Evolving Company Online Profile

Building reach and increasing the company profile.

Posting on social media has multi-benefits – overall you are building your online profile. Put simply; how your company looks online, when someone ‘Googles’ you. It’s really important, it’s your shop window.

Zedcomms promote clients’ company profile online mainly using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google along with website SEO. We focus on what a prospective customer sees online. Using creative targeted promotional text, and engaging photos with links to specific pages to impress and draw in prospective customers.

In addition, we can target where the customers live, what their interests are and what the potential spending may be. We do this with SEO, tags, categories, promotional text, hashtags and account handles.

Initially, we work to establish the brand online, adjust it to attract the preferred customers and build strong search terms. We have reached this point with BJU a reupholstery company in Darlington.

As we have reached a good online established profile for BJU we are adapting how we communicate with customers as follows.

The next stage is to enhance the brand online, develop the search terms and attract a very targeted customer. This means we change the focus of posts to be less ‘selling’ and more ‘promoting’ the ethos of the brand. An example of this is below:

Selling posts are to the point with a strong call to action – Save £500.

Brand posts are calm and confidently styled to demonstrate the brand ethos – BJU | Darlington.

The confidence of the brand posts may not produce immediate links to the site but rather demonstrate and build the brand that will attract the target customer when they are in the buying cycle – ready to buy.

I hope this is of use to you. Feel free to reach out with any specific questions.

Gate Automation Specialist Case Study

Electric gates specialist

We first met Mark and his team at Livewire Gates and Doors when we rebuilt the main website. Mark needed help to look after the website. So in 2020 we started updateing the website and managing the main social platforms; Google, Facebool, Instagram and and Twitter.

‘Electric gate company in Darlington’

Google No1.

About The Company
Livewire Gates and Doors are a specialist in access automation and bespoke security solutions; electric gates and door automation services for domestic, commercial and industrial properties.

What We Do
We originally rebuilt the Livewire website using historical cached information from the Internet due to the original website being unavailable. We updated the branding with a new logo and optimised the website for search.

Ongoing Service
During the initial meeting, the owner mentioned he wished someone would ‘look after the website’ so we instigated one of or standard service packages that covers website maintenance and SEO of the website along with updates of the main social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Google Business.
(Google Business updates• Facebook manage and 5 posts• Twitter manage and 5 posts• Website maintenance and base SEO ongoing adjustment • 4 update reports per month• Yearly Update and Compare Marketing Analysis).

The client’s requirements were to promote the business in a professional manner, increase the online profile, maintain search ranking status and constantly refresh the company profile within several media platforms.

The Outcome
Technical and marketing suggestions have improved business performance overall. This includes the addition of SSL certificate (more secure domain name which increases search ranking). Update of the PHP software on the website, installing the latest software is good for speed, security and search ranking. And the addition of more recently enhanced images of completed works which were not been published previously.

The website is now a much more integral part of the business, customers can see examples of completed gates and doors, the salesperson refers his prospective customers to the site and the search exposure is progressively getting bigger online

Continuous Improvement.
We report our actions to Livewire four times a month along with any additional suggestions to continuously improve the business online profile.

Facebook and Instagram

Facebook Page

Why We Must Have a Facebook Presence

Facebook is changing. Facebook and Instagram will continue to be a critical part of any marketing strategy for small businesses.

With a huge audience of 2.27 BILLION users of whom 75% log in daily, this is an audience online looking at content that interest.  

If you sell anything at all you should have a credible and up to date Facebook page.

  • 60% of consumers visit your Facebook page before visiting a brick and mortar location.
  • 80% of consumers are more inclined to purchase from you if they find your company Facebook page credible and up to date.
  • 62% of consumers say Facebook is the most useful social platform they use.

Changes Though Are Afoot

Facebook is getting so busy it will start filtering and reducing content served to its users – this includes your content and posts, reducing your free exposure.  Therefore as a business owner, it is essential to have an active credible Facebook page.  Alternatively, you will fall for the paid advertising model to keep up with the competition. (More about this later).

Algorithm Changes Will Reduce a Small business easy reach of prospective customers.

Simple brand pages with little content and engagement will experience a drop in numbers. 

Facebook are to reduce the Newsfeed, 1500 posts could appear on average, this is expected to reduce to 300.

Be Savvier Tips

  • Post 80% helpful information directed towards your customers and 20% sales content.
  • Check and update your page as often as you can, respond to comments and messages timely.
  • Post Efficiently, quick to the point – don’t spend hours making that perfect graphic.
  • Look at Facebook Insights suggest the following optimised times to post.
  • B2B 9 am and 2 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • B2C Noon on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • In my experience, I find other optimum posting times when working with clients.  For example; A Hobby store optimum post times are early evening at the weekend.  A Furniture reupholstery company is popular at weekends and Sunday afternoons, especially when it’s cold outside.

Include A Mix Of Posts

URL posts are simple posts, Facebook pull-in an image from the linked page automatically. The benefit of a URL post is a click of the image takes the visitor to the linked page, its fast and easy sharing.

Add some # (hashtags), your own or Facebook will suggest some from your text content.

Get some #s. You can get #s you may never of thought of online.

Add your own corporate graphics. Make some graphics optimised for Facebook posts (correctly sized images get more exposure). These posts look great and promote your brand.

Add ALT Tags to your images to describe what the image is, this text information strongly influences Google search ranking.

Spread posts at least 15 minutes apart, this is a better experience for your page visitor and is less spammy. Use scheduling to help with this.

Zedcomms are your ‘Marketing Arm’ – We will be pleased to see how we can support the company growing and benefiting online.

Showing Social Media Content On The Website

Coffee and meeting

This is something I thought would be useful; put all your social media feeds onto the website.  Make a Social Wall.

This can be created using a free to use platform.  Walls are an easy to access platform to help set up social feeds, it displays the content neatly using iframe so you can add to a page on a website page.  It also adds its adverts if you use the free version.

Social Wall

We are adding the free version to some clients site, it will also be useful for an event or digital displays.  See our Social Wall.   Reach out if you need any help with this.

WordPress Websites

Marketing business using WordPress website can be time-consuming and tricky, complicated and confusing. Concentrate on your business and let the experts do it for you all at a low cost.

WordPress SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and Marketing Support.

WordPress Logo

 

Marketing your business using a WordPress website.

WordPress is the defacto website platform and the most used website software in the world.  It can do anything but the main thing you need to get right, right now at business startup is SEO, so your customers can find you.

This service includes a bespoke review and revises your business and business website and its marketing needs. Then we work with you to market your business online and off-line.

WordPress SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and Marketing Support.

What is included:

Optimisation for your chosen keywords.
Update of plugins.
Site edit suggestions.
Register with Google.
Managed Google index of all pages.
Expert marketing advice and guidance.
Online marketing guidance.
Off-line marketing guidance.
SEO and content edits.

Let’s see what we can do

WordPress

Our Story | How we came to offer marketing business using WordPress website.

SEO in the beginning

Twenty years ago we started working with websites and SEO, a new term then. Getting an understanding of how Google worked to rank a website was fascinating. We were one of the first organisations in the UK to start talking about META tags  (keywords) and how they worked. We experimented with super complicated search phrases and quickly found that we could get just about any search phrase to the top of the search engines. We ran SEO workshops to show our clients how to do this, they loved it – it was amazing stuff; in a day you could learn how to get your business website on the prized Google first page. But our clients didn’t want to spend the time, therefore, asked us to run an SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) service and provide Marketing Support for them. This started our service. It has evolved…

Enter WordPress

A game-changer; this modern, fresh looking and intuitive website platform was easy to use and you could add SEO plugins to make the job of SEO easy – WordPress was free.  But our clients didn’t want to spend the time completing SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and Marketing therefore again asked if we could do it for them.

It’s not just filling in boxes

It is more complicated than just filling in the SEO boxes though. To optimise a website you have to follow Google suggestions otherwise all that time typing in META tags, keywords, descriptive text and content text is more often than not your time wasted.

We get to know you and your business and reflect this information into SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and Marketing. Hitting that ‘sweet spot’ and looking for other ways to attract customers. For example, we can attract customers for an ‘upholsterer in Darlington’ fairly easily but how about attracting a person in York who wants an ‘antique chair reupholstering’. We use modern search technologies to accurately attract the desired customers.

Google is king

Please, Google and you’re doing great. Over 90% of all searches come through Google. So we make sure all your pages are ‘indexed’ with Google and updated as your site changes. This is really important and the search results produced with an indexed website are so much better and so much more accurate.

Our team

We have a team of 20 people you can tap into and call upon to optimise the SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and Marketing Support. Sit back and let us do the work. Call on us as you need for fair professional advice.