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Winter is coming…is your website ready for the new year?

The winter slow down is coming. Now is the time to really start thinking about your website and marketing. Let’s keep it simple. Just like most things in life, 90% is all about the BASICS.

I have put together the 12 Most Important Questions to ask yourself in 2019:

1. Has your logo, slogan or overall image changed?
2. Does your website look outdated?
3. Have you added any new services or products or special offers?
4. Do you have fresh pictures and words that show off your true level of service?
5. What do you depend on for new business? Will that continue in 2019?
6. Is your website and marketing showing fresh testimonials?
7. Is your website showing the latest reviews from Google, Yelp, Angieslist etc?
8. Is your website SEO ready based on all the changes from Google this year?
9. How does Google see your website? Are pages and structure setup correctly?
10. Do you have modern Mobile Buttons on your website to make it super easy for people to call?
11. Are you ready to try out the new Google Ads? (formerly Google Adwords)
12. Have you signed up for the Google Guarantee? (aka Local Service Ads)

We are here to help if you have any questions.

Ask about our Website Re-Design Specials:

Call 406-493-1881
or Send a Text to Jake’s Cell: 406-493-2523

Part 2: How to Rank on Google Using Pictures

 

In Part 1, we discussed why uploading pictures to your Google My Business account is so important for ranking on Google. We also discussed the 3 criteria your pictures must meet in order to get MAX results. Remember, it’s all about being REAL.

In Part 2, we will discover an easy step-by-step system for actually getting those pictures up on your Google My Business account.

In the “old days” you had to take some pictures, transfer them to your computer, remember your Google My Business username and password, and then figure out how to upload them from your computer.

Google has actually made this process extremely easy, even for the non-techy types. The only requirement is a Smartphone and about a minute per week.

Here is how you do it:

Step 1: Pull out your Smartphone and search your app store for the Google My Business App and download it. The first time you open the app you will have to login with your Google My Business email and password. You only have to do this one time.

Step 2: Once per week whip out your phone and snap a few photos. Refer to Part 1 on the types of photos you should take.

Step 3: Open up the Google My Business App and scroll down to the section that says Post photos from your device. Put a check mark next to the photos you took that day. Tap “Post Photos”. That’s it, move on with your day and wait for Google to boost your rankings.

The hardest part is remembering to do this. I recommend setting a specific day per week like Monday. Make the decision to take a picture or two every Monday. It really is that easy and it really will make a difference. Do it!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call (406) 493-1881

MAJOR Google AdWords Announcement!

Hey Everyone,

Breaking News: We just logged into Google Adwords to work on some client accounts and BOOM Google added 3 New Features that will change the game. I just wanted to get the news out immediately.

1. A 3rd Headline has been added so now we can include more enticing and engaging words to get those Ultra-valuable clicks to your website.

2. A 2nd Description line that will allow for more complete and detailed descriptions to tell people why they should choose YOU!

3. The Descriptions lines have been extended from 80 to 90 characters giving us more space and “taking the brakes off”. We were very restrained and limited before.

What this means:

Bigger Better Google ADs that get more clicks, more calls and more jobs!! This also means that Google is pushing Adwords BIG TIME!!

If you are a current Adwords client of Big West Marketing we are already  MASSIVELY updating your campaigns to accommodate the changes. You will be contacted individually when changes have been made. Please allow us time to complete this for everyone.

If you are not currently an Adwords client and want to get it on this NEW OPPORTUNITY then please contact Jake at 406-493-1881 or on his cell 406-493-2523. Remember we only take on 10 new clients per month. We have 4 spots left for August. Its first come first serve. Talk soon!

Big Win for Big West Client

Recently Google called one of our clients to see if they’d be interested in Google’s new Local Service Ads. The main reason for the call? Google loved his website! Read the full story below:

Google Analytics Scary Email – Important updates Data Retention

Subject: [Action Required] Important updates on Google Analytics Data Retention and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Recently Google has been sending out this email that has caused some commotion regarding Analytics. In this video I break down why its probably not a big deal to the average small business and exactly how you can address it if you are concerned. Of course, I am not giving any legal advice. This is purely opinion. Please consult an attorney if you have further legal concerns.

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Smartphone Marketing 101

Hey Everyone, it’s good to be back in the office. I was at a marketing conference all last week in Orlando. I even got to see Tony Robbins for the first time and included a clip in the video.

I learned all kinds of new strategies that I want to share with you. One of my BIG takeaways was the Smartphone Marketing Revolution. So, in this week’s video I dive into to the 3 most important things every business owner needs to understand when it comes to mobile marketing.

This is important stuff if you want to stay ahead of the competition so grab a pen and paper and take some notes.

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