The WSI Ahead of the Curve webinar series continued in May with an informative session on web analytics. This time, WSI Digital Marketing Consultant,
Andreas Mueller-Schubert, joined us from the beautiful Napa Valley region in California, USA. During the presentation, he showed how he uses data and
analytics to help pivot and adjust his clients’ digital marketing strategies.
In addition to sharing several tools and tips that you can use to leverage data in your decision-making process, he also talked about the concept of
Many of our webinar attendees had...
Stripe launches in Cyprus
Stripe is now generally available in Cyprus. This means Stripe can now support businesses in 39 countries (29 in Europe) with their complete payments
platform, enabling them to sell to customers around the globe.
This launch was built almost entirely by the teams of Stripe's European engineering hub, that’s everything from new integrations with financial institutions
to extending support for Stripe’s products. The inclusion of Cyprus,the Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria and Malta is launch is the result of feedback
from a number of businesses ac...
Due to overwhelming demand, our digital marketing educational webinar series, Ahead of the Curve, has been extended until the end of May. This past Wednesday, we hosted our 7th webinar
and covered the topic of search engine optimization (SEO), and specifically How to Optimize Your Digital Presence During COVID-19.
During this session, WSI Digital Marketing Consultant, Mark Jaimeson, based out of Ottawa,
Canada, shared his seven SEO recommendations and strategies for thriving in this new "normal".
We’ve included a quick recap of Mark's seven tips below, along with the f...
If you’re a regular reader of our digital marketing articles, you’ll know that WSI has been in the digital marketing space for quite some time –
25 years to be exact!
So, when the Coronavirus pandemic hit, we knew we had a responsibility to share our digital marketing expertise and help businesses around the world navigate
One way we are doing this is through our Ahead of the Curve webinar
series, which aims to share digital marketing tips and best practices on key tactics that can help you overcome the marketing obstacles you’re facing
I think it’s fair to say that none of us imagined we’d be where we are today. Nor did we foresee the impact COVID-19 would have on businesses
all around the world.
We know your business has been affected in one way or the other, and we’d like to help you navigate through this crisis, so you are positioned to come
out on the other side stronger.
Over the next few weeks, WSI will be running a free webinar series to share digital marketing tips, tricks, and best practices that you can use to overcome the marketing obstacles you are facing today. Based on some of the rec...
Graphic design matters - a lot. I’m sure many of you would agree. A company’s image can rely heavily on their graphical elements. Look
at companies like Apple, Nike and Amazon. Their logos alone encapsulate each brand’s vision and personality. Each is unique in its own right.
What’s more is that their brand design never fails to carry over into other consumer-facing channels. From their social media handles to their online
ads, outdoor billboards, flyers and packaging, their brand image is consistent, attractive and identifiable.
Impactful design is the kind of stuff...
While it might seem like a lifetime ago, back in January we wrote about Google’s move to de-clutter the first page of search results. And just 8 weeks later, we’ve seen Google make even more substantial
updates that SEO pros should be watching intently.
To quickly recap, the clean-up we discussed two months ago aimed to streamline a searcher’s online experience by de-duplicating search results.
URLs in position zero with a featured snippet would no longer appear anywhere else on search engine results pages (SERPs) as they
had previously. This update was great for u...
A painful reality for today’s business owners is that average, run-of-the-mill digital marketing won’t cut it. Today’s strategies need to outperform your
competition and resonate with customers. Unfortunately, these strategies are fairly complex and in a state of constant change.
A large part of our work at WSI is geared towards helping business owners navigate the digital space. So even though we’re a full-service
marketing agency, our educational and training programs are near and dear to each of
our Consultants. After all, learning from and sharing knowledge with other like-...
Like many of you reading this, I’m writing this blog post in self-isolation. Not because of any viral symptoms - thankfully - but because
this is the new reality for both our personal and professional lives. At least for the time being. And on behalf of our WSI family, I hope you are
staying healthy and continue to take the recommended precautions.
From sporting events to conferences and even air travel, cancellations were announced in droves over the course of the last several weeks. COVID-19 has sparked turmoil around the globe and as we all adjust, businesses everywhere - our...
It’s a sad tale we’ve heard time and time again in this industry: “my ad gets hundreds of clicks, but almost no conversions.” After triple-checking
for broken links or faulty submission buttons and re-analyzing your target audience, you’re left wondering why your visitors still aren’t converting.
Something must have happened while these visitors were on your landing page. Maybe they each experienced web outages at the exact moment they were submitting your
form. Perhaps Chrome, Safari and FireFox web browsers everywhere crashed and prevented anyone from completing the form. (It...
Mere weeks into the new year and Google has gifted all of us with a fairly significant update to featured snippets. And if you've followed our
recent advice to add ‘keep a very close eye on Google’ to your list of New Year’s resolutions, then you might already know all about it.
(And if not, no panic - we got you covered).
In under a week, the update has been impactful and, naturally, a hot topic among marketers and business owners everywhere. I’ll discuss some background
info behind this update, what it’s affected so far, and what you should watch out for as you continue t...
Building your brand takes time and resources, and in today’s connected world, the reputation that you’ve worked so hard to build can be tarnished
with just a few keystrokes. Your company's information can quickly go viral, which is great - if it’s the kind of information that draws in consumers.
Like it or not, what’s said about your company online can make or break your success. Fortunately, utilizing social media and content can help
you to improve your digital reputation.
Be a Social Media Maven
Marketers of yesteryear understood the importance of networking. Heading t...
Here we are: two weeks into a shiny new decade and - if history proves correct - some of you are already struggling with those infamous New Year’s resolutions.
According to research on this, only 8% of those who make a list of resolutions succeed.
(Yikes!) But no judgement here. We’re all guilty. Sometimes life happens and old habits are tough to break.
The thing that struck me recently is the kind of resolutions most people talk about. We’ve all heard the usual M.O. when it comes to resolutions:
“This year, I will save more money…exercise more...quit smoking...l...
We are so close to the holiday break that I can pretty much taste the eggnog. For most professionals, end-of-the-year tasks have
been in full swing for several weeks now. Many of us are powering through this holiday homestretch until the usual festivities mandate we celebrate
with friends and family and/or get some much needed R&R. In our EWorksWSI team we are all looking forward to some downtime for the holidays!
But, until then, businesses everywhere are BUSY:
- the year’s budget, revenue and profits are in review…
- tax documents are being prepped...
Domain Name Ownership Strategy
Your website domain name is important for your company! As a beginning it wasn't easy to register a good domain name for your business. What is it worth to your company now? Think of all investments
your company has made over the years; they are all dependent on your domain name:
Email: Your email addresses are associated with your domain name, if you lose your domain name, you may not be able to recover your
emails (this may depend on how you have the email set up initially). At a minimum you have to contact all your existing clients an...
December is always so bittersweet, what with the holidays and the realization that another year has come and gone. This year, we’re all forging ahead into
the next decade (sounds weird to call it the ‘20s!) and are excited for what is around the corner. I hope you and yours have a wonderful start to 2020.
One of the annual traditions we have around here is our yearly predictions for what’s to come on the marketing front. This tradition dates
back to 2014 (see past predictions for 2015,
2016,2017 , 2018 and 2019)
and it’s a chance for us to analyze past trends, ...
Last time I jumped on here, we looked at what a realistic social media team of today should be comprised of. To recap, it is not a good idea to stick
an entire social media strategy on one junior Marketing Coordinator. Not unless you want your social strategy to accomplish the bare minimum, hinder
your ROI, while ultimately burning out your coordinator. Simply put, a full strategy deserves a full team.
A few weeks ago, the first group of professionals recommended for a full-service social media strategy team included:
A Social Media Manager
A Social Media Content Crea...
Pretty much anyone and everyone who has spent some time building a social presence online for a brand knows this one truth: It. Is. TOUGH. It’s so much more than the daily tweet announcing your latest product launch. Those were the good old times of the social media world. These days,
businesses - both small operations and large enterprises - require time and energy to truly thrive in the social space. Your social channels
are no longer just online spaces to fill; now they're places that help your business grow.
And since the social media space has evolved, so, too, has the prof...
Lately you might have heard or read a lot of marketing chatter about some dude named Bert. And while I would love to regale you with a tale about
a quirky, yet lovable gentleman from the South, I can’t. This particular Bert is actually Google’s BERT - their recently released search
algorithm that appears to have some businesses nervous about their SEO strategies...arguably with good
Why? Well, the kicker with this algorithm update is that you can’t really optimize for it. (Pausing now for collective gasp). So if your business is currently
executing a content marketi...
Why is Your eCommerce Store Losing Sales?
Is your eCommerce website plagued with the empty cart syndrome? Does your site suffer from low conversion rates? Does it generate less leads and even lesser
sales? If you’ve been nodding a “yes” for all the questions, you may be making some critical mistakes. We’ve created a list of mistakes to avoid in
order to boost your e-commerce site’s performance.
1. Write good Product Descriptions
Your customers can't touch your product before they buy it in your eShop. They want to obtain all the information they need to be sure that they make the
A marketing funnel is made up of different stages and it breaks down the customer journey from the awareness stage to the purchasing stage.
According to Sprout Social, a marketing funnel lets you know what your company must do to influence consumers at certain stages to drive sales, and increase brand loyalty/awareness.
Why is creating an effective marketing funnel important?
Creating an effective marketing funnel is important because just like any other funnel, a high volume of leads enter the top of the funnel. However, as
they move through each stage of the funnel, more ...
Create and Update Your Local Listings
Local optimization is important even if you are not a local business located in the area. And Yes, maintaining local business listings require some resources.
Time and exact information. Many businesses in Cyprus miss out by trivializing their listings and not paying attention to the basics. You have to get
your listings right… and you have to select the right listings. Some of the international popular business listings are nit (yet) available
in Cyprus, but we have local ones!
Don't expect that local listings auto-update, they...
WSI is proud to announce that we have been crowned the Top Agency by the Web Marketing Association. The Top Agency Award recognizes the
consistently outstanding development going on at interactive firms. WSI outranked its global competition and won the most WebAwards in this year's
WMA WebAward competition.
Overall WSI won 15 awards in the 2019 WebAwards including
Best B2B Website,
Best Medical Website,
Best Restaurant Website,
Best Home Building Website,
five Outstanding Website WebAwards, and
six Standard of Excellence WebAwards.
The addition o...
Chatbots for business are a relatively new form of marketing tech. They're also completely underutilized.
Translation: Competitive advantage for your agency to differentiate, expand and charge more.
(Wondering "What is a marketing bot?" ← I invite you to start there.)
Naturally, brands and their agencies need to keep up with the latest tech driving business value; the global chatbot market is expected to continue growing
exponentially over the next four years. (Additional revenue in the billions of dollars!)
Chatbots are also incredibly profitable as an agency marketing service. An ag...
Editor's Note: This post was originally published on June 29, 2018, and was updated on October 24, 2019.
In 2019 and beyond, digital marketers, and companies that embrace digital marketing strategies, need to be well versed in changing what they care about.
Oh, and caring about a lot of things at once which comes standard with living in the digital world. And for good measure, let’s throw in keeping on
eye on the future with the intent to figure out the next pivot before anybody else – and boldly acting on it.
So when I see something like this, from one of the brig...