1. Can social media marketing really help my business?
Most definitely! It’s been proven again and again by the business after business. In fact, not utilizing social media marketing can actually harm your business, since having an online presence on social media is simply expected of any reputable firm these days.
2. What is SEO?
It is now estimated that approximately 80%-90% of customers will check online reviews before making a purchase. Search Engine Optimization gives your company a better chance of being seen by potential customers. According to Forbes, almost 60% of small businesses are now investing in some form of online marketing. So the odds are that your competitors are using SEO.
3. Can I Stop and Start SEO Services As I Go?
We strongly advise against starting and stopping Search Engine Optimization. SEO is not a sprint, it is a marathon, and results take time to develop and it’s through continual efforts that those results keep up. By stopping, you will lose results that someone else, such as your competition, will take advantage of and rise above you, and get in front of your customers.
4. What Is Pay-Per-Click?
PPC (or Pay-Per-Click) is a model of digital marketing where the advertiser pays a fee every time one of their ads are clicked. PPC is an effective way to bring people to your website and can be very profitable if managed correctly.
5. What Is Google Adwords?
Perhaps the most popular PPC system in the world, Adwords allows businesses to create ads that will show on Google’s search engine results and other related properties. Google Adwords is a PPC platform where users bid on keywords and pay each time a user clicks on their ad.
6. What is local SEO?
Local SEO focuses on achieving results in location-based searches, for example, “restaurant in Oxford”. These types of searches are becoming a lot more frequent and often result in a map being displayed in the search results. There are some very specific tactics that can be employed to affect performance in the location-based search results.
7. Can you guarantee results?
Nobody can guarantee results in digital marketing as there are too many variables, especially with SEO, as Google’s algorithm is a secret. What we can do is point to a highly successful track record across all sorts of sectors and put you in contact with some of our clients if you want to see the kind of results we can produce. Also, trust us when we tell you that we aren’t happy with the results unless you are!
8. How much does social media marketing cost? What’s the ROI?
One thing is for certain – social media marketing is never free. Whether you’re spending your own valuable time on it, asking an employee to add it to their workload, hiring a social media employee, or outsourcing to a marketing firm, there is always a cost. The key is to get the maximum ROI out of the time or money you put into it. It’s important to remember, however, that ROI doesn’t have to mean revenue. It can, but it can also mean meeting other objectives, such as getting new leads, increasing email subscriptions, or even boosting customer satisfaction. The ROI you end up with is the direct result of how focused your social media marketing strategy is.
9. What type of social media content converts best?
Just like question #5, this one depends on your audience. The best way to find out what type of content converts most effectively for you is to test, tweak, and test again until you find the right fit.
10. How long does it take before I’ll start seeing results from social media marketing?
With social media constantly evolving, this depends on variables such as the time and effort you’re putting into social media marketing management, your budget, your audience, your strategy, and whether you’re using paid ads or not. Regardless, it’s important to remember that social media is a marathon and not a race.