If you’re an SEO consultant, you can probably name at least one experience you’ve had with a past client that simply ended up being more than you bargained for. Signing a contract with a client that’s a poor fit can lead to all kinds of headaches, including misaligned expectations, abusive clients, and projects that are significantly bigger than you anticipated.[Read more…] about Spotting Potential Pitfalls For SEO Consulting Clients
If you’ve studied sales and marketing as an SEO, you’ve probably been drilled on the “sales funnel” concept to near exhaustion. For years, agencies have been built around the funnel model and seen high levels of success. Some of the most prominent brands use the sales funnel to attract and convert new leads. However, the funnel concept carries a fundamental flaw by neglecting a massive piece of the business puzzle: client retention.
If you’re an SEO, chances are that managing your leads is not very high on your “favorite things to do” list. At UpBuild, we’ll be the first to admit that we’re not sales people, but we’ve found that keeping a well-organized sales pipeline is absolutely vital for our company’s success.
We’re all familiar with internet “spam”. We see it in pop-up ads, in our email inboxes, and on websites and apps. Consumers normally think of spam in terms of unsolicited marketing emails, but search engines face their own type of spam that is equally detrimental to the user’s experience.
When you think of SEO, you might think of trying to drive traffic from search engine results pages (SERPs). Believe it or not, there’s more to optimize on a SERP than just the organic results – Google also includes a ton of rich information to the right of the search results, in knowledge panels. Google’s knowledge panel is an eye-catching snapshot of your brand that appears in the right-hand side of the results page with your logo, photos, summary of services, background, company information, and other details.