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The Value of Carefully Developing, Maintaining, and Curating Your MSP Blog

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The Value of Carefully Developing, Maintaining, and Curating Your MSP Blog

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

An MSP blog needs to be properly managed such that it is curated for contemporary applicability, developed toward maximum positive SEO impact, and maintained strategically in a continuous way. Working with SEO groups that provide MSP solutions specifically can be a good way to go on this. Get the balance right and you can expect some notable benefits:

 

An Increase in Traffic

An MSP blog will expand your traffic. The better you manage it, the more traffic you’ll get. Make entries relevant, supported by data, and answering clientele pain points. Additionally, cover a variety of topics, and go in-depth. As you do this, you’ll expand your digital footprint, and gradually become a resource which is established in the mind of your demographic. When they do need services, you’ll be the first they think of.

 

Solid PR in a Straightforward Way

Because you’re building up a data repository, you’re becoming a local authority in the field. This makes you look good from a PR angle. In terms of public relations, providing knowledge constitutes a sort of public service. Though this naturally serves to send prospects to you for conversion, it also does provide something for the community at large— and that looks good in terms of professional PR.

 

Personal Connection and Employee Involvement

Working with employees will help determine relevant topics and inform them with real-world examples directly applicable to target demographics. This incidentally fosters personal connection between clientele and your business, as well as management and personnel. Involving employees is wise for content production, and as an added bonus makes your team more cohesive.

 

Maximizing Your Online Footprint Through a Blog

Running a solid MSP blog can foster personal connection, employee involvement, provide solid PR naturally, and facilitate an increase in traffic. These things require you to properly manage your blog, but provided you do so, regularly adding to it over time, you should definitely see some level of ROI.

Tips to Help Your MSP Company Maximize Feedback

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Ask and Receive 

Your MSP company won’t get necessary feedback if you don’t ask for it. Additionally, you must optimize your feedback requests so you’re able to get the most actionable information from them. Following are several ways to do that: (more…)

MSP Sales Lessons from Red Sparrow: Prejudging Customers

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

MSP SaleMSP sales can be as exciting as a spy action movie. How? Just like in the spy movies such as the “Red Sparrow” where spy agents pretend to be people they are not to deceive their targets and deter suspicions from the public, MSP customers can appear poor or far from the ideal customer profile. The sales and marketing people tend to prejudge their prospects based on their looks, the car they drive, their office, the number of employees or the place where they come from. They snub their customers, or they change their presentations to better fit that prospect. Here is where they fail and lose what could have been a big sale.

So, what should your company learn from this? (more…)

How can Apes Teach you to Run an MSP Company?

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

MSP CompanyThis movie pits man against monkey in the turf war of the ages. In the movie War for the Planet of the Apes the apes, facing an enemy that is much more developed than they, will have to win this war with their wits. One of the most important lessons Emperor Caesar teaches the apes is that they can’t take the humans one on one because they are obviously outgunned. “APES! Together STRONG!” is Caesar’s powerful war cry. Being one of the most basic lessons MSPs can learn from this by understanding this concept is vital for any functioning team. And what is a company but a team. What exactly can you learn from our primate cousins about running a business? (more…)

What can Zombie land Teach us about IT marketing?

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

IT MarketingEmma Stone and Jesse Eisenburg star in this Zombified sci-fi flick. These two and their unlikely team will have to work together to survive the undead hordes in their path. But the question is, what does my IT marketing have to learn from this? Though we may not have the undead scratching at our door, our MSP marketing team must fight zombies daily. These zombies come in the form of syndicated blogs that are eating many unsuspecting companies alive.

Google’s AI bots and crawlers that maintain the job of analyzing website pages and utilizes the links provided to create a web throughout the internet. Most MSP marketers realize that blogging is essential for ranking by Google’s bots and crawlers. Their solution however isn’t always in your best interest due to many of these MSPs posting syndicate blogs over a variety of clients. These syndicate articles have no real value to them to Google’s bots and are synonymous to balloons filled with air compared to balloons filled with helium or rather, original content. Google’s AI will crawl your webpage and will analyze links to create a web between websites, but duplicate articles will be marked “no find no follow” which is essentially invisible to the site crawlers. These syndicate articles act as mindless zombies to Google that are hungry to rise in rank.

Lock and Load!

The ammunition to survive this horde of undead is original content. Google has no real content of its own and to understand Google you must understand that they want what is best for their customer as the leading search engine. This means that the AI is searching for the most relevant and updated information which can be created through blogging, hosting guest blogs, and maintaining website activity. Though the zombies are strong in number they will not be individually challenging so if you keep your gun loaded and your guard up you will prevail. You win more flies with honey than you do with rotten flesh!

What An MSP Company Can Learn from the Jar Jar Binks Sith Theory

Friday, April 6th, 2018

MSP CompanyIn your MSP company, you will encounter different types of people. You have your employees, partners, suppliers, competitors, clients, and prospects. Somehow, business people especially those in sales, tend to stereotype the people they meet at work. And here lies the error of many MSPs. They only cater prospect customers who fit the ideal client look and they take no notice of or give much importance to other prospects who do not look dignified enough to afford their services. If you are guilty of this, then you must consider the Jar Jar Binks Sith Lord Theory which is making rounds on the web. (more…)

Great MSP Business Lessons from ‘Karate Kid’ Reboot Movie

Friday, April 6th, 2018

MSP BusienssWouldn’t it be great if your MSP business would have the same box office success as the movie Karate Kid in 2010? Though there was nothing new to the story line of the reboot movie from the original film except for the change of setting, the actors who played the characters, and that the martial arts used was Kung Fu instead of Karate, moviegoers still loved the movie. (more…)

Endpoint Management Strategies Yield Many Positive Advantages

Friday, April 6th, 2018

msp marketingYou need to streamline how your endpoints operate and doing so is a realistic objective. The following are four tips to help you in this regard:

• Maximization of security, even in complex operational areas
• Facilitation of a centralized perspective
• Expedient alerts pertaining to security compromise
• Better malware defense (more…)

“Episode IV: A New Hope” Lessons: How a Small MSP Company Can Nurture Talent

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

MSP CompanyWhatever the trade or industry a business belongs to, or whatever the size of its organization, a business needs talented employees who will help accomplish the goals of the company. Your MSP company is no different from any other firm. You also need employees you can count on and who will deliver results. You would want them to have good education, great achievements, the necessary training or the mover and shaker attitude. However, this type of people is hard to come by or they usually do not stay long especially when if it is a small company. And your competitions are clamoring for them to join their organizations.

When you look at your own staff, do you see talent in the crowd? Or do you just see ordinary workers? Most likely, it is a mixture of the two. But, have you ever considered that your ordinary and average employees also have the potential to be great? There are talents in hidden places and heroes do not always look like what we expect them to be. Just like in the first movie of the Star Wars saga, Episode IV- A New Hope, we witnessed how a farm boy (Luke), a princess (Leia), two smugglers (Han and Chewbacca), an astromech (R2-D2) and protocol droid (C-3PO) banded together to thwart the plans of the Galactic Empire. Pretty awesome right? Your MSP company may already have employees with great potentials, but it just takes some nurturing for their talents to develop. Here are ways on to how to do it in your business:

Define roles and goals

You need to have a good system in place. This includes a clear definition of the roles of each employee’s position and an orientation on the corporate vision and goals of your company so that everybody would be on the same page. Explain to them that their performance goals apply to your overall growth strategy and keep track of this with an individual performance evaluation.

Engage

You have to get your employees motivated and inspired to work for the goals of your organization. Have an open-door policy where employees are encouraged to share their opinions, solutions, and ideas to you or your top leaders. Take time to have a one-on-one mentoring session with them and open trainings or avenues for education for them to grow and enhance their skills and abilities. This will help employees find solutions and sharpen their leadership skills.

Challenge them

Give your employees opportunities where they can be challenged to do better and have a wider scope of responsibility. Let them dip a toe in the water by letting them lead a project, campaign or event that is at first on a smaller scale. Then, give them bigger and more important roles as they grow in their confidence.

The Star Wars film redefined what it means to be a hero and showed that everyone has the capability to do great things, even a droid the size of a trash can. It is time to put an end to the corporate mentality of clock-in clock-out to get paid. By nurturing the potential abilities of your team, you will be able to effectively incentivize your employees and utilize their individual strengths to get the most output.

Does Zoolander have any MSP Marketing Wisdom?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

MSP MarketingBlue steel! The famous fashion move that brought hit model Derek Zoolander to fame is still in the book of comedy gold. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson clash in this classic comedy duo, Zoolander. As the two rivals model off for Male Model of the Year what can we learn from this ridiculous movie that can apply to our MSP marketing? (more…)


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