Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Social Media in a NOW World.

We live in a NOW, LIVE world. Your target audience wants to know NOW what is going on.

 Social Media can be a great avenue for increasing marketing efforts into daily activity, building relationships with your connections is key…. build them and see what happens.
A few things to reflect on about your marketing and social media….

Does your website and social media define who you are? Do your posts reflect what your company does? Are you active enough on social media (4-6 posts a day) to build relationships that can grow your business?

TNT Marketing

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

pssst.... Social Media.....

Social Media....

Is responsible for 31% of website referral traffic.

Is the new cold call.

Is how you connect past the sale with your customers.

Is a must for every business owner today.

Your competition is already there... You should be too!

TNT Marketing 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Massive Action - Consistency - GO! By: Jessica Lauren Vine

In my years of being a business owner one of the things I have noticed is what I am addicted to massive action. I can’t sleep or think about anything else whenever I have my eye on a prize. It just keeps running through my head over and over again until I make it happen! I learned… that’s called drive. lol

Massive action is extremely important when you want to get a project off the ground. Anything that you put a great deal of energy into people are going to get excited about with you. If you don’t have a sense of urgency… no one else will either!! Why should they?

Consistency is the other important factor in being successful. While you may not be able to keep up a massive plan of action for a long period of time, it is important that you would keep doing at least a little bit every day. This is going to allow for a positive snowball effect! Don’t believe me? Just try it and you’ll be happily surprised.

Don’t try to iron everything out and make it all perfect. Act, fail, act, fail… succeed… :0) You got this.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Firework Viewing Safety from Hansen Steamway

Firework Viewing Safety

The National Council of Fireworks Safety recommends public fireworks displays as a safe alternative to using fireworks yourself. Although you are not handling and lighting the fireworks, there are some safety precautions you should take when attending a public display.
Spectators should obey all show personnel and respect all safety barriers set up in the area. The best viewing locations are a quarter of a mile or more away. Attempting to get close to the firing area with the hopes of seeing a better show will actually decrease your chance of enjoying the action.
Although it is rare, occasionally a firework component may fall to the ground without exploding. These materials should never be touched. If you come across any firework or portion of one, notify law enforcement or fire personnel immediately.
If you are headed out to a fireworks show and think your dog might enjoy it too, think again. Pets have very sensitive ears and the noise from a fireworks display can be quite uncomfortable for them. They will be much happier safe at home.
Finally, don’t bring your own fireworks to a public display. Sparklers, fountains, and other items are dangerous when handled and detonated when a crowd is present. You’ll find plenty of excitement by just watching the show.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ranking Your Website. By- Dean Lewis

Ranking Your Website

Today it is almost a requirement that a small business have a website and social media platform. Customers have come to expect shops they frequent to be active on the Internet. However; the average small business spends time and effort on these activities with little financial return.

For this article, we will limit ourselves to the website because there are numerous articles on this Blog covering Social Media. The average small business website gets around twelve visitors a day. Let’s examine why that is: We have taken eight studies conducted over the last couple of years and averaged their results to obtain an accurate view of click through rates in organic search results (organic search: search results which are not paid advertisements).

You may have read in the past that if your website doesn't rank in the first three positions for a target keyword, it really will not get traffic. Here are the averaged, actual click through rates for those positions:
1.    29.59%
2.    13.1%
3.    9.3%
As you can see, only three websites will account for over half of all clicks in search. In fact, the first five positions will get about ⅔ of all clicks! Obviously, if your site is not in this group you will not get the traffic and cannot earn money online.

The next question must be how do search engines decide which sites to put in the places. The single most important factor on deciding search result rank is backlinks. A backlink is a link coming from another website into your site.

Perhaps an example is in order. Let’s pretend that the CDC in Atlanta releases an important Whitepaper on cancer. It stands to reason that many research hospitals would reference this new work and link to it on their websites.

The search engines see the links going to the CDC page and understand that this is an important article and rank it first in the cancer keyword. Interesting, original work attracts backlinks and the search engines use this as the most important ranking signal in their algorithms.

You need to know that not all backlinks are created equal. Let’s take an example: you read on the TNT Marketing Blog that backlinks equal rank so you go over to Fiverr and buy a thousand backlinks for five dollars. You receive your backlinks and the deal is complete.

What happens next may come as a shock: instead of going up, you fall two pages! It turns out that the search engines are aware that some try to game the system. They carefully watch for unnatural links and penalize offenders.

As they say on TV, but wait, theres more! Not only did these links all show up on the same day, they are from low quality websites. It turns out that search engines look at a number of factors when deciding the quality (ranking value) of a backlink. So a low quality backlink from a spammy site (link farm) will actually destroy your ability to show up in the top three positions in search. Lets see that in a graph form:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Could A Social Media Concierge Help You?

That moment you think of something great for your business social media and you don't have time to put it on profiles yourself what do you do?
TNT Marketing's clients send us a message and we do it for them right away.
How could a social media concierge help you?
Phone/Text- 865-809-5989