Social media marketing is an important element to online marketing. Can we rewind to 2004, just for a second, and remember the days when you had to have an invitation or a college email address just to join Facebook? Thirteen years later we have business pages, marketplaces, and even job postings all on Facebook. We’re just touching the surface with the evolution of social media when we are referring Facebook. Let that sink in… (more…)
A “touchpoint” can be defined as any interaction that your company has with your prospects or customers. These touchpoints taken collectively define the Customer Experience. The better that experience is, the more likely it is that you’ll retain the customer or sell the prospect.
At Upright, we work with clients on digital marketing initiatives and often focus on Digital Touchpoints. And to improve the Customer Experience, we have developed a 5-step process to analyze our client’s digital touchpoints: (more…)
As an online business marketer, you’ve probably heard much about the importance of quality content in your online marketing strategy. You may have even added a blog to your website to help you build quality content. If so, you are on the right track. Blogs are becoming increasingly popular in the business world, with more and more business marketers leveraging the power of business blogs to enhance their digital marketing efforts. According to HubSpot research, “53% of marketers say blog content creation is their top inbound marketing priority.” (more…)
We get excited when anyone asks how us how we can help improve their overall digital marketing strategy! Regardless of whether you’re a small, medium or large-sized local business, digital marketing can help you gain more business and maximize your sales.
For a local business doing most if not all their marketing, online, it’s important to embrace a quality digital marketing strategy that is seen by all of their potential customers online. When it comes to digital marketing, we believe there are five main areas of focus for local businesses. (more…)
A “touchpoint” is any interaction a person has with your company or your brand, before during and after purchasing a product or service. In today’s world, the very first such interaction will most likely be a digital touchpoint. So, we wanted to give you some examples of what these extremely important first and lasting impression opportunities might be.
The first digital touchpoint is one that we don’t often think of as being under our control. That is the listing that Google displays as the result of a keyword search. These search engine results pages (SERPs) will generally list 10 organic results per page with you and your toughest competitors all in a row. So, if this is to be truly the first impression many people will have of your company, it stands to reason that you would want to make that a positive impression. And you can! (more…)
Making sure that prospects can find you is the first hurdle you must clear in online marketing. As a local business, you probably face competition, which may include national retailers with big marketing budgets and seemingly unlimited resources. The good news is that you have an edge – you know your market area and your buyers. The marketing experts working for large chain retailers are not spending time with the customers in your neighborhood. Your firsthand experience and knowledge gives you the power to make your marketing more effective. One way to apply that knowledge is in your choice of the keywords you target in your online marketing campaign. (more…)
Google is constantly rolling out new features to make online search more user-friendly, more informative, and more targeted to meet consumer needs. The latest development is a new question and answer feature that is now appearing on Google Maps for Android and mobile search.
How the Google Q&A Feature Works
When consumers use Google Maps or Search to find a product or service, local business listings appear. After clicking on a particular business listing the user will see a summary of information about the business, including location, hours, pictures, reviews, and more. This new listing feature will allow users to scroll down to a Question and Answer section, where they can browse FAQs or ask new questions about the business. (more…)
There are several of us on the Upright team that are obsessed with watching Game of Thrones on HBO every week. Most of us have read the books as well, but now that we’re well past where the books left off in most areas, it’s fun to pontificate on some of the big moments to come. Here are some of the most popular theories from our team:
SPOILER ALERT! We’ve watched all the shows and well, we could be right…
The Upright team is proud to announce our newly acquired status as a certified Google Partner Agency. Google Partners are specially qualified to provide a variety of Google related services ranging from AdWords account management to website optimization services.
Extensive training is required to become a Google Partner Agency. As a Google Partner Agency, we are positioned to enhance and empower your online marketing program through our expertise in leveraging the many Google platforms, including Google Search, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, You Tube, and more. Google Partner Agencies have the advantage of access to the most current Google data acquired from a breadth of industries involved with Google search and digital advertising. (more…)
This is something we address regularly with our clients. It can be tough for folks to determine if a no-obligation audit email is actually legitimate. Do you know how to tell if an audit email that you received is spam or not?
Every month, we receive a forwarded email from our clients that says something along the lines of, ‘I received this free audit, do we need to do anything with the information enclosed’. We are 100% confident in the work that we do for our clients, so we have no qualms when a client sends us this information! However, more often than not, the ‘free audit’ that they send us rarely contains factual, helpful information for our client. (more…)