If you have a Twitter business account then you need to invest a certain amount of time to get it to work for you. Twitter is fairly straightforward to manage but you need to understand what it is all about and how it works. Many people use hashtags on Twitter. This is a way of grouping content together and can be seen as a subject. When someone then searches for that subject it will bring up Tweets that are related to it including ones that have used it in a hashtag.

Once you have set up your profile you need to add as much information as possible. You then need to start building up a community of followers. The easiest way to do this is to start to follow local businesses and groups and asking them to follow you back. You can also take part in something called Follow Friday. As an existing Twitter member to ask people to follow you.

You need to ensure that you post regular and engaging content on Twitter so that people will have a reason to start or continue following you. Some companies use Twitter as a way of promoting an existing website – adding links to their posts that refer back to their main site.

If you are looking to create a website, or maybe you already have a website and you are looking to build micro sites or additional sites for other locations you may start to look through lists of domains that you are able to bid on. Some experts say that if you buy domains that already have some authority and weight behind them then you can quickly take advantage of the SEO and help to promote your new site. Often people buy these domains and then build sites on them that will link back to their main site. This is a way of building up backlinks and helping your main site to grow and move up the search engine rankings.

There are risks involved when doing this and you need to really know what you are looking for before you start to bid otherwise you could find yourself spending quite a bit on expired domains that really have no benefit to you.

It is often worth hiring someone that has a lot of experience in this as they will know the places to go to buy the domains and what sort of money you should be spending on them.

Online marketing can be extremely useful when trying to attract more visitors to your website. There are a number of ways in which you can market online such as through paid for ads, search engine optimisation which can improve your organic listings and social media marketing.

When reviewing your marketing you need to check the keywords in which you are targeting or want to target. All too often businesses focus on keywords that are not actually searched for that much and therefore missing out on a large number of potential customers.

Review your Google statistics through analytics and webmaster tools to see which phrases people are searching for. Unfortunately Google now only show a limited number of people’s search phrases due to data protection but you can often work a few of them out by looking at the most popular landing pages.

Find a handful of keywords and check where you rank on the most popular search engines such a Google and Bing. Then come up with a strategy to improve your rankings for these terms. It may be that you create a page on your site to theme around a specific keyword or that you start to do paid for ads for those.

Search engine rankings can have a massive effect on how well your website does and the sale and/or enquiries you get through it. The main search engine used today is Google with others such as Bing and Yahoo coming in a little way behind. Each search engine will have a different set of criteria that it uses in order to determine the rank of a website but all of them are very similar and if you do well on Google you tend to do well on the others too.

You need to keep an eye on your website rankings as this can show you if there is an issue with the site you need to sort out or if a change you have recently made has had a positive or negative impact on your search engine results.  You can check rankings manually or you can use software that will check them for you. Be wary when usingthird-partyy software and be sure to double check a few of the results yourself to ensure that they are accurate as often they will be misleading. Many of the companies that offer this software are based in the USA so you need to ensure that the results you are been given are for the UK search engines.

 

Many businesses use social media as part of their ongoing online marketing strategy. Social media can work really well for businesses that put the time and effort into their profiles, adding as much information as possible, posting the correct number of posts about the right subjects and interacting with their online community.

Infographics often work really well on social media sites as people often haven’t got the time to read paragraphs and paragraphs of content and want information quickly in an interesting way. They are a great way to compile information and present it in an easy, visually digest-able format to your audience and they are also a great way to tell a story about a brand’s journey and present industry facts. You can put a lot of useful information that adds value to your network in one post by using an infographic.

If you are not a designer then it is advisable to use a graphic designer to create the infographics for you. If you need to keep the costs down then you could use one of the many free websites that let you create a graphic. These completed infographics may have reference to the company that you used to make them.