Gardening requires fertile ground, knowledge of your plants, and lots of patience. corecubed Creative Director Tammy Brown looks at gardening as a metaphor for successful marketing and discusses what goes into creating a bountiful harvest that translates into sales.
You’ve got a great product and a fantastic story to tell. You know who your customer is and you know exactly what you want to tell them about your company and why you are the obvious best choice in your industry. Now, how are you going to get them to sit up and take notice of you? You need focus the spotlight on your business so that your client can find you easily in the crowded marketplace.
Does your marketing and branding reflect the story of your small business? The public face that you give your company can offer rich details and background that intrigue your target market and draw more business to your organization.
Your business, like a young caterpiller, will go through many stages of growth before taking flight. Who will help your business grow and spread its wings?
If a potential customer doesn't know your exact web site address, how are they going to find your business on the web? Chances are, if your site isn't optimized for the search engines, the customers will find your competitor's web site rather than yours. Did you know that only 32% of Internet users will read to the bottom of the first page of results when performing a search? (iProspect) Only 23% of searchers go to the bottom of the second page of search results, and the numbers drop for every page thereafter. And as technology changes, getting listed on the first page of results will only become more important as searches will be possible in places like your television, phone and music players.
Search engine optimization is not for the faint of heart, as the tactics to get listed on the first page of results seem to require an understanding of a whole new language, but by understanding a few basic components of search engine optimization and with a strategic Internet marketing partner like corecubed, you can be well on your way to staying ahead of the competition and getting higher rankings in search engines.