I remember this day like it was yesterday… I’ve had a lot of life changes as of late and I’m really adulting as they say, like I mean really adulting (exhausting!) and I say to my mom in early January…’Mom, this is gonna be the best year of my life…I can feel it’.
Fast forward to March 16th, my birthday, which has been inevitably plagued with sickness, bad moods and ruined days (I’m not even a birthday person) was once again overshadowed. This time by something far bigger than we ever thought possible. I won’t say it because we all know it.
Fast forward once again to the mandatory quarantine and my doom and gloom that I would fail to help each and everyone of my clients and I wouldn’t be able to do enough for them when they themselves are struggling to make it work…Because life.is.hard. (more…)
Trade shows have traditionally provided businesses in a broad range of industries with the opportunity to reach many pre-qualified potential buyers and connect with them, one on one. While highly effective for prospecting, trade show participation is also costly for businesses, considering employee travel costs, development of exhibits, and a host of other related expenses. The virtual trade show concept has removed that financial barrier, making the benefits of trade show participation available to a wider range of exhibitors and attendees. (more…)
This week I came across an amazing statistic from Forrester Research…..
“For every $100 spent on driving traffic to websites,
companies spend only $1 trying to persuade those
website visitors to contact them.”
Wow…that’s not right, is it? There really are two parts in developing new business opportunities from your website. Sure, you absolutely have to attract targeted prospects to your site, but often the real challenge is to persuade them to contact you and not your competitors.
“Marketers report average conversion rates
of less than 1%.”
That’s less than 1 out of every 100 visitors to your site who actually (more…)
Upright is proud to salute our client, WPT Nonwovens, as they step up and take an active role in the fight against COVID-19. The Kentucky manufacturer of nonwoven fabrics is responding to the national emergency need for COVID-19 related medical supplies with the high volume production of surgical masks and N-95 respirator masks. Upon learning of requests from state and local officials for Kentucky manufacturers willing to assist with the production of much needed supplies for managing the COVID-19 crisis, WPT responded with immediate action.
The company has purchased two fully-automated machines, one for producing surgical masks and one for producing N-95 respirators. 5,000 square feet of their Beaver Dam facility has (more…)
As states roll out plans for reopening business, we are still being advised to maintain as much distancing as possible. That means the way we do small business marketing and communication may not look the same as it did before COVID-19.
For at least the immediate future, your customers and employees are probably going to feel most comfortable maintaining distance. Fortunately, digital and online communication provides us with an avenue for maintaining marketing communication in this new environment.
Digital marketing is a huge space that provides a lot of opportunity, but also a tremendous amount of competition. Without a well crafted plan and strategy for executing that plan, your message (more…)
Upright is proud to spotlight a new client website launch for Valentine Radar Detectors. The newly enhanced and expanded Valentine website still features descriptive information about the V1 Detector product line, but in a new responsive format for a better mobile experience. The launch of the new website coincides with the release of the all new Valentine One Generation Two Radar Detector (V1 Gen2).
About Valentine Research, Inc.
Valentine Research, Inc. is a privately-held company that designs, manufactures, and sells electronic devices directly to users. President Mike Valentine has been engineering technically advanced products since the original Escort Radar Warning Receiver in 1976. Highly popular Valentine One Radar Locators and associated products are sold exclusively in (more…)
It is disappointing but not surprising to learn that a whole new crop of scams are being unleashed on an unsuspecting and vulnerable public. As criminals develop schemes to take advantage of people’s fears, it is important to share warnings with the people in our lives who may be most at risk for attack. Older friends and family members who are feeling the most susceptible to the virus may also be the ones who will be most susceptible to COVID-19 scams.
Mobile-first indexing was announced by Google in 2016. Since that time there have been a number of developments and updates.
What is Mobile-First Indexing?
According to Google Developers, mobile-first indexing means:
“Google predominantly uses the mobile version of the content for indexing and ranking. … Since the majority of users now access Google Search with a mobile device, Googlebot primarily crawls and indexes pages with the smartphone agent going forward.”
Here is a quick summary of the 5 things you should know about how mobile-first indexing works and how to prepare. (more…)
Upright is proud to showcase a new client website launch for Paragon Roofing. The new Paragon Roof website features the company’s innovative line of composite roofing products. This client wanted a website that would generate sales leads and provide comprehensive information on their products.
About Paragon Roof Systems
Paragon Roof System is a new company, but not new to the roofing industry. It was founded by industry leading roofing technology innovators with more than 20 years of experience in composite roofing. (more…)
In advising our clients on ways to improve their website visibility, we often find that including effective meta descriptions has been overlooked. Meta descriptions are very important for a few reasons. Adding meta descriptions to your website is a simple improvement that can greatly enhance not only rankings and visibility, but also increase the likelihood of someone clicking on your page in the search results.
The first step in writing more effective meta descriptions is understanding their purpose. It used to be that search engines were (more…)