing folks out there.
Online business has hit an all-time high globally, as major and minor companies are creating their own websites and trying to cater to the Internet public. Marketing online is vastly different from offline marketing as the rules and regulations of attracting consumers differ hugely. This is where a digital marketing agency comes in and ensures that online marketing, from creation of websites to ensuring that they excel in search engine rankings, is available to clients as a whole package. Without the help of a digital marketing agency, it is not possible for companies to enter the online market and emerge successful.
The primary benefit of hiring a digital marketing agency is that these agencies are experienced and understand the online world of marketing. Since there are major differences between the online world and the offline world of marketing, gathering professional help for the better performance of a website is highly recommended. Digital marketing agencies have experts on their board who understand what a particular client website contains and how it can be marketed digitally. From keyword heavy content to social media marketing, all options are available and it is up to these agencies to implement these options as per their understanding.
Search engine optimization is the biggest benefit of hiring a digital marketing agency. Marketing online serves no purpose unless people regularly visit a company’s website and go through its features and products. Competition in the online market today is mostly about securing high rankings in search engines. Securing high rankings in search engines automatically translates to popularity of the website as well as increase in consumer awareness. A digital marketing agency is well aware of all this and hence can be trusted with the responsibility to increase a website’s search engine rankings. They know how to go about it and whether they should take a content related approach or publicize the site via social media, is up to them.
A digital marketing agency also understand that in today’s age of flashy and tech-heavy websites, a company can never achieve the desired search engine rankings unless is website is up to the mark. A digital marketing agency also often acts as a web designing organization and designs the websites for its clients. It knows that depending on the content, how a website is to be designed so that what people are looking for in the site can be easily found. From the home page to the page dealing with the features of the company’s products to the page about the history of the company, all are available on the website. It is up to the digital marketing agency to put together these pieces in a manner that will be appealing to regular and new visitors of the website.
Since constant presence on the social media is highly necessary for a company to be successful in online marketing today, an internet marketing company ensures that they are able to provide full social media marketing strategies. It is important not only to have Facebook or Twitter pages for companies but also ensure that those are active. Sharing regular links to the company’s website and its new products, features and news are a must for every digital marketing agency. They also encourage active interaction between people and the company via social media pages. This helps the company understand their consumers and what the consumers look forward to from the company. Automatically, this gives the company a great chance to improve its search engine rankings.
For companies which are beginning their innings new in the online marketing world, it is highly beneficial to hire a digital marketing agency with proper experience. In that case, it is the company which will have all the experience and will be able to guide the client on how to improve search engine rankings. Clients can give the content and the layout of the website, but it is up to the digital marketing agency to make a site that will ensure that proper consumers are drawn to the site. Digital marketing agencies come across all sorts of clients and they know how the success of a website is achieved. So being dependent on them is actually beneficial for a company, especially the ones who have just begun.
It’s a fact that the future of marketing is digital. While you can market the product/services on your own, you are highly discouraged from doing it. The best way of going about it is hiring a digital marketing agency. The benefits of hiring an agency include:
Save time and money
If you are a small business owner chances are that you are too busy. You have meetings to attend to, phone calls to make, and other business issues. This leaves you little to no time to concentrate on the marketing aspects of the business.
When you hire a digital marketing agency you don’t have to worry of marketing your business as you will have left the work to professionals.
It might sound absurd saying that you save money when you hire an agency to market the business for you, but its true-you save money.
If you were to hire an in-house marketer, you will pay him/her up to $70,000 a year. Hiring an agency costs a fraction of that amount.
You achieve results fast
When you are handling the marketing part of your business you most likely don’t know what works and what doesn’t – you are gambling and guessing. This results to you making many mistakes before you see results.
Digital marketing agencies specialize in marketing; therefore, they understand the inns and outs of every niche. Since the digital marketing mediums change every day, the agencies keep up with the mediums and ensure that they work with the best and most effective medium in the market. Due to this, you see results fast.
Save on technology and tools
To undertake effective digital marketing you need to have the right tools to monitor your accounts, track data and undertake other marketing tasks. As a small business owner, you most likely can’t afford the necessary tools and technology.
When you hire an agency you not only save time and money, you also save on purchasing marketing tools and technology. The tools which can get expensive especially when you have to upgrade them.
Digital marketing agencies are run by educated, trained and experienced professionals. When you hire the agency you bring the knowledge into your business. This results to fast growth of your company.
From the above benefits, it’s paramount that you invest in a digital marketing agency.
For you to hire the right agency you need to consider a number of factors. One of the factors is the experience of the agency. A good agency should have reports and case studies of previous clients. A good agency should also be certified to operate in your local area.
To find the right professionals to work with, you should take your time.
Adding a Emoji To wordpress is probably one of the easiest things to do, but is there any value in it?
Well lets take a look and you decide ok?
Now with a Emoji Added
Now there is a ton of debate with folks as to whether this will help or hurt with a SEO value for your site?
And my answer is this, if your lets say a stay at home mom trying to compete in oh lets say home made candles?
Which looks better? It is all about getting to consumers eye in the listing isn't it?
Other SEO's out there will say, well Amazon does not need it?, and that is true but they are a massive brand.
Now as far as putting them intowordpress it is very simple you go over to Emojipedia and find the one you want.
Next copy the one you like
Then go over to where you edit you meta title and paste. Simple Done
YouTube is the exact same way, go to edit button for where you entered the title and paste.
No Worries we have a video as well to watch
As A Digital Agency, we also handle all Your Social? HUH? Hey we get it as a small or mid size business who has time to put stuff on facebook all the time and twitter, Instagram etc. There is so much out there when are you supposed to have time to do all this as well?
We Also optimize all your ad's on these Social networks Bringing in new client's
Do you know who your client is? Most places do not, like demographics? Job? Income? We Take Care of all this as well.
Does your business have a funnel in place?
What if i told you most business have no clue as to what a sales funnel is?
A Sales Funnel is Basically a way to get those customers you Need and weeding out those who are just thinking about your service, But 78% of all sites out there do not know how to create a funnel. Well we also handle that for you as well.
So What can we do for you and your business? Our job is to not only bring Brand Recognition but to bring in Sales.
Your website has to be more than just a good looking site, it needs to convert into sales.
So Let us help you get your website going in the right direction.
It will be the best ad dollars spent this year.
Can’t help but wonder in the day and age of email marketing, if all the opt in’s on every website is beginning to become overwhelming. It seems like every website you go to these days has an opt in box.
I can’t help but wonder if all the consumers out there are getting a little burned out on all the opt In.
They say that to be a great digital marker these days you need to have a email list, and the only way to get that email list is with an opt in box on your website. with catchy slogans like, try now for free, but wait, i will teach you
how i made (insert fictitious number here) and so on and so forth.
Yes i do know the value of having a list, but at the same time what about the end user? I am serious when i say this every site has a opt in box. And corporate America does very little to stay in touch unless you are a credit card then you will get emails weekly.
Opt in Now, Optin here,
Just kidding there is no opt in anywhere on this page, I am just trying to make a point that some pages really don’t need to have an opt in box. Unless you’re doing some for form of lead generation then what can you offer the end user?
I do not think people think about that, and I for one am always thinking about the end-user the final product if you will. I think we are all taught the same that we need to collect the emails so we have a customer again to sell to the do we?
I for one never like to follow the rest of the herd if you will, if everybody is learning the same thing how do we separate ourselves from the rest of the business world. All I’m saying in this article as maybe it’s time to start thinking outside the box and try different approach. There’s an old saying in the business world that if your not growing in adapting your dying. And I think that’s what’s going on today with the opt in boxes, maybe it’s time to take a fresh look at this approach.
Are we as marketers being overzealous in trying to collect every damn email out there? I for one do not have any opt in boxes on my website whatsoever. I have a simple contact page that if people want to opt in there than they can. Am I losing a ton of business? Maybe, but in the end as an SEO agency what can I offer an email list?
More back links? On page optimization? Higher search engine rank?
These are all pretty much covered in end as a SEO or digital marketing agency anyway so what is the point of having an opt in box? I’ll am asking you dear readers to think outside the box and maybe there at maybe we need to take a new approach to this.
I love the slide in box, that gives the end user a choice as to whether they want to optin?
And not just cram it down there throat, I am not against collecting email’s all i am saying is now. We as marketing folks need to look for a fresh new take on this whole process, and ask our-selfs if we really want to be like every firm out there.
Some examples of this is site control They are a great firm and i used to have them but like i had said earlier i am not a big fan of optin box what so ever.
You can see it is just a tab, and gives the customer the option as to if they want to subscribe or not. A very clean link for sure, then you click on it
Just as nice as any opt in box out there, and yes you can configure it anyway you want.
just trying to spit out different options and i am in no way affiliated with this firm. This article was more for a different view as to how you could still get the e mail and not keep slamming those damn, WAIT BEFORE YOU GO.
Fist and foremost i have to confess that for years i was a die hard Fire Fox user and would never dream of leaving that browser in a million years.
But i do not know what happened with the latest release 51 beta. That damn thing would crash over and over again on me. I do not like being a guinea pig for beta neither,
I did love firefox for its speed and private mode and the extensions out there. But i did start my quest for a new browser this last few weeks and here is what i got.
Firefox is a great browser for speed and extensions, it has always been one of my favorite brwosers out there and if you are with another browser maybe it is time to take a look at this one, Hey looking is not cheating. I meen what could it hurt, your old browser just is not keeping up with you thats all.
You can find FireFox >>>>HERE
Next on the list is the Google Nater…….hmmm i will work on the pun
Chrome is Googles answer to the browser world and for some this thing is a rock.
I must admit, Chrome and i have had our fun together, and while slower (in my eyes) than FireFox it is a great browser as well. I do like all the add ons , extensions. It is a great choice over all.
Maybe your browser and you do not need that much time together and you are looking for a quick fling? Chrome is up your alley, she is quick, but not to quick. She will be gone in the morning Just kidding
Chrome is a great browser by far, and a great choice for you FireFox folks that are thinking of jumping the fence.
Get Chrome HERE
Next on the list is the girl down the road that has won my heart as of late. Sure she is not the hot girl in town. And she has a few extensions but not like the other’s. She is quiet and sleek as a race car she also has a VPN <<<<yeah i said that right a Virtual Private Network and she is fast.
She is built on the same frame as chrome but i have got to tell you Opera has blown me away with it’s speed. Now i am sure there some hard core guys saying blah blah blah.
Listen dick weed my site my view
Opera has become that girl that your mom promised would come into your life. And has been a great thing for me. I do love the added security of a VPN and to be honest it does seem faster to me.
While it does take a little to get used to i do love the look and speed but do not like the fact that most of my extensions that i use i can no longer use.
Conclusion, i do and have loved all the different browsers out there but to me for speed and security i do love Opera. And will stay with this one for sometime, Marriage? To soon to tell
I almost forgot this browser also has built in ad block for all you folks that hate ad’s as much as me this is just what the doctor ordered.
Find Opera HERE
I hope this has helped in your search, for you Mac folks i got nothing for Apple….sorry
Your a small business owner and are just dying to get more customers. But the budget is small ….well because you do not have any clients.
What do you do? Pay per Lead? SEO, is all this stuff just bullshit that people are spewing to get more money from you and dammit where are the new clients we are going broke here. Sound familiar? How do i know this story so well? i have been in you shoes my friend and once upon a time owned a carpet cleaning business and would have killed to get more clients. And god knows you are not ready to shell out 1k on a hope and a dream. Well hang on and your answers are coming now.
There is a well known model out there called pay per lead, the problem is all big business is all over it and charge a fortune for it. Not for the average small shop and what if i told you they sell those leads over and over again. So what do you do? First there are alternatives to this…well like us at Six Gun Group
We do Lead generation and you only pay when the calls come in at a set rate, so let’s get to the most popular questions.
The pay per lead model does tend to be the best model for most shops out there no matter the vertical, just stay away from the bigger firms out there as they have only one thing in mind your wallet. And whether you go with a firm like us or another SEO shop i am sure you will have a better chance for new clients because we do care and treat every client like your family.
Now with SEO this is more of a long term play and unfortunately most seo shops and media firms scream the same thing. We will make you number one….
And lets no kid one another here, most folks that we deal with would not mind being number one, but the bottom line is they just want more leads period. SEO is a longer play and does take time, and watch yourself there are alot of fly by night shops that promise and slam a ton of porn links and then you know what happens? No more site. This is a very serious deal and we treat it as such, hence the form on our contact page, we want long term clients.
We do not work with Porn Or Realtors
I do not know why but those 2 verticals call at all hours and scream why am i not number one.
Seo does take time and yes money, so depending on your budget you will have to make a decision and go with that.
If you would like us to quote either one for you give us a call:
So I was asked the other day, Hey i own a website and do not get much traffic what can i do??? (really to a SEO you said that?)
So i said well you can always buy traffic, His response ….Like ad words?
Me, Hell no.
Here is the problem for most small business out there is that you really don’t know 2 things. 1) who is your customer? do you know? And 2 ) Where to buy laser targeted traffic from. When you buy website traffic, most will use google ad words or Bing. The problem with that is most do not know who there customer is and then just blanket bid and hope for the best here. Look if you want to just through money out the window, i will give you my pay pal address.
So where do you go to buy traffic? Do a search and there are a ton of other networks out there that will help you get the traffic you need all day long. You can use Facebook? But to be honest i think there rates are a little high (what i am cheap man) You could use 7 Search
But watch out for some networks i have tried and will not name but they never did convert, and i am sure was just robot crap traffic (china russia) You do have to pay attention and talk to these folks they will help you with this stuff as well.
Before any of that happens you really should make a plan, IE who is your customer? what are his or her likes/ dislikes? How old are they? If you can not answer these questions you really do need to take a step back, because you really are just spinning the wheel and hoping for the best here.
First get demographics of what , who and where your next client is. (EDIT: Here is a place to start if you wonder what your client is asking)
Next make a budget for your ad, and plan on a ROI. Not just spinning the wheel here, this is business and let’s run it as such.
Keywords, you will need this list to help you as well. I always go for around 200 and start cutting after the campaign begins.
That should be a good start to get you on the right path for your next campaign with your media buy.
One thing that a lot of small business do not do and should is consider buying banner ads
Getting a banner made really is not that expensive and there are a few places that do this like 99 designs, 20 dollar banners, etc and then it is just a matter of working with a traffic source to help your business which is very targeted.
Now if you own a local heating and cooling shop, this might not be the best thing unless there is a local website that gets a ton of traffic then yes.
But we will use a client i had not to long ago who was spending 14 dollars a click and i said listen we could do a banner and then target jst home buyers/ builders on buy sell ads for as little as 5 bucks per thousand and he said no i think that is a dumb idea. Ok what ever
We will still use this example: You could go to buysellads and place a banner with massive numbers and i am sure you would make money
If you look at some of these they have very strong numbers and it is very targeted traffic. A lot of marketing folks out there have known this for some time and use it every day.
You could get over 2 million impressions for 500 bucks, bet your thanking me right now……your welcome
Now you have to keep in mind that the click thru rate is low with banners, like 1 % some times 7% But it is all a numbers game really. Out of that you will get conversions for your business.
There are other places as well to put your banners for targeted traffic, just do a search. And a little secret, you can have your business on fox news site….
One of the most under utilized forms of traffic out there and i will give you a real life example:
I was working with a client, who was spending a shit load on Google ads. I did some research and said this is stupid we have more traffic coming from YouTube and we can advertise this dirt cheap. I think it is a better way to go.
No we will stick with Google Ads, My Moto is you can not fix stupid so to hell with him.
Here is a little know fact, Google and YouTube want you to advertise your videos. Did you know you could promote your local business video for as little as a penny. Yes you read that right a penny a click.
One of the biggest things i hear, i do not own a video camera. Yes you do, we all do.
Start with your phone, and Hey this is Steve from steves gutter service. Weather you need your gutters cleaned or new give us a call. Done
It really is that easy, and i think most would be shocked at the traffic it would bring them. and once it gets traction it would be traffic for life for free.
This really is a short post to help your average small to mid size business. The really is an art to buying this stuff, but the purpose of this article is to make you realize that there really are more options out there other than what most folks use. There are a ton of agency and display networks that will launch you to the next phase for your business.
For some folks this might be a little much to handle, and hey i get it. If you want to hire a guy who knows a little about this stuff click Here
There were a hell of a lot more i could have gone into about buying media, but there really is a art to it. Corporate America has teams in place that do nothing more than this all day every day. And while the average small shop does not have that kind of budget (things i hear everyday) Then i tell them, what if i could get you traffic for as little as .04 cents a click? It can be done and yes it does convert.
You do not need to be trapped into the 18 dollar click there are many other options out there, and they are looking for your services everyday.