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[Facebook Case Study] Results From Testing 5 Different Targeting Options

If you've ever set up a Facebook Ads campaign, then you know the targeting options can be very overwhelming;  There's a seemingly infinite number of options and combinations to choose from. And if you don't have a clear plan of attack before logging in to create your campaigns, then you'll likely feel stuck and frustrated [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: Pay Per Click Advertising|Tags: |

7 Deadly Sins To Avoid In Your Customer Lifecycle

Today, I’m going to talk about the 7 core stages in any customer's lifecycle and the #1 mistake (or deadly sin) you must avoid in each stage. I say “deadly” sins because these mistakes over time can erode your sales and profits and eventually put you out of business.  So as you go through the [...]

By |February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

2 Questions to Find Your Best Sources of Website Traffic

With digital marketing, there is certainly no shortage of hype about all the different tactics to drive traffic to your website.  There's SEO, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, LinkedIn, YouTube, email marketing... Sorry, my hand cramped up trying to type up all the options. :) My point is, there's a lot to evaluate and determine what's [...]

Beginner’s Guide to Local SEO: 5 Steps to Improve Your Google Rankings

Competition is fierce, especially for new local businesses. A huge challenge for many companies is figuring out how to rank high in Google’s search results. When someone needs a plumber or a landscaper, that person will often search in Google and call the first few names in the search results. To build your business it [...]

By |February 16th, 2020|Categories: SEO|Tags: , |

Simple 7-Step Copywriting Checklist

In today’s article, I’m going to walk you through a 7-step checklist to increase the selling power of your website, ads, and emails. This is the process I personally use when writing copy for our own marketing campaigns here at Main Street ROI, as well as for clients. But first, here’s some quick background so [...]

How Much Does Local SEO Cost?

There's a common misconception that search engine traffic (aka SEO traffic) is free.  That's primarily due to the logical comparison against search engine advertising, which is obviously not free.  With search engine advertising, you'll pay for every click on your ad.  With organic SEO traffic there is no cost for clicks to your website.  Hence [...]

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: Search Engine Optimization, SEO|Tags: |

4 Website Mistakes That Could Be Costing You Sales

I received a question recently from a newsletter subscriber who asked, "How do I know if I'm losing sales on my website?" The short answer is that every website is losing sales every single day.  There's no way to convert 100% of the qualified prospects who visit your site.  That's just not realistic.  No more [...]

How To Track Phone Calls Without Sabotaging Your SEO

During one of my recent SEO webinars, there was one question that kept popping up: "How do you track phone calls from your SEO campaign?" Since this is such an important topic I'm going to answer this question in this article.   Even if you're already tracking your phone calls, I urge you to read this [...]

How SEO Is Like an Old Nintendo Role-Playing Video Game

This should give you an idea for my age.  I'll never forget how excited I was when Santa finally answered my brother's and my wishes with a brand new Nintendo NES box.  I rotated between Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt daily, and then eventually, I got hooked on a role-playing game called "Dragon Warrior." I [...]