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Why Twitter is a Great Source for Organic Web Traffic

As an experienced Twitter user and someone who has been using Twitter actively for several years already, I know not only from personal experience but from discussions with other Twitter users that Twitter is the main source of organic web traffic for many. Depending upon your target markets, Twitter is certainly a social media channel for digital entrepreneurs and marketers, and anyone who wants to build an online business.

Why is that?

As the map below indicates, the web traffic to annemariayritys.com expands almost the whole world, with the largest audience and most website visitors from the United States of America. Most of this organic web traffic stems from Twitter.

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Beware of Online Scammers!

Last night I received an inquiry through my website annemariayritys.com from a person who suggested that he would write and feature my story at Entrepreneur.com for USD 2.000, claiming that the article would give me more credibility. I searched the person’s name online, and found nothing.
Why should I pay USD 2.000 for an article in Entrepreneur.com to some random, unknown individual? Be careful with all those many scammers out there; there are plenty of them on digital and social media.
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How To Market Your Business Online?

Marketing Your Business Online
Online marketing, social media marketing, search engine marketing, search engine optimization

When marketing your business online/on social media, it does pay off to do your homework before engaging in/wasting your precious effort and time on useless activities. PLANNING before execution, as many digital/online marketing strategists would say. Unless, of course, you enjoy spending a lot of effort and time online just for the sake of commenting, engaging, sharing and learning. After all, we do learn best from our failures and mistakes, but actually taking the time to research how digital/online marketing actually works may save you from a lot of head ache and wasted time.

If your digital marketing efforts are not yielding any results or wants to improve its results, ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What is your business doing online?
  2. What is your business selling?
  3. Where is your business offering its services?
  4. How can your business best reach its customers online?
  5. Which digital/social media channels does your business need to be present on to achieve optimal results?
  6. Who/what could help your business achieve its digital/online results, and improve these?
  7. How does your business measure its social media ROI?
  8. How will your business target its segment/s and find/be found by its (potential) customers online?
  9. What can your business learn from its mistakes?
  10. How can your business benchmark, i.e. learn from other businesses/share experiences?

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If you personally are/your business is on social media, you simply cannot afford not being present on Twitter Inc., which has been among the top 10 most visited websites for years already. In fact, there is not one business in the world that could not benefit from being on social media!

In Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018 you will learn how to become a Twitter Power-User, including the many benefits of your business being on Twitter. Don´t miss the opportunity to download my FREE OF CHARGE, step-by-step guide to becoming a Twitter Power-User! Make sure to share my personal Twitter tips with friends, family & your networks too. Yours sincerely, Anne-Maria Yritys

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Marketing Your Business on Social Media

How to Differentiate Your Brand Online?

Marketing Your Business on Social Media
Marketing Your Business on Social Media

When you are branding and marketing your business online, on social media, and through specific networks such as Twitter Inc., Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Instagram etc., you will want to offer your potential customers something of real value. One of the perhaps most important questions to ask yourself when branding and marketing your business online is, how do you differentiate from others? What makes your business so special, unique and valuable that customers would want to buy from you, not only once, but hopefully become loyal clients who buy from your company on a regular basis, and who even become your brand ambassadors, people who love your brand so much that they are in fact more than willing to share your brand story with others.

There are several possible ways of differentiation. These are also called the 7P´s or the marketing mix: PRODUCT, PLACE, PRICE, PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, PROMOTION, PEOPLE, and, PROCESS. Which one of these do you think is the most important, and why?

If you are an engineer, you will perhaps say that the product is the most important. To some extent, this may be the case. Yet, you can have the best product(s) available on the entire market, but if you fail doing anything else but creating products, it will not get you very far in your efforts to actually make a single sale. Your business will have to promote the products/services. And, find a place and a physical environment to do so.

With online business transactions booming and growing year by year, what would be a better place to promote your products and services than online? If you want your slice of the huge cake, start planning and executing your online marketing strategy now. You will need not only a business website to promote your brand, but also a presence in at least some carefully chosen social media sites, including Twitter Inc., LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. You will also have to learn how to approach people who will become your customers, or create an inbound marketing strategy that will pull the right people to your brand. All of this requires for your business to implement the right process, and to the right prices.

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Make sure not to miss this opportunity!

If you personally are/your business is on social media, you simply cannot afford not being present on Twitter Inc., which has been among the top 10 most visited websites for years already. In fact, there is not one business in the world that could not benefit from being on social media!

In Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018 you will learn how to become a Twitter Power-User, including the many benefits of your business being on Twitter. Don´t miss the opportunity to download my FREE OF CHARGE, step-by-step guide to becoming a Twitter Power-User! Make sure to share my personal Twitter tips with friends, family & your networks too. Yours sincerely, Anne-Maria Yritys

Simply click on the following link to access and to download Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018:

 

Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018

 

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How to Brand Your Business Online?

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Before branding yourself/your business online, including Twitter Inc., make sure to understand what branding signifies. What is a brand? Is it a logo? Is it a business card with your name and your logo printed on it?

A BRAND is a personal and/or business image with certain values. It is definitely NOT only the visible logo of your business, or the printed text on your business card. Being a brand is recognizing your core values, and actually living and communicating those values to your clients. Without any core values, a business or activity cannot exist. A brand with its values should clearly express your business morals and ethics and be at the core of your business strategy, communicating at all times the mission, vision, and purpose of your business. Before launching a new business, make sure to define your core values which will be your guiding principles around which you will build your business.

Successful branding requires for you/r business to:

 

  • Define clearly what you/r business values are/what you want to accomplish with you/r business activities
  • Communicate your brand to your clients in a captivating way
  • Believe in your brand image and its sustainability. If you do not believe in your brand, who else do you think will do so?
  • Why should anyone do business with YOU?
  • What makes you stand out from the rest?
  • The amount of effort and work you are ready and willing to invest in communicating and engaging your “audience”, i.e. existing clients, prospects, other stakeholders.
  • How adaptive is your brand to changes?

 

 

How transformable/adaptive to change you are:

In today´s world, the survival of a brand depends not only upon its ability to react to external changes, but also how well it mirrors the needs of consumers and their preferences.

A brand also has to have credibility and be capable of winning clients´ confidence in order to thrive and to move forward.

Instead of stagnating as a brand, focus upon providing your clients with quality work/products, great customer experience/service, caring about your clients, and engaging your clients in various ways. Ask your clients what they want, what they need, and be willing to deliver tailored solutions. Or, create demand for the services you offer.

Branding is essential for any individual, and business, regardless of size.

Branding is about communicating your/your business identity to your clients/potential clients.

Twitter Inc. is an excellent communications platform and branding tool, since:

 

  • You can rather easily reach and build an international/global community and find customers in your target market
  • Twitter is inexpensive! Most tools are free of charge, unless you want to turbo-charge your business growth e.g. through Twitter advertisements

Twitter branding/marketing is efficient, but you/r business must invest either TIME or MONEY (or, both) to ensure brand recognition on Twitter.

Unless you personally have the time (AND, patience!), consider hiring a professional/team of professionals/a social media marketing expert to take care of the work for you. Make sure that you know the terms and conditions of their service, and that you can rely upon the content they are sharing on your behalf. As a small business owner, you can also create and use your own content, and share it through a content management service such as SOCIAL JUKEBOX.

In essence, branding is you/r business, identity. What you and your business stand for, and how well you integrate your identity to all of your business practices/personal activities.

Think about some of the largest, most expensive and best known brands in the world. What are the secrets behind their success?

ALL successful brands have started from zero, and managed to brand themselves. If they can do it, so can you!

Every person/business has and is a unique brand. Not everyone aims to become the largest in their industry – it is a question about what you are willing to work towards, and to achieve.

Your brand identity could be about creating the most unforgettable, tailored travel experiences to your clients (e.g. a specialized travel agency, or a hotel). It could also be that your business is about helping your clients solve various business-related issues, e.g. regarding business expansion into new markets (market entry consultancy).

Your brand identity is defined by what you/your business is about, what your expertise is, and how passionate you are about the products/services you are offering your clients. And, how your services differ from those provided by others. Expertise, customer service, you name it!

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Remember:

Twitter is a communications platform to express your brand identity, one of the online media sites where your business ought to be present.

Twitter gives your business a great opportunity to visualize, and communicate, your brand identity to the world, through being present, engaging and communicating with your clients/prospects online.

“Promote your STRENGTHS. Remind the world WHY you are special and why it is special to do business with you” (Mary Schnack)

Access some of my previous posts here:

TWITTER BRANDING & MARKETING 2018: Learn How To Brand & Market Your Business on Twitter Inc.

How to Create Your Online Business in Five Easy Steps

How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

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Make sure not to miss this opportunity!

If you personally are/your business is on social media, you simply cannot afford not being present on Twitter Inc., which has been among the top 10 most visited websites for years already. In fact, there is not one business in the world that could not benefit from being on social media!

In Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018 you will learn how to become a Twitter Power-User, including the many benefits of your business being on Twitter. Don´t miss the opportunity to download my FREE OF CHARGE, step-by-step guide to becoming a Twitter Power-User! Make sure to share my personal Twitter tips with friends, family & your networks too. Yours sincerely, Anne-Maria Yritys

Simply click on the following link to access and to download Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018:

 

Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018

 

Connect with me on Twitter @annemariayritys. For climate/environment-related posts only @GCCThinkActTank. Subscribe to Leading With Passion to receive my latest posts delivered personally to you.

Take a step further to create YOUR online business. Learn more about the many benefits of how to create a beautiful website with WordPress.com and how to monetize your blog/website: 

WordPress.com – Create A Beautiful Website

Jetpack – The ideal way to experience WordPress – Code-free Customization

WooCommerce – The most customizable eCommerce platform for building your online business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Drive Regular Organic Traffic to Your Website

Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018

As a blogger/vlogger, entrepreneur, freelancer, and small business owner, you have a purpose for publishing online. Most likely you are publishing for one or more of the following reasons: creating an audience for your product/service, sharing your expertise and knowledge, helping your (potential) customers, branding and marketing your service, engaging with your audience or building long-lasting, valuable relationships with new/potential clients.

To manifest all of the abundance in online business activities, you have to know what you are doing and to whom you are doing it, but also why you are doing it. Then, you clear the pathway for customers being able to find you online. It is rarely enough to have a social media account, unless there is any kind of activity, letting people know what you and your business are about, nor is it enough to have content. You may have the best content in the world, however, if no one finds it online, you have wasted a lot of effort, time, and perhaps even money while creating the content in the first place.

You have to know how to drive organic, high quality traffic to your website. Yes, to your website, unless you actually think that owning a Facebook account alone is enough for your personal/business activities. Most often it is not. That is why you must have a personal/business website, where your publish your content. Then, you can have as many social media accounts as you need and want to, all of which will support your website activities. It does not matter if you are a crappy writer who focuses on publishing images only, or videos. If this is the case, you have a website where you publish your visual content along with your Instagram and Twitter accounts, and your YouTube channel.

The individual accounts alone will most likely not create much of a revenue stream: it is what you offer in these channels that will make you a living, or a fortune. Since managing all your social media accounts by yourself will be quite time-consuming, it is worthwhile to consider where you invest your effort, money and time. In terms of organic traffic, less is sometimes more: it is all about doing the right things i.e. finding the right customers through the right channels. If your market is in China, you will have a completely different strategy for reaching your customers.

Make sure to choose the right channels for the right purposes, unless you can afford tapping in the darkness. Past mistakes are of course great learning experiences, but who wants to waste spending time on useless social media activities when there are more important things to accomplish? Not to underestimate the importance of social media, especially if you use social media to create a living for yourself. You just have to optimize your usage of various digital media and social media channels to have more time for a life outside the Internet.

Driving organic traffic to your website starts with having a social media strategy, which in turn includes your project plan, budget, and strategic execution for achieving your short-term, and long-term goals related to your business and its services.

Access some of my previous posts here:

TWITTER BRANDING & MARKETING 2018: Learn How To Brand & Market Your Business on Twitter Inc.

How to Create Your Online Business in Five Easy Steps

How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

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Make sure not to miss this opportunity!

If you personally are/your business is on social media, you simply cannot afford not being present on Twitter Inc., which has been among the top 10 most visited websites for years already. In fact, there is not one business in the world that could not benefit from being on social media!

In Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018 you will learn how to become a Twitter Power-User, including the many benefits of your business being on Twitter. Don´t miss the opportunity to download my FREE OF CHARGE, step-by-step guide to becoming a Twitter Power-User! Make sure to share my personal Twitter tips with friends, family & your networks too. Yours sincerely, Anne-Maria Yritys

Simply click on the following link to access and to download Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018:

 

Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018

 

Connect with me on Twitter @annemariayritys. For climate/environment-related posts only @GCCThinkActTank. Subscribe to Leading With Passion to receive my latest posts.

Take a step further to create YOUR online business. Learn more about the many benefits of how to create a beautiful website with WordPress.com and how to monetize your blog/website: 

WordPress.com – Create A Beautiful Website

Jetpack – The ideal way to experience WordPress – Code-free Customization

WooCommerce – The most customizable eCommerce platform for building your online business

 

 

 

 

 

Why Should Your Business Be on Twitter?

Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018

For most small business owners and entrepreneurs, Twitter Inc. is definitely one of the most important social media sites to create your brand presence. Why is that? Why not focus only on for instance Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or YouTube?

There is no other social media platform comparable with Twitter. Twitter has for years been among the top ten most visited websites worldwide. Regardless of its stagnation in terms of amount of users worldwide, Twitter is the easiest place to connect with brands, celebrities, businesses, and professionals of interest.

Not only can Twitter be used as a means of customer service, but also as a general external communications channel, a branding tool, a marketing tool, a pr tool: the amount of purposes Twitter can be utilized for is almost countless. Of course, be careful about sharing any sensitive business/other data on Twitter, unless you/r company has no secrets at all! After all, in today´s knowledge economy, managing information and sharing knowledge openly in networks/with different stakeholders can be a competitive advantage rather than a mere threat to your business.

Use Twitter as a part of your social media marketing strategy: integrate it into your website (on WordPress), from where you can automatically share posts to your various social media sites, including Twitter. If creating and posting videos on YouTube, you can also easily share these on Twitter to promote your ideas/content. Moreover, you can use Twitter to engage your audience and drive more online traffic to any website through the usage of backlinks.

Regardless of the amount of activity on your business Twitter account, make sure to be present and share what your business is about. Connect with your target audience, engage them, and make your Twitter timeline a unique place for them to visit by sharing relevant information/posts related to your business/industry.

If you found this post useful, please share it on your social media sites. Any comments and feedback is also more than welcome, regardless if you are not yet on Twitter, or if you are an experienced Twitter user. Thank you.

Access some of my previous posts here:

TWITTER BRANDING & MARKETING 2018: Learn How To Brand & Market Your Business on Twitter Inc.

How to Create Your Online Business in Five Easy Steps

How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

====================================================================

Make sure not to miss this opportunity!

If you personally are/your business is on social media, you simply cannot afford not being present on Twitter Inc., which has been among the top 10 most visited websites for years already. In fact, there is not one business in the world that could not benefit from being on social media!

In Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018 you will learn how to become a Twitter Power-User, including the many benefits of your business being on Twitter. Don´t miss the opportunity to download my FREE OF CHARGE, step-by-step guide to becoming a Twitter Power-User! Make sure to share my personal Twitter tips with friends, family & your networks too. Yours sincerely, Anne-Maria Yritys

Simply click on the following link to access and to download Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018:

 

Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018

 

Connect with me on Twitter @annemariayritys. For climate/environment-related posts only @GCCThinkActTank. Subscribe to Leading With Passion to receive my latest posts.

Take a step further to create YOUR online business. Learn more about the many benefits of how to create a beautiful website with WordPress.com and how to monetize your blog/website: 

WordPress.com – Create A Beautiful Website

Jetpack – The ideal way to experience WordPress – Code-free Customization

WooCommerce – The most customizable eCommerce platform for building your online business

 

 

 

How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018

Why are you online, on social media? To “socialize” with friends and family? Or, to make new friends? If you are an entrepreneur and a business-owner, your main reason for being present on social media is for your business to be found online, right? And, not only to be found, but to be found for the right reasons, and by the right people! In order to be found for the right reasons and by the right people online, your online presence must focus upon the right activities. Here are a few tips for being found online, and to drive more traffic to your website:

  1. Create a website. For many business owners, your website will be the number 1. place where you interact with your online customers. Unless, of course, you are trading directly on some other platform, such as Amazon. Nevertheless, a business website is a great way of letting your customers know what your business is doing, and what kinds of goods/services it is offering.
  2. Create quality content. What is quality content? Quality content can be defined as content that not only satisfies your website visitors/potential customers, but that is also helpful to them. The worldwide web is today a huge marketplace: customers love brands and businesses that make a difference by educating, helping, and inspiring their customers. Not only is quality content essential, but also the capability of…
  3. Driving (the right kind of) traffic to your website. Marketing is at the core of any business´ success. You can have the best content in the world, but if no one finds your business, you will soon be out of business!

So, how can you drive more traffic to your website? First of all, ask yourself these questions: WHY do you want more traffic to my website? WHAT are you offering to your (potential) clients? HOW will you do this? WHERE is the traffic coming from? HOW do you drive the traffic to your website?

WHY do you want more traffic to your website? Well, very few bloggers/business owners live from traffic only! Nevertheless, creating your website on WordPress, which is one of the most visited and used websites by businesses worldwide, is simple. You can do it for free, or choose between different, affordable plans. With a professional or business plan on WordPress, you can apply for WordPress WordAds which lets you monetize your website easily. WordAds is an ad program managed 100% by WordPress, which lets you focus upon what is essential instead of finding advertisers by yourself. However, if you are a leading expert in a specific field, you may have advertisers/sponsors that are willing to work with you directly.

WHAT are you offering to your website visitors and (potential) clients? What makes you special, and stand out from others? Very often, your idea does not have to be, or will not even be, much different from competitors. You just have to be YOU: unique, and focusing upon your expertise. With the information overload on the Internet today, the better you can differentiate, the more likely you are going to succeed with your online business. Remember: not everyone is your customer. Make sure to focus upon what is essential, and try to find your segment, and your market. There is plenty of market out there: billions of people use the Internet every day. What and to whom are you offering that makes a difference? Focus upon your strengths, and your expertise.

HOW do you drive traffic to your website, and what is the main source of your traffic? There are many ways of driving traffic to your website. Learn how to use these, or, hire someone to help you with it. You can use a number of social media channels and integrate these into your website on WordPress, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google+. If you are a Vlogger, make sure to integrate your videos to your WordPress website, and then also share them on other social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. For instance Twitter is a great way of driving traffic to your website through link-building. Other ways include Google AdWords and PPC marketing: just make sure to learn the techniques, or find a professional who knows how to optimize your web traffic through paid search engine marketing!

FINALLY: Affiliate marketing, or relationship marketing. If an when you have the necessary contacts or the courage to find the necessary contacts, you can benefit from relationship marketing: the best way to succeed is most often helping others to succeed! Online relationship marketing can be done for instance by co-operating with professionals who have common/shared interests with your business (goals). Cooperating with others, for instance through guest-blogging and sharing other professionals´ content in an equal give-and-take relationship, you can build an (online) business based upon relationships. For many (small) entrepreneurs, this is definitely the most efficient way, especially if and when you are outgoing and a people-oriented person. If not, why not try affiliate marketing? This is something you can do both as an extrovert, and an introvert. You can benefit from affiliate marketing by either promoting your own products, or the products/services of others (in case you do not yet have your own products).

Thank you for reading and sharing this post, especially if you found it helpful. Looking forward to your comments. Also, learn more by reading my previous posts related to this topic: 

How to Create Your Online Business in Five Easy Steps

TWITTER BRANDING & MARKETING 2018: Learn How To Brand & Market Your Business on Twitter Inc.

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Make sure not to miss this opportunity!

If you personally are/your business is on social media, you simply cannot afford not being present on Twitter Inc., which has been among the top 10 most visited websites for years already. In fact, there is not one business in the world that could not benefit from being on social media!

In Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018 you will learn how to become a Twitter Power-User, including the many benefits of your business being on Twitter. Don´t miss the opportunity to download my FREE OF CHARGE, step-by-step guide to becoming a Twitter Power-User! Make sure to share my personal Twitter tips with friends, family & your networks too. Yours sincerely, Anne-Maria Yritys

Simply click on the following link to access and to download Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018:

 

Twitter Branding & Marketing 2018

Connect with me on Twitter @annemariayritys. For climate/environment-related posts only @GCCThinkActTank. Subscribe to Leading With Passion to receive my latest posts.

Take a step further to create YOUR online business. Learn more about the many benefits of how to create a beautiful website with WordPress.com and how to monetize your blog/website: 

WordPress.com – Create A Beautiful Website

Jetpack – The ideal way to experience WordPress – Code-free Customization

WooCommerce – The most customizable eCommerce platform for building your online business

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is the future of marketing?

This is three (3) months old news from Forbes, but yet, makes us think about how markets, and marketing, is changing. What are your thoughts about Coca Cola killing its CMO role and turning it into a Chief Growth Officer´s Role? Times have changed drastically in the past couple of decades. Read this article published on Forbes on April 3rd, 2017: