5 ways to get more people to your website

Quite often people think they only need to build a website for their business and customers will flock to it. Unfortunately it is not that easy. Take the example of a plumbing business – if you type in ‘plumbers melbourne’ you will get 2,390,000 results!  It is unreasonable to expect that a customer will be able to find your plumbing business website in over 2 million search results. So what can be done so that your website will be found easily? Read more…

5 Steps to Make Social Media Work for your Small Business

It is commonly thought that social media, as it is a free means of advertising, is great for small businesses to use. It is also considered to be one of the best ways to engage with a broad audience. However, what is not commonly known, is that what you may be saving in money you will most likely be spending in time. Without an effective social media plan you could end up spending lots of time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc but get very little back in resulting sales. Read more…

We Continue to be Google AdWords Certified

Google AdWords is one of the most effective online marketing tools that your company can use. It is a method of advertising on the internet whereby you pay for a small text ad to appear when a person types in certain words (called keywords). It is rapidly replacing the more traditional form of print advertising in newspapers and magazines. In fact, it is now estimated that over 85% of people use the internet to search for a local business. Read more…

Online Shops

The Basics

Why limit yourself to customers who are willing and able to visit your shop to make a purchase? Expand your potential customer base by having an online shop.

With over 70% of people now using the internet to buy goods and services, even the smallest of businesses now need to have an online shop. In addition, over 1/3 of people are now using their mobile phone to make purchases so you need to be mobile friendly. Read more…

Google Grants for Non-Profit Organisations

A lot of people, one way or another, are connected to a non-profit organisation – whether as an employee, volunteer, consumer, or donor. But did you know that Google has a Grants programme that allows up to $10,000 of free Google AdWords each month? – that is over $1 million dollars per year! Is your non-profit organisation making use of this very generous Google grants offer? Read more…

We are Google AdWords Certified

Google AdWords is one of the most effective marketing tools that your company can use. It is a method of advertising on the internet whereby you pay for a small text ad to appear when a person types in certain words (called keywords). It is rapidly replacing the more traditional form of print advertising in newspapers and magazines. In fact, it is now estimated that over 85% of people use the internet to search for a local business. Read more…

Google AdWords – The Basics

How to get started

We are often asked what Google AdWords are and how it can be used to increase business. Google AdWords is an method of advertising on the Internet whereby advertisers pay to have small ads appear when a person types in certain words (called keywords). The ads appear above organic listings and also along the right hand side of the screen.

Above is an example of what an ad might look like if a person types ‘Electrician Melbourne’. Read more…

Stock Photos

What are they?

Stock photos is a term used for photos that are selected from a large catalogue of photos and used for a specific purpose. These purposes include photos for websites, newspaper advertisements and general advertising material. They are purchased as an alternative to using a professional photographer. Stock photos can suit those who are on a tight budget as they are less expensive than hiring a professional photographer. Read more…

Online Directory Listings and Tradies

What you need to know

Have you heard of websites such as www.womo.com.au (“womo”). Well if you haven’t then you need to find out quickly as they are a great online marketing tool for small businesses especially tradesmen. Womo alone gets around 70,000 visitors every single day!

Listing your business on online directories provides a very effective way for customers to find you. Read more…

SEO Tips for Tradies & Plumbers

One of the best ways to develop effective online marketing strategies is to put yourself in the shoes of the type of customer you are trying to attract. Using a plumber as an example we can illustrate simple steps to make a tradie website search engine (SEO) friendly – ie make your website easy to find on the internet.

More than 12,000 people use the internet to search for a plumber in Melbourne every single month. Read more…

SEO – the basics

SEO Crossword
What is SEO?

SEO stands for ‘Search Engine Optimisation’. SEO is the use of various tools and strategies to get your website as high up on the Google search engine results pages as possible. Although there are other search engines, Google is really the only one you need to be bothered about as more than 90% of searches use it. SEO is often confused with the term ‘online marketing’. SEO is one of the many tools that can be used to increase your business’s profile on the internet. Read more…