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The holiday season is a great, beautiful time of the year. It’s the ideal moment to increase your activities and sell your products online.

Amauta Marketing, one of the leading players in the digital marketing sector in Laval, in the Greater Montreal area, has come up with ten tips for boosting your online activities around the 2022 holidays.

  1. Be Creative—Think Outside the Box!

To be successful with your online sales, it’s important to stand out with new and creative marketing campaigns. You shouldn’t only rely on creating banner or digital ads, but also and especially, on setting up an engagement campaign to attract your customer base to your website and online store.

If you have an attractive and festive design in keeping with your brand image, your audience will be stimulated by it and prompted to buy your products online.

  1. Optimize, Optimize and Optimize!

Remember that one of the best ways of increasing your visibility is by frequently adding content and to have it optimized. SEO is a great way to make people follow you. Use the right primary and secondary keywords, the proper tags and meta tags. Know how to distribute your keywords in your content. And a last piece of advice that you should keep in mind: More than 50% of consumers buy using their smartphones. In other words, you have to optimize for mobile also, and you have to do it the right way.

  1. Keep It Simple!

During the holiday season, people are often stressed with the idea of having to find the perfect gift for their close ones. In fact, looking for the perfect gift can quickly become a stressful activity. Your guiding principle for your online store could take the following form: “As easy as possible, as practical as necessary and as fast as lightning.” If you put these words into action, you will make everything easier for your potential customers.

  1. Social Media Platforms Are Always a Great Idea

In 2022, more than ever, social media are an excellent source of traffic. This statement is particularly true during the holiday season. Try to think about using the social sharing buttons for Facebook and Twitter. In addition, don’t miss an opportunity to add your featured products on Instagram; they will be seen by the general public. Remember that conversion rates continue to be significant on social media.

  1. Don’t Let Your Guard Down: Think About Page Load Time

Since web traffic increases considerably during this time of the year, anticipate the changes and optimize the page load time on your website. Bear it in mind, because this year it’s said that more than 53% of consumers will do their shopping online. Using Google Page Speed, check if the page load time of your content pages is fast.

  1. Customers Are Key

It’s not only a matter of selling your products online; you must also communicate with your customer base. Maintain contact with your clients through social media. You want them to know that you are there to answer their questions and comments.

  1. Keep a Well-Stocked Inventory

Since the pandemic and the supply chain disruptions that came with it, your products might have become more difficult to find on the market. If you take into consideration that the holiday season is a favourable time for sales, you should accordingly make sure, before it’s too late, that your inventory is well stocked.

  1. Discounts

Why not set up online discounts? You could offer free delivery, promo codes, gift certificates, etc. By doing so, you will encourage your customer base to buy your products. Moreover, the holiday season is an ideal time for discounts of all sorts.

  1. Make Your Online Store and Your Social Media Lively and Energetic!

It is said that the holiday season is the best time of the year for increasing your visibility. It is a festive time, so why not decorate your online store and your social media accordingly? Be creative and show to your customers that you are thinking about them. Give free rein to your imagination!

  1. Be Ready for January 2023!

Finally, always think ahead. When your customers buy your products, give them a discount for January. If this special offer is the slightest bit attractive to them, you can count on them being back on your online store in January.

In short, be proactive actors online, including on social media. Let the holiday season open new doors for you in terms of positioning. Digital marketing is a great way to end this year and to be off on a strong start in 2023.

For all your digital activities, trust a talented and experienced team. Amauta Marketing is there for you.

If you’re a web specialist, you are probably aware of the latest vocabulary and acronyms. If not, as a novice, it’s time to become familiar with some of the terms frequently used in the digital world.

As a result of the merger between SEO (Search Engine Optimization), otherwise known as organic or natural referencing, and SEA (Search Engine Advertising), or paid search, the term SEM (Search Engine Marketing) is very often used when dealing with digital marketing.

Combining these two first techniques of referencing, the objective of this SEM strategy aligns in the development of visibility on the web by allowing the advertiser to appear in the first results of the pages of search engines, also called SERP (Search Engine Results Page).

What are the noteworthy differences between SEO and SEA? How do these two SEO techniques complement each other and form SEM? What is the real strength of this combination?

Amauta Marketing, an expert web marketing agency in Laval, with clients in the greater Montréal area and elsewhere in the country, answers these queries.

SEM: Everything You Need to Know About How It Works

What Is SEO?

SEO can be defined as a set of actions implemented by an advertiser in order to optimize its position in the organic results of search engine pages.

The term “natural referencing” takes on its full meaning because no advertising investment is necessary. The result is based on several factors such as the quality of the content, the keywords used, the external links (backlinks) leading to third party pages or the internal linking.

Consequently, this method emphasizes a meticulous and technical work. By its natural or organic aspect, a contrast is established with paid techniques.

What Is SEA?

Depending greatly on your advertising portfolio, this second SEO technique is aligned with the same main objective, which is to increase visibility on the web through a comfortable position on the results of various search engines.

SEA differs from SEO by its immediate but costly benefits. Indeed, as opposed to natural referencing, the principle of this strategy is based on a system of advertisements resulting from a principle of keyword submissions. In this situation, if the marketing campaign is well conducted, your ad can quickly land at the top of the search results.

However, keep in mind that the operation depends fully on the budget allocated to the campaign. Without investment, the traffic to your site will be nil.

SEM: A Global Web Referencing Strategy

SEO + SEA: A Winning Combination

If SEO and SEA appear as two techniques that are opposed in form but similar in content, a complementarity exists between them, giving birth to SEM.

Being perceived as a grouping of digital marketing techniques and not as a single method in itself, the goal of the Search Engine Marketing strategy is to develop the traffic of a website through SEO and SEA techniques.

Indeed, the principle of SEM is based on the fact of being positioned in a natural way in the first results of the search engines in the long term, while optimizing the visibility in a punctual way through paid campaigns and rigorously targeted, provoking an impact in the short term. The role of keywords, common to SEO and SEA, will be decisive.

SMO, The Contribution of Social Networks

Last component of this marketing ecosystem, SMO (Social Media Optimization) gathers actions implemented to increase the visibility of a brand or a company on the web through social networks.

Indeed, in the generation of traffic, social networks can have an impact. YouTube is particularly important in search engine results. It is common to see videos from the platform displayed in the SERP.

Also, let’s not forget that social networks are also responsible for brand awareness and, consequently, for search engine optimization.

Finally, it is possible to conduct advertising campaigns via social networks in order to develop its digital visibility. To do so, many tools exist.

Amauta Marketing, Web Marketing Agency Expert in SEO

Definitely, the control of SEO requires real in-depth skills and a certain experience on the subject. Every company has specific needs, depending on its positioning, its budget and its field of activity.

Amauta Marketing in Laval offers you a personalized accompaniment by setting up the best possible strategy to meet your expectations. Composed of digital experts, the web marketing agency, focused on measurable results, helps you develop your online visibility. These real SEO professionals are waiting for you!

In 2021 and for many years to come, local search engine optimization in Canada will continue to require unique, high-performance content on in-depth, attractive topics.

In this perspective, it is not surprising that the Google market is still fond of well-referenced blogs with targeted and performing keywords. At Amauta Marketing in Laval, we know all about SEO and web content. Today we are talking about blogs that score.

When SEO and Blog Are as One!

First of all, you don’t just become a digital or web writer. Indeed, this professional knows that he or she must not only write relevant content on a given topic, but must also choose the right keywords to gain market share on search engines. This professional also knows how to choose the right word in a language that will capture the attention of his or her target audience.

If the blogger has a good writing style, if the subject is well articulated, if he or she is able to write paragraphs that are not too long, and if he or she is able to use recent statistics or credible studies as references, then the search engines will recognize the blog as credible.

However, sticking to this short list is also ignoring local referencing. The SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is first manifested by the choice of keywords, which are generally obtained from SEO software. These allow you to plan your content marketing strategy, but it is also important to take into account how your written productions will be integrated on the clients’ websites. Thus, tags will have to be respected (the famous Heading1, Heading2, etc.), internal and external links will give more weight to the SEO, well-optimized images will increase the referencing and a fortiori to the blog you just wrote[1].

In reality, writing a blog is a mix of useful content for readers and web techniques to optimize the subject matter. If the goal is to keep the reader’s attention on your blog as long as possible, it must have the following attributes:

  • Content written in a language that reaches your target audience;
  • A unique content with added value;
  • Credible and believable content;
  • Catchy headlines and subheadings;
  • Content with keywords that come from SEO software;
  • Content that contains internal and external links;
  • SEO optimized images;
  • An integration matrix that respects the usual tags;
  • A blog that is inviting to read.

These few tips will help you write value-added blogs and give your site more power.

If blogs and SEO go hand in hand, you should know that if you want to get good results on search engines, it is important to publish regularly and at the same frequency. If you are just starting your website, we suggest publishing a series of initial blogs to give your SEO a boost. However, if you are in the process of building brand awareness, your target will be one to two blogs per month.

To finish, writing a blog is not a rocket science, as long as it informs, is credible and is about a topic that will increase your visibility. But be careful! Not writing blogs on your website would be like amputating an important part of your website: SEO. Local SEO will give your site a boost, create traffic and allow you to gain positions on search engines. After all, you want to come out on top when searched by Google.

Amauta Marketing Has the Solution for You!

For many years, Amauta Marketing in Laval, near Saint-Eustache, Boisbriand, Terrebonne, Sainte-Thérèse and a few minutes from Montreal, has been following SEO trends for you and knows that writing blogs on a regular basis is an important key to making your web marketing strategy a real success.

Don’t wait any longer, entrust your next digital marketing campaign to a talented team, a team that will take you to the top of the search engines. Amauta Marketing, good on all fronts!

[1] From the book by Olivier Andrieu, Réussir Son Référencement Web : Édition 2020-2021. Paris, Éditions Eyrolles, 2020. https://www.eyrolles.com/Informatique/Livre/reussir-son-referencement-web-9782212679038/

We are not going to be lured into cutting corners when it comes to producing content on social media or writing blogs on current topics. Quality can be measured and it will make you more credible. Now read on…

Increasingly, Internet users are looking for quality content that contains accurate information and that allows them to develop a bond of trust with credible sources that they can quickly find in the right place. Amauta Marketing[1] in Laval, near Terrebonne, Boisbriand, Sainte-Thérèse and a few minutes away from Montreal, knows the Google market like the back of its hand and talks to you today about quality and consistency if you want to increase your market share on search engines in Canada and Quebec.

When Quality Content Rhymes With SEO

In the early 2000s, Google’s algorithm was not as sophisticated as it is today and quality content[2] was not registered as it is now. Nowadays, Google, like other search engines, has evolved and the algorithms, i.e., the sets of analytical calculations that aim to determine the Page Rank – the value of SEO – are much more intelligent and demanding.

Henceforth, content that comes from other existing sources and that is replicated in blogs or social media is quickly identified by search engines, especially if it is of poor quality. The result is indisputable: your content will not be indexed and will appear far away in search engines. Your written productions will not compete with those of your competitors and your local referencing will have failed.

While there are many elements and factors to consider in an SEO strategy, the quality of your written productions is an important element. Indeed, not only must you be able to adopt the right strategy for the use of keywords, for example, but you must also produce content that contains good information, that is catchy and well written. The quality of the French language becomes here a powerful asset in your SEO strategy, and it will pay off the more you publish.

Resistance Is Better Than Strength: Consistency and Regularity!

We talk about consistent written production when your blog or your social media posts contain precise, sustained and irrefutable information. The richness of your content will also depend on the quality of your research on the subject, the audience you are targeting and your ability to synthesize. As the trend points out, search engines are looking for unique, powerful and impactful content. Moreover, search engines like Google are fond of novelty and creativity.

Therefore, consistent blogs and posts that engage the audience have a better chance of turning into leads and giving your SEO strategy more weight.

But there is another element that cannot be underestimated: the regularity of your publications. When you start an SEO offensive, you should know that regularity will guarantee success, since Internet users will remain loyal as long as you give them this privileged moment, and at regular intervals. Inconsistent publications will be detrimental to your strategy.

An Easy Equation That Pays Off!

Finally, producing value-added content requires being creative, organized and close to your audience at all times. Publications written in impeccable English with consistency and regularity will guarantee success. Search engines will be interested in what you are doing and your audience will only grow. The benefits for your company become within reach…

Amauta: The Internet Marketing Agency in Montreal!

For many years, the passionate people at Amauta Marketing[3] have been exploring new ways to make your SEO even more optimal. They are SEO and value-added content pros. With their innovative solutions, the quality of their services and the respect of deadlines, Amauta Marketing stands out and plays in the big league at very competitive prices. For your global digital marketing solutions, your unique content and the search for new clients, Amauta Marketing has the tools to propel you far… very far. Amauta Marketing, your partner in success!

[1] https://amautamarketing.com/en/social-media-management/

[2] https://amautamarketing.com/en/search-engine-optimization-seo/

[3] https://amautamarketing.com/en/get-in-touch/

Amauta Marketing has undertaken the complete redesign of Espace Garage Plus website. Established in 2006, Espace Garage Plus is the first company in Quebec exclusively specialized in the design and makeover of residential garages.

The new Espace Garage Plus website was designed to allow for the renewal of user experience from an ergonomic standpoint, content access and navigation by presenting services, products as well as a selection of makeovers designed and executed by the company. Besides a blog, the website also showcases a product and accessory catalogue easy to consult. Finally, Amauta Marketing is also in charge of the SEO strategy and management of the Google Ads campaigns.

It all starts with a keyword, a sentence, or a typed question in a search engine, like the popular Google. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) or natural referencing of your website is crucial for it to obtain the best visibility on the web. The aim is not to attract every Internet user to your website, but to attract your specific audience or targeted clientele. Keywords search has become an important step, especially for e-commerce sites because not only will you discover the most researched words or phrases by Internet users in your category, you’ll learn even more about your clients or prospects.

What special tools do you need to choose your keywords?

Google offers numerous tools to determine your keywords. In Google Ads, you will find the Keywords Generator which will help you find new variations on keywords and the search trends for each of these words. Go to Google Trends to learn about the general public interests and get content ideas connected with those interests. You will notice however that the majority of expressions are in English, which is not always pertinent for the French market. As well, Google Webmaster Tools will show you the most frequent requests related to your company and those which directed Internet users to check out your website. We suggest you also consult statistics related to your website on Google Analytics, these will allow you to know which keywords have been searched by Internet users and directed them to your website. To measure the quality of a keyword and to know if it converts, you will only have to compare time spent on the page and rebound rate. Even Bing, which is not the number 1 search engine, offers Bing Ads Intelligence, a free tool for keywords search which allows you to establish your own list of keywords on Excel.

A few tips to help you select your keywords:

  • Use words that are related i.e. synonyms
  • Think about a specific vocabulary for the experts of your field and another more general one for curious beginners of your content
  • Vary keywords, don’t overdo it with only one keyword i.e. the number of times it shows in a page.

 

How do you judge keyword pertinence?

Even if Google Analytics tell us which keyword our website visitors have used, it is sometimes difficult to know exactly the conversion return from each keyword. To know more, you need to understand how your website works. In web marketing, we work from a hypothesis, which we test and measure until we find the winning formula. For starters, competitive intelligence should be established to verify which keywords are referenced by your main competitors, but also, to identify all their ads, such as Sponsored Search Ads and Display Ads. This will indicate that these keywords have strong dollar value. A keyword can help to determine market trends, what are the most requested products or services, and content that is of interest to your clientele at this moment. It is important to understand the Long Tail Principle, which corresponds to infrequently searched keywords, which, when regrouped, create a large volume of visitors to your website. In other words, the more specific a keyword i.e. created from a group of words (more than 3 words), the more chances you have that your product or service will be exactly what the user is looking for and they become a customer.

In conclusion, even if Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is constantly evolving and developing more refined search engine algorithms, you shouldn’t start creating content just for search engines. In fact, your website should answer your users’ needs and generate your prospects’ interests first and foremost. Your web marketing specialist should make sure it is referenced the best possible way on search engines. You should avoid integrating too many pointless keywords into the content, in particular if they do not make sense in the context of the web page. Even if misspelled keywords are used in Google Ads campaigns, it is better to prioritize qualitative and pertinent keywords and content which will be logical for the users. Do not forget that referencing is not just about optimization and strategic use of keywords in your web pages, but the overall user experience on your website.

With its Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Department, Amauta Marketing can position your website in the top search engines results with the right keywords to convert your prospects into clients.