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Boosting your online visibility

Not all companies have the marketing budget for full-time digital marketing teams and strategists. Many business owners are left to figure out their digital marketing strategy on their own, and often times find themselves seeking advice from those who lack the necessary expertise and aren’t up-to-date on the latest digital marketing trends.

On Saturday’s show, my wife, Mindy Weinstein, stopped by to talk social media and ways to boost your online visibility. Mindy, who has trained some of the biggest companies in the world on search engine optimization (SEO), believes that you don’t have to be an expert to improve your company’s online presence. As a matter of fact, she has developed five tips that anyone can follow to help begin the process:

  1. Determine what words your target audience is using to search for your product or service. This step is one of the most critical. If you don’t know what words people are using to search for your business, how will your website ever show up in Google results? Keyword research is critical not only to help search engines understand what you are about, but also to the people who visit your website. You want to attract targeted website traffic.
  2. Focus on SEO architecture. Did you know that the platform you use for your website can make or break your online presence? Choose the right content management system (CMS) for your website and also take the time to optimize your website pages (this is important!).
  3. Develop content that resonates with your website visitors and on social media. Once you get someone to your website or into your social community, hook them with compelling content. This content includes written text, as well as videos and images.
  4. Grow your social presence. There is a relationship between search and social. If you are building your business brand, or even your personal brand, you have to be involved in social networks by posting regularly and engaging with your community.
  5. Focus on local SEO. Local search engine optimization is a requirement for any business attempting to target a geographical area. Be sure to claim and verify your Google My Business listing and get in the local directories, such as Yelp.com and YellowPages.com. Reviews are also critical to building a local online presence.

Mindy will be holding a free Webinar on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 10 to 11 a.m. She will be going deeper into her 5 Secret Techniques to Boosting Your Online Visibility and provide viewers easy to follow and simple steps they can immediately implement to improve their brand online.

Mike (Winey of Mike & Winey) is the host of It’s Business Time w/ Mike Weinstein heard on Saturday afternoons from 2 to 3 PM on KTAR News 92.3. You can follow Mike on Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn.

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