OMA Comp joined the Mayor of Hamtramck, Karen Majewski, in support of our client Priority Waste to celebrate the occasion of bringing sustainable recycling to the residents of the City of Hamtramck. It was an honor to attend this important event for our customer.
Your online reputation carries more weight now than it ever has before – and not just with consumers. Search engines may also change your results page ranking based on factors surrounding your reputation. What do you need to know about your online reputation and how it influences your search ranking?
Local Reviews Can Help or Hurt Your Local Search Rank
Local reviews help people find businesses in their area. Many users search for a company online before buying from it. These reviews can influence consumer behavior. They can also help or hurt your search rank. If you earn a high number of negative reviews, some platforms will push you down the results page.
Quality Content Builds Authority Which Helps Search Rank
Quality content is at the heart of SEO. It makes your pages look interesting, builds trust with consumers, and can establish you as an authority. That’s good for your reputation and will give your search results page rank a boost. Google wants to see sites that look trustworthy and are rich in the information users want.
Using Fake Reviews and Shady Tactics Will Hurt You
Search engines are smarter than they were 10 to 20 years ago. Platforms like Yelp are better at identifying fake reviews. If you use fake reviews, you may be dropped down or omitted from the search results.
Your online reputation can have a powerful impact on your ability (or inability) to expand your customer base. Establish yourself as a trusted authority and work on positive SEO tactics to get the best results. Contact OMA Comp today to learn more about managing your online reputation and getting more out of search engine optimization.
If you’re taking your first steps into search engine optimization (SEO), then you will notice some terms that pop up a lot. One of those is meta description. The meta description is important to help draw in the right type of traffic to your website.
What Are Meta Descriptions?
The meta description is an HTML attribute. It displays a short summary or “teaser” of the content that’s on the page. Google will display the meta description in the search results. This gives internet users a quick overview of what to expect if they decide to click the link.
When viewing Google search results, look below the page title and URL, and you will see approximately one or two sentences of text. That is the meta description.
What Does the Meta Description Do?
This small piece of content plays a big role in your online marketing strategy. The meta description has a significant influence on click-through rates. If it is well-written and relevant, then it will persuade the internet user to click and visit your site. If it is not, then it may cause them to keep scrolling, even if your page is exactly what they need. That influence is why the meta description is so important.
Tips for Writing a Great Meta Description
When writing your meta description, remember to:
- Keep it under the 160-character limit
- Keep it relevant based on the content your page offers
- Use targeted keywords in your meta description
If you have questions about meta descriptions, let us know. We are available to provide SEO services that will help your business grow. Contact us today to learn more.
Facebook’s Instagram is starting to test in Canada, hiding the like count on posts and videos.
Why? To get rid of the “desperation of likes” and to reduce depression and anxiety in people who are affected by it.
Some Instagram influencers as well as businesses have expressed concern. Influencers as well as businesses use Instagram to make money and drive business.
Instagram hopes to lure business with a better shopping experience by adding the ability to buy products they see on the app right from the image.
If you and your team are interested in learning more about Instagram and Business, contact us to schedule our 1-hour seminar.
Have an old computer that you no longer want or need? OMA Comp will wipe your device to protect your information and dispose of the computer at no charge to you. We use a certified recycling company to help preserve and protect the environment. This is how we help do our part to conserve natural resources. If you have old computers laying around, please drop them off at our office in Madison Heights during business hours. We will take care of the rest.
Big Benefits, Big Results
It makes sense that a newsletter will help you keep in-touch with your clientele. Email marketing has helped promote company/customer contact since its inception, building awareness of new products and services and solidifying allegiance and trust through familiarity.
Nowadays, newsletters are more powerful than ever before. Below are just a few of these newsletter benefits:
Customer Connection – Your email flowing into their inbox reminds them of your company in a personal way. They aren’t searching you on social media or advertising but you are reaching out to them; like a friendly handshake.
Grow Your Bottom Line – Customers can be encouraged to purchase through newsletters that have engaging content, images and video. Plus, you can promote new products, services, and special discounts which is an easy way to drive sales.
Increase Web Traffic – It is important to use newsletters to drive web traffic by linking content or making purchases through your website. This stimulation helps to increase your online business ranking.
Boost Your Social Media Channels – By using social sharing buttons on your newsletter, you can increase your click through rate on your social media platforms which is also used in determining your online business ranking.
Online Reputation – Newsletters are a great place to rally your target audience that already are vested in your brand to increase your positive online reviews.
Old School Customers – Don’t forget, there are people, both the 55 and better community and the anti-social media consumers, that do not go on social media and connect better through an email blast/newsletter. It’s important to remember to always use more than one avenue to reach out to your target audience.
Solidify a Lead – Busy people may easily forget you in their day-to-day lives. A newsletter is another connection and reminder to cultivate a relationship.
If you are interested in using newsletters to connect to your customers but need help, give OMA Comp a call.