Here are our 11 top tips to help increase your online presence, increase website/blog traffic and increase online leads for your business through content writing and blogging:

8 Ways to Get More Online Reviews for Your Business

how to get more online reviews for your business

Word of mouth has always been an important way for most businesses to get more customers. Social media has made the opportunities for getting online reviews fast and easy with a huge potential to generate new business.

Why do you need online reviews of your business? The 2012 Local Consumer Review Survey found that while 28% of people will choose a local business for price or location, a whopping 52% look for positive customer reviews. The same number of people - 52% of consumers - gave online reviews the same consideration they would a personal review. Read full online reviews marketing article >

7 Steps to Creating a Successful Business Social Media Marketing Strategy

How to create a business social media marketing strategy

To get results, your business presence on social media has to engage your clients and potential clients. Just having social media accounts is not enough to improve your business; you need prospects excited about interacting with your social media and then motivated to use the products or services you sell.

How do you get traffic and prospects using social media?

The following seven steps provide an overview of  specific steps your business can take to develop a successful social media marketing strategy. (If you need help setting up your social media strategy, the experts are Stir are here to help)

Read full social media marketing strategy article >

Social Proof: How This Powerful Tool Can Change Your Business

Want to build the love for your website? Social proof can help bring in new customers, and nudge your existing ones to buy more.

6 Ways to Use #Social #Media to Grow Your #Travel and #Tourism Business

Few travel and tourism businesses are taking advantage of the business branding, growth, and lead-generation capabilities of social media.

Sure, some hotels, resorts, agencies, and tour operators dabble with social media. They start a Facebook account, sign up for Pinterest, perhaps send a few Tweets, and think about learning more about Google+ and then kind of forget about it. But venturing into social media is not the same as working at it.

As with all things, you reap what you sow. If you want to have the development potential social media offers, you have to work at building your online presence with at least Facebook and Twitter. Businesses across industries that use social media gain, so if you want to grow your travel, tourism, or hospitality business it is no longer an option to sit on the sidelines. Click here to read the full article “6 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Your Travel and Tourism Business”

6 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Your Travel and Tourism Business

11 Ways to Increase Traffic and Leads to Your Travel and Tourism Business

Content marketing, in particular travel or tourism blogging, is a fantastic strategy for growing your brand, attracting new clients and building loyalty and interest among existing clients.

When done well, an insightful blog can raise the profile of your online branding and improve your rankings on Google organically. What does this mean for your travel business? Increased website traffic, qualified leads, sales, and bookings.

Here are our 11 top tips to help increase your online presence, increase website/blog traffic and increase online leads for your travel and tourism business through content writing and blogging: Click here to read the full article: 11 Ways to increase traffic and leads in travel and tourism

11 Ways to Increase Traffic and Leads to Your Travel and Tourism Business

How to Create a Travel or Tourism Social Media Business Strategy

Having a strong social media strategy can greatly improve your business when done well. But how do you create the most effective social media strategy for your tourism or travel business?

The SocialMedia Examiner website has this excellent article overviewing exactly how to set up a social media business strategy.

In it, the expert guides to the social media jungle outline seven steps to creating successful social media marketing and a comprehensive internet marketing plan.

To get results, your business presence on social media has to engage your clients and potential clients. Just having social media accounts is not enough to improve your business; you need prospects excited about interacting with your social media and then motivated to use the products or services you sell.

How do you get traffic and prospects through social media platforms? Read the full Travel, Tourism and Hotel/Resort Social Media Business Strategy article here

Travel and Tourism Social Media Strategy

How to Use #Content #Marketing to Grow Your Business and Brand Online #inboundmarketing #agency

What is “content marketing” and why should I care?

We hear the phrase “content marketing” tossed around a lot these days. In fact, it feels like content marketing is being hailed as the next big thing for business, like social media marketing was in recent years. (Grey is the new black!) But that’s not quite right:  Read the full Content Marketing for Business and Branding Growth article.

Use Content Marketing for Business Growth

Infographic: Measuring #Content #Marketing Success - [Here's Why You Need to Start Content Marketing for Business Now]

If 93% of online experiences start with a search engine, 75% of searchers only look at page one of Google search results, 61% of consumers feel better about companies that provide custom content, and over 39% of all customers come from search, what are you doing to strategically create and use content online to promote your business? If you’re not actively pursuing content marketing you’re missing opportunity increase your website’s search rankings, traffic and leads. Looking for a content marketing agency or content & blog marketing consultant to help promote your company in search?

Contact us today. We can help by providing full-service content marketing recommendations and solutions.

Anti-shark marketing. Maybe not so good for impressing admirers on the beach tho?
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This wetsuit makes you invisible to sharks. 

Anti-shark marketing. Maybe not so good for impressing admirers on the beach tho?

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fastcompany:

This wetsuit makes you invisible to sharks

10 Ways Google Plus Will Improve Your SEO [ #Social Media #Agency Tips ]

Google Plus for SEO
  1. Google Plus content will be efficiently indexed by Google.
  2. Google Plus posts help capture Google SERP real estate
  3. Google Plus content gives page ranks and appears in search results over a long period
  4. Google Plus authorship provides a higher visual profile in search results
  5. Google authorship is closely tied to content authority. More authoritative content ranks higher.
  6. Google Plus authorship and the Google Plus social layer provide many social signals that may improve the social media optimization (SMO) of your content and SEO
  7. Social signals from platforms such as Google Plus will become more important in determining search results
  8. The featured link in a Google Plus post will pass page rank to the page to which it links. Google Plus post body text is nofollow - only the featured link passes page rank.
  9. Links from the web to a Google Plus post will pass page rank authority to the Google Plus posts.
  10. Use of hashtags in Google Plus connects every post to a search on the Google Plus platform

Need help with Google Plus for your company’s social media marketing? Learn to use Google Plus to promote your business, increase your company website’s SEO and social signals to generate more traffic, social followers, leads and sales by speaking with Brent Purves a Canadian social media marketing consultant and Google Plus Social SEO consultant today (get a free phone or skype consultation). Need an experienced top social agency to handle your small, medium-sized business or corporate social media marketing and Google Plus presence? Connect with Stir, a social media marketing agency in Vancouver Canada

Should LinkedIn Groups Be Part of Your Social Strategy?

Labeled the “professional” social network, LinkedIn boasts nearly 250 million users. But unfortunately, a lot of people take a “set it and forget it” approach when it comes to one of the larger social networks around. If this is your tactic when tackling LinkedIn, we’d like to share with you some thoughts on how to better utilize a very important and useful piece of your social strategy.

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Top 1 SEO Tips for 2013

If at any point in 2012 you asked “What’s the best [X] for SEO?” (link-building tactic, tag, directory, etc.), you’re already in trouble. Any single-tactic approach is short-term at best. Real companies, real link profiles, and real marketing are rich with variety. The key is diversify!