Internet marketing is an extension of traditional marketing; it is not a replacement. It requires time, research, and strategy. It requires work and content creation. There is no viable shortcut if you wish to succeed against your competition.
WARNING: Internet Marketing is an unregulated industry. Search engine optimization is often overcharged and under-serviced. So, keep that in mind as you are searching the Internet for a provider. If it sounds too good to be true, it definitely is.
Each of our team members have a MINIMUM of a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. We believe that a strong marketing strategy begins with a professional who is educated and experienced in business & marketing. You don't have your taxes done by your supermarket cashier and you don't incorporate your business through your local gas station attendant. So, why would you leave something as important as your Internet marketing strategy to someone with zero education in business or marketing? If you are looking to hire an Internet marketing company, ask for credentials and ask for references. See our testimonials here.
-Cheryl Waller, BSB/MKT, SEO, SEM, SMM, SMO - Founder - Strategic Internet Marketing Corp.
Abundance through Online Presence Management™
We offer exclusive team-based and self-help luxury services to small business owners that desire the financial autonomy that a successful business can provide. There are three levels of service available. Depending on your specific requirements, you can choose all-inclusive Palladium Strategic Concierge Service™, Platinum Managed Strategic Service™, or (if you are just starting out) the SIMC ANYTIME Instant SEO and Social Reporting™. Our top two levels benefit from the expertise of top-level professionals in website design, content management, search engine optimization, and social networking. It is our mission to help all clients achieve the privilege and prestige of a Personal Concierge, so choose a level that is appropriate to your current situation, grow your business, and enjoy the lifestyle that you deserve. No matter where your business is now, we have a service that will help elevate your company to pinnacle heights.
Learn more about available services and pricing structure or read on to learn what we do for you.
Website Design and Development
Strategic Internet Marketing Corp offers full service web design and development. Offering sites with HTML5, PHP/MySQL and custom-made designs, our services help you promote your business online. Your Personal Concierge or Managed Presence Consultant will work with you to create a design that is suitable for promoting your business. All designs are modern, easily accessible, responsive designs that comply with Google webmaster guidelines and look great on any device.
The website design you choose with the assistance of your personal concierge is of vital importance to your entire strategy. Search engines must be able to read your site quickly and index the content. If you choose a platform that creates excess code, broken code, broken links, inaccurate tags, improper navigation, or a messy combination of all of these, then you are doing nothing to help improve your presence on the Internet. If you want better rankings on the internet, then you need to start with the basics of a well-designed website that is easy to read for both search engines and potential customers.
Search Engine Optimization
Search engine optimization is simply the process of improving your site using natural methods. Natural methods are things such as meta tags, page titles, headings, layout, navigation and content. To optimize a site we simply decide what "it is" that you are selling, who your target audience is, and what terms your target audience is using to find your business. Once we know these three things, we can edit the contents of your site to be more RELEVANT to what your audience is already searching for.... simply put... we make it EASIER for those that are already looking for you to FIND you!
SEO EXPERT CLAIMS: There are many search engine companies and consultants that will promise you the world when it comes to search engine optimizing your website. With smoke, mirrors, and snake oil, they can get you to the top of Google search engine results. Search engine optimization is not some mysterious process that requires a tall man in a black hat. But, beware, because there are what are called 'black hat' SEO practitioners that will swindle you into paying top dollar for nothing but a magic show. There is no actual 'SEO' certification or 'Internet Marketing' accreditation, so pretty much any 19 year old with a keyboard can claim they are an SEO 'EXPERT'.
SEO RESULT PROMISES: There are many 'providers' and or 'consultants' that make outlandish claims that they can get XXX results in XXX time. While they are able to meet these seemingly impossible results & deadlines, they collect a check and then suddenly disappear... right along with the resultant search engine rankings. They achieve these results using 'black hat' methods such as spamdexing, link farms, and keyword stuffing. These processes don't last very long for SERPs and do nothing more but HURT your rankings. In very severe cases, these Black Hat practitioners CAN get your website deindexed (removed completely) from Google, Bing, and/or Yahoo indicies.
Learn more from Matt Cutts (of Google, Inc.) about why Google does not certify SEO providers.
Social Network Marketing and Social Media Marketing
Social network marketing is more than just a 'buzz-word' or 'new fad'. When used correctly, social network marketing helps to level the playing field for smart business owners and allows them to compete with 'big business' in a way never before possible. By using social sites for Social Media Marketing to market your business and create relationships with potential customers & clients, you now have the ability to WIN against 'big business' when it comes to geographical targeting of prospective clients.
Competing with larger business has always been a concern for small business owners. In the past, a larger budget equaled a bigger 'splash' when it came to marketing. While larger companies could afford larger ads in the local newspaper and better websites on the Internet, small business owners were left in the dust wondering how to compete. With social network marketing and social media marketing, small business owners can BEAT big business at their own game by developing close customer relationships on social sites.
Not only do social network marketing and social media marketing give you a competitive edge, but they also give you a SEARCH ENGINE RANKING edge. Through consistent blogging, customer interaction and comment posting, you are adding RELEVANT CONTENT to the Internet which attracts search engines to your site and allows your website to become more highly ranked in indicies for key terms and phrases.