#1. If my company was higher on the search results page, more people would see me and my company would have more revenue.
My competitors are before me on the search results, so they must make more money than I do, and must get called more than my company gets called. Search results are everything, and if customers can’t find me for my company service and location, I’m losing money. When I look up my terms on computers (not even my own!) I can tell others are ahead of me, and I need to beat them in the results to have a stronger brand and make more money.
Guess what? All of that above is a great big, gigantic MYTH, designed to sell you services that cost exorbitant amounts of money that will never guarantee ONE customer or generate ONE DIME in revenue.
Don’t get me wrong, SEO is NOT a myth. What some marketing companies are trying to sell you in the name of SEO is.
What many self-taught entrepreneurs think SEO is, is a myth.
SEO is how your website is built, careful use of keywords and smart link-building, and many other tweaks and refinements that are on-going to accommodate search engine best practices that continually change.
It IS important to be found easily by the people who will buy from you.
Here’s what most people don’t understand – SEO has changed so much in the last couple of years that saying it improves website visibility is ridiculous, though building a website without using SEO keeps a website invisible. That’s why we offer SEO on the front end of a website build, and monthly Website Visibility Packages for a strong online branding effort after we build it.
Every month, Zero To Sixty Marketing uses state-of-the-art, customized research tools to see how our monthly clients are doing online. We also compare those numbers to numbers from our clients who aren’t on our Website Visibility Packages. We also compare our recent monthly visibility clients to those who have, and have not, been following our advice by the previous quarter and the year before that.
Hands-down, our visibility efforts
- Increase website visibility to first page rank,
- Increase click-throughs,
- Increase time on the page,
- Reduce bounce rate,
- Increase page views,
- and make the phones RING because people want to do business with them.
Often, a client considers an online competitor to be anyone they see above their name in the search results. Even paid search results don’t mean a dime is being made by that company! Guess what? Many companies have been sold a bill of goods by marketers who aren’t up to the visibility challenge, and are paying THOUSANDS of dollars for 3-7 clicks through to their website per month!! Does that mean they’re making money?? NO.
Do you REALLY want THEIR traffic?? I hope not.
In addition, higher placement does not mean that higher-ranking company is converting any sales with their ad or their website. Most of them would be better off spending to have a correctly built website for conversion, and using our strategies for website visibility. Getting found does NOT mean getting found by those who will buy from you, and way too often, big names like US Directory and YellowPages and YP.com and ELocal will tell you they sent you leads when in fact, all they did was send you bots. Useless, non-buying BOTS, just so they can tell you there were hits on your site because of them.
Your own analytics will tell you if real people searching on terms you want to rank for came to your website and what they did as a result of that. It is important to be able to pivot here, too, because if more people are searching on terms you’re not using on your website, articles, press releases and social media profiles, you need to be able to change your terms. With customized WordPress websites from Zero To Sixty Marketing, you can change your language easily to accommodate your customer. Call us about that.
If you haven’t joined ZTSM Academy, go NOW. It’s totally affordable at the moment, while we finish putting it all together. Getting in on our pilot program allows you access to the most researched, most comprehensive marketing information available in language you can understand – including videos, audios, and workbooks – for under $10 a month!
When it comes down to it, what companies need most right now is interested, ready-to-purchase customers who are willing to purchase based on value, not the lowest dollar figure. If you compete for price, if you compete for robotic traffic – you’re missing out on what it means to market your local business effectively online.
The idea is to make money, right? Friends, we won’t steer you wrong! The right effort in the right direction builds long-term success, and flexibility allows you to quickly recover from wrong turns so you can get back on track quickly.
For under $10 a month, you can get your marketing up to speed. Learn more when you join the ZTSM Academy today!