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4 Tips for SEO Content Strategy

Want to create your best SEO content this year? Try these four data-driven content strategies to get more traffic and leads.

There have never been more new and exciting opportunities to master your content and reach a wider audience than right now.

An SEO content strategy isn’t just a document with instructions and requirements. The best SEO strategies come from an in-depth conversation, whether it’s between a writer and an editor, or a marketing team and the people who actually write the content.  In order to create a strategy, you’ll need access to how your content is performing. If you want to scale SEO, you need to prioritize it.

In this post, we’ll discuss how to make SEO a priority in your content strategy, and how this impacts scaling SEO.

Tip 1: Include SEO as part of the writing process

Incorporating SEO into the writing process is a great way to ensure that your content is optimized as it’s being created. If this doesn’t happen, there’s a chance that optimizations will be made after the content has been completed. This leaves out the opportunity for writers to include relevant keywords that have search volume while they are crafting the piece.

Tip 2: Provide Keyword searches for content topics

Keyword research is a crucial part of the content creation process. This is an opportunity to provide writers with relevant keywords so they can write holistic SEO copy. It allows them to pick and choose the keywords they want to write about to ensure content is in line with SEO strategy.

This can also prevent keywords from product pages from being the focus keyword of the copy. This is done to prevent two or more pages from competing for the same keyword in Google’s search engine results. Finally, it ensures relevant keywords with search volume and user intent are used.

Tip 3: Provide Keyword research for omnichannel campaigns

When you’re creating omni channel campaigns, it can be a challenge to find relevant keywords with any search volume. It’s important to ensure that your keyword research is accurate, because if the keywords you use aren’t relevant, then your campaign will not perform well on search engines. Here are some tips for finding the right keywords:

1. Try to include additional longer-form content with keywords that address users’ pain points and that have search volume. For example, instead of writing “Find out where we deliver in San Francisco,” write “Find out where we deliver in San Francisco, California!”

2. We recommend internally linking these assets into the campaign content to overcome organizational created language. For example, if the user searches “find out where we deliver in San Francisco, California!” and clicks on your ad, you can provide a link directly to your landing page with more information about delivery in San Francisco so it won’t feel like an interruption when they click through from Google Search Ads (GSA).

3. Map out your content by topics and keywords in a spreadsheet so that you can better internally link your content to the user’s journey

Tip 4: Content and keywords should be aligned

Keywords are important—they help Google and users find your site, after all—and they should be considered throughout the entire lifecycle of a buyer, from when they first start searching for information about your product to when they actually make that purchase.

If you’re not careful, you could end up with a disconnect between your keyword intent and the copy on your site. This can confuse both Google and your users, which means fewer people will see and click on your content.

To avoid this issue, make sure there is no disconnect between the keywords associated with copy and different stages of the buyer’s journey. Don’t confuse your users and Google!

Final Thoughts

SEO is a must for anyone who wants to scale their content marketing and create a profitable business model. If you want to learn more about SEO from someone you can trust, we would love to have the opportunity to speak with you.

In the end, Onimod Global is more than in tune with all things SEO, Content marketing and social media, so it doesn’t hurt to drop us a line and ask questions. We are always happy to chat about the latest trends in digital marketing or help you develop a custom digital marketing strategy for 2022. Contact us here today.

Google Analytics – What Does It Do?

If you manage a website, you need a deep understanding of how users find your site and how your content appears on Google’s search results.  If you’ve been looking  for a program that captures how your customers are interacting with your posts and website, read on.

Google Analytics is an extremely helpful tool when it comes to tracking your marketing efforts. As Google Partners, Onimod Global can assist you with the training, support and resources to help your business succeed and help your company grow and stand out in the industry. Whether its content for social media, or launching your new email campaign, Google analytics can maximize your marketing efforts.

Web Analytics

Web analytics is the measurement, collection, and analysis of web data. Web analytics tools provide useful information about website traffic. This feature is incredibly handy because it shows you how a user interacts with the site, and what content they engage with the most.  If you didn’t need more convincing as to why you should be utilizing Google analytics, we came up with a list of the three most important reasons why you should use analytics:

  1. Helps you take data-led decisions – You can see first-hand the way your website and social channels are performing.
  2. Makes Reporting Easier – Having the data readily available to you is a big plus. You can easily share with others how your campaigns are performing.  You can do this by measuring and acting on the data trends you observe using web analytics software.
  3. Helps you find the story behind the data – Web analytics helps you understand who your customers are, where they’re coming from, and what their interests are. You can use all this information to improve the experience on your site for the consumer and to optimize the channels that consumers use to visit your website.

Google Analytics Tools

There are many analytics tools on the market. While some of them are free, most of them require a paid subscription. Paid analytics products and free products vary greatly in terms of functionality, features, and support. Google Analytics is the most popular analytics program on the market. It also comes with a free version for those who want to test out the product before they pay for the subscription.

The paid version is known as Google Analytics 360. Google 360 offers additional functionality in terms of report validity and sample sizes. This is mainly for websites that receive millions of page views a month. If your website isn’t receiving that much traffic, it might be beneficial to use the free version of Google Analytics.

Google Analytics can track the user or consumer journey, providing rich data around channels used, locations, and devices. These journeys can then be tracked through to on-site activity, goals achieved, and exit point, as well as returning visitors, which indicates loyalty. Here’s a look at some of the benefits of Google Analytics:

  • Easy to install and use.
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Customizable reports, dashboards and data collection.
  • Seamless integration with other Google products.
  • Extensive and valuable insights into web behavior.

One of the biggest advantages of using google is that you can seamlessly connect other google products. The main tools available to link to are Google Ads, Google Search Console, and Search Ads 360, formerly known as DoubleClick by Google. To link these additional tools, you need to access the product linking section within the Property settings. Each of the available tools for linking are listed there and you simply follow the instructions to link the tools.

Taking Your Analytics to the Next Level

The expert digital marketers at Onimod Global develop custom dynamic digital dashboards with Google Studio for all of our clients. The large selection of graphs and charts gives us the opportunity to completely customize your reports making data the most transparent and easy to interpret for you and your company.

If you are thinking about adding an analytics tool to your marketing strategy, Google Analytics should be at the top of your list to try. As Google Partners, Onimod Global has over a decade of experience and expertise when it comes to all things SEO, social media advertising, content marketing and paid search. Got questions about Google strategies or want to learn more about us? Contact us here today.

Google Revamps Search Ads 360

Google has revamped Search Ads 360, a search management platform, the company announced on February 8th. This update and refresh of this platform includes support for some newer Google Ads features such as Discovery campaigns and Performance Max, search engine support for other brands, a new interface for the platform as well as workflow improvements. The refreshed UI will start rolling out over the next few months. Google plans to share the timeline of migration as the year goes on.

What is Search Ads 360?

Defined directly by Google, “Search Ads 360 is a search management platform that helps agencies and marketers efficiently manage some of the largest search marketing campaigns in the world, across multiple engines and media channels.” The pros of this platform has been streamlined workflow and reporting features that enable buyers to run their campaigns more efficiently, and automated bidding is included as well to improve campaign performance. Built-in integration with the Google Marketing Platform allows buyers to manage and track digital campaigns across a single platform, enabling rich, cross-channel buying, reporting and attribution.

What’s new in Search Ads 360?

Supports new Google features. The new version of Search Ads 360 was redesigned and relaunched using the same technology that powers Google Ads, the newer platform between the two. Having this common technology as the foundation enables support for most new Google Ads features, such as Performance Max and Discovery campaigns.

Support for other search engines. One of the main selling points for the updated 360 platform is the ability to manage your ads across different channels, including other search engines. Search Ads 360 allows Google to add support for more features from other search engines.

For example, the updated platform now supports additional Microsoft Advertising features, which includes responsive search ads, call extensions, and additional Microsoft audience types like customer match. Support for Yahoo! Japan’s Dynamic Ads for Search and sitelink extension scheduling are also now available.

Google will continue to add more features and channel support in the coming quarters.

New advanced features for enterprises. In addition to support for existing features, Google is also rolling out completely new features for Search Ads 360.

“For instance, the new Search Ads 360 takes enterprise workflows to the next level by giving you new ways to centralize and scale your day-to-day tasks and key activities — like campaign management, automated rules and labels — and you’ll now be able to make these changes across multiple advertisers at the same time,” Google said in the announcement.

The company is also making upgrades to existing features: The “Performance Center,” which will become available later this year, is touted as an improved budget management planner with support for enterprise planning capabilities, like improved forecasting across search engines.

And, the existing inventory management and ad builder tools will be unified into one feature, which will be called “Templates.” Templates is also expected to become available later this year.

Refreshed UI. Google also updated the interface of Search Ads 360, borrowing elements from the Google Ads and Microsoft Advertising UIs. This may make navigation more efficient since advertisers may already be familiar with it.

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More information on the update can be found in Google’s update. In addition to Google news and other digital marketing updates, we will continue to share case studies and the latest SEO updates to help you drive your business. Our goal is to ensure we help improve your marketing and drive success.

At Onimod Global, we have endless experience and expertise when it comes to all things SEO, general social media advertising, and digital marketing. Got questions about Facebook advertising or want to learn more about us? Contact us here today.

3 Tips For Ranking Higher On Google Maps In 2022

Whether you’re a local small business, a bigger brick and mortar, or anywhere in between, there is no arguing that your Google Maps ranking is one of the most important factors in your online presence. Did you know that 80% of local searches result in a conversion? If you aren’t taking advantage of the opportunity to rank in local searches coming up in 2022, you’re missing the chance to increase lead generation, attract more in-store traffic, and of course reach higher conversions and revenue.

But the hard hitting question: how do you maximize local search? Simple answer: marketing on Google Maps. Keep reading to learn what digital marketing strategy we recommend heading into 2022 and how to rank better on Google Maps to generate higher leads and generate more revenue.

Why your Google Maps listing matters

Google Maps is the most popular map app in the U.S. with over 150 million active users. Millions of people are on the app daily and searching for services to locate businesses meeting their needs. As you think to further market your business locally, you can make big strides in maximizing the benefits of Google Maps by ranking high in relevant searches.

In addition to how relevant this is to the daily smartphone user, consumers often arrive at business listings via direct brand searches, keyword searches, and local discovery searches. With so many ways to get discovered by consumers, optimization has several benefits, which includes:

  •  Providing customers with more ways to engage with your brand
  • Appearing in the local vicinity with high ratings
  • Boosting visibility of your business

Steps to higher ranking

  1. Optimize your listing
    This is the simplest yet most important aspect to increasing your visibility on Google Maps. This particular listing is what your audience sees when they search through Google Maps. If you want to help your listing appear higher in Google Maps search results, you must optimize your listing. This includes adding your business name, phone number, accurate opening hours, and all of the basics. Whether someone sees your information on your Google My Business listing, Facebook, or your website, this information should be the same across all platforms.
  2. Place products at the top of your listing
    Information just released by Google and Search Engine Land explains how you can now add product placement at the top of your Google Maps listing and your Google Business Profile, formerly Google My Business. Read more from Search Engine Land on this topic here.
  3. Reviews are key to success
    It can’t be stressed enough how important reviews are to your Google Maps listing. Reviews are crucial to increasing your brand trust and developing transparency around your business. If the Google review is negative, you should always leave a response doing your best to resolve any issue.

Final thoughts

As trusted Google experts, our team is here to help with holistic digital marketing strategies including optimizing your Google Business Profile listing and ensuring you have the highest rank possible. Whether it is SEO tips, social media digital marketing, or paid media strategies, our goal is to make your business more successful. To get in contact with an audit and to see how you can improve your digital presence, get in touch with us here.

Top 5 Must Use Digital Marketing Tools

Fortunately in 2021, there are thousands of tools to utilize for your digital marketing efforts. Unfortunately, this oversaturated market has made it overwhelming for many to choose the right platforms for their marketing needs. 

With Americans spending over 11 hours daily on their electronic devices, there’s not much space left for traditional marketing. And while digital marketing tools help you execute a proper marketing strategy, they don’t do the work for you, and some work better than others – depending on your marketing goals.

With such a large selection of digital marketing tool available, it is important to know how each one will benefit you to help drive results. We’ve compiled a list of the all-around best tools that everyone can use and benefit from.

SEMRush 

When it comes to SEO, SEMRush is one of the most effective tools out there. This platform provides:

  • Keyword performance research 
  • Position tracking 
  • Backlink identification 
  • Technical SEO auditing abilities

SEMRush also just rolled out a few new features that include marketing, advertising and social media tools. If you’re looking for a comprehensive, all-in-one tool, this platform is the way to go. There are both free and paid subscriptions offered. But with a free account, your data pulling abilities are limited. You also won’t get access to all the additional tools they offer. 

Google Analytics

If you’re in the digital marketing space, you should be taking advantage of Google Analytics. This tool delivers vast amounts of insight on your campaign performance and how users engage with your website. It’s extremely beneficial when running A/B tests, keyword performance research and more. One of the best parts is Google Analytics is free to use. They also provide great educational tools to help increase your understanding in Google Analytics Academy. 

HubSpot 

HubSpot is an all-in-one marketing and sales software that assists you in attracting, engaging and nurturing your customers at every step of the sales journey. This CRM comes with a wide variety of tools that allow you to: 

  • Host web and landing pages 
  • Create blogs and email sequences
  • Track interactions with leads and customers
  • Analyze campaign success and user behavior

Canva

Canva allows users to create graphic designs and content simply and economically. It’s great because it helps you make professional graphics, even if you have no design experience. With the premium version you get access to over 50,000 templates, stock images, video, backgrounds, clip art and more. It’s the perfect solution for someone who doesn’t have the time to use InDesign or Photoshop, but still get high-quality designs to use for your business. 

Sprout Social

While there are endless social media management tools online that all provide similar features, the best overall is Sprout Social. It’s simple to use but also provides many tools to make publishing content and analyzing data easy. They offer dashboards let allow you to manage your pages all in one place, reports to help you manage your user engagement and ROI and scheduling tools. They currently support all platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Sprout has three different tier levels for their plans, but they’re fairly reasonable. 

Final Thoughts

When there’s so many tools out there, it’s important to know how each will benefit you and drive results. If you’re not using them correctly, or missing a few key ones you’re likely wasting time, effort and energy better put into other aspects of perfecting your marketing. That’s why sometimes, your best tool is a marketing partner. Someone who knows which tools are the best for your business, will help improve your marketing and drive success. 

At Onimod Global, we have endless experience and expertise when it comes to digital marketing tools. Meaning it’s simple for use to identify which are right for you. Got questions about marketing tools or want to learn more about us? Contact us here today. 

Social Media Design Mistakes All Marketers Should Avoid

Social media platforms, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest in particular, have become a vital part of every marketer’s toolkit. But just posting carelessly is not enough. If your content isn’t reaching or engaging as many users as you’d hope for, there could be a specific reason. It’s quality over quantity when it comes to social media posts, and graphics are essential for success. Small changes can make a huge difference when it comes to design.  

Keep reading to learn the top 5 mistakes to avoid when it comes to social media design. 

Blurry Images 

If your image file is too small and has to stretch, this usually results in pixilation and poor quality. This can make your brand look unprofessional and are rarely shared by other users. Make sure the images you post to your pages are high-resolution and are the right dimension for the platform. 

Hard to Read Fonts 

While a font may be pretty, it might not be the best for social media. When users are scrolling, you want to make your graphics eye-catching, but clear and easy to read. When you have limited time to get your message across, you want to make it count. Many marketers go with Sans- Serif fonts because they’re modern, simplistic and good for digital screens. 

Limited Viewing Options

Most social media users scroll via mobile devices. So you need to make sure your designs transfer from desktop to mobile. It’s important to always keep in mind that not all graphics are one-size-fits all, especially when going from platform to platform. When your channels and audience varies, so should the style of your content. 

Stock Imagery 

Authentic content is key when it comes to social media. Users like to feel connected to brands and get a peek behind the curtain. Taking your own photos is one way to support this connection. 

It should be noted we’re not suggesting to never use stock photos. They do have their place, as adding royalty-free images to blog posts or articles are a convenient way to compliment your message. 

Too Much Clutter

A common mistake made with design is filling up every inch of space. This looks cluttered and can confuse users. Negative space is essential with good design, as the background is just as important as the imagery. White space helps direct the eyes of your audience to important points of your content, helping you get your message across in the most efficient way. 

Social Media Marketing with Onimod Global 

When you take the time to plan, create and customize your graphics to suit your brand and preferred social platforms, the results are worth it. Sometimes, outsourcing these efforts can make a world of difference. At Onimod Global, we’re experts in social media, digital marketing and graphic design. We offer high-end design and branding for your business, as well as the ability to boost social reach, engagement and conversions. Ready to bring your social media marketing to the next level? Contact us today.

5 Ways to Improve Your Website’s CTAs

The CTA is a key element to any effective webpage. It lets users know what to do, helping them move through their buyer journey and ultimately works to increase conversions. Continue reading to learn more about CTAs, as well as 5 strategies to make yours stronger. 

What is a CTA? 

A call to action (CTA) is a prompt on a website that tells visitors to take a specified action. They’re typically written as a command or action phrase, like ‘Sign Up’ or ‘Download’ and generally take the form of a button or hyperlink. 

5 Ways to Improve Your CTAs:

1. Pick the right color and design. 

The look of your CTA has an immense impact on its effectiveness. The main consideration should be visibility. If users don’t notice your CTA, they’re not going to click on it. This is why experts recommend using a button, rather than a text link. After landing on a design, you have to consider color, which also has a large impact on effectiveness. 

Keep in mind that different colors have varying connotations, especially when it comes to marketing. For example, red induces urgency, while blue is considered trustworthy and black is seen as luxurious. It’s also essential to consider how the color fits with your brand identity and how it contrasts with your site’s color scheme to draw attention. 

2. Choose compelling, but careful words. 

What your CTA actually says is just as important as the design. The message should be short, simple, clear and concise. Obviously, the message itself will vary depending on what you want your visitors to do, but it should still follow these rules. Being specific and concise beats out vagueness every time. You should also focus on using positive sentiments and power words to make your copy more persuasive. 

3. Use scarcity and free trials. 

An important aspect of a successful CTA that people often don’t think of is making sure to include the benefits for the user. People are much more likely to click on something when they can see a clear, positive outcome. You can also play to users’ fear of missing out, or (FOMO) by offering deals for a limited time. Whatever strategy you go with, the key is to make the offer clear. 

4. Choose the correct locations. 

The final important aspect to a successful CTA is location. Most users read websites in an F-shaped pattern, according to a study by Nielsen Norman Group. Because of this, it’s best to place your CTA higher up on your web pages. 

While you want users to have multiple opportunities and exposure to your CTAs, they should still be used sparingly. Every CTA should have a purpose. Bombarding users with pop-ups and buttons can confuse them or come across as spam-y. This all could result in a decrease of clicks or increase your bounce rate. 

5. A/B Test

Lastly, it’s essential to A/B test all of the variables we discussed above with different options. You’ll never know what truly performs best if it’s never been compared to other options. 

Final Thoughts

A strong CTA can make the difference between a purchase and a lost sale. Your CTA is where you get the chance to directly influence your visitors to make it to the end of their buyer journey. If you’re struggling to increase your online conversions, sometimes it’s best to rely on an expert, digital marketing agency. At Onimod Global, we are your in-house in-house marketing team, working for you, creating cross-channel digital marketing campaigns driven by machine learning analytics and human intelligence. 

Learn more about who we are, and get started today

4 Tips to Improve Your Online Webinars and Increase Business Success

Webinars can be an extremely effective tool to educate your audience, while moving leads down the sales funnel. While planning a webinar can be simple, keeping viewers engaged and driving results can be difficult. Let’s explore 4 effective ways you can work to improve your webinar and support your overall business goals. 

1. Ask Questions and Include Polls 

A great way to keep attendees engaged during the presentation is to ask questions that require the use of the chat box feature. Asking questions throughout the webinar makes sure that your audience is paying attention or draws them back in if they’ve been multitasking. Incorporating poll questions is also a good way to keep your attendees engaged. These questions should be centered around your content and getting audience feedback on their thoughts on it. It’s also important to give your attendees enough time to think about the question and provide meaningful answers. Between 30-60 seconds is best practice. It can also be helpful to share the results of the polls with all viewers. This is a great way to gauge where your audience is at and help other attendees learn what their peers have experienced in this industry. 

2. Offer Incentives

Another simple way to improve engagement is to offer incentives related to the webinar content. Let attendees know if they participate in polls, answer questions or stay till the end of the webinar they could be entered in a giveaway for prizes. An additional way to increase reach is by asking attendees to mention you on social media and include a specific hashtag in a post and enter those users into a prize drawing as well. 

3. Distribute Recordings Following the Webinar 

Even after the webinar is over, you can continue to reap the benefits. Consider recording your webinars to create an on-demand version and distribute it through multiple channels. By posting a recorded version of the event, you can actually exceed your registrant totals and market to a new audience. As best practice, on-demand webinars should be gated. Webinars are considered premium content assets and are likely being viewed by users who did not sign up for the original event recording. We suggest letting your audience watch around 5% of the webinar and then present a form for them to complete to continue watching. 

4. Create Automated Programs to Follow-Up with Attendees 

Following the webinar, it’s best practice to create automated programs that consist of 4-5 emails that continue to showcase your organization as a thought leader in your space. The messaging should be centered around your products or services and how they can solve your audiences’ pain points. Be sure to also include strong CTAs in all of your messaging as well. 

Final Thoughts

If you want to reach out to a broad audience, and boost your engagement and conversion rate, webinars are the way forward.

If done right, webinars can be better than visiting prospects personally or jumping on a call with them. The biggest benefit here is that it provides an online space to nurture your seasoned, quality leads. On the other hand, you can also leverage webinars to form a great first impression. If you’re looking to up the engagement of your webinars, follow the simple tips we’ve outlined in today’s blog. 

In need of additional webinar help? Sometimes, relying on digital marketing experts that specialize in webinar hosting and marketing campaigns is the best way to ensure results. At Onimod Global, we help hundreds of clients, nationally and internally, develop and execute webinars to generate leads and drive sales. 

Ready to get started? Contact us here today. 

Four Ways to Improve Your Customer Journey

Improving your customer journey can have a major impact on your bottom line. To improve your customer journey you have to identify the gaps in your service delivery to your customers, as well as focus your efforts on providing the desired experience at every stage of the sales funnel. 

Here are four ways you can work to improve your customer journey. 

1. Identify pain points. 

Analyze your touch points to determine if there are areas where customers have difficulties. These are the points that customers will remember the most, so you’ll want to remove these points if possible. While not all pain points can be completely removed, so focus in on other elements that can make the experience better for customers. 

2. Remove unnecessary steps. 

Similar to tip number one, you’ll also want to analyze all touch points to determine if you have any unnecessary steps required to perform an action. Try to minimize the effort (time, cost, steps, reasoning) your customers need to give in order to get to the core of your products or services. 

3. Answer questions in advance. 

Think about what types of questions customers might have or tips that would make purchases easier for them. You can add these to your website’s FAQ page or create other content around these topics, such as case studies, videos, blogs, etc. The key factor is that you answer questions in advance, so a question doesn’t turn into a complaint or prevent people from making a purchase. 

4. Personalize your content. 

Monitor customer interactions to understand the unique needs of each customer. This insight can help you to personalize messages to each of your customers so they feel that they have a real relationship with you and that their needs are being taken care of. 

Final Thoughts

As customers become savvier and more empowered, it makes the customer journey experience even more important. When you put a greater focus on customer experience strategy, your results can have a positive impact on customer loyalty, higher retention and increased revenue growth. 

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