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WSI Retained by WCM Industries for Fourth Year of Digital Marketing Services

Jukka Jumisko - Thursday, February 25, 2016

WCM Industries, the manufacturer of Watco drains and Woodford faucets, has retained WSI to continue for a fourth year of digital marketing services for their e-commerce site called Eagle Mountain Products

WSI was originally retained by Eagle Mountain Products back in late 2012. The initial project included creating 58 SEO landing pages optimized for keywords with volume of over 80,000 searches per month. The on-page optimization was followed up with organic link building and blog posting on popular blogging platforms. This activity led to huge growth in organic visitors, and a very satisfied client.

Phase two of the SEO, which began in June of 2014, focused on optimizing the e-commerce site’s category and sub-category pages. In all, 199 of these pages were optimized with new URLs, Title Tags and Meta Descriptions.

In 2016, we will be targeting repeat purchasers of the Woodford Model Y34 yard hydrant repair kit and the Watco 924 Innovator flexible bathtub waste. This will be a highly targeted campaign of SEO link building to promote these two successful best sellers.

Activities will include linking back to the targeted pages with Watco blog posts at Blogger, WordPress, and Google+ focused on bathroom repair and improvement and Wordford posts at Blogger, WordPress and Google+ with an emphasis on gardening and the benefits of yard hydrants. In addition, relevant posts for Eagle Mountain Products will be posted to Tumblr and a Google+ brand page.

We look forward to a continued partnership with WCM Industries and Eagle Mountain Products.

WSI is one of the largest digital marketing agencies in the world, with over 1,000 offices in 81 countries. Born in 1995, at the birth of the Internet, we have always been, and always will be, an entirely digital marketing agency. We understand that no two businesses are the same, so we take the time to understand our client’s organization and build campaigns that help achieve their goals.

Originally posted on: http://www.wsiexpertinternetmarketing.com/our-blog/wsi-retained-by-wcm-industries-for-fourth-year-of-digital-marketing-services

WSI Provides Technical Ecommerce SEO Consulting to The Bed King

Jukka Jumisko - Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Bed King is a well established bed retailer in South Africa, which sells an impressive range of beds, mattresses, pillows, sleeper couches, bunk beds and bedroom furniture. Over the years they’ve also built up an enviable reputation for incredible customer service right from the shop floor, all the way through to the delivery of the merchandise, and their website has more than enough testimonials from satisfied clients to prove it.

Our WSI team in Cape Town has been involved with The Bed King for a number of years now and we’re well into their 3rd generation website. We first helped them to move on from their original site, which although visually appealing, the site architecture and on-page SEO was so poor that there was no chance it was going to rank for the competitive phrases that drive massive traffic in this industry. Over the next 2 years we steadily moved The Bed King up to the top 3 positions for well over 50 key traffic generating phrases, including beds, mattresses, sleeper couches, bunk beds, simmons, restonic, serta and many more. The second website also helped Bed King to move forwards with their first implementation of an e-commerce site, maintained the search engine rankings seamlessly and started to get online sales moving.

Several years down the track it was time for the third website, but this time the team at Bed King requested considerably more custom functionality and we agreed it was time to bring in a third party development team that specialises in custom development for ecommerce websites to facilitate the development of a range of tools that could help clients to choose a mattress online, otherwise known as “mattress wizards”. Sounds great… but website owners beware… this can be the start of a challenging road.

We have learnt that custom ecommerce platforms often introduce a number of technical ecommerce SEO challenges. You name it, this platform introduced it, mainly in the form of mass duplicate content as a result of pagination, search query pages, dynamic filter pages, product ordering pages, url re-writes in the htaccess file and much more. At some point, the site had over a million pages being indexed by Google, the bulk of which were serving up duplicate content, thanks to the above issues. Many a SEO company would have told their client to move on and find another platform… but not so at WSI. We dug deep, working with the third party development team to get to the bottom of it.

Since identifying the route cause, we’ve got the URL count back down to less than a 1000… one url for each content page and just one url for every product page – no matter how you access it… because well, that’s what is optimal for users and therefore what Google wants too. Trust us, it’s not the first time we’ve identified and worked to resolve these kinds of issues… and yes even the websites of some of the world’s top brands need to have these issues addressed. The upside however, is that once fixed, the jump up the ladder on search engine results pages are dramatic.

Our team is keeping a firm watch on The Bed King’s rankings, already they are back on 1st page for mattresses, sleeper couches, bunk beds and many more, and as we increase our clients offsite content syndication on platforms such as Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress, Weebly, Behance and Google+, we expect to see not only rankings improve in the new year, but also online and offline sales at The Bed King’s growing network of bed stores, which now service Cape Gate, Claremont, Tokai, and Northgate in Cape Town, and Boksburg, Fourways (Johannesburg) and Pretoria in Gauteng.

Originally posted on: http://blog.wsiwebmarketing.co.za/wsi-provides-technical-ecommerce-seo-consulting/

Digital Marketing Consulting Combined with Naturopathic Medicine is a Winning Combination

Jukka Jumisko - Monday, January 18, 2016

With the help of the marketing experts at WSI, Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic has launched an online marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) campaign to boost its web presence. Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic offers functional, integrative care for the whole family with a unique combination of alternative medicine in Scottsdale practiced alongside conventional medical care.

The Phoenix naturopathic doctors at Rockwood offer top-notch services with a focus on wellness and preventative care, their caring, highly-skilled staff addressing and eliminating the root cause of issues rather than simply managing symptoms. Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic offers everything from routine lab work and wellness exams to homeopathy, acupuncture, and chelation, treating asthma and allergies, cardiology, systemic diseases, men’s and women’s health issues, pediatric and geriatric concerns, and more. Its proven treatment therapies and unique, interdisciplinary approach to naturopathic medicine are sure to get the attention of the Phoenix and Scottsdale web community.

To improve Rockwood’s digital marketing strategy and help introduce one of their new Scottsdale naturopathic physicians, Dr Shawna Eischens, WSI began by performing a competitive analysis and keyword research to determine the best way to profitably generate leads. WSI then began the process of optimizing content around chosen keywords to increase Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic’s presence on Google and other search engines, drive more leads through their website, and boost the naturopathic medicine practice’s clientele. WSI also added to Rockwood’s social media arsenal optimizing existing profiles including their WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, Weebly and individual naturopath blog.

WSI also improved and enhanced Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic’s existing website, optimizing content to boost its ranking in online keyword searches using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques, as well shared content to maximize Rockwood’s audience. In the three months since the start of the campaign, Rockwood Natural Medicine Clinic has experienced an increase in search traffic by 50 percent year over year! That number is only expected to rise as WSI’s new marketing efforts broaden its consumer base.
Ready to build your reputation on the web the right way? Contact WSI, the world leader in internet marketing and web development and design, today.

This blog was originally posted on http://www.wsiworld.com/valeriemarbach/eSpark-Marketing-Blog

WSI Chosen to Help Auburn Storage Company

Jukka Jumisko - Monday, January 11, 2016

Copper Knoll Mini Storage in Auburn, California, offers great value for all one’s storage needs. With over 20 different sized storage units, consumers are certain to find the right space. Copper Knoll even offers boat storage and is a convenient location to store a boat en route to Lake Tahoe.

Copper Knoll brought WSI in to help them develop an overall digital marketing strategy. The goals were to increase their presence on Google, drive more leads through their website and secure more self storage customers.

WSI began by performing keyword research and a competitive analysis. We determine to focus on terms such as public storage, storage units, and Auburn self storage units. These keywords acted as an outline for content creation. WSI also created profiles for Copper Knoll Self Storage on sites like Google+, WordPress, Facebook and Twitter. Also, WSI will generate directory listings for Copper Knoll on a monthly basis. All these strategies will work together to enhance Copper Knoll Self Storage’s reputation on the web.
WSI created a new website for Copper Knoll Self Storage using WordPress. The responsive website includes newly created pages with content that has been optimized for SEO (Search Engine Optimization.) SEO will be based on the keyword research and competitive analysis initially completed. The content will be shared on a variety of social media and third-party sites to maximize its reach.
WSI set up accounts for Copper Knoll Mini Storage on Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools so that they can effectively monitor website traffic and performance. Close monitoring will allow WSI to make any necessary changes to Copper Knoll Mini Storage’s marketing strategy in a timely manner.
WSI expects their efforts will enable swift and efficient improvement in Copper Knoll’s web presence, making them the highest ranking storage facility in Auburn.

This post originally appeared on WSI’s blog at http://info.wsi-connect.com/blog/wsi-chosen-to-help-auburn-storage-company.

3 Tips on Lead Generation Using Content Marketing for Plumbers & Contractors

Jukka Jumisko - Monday, January 4, 2016

When I ask small business owners what their business objective is I almost always get the same answer, “Get the phone to ring.” One of the most effective ways we do it is by driving highly targeted traffic to their web site with content or content marketing that answers questions and solves problems.

Content marketing is something that can provide a great return on investment and be cost effective enough that some small business owners like plumbers, roofers and general contractors have built their entire online sales and marketing strategy around it.

There’s really no secret sauce when it comes to content marketing—produce valuable content and get it out there! Here are a few tips on how to create an effective content marketing strategy and increase sales for your business:

1. Show Them How It’s Done.

Often people start out trying to solve a problem like fixing a leaky pipe on their own before they decide to hire a pro. Even if they don’t want to do it themselves they may do some online research to become more knowledgeable before they hire someone. They will search online for “How To’s”, “Tips” and “DIY” blogs and YouTube videos to answer their questions. So for our client who is a plumber in Fort Lauderdale we developed a blog offering Tips On Toilet Repair. For a contractor in Pompano Beach we created one that offered tips on Bathroom Remodeling. You might think, “Wait, I don’t want to teach them to do it themselves I want them to hire me!” In many cases once the customer sees how hard it is to do they will decide to hire a pro and at that point you are top of mind. Even if they don’t hire you then and there you’ve established trust, brand recognition and shown your knowledge for the next time they have a job.

2. Encourage Social Sharing.

Our Facebook fans or twitter followers can be the greatest ambassadors for our business. Encourage them to share your blogs and videos with their friends, family and coworkers. Be sure to post a link to any new blog post to all of your relevant social media accounts especially Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Make sure there are social sharing buttons that allow readers to easily e-mail, tweet or post your blog with just one click.

3. Mix it up.

Different people consume different content in different ways. It isn’t enough to have a blog. You need to have videos as well. There are now inexpensive software platforms like Content Samurai that make it easier to re-purpose your blogs into YouTube videos that you can post on your site and share on social. Take a look at how we took a blog we created on How To Choose a Plumber and re-purposed it into a YouTube Video. Content marketing has become an essential component to the internet marketing strategy of just about any business large or small. At WSI Online Solutions we’ve had great success using it to help our South Florida small business owners increase leads and sales.

This post originally appeared here: http://www.wsi-onlinesolutions.com/3-tips-on-generating-leads-for-plumbers-and-contractors-through-content-marketing

Author: Vin DeCrescenzo http://www.wsi-onlinesolutions.com/vin-decrescenzo-director-of-digital-marketing

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