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Should MSP Businesses Fear Internet Marketing Competition?

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

MSP BusinessWhen you talk to MSPs about any type of marketing and don’t offer exclusivity, then you will see them run in horror, especially when you’re talking about internet marketing. For some reason, IT companies seem to be hard-wired in the brain to always expect exclusivity. When I speak at trade shows, the number one question everyone wants to know is how we can work with more than one MSP in the same market. Read more to find out how several IT companies can use the same internet marketing vendor and coexist successfully and peacefully! (more…)

Read All About It: MSP Marketing Keywords are Being Auctioned OFF!

Monday, November 6th, 2017

MSP Marketing

Many MSPs don’t understand how MSP marketing works. The core concept is finding high-ranking keywords to target. The stark reality is that, in most major vertical markets, there are just a handful of these high-value keywords.

Once one of your IT competitors ranks first on these keywords, it will effectively close the door on your ability to generate leads from the web. Learn how MSP SEO Factory is auctioning off these coveted spots forever!

Does Losing the Top Keyword Position Spell Doom?

A skeptical IT provider may say that even if MSP SEO Factory does successfully auction off the top MSP marketing keywords, there are still plenty of other keywords and lower positions available. Well, the truth is that going after the lower ranking keywords is like trying to eat the crumbs from the floor after someone has eaten an amazing five-star meal. Those crumb keywords won’t generate sales leads to help grow your MSP business.

Of course, there are still the lower positions on these high traffic keywords left for the IT companies that lost out on the auction. However, if you survey just about any internet search, they will tell you that they usually stop their search and click on the first organic listing. This means that easily ninety percent of clicks go to the brilliant MSP that win our auction and claim the top keyword position.

How Can MSP SEO Factory Make Such a Bold Claim?

I agree in saying that MSP SEO Factory is going to auction off all the top positions on all IT high traffic keywords is a bold claim, especially when we have no hidden control over these positions just like all the IT companies and internet vendors targeting these high traffic keywords. However, we know what’s weak internet marketing strategy is and our plan is designed to overwhelm all comers. We deliver one thing nobody wants to do and that Google loves: original, well-written content that is constantly updating.

In the internet marketing competition, many have admitted to us that they cannot figure out how to scale original content writing on a massive scale. In fact, many of these friendly competitors have tried to partner with us over the last year. Meanwhile, our enemies spread lies about our unique system when it’s built on what Google loves as it is well-written, knowable, entertaining original content! However, our unique system allows ups to churn out thousands of original articles just like a factory does.

In addition, we have already taken over the top keyword positions in many markets in the United States and are in the process of closing the door on all the high-ranking keywords in Southern California!

 

The Bottom Line

If your MSP marketing is thinking about generating close leads from the internet, you must understand that there just are few high-traffic keywords available in IT marketing. The top position on these IT related keyword searches is the only thing that matters, low traffic keywords don’t matter. MSP SEO Factory brings a unique and powerful internet marketing strategy that stupefies our competitors and has allowed us to overtake many top keyword positions throughout the United States. When we auction off the rest of these, the door will be closed. Don’t be caught in the slide line or get deceived by our enemies, and downplay or disregard our historic auction— coming soon!

Should You Break Eggs to Make IT Marketing Omelets?

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

IT Marketing

When it comes to IT marketing online, is it or isn’t it a messy process? Often, an MSP usually has some existing rankings before they hire an SEO firm to boost them to top-ranked status. Many novices to the internet marketing game might assume the process will be extremely orderly and they should see their MSP website just start moving right up rankings until they are on the top. However, is this a realistic expectation or is there any reason to believe successful SEO is more like having to break eggs to make omelets?

 

Competition is a Factor

Never underestimate your IT marketing competition’s response to your website suddenly overtaking their ranking. Do you really believe they will just stand idly by and watch your meteoric rise to top-ranked status? On the contrary, many of your IT competitors will have the attitude that you will move ahead of them on the Google index over their dead body. Of course, you can expect a volley of internet marketing updates that rival your SEO moves that can push you back down in the short term. If IT providers ignore their competition’s influence on their internet marketing initiatives, then it will cost them dearly. This is one of the contributing factors to a messy game of SEO where an MSP website come move up and then back down, before enough momentum and be achieved to finally slingshot past all the competition.

Google Indexing is a Factor

The other issue that can cause the IT marketing process of getting a website top ranked is the fact that there are many changes that must be enacted to transform the sites rankings. These changes can range from the creation of new pages, updating the URL, adding keywords, blogs, backlinks etc. These changes will cause your website to get re-indexed. The process of having Google re-index your website can be very scary as it can cause your site to temporally disappear off the index completely. Once your website is finally re-indexed, it can often reappear in a lower position that it has previously been indexed. This process can be racking and is very messy indeed! However, if the internet marketing is implemented correctly it will cause your MSP website to ultimately rise to the top.

 

If you’re currently in the process of marketing your website, then it’s important that you have a realistic expectation about the process. If you know in advance that you could see your website move up and down in its position several times and even disappear temporally, then these won’t shack your nerves and cause you to lose confidence in the process. This is the ultimate danger as many MSPs that aren’t forewarned about the messy process will lose confidence and pull out early, so consider your MSP business to be forewarned that a successful IT marketing campaign will be like having to break some eggs to make omelets!

What’s More Important: Website Aesthetic or MSP Marketing Utility?

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

msp marketingWhen it comes to MSPs marketing their website, you might think that the question about aesthetic or utility is old as this question: “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Many IT companies are squarely in the website aesthetic camp because they have added extremely complicated software to their WordPress website.
In a perfect world, we could have website aesthetics and marketing utility, but is that an option or should IT companies make a difficult choice? (more…)

Getting Your MSP Business Website Top Ranked is like Credit Repair!

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

MSP BusinessWhile I was working on my credit the other day I was logged into my credit monitoring website and it dawned on me that there were several major comparisons between Credit repair and getting an MSP Business website top ranked. It seems there are concepts that the Google Algorithm and Credit scores have in common. If you want to get your MSP website top ranked then it might be a good idea to examine the similarities so you can get a better grasp on how Google looks at your site. (more…)

Don’t Allow a Guarantee to Lure You into a MSP Marketing Trap!

Monday, September 11th, 2017

MSP marketingIn the hilarious movie Tommy Boy, Tommy Callahan played by Chris Farley tries to sell his companies auto parts against a competitor that has a guarantee on the box. He first attempts to explain why his customers don’t need a guarantee were extremely funny and total failures. However, towards the end of the movie Tommy manages to pull of an amazing pitch and convinces a retailer to by his parts without a guarantee. Some MSP Marketing firms are also using the guarantee on the box to lure IT providers into a trap for their website. Can Tommy’s pitch help clear up the matter about whether MSP’s need a guarantee? (more…)

Boost Your MSP Business’ Online Visibility by Blogging

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

msp businessToday, an MSP business needs all the help it can get to stay competitive. Fortunately, the Internet has availed many avenues that business owners can use to enhance their competitive edge. It is necessary to maintain a vibrant online visibility to capitalize on the opportunities available. One way to do just that is to start and maintain a blog that showcases your products and services. (more…)

MSP Marketing Should Include a Well-Designed Elevator Pitch

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

MSP marketingWhat Is an Elevator Pitch and Why Do I Need One?

MSP marketing is a process that is essentially continuous. Even if you’re not specifically pitching products or services, anytime someone, who is an existing or potential client, observes your MSP in action, they’re having thoughts which could prompt them to purchase products or services you provide. If you’re troubleshooting for a client and find some aspect of operations where one of your services may help solve a problem, just by telling them about it, you’re essentially marketing your business.

An elevator pitch is a perfect way to describe specific and general services fast. It makes sense to have them available for differing aspects of your operations. Basically, a pitch only takes around 30 seconds to deliver. This is about all the time you really need to make a “sale.” The other time you spend with potential clients will be caught up in describing what you’ve learned as an IT professional, letting prospects know your opinions on certain technology roles and generally being an IT authority.

For those 30 seconds where you’re in “pitch” mode, however, you want something to draw clients in so that they’ve really made the purchase in their minds; they’re just ironing out details with you. Basically, you need to be able to pitch your business in the time it takes to ride an elevator; hence the term “elevator pitch.”

How Do Elevator Pitches Look?

MSP marketing should employ effective elevator pitches, not passable ones. To be effective, you want to design the pitch with several key elements. Your pitch should:

• Be quick
• Not sound complicated
• Have full confidence
• Condense information concisely
• Directly address client issues

When you’re swift, concisely addressing your client’s needs in a relevant way that is confidently and simply presented, it makes the client’s decision to work with you much easier. A basic example of an elevator pitch might be something like:

“Our MSP business can take your issue here, provide this particular service here, and make it so you don’t have to pay as much as you did before, but you’re able to be more secure and more competitive than your competition.”

Now, the above pitch is in reference to the client’s hypothetical need directly. You also want to have an elevator pitch which describes your services as a whole. Here’s an example:

“Well, the IT company I manage is always leveraging cutting-edge technology against cost-effective innovations. We specialize in (your specialty) and have helped businesses of many sizes reach (relevant client vertical). Basically, I do my best to save clients money. When they do good, I do good.”

Both pitches are relatively short. You may be able to get them out in less than 30 seconds. That’s fine— 30-second sales pitches are, by no means, some numerical gold standard in marketing. The idea is to give your clients and potential clients value and intrigue quickly.

About our Contributor

IT marketingJennifer Holmes is President of MIS Solutions and a Georgia native who, after graduating from Georgia Tech, became an accomplished research virologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. In 2000, Jennifer hung up her lab coat to join husband Lliam at MIS Solutions as President.

In the past 16 years, she has led the MIS Solutions team to become the leaders in Metro Atlanta IT Support. MIS Solutions, Inc. is on a mission to provide managed IT services to Atlanta businesses to help them grow and support their businesses. MIS Solutions provides a wide range of IT services to Atlanta-based businesses and, combined with Jennifer’s passion for sharing effective business strategies with her clients, they are able to deliver the best IT support solutions for each client’s unique environment in Atlanta.

In 2013, Jennifer’s leadership and marketing skills won her the title of Spokesperson for the nationally acclaimed Technology Marketing Toolkit, an industry group of over 550 top U.S. She is a graduate of the Leadership Gwinnett program and has acted on the boards of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Atlanta chapter, Gwinnett Great Days of Service, the Buford/North Gwinnett Rotary Club and the Gwinnett Chamber’s Technology Board.

Your MSP Business Strategy Must Account For a Continuously Fluctuating Market

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

MSP BusinessPersistent Change

Every MSP business has always dealt with change. Change is an essential component of any economic ecosystem. But change today is different than change several hundred years ago. The current free market system allows natural competition between businesses that grow unimpeded— well, mostly unimpeded. Let’s not get into unjust taxation here. The point is when free market ideals were initially endorsed several hundred years ago, economic transition was slower than today. As technology has advanced, so has economic flux. This is especially true in the information age characterizing modernity. Today, everything changes continually— this is especially true in technology. With that in mind, the following are four advisable characteristics your business would definitely benefit from adopting if you haven’t already: (more…)

Maximizing the Remainder of Your 2017 MSP Marketing Plan with Data

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

MSP MarketingFive Optimization Steps

MSP marketing is complex. In order to properly profit, you’ll need to know the involved variables. You want to figure out which numbers are most important and focus on them. Five areas where you can really obtain actionable numbers include:

• Sales goals
• Review of marketing programs: what works and what doesn’t
• Data pertaining to services that sell and services that don’t
• Finding the low-hanging fruit and harvesting it
• Designing a marketing calendar for the remainder of the year

Sales

What were they? Did you meet them? Were you under or over budget in acquisitions? These are good questions to answer. Get the numbers, and don’t just look at the bookends. Sure, where you were and where you are both represent important indicators. However, you also want to determine where there were peaks and valleys. Sometimes it just takes a little bit of tweaking to curtail thousands in unnecessary spending. A perfect example: don’t have a full staff available during the middle of January if you don’t make big sales at that time. If you do tend to see spikes at that time, ensure you’ve got requisite staff.

Review Marketing Programs: What Works?

MSP marketing isn’t static. Some things will work excellent at one time and then quit working entirely at another. There will be fluctuations. Some things worked well for years, and suddenly they’re useless. Maybe that billboard on 27th isn’t worth funding— after all, there isn’t an industrial district in that part of town anymore.

One thing you’ll likely find is that SEO-based content marketing is very effective in terms of cost and lead generation. Discover where lead generation is facilitated in your marketing endeavors. Put money toward that.

What Sells, What Doesn’t?

Maybe you’re not doing well in terms of security sales. Maybe this portion of your MSP never took off. Abandoning it may not be the best choice, but what does make sense is a critical evaluation of programs that sell and those which don’t. You want to go through the numbers and fix what you can. Look at where low-sellers were able to convert clients, figure out why, and focus on that. But what you definitely must do is curtail unnecessary marketing expenditure on products or services that aren’t successful.

Low-Hanging Fruit

You might upsell existing clients who are already satisfied with what you do. You might look at government contracts. You might send out emails, newsletters, and blogs pertaining to new technology breakthroughs which stand to save clients money. Establish where there is an easy sale and get it. Then make that policy.

Marketing For the Remainder of the Year

Look through your sales goals, ensure the marketing programs you’ve designed are properly aligned, find the low-hanging fruit, and when you’re done with all that, make a calendar. This will help you identify when the most important marketing events should be held. It will help inform staffing, operations— the list goes on.

A Consolidated Approach

Between mapping via calendar, getting all the low-hanging fruit, finding what sells and what doesn’t, reviewing marketing programs, and re-establishing sales goals, you can really maximize the rest of 2017.

About our Contributor

MSP BusinessStephen Monk started Noverus Innovations Inc., an IT Services company serving the entire Sacramento area located in Roseville, California. Stephen started Noverus with a passion for using advanced technology to solve IT support business problems for small and medium companies in the Sacramento area. The company was started nearly six years ago with a focus on bringing state-of-the-art technology like, Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions, fixed-fee managed services, IT outsourcing and cyber security.
Unlike many other managed IT services providers in the Sacramento area, Noverus take providing amazing customers services extremely seriously to the point of hiring people that understand how important customer service is and then teach their techs the technology skills needed.
Finally, Noverus has made a commitment to never fall behind on the technology curve so that they can always give their customers accurate managed services advice in Sacramento!


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