Convert Website Visitors To Leads And Sales With Powerful Results Webinar

SmartFinds Marketing will be presenting website conversions webinar on GoToWebinar Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 9 AM EST Birmingham, MI – June 11, 2019 – SmartFinds Marketing (www.smartfindsmarketing.com) will be holding a webinar on GoToWebinar, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 9 AM EST discuss website conversions. The webinar will be educational and intended for business owners to consider making their websites more effective to existing website visitors. The webinar will be presented by Melih Oztalay, CEO of SmartFinds Marketing. Mr. Oztalay is a 25-year digital marketing veteran, industry author, and speaker. “Businesses tend to get tied up with what they know and have been doing in their digital marketing activities. Re-focusing their energies based on the results they see in Google Analytics can greatly improve the effectiveness of their website”, explains Mr. Oztalay. “Consider my 4 A’s of Digital Marketing and Technology. Anticipate Change, Accept Changes, Adapt to Changes, and Adopt the Changes. The digital industry is all about change and early adoption”, added Mr. Oztalay. M2 TechCast Invites Melih Oztalay Mr. Oztalay joined the M2 Techcast show on Monday, June 11, 2019, providing details on the website conversion webinar. The webinar provides information to business owners, marketers, and webmasters [...]

By |2019-06-12T19:57:44-04:00June 11th, 2019|Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, Marketing, News and Events, Smartfinds, Webinar|Comments Off on Convert Website Visitors To Leads And Sales With Powerful Results Webinar

Improve Your Website Conversions For Increased Sales

Website conversions has become a key topic for businesses. Competition is continually on the rise, and at a faster pace than ever. Converting website visitors to leads or sales has increasingly become a problem for many companies. Businesses are spending a lot of energy on search engine optimization (SEO), website marketability, and other inbound marketing strategies in order to drive more free traffic to their website. Consider website conversions are a part of your strategy. Do you want to drive more traffic, or convert the organic traffic your website is already receiving from Google? Trying to gain more traffic is far more costly than making changes to your website to achieve the desired results. By using the results in Google Analytics and Google Search Console, it is possible to affect website conversion changes. It is not a matter of reporting or analysis. Instead, you can examine and interpret multiple data points to see what patterns and trends emerge. Ask yourself these basic questions: How much traffic am I getting to my website? How much of this traffic is free, paid, or from referral websites? What is my bounce rate for the website vs. from individual sources? What does the traffic [...]

By |2019-06-04T16:56:50-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Articles, Digital Marketing, Google Analytics, Marketing, Smartfinds, Website Marketability|Comments Off on Improve Your Website Conversions For Increased Sales

Proven Ways To Increase Your Website Conversion

Let’s face it. Competition has been continually on the rise and at a fast pace. Converting website visitors to leads or sales has increasingly become a problem for many businesses. Businesses are spending a lot of energy on search engine optimization (SEO), website marketability and other inbound marketing strategies in order to drive more free traffic to their website. How about considering website conversion. The question I keep asking is if it is a matter of driving more traffic or a matter of converting the organic traffic your website is already receiving from Google? Trying to gain more traffic is far more costly than making changes to your website to achieve the desired results. Using the results in Google Analytics and Google Search Console it is possible to affect website conversion changes. It is not a matter of reporting or analysis, rather an interpretation of the multiple data points. What are the patterns and trends based on different time frames? We have to start with some basic questions. How much traffic are we getting to the website? How much of this traffic is free, paid or from referral websites? What is our bounce rate for the website vs. from individual [...]

By |2019-06-02T12:19:54-04:00May 28th, 2019|Articles, Digital Marketing, Google Analytics, Marketing, Smartfinds, Website Marketability|Comments Off on Proven Ways To Increase Your Website Conversion

Dealerships Have Excellent Ways To Drive Customers To Their Store

Auto dealerships continue to struggle to attract local consumers to their stores with the increase in marketing channel competition. The problems range from other brand competition to competition from within the brand. Other sources include in-brand marketing channels from Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. This doesn’t mean dealerships cannot find marketing channels to drive consistent leads to their stores. As digital marketing continually changes, it is about being flexible by making changes to existing marketing plans and take advantage of the newer tools. Alternatively, revise how an existing marketing channel is being used. Consumer Car Buying Habits Informed consumers are, of course, an additional dilemma for dealerships. Local consumers spend more time researching brands, models, vehicle reviews on the Internet before they become a showroom walk-in. The consumers read vehicle reviews, ask for advice on social media from friends and family, and compare vehicle specifications. Showroom walk-ins have become a problem in terms of marketing channel attribution. These informed consumers do not call, make an appointment, complete an online form or send an email. They just walk-in! Autotrader’s 2016 consumer car buying journey is a clear sign of how shopping for cars has changed over the decades. Cox [...]

By |2019-03-11T12:02:43-04:00October 8th, 2018|Articles, Auto Dealership Marketing, Automotive Marketing and Advertising, Digital Marketing, Local Business Marketing, Local Marketing, Marketing, SmartOne|Comments Off on Dealerships Have Excellent Ways To Drive Customers To Their Store

SmartOne for Auto Dealership Marketing To Local Consumers

Auto Dealership Marketing to local consumers has changed over the years. The marketing process is primarily in the digital marketing channels and the competition around these channels is high. Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 are all competing in the same marketing channels making the process difficult for any one individual dealership. What if there is another way of reaching targeted consumers? If you think you’ve tried something like SmartOne for auto dealership marketing before you’d be wrong. SmartOne differs because it is entirely managed by a digital marketing agency and not just a technology provider. Digital agencies manage the strategy, processes and analyze results. Technology companies only focus on services and tasks, something they are very good at executing. The difference is like hiring your printer to be your ad agency four decades ago. What Is SmartOne? Let's summarize the SmartOne program. SmartOne is an advanced auto dealership marketing using digital local marketing with proven results increasing a dealership’s awareness among targeted local consumers who have not done business with the dealership before. SmartOne program guarantees car sales, has a fixed fee, does not accept commissions for sales above the guarantee, and provides the dealership a refund or [...]

By |2019-03-11T12:02:46-04:00September 23rd, 2018|Articles, Auto Dealership Marketing, Automotive Marketing and Advertising, Digital Marketing, Local Business Marketing, Local Marketing, Marketing, SmartOne|Comments Off on SmartOne for Auto Dealership Marketing To Local Consumers

Powerful Social Media Marketing Nurturing Gets You More Results

A noticeable change in social media marketing is the overuse of automation tools like Hootsuite or SocialOoomph. Businesses have turned social media automation into something that seems to resemble broadcast radio. Posting large volumes of tweets and updates happen fast with automation tools. Now imagine every business, regardless of their industry, doing the exact same thing. Automated postings have inundated social communities to a point that no one is listening anymore. Unfortunately, businesses have overused social media automation tools to be the end of their marketing efforts. They are seeking efficient (not necessarily effective) ways of getting their message out, in a fast manner, and do so at a low cost. Low cost to these businesses includes low to no labor. Of course, these quick tactics are not effective and do more harm than good. The question we have to ask ourselves is how effective is broadcasting your message in bulk? How effective is it to wait for people to come to you? With every business broadcasting to the social communities, how likely is it for someone to listen on the other end? It is more likely people have become numb to the broadcasts and do not even recognize there [...]

By |2018-08-31T08:10:00-04:00November 5th, 2016|Articles, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, LinkedIn Marketing, Marketing, Smartfinds, Social Media Marketing|Comments Off on Powerful Social Media Marketing Nurturing Gets You More Results

Digital Marketing Contract Your Business has With the Internet

A prospect recently asked what type of agreement our digital marketing agency uses for web marketing projects. My response was not expected in this phone conversation. I explained to the prospect our agreement with them was less of a concern. The real agreement they should be asking about is the one they have with the Internet. As you can imagine there was a pause in the conversation. What agreement with the Internet? The individual I was speaking to is a baby boomer like me. As we've learned about my generation, the perspective of web marketing is not what it should be for the present day. Rather their understanding relates better to traditional advertising channels like print, radio, and TV. Meaning the term marketing and advertising are identical to this generation. Traditional media is only about advertising. Marketing activities the Internet medium has opened up is not familiar to this generation. We do need to acknowledge, this generation has the authority and responsibility of marketing budgets. At the same time, we have a new marketing medium this generation does not understand well. Thus, they like to have short start and stop points in the form of campaigns. This generation has a [...]

By |2019-05-09T20:40:16-04:00October 14th, 2016|Articles, Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Smartfinds|Comments Off on Digital Marketing Contract Your Business has With the Internet

3 Important LinkedIn Tools Your E-Commerce Business Needs

If you think LinkedIn Tools is only for business-to-business networking then you need to get better acquainted with LinkedIn for e-commerce. There is more to LinkedIn than resumes and people seeking for jobs. Granted LinkedIn isn't necessarily about direct sales. Consider expanding your network, opening up new opportunities and letting Google gather more information about the products on your e-commerce website. Let’s start with the basics. LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) operates the world’s largest professional business network with more than 450 million members in over 200 countries. Professional people are joining LinkedIn at a rate of more than two new members per second. Sometimes we need to overcome old information and adjust our perspectives in order to understand if new developments can benefit us. In the past couple of years, LinkedIn Tools have enhanced the services available to companies and members. These LinkedIn Tools include integration of Sales Navigator, Slideshare, Learning for skills, and Talent Solutions for companies. Understanding How To Use LinkedIn Tools For Your LinkedIn Company Page Your LinkedIn Company page raises brand awareness, provides updates about your company, promotes career opportunities in your company; educate potential customers on your products and services. Additional information includes links to your [...]

By |2018-08-31T08:11:12-04:00October 11th, 2016|Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, LinkedIn Marketing, Marketing, Practical Ecommerce, Smartfinds|Comments Off on 3 Important LinkedIn Tools Your E-Commerce Business Needs

Using Expert Tools Will Insured A Well Performing Website

Expert tools in the world of information makes managing a website's health and performance easy. A business has many performance tools to choose from. These performance expert tools help a company improve their web presence. A healthy website has improved search engine visibility, speed and include improved user experience. The most important thing to remember is these expert tools are free! You will find they recommend corrections to improve various web and website metrics. After all, you spent time and money to build a website to make you proud. The website looks the way you desired. The website has the information you want to present to visitors. What do you need, right? A healthy functioning website will have many advantages. The advantages include higher conversion rates from website visitors, higher search engine rankings, and improved digital marketing performance. The below-listed expert tools provide a wealth of information. You can be downright foolish to not take a few minutes to learn about these tools. After all, who needs a well-performing website, right? Let’s take at look at the technical items Google is looking to be included with a healthy website. Then we can review tools, which will ensure you are meeting [...]

By |2017-11-05T17:01:49-04:00September 28th, 2016|Articles, Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engines, SEO, Website Development, Website Marketability|Comments Off on Using Expert Tools Will Insured A Well Performing Website

Google’s Penguin Algorithm With New Real-Time Results Now Released

It has been two years since Google updated the Penguin algorithm. The most significant change is Penguin runs in real-time, meaning the algorithm is no longer an add-on. Penguin will make decisions at the time of a search. This, also, means the Penguin algorithm no longer will receive updates, as it is part of Google’s core algorithm. August and September months have historically been when Google makes these changes impacting the search engine ranking positions (SERP) of websites. Including Penguin into the core algorithm, means the changes will happen immediately. You’ll know if you’ve been affected…NOW! Understanding The Google Penguin Algorithm? Google Penguin was a filter to run as part of Google’s ranking algorithm. Penguin was introduced in April 2012 designed at decreasing the SERP of websites using spamming techniques. These methods violate Google's Webmaster Guidelines with gimmicks like manipulating the links and volume of links pointing to a web page. "Steps To A Google Friendly Site" gives good points to staying on Google’s good side and staying out of black-hat SEO tactics. Google;s Announcement Of The Penguin Algorithm 4.0 "Penguin is now part of our core algorithm" is the headline on Google's Webmaster Central Blog. Here is the most [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:23:09-04:00September 27th, 2016|Articles, Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engines, SEO, Smartfinds|Comments Off on Google’s Penguin Algorithm With New Real-Time Results Now Released
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