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Are You Self-Promoting Your IT Services Firm With Marketing Blogs?

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

IT services marketingThe Advantage of Information over Self Promotion

IT services marketing needs to be about communication of ideas, tips, tricks, techniques, and unique information. It doesn’t need to be about how good one company is over another. Your job isn’t to prove your IT business is the best. Your job is to prove to prospective clients that you’re worth their time, that you will cohesively help, and that your motivation isn’t solely bound up in gain.

You want to communicate an attitude of reliable, trustworthy passion; not a predatory intent. When you’re constantly self-promoting, a predatory vibe is more likely to be communicated. If, instead, you give tips on cloud installation, IoT best practices, and solutions for voice systems which consolidate expenses, you’re more likely to be successful in marketing campaigns. Following are five things to consider as you approach prospective clients. (more…)

Would You Like to See Your IT Marketing Competitors in the Rearview Mirror?

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

IT MarketingSales in the Fast Lane

IT marketing has a tough nature. The sales cycle is long and technological advances continue to develop almost faster than you can sell them. Technological pursuits predicate technological solutions for marketing. One of the most successful is called content marketing. Consider these four pillars of content marketing strategy: (more…)

Audience Engagement: The Goal of Content Marketing for IT Lead Generation

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

IT lead generationThe only way to reach your targeted audience for IT lead generation is by emotionally connecting with them. The way you do this is to create a content marketing plan that includes worthwhile content. Rise above the promotional and product-related content and produce content that your customers need. Content marketing is all about entertaining and educating your targeted audience, as well as increasing their trust in your business. As you continue with your content marketing plan, your audience will start to see you as a credible and informative resource, rather than a business trying to sell them a product. (more…)

Storytelling and Content: The Impact on IT Marketing

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

IT MarketingFor your MSP business, IT marketing draws in your customer base. With the right content, displayed in the right way, your published marketing material is an integral basis for finding clients. There are many aspects of successful marketing, but having content that tells a story significantly increases the appeal of your services. (more…)

Is Your MSP Marketing Consultant Making Excuses?

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

MSP MarketingCutting Through the Double-Speak

You’ve got to read between the lines sometimes when it comes to MSP marketing. Sometimes you’ll have an ineffective SEO consultant. You’re not top-ranked, and these individual spins a yarn about how competition is incorporating some illegal black hat maneuver. There might be noise about aging websites who’ve already built a following. You might even hear the “pay-per-click” cop-out; where your consultant claims sales on competitors’ PPC campaigns facilitated an advantage out-of-proportion to what he or she can do for you. (more…)

Have You Got Burned by Companies Promising Their MSP Blogs Will Work?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

TANSTAAFL: There Ain’t No Such Thing as A Free Lunch

If you want successful MSP blogs, remember TANSTAAFL. This acronym describes a very real principle: there’s nothing in life for free. Anything worth doing takes work. It’s the same with SEO, and an effective marketing strategy accounts for the principle. Time, discipline, strategy, implementation, augmentation, and professionalism will yield success— but you can’t throw in the towel too early. Here are five steps toward optimizing your SEO strategy for greatest effectiveness:

• Get Your Head Around What Makes Up Top Ten Blog Posts
• Know What The Proven On-Page Process For Blog Posts Is
• Ensure Blogs You Post Have Real, Usable Value For Readers
• AIDA (Awareness, Interest, Desire, Action) Can Draw Clients
• Make Blog Posts Include Inbound Links (Broken Link Strategy)

Top Ten Blog Post Anatomy

Many MSP blogs fail not because the SEO strategy involved is sub-par, but because there isn’t enough “follow-through”. Many MSPs quit running the marketing race halfway through. They could have won if they kept at it, but grew tired too early. There is no instant gratification, and that’s the biggest enemy of marketing: impatience. At its core, internet marketing takes time and is fundamentally concerned with original article layout. To get in the top ten, you have to create quality content with actionable links that have enough exposure to steadily grow. Figure out what readers want in their “prose”, as well as what they’re trying to fix. Start with something catchy–your headline should grab the mind. A good picture is essential followed by an excellent introduction, the points that make your case, a conclusion, feedback invitation, and related posts for either sharing or comments.

Know Proven On-Page Processes

You want organic results; users are going to ignore them otherwise. You want a page layout conducive to reading and sharing. Quality content and other aspects of the page must be strategically designed. You’ve even got to get as in-depth as HTML coding because Google algorithms parse this to find matching results. Do it right and you’ll drive traffic from sites like Google for you.

Usable Value

Blogs must have useful information for your clients. You can’t just have word-salad. You want strategies, practices, tips, and things worth reading, sharing, and putting to use in an individual’s life. Use yourself as a template–you understand your MSP’s advantages and how to make the best use of them. What secrets can you give that won’t undercut your business model? These will be useful.

AIDA

Your blogs need to make readers Aware of your services and Interested in them. This will facilitate Desire, followed by Action— AIDA strategy. Do it right and you’ll draw in clients through your content, and even make some conversions.
Inbound Links
So some web pages go defunct, but still have links from content riddled throughout the internet. Too many broken links are bad for a search engine. Look for competitors who had content before, and went by the wayside— ask to substitute your links for theirs. Inbound links done right are very effective.

About our Contributor

IT Services San AntonioNathan Rizzo is Vice President of Rx Technology providing Technology Construction and IT Support with Headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. Nathan served as the Director of Business Development before spearheading the Managed Service Provider team in San Antonio which has turned Rx Technology into one of the premier IT Service firms in San Antonio that provides state-of-the-art cyber security in San Antonio and Texas.

Nathan received his M.B.A. in 2009 from the University of Dallas. Prior to joining Rx Technology, Nathan worked as a managed it services specialist in San Antonio delivering a wide range of offerings for litigation and internal investigations, in addition to government and regulatory requests. He has also been a partner in an interactive web marketing firm.

Is There a Google University That Teaches How to Write Top Ranked MSP Blogs?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

MSP MarketingSearch Engines Are Prolific

MSP blogs don’t come with a manual. Unless you go with a professional agency, you’ve got to learn things the hard way through trial and error. Google actually doesn’t want you to know how to get top-ranked. You’ll find no classes which will help you write top content on Google University. If there were such classes, Google would have to change their algorithms. It would basically be like giving savvy marketers and MSP businesses a hack to search engines.

The vast majority of people use search engines–specifically Google–in order to accomplish online aims. As a matter of fact, some 92% of adults in the US will make use of search engine tech in order to expedite online usage. (more…)

Is Your MSP Business Swerving to Block Competitors From Passing You on the Online Race Track?

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

MSP BusinessGood and consistent marketing is essential even when your MSP business is doing well in comparison to competitors. In most cases, when an IT company grows and stands at the top of the tech sector within the region, the effort put into the marketing declines significantly. This practice can be detrimental to your business. If you are the best support company right now, you should remember that there are other service providers who are determined to surpass you. (more…)

Are You Using Apex Predator Marketing for IT?

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Marketing for ITBe a Leader, Not a Follower

Your marketing plan for IT needs to be of the trendsetting variety, not the trend following variety. It doesn’t matter how strong a given trend seems to be, it will fall by the wayside. If you jump on the bandwagon, you’re already behind the times. A good portion of the population has already grown savvy to the trend and won’t respond to it as they would to something entirely unique. The solution is to be the one who sets trends, not the one who follows. Or, at the very least, one who uses the trends in aggregate for a new and improved aim. In a phrase, you want to be an apex predator. (more…)

Importance of Blogging for Your MSP Business

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

MSP BusinessAre you wondering if having a blog for your MSP business is worth the time and effort? The answer is “yes.” Blogging is one of the best inbound marketing techniques you can use to increase your traffic, build your brand, generate leads, and increase conversions.

Drive Traffic with Inbound Links

By keeping your MSP blog up-to-date with relevant content, you increase inbound links or backlinks. By generating inbound links, you increase traffic to your MSP website. The more authoritative inbound links your website has, the better your site will rank with search engines. A few strategies for developing quality inbound links include: (more…)


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