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Real Marketing For Organic Growth PT 25

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Why You Should Be Using More Than One Social Network 

Social Media Networks, Social Networks, Personalized Marketing Inc

 

It has been a while since we focused on marketing but it seems that changes have prompted a new post. As many of you may have heard, Google is getting rid of Google+ as of August 2019. Now some of you may not take much notice but others may be wondering what now… This is the very reason why myself and other Marketing Specialist suggest using more than one social media network. Networks, as we have seen with others, can last for decades but many come and go or change their platform to where you just don’t belong, such as the changes to MySpace.

Do not get me wrong if you are in the music industry then MySpace is still a place to be but it really is not designed for other venues anymore. Facebook recently made a big announcement to the way businesses are shown and how it affects users such as you. Twitter made a positive change and increased the number of characters and each network has is focused on specific users. Some networks are fads and as with all fads they will fade away and others just do not make the number of profits needed to continue forward. 

Dealing With The Unexpected 

Having more than one social network is more than just about reaching the users on them it also means that if unexpected and potentially problematic changes take place you do not have to worry about “how am I going to reach viewers now?” You already have a plan in place. Since Google+ is closing its doors does that mean you should stop posting to it between now and the shut-off date? Nope, it only means that you need to adjust your marketing plan and maybe even consider that social network site that you before decided you were too busy to use.

Yes, it is a year away (well almost) but you still need to be adjusting your strategy now. You need to make sure that there is no information shared on it that you do not have elsewhere or at least saved. You need to make sure that any connections you have made there are found on different platforms, (if you are a client of ours then your post are on several other networks already). You may even want to begin transferring your followers and friends to another network. Now if you have a small platform and reach, then it will not take you too long to do this. However, I imagine most of the readers will have months, years and longer than they do not want to lose. So instead of waiting to the last moment, start the transfer process now. 

Take Action Now

Make a plan, schedule out at least 30 minutes to an hour each week to begin the process. There are exactly 291 Days — or — 41 Weeks and 4 Days from the date of this post. If you give yourself an hour each week then that means you have only 41 hours to get it done. However, if you do an hour twice a week then you have 82 hours in which to move the content you do not want to lose. I have not heard as of yet if they will be keeping the content or if it will just disappear.

You might also not be aware of is Google’s URL shortening service is also closing, in March 2019. Personalized Marketing Inc has some shortened URLs using their service and each month, I go in and make note of the current stats and keep a running list of the URLs. Will the shortened URLs eventually create 404 Errors, I cannot say but being a geek, working in marketing and doing SEO I am not taking a chance.

You can read more about Google’s decisions at:

 

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The Real Cost…

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I do not generally write about why you might want to hire Personalized Marketing Inc or any other service provider but this week I felt it was important to touch base on this topic.

The Quality Of Coffee

When you go buy coffee or a coffee maker, do you buy the cheaper one hoping that the taste is just as good or that the maker lasts as long? Or do you save time and trouble by buying the better quality coffee and maker? Recently I went with my dad and we had a conversation about coffee (shocker… I know right?). During the chat, we discussed how the coffee I drink cost a little more per pound but I really like the flavor of it. I love how the aroma fills the house and that first sip in the morning is worthy a heartfelt sigh. Sure, I am caving in some because it has become my favorite brand. However, there are other benefits of drinking it as well. I use less of it to get that robust flavor, no burnt coffee taste here. It does not bother my stomach like other brands do, probably because I use half the amount than the other brands. Also, because I use less, it last longer as well. So yes, I am paying about $2.00 more than I would a different brand but in the long run, it equals out or even is cheaper than that other brand.

The Price Of Coffee?

What does the price and quality of coffee have to do with using service providers? In both scenarios, you get what you pay for… If you use a bulk provider (the other brand) then you often find yourself with bulk service quality. Sure you may have saved a few dollars but in the end, you might find yourself facing unexpected problems or cost.

However, if you get the better quality cup you often find additional benefits that you may not have expected. You might find yourself in a new mindset, “my time and money is worth it”. You might find that the quality one is higher priced but also that the customer service is higher quality and that they are more focused on making “YOU” happy and less about giving you the runaround.

Wait… Why Can’t You Have Both!

Now, I am not saying that every “high” priced service is the best option, or that you have to go broke finding the right one… What I am saying is that the one who provides what you need, when you need it and even after you finish working with them, they are still there, you might want to start there. Personalized Marketing Inc is just that type of service provider, we often communicate with past clients, we often take on additional services because it’s what our client needs. Also, we admit when we are wrong or if we have found something better, even if we don’t get any additional perks. We and others like us are here to provide the best possible service without breaking the bank.

Service providers are in the business of providing services to you. Their main goal is to make you happy as best as they can. Does it always work out? No. However, when was the last time you felt so strongly or confidently about your service provider that you told others about them?


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Author Keta Diablo WordPress Design - Personalized Marketing Inc

Keta Diablo

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Author Keta Diablo WordPress Design - Personalized Marketing Inc
 
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Personalized Marketing Inc, specifically Dee Owens, made my new web site. I’d like everyone to know she did a wonderful job! She explained everything to me as we went along (understand I’m rather technically challenged). Dee was a delight to work with and always available for any questions I had. I’m very pleased with the end result and highly recommend Dee Owens. Her knowledge is amazing! You rock, girl!
 
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Project Management - Personalized Marketing Inc

Project Planning – Leaving Room For More

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Project Management - Personalized Marketing Inc

I know, this sounds more like one of my assignments versus a blog post, however, the project can be anything from launching a new product to rebranding your company image. We at Personalized Marketing Inc not only understand but have also recently gone through a rebranding phase. When you decide to start something new you should consider all the elements involved, such as the time you estimate it will take and then add some more. The steps to creating the new item, then add a few more. The time to launch the new item, then add a bit more time. Notice the theme taking place? “A few more / bit more.” When you start working on a new project one of the most important factors to remember is to be flexible. You may find yourself delayed or a task taking longer than anticipated. Also, let’s face it, we live in a digital age and I.T. is “In Theory” if nothing else.

So when it comes to launching a new product, let’s say a book, then you have to give yourself not just the time to finish writing and editing it but also time to market. Yes, I said finish editing it. Book launches should be planned out before the event. They should also start before the book goes on sale or at least when the pre-order option is available. When you are planning out the launch, you have to leave enough time for the final edits, the cover (if not previously made), uploading to your preferred retailer, their submission time, and then where all you want to talk about your book. You cannot just contact a major blog or website and assume that you can get exposure in the same week. Blogs and advertising sites that are popular can be scheduled up for a year in advance.

You also should leave time for collecting the information, such as where you are advertising, what reviews have been sent out, is there a special pricing period. These require using tools such as Excel or Project Manager. (Yes my manager, Cindy, is laughing because I used the “E” word). However, let’s face it when it comes to collecting large amounts of data that needs to be organized and accessed from different locations, spreadsheets or databases are the way to go. Leaving room for “more” means that when a task takes longer than anticipated you are not stressing out over the extra time, items, budgeting, ‘the more’ parts. 

 

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PM Inc Anniversary Giveaway Winner & Blog Topic: Moving Your Website

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We want to thank everyone that participated in the event! Hard to believe that the month-long celebration is over... It has been an amazing and wonderful journey! We look forward to providing you with customized services for another 10 Years! 

 

Now back to our Monthly Blog!

This week we are going to discuss moving your website... 

You might wonder why you would want to move your website in the first place... There are a few main reasons...

  1. You may have outgrown your hosting account
  2. You might have found a better web host elsewhere
  3. You may want additional services
  4. You decided to do a WordPress site and need optimized hosting
  5. You want a domain name that is all about you

Whatever your reason for wanting to move your website or blog, there are a few variables to consider.

Is the domain name with your current provider or a different register? 

Knowing where your domain name is registered if they allow you to edit the DNS and how long the process takes on their end are important things to know. If you are moving your domain name to the new provider, you have to allow time for the domain name changes to populate. Some only take a few hours while others can take up to 7 business days. If the domain is hosted elsewhere, you will also want to know if you have to purchase a primary domain for the hosting account.

Do you have more than one website to move?

If so, are they small or large websites? One may assume that their website is small until they get inside the filing system, suddenly that relatively small site is much larger than expected. WordPress websites, for example, can often have anywhere from 3 to 12 copies of the same image just in different sizes. Plugins also have their own folders, their own files and sometimes those files can get rather large. It's better to check and make sure that you know exactly what you need before making the move.

Many of the hosting companies now offer services to move your website for you and some even have temporary domains so you can check the site out before starting the DNS changes.

Do you have a 3rd party backup of the website?

This one is a big one... Once you leave your current hosting provider, you may no longer have access to any backups on their server. It is important to have a 3rd party or location backup of your site. You may also find that with some hosting providers they have a standard cPanel and others have something completely different. Then there are managed WordPress sites and those that are not, different providers can have different names inside the WordPress Database.

Customer Service?

Not all hosting companies provide an 800 number for consumers to call for support and some charge for those calls. Knowing what type of support system you need is also important. You may find yourself facing a major problem and emailed support alone is not enough. Remember, you get what you pay for ... the same is especially true for website hosting.

As you may have noticed, Personalized Marketing Inc no longer offers website hosting. We decided it was better for you the client for us to offer a variety of hosting packages instead of just one. The companies we list on our affiliate page not only meet technical requirements but they also have excellent customer service.

 

Make A Plan! 

The best advice we can offer to you is 'Make A Plan' to move your website. Write down your requirements, check out the providers and set a date to start. Just because you plan on moving your site on say Saturday, does not mean that it will be done by Sunday morning. So know your stats, inform your visitors, and plan ahead. If the hosting company says it will take 24 - 72 hours, plan on it taking 72 - 96 hours. Give yourself the extra time, that way if it does only take 12 hours, then you have extra time to check things out. If it does take 96 hours (4 days), then you have planned for that and do not feel overwhelmed by the option.

 

Still Unsure? Hire An Expert! 

Your website is your official home on the web. It is the storefront to you and your products. It is where you tell people about what's going on and where. If you are overwhelmed by all the steps, the information from different providers and just do not want to chance losing anything... hire someone. It is better to pay an expert to make sure there are copies, move your website, adjust your DNS, and error check the site; then to either stress out about it or worse have something go wrong and cost a lot more.

 

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Happy Labor Day from #PMInc

#PMInc Month-Long Anniversary Final Day

Category:Anniversary,Personalized Marketing,Personalized Marketing Inc,PM Inc Tags : 
  1. First … Thank you to our Amazing Clients for without you we would not be here today.
  2. Secondly …Thank you to everyone that has participated in the event!
  3. Third … Today is the final day to enter the drawing for the #PMInc #Anniversary #Gift – Winner Announced Next Week!

Today’s Post Is Going To Be Short & Sweet

We have covered a variety of topics this month … Websites, Hosting, SSL, SEO, Emails, Marketing, and of course scheduling; each one an essential extension of the others. You cannot have a good website without a great hosting service. Your fabulous new site cannot be found without SEO, SEM, and Marketing. Your email campaigns, website, and social media networks rely on marketing. None of these would be possible without scheduling the time to do them.

Being online, at a brick-and-mortar location, operating from a Kiosk, or any way you can have a business or product to offer, means you have to consider how each element affects the other. If you have a fabulous website, awesome product and good hosting, but you do not have SEO or Marketing, how will people find you? Or if they can find you and the hosting is not the best option, will they wait on your site to load or leave to buy the item elsewhere? Maybe you have everything but forgot that all-important SSL, did you know that some sites cannot be viewed on a mobile device without one?

Having the right package is more than just checking the boxes of the items you want, it is also making sure that you have the items you need. Catering or personalizing a package for a client is more than just going “Yes, we can do that” it’s also evaluating and pointing out what YOU might also “NEED”.

Happy Labor Day from #PMInc

As for the Holiday Weekend…
Put what matters to you first, enjoy time with family and friends… we are! 
I can guarantee that the work will be waiting when you return.

See you on Tuesday… Happy Labor Day! 

 

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Thank YOU, Personalized Marketing Inc 10th Anniversary

Thank YOU – PM Inc’s 10th Anniversary

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Thank YOU, Personalized Marketing Inc 10th Anniversary

 

It’s interesting when you get to celebrate your actual birthday and your company’s anniversary at the same time. You find yourself thinking about what is important to both you and the business. What core values you have for your own life and how does that compare to the company you run. We are finishing up the Month-Long Anniversary Party and I want to thank each person who has been involved with it. I also want to send a special thank you to God, my family, our clients, and Cindy, because each one is the only reason we have made it for 10 years.

As you may know, I recently went back to College to obtain a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. I must say even though I have only been taking classes for a few short weeks, it has been enlightening. It has also reiterated Personalized Marketing Inc’s statement, “Providing Customized Services Based On Your Needs”. It has also brought focus to YOU. Personalized Marketing Inc has always been a transparent company and the services we offer are built on the clients. We also believe in going above and beyond for those we work with, which yes does often mean learning something new to help satisfy the needs of the client or reaching out to others when needed. 

10 years ago, this summer, Personalized Marketing Inc opened its doors, not because it was planned but because the need existed. I had been asked by friends for help with their marketing needs. Which then later prompted the opening of Personalized Marketing & Promotions. We are based on our clients, our service and want to continue helping those who need it. We have evolved from doing basic marketing items and small websites; to creating full scale marketing packages and beautiful eCommerce sites. In the beginning, we marketed the company as much as we did our clients. Now, we market the clients more than the company itself. Is this the corporate way to do it? Nope, but it is the right way to do business. We have a choice as a service provider to either remember who we work with or to pay attention to that “bottom line”. Being in customer service (yes, that is what we are) we must always remember who’s important, YOU

Today’s blog is supposed to be about marketing, and well some of this post was about it… But more importantly, it is about YOU. We want you to know that no matter what service we offer, no matter if we do it ourselves or find someone who can, we want YOU to know that we value your trust and are honored you chose us to help.

 

We will get back to Marketing next week for the final Personalized Marketing Inc 10th Anniversary Blog Post. 

There are only a few days to enter the drawing… 
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Marketing – #PMInc 10 Year Anniversary

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Welcome to Weeks 3 & 4 of the Month-Long 10th Anniversary Party. The discount for Week 3 & 4 is Marketing, so is the topic for the blog.  Today, you cannot afford to not have marketing, there are hundreds of thousands of other sites and just putting out quality content is not enough. 

Organic Marketing is more than just putting a few ads up and hoping that people find you. It takes dedication and time to create real organic growth, it takes knowing who your target niche is and what they are interested in. You also must keep at it, you cannot post occasionally and expect the same outcome as being dedicated. 

Just as with the Personalized Marketing Inc blogs, when the Real Marketing for Organic Growth blogs turned a year old, we informed readers to expect change. When we began the month-long anniversary party, we let readers know that the blogs would be more frequent for the month. You have to keep your readers and fans updated but then you also have to stick to what you said. 

There are some great tools for keeping you on track, helping you to share your thoughts, and ultimately finding out the much-needed information for your target audience. Marketing is not a short walk or an espresso shot, it is a long distance, full-bodied, vacuum pressed pot of quality coffee and time.

 

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Do not forget to register for the drawing for a special gift between August 24th and August 31st 

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SEO – Personalized Marketing Inc 10 Year Anniversary

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You are a “Needle in the haystack”
SEO helps the Search Engines list you and for us to find you.

What is SEO

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the use of keywords, images, meta tags, links and content that search engines use to determine your ranking. SEO is also website submission to those Search Engines and the use of Marketing. Think of SEO as a roadmap, maps tell us which turns to make to get to a destination. Search Engines tell users what destination to take based on their search.

Why is SEO important

SEO is important because if you do not have it, then you will rank low on the Search Engines. If people cannot find you or they do not know who you are but are looking for what you offer, and you are not listed within the first couple pages, then they are likely to go elsewhere. SEO not only leads to new people finding you it also helps your current followers know where all they can find you.

How come SEO takes so long?

Search Engine Optimization is not a short burst of activity, it takes time and dedication to get ranked, it takes time for the Search Engines to populate changes. Yes, there are ways you can ‘pay’ to be ranked rapidly at the top of a Search Engine, however, when you stop paying to be there, without the right efforts, you will fade from the top pages of the search. SEO if done right takes time, it takes making sure that your basics are covered, such as image names. When you put a new image up are you taking the time to name it something relevant, are you giving it a title? The same can be said for links and content, is it relevant to the page name, did you add those all important ‘headers’? Headers, bolding and italicizing are not just there for looks, they not only grab the readers attention, but they also tell the search engines information as well.

Week 2 – 10 Year Anniversary Special 
*August 10th – 17th* 

SEO Special (Includes Business Site Submission) 

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