Landing page as a good start

It is very important to get your business information out asap as it takes time for the search engines to get your site analyzed and presented online.  Having a site online with keyword rich content and informative images, gives you the possibility to start fixing backlinks to your site, from a Facebook page or any good social media (Pinterest, Twitter, etc), from Google Adwords or any announcement (Facebook, Bing, Yahoo etc), from any portal site or forum.

It takes time for a designer to create a unique site, that is a good image of your product. So I advice to start with a generic landing page theme, a landing page that could be either referencing or transactional.  There are a lot of landing page themes around if you look for “landing theme”. Look eg at http://www.elegantthemes.com/preview/Convertible.

It is of course very important that this page is responsive to be visualized on any media, from smartphones to big TV’s. We must not forget that more than 50% of all the users will soon navigate (estimated to be 2013) on smaller devices like smartphones.

This page has of course to be optimized (look for “Landing page optimization“) to get the highest possible percentage of sales.

Concluding, I suggest these four first steps:

  1. Start with a standard theme that is responsive
  2. Work out optimized text and images, rich with keywords while encourageing to book or buy,
  3. Inform about you landing page in Google Webmaster tools and analytics.
  4. Create a Facebook page and a Twitter account, for your business where you link to your landing page with different messages. Get other backlinks from other media, Google and Facebook announcements, portals and forum.

This will give you time to get in touch with a good web designer to elaborate the site of you business.

The Social SEO Challenge

Search engines like Google, Bing and others are loosing importance while social networks like Facebook and Pinterest are getting more and more powerful as marketing tools. (1) (2) mediassociaux.fr is even talking about an ecosystem with a huge variety of life. (4) The “Conversation prism” below is a model of this very complex ecosystem.

The Conversation Prism
www.theconversationprism.com

If you want to market your products, you can not lay back with a home page in Internet. You must create a home page that follows basic SEO rules to be visible in the search engines. You must then create a page in Facebook, publish photos on Pinterest, send messages in Twitter. And your home page must be linked to the social networks with “like” buttons, etc.

While advertisements in Google is like shouting out “Buy my product!” on a Metro Station, an advertisement in Facebook is like knocking on the door of a customer that is looking for you.

The marketing world is changing continuously and it is very difficult to follow what is going on. Try following the dialogs and news on sites like www.seochat.com and www.cmo.com. Try to study all the info available in Facebooks help center at www.facebook.com/help/pages. Try to learn all about Google www.google.com/webmasters. I do not mention the information available in other language areas. I practice 5 languages (Swedish, German, Italian, French and English and I understand quite well Spanish, Danish and Norwegian) so I have access to a lot of information about internet marketing. If you want to know how to best sell your product on Internet, you wont have any more time to develop you product.

I create home pages on Internet with CMS like WordPress and Drupal. But my focus is always visibility in Google and Social Media. Webmasters may sell you a fancy and hip site, built upon images and elegant “Adobe shockwave” animations. It will maybe look like a gem but there will be no eyes looking at it, if you are not already famous on the market. I recommend spending your money, to get a site that is visible and brings you customers.

Established in 1987 with the name SK-Biten, the principal ambition was to create didactical software in assembler, basic and pascal. With the upcoming of Internet, I started creating home pages in 1995 and in 2000 I were requested to dig into the SEO and advertizing djungle. I am since 2009 working with WordPress and Drupal and since 2011 with Facebook marketing.

More detailed information on our services can be requested by contacting us at info@kireus.com or calling +46 704 801607 (SE) or +39 331 48 35158 (IT).

Sources
(1) www.ignitesocialmedia.com/social-media-stats/2011-social-network-analysis-report/
(2) www.viralblog.com/social-media/the-2012-cmo-guide-social-landscape-is-out/
(3) “Which social network to use based on marketing goals.”  www.cmo.com/sites/default/files/CMOcom-SocialMediaLandscape2011.pdf
(4) “Panorama des médias sociaux 2012”
www.mediassociaux.fr/2012/02/20/panorama-des-medias-sociaux-2012
(5) NOOB guide to online marketing

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(6) “Millennials vs. Organizations on Facebook” kdpaine.blogs.com/themeasurementstandard/2012/03/4-infographics-millennials-vs-organizations-on-facebook.html

 

Google +1 buttons

Google +1 buttons have been available since March 2011 and are seemingly part of the Google social ranking criteria.

Google says: “Content recommended by friends (NDR Google account friends!) and acquaintances is often more relevant than content from strangers. For example, a movie review from an expert is useful, but a movie review from a friend who shares your tastes can be even better. Because of this, +1′s from friends and contacts can be a useful signal to Google when determining the relevance of your page to a user’s query.”

Read more athttp://searchengineland.com/its-here-google-1-buttons-for-websites-79394