Google just released Small Thanks Tool for Small Businesses

Google just released Small Thanks Tool for Small Businesses

Another day, another Google Update!

This Time around it’s a new tool for Google My Business,
called “Small Thanks with Google”

This new tool utilizes existing customer Google Reviews
and highlights your best Google reviews by automatically creating a poster
that you can print for your business, send an email campaign
or future it on your website or your client’s websites.

Reviews and ratings for local businesses are very important ranking factors that search engines like Google take into consideration when displaying results.

This is because users are looking for social proof to help influence their decision making.

It’s human nature to be drawn to a business that has positive reviews because reviews and ratings remove purchase anxiety and the customers feel reassured about their choice before they’ve even made it.

How do you create a Small Thanks with Google poster?

It’s a very easy process to generate your posters.

Here’s how you do it

Visit https://smallthanks.withgoogle.com/

STEP  1: Enter your business name in the field and select it when it appears.

You will need to have some 5-star reviews on Google for your business to appear on the list.

STEP 2: Google Generates a unique Poster for your local business

Google then generates some poster examples with some randomly selected reviews that you can select as they are, or you can select to “customize your own”.

STEP 3: Customize your own and select styles and layouts

If you customize your own, you can select the style and layout as well as the color in some instances.

There is a single review option or you can really boast about your business with three reviews. Once you have selected your layout and review/s, click next.

 

STEP 4: Download everything you need to reach your customers

After you create your first poster, you can also download a zipped folder that contains all the promotional material you need in conveniently sized (with bleed lines) and labeled files ready to send to the printers, along with all your online assets too.

You also get to choose from more reviews when you personalize your toolkit, so you can really create something awesome that works for the medium you want to publish your posters on.

 

 

If you enjoyed this (small) tutorial on how to use Google Small Thanks for Local businesses, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments bellow!

 

The Ultimate Youtube SEO Guide for 2018 (The Ranking Factors)

The Ultimate Youtube SEO Guide for 2018 (The Ranking Factors)

Would you believe me If I tell you I was able to OUT-RANK Forbes.com ?

How about if I Prove it to you?

And it’s for real you can look it up yourself on google.com.

How did I OUT-RANKED Forbes with ZERO Backlinks?

(Watch me as I set up these campaigns)

 

I wanted to write a full guide on this subject, but I found one that was already covering most of the steps I did to get THESE RESULTS.

So Today I want to share something really cool that required less reading and more excitement for YouTube Marketers out there.

I’m confident that if you follow this Guideline when uploading your next Video for yourself or for your Local Clients (This works wonder in local)

The Youtube SEO Guide You need to follow in 2018 for Ranking Your Videos on Youtube!

youtube seo 2018

So now that you got the basics out of the way, it’s time to START RANKING Your Videos in Style.

And even better, let a software do all the hard lifting for you!

Video Marketing Blaster is the best way to go if you are looking to get multiple instant results for Video Rankings.

At the beginning of this post I shared with one of my personal ranking results, and right under me, you could see Forbes.com

and these rankings stick for months and months!

Video Marketing Blaster has produced MORE RANKINGS AND SUCCESS STORIES than any other software!

Or…

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ScreenShoot #1   – Rankings day #1 (After Uploading)

 

ScreenShoot #2 – 4 Months later… (Rankings are STICKING like Glue, and even improved some of them – With ZERO Backlinks ever created)

 

 

Video Ranking Guide

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Fix & Upgrade to SSL Any WordPress Blog (3 Steps Guide)

Fix & Upgrade to SSL Any WordPress Blog (3 Steps Guide)

It’s 2018 and the internet has evolved.

With all the hacking becoming more and more of a practice in almost an automated way online, Privacy and security have now become a top priority for most businesses.

Even the internet giant, Google has started leveraging more importance to secured sites. This means, if you own any kind of website(blog, eCommerce, Lead Magnets), then this is the right time to add Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protection to your website.

 

SSL Protected Websites has just became #1 concern of most business owners!

Not to mention that WordPress is by far the most widely spread Content Management System (CMS) holding close to 30% of the market

share while hosting millions of websites.

Therefore, we have decided to help you with step by step guide on how to add an SSL-certificate by Let’s Encrypt to any WordPress website for protecting user privacy.

But let’s start with the genesis…

 

STEP 1 – What is an SSL Certificate anyway?

In a nutshell, the term SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. (Don’t get intimidated yet.. )

It acts as the middle-layer between the visitor’s browser and the server where a site is hosted. While browsing the internet, we share personal information and credit card details.

This is where SSL comes to the rescue in protecting your visitor’s privacy.

How to tell if a website is SSL Protected or not? (Good Questions… most people out there don’t know this!)

You can easily recognize an SSL protected site because it is marked as HTTPS in the address bar with a green padlock icon.

This indicates that the transmission of data between the visitor and the server is encrypted.

In other words, SSL makes sure that the information entered is transferred encrypted and isn’t compromised by any third party.

 

STEP 2 – What is the Importance of SSL Certificates and why should I care?

If you missed this here’s what Google told everyone in a summary announcement:

Beginning in January 2017 (Chrome 56), we’ll mark HTTP pages that collect passwords or credit cards as non-secure, as part of a long-term plan to mark all HTTP sites as non-secure.

The use of SSL certificates is growing rapidly and almost everyone is switching to HTTPS protocol. This is because…

SSL is Now a Ranking Factor in Eyes of Big Google (and for good reasons…)

In a recent update, Google has added SSL certificate use as a ranking parameter for it’s SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) along with site speed.

This is one way that can help you or you’re clients, leveraging an SSL certificate can help boost rankings and improve SEO.

Having your website secured with SSL  It Helps to Avoid the “Not-Secure” Warnings you might already encounter (how’s that from breaking trust before users ever see your site…)

It’s 2018 and it’s CRUCIAL to have an SSL-certificate so that your visitors won’t see this warning and will be more likely to trust your site.

This is a signal for visitors that a website page is secure. (Without it, your customers are at risk of having their information compromised.)

 

STEP 3 – Ok, How do I FIX This?

Hi five to everyone who has been through it already and know how to fix this, but at the same time there are millions of people out there just like you and me,

how to secure ssl who has the website blocked by this latest update and need the help to switch to HTTPS

HINT: Millions of Small Business Owners (zero  knowledge about internet) DON’T KNOW How to get it fixed.

But really this can be done in just a few minutes because the WP Plugins are here to rescue us.

You see there is no reason to be intimidated by this, instead learn a new skill!

There are plenty of SSL WordPress Out there you can use, but in this Blog, I will reveal what we are using to secure our websites.  (Plus it’s really simple to use…)

Really Simple SSL (Plugin) – Download Here

This will help you turn any HTTP website/blog into HTTPS protocol with just a few clicks of your mouse!

This plugin aims to keep SSL simple with minimal options and the ability to enable SSL with one click. Once enabled, this plugin moves your entire site to SSL. All incoming requests are redirected to HTTPS.

You can research for more plugins if you want, but this gives you the idea of what needs to be done next, right?

Of course!

Because I have a really cool opportunity for you guys today!

Now that you know how easy it is to get this problem so many small business owners face as in TODAY, and start offering SSL Installation Services to clients?

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If you think about it, it’s a perfect fit for you,  because you may already find yourself in the situation of working with local clients.
(.. Or just considering getting started)

This can be one of the extra services you offer to your clients right off the shelf,
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Video Marketing Strategy that Delivers Results!

Video Marketing Strategy that Delivers Results!

Video Marketing Strategy + Easy Way to create Stunning Videos

Whenever a business is forced to look for new ways to expand its reach, video marketing seems to always land on the shortlist.

But why is that?

I think it’s because videos tend to stand out, regardless of the medium in which they are viewed. But you can’t create a video that will stand out if you don’t have a solid video marketing strategy.

If you think long and hard about it, it’s really hard to ignore video marketing anymore.

Think of a better method that’ll give your potential clients a quick overview of your latest product, without bombarding them with text.

Tough, isn’t it?

If you finally decided to embrace video marketing for your business, here are a few pointers that will make it easier to create an effective video marketing strategy for local clients.


Establish your goals

First things first. What do you want to get out of it?

Do you want to promote your brand’s awareness?

Or you need to get the word out about a new product?

If you’re only doing it to get more sales, you got to throw more into the mix in order to be effective. Every successful marketing video does at least one of the following things very well: educates the audience, captivates viewers using solid entertainment, or serves as inspiration for the target audience. This is the video content that gets reactions and shares, so this is what you should be aiming for.


Establish your audience

Once you have your goal in mind, figure out your target demographic. Put yourself in their place and try to envision what you’d want to see when watching a video.

Everything you do (whether it’s writing content, picking the actors or filming the actual thing) should be crafted with the targeted audience in mind.

Your video needs to be the answer to their questions or at least clear some of their most common misunderstandings.

Your video marketing campaign is not going to be successful unless you give your audience something that it wants, or at least appreciates.

 
Create your promotional videos

Now that you have your goal and your buying personas, it’s time to get busy.

Depending on your budget and the production quality that you’re aiming for, you might (or might not) have the means to invest in an in-house videographer.

Fortunately, video advertising does not need to break your bank. We witnessed quite a lot of success stories of video marketing campaigns that started with a $5 Fiverr video. Whatever you end up doing, make sure you met the minimum acceptable level of quality.

 

 

Here are a few more pointers about content to help you along:

  • Include a call to action. All your work is in vain if you end the video with a black screen. Don’t forget to include some kind of call to action to monetize. If you’re doing for brand awareness reasons, at least end it with your business contact information.
  • Video marketing is by far the best way to build your brand online, and get tons of new customers knocking on your door, either you are a consultancy agency, or just sell video marketing services online, you know the importance of having great videos online that can represent your brand or your clients brand.
  • And this is just the tip of the iceberg because lately more and more small businesses are demanding video marketing services to promote their business and services online and ultimately acquire more customers from having pro-quality videos on youtube or other video platforms.

If you are just starting out in video marketing, or you are an experienced video editor and marketer, the following information will make your job way easier.

 

The Problem and solution for video marketers…

Since I had been involved in video marketing, I had to dedicate a lot of time to learn

The video editing software other professionals use in this space…

And this can take months in a row to learn how to use them (and you just understand the basics)

But it’s way more complicated than it seems because of this professional software such as:

Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro are dedicated to true professionals that are paid handsomely to spend days and months getting a video done for clients.

But we are looking for speed and efficiency (not to spend months learning complicated video editing platforms)

So back in the days, when those were the only options available, I had to learn them from scratch, but these days things are starting to look way easier.

There is a cool Video Editing App called VideoRobot, that I told you about countless times that allows you to create Stunning Videos for your company or for your clients with commercial rights.

Whatever Business You’re In,VideoRobot Is Here To Help  YOU!

 

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TOP 5 Sources To Download FREE iStock Photos with Creative Commons (CC)

TOP 5 Sources To Download FREE iStock Photos with Creative Commons (CC)

In this post, I will share with you 5 Sources where you can get FREE Stock Images that you can use on your websites or client’s website without having to spend a penny!

Bellow, I had made a TOP of sources to get your FREE iStock Images.

 

TOP 5 Sources to Download FREE iStock images at ZERO COSTS!

All these images comes with CC License Rights, therefore, you can use it in any projects you want for yourself or for your clients.

 

Stocksnap – https://stocksnap.io/

Stock Snap

Stocksnam.io

 

 

Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/

unsplash free stock iamges

Unsplash.com

 

 

Picjumbo – https://picjumbo.com/

Free Stock images download

Picjumbo.com

 

 

CupCake – http://cupcake.nilssonlee.se/

free stock images downloading

 

 

Pexels – https://www.pexels.com/

top 5 free stock images sites

pexels.com

 

Accordingly to Wikipedia:

Creative Commons (CClicense is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC license is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created. CC provides an author flexibility (for example, they might choose to allow only non-commercial uses of their own work) and protects the people who use or redistribute an author’s work from concerns of copyright infringement as long as they abide by the conditions that are specified in the license by which the author distributes the work.

Here is an Infographic to get a better understanding how image licensing works:

creative commons license

Creative Commons (CC) Licenses

 

Now that you have this out of the way and you can get pretty amazing photos in the sources above.

The next logical step before you use this High-Quality Images that come in huge resolution is to trim or optimize the images before using them on your websites or your client’s websites.

Why do this?

Isn’t it obvious?

Here are 3 Reasons you want to optimize images for your website

  • Better Page Loading Time (Improve Rankings and Conversions)
  • Saving bandwidth on hosting (Lower hosting costs)
  • Gets better Ranking in Google (What other good reason you need?)

I have seen cases where image size drops by over 90% and that is the best thing you can do if you want to RANK your images and get a better page speed while doing it!

Did you know this (based on Amazon’s study)

page speed infographic

Page speed graphic

I think it’s really obvious why you would like to have a website that loads fast, not doing this can cost you way more in traffic.

I remember the importance of this from the days that I have been very involved in setting up landing pages for various CPA offers where I had to spend a lot of money on getting the traffic to see my offer.

Well, I can tell you that being involved in a business that required page speed to be at it’s best I have learned a lot and made thousands of tests about this.

Even If I poorly optimized my pages I would still see a 60% improvement on the ROI for all my offers.

Here are some FREE Tools you can use to optimize the images you are about to download from the sources above, or even optimize the ones you are already using. You will see the improvements immediately I promise you.

TOP 3 Image Tools to LOWER File Size:

  1. http://psydk.org/pngoptimizer
  2. https://tinypng.com/ (I use this on a daily basis!)
  3. http://www.picresize.com/

Here is How I saved almost 90% of the image bellow!

image compression seo

And I made sure all images on this post are highly optimized for page speed load and SEO! (Hint: anchor keywords in MetaData)

how to optimize images

Image Optitmization Tips

There you go! Now you have all the tools to start improving all images on your websites and start RANKING on Google Images the easy way!

Speaking of Ranking and optimizing images…

I found a Tool that can optimize and embed keywords, change filenames, seo, Geo location capability and a lot of other cool stuff that can be done for thousands of images on the spot and with just a few clicks of the mouse.

MassOptimizerPRO is a MUST HAVE Optimization Tool!

mass optimizer review

If you want an easy way to optimize and rank all your images at once and in just minutes this can process thousands of images. (and videos)

This is also something that will put you in a position of advantage if you are working with local clients. (This makes Ranking for local effortless with the ability to add GEO LOCATION on images METADATA!

Very Powerfull Software for Image and Video optimization guys!

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If you enjoyed this Guide to get FREE Images for your projects and know other good sources to get more images or even tools feel free to share with everyone in the comment section bellow.

5 Image SEO Optimization Tips to Rank in Google Images

5 Image SEO Optimization Tips to Rank in Google Images

We bring you our TOP 5 Image SEO Optimization Tips to help you get better Rankings in Google.

Find out why and how to take advantage of this often-neglected type of search.

While a lot of energy is being spent trying to figure out how to take Google #1 Text search, there is a much easier search medium that seems to be underutilized: image search.

According to data from Jumpshot and Moz, Google Images accounts for a considerable number of searches, dwarfing those performed on YouTube, Google Maps, Amazon and Facebook combined. Searches in Google Images are made more than 10 times as often as any search on Bing or Yahoo, and they represent more than 40 times the number of searches on Facebook.

 

images seo tips

 

The above chart doesn’t present a complete picture of search, However, it shows us that Google Image search is a huge portion of the overall search.

 

PRO TIP:  “Images that enhance a user’s experience are ranked better by Google”

Now let’s get to the fun part where we dissect the TOP 5 Images SEO Tips and see what steps you can take to get better rankings and traffic from google images alone.

TOP 5 Images SEO Tips to get Google Images Rankings

 

1.Use an Anchor Keyword as Image file name.

As illustrated above, the file name is the most basic description of your image that is searchable. Make the name count.

 

2.Allways have Alt tags on your images

Alt tags are HTML attributes used to describe your image and are used in place of the image when it doesn’t render or isn’t displayed.

For example, the text would be displayed by a screen reader for the visually impaired, when images are disabled in a browser or when the image can’t be decoded.

An alt tag is an alternate display of text in place of the image. Here’s a more technical explanation by Yoast on how to use alt tags to identify your images.

 

3.Use a Second Tier Keyword for Captions.

Captions are typically the title or description that is displayed with the image.

 

4.Always have Descriptions of images.

The description is a field that allows for a full explanation of the image and that may provide additional details including links.

Descriptions are displayed when an image within a post or on a site is clicked on and opened in a separate window.

 

5. Make sure to have Contextual information surrounding the image.

Google determines the relevance of images to search results by the context of everything else around them including text content, other images, image sitemaps, page title and page URL. So optimize them all and keep your page messaging unified and consistent.

 

YES! It’s that simple to do just a few changes and improve your image rankings and ultimately get more FREE Traffic out of Google for your websites or for your client’s website.

And this is just the beginning because images have so obvious potential to bring in free traffic that can be converted into leads or customers.

Yet too many businesses fail to optimize images separately from the article, web page or landing page where they are displayed, and as a result, they lose valuable opportunities to promote their brand, store, product or service in search results. Spend a little more time in SEO for images and unlock the potential returns that so many overlooks.

And I Got Even better NEWS for you!

I found a tool to do all this for you on autopilot!

You will be amazed how ignoring one small detail can make a 35% Traffic increase.

For a long time, I had been ignoring (I’m sure you too) to optimize my images because I never felt like that can make the difference in my traffic and rankings…

Boy, was I wrong! (Big Time)

My good friend Clive reached out to me a few days back asking me to test out his image optimization tool telling me that it can optimize thousands of images for better SEO results in just a few clicks…

Now because I have a lot of websites, I wanted to start with a few websites from my local clients and see how it can perform.(It made me curious)

I wanted to test it on a local niche because it allowed me to set the Geo Location on images as well, and I know this old trick works when it comes to Local Rankings…
(I thought to myself if this works, in local should be the biggest impact)

And I was amazed to see an organic traffic spike by 35% just because I properly optimized all my images and set them geolocation tags.

In an effortless way, I was able to please my local clients and getting them better rankings virtually overnight, and it took me less than 30 minutes to optimize everything!

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Now here is the catch with SEO for Images

seo for images

If you have ANY interest in Search Engine Optimisation of websites, from blogs to e-commerce stores, or ranking videos then this is a ‘must have’ tool in your SEO Toolbox.

When we aim to rank – websites or videos – we all know there is no ‘One Thing’ that brings ranking success.

For web pages it can be keyword density, length of content, links out to high authority sites and more than the Search Engine bots check for before deciding where your page or post deserves to sit in the ‘Matrix’.

Videos too. Titles, Tags, Descriptions and more – there are a lot of boxes that need to get ‘ticked’ to get those all important page 1 rankings.

Most marketers know that putting the search term they want to rank for in their web page or video title. But there’s a whole lot more that can be done to Media Files ( images and videos) than most people realize.

 

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In .jpeg images, you can add Titles, subtitles, tags, and descriptions ( over 3000 characters of related content!) even URLs and Geo Locations i.e. map coordinates. Pretty cool for offline businesses!

Videos too, text content, tags and more. Even the URLs of the creator’s website and a promotional website.All that hidden content is called ‘metadata’ and it’s how the big Stock Photo libraries track you down if you use their images without permission!

With ‘Mass Optimizer’ released today by Lloyd Farrell and Clive McGonigal you can do all of the above and more to not just one image or video but folders full of images and videos in one click!

You can add ‘Spintax’ to make your images and videos ‘metadata’ unique – rename the files from your list of targeted search terms, randomized tags even adding links to your Websites, YouTube Channels or Site Maps.

Spun content from niche related articles added to the images of your websites, stores, and blogs? Easy! Import your images folder into Mass Optimizer, add a list of targeted search terms and textual content, click and done.

The software is already being updated with even more built-in ‘mini tools’ to help with your SEO.

 

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2018 Local SEO Guide for Small Businesses

2018 Local SEO Guide for Small Businesses

If you are a small business owner and you are looking to attract more local customers and generate qualified traffic to your website, then this is exactly what you have been searching for.

We put together a Local SEO Guide dedicated to small businesses.

Additionally, you will also need more consistency throughout the year to survive in this increasingly competitive marketplace.

This small business owners Complete SEO Guide is aimed to help you better position your business to compete in the local market.

LOCAL SEO GUIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

1. Properly optimize your Business’ Website

Your website is the most important and valuable online asset. Hence, it needs to be properly optimized to ensure it ranks high within search results. How to optimize your website

  • Create a domain name that reflects the nature of your business and its location
  • Incorporate your NAP in all individual pages on your website
  • Add keywords on page titles that identify with your business and its location
  • Highlight your offerings

2. Establish an apt link strategy for SEO

Links from your company’s website to other interrelated websites and vice versa play a major role in your business’ SEO visibility. These links help to establish authenticity and reliability of your business. You can achieve this by;
  • Sharing your website’s like to your social media pages such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Host or sponsor charity events or offer discounts, and then encourage the beneficiaries to link to your website when creating content about these activities
  • Include links to your site whenever you send our email newsletters or are updating your customers

3. Claim all your listing

Search engines are busy crawling the internet looking for information to use in their ranking algorithms. Hence, you need to make sure your business is listed on the larger business directories and that all the information provided is accurate. Discrepancies in your business name, phone number and address may negatively impact your local ranking. For instance, if the search engines realize mismatched information, they will skip your listing and look for other listings with more accurate details to place ahead of yours.

4. Encourage customer reviews

Since you cannot give your customers incentives to leave a review or tell them to leave reviews, you can still encourage them to. A great way to have your clients leaving reviews is by sending them follow up emails containing links to your local listing profiles and letting them know that you would like to hear about their experiences.

5. Local Optimization with NAP (business name, address and phone number) focus

You should strive to optimize your page with target keywords that describe your products or services while also referencing your location. For instance, if you are a veterinarian in Maryland, then your pages titles and site copy should have several variations of local search terms like Maryland veterinary or veterinary services in Maryland, and so forth. Also, reference key landmarks in your area that are within proximity to your business to boost your local SEO.

6. Focus on other search engines

Most small businesses put all their focus and effort on ranking on Google search engines. This is probably because it tends to have the fastest and potentially the best returns when compared to other search engines. However, when aiming for local markets, it is highly recommended that you also focus your efforts on other local search engines like Bing (Local) Maps.

7. Register the domain name with the business

Word has it that Google uses the address that a company is registered under to rank for local search results. Hence, businesses may want to register their domain names with their current business addresses. Also, make sure to mark the location of your business in the map “centroid” as it is another indicator of relevance.

8. Get listed in directories

Make sure you are listed on all of the free local directories in order to get more local traffic. This includes Google Places or Bing Local. These locations are one of the first places users will visit when trying to find a local business. Take the time to audit and update these listings for consistency of information.

9. Engage with your customers on social media regularly

Social media pages play a major role in local business visibility in search results. Hence, make sure you are proactive on social media by engaging your customers to grow your following. Some great ideas for engagement include promotions, giveaways, highlighting stories of relevance to your customers and giving them regular updates on new products.

10. Create Local Content

It is becoming increasingly important for sites to create content that offers users value. You can do this by creating content that tries to address various customer concerns and providing solutions. This will impact on your local search ranking.
The internet is now more competitive than ever, and executing an SEO strategy is no longer an option. It is a necessity for every business. With consistency, these small businesses local SEO Guide will help improve your presence and visibility in search engines.

Not only that, but we also have the tool for helping you reach more customers!

You can find thousands of local clients using our cloud base software called X Leads 360 – http://xleads360.com.

 

If you enjoyed our guide make sure you SMASH that Social Buttons bellow this article!

To your Local SEO success,

X Marketing 360 Team.

Top 10 Ways to Improve Local SEO for Small Businesses

Top 10 Ways to Improve Local SEO for Small Businesses

Many small business owners know they need a quality website that is SEO optimized, but far too often they are not sure what it takes to get it on the top and noticed by the public.

So unless your business is among the top listings, it is very hard for you to generate potential customers.

And the competition is even tougher for the small businesses because they have to compete with their bigger counterparts.

So what is the recipe to success?

Small businesses should focus on implementing local SEO (or, local search engine optimization) strategies to capture as many local customers as possible.

Although there are many ways to get this done, we have put together the best ones.

Top 10 ways to improve local SEO for small businesses:

 

1. Build Local Links

Link building is a core concept in SEO. And local link building is essential if you are doing local SEO marketing. But what is local link building? In short, it is the process of gaining backlinks from authoritative and high-quality publications, blogs and directories which work within the geographical area of your small business. Approaching local newspapers and submitting to local directories are some of the ways which will help you make your target.

 

2. Use Press Releases

Press releases are very effective in local SEO campaigns. They are efficient in creating a local buzz and thus, help your website rank well in local search results. The press releases should focus on genuine news and should cover important events like new product launches. For best results, just make sure that you have included geo-specific keywords in the title of a press release.

 

3. Bring in Online Reviews

Reviews on an online directory like Yelp and other user-generated review sites also help in local SEO process. All you have to do is list yourself in these online review sites, and ask your customers to post feedback once the transaction is over. You also have to make sure that your official website is properly linked to your review profiles. The local visibility of your small business in SERPs will start improving once you start getting more reviews on these sites.

 

4. Optimize for Video

You can upload relevant videos about your company on YouTube and Vimeo. However, make full use of the description page before making a video public. Include your contact information like address, phone number and official website in the description area. This will massively boost your local SEO strategy.

Local SEO is no longer an option for local businesses; it has grown to become a necessity. It is the most effective way for a local business to meet greater visibility and attract online customers, and there is no way one can ignore it anymore. cloud base software called X Leads 360 – http://xleads360.com is today used by many small businesses.

 

5. Highlight Your Unique (Local) Value

If you run a local small business, your existing customers certainly like you because of the top-shelf personalized service you offer to them. In fact, customers choose local businesses over nationwide known brands with chains because of this reason.

Treating your customers fairly, providing them the care and value of service they deserve and always delivering quality work are the general terms to describe value. This value can be well mixed with your SEO strategy.

Firstly, you should make sure that your business gets out of the comfort zone a bit. For instance, in case you have a car repair facility, your website content should include description terms which are unique such as ‘the best car repair in XXX’, ‘top-quality vehicle repair’, ‘fast and reliable’ etc. Aside from that, make sure to include your local information everywhere from your meta descriptions to landing pages and other websites. Customers love quality local businesses, and your location is your biggest weapon.

 

6. Leverage The Power Of Social Media

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are all one-stop-digest destinations for every one of us. Social media has been dominating the digital space over the years. We communicate, read news and share information on social media every day. Which brings us to the fact that it is a place your business needs to put its focus.

In reality, many small businesses are trapped in the world of social media – failing to update their pages and profiles. This sends a wrong message to the user. On the other side, being consistent with your social media posts will help you gather the virtual – and actual likes of your local audience.

 

7. Create A Virtual Presence That Fits Every Screen

What’s the chance for an average user to hop on to your small business website from your social media page? Very big.Nowadays, people use smartphones more than desktop computers. We all have them in our pockets and use them for everything. They are small, fit everywhere and have everything our computers have – in a packed version.

And that is why you should create a website which is responsive and mobile-friendly. The best part is Google loves mobile-friendly websites and will give your advantage over your local competitors.

 

8. Exploit The Power Of Email Marketing

Email marketing is not dead. For local customers, it is among the best tools to use.

Why? Well, your local small business has one strength over any other – the location. For the average user, it is easier to check out your offer or discount than ‘go the miles’ to another destination. People still check their emails on a daily basis, and a tailored offer, discount or promotion sent with a friendly tone will make your audience even more attached to your business.

Email marketing will help you get noticed as well. If you connect and mix it with your other approaches such as social media and on-page SEO, it can do wonders.

 

9. Install Google Analytics.

The information small business owners get from analytics is enough to make the average persons head spin, but at a very basic glance one can find valuable information such as: how many people visit their site, what search term landed them the site, length of visit, which site referred them, new vs. return visitors, and many other valuable stats that can only be used to improve website. Do this first and start gathering data.

 

10. Great Website Structure

SEO rotates around how the search engines scan for content to give their users. You need to be found by the search engines,then it is your obligation improve your website structure. One of the ideal ways to do this is to use meta tags and sitemaps in your website. There are amazing types of SEO software that can help you with this. Hence, you can find thousands of local clients using our cloud base software called X Leads 360

 

If you enjoyed our top 10 ways to improve your Local SEO or your local client’s SEO and Rankings, feel free to leave your comments bellow.

And don’t forget to SMASH the Social Buttons as well 🙂

How To Start a Website Flipping Business From Scratch In Just 3 Steps

How To Start a Website Flipping Business From Scratch In Just 3 Steps

How to Start a website flipping business?

If you decide Start a Website Flipping Business could be one of the most profitable businesses online that you ventured in.

I’d like to introduce you to a new method to make money online. This method is generally overlooked by beginners because it seems too complicated. This couldn’t be more wrong! Making money online by flipping websites is totally do-able if you have the right tools and the right method to do it.

And If you want to build up a consistent recurring online revenue you might want to consider Website Flipping business as your starting point!

I am going to share with you in this article how you can start a website flipping business from scratch using basic strategies that are proven to work time and time again.

So let’s dive straight into it…

What exactly website flipping even means?

The flipping of website is a process where you create or makeover a website and selling it for a profit or you can even create a new website, make it popular and sell it off.

It is more like buying a house renovate it and sell it to gain profit.When we do this with websites instead of the house, then we are flipping the websites to earn money.

Two common type of Website Flipping is:

  • Create something from scratch
  • Buy already created site, popularize it and sell it

This is a good way to earn, but yet just a few people know about Flipping websites.

We will share some useful tips and tricks for selling and buying websites but before that let’s discuss three basic steps of flipping websites.

Step 1: Purchasing / Create from Scratch

The first step is to purchase a website. ( Or create one from scratch)

Always select a domain name after knowing everything about it like age of domain, website was not blacklisted earlier etc.

There are many online services which sell domain names to fool you but you need to be very careful while purchasing a website, you can read an article about tips to purchase a domain name, it will help you to get a good idea about purchasing a domain name.

Step 2: Revamping

After purchasing a website, you need to do a makeover of that website.

You can improve it by getting it a professional web design or Logo redesign, improve onpage SEO,expand it’s backlinks profile for better SEO Results, targeted content, etc.

Overall you need to make the website attractive, Great SEO and user-friendly.

The first thing a visitor notice while visiting a website is the looks thus try to have a smoothing look of the website so that your clients get ready to purchase it.

TIP: Instant SEO Improvement once you add that website SSL Certificate and move it to https protocol. (From latest update, Google gives more authorities to website that are more secure)

Step 3: Selling

Last step and most important step is to find a client to sell the website.

You will get good client only after you show him the proof of organic traffic, referral traffic, income the website generating, etc.
Next thing you need to remember is to bargain; you should be aware how to convince the client and fix an amount where you don’t have to face the lose because you have spent your time and money in doing a makeover of the blog as well as SEO services.

Flipping website is not an easy task; you need to work very smartly, creatively and spend time for it. There are pros and cons of Flipping Websites just like other sources to earn money online, thus, before starting with flipping websites, it is important that you gain all the knowledge about it.

I will surely come up with few more tips and benefits about flipping website business to help you on this journey.

Flipping Websites: I’m Interested But It’s Not Yet 100% Clear

I must admit that this post, as long as it is, doesn’t develop every single aspect of website flipping. But today is your lucky day!

We have been involved into Website Flipping business for the past 8 Years and we have flipped web assets for over $150k!

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2018 Trends: Local Marketing & Cryptocurrency is Booming!

2018 Trends: Local Marketing & Cryptocurrency is Booming!

Here’s one thing that is keep looping every January when a new year is about to start…

I get bombarded with questions about what’s the next big thing in 2018! Where should i invest my time and money for this year…

I can understand why people ask me this: no one wants to miss any upcoming waves, and no one wants to waste valuable time in a time consuming and unproductive niche..

When you have this questions in mind, just think about this…

Information  is one of the most influential stick you can grab on! Spend time networking on various chat channels, attending conferences and spying on your competition… By doing this analysis you can be ahead of everyone else and invest your money smart!

Even though I am not a fortuneteller and I can’t predict the future, but based on my good information from reliable sources these are my best Picks for 2018!

Local Businesses/Offline Marketing is Still Booming


Facebook made it so easy for us to promote and emerge local businesses for profits in 2017, and this will not change in 2018!

Just think about how many services you can still offer to local clients that are willing to throw in serious money to get their brand out there in front of their customers.

The good news is local businesses boomed last year and became a great option for all smart marketers like you and I.

A lot of the more prominent local marketers  are doing their own thing. Instead of spending money on facebook ads, they chose to sell video ranking services, SEO services, video creation, graphic design for local businesses.

Just think about it guys, there are tons of services you can promote to local businesses in your hometown.

There is really no easier way to start your online marketing empire in 2018!

Local businesses are looking to grow their brands using influencers, videos,ads and more.

You will see a lot of hype about this in 2018 so better to keep an eye open for any new information that pops on local marketing and getting paid to promote local businesses.

Crypto Space is Booming!

You probably noticed already that I never talked about real estate , precious metals or stock markets in my emails, but starting in 2018 you will probably hear me talking more and more about Cryptocurrency, as i have started invested in it for 6 months now, and the time has come to share my knowledge and experience with you guys.There’s a massive correlation between marketers and Cryptocurrency, and it’s hard to ignore.

I want to share some of the ways that Cryptocurrency is going to change everything.

Let’s talk about Blockchain Technology:

Check out these companies:

OysterPRL – Monetize a website without ads by
BasicAttentionToken – Pay for someone’s attention, rather than their click.
HoQu – Decentralizing affiliate networks.

Once this platforms are launched and fully functional, it will disrupt the affiliate marketing as we know it.

These are ambitious projects. Some of them want to straight up get rid of the online banner / advertising itself.

Blockchain technology will affect marketing in general, but it’ll take a few years for it things to change.

However, it’s not too late to get involved and get your share of the profit on this massive growth of cryptocurrency on a daily basis.

I want to share with you my personal experience with Crypto since I started trading it.

First, you need to realize that Crypto can give you 1000% profits on your investments but it can also drop very fast due the high volatility of this market.

But where is volatility there are the best chances to turn $100  into $1000 in matter of minutes!

If you are considering to invest in this you will have to put in place a working strategy and stick to it! Else you might end up panicking and sell all your assets.

I had my share of FOMO(Fear of missing out)  and FUD (Fear, uncertainity and doubt), that Is why i decided to start educating other marketers about this massive crypto opportunities in 2018.

So how I managed to turn $500 in $7500 in 14 days?

I had a coin that I had been holding it for over 6 months, and i can recall it was right after Christmas this coin started to grow from $1.3 /  unit to $5 and the next day to $15 and just a few days ago it hit an all time high of $25!

But here are the bad news (For me…)

I sold almost all my coins when the priced was only $4! Yes that is right. If I had held my patience and hold my coin I would of sold it all for over $9000 in profits…

So this lesson cost me over $7000 in profit loss!

But don’t let yourself discouraged yet…

So even though I sold my coins under the all time high, I managed to quickly get into a new emerging coin, and managed to triple my first profits, and I now stand close to that number than I was a few weeks ago..

Here is just a sneak peak of my crypto portfolio and profits for the past 2 weeks.

Remember this started with only a few hundred dollars and now Standing in over $6k in profits among my many exchanges and holding wallets.

My Binance Wallet Value at the time of writing this (Tomorrow could be x2 x 3)

I realize that I am not one of the whales out there holding tons of bitcoins, but starting from 0 to 0.5 BTC(Spreaded in different trading platforms) in value in just 14 days can be considered quite a good profit for doing pretty much nothing.

On the next couple of Weeks I will do my best to provide you with more information from this sphere and also talk about mining this huge potential coins and a lot of cool information my fingers are itching to share with you!

Before I get to write more about this and put something really cool together for you guys, you might want to have a look into  another great opportunity with Crypto Craze is Affiliate marketing and CPA Offers

Crypto CPA Offers
The streets are buzzing.

Your auntie is hearing about all the Bitcoin or Crypto millionaires and wants to get in on it.

A lot of times you have to “convince” someone that working at home, binary options, playing a casino app, penny stocks, or Forex are great ways to make money.

With Crypto, it’ll be a lot easier to convince people about this opportunity. Why? Because of the buzz. They’re already hearing about it and already curious.

Expect Crypto CPA offers to be huge this year.

Affiliates and Marketers Are Becoming The Crypto Wolves of Wallstreet!
“Everyone’s a genius in a bull market”

Some affiliates including myself are taking their money bags and re-invest into the Crypto market. Other affiliates have quit altogether to pursue the Crypto space full-time (day trading).

There are a lot of parallels between the stock market and Crypto in a way. Here’s a framework that I’ve viewed the stock market and how it can apply to Crypto.

1. Coin Finding and Researching the project.

Some coins are solid and can 10x your ROI.

Other coins are scammy coins designed to be pumped and dumped. It takes a tremendous amount of due diligence to understand the vision, the team, the roadmap, etc.

Make sure you do your research right before throwing all your savings into a coin!

2. Timing is everything > Timing the Market.

You can’t predict “dips.” The only truth we’ve observed is that the market goes up in the long term.

I can’t say this applies precisely to Crypto, but I do believe the technology is here to stay.

There are a lot of coins promising a lot of ahead of our time tech, but do they have what it takes to get to that level? Do they have a strong developers community, do they even do marketing for the coin, do they have solid partnerships??

A lot of new Coins can have great ideas, but the timing/execution wasn’t right.

This are the  main 3 questions you should ask yourself before throwing your savings in any coin!

3. Grow your investment portfolio

The more money you have to invest, the more money you can make.

Putting $2k in the market can only grow so much.

Here’s my advice.

Research and find some coins you believe in. Find companies with strong teams and a real-world application.

Put some money in it and don’t touch it for a while. Watch it grow in time.

If you hold coins longer than a year, then you’ll be taxed at a lower rate due to long term capital gains. (Wait…you guys know you have to pay taxes right?)

Checking CoinsMarketCap 25x a day isn’t going to make you any richer.

I rather focus my time / energy on launching campaigns and finding ways to make more money. I’ll let time do its thing.

Best advice I can give for a total beginner to stay on the safe side:

Buy in Red when everyone panics, Sell in Green When everyone has the fear of missing out”

Remember, Crypto Trading works in Waves, just like any other stock exchange market.

Ride the Wave… to profits, exit when it starts to collapse!

People say things are dead. I look around and see more opportunity than ever.

Did you guys enjoy this post? Interested in me analyzing the industry on a weekly basis?

Comment below and let me know.

Looking forward to hear what are your predictions for 2018?