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11 Helpful Ways How to Improve & Reduce Website Bounce Rate

Posted by Kents Herrero on May 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM

It's common knowledge that reducing bounce rates for your website is a standard part of the SEO process; and that a high bounce rate for your website is bad.

While this is generally true for a lot of sites, there's actually a lot more to work to it. 

Do I Need to Reduce My Bounce Rate?

First, determine what your website's current bounce rate is. Then, do some research and find out if your bounce rate is a bad sign or not before committing time and money into reducing it.

Maybe your website has a high bounce rate because it's a purely informational site like a blog site which is okay in most cases. Maybe you're focusing too much on bounce rate as a metric for your website's SEO which is not okay. Or perhaps you suspect there is a misconfiguration in your analytics code and you're getting junk data.

Once you know whether your bounce rate is good or not, read on below to find 11 ways to reduce website bounce rate.

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Topics: Websites

[Guest Blog]: Why Good Branding is Important to Restaurant Marketing

Posted by Ashley Lipman on May 8, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Branding is more than just a buzz word. It’s a key part of marketing for all industries, but it’s especially important for restaurants. A lot of new restaurants leave branding to the big-name businesses, thinking branding somehow doesn’t apply to them. This is a mistake! As a restaurant, you need to take the time to consider your brand and how it will affect your marketing strategy. Keep reading to see why creating a good brand is so vital to the success of your restaurant marketing!

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Topics: Restaurants

Which is Better? Custom Made Website Design vs Website Template

Posted by Jorge Pacheco on May 3, 2018 8:30:00 AM

This is an age where people are on-the-go and an online presence isn’t just a recommendation, but a requirement. According to a new study by Pew Research, eight in 10 Americans are now shopping online. That’s 79 percent of U.S. consumers who shop on the web or their phones, up from just 22 percent back in 2000. This means only one thing: you NEED to get your business “listed” on the web, and the first step to do this comes in the form of a website.

Now, websites are not created equal, and you can go the easy and quick way with a template, or really find your online tone of voice through a customized website. Here are four reasons why you should choose a custom made website over a template:

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Topics: Websites

4 Reasons to Incorporate Social Media Live Streaming in Your Strategy

Posted by Jonathan Bales on May 1, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Business is in a constant state of evolution and the realm of social media is no different. Live streaming is becoming more and more prominent with nearly all major brands and online personalities incorporating live media into their social media strategies.

Live streaming elements are being rolled out by almost every major social media platform such as Facebook, SnapChat and Instagram but other mediums such as YouTube and Twitch are already very prominent in their own right when it comes to live streaming of media. Even Twitter has Periscope as form of live media. This newfound growth is full of opportunity for brands to incorporate these new features into their social media structure. 

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Topics: Social Media

[Guest Blog]: How to Successfully Nail a Loyalty Rewards Program For Your Restaurant

Posted by Si Quan Ong on Apr 26, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Loyalty rewards programs are probably the most underrated tool for keeping a business successful, and its bottom line healthy.

Sadly, many are clueless about capitalizing it for their gain.

So, here is a guide to loyalty programs and how you can design an effective one for your restaurant.

 

Why Loyalty Programs

Loyalty programs target customers that have already visited your restaurant, and encourage them to return. When a customer has experienced what you have to offer – and hopefully enjoyed it – they are much more likely to come back for more.

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Topics: Restaurants

Restaurant Marketing: 5 Easy Ways to Attract Millennials

Posted by Steve Averill on Apr 24, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Being in the restaurant business, you know you have to stay ahead of the curve. And being out front is great, but it’s also important to capture the zeitgeist. The millennials are the segment of the market that is currently driving popular trends. Because we work with a lot of clients in the restaurant business, we hear daily about what is working and what’s not when it comes to marketing to the millennials.  


Here are some trends to keep an eye on to attract the millennial crowd

Bragging Rights

Social media matters when it comes to the restaurant business. When you talk to millennials about their most popular posts on Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat and Facebook they are almost always photos of food. Food is social. Food is fun. And discovering a great new restaurant will make you very popular among your foodie friends.

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Topics: Branding & Marketing, Restaurants

4 Points to Consider When Establishing Your Brand Voice & Social Media Personality

Posted by Jonathan Bales on Apr 19, 2018 8:30:00 AM

With over 2.5 billion social media users across the world, social media is seen as an integral medium that businesses and marketers feel must be utilized to reach customers. However, not all organizations on social media are experiencing success with thousands of followers and patrons among their social media accounts. This situation sheds light on the current landscape of social media and how many businesses are improperly approaching social media with an ill-advised strategy.

The idea of social media is almost a little too enticing for businesses to pursue, and how could it be ignored when almost every marketing agency and business blog is raving about how important it is to have a social media footprint. However, the underlying issue here that businesses face, is how they they operate in the realm of social media. The majority of businesses approach social media as another tool to help their businesses grow without understanding the makeup of how flourishing social media accounts work. Thus creating business accounts that clearly show a disconnect and lack of understanding for how social media functions.

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Topics: Branding & Marketing, Social Media, Business

[Guest Blog]: Positive and Negative Effects of Color Psychology in Branding and Marketing

Posted by Belle Balace on Apr 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Do colors have specific meanings or do their meanings differ depending on how they are used in branding and marketing?

According to Color Psychology, colors do have fixed meanings and this can be a contributing factor why we love other colors more than other ones. Moreover, these color meanings affect our decision making. This makes sense because aren’t we always going to pick our favorite color?

However, some say that colors have meanings based on how they are used – which somehow also makes sense.

Here’s an interesting case in point: the color black.

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Topics: Branding & Marketing

Build Your Email Marketing Lists for Maximum Results

Posted by Jonathan Bales on Apr 12, 2018 8:30:00 AM


Email lists have been a foundation for essentially every business over the last several years simply because of the utility of incorporating an email list for customers to subscribe to. Having a way to directly reach customers who want to engage with your product or service holds a much higher value than otherwise broadcasting your business, hoping customers will connect with you. 

Staying connected with past customers is as important or even more important than reaching new customers. Pareto's Principle of the 80-20 rule can be applied to business in the sense that 80% of your business comes from 20% of your customers. Now this is not an absolute for every business or even any business, it simply stresses the point that loyal customers make up a large percentage of a business's margin and should not be neglected. This is why so many business professionals will yell from the rooftop about how important building an email list is.

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Topics: Branding & Marketing, Business

[Guest Blog] Opportunities & Dangers of Social Media for Business: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Sarah Daren on Apr 10, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Social media is gaining traction as an essential marketing resource for every field and industry, including the restaurant business. Currently, younger generations represent the largest group of the digital population, and usage declines across the demographic spectrum as the age range rises. Approximately 90-percent of young adults use social media, and American seniors weigh into the social media mix at 35-percent. Although most of the population uses social media, it’s not enough to simply open a Facebook or Twitter account and expect patrons to find your establishment. An effective social media presence includes digital assets that are updated with complete and accurate information as well as a strategy that comprises interacting with target consumers regularly.

A Pew Research report reveals that the social media audience has expanded from an infinitesimal 5-percent in 2005 to nearly 75-percent of the population. As a result, social media has gained influence that rivals major media outlets like television and radio, an outcome that has led business experts and legislators to pay more attention the marketing resource. Despite this, social media is a powerful tool for reaching affluent consumers. Consumers with disposable income are more likely to take an interest in specialty eateries, making social media the ideal meeting ground to attract hungry clientele.

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Topics: Social Media, Business


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