It has been a rocky year for the SEO community with some harsh Google Algorithm updates putting a stop to low quality SEO techniques and causing many website’s rankings to drop due to past link building. These changes, which include the Penguin and Panda update, have led many news outlets to report that SEO is dead but is it really? For a service or industry to die, the popularity of it amongst consumers needs to decrease.
Having a large email database is a focus for a lot of companies but constantly chasing higher numbers often misses the most important goal in email marketing – interaction. The reason we email subscribers is because we expect some kind of interaction from them, if they are not interacting is it really worth keeping them on your list? Of course, not every subscriber will interact with every email but there comes a point when if they haven’t interacted within a set period of time, then they will likely not again – they have become inactive.
This reputation management hack sparked my interest in review generation and eventually led to me writing the Definitive Guide to Review Generation – an 8,000+ word guide to generating reviews – check it out here.
The internet has produced many benefits for businesses, but one hard-to-control feature of the online world leaves many business owners stumped – online reviews. Whether these reviews are placed on third party websites or through social media, the ratio of positive to negative reviews posted (as compared to actual experiences) favours the negative. When someone is aggrieved by a situation they feel the need to vent, and this can have a substantial effect on your business’ brand and reputation.
In order to increase your return on investment from online marketing, tracking is essential. By using tracking you can determine exactly which marketing sources are generating you sales or leads and then allocate budget and optimise accordingly. Unfortunately, tracking can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with online, with constant issues and parts breaking, not to mention that most tracking programs, whether internal or a third party, do not always exactly match each other.
Every day hundreds of domain names that were registered expire or are dropped, either because the business has closed, because the registrant didn’t wish to spend any more money on it, or by mistake. Once a domain name expires there is a ‘holding period’ of 90 days where the domain is placed in ‘pending release’ status and the registrant can renew the domain. During this time any website which is on the domain name will not work, giving anyone who has made a mistake time to re-register. After the holding period the registrar releases a list of all the expiring domain names on a given day which are then made available to be registered 48 hours later, on a first come first served basis.