Biondo Creative Blog
Marketing automation has become something of a buzzword in the web design industry lately, but interest isn’t really living up to execution. In other words, even though lots of business owners are excited about the idea of creating automated marketing campaigns, most aren’t actually taking steps to put them in place.
Does running a successful business necessarily mean you have to be too busy and overwhelmed all the time? We certainly know men and women who seem to think so, even though we also work with others who run profitable companies while remaining calm, composed, and in control of their schedules.
Does it ever feel like your business is adrift? Do you wish you could make stronger plans that brought you closer to your goals or would be easier to follow through with?
If there’s one thing most of our web design clients have in common, it’s a desire to get more control over their schedule. Whether it’s an initial consultation or a regular website review, we often meet with men and women who seem to be moving at breakneck speed from one task or appointment to the next.
Most of the time, we post articles to our blog that have to do with web design, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and other related topics. Those are our specialties, after all, and the subjects clients turn to us for advice about.
How do the best web designers approach their work? After years of experience in this field, and dozens upon dozens of successful projects, I’m convinced that producing something special is as much about the process you follow as it is the talent you have. In other words, it helps to have some good artistic instincts, but it’s even more important to embrace the right habits.
Executing a profitable internet marketing campaign can involve a lot of tedious and exhausting details. It’s no wonder, then, that so many business owners ask us about the value of advanced customer relationship management (CRM) systems like HubSpot and Infusionsoft.
Most website redesign and online marketing projects begin with an online audit. Clients who have never been through this process often wonder whether website audits are really necessary. In many cases, they would prefer to jump ahead to examining new layouts or making plans for fresh social media campaigns.
Most business owners and executives who come to us for web design and internet marketing already know about SEO and PPC. That’s because the majority of companies, no matter how small or large, use search engine optimization and pay-per-click advertising to drive targeted customers to their websites.
Business owners often ask me what the secret to search engine optimization success is. I get the sense that they are normally looking for some kind of secret technical tip or tactic, but the answer I provide is a lot more basic: patience.
In a big picture sense, social media marketing is easy: just set up profiles in all the major platforms, engage with fans, customers, and colleagues, and then watch the resulting traffic arrive at your website and manifest itself into sales.
Most of the business owners and executives I meet with are at least somewhat familiar with Google AdWords advertising. And yet, I find that opinions about search marketing tend to be all over the plac
Sometimes, business owners and newer colleagues will ask me flat out: “is it hard to create a website?” The answer, in most cases, is “no.” Although there are some things that make small business web design and corporate web design a little more complicated, the...
Search engine optimization (SEO) has become such a big part of online marketing that a lot of business owners think it’s part of the web design process. The truth is that it should be, but some digital agencies don’t offer web design packages that include it. In other words, they’ll lay out some pages for you, but will charge extra – or refer you elsewhere – if you actually want to find customers using Google.
The process some business owners use for choosing a creative team goes something like this: gather a bunch of web design quotes and choose the cheapest one.
Talk to a few business owners – or even web designers who work with clients around a city or region – and you’ll run into some big disagreements about whether location matters. That is, some think it doesn’t matter whether a web designer and a client are a block away...
Pay-per-click advertising is great when you have campaigns that are running smoothly and profitably. However, when things aren’t going so well it can be easy to question everything.
Sometimes, new clients will tell me that the hardest part of the web design process is figuring out which of the many digital marketing agencies in Philadelphia to work with. Most business owners know they want a website, need search engine optimization, are...
It’s somewhat ironic that the World Wide Web – the greatest tool in the history of all mankind for helping people to form global business connections – has now become the primary resource for local marketing, as well. That’s the way progress works, though. Modern...
Within the creative services industry, there is a lot of talk out there about interactive web design. While interactive web design might sound like just another tech buzzword, it’s actually an important concept. Essentially, it means that your pages and layouts should...