A lot of us have Websites which just stay online year after year with either no visitors or No sales from visitors. In any business, the reward for Work is profits and a website is a very important asset for your business so any website which isn’t attracting profits should really be re-considered at your next Board-Meeting.
Before that meeting though, I found a list online of 57 things you can do right now to Improve your Website some of which are;
23. Target the content and tags of each product/service page of your site to a specific set of related keyword phrases–pay special attention to Title tags as Google and Bing/Yahoo display the Title tags in the search engine results pages.
24. Use Google Adwords combined with Google Analytics to see which keyword phrases convert into leads or sales and feature them and other related ones more prominently within the content of your website.
25. Don’t put your company name first in the Title tag of the home page — put your number one keyword phrase here instead. This tells the search engines it’s important.
26. Use your list of search phrases as a guide when creating new web pages, blog posts, and even social media posts.
27. Instead of grouping all of your Services or Products on one page, create a page for each of your services or products — and then optimize each page.
28. Start commenting productively on industry related blogs and make sure to include the hyperlink to your website in the comment fields.
29. Start using a web reporting tool (i.e. Google Analytics).
Your business domain name is the Most Important (and probably Cheapest) asset your business Owns on the Internet. This is what identifies your business to millions of internet users worldwide.
In Interactions with clients, especially those with domain names from other sources, we have seen a lot of disturbing occurrences, the latest of which was a Hosting Company which refused (& is still refusing) to switch nameservers to a Dedicated Server which we set up for a client this domain was registered in the name of the former company with no access for the customer to it.
While surfing the Net, I stumbled across this Post on Entrepreneur.com and felt rather than writing a whole new post, it would be better to share with you.
The Article contains advice such as:
Include a location or keywords in your domain name, if you can.
Register yourself as the owner of the domain name.
Remember to renew your domain name registration.
Don’t Use dashes, abbreviations or numbers in your domain name.
Don’t Waste money on extensions other than .com. (I disagree with this though)
Don’t Buy a domain without checking into its past.
The Full article is at http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219410?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+entrepreneur%2Flatest+%28Entrepreneur+Update%29#
You’ve probably seen our adverts all over the internet promoting our SMS portal setup promotion.
This extremely successful promo has gone a long, long way since it was first launched on 12th November 2010.
A brief history of the promo
As said before, the first version (1.0) of the promo was launched November, 2010 with the following features: Free domain name 100 free SMS Customizable website Books & other tools to help you promote your business Sms unit price between N1.95 – 1.35 Cost of setup = N6,500.
We hit our (modest) target of 50 portals by december before we started phase 2 of the promo.
This was basically the same as phase one but in this phase of the promo, in this phase, as promised on our sales page, we increased the price (slightly) to 8,500 and also increased the number of free SMS units to 500.
This promo was closed during the yuletide season to reduce the workload and let everyone go on break.
The adverts where started again after the Holidays and the promotion, like the first was getting subscribers daily.
The Customer Survey
Halfway into the promotion, we sent out a survey to all existing and new customers for the SMS sites. Analyzing the survey results, we discovered that though customers where impressed with the level of service and the promotion, pricing of the SMS Units as well as customizability of the portal was a recurring line of disagreement in almost all the results.
We sat down to contemplate the next step to take and unanimously decided that we should find a new system for the SMS Portals and also a better Gateway which would let our customers profit maximally from the Business.
This led us to Halt all ads and also stop accepting orders for the SMS Portal while a committee set out to get a much better deal for our customers.
The whole process of research and making a decision on options available before us took two weeks after which we developed our New Improved SMS Portal : (www.smsnuvia.com).
As a company which believes in customer satisfaction before profits, we decided that since customers were not satisfied with the former portals, we would migrate our existing customers into our new system On our own cost (Free Of Charge). This was implemented by sending out an email to customers asking their permission to proceed with migrations after which all user accounts, contacts and other details where migrated on the same domain to the new server.
We took on temporary hands to speed up the migration (on a commission per migration completed basis) and also absorbed all costs incurred in the process. So far, customers are happy with their Portals.
After the marathon phase of the migration was concluded, we now started packaging the new portals for presentation to the public.
The third phase of this promotion was launched on the 1st of March 2011 and we decided to leave it at the same price as when the previous promo was suspended.
Features in the New SMS Portals are as follows:
Cost of setup = N8,500. Free domain name 1000 free SMS Ability to link to any SMS provider you like Fully Customizable website GSM Number Generator Facebook App to send messages directly from Facebook SMS Units priced from N1.00 to 1.30 Books & other tools to help you promote your business and so so many other features which you can find by visiting the Promo page on www.cluewebhost.com/sms
The response on this Promo in the past 30 days has been such that at times we Paused our online ads for days in order to fulfill old orders before proceeding to accept new orders.
The portals are completed in less than a week after payment and can take any look you imagine, today, as we promised, we are announcing the close of this Promo, and the commencement (very, very soon) of Phase 4 of the promotion.
Starting a Bulk SMS Business has never been easier as we provide all the tools you would need including proposals for you to present to other businesses.
If you have a gateway which charges less than N1 per SMS you can also give us their API so we integrate for You, Free of Charge.
The Sales Page for the Promo is still at www.cluewebhost.com/sms and we really hope you own your own Portal before the price changes once more.
Call Peter, our Technical Contact on 08037422174 for any details.
Hello? The long war of whether to blog or not to blog has finally been won, and reading this, the Winner is Obvious 🙂 . This is the First post on the Corporate Blog of the most reliable and Customer Friendly Home for Your WebSites and Applications – Clue WebHost Nigeria and this is being penned by our Technical Contact – Peter Banigo.
Starting a blog is just another way in which this company hopes to be more accessible to customers, prospects and the general public of which already we have a dedicated and 24-7 available phone number, a support ticket system, emails and also, Social Media accounts.
This blog wouldn’t aim to be totally marketing oriented but would be a place to interact, share tips and also discuss on topics both within and outside our core areas of expertise.
Feel Free to comment on any posts which interest you and also, this firm operates daily on the principle of CANI (Continous And Never-ending Improvement) so we always welcome your suggestions on how we can improve our services, presentation, blogging and anything you feel needs improvement. Criticsm is welcome but this must be done in a decent manner.
Well, welcome to the home of the problem-solvers, Welcome to Clue-WebHost Nigeria.