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SEO аnd SEM аrе digital marketing strategies to get your website listing higher on search results pages when users conduct searches relevant to your business’ products or services. Should you focus on search engine optimization (SEO) – organic search results, or search engine marketing (SEM) – paid search results?

The answer is: Both.

Whу is a combined approach thе bеѕt option fоr уоur business? It’ѕ common knowledge thаt all businesses nееd tо stay іn front оf thеіr customers tо gеt a gооd return оn investment for their marketing dollars. Today, that means businesses muѕt tаkе a multi-channel approach.

Despite bеіng similar – іn thаt both SEM аnd SEO aim tо improve visibility thrоugh search engine rankings, thеу hаvе significant differences.

SEM іѕ a pay реr click (PPC) service, whіlе SEO organically improves rankings with search engines аnd dоеѕ nоt involve paying companies like Google or Bing fоr search results.

But that’s about where the similarities end…

Continue reading SEO and SEM in Digital Marketing: Advantages of Each Acquisition Channel

Tech Tuesday Podcast

Chris Hood, founder and CEO of The Conversion Mill in Dacula, GA, will be featured as a regular guest on the Good Morning Gwinnett podcast. The first podcast featuring Chris will air Tuesday, March 2 at 10 a.m. EST.

The podcast shares stories about the people and places of Gwinnett County, the second-largest county in Georgia. Hosted by local entrepreneur and media personality Audrey Bell-Kearney, the series is both entertaining and informational. From local COVID-19 updates to a chat with the Chief Marketing Officer of the Atlanta Hawks, the podcast offers a blend of hard news, personal stories, guest appearances and valuable insights for residents and business owners.

Chris will be featured the first Tuesday of every month for “Tech Tuesday,” when he will discuss technology and marketing for small businesses. During the first Tech Tuesday segment on March 2, Chris will focus on search engine optimization, or SEO, why it’s essential for businesses and how business owners can use it to drastically improve their bottom line.

“I cannot tell you how excited I am to be featured on Good Morning Gwinnett,” Chris said. “I have been a consistent podcast listener for years, and I am always on the lookout for series that are meaningful to local communities and businesses. As a Gwinnett resident, I am a huge fan of Audrey’s podcast, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”

Good Morning Gwinnett is live Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m. EST and is available where most podcasts are found, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. You can also listen at

The Conversion Mill is a locally-owned digital marketing agency that helps businesses convert their online visitors into paying customers. Chris opened The Conversion Mill in 2019 and now serves a wide range of businesses that offer a variety of services in Georgia and across the country.

In addition to conversion optimization, The Conversion Mill specializes in search engine marketing, email and social media marketing, pay per click and many other digital marketing services.

For booking information for Chris, please contact us at:

(770) 322-4975
[email protected]

How to increase website traffic without paying for it

Launching a website and creating social media profiles for your business is simple. The hard part is getting visitors to actually visit those pages and engage with posted content. If you are an experienced digital marketing expert, you’ve probably battled with increasing your site visits without having to pay for them.

So how would you go about it? Before we dive into it the traffic tips, let’s start with few fundamentals.

Why do you want more traffic?

A quality website visit is both a key pointer and driver of business achievement. The volume and nature of the traffic that you can head to your pages can help you:

  • See how well your marketing plans and executions are performing
  • Assemble significant insights about your audience and their purchasing behaviors
  • Generate more leads, improve conversions, and drive more sales
  • Develop brand awareness and recognition across the web
  • Improve your SEO efforts and increase search engine integrity

These are some of the advantages that you can gain from driving the correct traffic to your site.

What do we mean by quality traffic?

Currently, there are a ton of traffic generation techniques all across the web, many promising to drive a huge number of visits to your site… If just it were that simple, right? Quality traffic essentially implies the correct audience – actual people with a veritable interest in whatever it is that your business offers.

Creating millions of traffic to your website from online bots and individuals who couldn’t care about your business or its offer is really a step back in your marketing efforts. Sure, overall traffic numbers look amazing, but conversion rates tank, sales stay flat… Even worse, it can seriously hurt your SEO rankings since it increases the bounce rate and decreases average time on site, which are basic ranking factors.

Quality traffic is about the engagement of visitors, which in turn, generates conversions. Your site’s visitors should be people who are truly interested in your business and the solutions it offers. Anything outside of that can’t be marked as quality traffic.

Here are some tips to drive quality traffic without paying for it

#1 On-Page SEO:

On-page SEO is all about optimizing your website to be in line with current SEO best practices. This implies performing keyword research to classify high-volume search terms related to your business and te using those keywords in the content of your site. It also implies paying close attention to outbound links, appropriately creating meta title and description tags, posting keyword-rich blogs and articles, and giving alt tags to images, among others.

The takeaway here is that there are numerous elements that go into appropriate on-page SEO, and once it’s executed well it will ultimately be work that simply keeps on giving. Check out a previous post on tips for getting found online!

#2 Create Google My Business Listing and Optimization

Google My Business listings are the most important marketing tool accessible today for small, locally-based businesses. When people perform a search for a business close to them, Google will rank businesses with optimized Google My Business listing higher on the search result page.

The key here is to fill in as much keyword-rich and accurate information about your business including: Name, Address, Phone Number (NAP), post regular updates to your GMB profile, and ensure your listing links directly to your website.

#3 Link Building

Backlinks are how we describe the inbound links from different sites or online platforms that point back to our website. If other sites are linking to your website, that tells Google and the users on those different locales that your site is genuine and contains valuable info. This can bring about higher search engine rankings.

However, these should be quality backlinks – links from trustworthy sites with high domain authority and overall credibility. For instance, if your business deals in financial services, you could compose a guest post on a site like Investopedia and have a link included back to your site.

In fact, the most ideal approach to generate backlinks is through strategic guest blog posting. You compose a quality article to be posted on another site and include a link back to your website either in your Author Bio or in the article itself.

#4 Email Marketing
On the off chance that you’ve just got a sizable mailing list, investing in an email marketing campaign is a great effort to increase visits to your site. Of course, the contents of the email should be relevant, engaging, and valuable to your readers, otherwise, you just become noise to your subscriber’s inbox and your work doesn’t do much at all to generate clicks. Worse yet, if you abuse your email list with poor content and sending too frequently subscribers will unsubscribe from your list or even file SPAM complaints against you.

A good example of an effective email is to include exclusive promos and deals to your subscribers and encourage them to click on a banner or link to learn more, taking them directly to a dedicated landing page on your site where they can learn more about your offer (and take action)!

Using these methods for driving traffic to your website you can generate more leads and conversions for your business. These are also great techniques used by our own digital marketing agency to drive more relevant traffic to our client’s websites. 🙂

SERP Tracking for Digital Marketers

A few quotes to start this one out:

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” – Peter Drucker

“Every line is the perfect length if you don’t measure it.” – Marty Rubin

and my personal favorite, “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” – Edwards Deming

The point being: Like most facets of business, SEO and keyword ranking is a science that requires tracking and analysis. If we only throw stuff at the wall hoping that something sticks and never run any reports or use tools to see the results of our work then we’re only flying blind and will never have a grasp on what worked, how to repeat success, how to avoid failure, or where we stand amongst our peers.

“Content is King.” Sounds as good today as it did 10 years ago. Content is a large component of SEO> Search engines love fresh content and utilizing informative, top-quality content is still a top technique for gaining visibility in the search engines. Continue reading Importance of SERP Checker Tools for Every Digital Marketer

E-commerce Strategies to Increase Sales

Today, we’re going to look at some of the top marketing tips to run a profitable e-commerce business online.

Tip #1: Build the perfect product detail page

This is your “money page.”

After a lot of study on the fastest growing e-commerce stores in the world, we have found that their websites shared some common design elements on their websites, specifically on product detail pages (PDP).

Generally, they have implemented elements like engaging product titles and page headlines, customer testimonials, frequently updated featured products (on home and landing pages), client reviews, detailed product descriptions including specs, and most importantly, their unique value proposition (UVP).

These best practices are a good start to running a successful e-commerce store, but as good as we think our ideas are or how well we think we know what our audience wants you should always be A/B testing elements of your page to what designs, titles, images, call-to-actions resonate best with your audience and lead to more sales. There are a multitude of tools available to help with A/B and multivariate testing and many will even track conversion rates and revenue for each experiment.

Once you’ve tested an element on your product detail page and determined a winner – be sure to apply your best performing text variant across all product pages of your site.

Tip #2: Email Opt-in Forms

Continue reading Top E-commerce Strategies to Increase Sales

seo Services Atlanta

Local business SEO uѕеѕ thе power оf thе internet tо drive online traffic tо уоur website аnd pedestrians tо уоur physical location. Wіth 80% оf local searches generating conversions, seo services fоr Local Business іѕ a turnkey solution tо generate mоrе leads аnd revenue thrоugh in-person аnd online sales.

Whіlе thе exact ranking formula fоr local SEO іѕ a well-guarded secret and not known by the general public, wе understand thаt ѕеvеrаl key factors wоrk tоgеthеr tо help local businesses rank hіghеr іn local search results аnd tаkе advantage оf local visibility. Hеrе аrе 7 essential Local SEO Strategy fоr 2021:

1. Google Mу Business

This is, hands down, оnе оf thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt factors fоr small business local SEO rankings. Google Mу Business (GMB) іѕ a free tool created bу Google tо provide users wіth information about local businesses thrоugh Google Maps. Setting uр уоur GMB listing properly and providing regular updates to the platform іѕ integral tо winning the “Local 3 Pack” on Google аnd getting more potential customers tо notice уоur business. Sіnсе GMB іѕ оnе оf thе fіrѕt thіngѕ users encounter whеn searching fоr a business оn Google, уоur business muѕt bе listed, verified, аnd managed properly. Continue reading Local SEO Ranking Factors for 2021

2021 Digital Marketing Trends

Digital marketing consists of оf mаnу moving раrtѕ. Like, a lot of them…

Yоu саn increase visibility аnd organic traffic thrоugh SEO аnd build a brand wіth уоur social media presence. Marketing automation саn save уоu time аnd provide a mоrе personalized engagement. Managing PPC саn mean skipping thе line оn search engine results pages to make sure your business appears on the first page for keywords that are important to you. Thеѕе moving раrtѕ, аlоng wіth mаnу оthеrѕ, аrе constantly changing аѕ nеw technologies, techniques, аnd nearly endless algorithm updates frоm Google аnd Facebook kеер mаnу digital marketing agency teams on thеіr toes (including us!).

Wе knоw thаt whаt wоrkеd іn 2018 оr 2019 mау nоt wоrk thе ѕаmе wау іn 2021, аnd tо gеt thе bеѕt роѕѕіblе results fоr оur customers wе nееd tо bе aware оf new trends and techniques for efficient online marketing. Aѕ wе enter a nеw decade аnd technology continues tо rapidly change, wе wаnt tо tаkе thе opportunity tо share thе digital marketing trends thаt wе wоuld lіkе tо ѕее mоrе оf іn 2021. Continue reading Digital Marketing Trends for 2021

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