How To Increase Website Traffic In Five Steps

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 Written by Published in Projects

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What’s one common goal that the majority of business owners have in common?

To maintain a successful business that continues to attract and engage more customers. Your ideal audience is searching the web daily looking for the specific brands, businesses and services that suit their needs. Don’t let the right audience pass you by! A Media Marketing’s website team is excited to share five excellent tips on how to increase traffic to your website!

Step One: The Fast Lane Is Paid Advertising!
Paid search, paid search engine optimization (SEO), social media advertising and display advertising are the quick and popular routes to drive more traffic to websites.

  • Paid search = advertising with sponsored listings of a search engine or a partner site by paying either every time your ad is clicked (pay-per-click - PPC), or when your ad is displayed (cost-per-impression - CPM).
  • Paid search engine optimization (SEO) = the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a specific website by increasing the visibility and having the website appear on the top of the list of results that is returned by the search engine.
  • Social media advertising = allows business owners to target their ideal audience and drive instant traffic and conversions with Facebook, Instagram Twitter, and other social media channels.
  • Display advertising = online advertising that comes in a variety of visual forms, including banner ads, rich media and more. Display advertising uses images, audio, video, text, flash and more.

Strategize how you’re going to build your brand and achieve higher website traffic for your business. The right audience has to be able to easily find your website online and on their mobile devices! Define your paid advertising objectives and decide how much you want to spend to reach your target audience. If you’re looking to grow sales on your website, then include targeting high commercial intent keywords as part of your plan to increase website traffic.

Step Two: Make Your Mark On Social Media!
Social media is one of the best and most proactive ways to reach your target audience. Establish your business or brand on social media and begin to engage your customers on some of the popular channels like: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Select the social media channels that suite your business and begin to maximize your audience! Create a social media content calendar for 30, 60 and 90 days to help you strategize your message overtime, plan for your holiday announcements and monthly highlights. Allocate a social media budget for your content calendar and make sure to run ads and boosts specific posts to amplify your message.

Step Three: Create A Wide Mixture Of Content!
The last thing you want to do is make your audience bored or unsatisfied with your website, content and social media marketing efforts. In order to avoid driving business away, make sure to create a mixture of content that varies in kinds and sizes. The more diverse content the better! Remember, your audience consists of different people who are going to prefer reading various kinds of content. Create a wide assortment of content for your website and social media channels to satisfy the different kinds of readers in your audience. Mix in short and sweet social media posts, video blasts, attention-grabbing photos, text blogs, infographics and data driven content for the biggest impact. Promote the variety of content on all of your social media channels.

Step Four: Grab Attention With Eye-Catching Headlines!
Amazing content cannot go far without an attention-grabbing headline! Don’t let your rich content go unread due to the lack of researching your headline. Think of headlines as search terms, what are the most common searches for your content’s topic? Begin to research popular headlines and search terms for your content to maximize your reach. Take your time when deciding what is the correct headline, don’t rush it and think in search terms.

Step Five: Don’t Forget About On-Page SEO!
On-Page SEO isn’t going away anytime soon, it’s sill a crucial and very important part of your website and content.

  • On-Page SEO = optimizing the individual webpages to rank higher and gain more relevant traffic in search engines. On-Page SEO includes content and HTML source codes.

Spend extra time building your on-page SEO correctly and reap the benefits of increased website traffic and audience growth. Create internal links that promotes new content, be very specific with your image alt text and use detailed meta descriptions. On-page SEO will be your new best friend for growing organic website traffic.

The five steps above create a very powerful combination of marketing tools that will continue to drive more traffic to your website and grow your audience!

Do you need guidance with the five steps above? Or perhaps you’re looking for an excellent marketing team to create and manage your content, social media, website and more?

A Media Marketing’s team of experts specializes in personally guided marketing strategies for the serious business owner. Call us today at 813-933-2788 to discuss marketing options that suit your business and budget.


 

Fast and Fabulous Peanut Butter Cookies

Monday, 26 September 2016 Written by Published in Projects

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A Media Marketing’s Data Ninja, Beth Foreman, loves baking for her family!

"Calling all Reese’s Lovers! Here’s a great way to satisfy that sweet tooth in a hurry! Why wait for Halloween when you can have the best bite of sweet & salty right now! I love making these after dinner when I’m craving something sweet but think I don’t have anything in the house, I usually have these 4 or 5 ingredients. They’re so easy & yummy! Enjoy!" 
- Beth Foreman aka A Media Marketing's Data Ninja!


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Fast and Fabulous Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of peanut butter (creamy/crunchy - whatever you like!)
  • 1 egg or egg substitute
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ¼ cup of chocolate chips (optional & add the kind you prefer!)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly by hand.
  • Use a teaspoon to drop batter onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
  • Make sure to leave a space in between each cookie, they will spread when baking.
  • Bake your marvelous cookies for 12 to 15 minutes or until they appear flat and lightly browned.
  • Now let them cool for ten minutes without eating them!
  • This recipe makes 24 to 26 delicious cookies!


Enjoy your Fast & Fabulous Peanut Butter Cookies!
More Ninja Recipes are coming soon...

 

 

How To Improve Your Facebook Video Ads!

Thursday, 25 August 2016 Written by Published in Projects

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Facebook is one of the best platforms for business owners and brands to connect and reach their target audience. Video ads on Facebook are a very powerful and beneficial tool for increasing user engagement. Make an impact on your audience with these tips for better video ads on Facebook.

Make A Lasting First Impression!
Take a moment to think about how many posts the average Facebook user sees in their newsfeed. There’s not enough time to read and pay attention to every post. Facebook users actively scan their newsfeeds and make quick decisions about what posts they pay attention to.

Successful Facebook video ads have to catch the user’s attention in two to three seconds and have a short duration, usually thirty seconds or less. When video ads fail to catch the correct attention, they result in low engagement rates and little to no outcomes. Take a look at how your Facebook video ads are performing and analyze your audience retention to see what is working best for you. If you’re audience’s organic retention is dropping after the first couple seconds of watching the video, then you need to change your video ad algorithm.

What are some of the most common causes of low audience retention for Facebook video ads?
• Long introductions or any introduction
• Too many logos and credits at the beginning
• Cramming too much information in one video
• Lack of entertaining visuals and music
• Talking heads without context
• Poorly made video How To Improve Your Facebook Video Ads:
• Make the biggest impact on your audience in the first few seconds
• Engage your audience and make them curious about what comes next in your video
• Multiple videos in one series, keep your audiences’ attention with cliffhangers at the end of the videos!
• Prompt your audience to watch more videos on your website
• Deliver your message as quickly and best as possible

Eye-catching Thumbnails Increase Views
Take the time and go through the selection of video thumbnails that Facebook gives you to choose from. If you aren’t finding the exact visual your looking for, upload a custom thumbnail. The less text on your thumbnail the higher priority Facebook will give your video ad. Even though Facebook removed the 20% text limit for images, they still prefer and favor images with less text for thumbnails and posts.

Create Custom Video Audiences
Strengthen your Facebook video ads by creating custom video audiences. Facebook has updated the option to create custom audiences from video based on how long they’ve watched your previous videos: 5 seconds watched, 50% watched, 90% watched, etc. Combine audience engagement for multiple videos to result in a more effective custom audience and create effective lookalike audiences. Analyze your custom audience and learn more about the users who are engaging with your content with Facebook Audience Insights.

Maximize Your Video Views
Once you start to build your Facebook campaign, you’ll have an option to choose an objective to maximize your delivery. Select whether you want to run your Facebook video ad to generate more conversions, drive traffic, increase post engagement, improve reach or maximize video views. We recommend setting the Video Views as the ad objective for the most successful results. Is your campaign objective set to generate clicks and conversions? If it is Facebook shows the ad to users who have a higher chance of clicking the link. Sometimes this results in a lower video retention because the audience isn’t watching the full video before they click the link. 

Carousel Ads and Video Options
Are you trying to drive your audience to an external website? Videos catch attention and strengthen your link or carousel ads. Amplify your message with video and cover more information than just a plain old static image. Take it up another notch by customizing your video’s headline, link description, call-to-action buttons, etc. You can even use multiple videos in a carousel ad and really engage your audience.

Don’t forget, keep your videos short!
Remember, the attention span of the average user is shorter than a goldfish, who are believed to have an attention span of nine seconds! Make short high quality videos to convey your messages and use them as attention grabbers and grow your brand’s recognition. Start using videos on lead generation campaigns to really maximize results!

Target Mobile Devices Connected To WiFi
Many users have deactivated the Facebook auto play option to save data on the mobile plans. If they haven’t deactivated it and aren’t connected to WiFi, then the video may perform slowly or stop working which can hurt your video’s impression and drive your audience away. Don’t pay for impressions if they are going to possibly be a waste of time and money, especially if your audience can’t enjoy watching your video ads on WiFi. Select the placement at the Ad Set level of your campaign to adjust the Facebook settings.

High Quality Video Content
Once you’ve mastered how to get the most out of your Facebook video ads, you now have to start making high quality videos! Your audience is going to decide whether they trust you and want to do business with you through your videos. High quality video content makes a lasting impression, keeps your growing audience engaged and continues to promote your business.

Are you among the majority of business owners who don’t have the time, equipment and expertise to create your own videos?

Call A Media Marketing’s team of video experts for custom video options and pricing today at 813-933-2788.
We specialize in creating high quality videos at various levels of production including: broadcast commercials, web commercials, video blogs, testimonials and our very popular niche, 2D whiteboard animation videos. Check out our A Media Marketing YouTube channel for even more samples!

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